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Ben Rust

Monday, September 19, 2016

Yankton High School senior Ben Rust has been named as a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Rust says a semifinalist has to submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes essays and information about extracurricular achievements, awards, and leadership positions and must be endorsed and recommended by a school official. Rust says scholarships are available to the seventy-five hundred finalists in the competition. Rust says he is considering pursuing computer studies at Dakota State University following his graduation from Yankton High school.


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Miss Mitchell

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Yankton Regional Aviation Association and First National Bank are sponsoring a Meet Miss Mitchell event at Chan Gurney Airport this weekend. Long-time Y-R-A-A member Steve Hamilton says tours and flights will be available on Miss Mitchell which is a B-25 bomber a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied air forces during World War II. Hamilton says Sunday morning the 19th annual fly-in breakfast at Chan Gurney Airport will take place. Hamilton says Miss Mitchell is expected to arrive in Yankton at 9 AM Saturday and will be available for rides and guided tours through 5 PM Sunday.


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Kamp for Kids

Friday, September 16, 2016

The 7th annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids is set to get underway this Sunday at the National Field Archery Association Headquarters. N-F-A-A President Bruce Cull says the fact that the event’s admission price is lower when a young person is accompanied by a parent or other adult shows the dedication that Ted Nugent has towards not only getting young people involved in outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing, but in spending time as a family as well. Cull says with fewer people actively involved in the outdoors these days it is important to show young people what opportunities exist there. Cull says the 7th annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids runs from 8 AM to 5 PM Sunday at the National Field Archery Association Headquarters in Yankton.


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YHS Homecoming Royalty Announced

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Next week is the 91st homecoming celebration at Yankton High School.  The Y-H-S Senior class has chosen this year’s Royalty and these candidates will appear in coronation next Thursday evening before the winners are announced.

The “Pioneer Princess” candidates are Kelsey Westerman, McKenzie Schroeder, Kristen Rezac, Cheyanne Crisman and Jacey Anderbuerg.  The “Pioneer Prince” hopefuls are Nate Stephenson, Treyson Slate, Jordan Kathol, Avery Brockberg and Jordan Bak.

The homecoming Parade will be in downtown Yankton next Friday, September 23rd starting at 2:30 p-m…the Bucks will host Pierre in the homecoming football game at 7:00 at Crane-Youngworth…and the Pioneer Day Dance in the Y-H-S Commons will follow the game.

 


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YHS Fire Alarms

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday morning’s thunderstorm is being blamed for triggering the fire alarms at Yankton High School even though no fire was present. Superintendent Wayne Kindle says the decision was made not to evacuate the students during the alarm. Kindle says along with the false alarm, the storm caused leaks in the roofs of some of the school district buildings including the high school. Yesterday morning’s storm reportedly caused problems with computers and phone systems throughout Yankton.


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Macy's in Yankton

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Along with the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board the Yankton community was visited this week by representatives of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Carmen Schramm says during a social for the advisory board producers of the Macy’s parade made an unexpected appearance.  Schramm says the state of South Dakota has had a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade for the past seven years and the producers are spending time visiting our state.  Schramm says she is following up with the parade’s producers to learn more about what impressions they have of the Yankton community.


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Riverside Park Playground

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A dedication ceremony was held yesterday for the new playground that will be installed at Riverside Park. Director of Parks and Recreation Todd Larson says due to Riverside Park’s high visibility having modern facilities available for the public to use is important.  Work on the project will get underway yet this month and Larson says the playground’s installation is set for next spring.  Larson says the new Riverside Park playground is expected to be open for public use by some time next May.


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Record Goal for Yankton United Way

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Yankton United Way announced their campaign goal of $600,000 at a kickoff event last night, which is a 14 percent increase over the previous record $527,000 raised last year.

This year’s campaign chair is Shauna Kauth, who says this amount is the largest in history for the United Way in Yankton.  Kauth says many people on their Board of Directors and other volunteers will work hard to reach this goal as they try to expand their base of people who give.

United Way Executive Director Lauren Hanson says the fundraising helps to meet the needs of 24 agencies and 52 programs in the Yankton area.


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Sandi Kramer Wins Volunteer Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The United Way and Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton will now be honoring the Volunteer of the Year with a “Spirit of Volunteerism” Award named after long-time United Way Director Pam Kettering.

The first winner was Yankton School District Food Service Director Sandi Kramer, who said it was quite a shock to win that award Tuesday night.  Kramer has head up the local Sack Pack program since its beginning, and the program has expanded every year to serve the needs of hungry children in Yankton.

The Yankton United Way and Volunteer Services also gave out a pair of “Big Thanks Awards” last night, one to NuStar Energy and one to the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan.

 


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SmrtGrid

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Co-founder of SmrtGrid Ryan VanZee presented to One Million Cups Yankton yesterday morning regarding SmrtGrid, a new product that promises to improve public safety and shorten the length of unplanned power outages. VanZee says once installed on a powerline pole, SmrtGrid relays information regarding whether that pole is moving in the wind, has been knocked down and if it still has electricity running to it. VanZee says by pinpointing which power poles are experiencing trouble SmrtGrid improves safety for linemen and shortens the length of power outages which can provide significant benefits to livestock producers. VanZee says electrical cooperatives in South Dakota are showing  interest in utilizing the SmrtGrid technology on their power lines.


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