Fatal Crash Claims Big Stone Couple
Arlo Hurley, 79, and his wife Kathleen Hurley, 71, of rural Big Stone City were fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident four miles north of Milbank on Monday afternoon June 18. The driver of the other vehicle, Gerald Boerger, 82, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux... Read more
Ryan Steffen Wins Jimmy Gesswein Reel Fisherman Award.
Jimmy Gesswein awarded Ryan Steffen a new fishing lure as the first winner in the Jimmy Gesswein Reel Fisherman Contest. Ryan, caught this beauty on Blue Dog Lake. You could be the next winner! Send photos of your latest catch to: news@thevalleyexpress.com     Read more
31 Days Till Farley Fest
Only 31 days until Farley Fest. But there’s still time to get in on the action! Enter the Qfest cooking contest or sign up for a booth at Arts in the Park. And don’t forget to get your concert tickets. VIP spots are still available, but they are going... Read more
Give Away Distributes Over Three Tons of Food
Over 185 families were served at the Feeding South Dakota food giveaway on June 13, according to LeAnn Kuper of the Grant County Christian Service Council. She says, “Over 40 volunteers helped distribute 6,424 pounds of food.” The giveaway is part of a continuing effort to fight hunger in... Read more
Remembering the Father of Our City-Jeremiah Milbank
It’s Father’s Day – the day we honor and remember our fathers. You probably already know Milbank claims Jeremiah Milbank as its father. But did you know Milbank might not have been called Milbank if not for milk? Condensed milk to be exact. It all started with a train... Read more
Tommy’s Makes Brownie Points With Fathers
Fathers, get your free brownie waffle at Tommy’s at Lake Farley Park on Friday, June 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The brownie waffles are a one-time feature to honor dads, so get them while they’re hot. Additional waffles are only $2. Popcorn will be popping, and sno-cones, candy,... Read more
Future of Proposed 4H Building Uncertain
Grant County 4-H adviser, Sara Koepke, met with the Grant County Commissioners at their regular meeting on June 7, to discuss the proposal to replace the exhibit building, constructed in 1974, at the 4-H grounds in Milbank. According to Koepke, positive meetings were held with businesses in the community,... Read more
Countdown to Farley Fest
Just 37 days till Farley Fest! Farley Fest is back and better than ever. This year, the festival will be packed into one weekend. That’s how the fest started and according to Laura Kelly, Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Events Director, fans continue to request its original format. “It’s... Read more
The Straight Facts About Curly- Leaf Pondweed in Area Lakes
If you believe time wasted at the lake is time well spent, summer is your season. But if you head to the lake in late June or July, an abundance of weeds can put a snag in your plans. According to district conservation officer supervisor, Jamie Pekelder, algal blooms... Read more
Tostenson, Quade, and Dockter in 2018 All Star Game
Former MHS football coach Jeremy Tostenson was the head coach for the Blue team during the 2018 South Dakota All Star Football Game. The game was held at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion on June 9. It was the fourth time Tostenson had coached a South Dakota All Star... Read more