St. Lawrence School Dazzles Capacity Crowd With Christmas Program
The students of St. Lawrence School in Milbank put on an amazing Christmas program Friday, December 18, in front of a capacity crowd. Family, friends, neighbors and school supporters gathered in the school gym for The Nativity Story as written by the sixth grade students and directed by music... Read more
Neil and Cheryl Pauli Named Final Lighting Contest Winners
Neil and Cheryl Pauli, rural Twin Brooks, were named the final winner in the annual Nominate Your Neighbor holiday lighting contest sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce. The couple resides at 15027 473rd Avenue, Twin Brooks, which is located approximately one and one-half miles south of Highway... Read more
Theron Baumgart Earns Grand Prize in FOP Gun Raffle
Theron Baumgart of Milbank was named the grand prize winner of a Remington 1187 in the Grant County Fraternal Order of Police gun raffle. Steph Wenzel won a Remington 870 20 gauge camo while Dick Schwandt was the winner of a Remington 783 .243 combo. The final winner of... Read more
Free Christmas Day Dinner For All
The 13th annual Free Christmas Day Dinner will be held at the Parkview United Methodist Church in Milbank. Everyone is welcome for holiday cheer, fellowship, and food. No reservations are required. The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 and continues until 1:00 p.m. The traditional Christmas... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Crews Working Hard to Keep The Power On
Members of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative have been experiencing intermittent power outages and blinks due to ice and fallen trees on the power lines. This is predominantly affecting areas near Sisseton, Agency Village, Wilmot, Summit and Strandburg. Kevin and Cindy Krakow of rural Strandburg experienced a power outage from 4:00 p.m.... Read more
BREAKING: Major Changes To Farley Fest In 2016
The Valley Express is announcing breaking news related to changes with the traditional Farley Fest weekend. Connie Larson and the Milbank Chamber Board have designed a fun filled upcoming summer for people of all ages. In years past, Farley Fest has had events packed into one weekend. This year, the board... Read more
Jan Storm Wins Final Merry Milbank Drawing
Jan Storm of Milbank was the lucky winner of $900 in ‘Ol Mill Bucks on Saturday December 19. She is the final winner of The Merry Milbank holiday promotion sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce. Storm was the second name drawn. Roslyn Reich was chosen first, but was... Read more
Community Church Services For The Holiday Season
Several churches in the community will be celebrating the birth of Christ this week. Here is the complete list of services and events in our community: Central United Methodist Church Christmas Eve services at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Parkview United Methodist Church Thursday, December 24 -Christmas Eve... Read more
Cantines Named Family of The Year
When thinking of  Milbank and its tennis programs, one family always comes to mind – the Cantines. Larry and Loretta Cantine, along with sons Kevin, Greg and Scott, were honored as the Northern United States Tennis Association’s 2015 Family of the Year for their countless contributions to the tennis community.... Read more
Festival of Trees Open House at the Courthouse
This year’s Festival of Trees Open House is Thursday, December 17, from 2-4 p.m. at the Grant County Courthouse.” Sixteen beautifully decorated trees showcase local organizations,” said coordinator Sara Koepke, “plus, the courthouse has trimmed two.” The trees are displayed throughout the courthouse foyers and refreshments will be served... Read more