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
Jeff Jones Revealed as  Mystery Snowman
Jeff Jones was revealed as the Mystery Snowman during the 2021 Snow Queen Festival sponsored by The Valley Express on Saturday, November 20. Carol Kirchberg was the first person to submit Jeff’s name. She entered the correct guess at 9:45pm on November 19. Carol is the winner of two... Read more
MHS Musicians to Perform in Honor Band
The 30th Annual South Dakota North Area Honor Band will present their concert on Saturday, December 4.  The event will be held at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students in grades 1-12.   Dr. Rolf Olson, who is the director of bands, professor of trumpet,... 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
Cross Country Team Announces End-of-the Season Awards
The MHS cross country team and Coach Eric Townsend announced the team’s end-of-the-season awards for 2021.  MOST VALUABLE RUNNER – BOYS—Nick BatchelorGIRLS—Ashlynn BatchelorMOST IMPROVED RUNNER BOYS—Bryan Meyer, James BatchelorGIRLS—Stella WendlandROOKIE OF THE YEAR BOYS—Payton BrownGIRLS—Leah MeyerPRIDE OF THE PAW BOYS—Nick Batchelor, Jack SandvigGIRLS—Maurina Street, Ashlynn BatchelorSENIOR AWARDS –Nick Batchelor, Cade... 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
Mystery Snowman Clue # 6 and #7 Win Elton John Tickets!
Mystery Snowman Final Clues — Win Elton John Tickets!It’s Day Five of The Valley Express and Snow Queen Festival Mystery Snowman game and “the sun is about to go down on me.” No one has guessed my name! “Though I search myself, it’s always someone else you see.”   Please, take these... 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