Third Generation Steps Up To Manage Berens Warehouse Groceries
As Berens Warehouse Groceries nears its fortieth anniversary, the third generation of the Berens family is stepping into a management role. Brandon Berens, son of Bob and Michelle Berens, was hired as the general store manager. “Nobody could be more excited and proud than my dad, Dick,” stated Bob.... Read more
Grant County 4-H Members Excel At State Horse Show
Cassidy Schwagel earned a first place finish in junior trail and was fifth overall in junior western showmanship at the South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show July 18-21 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Nine youth from the Grant County 4-H program competed. Brooke Schwagel, Marion and... Read more
Milbank Native Serves His Craft Beer at Republican National Convention
They say an elephant drinks a bathtub full of water every day. That’s a lot of suds! Last week at the Republican National Convention, another kind of elephant enjoyed another kind of suds. Fernson Brewing Company of Sioux Falls was selected to exclusively serve its beer at the House Of... Read more
All The Information for Milbank School Registration
It’s time to be thinking “SCHOOL” again. The first day of school for students at Milbank Middle and High Schools and Koch Elementary is Wednesday, August 24, at 8:15 a.m. Due to staff meetings on the first day, school will be dismissed at 2 p.m. Milbank public school offices... Read more
Cell Phones Banned at MHS
Cell phones will be banned in all classrooms. The new rule takes effect this fall in accordance with a policy determined by the Milbank school district principals and reported to the Board of Education at its regular meeting on July 11. “This past year we allowed cell phones to... Read more
Construction Progresses Along 4th Street In Milbank
Road construction is moving along on the 4th Street project in Milbank despite several big rains in recent weeks. “The rain has not really set us behind schedule at all,” noted Milbank city administrator Jason Kettwig. “The rain may have put things behind schedule by a week to 10... Read more
School Board Approves Rates And Fees
The Milbank School District Board of Education decided school lunch meal prices will remain the same as last year. Breakfast will remain $1.65 for K-12 students, $2.10 for adults and $.35 for milk. Lunch meal prices will stay at $2.65 for K-5, $2.90 for 6-12, and $3.50 for adults.... Read more
Milbank Community Transit Presented Award From American Legion
Birch-Miller American Legion Post 9 presented a certificate of appreciation to Milbank Community Transit in recognition of outstanding achievement in the employment of older workers during 2016. The local American Legion post applied for the award on behalf of the local community transit bus, which has become well known... Read more
Mark Leddy Resigns as CEO of Valley Queen Cheese
Just released to The Valley Express by Ray Trankle, Valley Queen Cheese Executive Chairman of the Board. Mark Leddy has resigned his position as CEO of Valley Queen Cheese.  Mark has been an important part of Valley Queen Cheese for over 26 years and we thank him for everything he... Read more
Free Forgotten Highway Performance Replaces Craig Morgan
Due to the tragic death of Craig Morgan’s son, Jerry Greer, the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce announced a free concert will replace Morgan on Friday, July 15. Forgotten Highway, which was Morgan’s scheduled opening act will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Farley Park in Milbank.... Read more