Tice Mursu Earns National Burlsworth Character Award
Tice Mursu, a senior at MHS and a member of the 2022 Bulldogs football team, was chosen for a Burlsworth Character Award. The honor is a national award recognizing sportsmanship and character in high school football. The Burlsworth Award organization says, “It’s simple. Our nation needs to place a... Read more
Crosby Bass Brings Home a First-Place Finish From Brookings
Six Milbank swimmers competed in the Brookings Swim Club Fall Festival Swim Meet on November 5-6. On Saturday, Crosby Bass brought home a first-place win in the 25-meter backstroke and two second-place finishes — one in the 25-meter freestyle and one in the 100-meter freestyle. Bass competes in the... Read more
Whetstone Valley Strings Students Present Recital
Whetstone Valley Strings presented a recital on Sunday, November 20 at Living Word Lutheran Church in Milbank. Violin and cello students performed a variety of solos and ensembles, including folk and fiddle songs, Suzuki repertoire, hymns, and Christmas music. The musicians are students of Elizabeth Schulte. Advanced students performed the... Read more
Milbank Musicians to  Perform in Honor Band
The 31st Annual South Dakota North Area Honor Band will perform in concert on Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen.  Dr. Haley Armstrong, who is the director of bands and coordinator of musical activities at South Dakota School... Read more
Cassidy Schwagel Crowned 2023 Miss Milbank
The Valley Express sponsored an evening of glitz and glamour Saturday night at the annual Milbank Snow Queen Festival. Cassidy Schwagel was crowned the new 2023 Miss Milbank. She is the daughter of John and Hilary Schwagel. Cassidy was sponsored by Homestead Animal Health, Victory Farms, and Justin’s Welding... Read more
Milbank Snow Queen Festival This Saturday, November 19
Take a walk in a winter wonderland this Saturday, November 19, when Milbank crowns their 2023 Snow Queen, during the 2022 Snow Queen Festival sponsored by The Valley Express.   A new Little Miss Milbank will also be selected from a field of 32 princesses. Tenley Wildung, the reigning 2022 Miss Milbank,... Read more
Bill Buttke Receives 2022 True Friends of Education Award
Bill Buttke has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the True Friends of Education Award. Buttke received his award at the Milbank School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 15.   The Milbank Education Association (MEA) sponsors the award annually in honor of American Education Week, which is... Read more
Debaters Take Honors at Milbank Novice Tourney
MHS hosted 41 teams from four schools during the annual Milbank Novice Tournament on November 7.  Awards were given for perfect 3-0 records and for the highest speaker points.  Four Milbank novice public forum teams earned a 3-0 record: Jocelyn Kettwig and Marnie VanLith; Elexia Quintanilla and Jericho Jones;... Read more
Milbank FFA Members Qualify for State
Milbank FFA Chapter members earned several first-place finishes at the District I Leadership Development Events (LDE) in Doland on Monday, November 7. Qualified members now advance to compete in the state LDE on Sunday and Monday, December 4 and 5, in Pierre. The Parliamentary Procedure team also placed first... Read more
Milbank Takes First in Washington Warrior Sweepstakes
MHS students brought home the Class A Sweepstakes trophy from the Washington Warrior Tournament held at Washington High School in Sioux Falls on Friday, November 11.  Qualon Grant in Novice Informative Oratory and Shane Spiering in Novice Extemp. each earned first-place trophies. The Warrior tournament is for individual competitors... Read more