New Events Added to Farm and Home Show
Friday and Saturday, January 15-16 marks the 2016 Grant County Farm and Home Show. Vendors and exhibits will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milbank High School armory and lobby. “The Grant County Farm and Home... Read more
Raddatz Joins Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative
Roger Raddatz joined the staff of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative as the IT Support Analyst. He replaced Dave Page who moved into the general manager position recently filling the retirement of Steve Ahles. Page had been the IT Support Analyst for 19 years. “Roger has over 15 years of... Read more
Kadon Leddy Advances To State Contest
Kadon Leddy, Milbank High School junior, earned first place at the District 5 American Legion Oratory speech contest in Watertown Sunday, January 3, 2016. Leddy presented an 8 to 10 minute original oratory on the United States Constitution and a 3 to 5 minute extemporaneous speech on a randomly... Read more
Fifteen students from Milbank Middle School recently completed their auditions for the 2016 South Dakota Middle School All-State Band, which is in its 17th season. Students vying for a position in the band include sixth grader William Karels, seventh graders Aiden Boerger, Logan Meyer, Camryn Phinney, Mason Riley, Drake... Read more
Grant-Roberts Ambulance Expands Service
When you dial 911, you need help and you need it fast. Every minute makes a difference. Before January 1, Ortonville residents calling for emergency assistance were answered by someone in Morris, MN. That changed with the expansion of the Grant-Roberts Ambulance Service this week. Grant-Roberts, which has been... Read more
Tommy’s Popcorn to Reopen After 30 Years
If you grew up in Milbank before 1986, you most likely visited Tommy’s Popcorn stand. You probably saw Tommy as frequently as you could scrape together enough dimes and nickels to trade for popcorn, jaw breakers, astro pops, Bazooka bubble gum, or even an occasional pack of candy cigarettes... Read more
Milbank City Council Closes Out 2015
The Milbank City Council conducted a special meeting Monday, December 28, to close out the bills and budget for 2015. Three items on the agenda were approved by the board. Contingency resolution 12-18-15, Highway 12 phase two change order and the year-end bills were approved during the meeting. Bobbie... Read more
St. Lawrence Fifth Grade Students Graduate From the D.A.R.E. Program
Eleven fifth grade students from St. Lawrence School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program following a semester-long learning process. A final ceremony was conducted Friday, December 18, in the school gymnasium. Those completing the program included Zander Bowsell, Marianna Fonder, Laney Forrette, Madisen Frerichs, Aiden Ludvigson, Nathan Pillatzki, Nadia Schneck,... 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
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