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Fourth Street Closure

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From The City of Yankton:

4th Street, from Broadway Avenue to Burleigh Street, will be closed on Wednesday, August 24th. During this time, the contractors, for the Highway 50 reconstruction project, will be paving a portion of the north side of the highway. Side street access will be permitted, for local traffic, as the paving operation allows. 4th Street is scheduled to be re-opened late afternoon or early evening, on the 24th.


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Napa Study Firm Hired

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Yankton Area Progressive Growth has hired the firm of Engineered Rail Solutions to complete a feasibility study on the Napa Junction ag development site. Y-A-P-G President John Kramer says since Napa Junction is served by a number of rail carriers a study needs to be done to understand what types of firms might be interested in the site. Kramer says E-R-S was chosen to conduct this study because of their expertise in rail shipping. Kramer says he expects the study will be completed sometime in November.


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Zika in South Dakota

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

South Dakota has reported its first Zika virus infection.  State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says the infection has been confirmed by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and involves a woman who traveled to a country where the Zika virus is found. Kightlinger says Zika is a tropical mosquito-borne illness that hasn’t been shown to be carried by the mosquitoes found in our area of the country. Kightlinger says individuals who become ill within two weeks of travel to Zika-affected areas should see their doctor and pregnant women who travel to Zika transmission areas should be tested within two to twelve weeks after their return whether they show symptoms or not.


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Pine Street Bridge

Monday, August 22, 2016

Members of the Yankton City Commission last night gave their approval to moving forward with the reconstruction project for the Pine Street Bridge, utilizing a state grant for about eight hundred fifty-five thousand dollars. In response to concerns about preserving the historical nature of the structure City Manager Amy Nelson says if the city is willing to fund them, some enhancements to the bridge may be possible, but caution needs to be exercised. When asked about the possibility of rehabilitating the bridge instead of rebuilding it Nelson says that may be possible, but means the city would lose the state funding for the project that is currently in place. Nelson says a bid letting for the project is expected in October with the reconstruction project for the Pine Street Bridge getting underway as soon as next spring.


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Yankton City Golf Classic

Monday, August 22, 2016

The 23rd  annual Yankton City Golf Classic is set for this weekend with play at Fox Run Golf Course on Saturday and Hillcrest Golf and Country Club on Sunday. Entrants must be age 18 or older and either have a Yankton mailing address as their residence or are a member of either course and Fox Run Golf Pro Kevin Doby says the tournament is structured for golfers of different ages and levels. Doby says with the opportunity to play both courses for an entry fee of fifty dollars this tournament is a good value for local golfers. Doby says entry forms are available at either Fox Run or Hillcrest, deadline to enter is 5 PM tomorrow.


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Successful Riverboat Days

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Large crowds enjoyed the 33rd annual Yankton Riverboat Days over the weekend.

Riverboat Days Co-Chair Randy Oliver says it was a fantastic weekend.  He complimented the community of Yankton and everyone who helped throughout the weekend, and says they were very pleased the event was safe and had such good weather.

The Summer Arts Festival was a big success, and Yankton Area Arts director Julie Amsberry says the festival was very well attended.  She says the arts vendors were very pleased with the turnout and how nice people are in Yankton.

The Riverboat Days Board of Directors will spend all day Monday cleaning up Riverside Park and then turning it back over to the City of Yankton.

 


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Captain & Belle Pleased

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This year’s Captain & Belle of Yankton Riverboat Days thought the weekend event was fantastic.

Joleen Smith says this year’s festival will have many good memories, and Randy Smith says the weekend was wonderful and gives a big thanks to everyone involved.

Randy and Joleen Smith chose a ’57 Chevy BelAir from Harrisburg to get the Captain & Belle Trophy at the Classic Cruiser Car Show…and they were thrilled when their 10-year-old grandson Gunner Rogers from North Carolina was the winner of the Kids Pedal Pull.


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USS South Dakota Replica and Parade

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Yankton Riverboat Days Parade included a unique entry this year, a replica of the U-S-S South Dakota.

Deb Bodenstendt chairs the Commissioning Committee for the submarine, and says they had a five-foot replica of the U-S-S South Dakota in the Parade.

Riverboat Days Parade chairman Wayne Williamson there were 125 entries in Saturday’s parade with the theme of “How The West Is Fun”.  The parade winners included Northwest Vets for the Commercial category, the Tri-State Old Iron Association for the Non-Profit groups, and David Nelson and Lester Mueller for Best Vehicle.

There were a couple dozen raffle prize winners announced on Sunday including 500 dollar cash prizes for A-J Schoenfelder, Darla Tielke, Deb Boyd and Mark Hurlburt.

 

 


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Pine Street Bridge

Friday, August 19, 2016

The proposed rehabilitation project of the Pine Street Bridge which would’ve maintained the structure’s historical character has hit a snag. Mayor Charlie Gross says following the recent approval of a resolution to determine if the structure could be rehabilitated in a manner that would keep its’ historic value by the Yankton City Commission, the South Dakota Department of Transportation has informed the city that the project is ready for bid-letting. Gross says while he can’t be certain what his fellow commissioners will decide, he thinks it’s unlikely they will give the state grant for work on the project. The Yankton City Commission meets Monday at 7 PM at the Regional Technical Education Center.


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River Boat Days Economic Impact

Friday, August 19, 2016

Along with providing three days of entertainment to local and area residents alike, Yankton’s annual River Boat Days celebration has a substantial economic impact as well. River Boat Days Board Member Dave Wright says the results of a survey conducted by Mount Marty College several years ago showed what local fast food businesses already knew: River Boat Days weekend is their busiest of the entire year.  Wright says local non-profits also benefit by being paid to help with different aspects of River Boat Days such as helping to collect garbage and taking tickets. Opening ceremonies for the 2016 River Boat Days celebration are set for 6 PM tonight at Riverside Park.


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