Frederiksen Resigns Teaching Position; School Board Reviews Lighting Bids
The Milbank School District Board of Education met in regular session Tuesday, March 15. The board accepted the resignation of Joe Frederiksen as elementary physical education teacher and assistant track coach. He previously resigned as head girls basketball coach, but now has submitted his teaching resignation. Frederiksen has accepted... Read more
Kathy Tyler Addresses County Commissioners
Kathy Tyler addressed the Grant County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday, March 15, to voice her concern about manure pipes on landowners right-of-ways. Tyler said, because the county is rural in nature and predominantly agricultural, there is the potential for extensive use of roads, which can lead to... Read more
Milbank City Council Approves Construction Bid
The Milbank City Council conducted its regular meeting Monday, March 14, at the Milbank Visitor Center. The council approved the concrete bid from J & J Earthworks of Milbank for Phase 2 of the Fourth Street Project. J & J Earthworks won the contract by submitting the lowest bid.... Read more
Youth Place Second In State Envirothon
Six youth from Grant County took part in the South Dakota Envirothon Friday, March 11, on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. The locals earned second place. Team members were Jared Storms, Danielle Kasuske, Ethan Bohn, Katie Mogen, Kylee Mogen, Antonia Block. The youth were coached by... Read more
St. Lawrence School Raffle Raises $15,500
The combined effort of students, families, staff, and the local community helped St. Lawrence School raise $15,500 during the 2016 Catholic Schools Raffle. The annual fundraiser involved more than 80 schools in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota and raised over $1 million this year. Every dollar collected by... Read more
The Valley Express March Madness Bracket Challenge
The Valley Express is excited to announce our March Madness Bracket Challenge. Simply fill out a bracket for a chance to win $200 in Ol’Mill Bucks. How do you win? It’s  free and easy! All you have to do is select who you think will win each of the... Read more
Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks- Controversial Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday
Get ready to spring those clocks forward.  Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday March 13, at 2 a.m. The time change -dreaded by many – was the subject of two opposing bills during this year’s legislative session. The South Dakota Senate’s Commerce and Energy Committee voted 5-2 to send a... Read more
Milbank Rescue Departments Respond To Fire Call
The Milbank Fire and Police Departments along with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire call late Friday night, March 11. It was reported by Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke that a 2005 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer loaded with cattle caught fire along Highway 15, on the south side of... Read more
Missions Group To Attend Together 2016
The Milbank Youth Missions group is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., this July. The non-denominational group is open to all youth and not intended to take away from each church’s youth group, but rather to offer additional opportunities for spiritual growth. Their motto is One Group, One Goal... Read more
Mandatory Meeting Set For Spring Sports
A mandatory sports meeting will take place Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Milbank High School for all athletes who plan to take part in track and field, boys tennis, and girls golf. Students and parents are required to attend. Athletes will not be allowed to begin practice... Read more