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Month: July, 2014

Pursuit Arrest

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of a Yankton man who has been charged with numerous offenses related to a pursuit that involved several other law enforcement agencies late Tuesday night. Brock Brower, age 30 was arrested and charged with D-U-I 4th, Grand Theft, Aggravated Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving, Driving Revoked, Open Container and he had a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay a fine from Clay County. The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office reports that the pursuit  began within city limits and resulted in the South Dakota Highway Patrol spiking the suspect vehicle near SD Hwy 19 and 306th Street, deflating three of four tires. Brower was transported to the Yankton County Jail. Agencies involved in the pursuit include the Yankton Police Department, Yankton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


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Yankton Emergency Management Assists at Sturgis Rally

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Members of Yankton County Emergency Management will be heading to Sturgis early next week to provide assistance to local emergency management personnel there during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. Yankton County Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says the idea to provide the assistance came about after a conversation with Meade County Emergency Management personnel who explained that while the Sturgis rally is underway local emergency staff would not have the ability to respond to a non-rally related event such as an outbreak of severe weather. Scherschligt says he and the other personnel from our area that are assisting at the Sturgis rally will gain valuable experience that may prove useful during a local emergency event in the future. Scherschligt says along with himself, Yankton County Emergency Management Public Information Officer Lee Rettig and Bon Homme County Emergency Management Director Scott Burgi (BUR-gee) will be providing assistance during this year’s Sturgis Rally.


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Yankton Legion wins game one at State

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team routed Brookings 11-1 in an eight inning game to open up the Class A state legion tourney in Huron Wednesday morning.  Adam Walter had four hits and four RBI for Yankton, while Austin Johnson allowed just one run in seven innings with three strikeouts and no walks.  Yankton is 30-14 on the season and will play in the winners bracket Thursday at 5 p-m at the state tourney in Huron.

Thursday night at the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Freeman ballpark, Tabor will face Freeman in the first game, followed by Avon taking on Irene.  Crofton meets Wynot Saturday for the District championship.


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KYNT Sports Update 7-29-14

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Madison defeated host Tabor 5-2 today in the Class B Legion baseball state championship at the Leonard Cimpl ballpark.  Tabor finished as state runnerup with a 13-6 record, and won the Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad faces Brookings in the opening game tomorrow of the Class A Legion state tournament in Huron.  Yankton prevailed over Brookings 4-3 the only time they met this season.  Other first round games include Pierre against SF West, Watertown faces Rapid City, and Brandon Valley takes on the host Huron team.  We'll have the broadcast of all the Yankton Legion games starting tomorrow at 10:00 on 1450, KYNT.

USD was picked to finish eighth in the ten-team Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season poll.  Three-time defending champion North Dakota State was chosen to win the conference, with South Dakota State in second place and Northern Iowa tabbed for third.  The Coyotes had two defensive players selected for the pre-season all-conference team, defensive lineman Drew Iddings and linebacker Auston Johnson.
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Substation Permit Approved

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Officials with Northwestern Energy were granted a conditional use permit Monday evening by the Yankton City Commission that will allow them to begin moving forward on construction of the new substation that will be located on Whiting Drive. Northwestern Energy Operations Manager Brad Wenande says the substation is part of a twenty-two million dollar project that includes a new switching station located in the Napa Junction area as well transmission lines to the new substation. When asked about possible health risks associated with electrical transmission lines Wenande says there are no studies that have demonstrated that such risks exist for people who live near power lines.Wenande says construction of the new substation is expected to begin this year.


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Missouri River Expo

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

As part of the planning process for a number of local events directly tied to the Missouri River, organizers yesterday reviewed the first ever Missouri River expo held in early May at Riverside Park and looked for ways to improve the event in the future. National Park Service Ranger Dugan Smith says the Missouri River Expo was an opportunity for people to appreciate the scenic beauty of and diverse ways to enjoy this unique portion of the river.  smith says as part of an effort to expand the expo next year to include a wider segment of the public organizers are considering adding more exhibits and presenters to the event. Smith says one possibility in future years will be to hold the Missouri River Expo as a two-day event.


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Avera State Health Plan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Changes to the health insurance plan for State of South Dakota employees have caused a change in policy throughout the Avera Health Care system. Avera Medical Group Chief Medical Officer Doctor Tad Jacobs says the designation of certain services as Tier One procedures had meant that patients needing those services were required to travel long distances and incur higher out of pocket expenses to receive that care. Jacobs says Avera has made the commitment to treat State of South Dakota Employee Health plan members as if they were being seen at a Tier One facility for a list of procedures designated by the State adding that Avera will accept the same out of pocket payment from State Employee Health Plan members as they would have paid to receive the designated services from a Tier One provider. South Dakota’s new state employee health plan went into effect July 1st and covers a three-year term. 


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KYNT Sports 7-28

Monday, July 28, 2014
Sioux Falls professional Andre Metzger shot an 18-under-par total of 198 to win the 54-hole Thrivent Financial Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament.  Metzger picked up $7,300 with the six-shot victory over current Dakotas Tour points leader Nick Delio from Valencia, CA.  Omaha golfer Tad Leistico won his fourth straight Fox Run amateur title with a 209 total, seven-under-par.  Leistico teamed with Yankton golfers Scott Kooistra and Fred Lyman to defeat 51 other threesomes and win the amateur team division with a 42-under-par score.  Yankton golfer Mark Casey had a hole-in-one Sunday, with an eight-iron the 13th hole at Fox Run.

Tabor scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Lesterville 10-9 in the District 6-B amateur baseball tourney at the Freeman field.

Madison shut out Groton 10-0 Sunday in the Class B Legion baseball state tourney at Leonard Cimpl Park.  Host Tabor beat Castlewood-Clear Lake 14-9 to stay alive in the tourney, and Tabor will face Groton at 5 p-m today.  McCook-Miner eliminated Dakota Valley 23-11 Sunday.

Longtime Bon Homme and Wagner football coach Russ Morrell died Friday of a heart attack while fishing in Alaska.  Morrell won 233 games in his coaching career, seventh on the all-time list in South Dakota...and guided the Cavaliers to state titles in 1994 and 1995...and was named to the South Dakota Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
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Sign Ordinance Dsicussion

Monday, July 28, 2014

Representatives of the National Field Archery Association and Mount Marty College last night voiced their concerns regarding Yankton’s recently revised sign ordinance to members of the city commission who in turn directed city staff to examine the situation and see if accommodations could be made for large scale events. Representing the National Field Archery Association Nancy Wenande says there are plans for placing extensive signage throughout the community to welcome archers ahead of major archery events such as next years’ World Archery Youth Championships. City Commissioner Dave Knoff says in order to help inform people who are not familiar with the Yankton community he sees a need to allow signs for large events such as archery tournaments and welcoming new students to campus. Yankton’s new sign ordinance went into effect about one year ago.


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Hillcrest Pro AM Tournament

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Forty-First annual Hillcrest Golf and Country Club Pro-AM golf tournament is set to get underway this Thursday in Yankton. Hillcrest Golf Pro Sean Riley says a total of two hundred eight amateur and professional golfers are expected to compete in this year’s Pro-Am tournament. Riley says top prize at the tournament this year is twenty-one thousand dollars. The Forty-First Annual Hillcrest Golf and Country Club Pro-Am Tournament gets underway this Thursday and runs through Sunday.

 


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