Chiefs Advise Fireworks Safety
Independence Day is Monday. Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke and Police Chief Boyd VanVooren remind everyone to put safety first when shooting fireworks. As a result of fireworks activities, 18,000 to 20,000 fire calls are answered in the U.S. each year during the 4th of July holiday. “The City of... Read more
Townsend Named Track Coach Of The Year
Milbank High School head track and field coach, Eric Townsend, was named the 2016 Area 1 Class A Coach of the Year by the South Dakota Track and Field Coaches Association. Townsend began his teaching and coaching career in Milbank in 2001. He has been on the track and... Read more
Two Arrested in Connection to Body Found in Grant County
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen confirm that two individuals have been arrested for the homicide death of Tess Morgan Monae White of West Allis, WI.  Tiffany Lynn Simmons, 36, Milwaukee, WI, and Shanta Dwan Pearson, 45, West Allis, WI, were both arrested by complaint... Read more
740th Transportation Company Receives Superior Unit Award
The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 740th Transportation Company of Milbank was presented a National Guard Superior Unit Award, June 20, during annual training at Camp Guernsey, WY. The Superior Unit Award is given to units who meet highly enforced military standards in the areas of personnel, training, and... Read more
Sharon Wellnitz Receives State VFW Award
Sharon Wellnitz of Milbank was presented the Susie Radigan Award during the 2016 VFW State Convention in Deadwood June 9-12. This was the second consecutive year she earned the award. She received the award in recognition of her service as an outstanding district president. “I am honored to receive... Read more
Lake Farley Summer Event Series Kicks Off Saturday
The Lake Farley Summer Events Series has been redesigned for 2016. It takes off this Saturday when Q-Fest and the Ski Show hit the park in Milbank. “We are excited to get rolling,” said Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Laura Kelly. “It will be fun a day.” Q-Fest... Read more
Fourth Street Road Construction Project Moves Along
Progress has been made on the road construction project along Fourth Street from Highway 12 to Park Drive. According to City Administrator Jason Kettwig, the underground work is completed with all pipes installed. “We are waiting for the bacteria water test results to come back,” he explained. “Once that... Read more
Investigation of Grant County Murder Continues
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley tells The Valley Express that progress has been made in the investigation of the murder of Tess Morgan Monae White. A landowner found the body of the 25-year-old in a farm field in western Grant County on May 17th. White was from West Allis,... Read more
Milbank Debaters Compete at National Tournament
Four Milbank High School debaters competed in the National Speech and Debate tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rebekah Tuchscherer, who qualified at the district tournament in February, competed in Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate with over 250 opponents and just four from South Dakota. “Competitors needed to win eight of... Read more
Fire Destroys Homes At Shady Beach
At approximately 11 p.m Sunday, June 19, the Milbank and Corona Fire Departments were dispatched to a 911 call of a trailer house fire at 47778 Palisades Ave, east of Shady Beach on Big Stone Lake. Five trailer homes were damaged or destroyed along with several small sheds. Upon... Read more