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Cedar County Double Fatality

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reported a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon which claimed the lives of two area residents.  The collision at 3:13 p-m yesterday took place on Highway 12 in Cedar County three miles west of the Highway 57 intersection. 

The Sheriff’s Office says a westbound car driven by 22-year-old Mollie Schieffer of Fordyce crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup driven by 63-year-old Bradley Schumacher of rural Crofton.  Schieffer and Schumacher were both pronounced dead at the scene, and the accident remains under investigation by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.


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Onward Yankton

Friday, August 28, 2015

The six finalists for the ten thousand dollar prize that has been offered by the Onward Yankton Committee will be presenting their ideas for moving our community forward to the public Monday night. Committee Member Carmen Schramm says the public will have the opportunity to ask the finalists about their proposals at the presentation. As one of the presenters herself, Schramm says she has been busy getting ready for Monday night’s forum. The six finalists in the Onward Yankton contest will present their ideas to the public beginning at 630 PM Monday at the Discovery Church in downtown Yankton.


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Mount Marty School Year Begins

Friday, August 28, 2015

With the arrival of students this weekend for the 2015-2016 school year Mount Marty College is preparing to begin classes next week. Media Relations Director Kristi Tacke says while most students began arriving in Yankton yesterday, members of some of the athletic teams began coming to the school within the past week. Tacke says this is a busy time for both incoming freshmen and students returning for the year to Mount Marty. Tacke says the first full day of classes for students in the 2015-2016 school year is Monday


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9th Annual Bash to the Colonies

Friday, August 28, 2015

The ninth annual Bash to the Colonies a benefit for South Dakota Special Olympics is set to get underway Saturday morning at Lewis and Clark Lake. Organizer Jeff Wahl says along with the sailboat regatta, the weekend’s activities include a B-B-Q and awards ceremony before ending with Pirate Day and entertainment at Cottonwood Sunday. Wahl says the public is welcome to attend and observe the races on Lewis and Clark Lake. Wahl says entry fee for the race is one hundred twenty five dollars with all entry fees being donated to South Dakota Special Olympics.


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Drug Bust

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrests of two men on a number of drug charges Wednesday afternoon. Blake Rierson age 20 and Shadron Baker age 18 were arrested at a residence in the Riverside Acres area and have been charged with possession and distribution of controlled substances including K-2, a synthetic form of marijuana and T-H-C wax, a highly concentrated form of marijuana as well as possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office reports that tips from neighbors concerned with the high volume of traffic at the residence led to the arrest.


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Discovery Bridge Accident

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A truck accident that spilled diesel fuel and antifreeze on the Discovery Bridge was responsible for interrupting traffic entering or exiting Yankton on Highway 81 for several hours Thursday afternoon. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says shortly after 1 PM a semi-truck struck the bridge on the south end and then jack-knifed across the roadway, spilling diesel fuel and antifreeze from the vehicle in the process. No one was injured in the crash but Nickles says the work of emergency responders was made more difficult by the traffic on the roadway that was driving through the spilled fuel. Nickles says the accident scene was cleared by about 3 20 PM Thursday.



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Crane-Youngworth/Williams Field Project Survey

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A public survey on the future of the Crane-Youngworth/Williams Field project is currently available on the Yankton School District website. The survey was begun earlier this month and Superintendent of Schools Wayne Kindle says it will be available until the end of September. Kindle says once the school board has the results of the survey at their  October meeting, a date for a meeting with the public to discuss the survey’s findings will be set. Kindle says people who do not have access to the internet can go to any of the Yankton schools, the Center or the Yankton Community Library to complete it.


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Discover Your Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In recognition of their 99th anniversary, The National parks service is hosting a Discover Your Park event Saturday at the Mulberry Bend Overlook, located near Vermillion. Ranger Dugan Smith says the goal of the event is to kick-off a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary next year by encouraging local people to get outdoors and enjoy the Missouri National Recreational River. Smith says the event is family orientated and will include hikes led by park rangers and information on the history of the national park service and the Missouri River. Smith says the Discover Your Park event is set for 10 AM to 2 PM at the Mulberry Bend Overlook south of the Vermillion-Newcastle Bridge.


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City Sales Tax Numbers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After a decline last month sales tax numbers for the city of Yankton have shown a strong increase in recent weeks. City Manager Amy Nelson says the increase is seen throughout all the sectors of the local economy including retail, construction and tourism. Nelson says at this time there is no reason to think that the current strong sales tax figures will not continue through this fall and winter. Nelson says the city saw an increase of eight-point-seven-six percent over the July of last year and is now up five-point-nine-nine percent for the year over this time in 2014.


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YSD ACT Scores

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Students at Yankton High School who took the A-C-T test this year have earned the highest composite score in the school’s history. Superintendent of the Yankton School District Wayne Kindle says scores improved in all areas tested including math, science, reading, English as well as the overall composite test score. Kindle says credit for the improved scores belongs with the entire school system including the students and their parents. Kindle says A-C-T scores can have a huge influence on a student’s ability to qualify for scholarships or to meet entrance requirements at a college or university.


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