Washington Huskies Hire Milbank Native – Kalen DeBoer
University of Washington Director of Athletics, Jennifer Cohen, announced Monday, November 29, that Kalen DeBoer has been selected as the 30th head coach in Husky football history. DeBoer, 47, is a native of Milbank and a 1993 graduate of Milbank High School. In 1998, he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary... Read more
MHS Debate Team Places Third at McGovern Tournament
Max Schuelke and Rylen Frerichs, Milbank’s novice public debate team, compiled a perfect record and placed third in the McGovern Tournament in Mitchell on November 19-20. Three of the 34 teams from 24 schools had perfect records of 5-0, thus speaker points determined the top three place winners. Milbank’s... Read more
Deadline to Vote in FSA Election is Dec 6
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. To be counted, ballots must be returned to your local FSA county office or postmarked by December 6. County committee members help FSA make important decisions on... Read more
Milbank FFA Members Head to State on December 5
Milbank FFA students will compete in the South Dakota State FFA Leadership Career Development event in Pierre on December 5-6. The Milbank FFA Chapter members qualified in Parliamentary Procedure, Employment Skills, and Creed Speaking at the district competition on November 8. FFA members who place first at the state competition will represent South Dakota... Read more
Four Advance to State Oral Interp on December 3
Gemma Street, Hailey Hupke, Brooke Schwagel, and Ivy Lewno are headed to South Dakota’s Oral Interp Festival in Huron on December 3-4. The students qualified for State at the Region IV A Competition on November 16 in Aberdeen.  According to coach Natasha Karels, Street placed first in the Humor division,... Read more
Tenley Wildung Crowned Miss Milbank 2022
The Valley Express sponsored an evening of glitz and glamour Saturday night at the annual Milbank Snow Queen Festival on November 20, 2021. Tenley Wildung was crowned the new 2022 Miss Milbank. She is the daughter of Molly and Nathan Henrich, and Reid and Shelly Wildung. Tenley was sponsored... Read more
Miss Milbank to be Crowned During Snow Queen Festival Saturday Night
Milbank will crown a new Snow Queen at the 2021 Snow Queen Festival this Saturday night, November 20. Two Little Miss Milbank princesses will also be selected. Amy Nelson, reigning Miss Milbank will crown the new Miss Milbank. The 2021 Snow Queen Festival starts at 7 p.m. in the MHS... Read more
S. D. Legislature Approves Redistricting Map
The South Dakota Legislature approved new boundaries on Wednesday, November 10, in a redistricting process that occurs once each decade. The  map now includes new districts for Sioux Falls and removes one rural district.  In South Dakota, the state legislature is responsible for redistricting according to the South Dakota Constitution. All new districts... Read more
Highway 15 South of Milbank Reopens on Thursday
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announced today S.D. Highway 15 near LaBolt commonly referred to as the 8-Mile Corner will reopen to all traffic on Thursday, November 18.  S.D. Highway 15 was reconstructed from U.S. Highway 212 north 12 miles to the north junction of S.D. Highway 20. Construction... Read more
Miss Milbank to be Crowned this Saturday Night
Milbank will crown a new Snow Queen at the 2021 Snow Queen Festival this Saturday night, November 20. Two Little Miss Milbank princesses will also be selected. Amy Nelson, reigning Miss Milbank will crown the new Miss Milbank. The 2021 Snow Queen Festival starts at 7 p.m. in the MHS... Read more