Two Buildings Burn to the Ground in Marvin
Two buildings in Marvin were gutted by fire on Saturday, June 5. Firefighters from the Milbank Fire Department were paged at 10:36 p.m. according to Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke. The fire department found the former Baptist Church completely engulfed and partially collapsed. The building that had housed the Thaden doughnut... Read more
BREAKING: Early Results In for School Board and City Council Election
Early results from the Milbank School Board and Milbank City Council joint election have been tabulated. The polls closed at 7 p.m. today, June 8, and results remain unofficial. The board will canvass the votes on Monday, June 14, for both the school board and city council elections. For the school board, voters were... Read more
Bridget Anderson Hired as Finance and Office Manager at WVEC
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative has hired Bridget Anderson as their new finance and office manager. Anderson has 15 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and has worked as plant accountant and accounting manager in retail and industrial sectors. Dave Page, Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s general manager, says, “We... Read more
The Milbank Water Department Goes With the Flow to Keep Milbank Functioning
This week, May 16-22, is National Public Works Week. It calls attention to the importance of vital community facilities and systems such as drinking water, wastewater, and storm water, and it recognizes the dedicated workers who make these services possible. When all is functioning properly, these workers remain anonymous... Read more
Keira Leddy Selected for Summer Associate Class at Sioux Falls Law Firm
Keira Leddy has been selected by the Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm in Sioux Falls for its 2021 summer associate class. Keira is originally from Stockholm, South Dakota and a 2015 graduate of Milbank High School. Summer associates work with supervising attorneys from the firm’s litigation and business... Read more
Fire Department Burns Flynn Trail
Flynn Trail was burned by the Milbank Fire Department on May 15. According to Milbank’s fire chief, Kevin Schuelke, the burn was necessary to make the overgrown trail suitable for walking.   “Originally,” Schuelke said, “The Flynn Estate planned to hire Prairie Restorations, a company from the Twin Cities to conduct the... Read more
Closure Notice: Grant County Courthouse – Wednesday, May 19
Several offices in the Grant County Courthouse will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 19. The closures will allow staff to attend the funeral of Charles Layher. Mr. Layher is the husband of long-time Grant County Auditor Karen Layher.The courthouse will remain open, but... Read more
Sousa Selected as Milbank FFA Chapter President for 2021-2022
Jerry Janisch, FFA adviser for MHS, announced Isaac Sousa was selected as the 2021-2022 Milbank FFA Chapter President. Sousa was chosen at the annual FFA member and parent banquet on May 3. Other FFA senior chapter officers will include: vice president Hattie Muellenbach; secretary, Marion Mischel; treasurer, Wylie Mursu; reporter, Keara Van Hoorn; sentinel, Tice Muru; student adviser, Natalie Meyer; parliamentarian, Luis Berrones; and community/student relations, Korbin Leddy and Raul Berrones. These... Read more
The Valley Express Salutes Milbank Police Officers During National Police Week
Ever wake up at 3 a.m. and think you’re the only person in town who’s awake? Rest assured, you are not. The Milbank Police Department is always on the job. Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren says, “We are a 24-hour law enforcement agency, which means we are never closed.... Read more
OAHS Healthcare Board of Directors Welcomes Jane Vangsness Frisch, Ph.D.
Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) Healthcare board is happy to welcome Jane Vangsness Frisch, Ph.D. as the newest director. Vangsness Frisch lives in rural Dumont, Minnesota and is the Vice President for Student Affairs at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and Fargo, ND. “OAHS has been... Read more