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YHS Coronation Thursday Night

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coronation for the 91st annual Yankton High School homecoming celebration took place last night, and the student body selected Kristen Rezac as the “Pioneer Princess” and Avery Brockberg as the “Pioneer Prince”.

The Homecoming Parade Marshall is Yankton High School Teacher of the Year Jill Mikkelsen, and she says Kristen and Avery are very deserving of this honor.  Mikkelsen says Homecoming is a great time for both the students and adults in Yankton.

The Yankton High School Homecoming Parade starts at 2:30 today in downtown Yankton, with the Bucks facing the Pierre Governors at 7:00 tonight in the homecoming matchup at Crane-Youngworth Field.

 

 


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Yankton Walkaway Back in Custody

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A minimum-security inmate was back in custody late last night in Yankton.

The South Dakota Department of Corrections news release says 25-year-old Arthur Eagle Feather walked away from the Yankton Community Work Center yesterday.  Eagle Feather was arrested at an apartment in Yankton last night and returned to custody.

Eagle Feather has been serving prison sentences on stolen vehicle charges from Minnehaha County.

 


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Beadle Elementary 90th

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A 90th birthday happens once in a lifetime and Thursday the students, faculty and staff of Beadle Elementary School opened their doors to the public in honor of that occasion. Principal Carey Mitzel says Beadle Elementary School hosts a number of programs aimed at helping students who have special needs. Mitzel says throughout this week the students and faculty at Beadle have shown their enthusiasm for Thursday’s open house by decorating the school. Beadle Elementary School has about 400 students and three classrooms for each grade level.

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Nelson on Capital For A Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The opportunity to serve as South Dakota’s Capital For Day this week gave Yankton the chance to showcase to state officials the aspects of our community that make it a special place to work and live. City Manager Amy Nelson says nothing can replace giving Governor Daugaard the chance to personally see the work that is being performed at place like as Kolberg-Pioneer and the Yankton School District. Nelson says the feedback she received from Governor Daugaard and others with him during the visit was very positive. Wednesday’s event was the third time that the Yankton community has been designated as South Dakota Capital For a Day.


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Capital For a Day

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Governor and First Lady Dennis and Linda Daugaard were in Yankton yesterday as our community enjoyed the spotlight as South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. Governor Daugaard says visiting a community as Capital for a Day gives him the opportunity to meet face to face with citizens and learn more about the concerns they have locally. Daugaard says the Dakota Plains Ag development currently underway at Napa Junction has the potential to provide better prices for area grain producers which in turn will help create other jobs and businesses. Daugaard says the Capital for a Day program was begun by former Governor George Mickelson. 


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African Children's Choir

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Our community will be hosting some special guests this weekend as the  African Children’s Choir performs at Yankton’s Calvary Baptist Church this Sunday. Calvary Baptist Youth Pastor Adam Ansel says he contacted the African Children’s Choir some time ago and invited them to perform in Yankton. Ansel says they will be performing traditional Ugandan songs as well as a variety of songs in English and original compositions.  The African Children’s Choir concert at Yankton’s Calvary Baptist Church is set for this Sunday at 7 PM.


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Capital For a Day

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The local community is ready to welcome Governor and First Lady Dennis and Linda Daugaard to town today as Yankton becomes South Dakota’s Capital For A Day. City Manager Amy Nelson says she feels privileged to have been involved in two Capital For a Day communities Canton in 2011 and now Yankton. Nelson says throughout the day Governor Daugaard will be given tours of a number of businesses and other local facilities in Yankton. Governor Daugaard is scheduled to attend One Million Cups at the Discovery Church at 9 AM followed by a community social at 10 AM. 


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Yankton County Roads

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

With a public vote on the recently enacted Yankton County road and bridge levy scheduled for early November, officials are working to make sure that their reasons for raising taxes are understood by voters. Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods says he wants voters to understand that the tax levy is needed to generate the revenue required repair and maintain roads and bridges. Woods says without more money for roads the county will have to begin closing some and converting others back to gravel. Voters will decide the fate of the Yankton County road and bridge levy  November 8th


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Emergency Exercise held Saturday

Monday, September 19, 2016

Several local agencies took part in a full scale exercise Saturday morning, practicing their response to a mock casualty event.

Bon Homme County Emergency Public Information Officer Lee Rettig says the drill involved a shooter in a local church with several wounded and fatalities.

Yankton County Ambulance Director Steve Hawkins says the exercises are great events to test their emergency plans.

Volunteers from Mount Marty College and Calvary Baptist Church were involved in Saturday’s drill.

Agencies involved included the Yankton County E-M-S, Yankton County Emergency Management, Yankton Police Department, Yankton Fire, Yankton County Search and Rescue, Yankton County CERT, and the Lesterville and Irene Fire Departments.

 


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Beadle Elementary 90th Anniversary

Monday, September 19, 2016

An open house is planned for Thursday afternoon to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Beadle Elementary School. Principal Carey Mitzel says nearly four hundred students attend classes at the school daily with a number of specialized services for special needs students available at Beadle. Mitzel says the open house will include birthday cake, music provided by the Yankton Middle School Band and a pep rally hosted by the Yankton High School cheerleaders. The community is invited to attend the Beadle Elementary School open house from 1 to 5 PM this Thursday.


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