Mark Mickelson to Speak at GCDC Annual Meeting
The Grant County Development Corporation will host its annual meeting Thursday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Speedway Event Center. “On behalf of the members of the Grant County Development Corporation, it is my privilege to invite you to attend the organization’s annual meeting,” expressed GCDC director Bobbie... Read more
Death In Grant County Confirmed As Murder
New information has been released regarding the death investigation first reported by The Valley Express. Local law enforcement and the Office of Attorney General Marty Jackley have confirmed to The Valley Express that the case is now being treated as a murder. A body was discovered by a landowner on the afternoon of... Read more
This Weekend Enjoy Free Fishing and Park Entrance
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will start the summer with its annual open house and free fishing weekend May 20-22. “The statewide event waives entrance fees and allows free fishing for residents and non-residents,” stated local GFP Conservation Officer, Jamie Pekelder. “All state park and recreation... Read more
Death in Grant County Under Investigation
The Grant County Sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call in rural Grant County during the afternoon of May 17. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a deceased individual. The Grant County Sheriff’s office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation continue to look into the cause of... Read more
Connie Larson Resigns As Chamber Executive Director
Connie Larson announced today she resigned her position as the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director effective June 3.  “I want to thank the chamber board for allowing me to serve our wonderful community,” stated Larson. Larson has been the chamber director since December of 2014. She has no... Read more
70 MHS Students To Graduate Sunday
Milbank High School Commencement will take place Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Milbank High School Armory. Seniors Heidi Bergquist and Chris Loutsch have been selected as class speakers. The Class of 2016 has chosen a Sunflower as its class flower. The motto for the class is... Read more
Over $850,000 Awarded To Milbank High School Seniors
Milbank High School awards day was staged Wednesday, May 11, in the high school theatre where $855,449 in scholarships were awarded to numerous seniors to help further their education. “Awarding this amount of money is not typical for a school our size,” stated Principal Dan Snaza. “This is truly... Read more
Koch Students Graduate From DARE Program
Sixty-three fifth grade students from Koch Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. The ceremony was conducted Thursday, May 12, in the school gymnasium. Four students from each class were given the opportunity to read their drug-free pledge to themselves, their families and friends, and to the D.A.R.E. Program.... Read more
MARTA Members Earn Awards At State Convention
Four Milbank Area Retired Teacher Association (MARTA) members attended the South Dakota Retired State Personnel (SDRSP) convention in Pierre May 3-4. MARTA President Rhonda Preller was recognized with an Outstanding Volunteer Service award. She was one of just four recipients of the award. MARTA was also commended on their 14%... Read more
Huber, Strege Resign From Teaching Positions
Carole Huber and Vicki Strege submitted their resignations to the Milbank School District Board of Education tonight at the regular school board meeting. Mrs. Huber will resign as a middle school English teacher, and Mrs. Strege, as the high school Spanish teacher. Mrs. Huber graduated from Northern State and... Read more