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Budget Reaction

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As it is every year, the upcoming session of the South Dakota Legislature will be centered on one issue: where to spend the dollars that are available to state government. Vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff says in the light of declining revenues she was surprised that Governor Daugaard proposed a one percent increase to K-through-12th grade education and technical schools, healthcare providers and state employees Hunhoff says now the work of determining exactly where state dollars will be spent goes to legislators as next month’s session gets underway. The 2017 session of the South Dakota Legislature will convene at noon on January 10th with Governor Dennis Daugaard’s State of the State address.


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MMC Fall Commencement

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fall commencement for students at Mount Marty College has been set for the afternoon of December 17thWyatt Yager Director of Events and Outreach says over sixty students will be awarded their degrees at this year’s fall commencement. Yager says the keynote address will be given by Sister Penny Bingham prioress of the Sacred Heart Monastery. Mount Marty College’s fall commencement exercises are set for 2 PM December 17th at Marian Auditorium.


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Unorganized Township Roads

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Yankton County Commission yesterday discussed ways to cut costs in the county highway department. Chairman Todd Woods says due to a lack of revenue the county has to find ways to save money on road maintenance. Woods says one idea is to either close or change little used roads to minimum maintenance status. Woods says there is an ongoing process of evaluating possible cost savings in the county highway department.


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Wibbels Retires

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

When Kathy Wibbels retires from her position as Director of the Yankton Community Library later this month, she will be closing the book on a career that has spanned more than three decades. Wibbels says of all the staff she has worked over the years she has enjoyed her time at the Yankton Community Library the most. Wibbels says regardless of whether or not the library is able to move forward with a long-awaited building project, she is certain that the high level of customer service enjoyed by patrons there will continue. Wibbels will be replaced by incoming Yankton Community Library Director Tonya Olson.


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KYB Denim Drive

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Keep Yankton Beautiful is currently conducting a drive to gather denim fabric that can be either re-purposed as used clothing or converted into environmentally friendly insulation. K-Y-B Vice President Amy Bailey says the denim drive idea came from a board member as their project for America Recycles Day. While clothing that is too worn-out to be resold will be sent to Arizona to be recycled into insulation Bailey says denim garments that are suitable for wearing will be given to Goodwill and The Clothing Closet. Bailey says the Keep Yankton Beautiful Denim Drive runs through December 19th with collection points at: Mount Marty College, The South Dakota Human Services Center, Trinity Lutheran Church, the Yankton Mall and the Summit Activities Center. 


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SDHP Trooper Involved Shooting in Yankton

Monday, December 5, 2016

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Yankton Saturday at 10:20 p-m.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle that resulted in a pursuit that ended near 615 Green Street in Yankton.  The incident escalated and resulted in a Trooper firing his weapon and shooting the suspect.

The male suspect was identified as 58-year-old Curtis Wayne Adams of Yankton, who was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

The D-C-I is expected to review the case and issue a report within 30 days to Attorney General Marty Jackley’s Office and the States Attorney for a final determination on the officer’s action.

 

 

 


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Yankton County Fatal Crash

Monday, December 5, 2016

A one-vehicle rollover resulted in a fatality in Yankton County early Sunday morning.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol report says a 2008 Dodge Charger was eastbound on 300th Avenue north of Yankton when it went into the north ditch and rolled several times just before 3 a-m.

Both occupants were transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton where a 35-year-old male died as a result of injuries and a 30-year-old male sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.

The report says neither occupant of the car was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has suspended the release of any names in fatal or injury-related crashes until further notice because of the enactment of Amendment S, known as Marsy’s Law.

 


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Worldwide Archery Training in Yankton

Monday, December 5, 2016

Some of the best archers in the world are getting coaching and training right here in Yankton.

Coach Jos is a certified archery coach at the National Field Archery Association in Yankton, and she says many world-class competitors are benefitting from training at the largest archery center in the world.

Sourov is a top archer from India who has reached the quarter-finals of the World Archery Championship in Poland, and he says his shooting has improved since training in Yankton.

Coach Jos says there have been archers from India and the Caribbean as well as a team from Mexico that have trained here in Yankton this year. 

 


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Shooting Investigation

Monday, December 5, 2016

An investigation into the officer involved shooting that resulted in Curtis Wayne Adams age 58 of Yankton being taken to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of his injuries Saturday evening is underway. Department of Public Safety Information Officer Tony Mangan says while the investigation is being conducted by the Department of Criminal Investigation the Highway Patrol Officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave. Mangan says the investigation will be conducted carefully and that anyone involved in the incident will receive whatever follow-up care they may need. Mangan says at the completion of the investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will issue a case report to be reviewed by the Attorney General and States Attorney for a final determination on the officer’s action. The release of the report is expected within 30 days.

 


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Unorganized Township Roads

Monday, December 5, 2016

The possibility of turning some of the roads in the unorganized townships in Yankton County into roads designated as minimum maintenance will be discussed at Tuesday afternoon’s Yankton County Commission meeting. Chairman Todd Woods says Highway Superintendent Brian Gustad will report on the possible cost saving of designating little used roads as minimum maintenance. Woods says due to lack of funding a number of maintenance projects for bridges and roads that had been planned for next year have been postponed. The Yankton County Commission meets Tuesday at 4 PM at the Yankton County Government Center.


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