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Together We Are One

Monday, July 25, 2016

Local public safety professionals are coming together at Fantle Memorial Park next Tuesday evening for an event that is being called Together We Are One. City Manager Amy Nelson says just as the National Night Out events that have been held in the past, Together We Are One is meant to give members of law enforcement and other first responders the opportunity to meet with local community members. Nelson says it is important to foster good relationships with the community and their public servants. Together We Are One is set for 5 to 8 PM next Tuesday at Fantle Memorial Park in Yankton.


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River Boat Days Kayak Run

Monday, July 25, 2016

As it has for the past several years, Yankton’s 2016 River Boat Days Celebration will again feature a kayak run on the Missouri River. Organizer Jarret Bies says the run begins at the bubble near the Chief White Crane campground area and ends at either Paddlewheel Point or the Riverside Park boat ramp. Bies says while a few of the kayakers have a competitive attitude about the River Boat Days kayak run most are just looking to have some fun on the water. The River Boat Days Kayak Run is set for 230 PM on August 20th during the 2016 River Boat Days celebration. 


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10th Annual Bash to the Colonies

Sunday, July 24, 2016
We are now only a month away from the chartable sailing event that is quick becoming a staple of the Lewis and Clark Lake. Nicole Muilenberg, Vice-President of “Bash to the Colonies” says the idea came from a simple idea among friends and now is in its 10th year. Muilenberg says there will be a “Pre-Bash 5k Fun Run or Walk” in Yankton on July 30th. The 10th Annual Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta at Lewis and Clark Lake is the weekend of August 26th to the 28th.

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YFPC Walkaway Caught in Cedar Co.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A prisoner who walked away from the Yankton Federal Prison Camp early Saturday morning was captured later the same day by staff of the Cedar County Sheriff’s office. According to a press release from the Yankton Federal Prison Camp, inmate Johnny Carl Tiner was discovered missing from the minimum security camp at approximately 1:40 AM Saturday July 23rd. At approximately 4 PM the same day he was apprehended in a corn field in Cedar County, Nebraska. Tiner was sentenced in the Northern District of Texas to 120 months for being a “Felon in Possession of a Firearm”. He had a projected release date of February 13th, 2021. 


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Discover Downtown

Friday, July 22, 2016

As part of its mission to boost traffic to Yankton’s downtown and encourage business growth, Onward Yankton is hosting a Discover Downtown event set for next week. Downtown Business Owner Cathy Clatworthy says when the idea of an event showcasing the downtown area was first mentioned, the response from other business owners was overwhelmingly positive. Clatworthy says from her perspective, there is a lot of appeal to operating a business that is located in a community’s downtown. Onward Yankton is hosting a ribbon cutting next Thursday at 5 PM to kick off the Discover Downtown event at Onward Yankton’s new downtown home, located at 104 West 3rd Street (formerly Books and Beans).


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Sales Tax Numbers

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sales tax numbers for the city of Yankton have shown some modest improvement during the past month. Sales tax numbers for June showed an increase of just over three percent and City Finance Officer Al Viercek says the retail segment of the local economy has been a little sluggish lately. Viercek says as of now he doesn’t think that this year’s sales tax numbers will have much of an impact on the current budget. Viercek says sales tax numbers for this year is up about two-point-seven percent. 


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Rock N Rumble

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The second annual Rock N’ Rumble event is set to get underway in downtown Yankton Friday. Chairperson Stephanie Moser says Rock N’ Rumble begins today with music from The Austin-Buescher Band and Bad Hamster starting at 4 PM. Out of respect for his contributions to the community Moser says this year’s Rock N’ Rumble parade is dedicated to the memory of Steve-Chopper-Johnson. The second annual Rock N’ Rumble event begins today and concludes tomorrow in downtown Yankton.


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MSAC Meeting

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Finding the keys to sustain a reservoir like Lewis and Clark Lake will not only involve engineering but also an economic framework to put solutions into action and Brigham Young University engineering professor Rollin Hotchkiss, will speak on sedimentation issues the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition meeting set for August 1st  in Yankton. Executive Director Sandy Stockholm says one possibility for removing the sedimentation that is building up in Lewis and Clark Lake is to flush the material downstream. Stockholm says each lake on the Missouri river reservoir system has a different life expectancy. The meeting of the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition is set for August 1st at the Landing Restaurant in Yankton.


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Onward Yankton One Million Cups

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Community members are being asked to tell Yankton what types of businesses could bring growth to our community’s downtown area during a special 1 Million Cups workshop set for next week. Onward Yankton President R-J- Reiger says during the workshop attendees will brainstorm different ideas about what new businesses would be a good fit for the downtown. Reiger says he would like to see a large number of people give their input at this One Million Cups meeting. The Onward Yankton 1 Million Cups workshop is set for next Wednesday at  9 AM at the Discovery Church in downtown Yankton.



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Yankton College All-Class Reunion

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Keeping the Dream Alive is the theme for this years’ Yankton College All-Class reunion which begins today and concludes this weekend. Y-C Executive Director Jan Garrity says one highlight of the bi-annual event is the honoring of alumni who have excelled in fields such as athletics and humanitarian work. Yankton College will be re-located to the Mead Cultural Center once the renovation project is complete and Garrity says that move will allow Y-C historical documents and memorabilia to preserved for many years to come. Garrity says about two hundred alumni and their families are expected to attend the 2016 Yankton College All-Class Reunion.


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