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Severe Weather Siren Test

Monday, April 20, 2015

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week storm sirens throughout Yankton County will be tested Wednesday morning. Public Information Officer Yankton County Emergency Management Lee Rettig says following a notification at 10 AM tomorrow storms sirens will be tested in Yankton and the smaller communities throughout the county at 10:15. Rettig says while the placing of sirens at Lewis and Clark lake later this year will help to provide warning of severe weather for those residents, sirens are only effective at notifying people who already outdoors of an approaching storm. April 20th through the 24th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota. 


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CIP Workshop

Monday, April 20, 2015

Members of the Yankton City Commission met Monday night for their annual capital improvement plan workshop. City Manager Amy Nelson says she saw progress made during last night’s session on a pair of street construction projects: 15th Street to West City Limits Road and the north end of Douglas Street. Nelson says in order to help move the projects forward, considerations will be made on the amount of money traditionally assessed for curb and gutter and sidewalk improvements in those areas. Nelson says after the municipal capital improvement plan has been amended to reflect the work done at last night’s session, it will be presented to the city commission for public comment and approval later this year. 


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Beer With The Bard

Sunday, April 19, 2015

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is hosting an event called Beer with the Bard in Vermillion next week.

Chaya Gordon-Bland, Artistic Director of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, says the event will feature the screening of Taming Shakespeare, a documentary about the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival and the theatre-making process.

Gordon-Bland says snippets from a second documentary that her group is currently producing will also be shown at next Thursday’s event.

Beer with the Bard will be held at the Old Lumber Company in Vermillion on April 30th at 7 P.M.
Tickets are ten dollars in advance and twelve dollars at the door.

 

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Police Chief Paulsen on Archery Tourney

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Local law enforcement and other civil protection agencies are ready to handle the hundreds of international visitors expected to stay in Yankton for the upcoming World Youth Archery Tournament.

Chief of Police Brian Paulsen says a number of area agencies have been preparing to carry out their responsibilities during the June tournament.

Paulsen says the police department will undergo diversity training to treat the international visitors with respect.

Paulsen says law enforcement has been seen as militaristic in recent times, adding that he hopes the public sees local police department as hospitable.

 

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First Dakota Purchase

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chairman and C-E-O of First Dakota National Bank Larry Ness has  announced an agreement for First Dakota to purchase Home Federal’s Pierre branch. Ness says he expects the agreement to be formally approved by federal regulators by the end of July. Ness says Pierre is a strong community with hard-working and talented people and he is confident First Dakota can play a role in their future success. First Dakota currently has over a billion dollars in total assets and sixteen banking branches in twelve communities throughout southeast South Dakota

 


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First Dakota Classic Tournament

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex is the site for this weekend’s First Dakota Classic archery tournament. National Field Archery Association President Bruce Cull says up to four hundred archers from all fifty states are expected to compete for a number of prizes including a ten thousand dollar car shoot-off.  Cull says the public is welcome to attend and watch some the best archers in United States compete at the indoor facility. Cull says the First Dakota Classic archery tournament is set for this weekend at the N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex.


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Summer Programs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Registration for Yankton’s Department of Parks and Recreation Summer programs is set to get underway next week. Recreation Superintendent Tracey Grotenhuis says the summer programs brochure gives people interested in signing up for activities a comprehensive look at what is being offered this year. Grotenhuis says much of the credit for the high quality of the programming offered belongs with the summer activity programs instructors. Grotenhuis says registration for the department of parks and recreation summer programs begins Monday for Summit Activities Center members with online registration for the general public starting at 11 AM Tuesday.  

 


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Schiedel Honored

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yankton Middle School nutrition professional Ann Schiedel has been honored as School Nutrition Employee of the Year for South Dakota from the School Nutrition Association. Yankton School District Child Nutrition Supervisor Sandi Kramer says Schiedel was honored because of the extra efforts she makes in the course of her duties. Kramer says Schiedel always displays a cheerful attitude towards her work which has a positive effect on her co-workers and the people they serve. Kramer says Schiedel will be recognized in Spearfish at the School Nutrition Association of South Dakota State Conference later this year.


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Sacred Heart Gala

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The 16th annual Sacred Heart Schools Gala is set for this Saturday at Minerva’s. Yankton Catholic Community Development Office Director Tim McCaffrey says with small class sizes and unique course offerings Sacred Heart School provides its’ students with a superior educational experience. Event Coordinator Sarah Heine says this year’s gala features a raffle and a silent auction that offers bidders the opportunity to bid on items via mobile devices. The 16th annual Sacred Heart Schools Gala gets underway this Saturday at 430 PM at Minerva’s.


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HWY 81 Fire

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Emergency personnel were on the scene of a semi-tractor trailer fire on Highway 81 south of Yankton for nearly eleven hours Tuesday. The call for help came in at about four-thirty AM and Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says after arriving on scene firefighters were hampered by the load of groceries in the truck’s trailer that was on fire. Nickles says the efforts of firefighters were made more complicated by the truck’s diesel fuel tanks. Nickles says the fire began under the hood of the semi-tractor trailer and was unsuccessfully fought by the driver before fire fighters were called to the scene.


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