Jenny Seehafer Named MHS November Student of the Month
Senior Jennifer Seehafer is the November Student of the Month at MHS. She is the daughter of Jeff and Holli Seehafer. Jenny is a member of HOSA, TATU, 4-H, and the MHS band. She has also served as a blood drive coordinator. She is employed part time as a... Read more
Milbank Experiences Early Morning Power Outage
The City of Milbank and the Twin Brooks area, experienced a power outage early this morning, Tuesday, November 14, due to a transmission outage. According to Scott Wiese, spokesman for Otter Tail Power Company, a splice failed on the transmission line by the south substation, causing the outage. “We... Read more
Military Honored During Veterans Program
The annual Veterans Day program took place at the Milbank Armory with a capacity crowd on hand on Friday, November 10. Captain LaDean Bunkers, a retired member of the United States Navy, was the keynote speaker for the event. He talked of his days in the military and said, “If... Read more
FFA Members Qualify for State
Three teams and two individuals from the Milbank FFA Chapter qualified for the State FFA Leadership Career Development Event (CDE) during the District 1 FFA event on November 6. The state event takes place in Pierre on December 3-4. Milbank teams took the top places in Parliamentary Procedure, Agriculture... Read more
Chamber Seeks Entries for Lighted Parade
The Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Lighted Parade in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival on Saturday, December 9. Anyone can enter and most “vehicles” qualify as a float. The first place winner receives $100 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Second place receives $75 in... Read more
Boyd VanVooren Revealed as Mystery Snowman
A highly anticipated part of the Snow Queen Festival is the announcement of the Mystery Snowman. Daily clues were given on The Valley Express in the days prior to the Festival which revealed pieces of information leading readers closer to the identity of the Snowman.  Milbank Police Chief Boyd... Read more
Katie Vander Wal Crowned 2018 Miss Milbank
The Valley Express sponsored an evening of glitz and glamour Saturday night at the annual Milbank Snow Queen Festival. Katie Vander Wal was crowned the new 2018 Miss Milbank. She is the daughter of Paul and Dawn Vander Wal. Katie was sponsored by Dakota Country Feed & Seed, First... Read more
Veteran’s Day Program Set for Friday
The annual Veterans Day program in Milbank is scheduled for Friday, November 10, at 11 a.m. in the Milbank High School Armory. The public is encouraged to attend. The program is made possible by members of the American Legion Post #9 and Auxiliary, VFW Post #3486 and Auxiliary, Disabled... Read more
Miss Milbank to Be Crowned Saturday
Ten girls take the stage this Saturday night during the annual Snow Queen Festival. The winner of the contest will be crowned Miss Milbank along with receiving a $500 scholarship. Two new scholarships of $250 and $150 will be awarded to the first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. The... Read more
32 Kindergarten Girls Entered in Little Miss Milbank Contest
Thirty-two kindergarten girls entered the annual Snow Queen Festival in hopes of being named Little Miss Milbank. The contest takes place in the Milbank High School theatre on Saturday November 11 starting at 7 p.m. Koch School girls taking part in the event are: (Back l. to r.) Emma... Read more