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Yankton Dot Co

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plans are underway to launch a new website dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in the Yankton area. One Million Cups Organizer Ben Hanten says after having worked for most of the past year to promote entrepreneurial efforts in eastern South Dakota corridor through Think 29, he now wants to focus his efforts on the Yankton community. Hanten says the Yankton-dot-co  website will be include content on local entrepreneurs and their businesses, as well as a way for people to network with others in the Yankton area. Hanten says he expects the Yankton-dot-co website to be on-line early next year.


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Stevens House Majority Whip

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

District 18 Representative Mike Stevens has been elected to serve as one of four Majority party whips in the South Dakota House. Stevens says the role of a whip involves communicating among various levels of state government and helping to orientate new legislators to some of their duties such as writing bills and addressing fellow legislators on the House floor. Stevens says one advantage of the whip position is more frequent contact with Governor Daugaard and the opportunity to present his views to the state’s Chief Executive Officer. The 2015 South Dakota legislative session opens on January 14th.


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YAA Tour of Homes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Tour of Homes fundraiser set for early next month to benefit the Yankton Area Arts Association. Yankton Area Arts Executive Director Julie Amsberry says people on the tour this year will see the historical Dewey Danforth home which was constructed in the 1870’s. Amsberry says another historical residence on the tour of homes is the Hoffman House which was constructed in 1880 and has an interesting history. Amsberry says tickets for the 2014 Tour of Homes, set for 1 to 4 PM on December 7th are available at the G-A-R Art Gallery, Yankton Hy-Vee and Rexall Drug.

 


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Rural Rewards Program

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Rural Rewards program is a cooperative effort administered by the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center that is seeking to train people to work in long-term health care facilities through-out our region. Executive Director Sandy Viau-Williams says nursing homes are finding it difficult to hire enough qualified people to provide direct care services their residents. Williams says because of its’ flexibility, certified nursing assistant training would be a good choice for someone who is interested in a health-care career or who needs to enhance their job skills while continuing to work at a full-time job. Williams says anyone interested in participating in the nursing assistant training program should contact the Yankton AHEC office or go to the Rural Rewards website for an application.


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19th Annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Organizers are busy preparing to serve a holiday meal to as many as three thousand people as the 19th annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast gets underway next Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. Event Founder Steve Johnson says since the community feast was begun nearly two decades ago it has grown from a meal for few hundred people to an event that fed nearly three thousand last year. Organizer Donna Madson says volunteers are needed to help with the feast by either delivering meals to people who are unable to attend the community feast or by serving the meal. The 19th  annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast will be next Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church 2 with meals served from 4:30 to 7 p.m.


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Weed Superintendent Resigns

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Longtime Weed Superintendent for Yankton County Tom Schramm has resigned his position. Yankton County Commissioner Allen Sinclair says current plans are to have the weed superintendent’s duties moved to the Yankton County Highway Department. Sinclair says it makes sense to have the highway department employees addressing weed issues throughout the county while saving the twenty thousand dollar per year cost of the weed superintendent’s salary. Schramm’s resignation is effective December 31st.


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2014 AA State Volleyball Tournament

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the 2014 Class Double A State Volleyball Tournament set to get underway Thursday at the Summit Activities Center the community of Yankton is making preparations to welcome the volleyball players and their fans. Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Stephanie Moser says her efforts ahead of the tournament have involved raising awareness among local businesses about the tournament and preparing to host the event’s hospitality room. Moser says making the tournaments’ visitors to our community welcome is not only good business while the tournament is going on, but could also generate business into the future. Yankton High School students in grades 9 through12 will be released from school at 11 AM Thursday due to the State Double A Volleyball Tournament, busses will run at normal times, including pickup at the high school. Students in Pre-school through 8th grade are in session for a regular school day.

 


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Winter At The Summit Activities Center

Monday, November 17, 2014

Colder weather and shortened hours of daylight can mean a lowering of one’s activity level and a loss of the health benefits that come with regular exercise. Recreation Superintendent with the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department Tracy Grohtenhuis  says research has shown that the benefits of exercise include a lower level of stress, fewer days lost to illness and improved mobility. Grohtenhuis says the Summit Activities Center provides opportunities for exercise in-doors including water aerobics, Zumba and weight training equipment. Grohtenhuis says the Summit Activities Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day due to the holiday, but will reopen the following day at 8 AM.


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Yankton Area Art's Crimson Door

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Next month the Yankton Area Arts Association will be holding their annual Crimson Door Holiday Show. Director Julia Amsberry says the event is an opportunity for local artists to display and sell hand-made gifts for the holiday season at a low price. Amsberry says those who are members of the Yankton Area Arts Association will have the first opportunity to view and purchase the items at the event with a special discount. The gallery will be open to the public from the 6th of December to the 23rd at the G-A-R Hall on 508 Douglas.

 


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Cramer-Kenyon Holiday Victorian Tea

Sunday, November 16, 2014

On November 30th the Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home will be hosting its first ever Holiday Victorian Tea party. Board of Directors member Joan Neubauer says that at the ladies only event, guests will be served fancy Victorian era tea & food in the restored 19th century home. Neubauer says the occasion will also have an exhibit from the curator of the Dakota Territorial Museum, Crystal Nelson, who will display her own handmade clothing of the Victorian period. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Pretty and Prims at 222 Capital St. or by calling 260-6020.


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