Open House Set for Janisch, Jungers, Prisinger, Hagen and Vaudrey
The Valley Express will host a public retirement reception for Jerry Janisch, Cindy Jungers, Pam Prisinger, Mary Hagen, and Karen Vaudrey.  The open house will be held at the Lantern Inn in Milbank from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Janisch is the agriculture education instructor and FFA adviser at... Read more
Kevin Schuelke Named Milbank Firefighter of the Year
Today, May 4, is International Firefighters Day. It is a day set aside to thank some of the world’s greatest heroes and remember our fallen firefighters – those brave men and women who were lost in the line of duty. In honor of all firefighters who put their lives... Read more
Fire Chiefs Schuelke and Giesen Share Thoughts on International Firefighters Day
Today, May 4, is International Firefighters Day. It is a day to honor every person brave enough to have ever called themselves a firefighter. As the saying goes, “All men are created equal.Then a few become firemen.” International Firefighters Day awards special honor to firefighters who were lost in... Read more
Julie Schwandt is South Dakota Grandparent of The Year
Kylynn Schwandt, a fifth grader at Milbank Elementary School, won South Dakota’s 2022 Grandparent Essay Contest co-sponsored by AARP South Dakota and South Dakota School Personnel.  The essay Kylynn composed about her grandmother, Julie Schwandt, initially took first place in the local competition sponsored by the Milbank Area Retired... Read more
UPDATE: Hudson Christenson Home after Heart Surgery
Hudson Christenson and his parents, Alysha and Dylan, have returned home. The couple left South Dakota for the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora the weekend before Valentines Day. Hudson, was born March 1 and then underwent surgery for a rare heart defect.  The surgery went remarkably well and Hudson... Read more
Milbank Home Sustains Major Fire Damage
At 2:37 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to 1711 Brittany Street in east Milbank. According to firefighter Kevin Schuelke, “When we arrived on the scene, we found wind-driven flames beginning to spread through the home. Firefighters got water on the fire... Read more
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Set for May 7 at Farley Park
Didn’t make it to Mexico this winter.? You can still Mexperience the fun and flavors at the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 7 from 1-5 p.m. at Lake Farley Park. Try authentic Mexican food and listen to a live mariachi band. You can even dance along, and probably... Read more
Chelsea Saxton Earns Manager of the Year Award from GrandStay
Chelsea Saxton, an MHS graduate and general manager of the GrandStay in Milbank, was named 2022 General Manager of the Year from GrandStay Hospitality. She received the award during the company’s brand conference held April 20-21 at the Running Aces Casino, Hotel, and Racetrack in Columbus, Minnesota. President of... Read more
St. Lawrence Spring Program Set for May 4
St. Lawrence School will present their spring program on Wednesday, May 4. Two sessions will be offered in the school gym. One will be at 1:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. According to music instructor Elizabeth Schulte, “This year’s program will feature songs of... Read more
Schuchard Takes Second at Pheasant Golf Invitational
The Lady Bulldogs’ golf team finally got into the swing of things. The girls completed their first meet of the season, and they hit ’em long and straight. Milbank brought home first place from the Pheasant Invitational at Fisher Grove Country Club in Redfield on Thursday, April 28. The Lady... Read more