Jackson Schwandt Succeeds Mark Reedstrom as Grant County State’s Attorney
Jackson Schwandt has taken over as the new Grant County State’s Attorney.  Schwandt, who graduated from MHS in 2006, also graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2015.  After law school, Schwandt and his family moved back to Milbank. His wife, Bre, was hired as... Read more
Brayden Christensen and Barrett Schneck Go 4-0 at Home Tourney
The Milbank Bulldogs hosted a five-team wrestling dual tournament Saturday, January 9, at the Milbank Armory. The Dawgs finished 1-3 and now sit at  6-11 for the season.  Milbank fell to Aberdeen Central 47-34 to start the tournament. The Dawgs then dropped 61-15 to Harrisburg before coming back to defeat Sioux... Read more
Brian Sandvig Elected Chair of South Dakota Chamber
Brian Sandvig, vice president of operations and human resources at Valley Queen Cheese in Milbank, has been elected to chair the board of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sandvig has been a member since 2015, and he most recently served as the chairman-elect.Sandvig will serve a... Read more
The Valley Express Honors Paige Zempel on National Law Enforcement Day
Each year, across our country, January 9 is recognized as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  The day was first observed in 2015 to show support for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect others and those who were killed in the... Read more
Gymnasts Achieve Second Highest Team Score in MHS History
The Milbank gymnastics team scored 133.00 points to win the Sisseton Invitational on Saturday, January 2. The team score was the second highest in Milbank High School history.  “We posted six personal best scores – one on bars, one on beam, and four in all-around,” stated Milbank’s head coach, Amber Fraasch.... Read more
Karla DeVaal Sworn In as New Grant County Treasurer
Karla DeVaal was sworn in, Tuesday, January 5, as the new Grant County Treasurer. She began working in the treasurer’s office on October 1, 2014. DeVaal’s husband, Jim, is a farmer and the couple has four children —Justin and Jamie of Milbank, Jeremy of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Jodi... Read more
It’s a Girl! First Baby of 2021 Born at Milbank Hospital
The 2021 New Year’s baby —Stephanie Frances— arrived at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera on January 4 at 7:58 a.m. The little bundle of joy weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is 18 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Matt Wohlleber and Dawn Hart of Milbank, and... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Fall to Florence-Henry
The Lady Bulldogs suffered a 59-28 loss to a tough Florence-Henry team on Saturday, January 2, at the Milbank Armory. Milbank’s record moves to 1-4 with the loss. “It was a tough night for our JV and varsity teams,” stated head coach Brian Pauli. “Florence-Henry is a really good team. They... Read more
Milbank Cagers Run Out of Gas on the Road
The Bulldogs faced scoring struggles in the second half which led to a 60-47 loss to Elkton – Lake Benton on Thursday, December 31, on the road. Milbank’s record drops to 1-3. “We competed all game long but are still looking for the ball to go through the hole,” stated... Read more
Rhianna Folk Selected December Student of The Month
Rhianna Folk, a senior at Milbank High School, has been chosen as the December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Tony and Kim Folk. Rhianna has been involved in football cheer, theater, and choir.  She was a major M winner, a member of Milbank Honor Society and... Read more