Kylie Kasuske Hits Hole in One
Three Milbank Bulldog Golfers, participated in the State Golf Tournament June 4 through June 5, in Watertown. The high point came on No. 6 when Kylie Kasuske, playing from 115 yards, used her 9-iron and carded her first ever hole-in-one. “The coaches and I were talking, the last hole-in-one... Read more
Sisters Selling Lemonade for It Only Takes a Spark
Sophia (6) and Arielle (4) Schmidt say, “When life gives you lemons- make lemonade!” The girls have been selling lemonade to raise money for the It Only Takes a Spark campaign. So far, the young entrepreneurs have raised $366. (The sisters also plan to be open for business during... Read more
Youth Baseball Slides Into the Season
The 2018 Milbank Youth Baseball season teed-off on June 6. Games are played at Pribyl Park on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. First pitch (or tee) is at 6 p.m. This season, the field includes 12 teams divided into four age groups: four T-ball teams, three U8 (ages 8 and... Read more
Wilmot’s Merilys Porter-Brown — 100-Year-Old Army Flight Nurse Remembers D-Day
Lieutenant Merilys Porter was one of the first rescuers to land on Omaha Beach just after D-Day. She was a member of a revolutionary combat team – US Army flight nurses. But the carnage at Normandy allowed no time for her to consider how she was making history. On... Read more
2018 Grant County Primary Results
The Valley Express is at the Grant County Courthouse and will continue to keep you updated as the results come in. Update: 9:45 PM – 18/18 Precincts have reported. Results are now final. Republican Governor Primary Marty Jackley – 321 Kristi Noem – 609 Republican US House Primary Neal... Read more
Laura (Dailie) Mueller Chosen as Honorary Chair of Cancer Walk
Laura (Dailie) Mueller will be recognized as the honorary chairperson for the 2018 It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk. The Walk takes place this Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, at Farley Park in Milbank. Click here to see an additional story on Laura’s cancer journey.   The... Read more
Election Results Delayed By Electronic Chaos
If you are eagerly awaiting election results tonight prepare to stay up a little later. The office of the South Dakota Secretary of State reports some polling locations will be required to remain open later than 7 p.m. to reconcile a loss of voting time due to electronic failure.... Read more
Republican Primary Tuesday -10  Things You Need to Know Before You Go
Tuesday, June 5 is the Republican Primary in South Dakota. Here are 10 important things to know. WHEN CAN I VOTE? Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are waiting in line when the polls close, you will still be allowed to vote. WHERE... Read more
Austin Eggers is New Intern at Milbank Area Hospital
If you believe music is medicine for the soul, then Austin Eggers has got you covered – body and soul. Eggers, the new intern at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera, sees patients in the morning and entertains and relaxes them during lunch. His piano melodies waft through the halls... Read more
The Valley Express-Jimmy Gesswein Reel Fisherman Award and Contest Starts Today
Today is June 4, and Jimmy Gesswein’s birthday! What’s Jimmy’s favorite thing to eat with birthday cake and ice cream? Fish! Especially a big whopper he has caught himself. Catch up with Jimmy and wish him a big Happy Birthday to go with this monster he caught on Big... Read more