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Historic Preservation Ordinance Volunteers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help explain the historic preservation ordinance that will be on the Yankton County fall general election ballot in November. Chairman of the Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission Bernie Hunhoff says approval of the measure would dedicate one twentieth of a mil tax levy, estimated to be about seventy-five to eighty thousand dollars annually towards local historic preservation efforts such as the Mead Building renovation project. Hunhoff says anyone interested in volunteering to help support the effort to pass the historic preservation ordinance should come to the Mead Building for an informational meeting set for this evening. Hunhoff says the historic preservation ordinance volunteer meeting is set for 7 PM today at the Mead Building on the south campus of the South Dakota Human Services Center.


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Fall In The Park

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A new outdoor fall event is set for later this month at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Naturalist Nancy Teachout says the 1st Annual Fall In The Park is meant to attract local residents to enjoy Lewis and Clark Recreation Area during the autumn months after the traditional tourist season is over Teachout says people attending the Fall In The park event will be able to participate in an obstacle course, laser tag and air rifle and archery shoots. Teachout says the 1st Annual Fall In The Park event is set for 1 to 5 PM at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area Welcome Center on September 20th


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Lake Yankton Renovation

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In an effort to restore the popular species of game fish that had inhabited Lake Yankton prior to the flooding of 2011, the planned renovation of the lake is set to get underway Wenesday. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission District Fisheries Manager Jeff Schuckman says weather permitting crews will begin using rotenone  to kill the fish that remain in Lake Yankton Wednesday morning. Schuckman says the fish killed in this manner are not suitable for human consumption and will be allowed to decay naturally. Schuckman says plan are to begin restocking Lake Yankton this fall with a combination of largemouth bass and bluegills.


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Pennington Grave Dedication

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A ceremony is planned for this afternoon at the Yankton Cemetery to place a gravestone on the unmarked grave of one of South Dakota’s First Ladies, Amanda Pennington. Chairman of the Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission Bernie Hunhoff says after moving from Alabama and leaving two children who had perished and been buried there Amanda Pennigton had died in 1884 and been buried in an unmarked grave here to await the fulfillment of her wish to be buried next to the two children she had left behind.  Hunhoff says a service will be conducted by the Episcopalian Bishop of South Dakota the Right Reverend John Tarrant and will include the placement of a headstone donated by Luken Memorial. Hunhoff says the dedication service for the grave of Amanda Pennington is set for 3 PM today at the Yankton Cemetery.


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YSD 2014-2015 Budget

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Yankton School Board has given it’s approval of the school district’s 2014-2015 budget which includes a general fund budget of just under fifteen million dollars. Business Manager Jason Bietz says last year the school district finished the budget year with a small surplus. Bietz says this year’s budget is balanced between revenues and expenses by using money from the school district’s health insurance fund as well as the district’s capital outlay fund. Bietz says the total valuation of taxable property for the Yankton School District is currently at about one-point-one billion dollars. 


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Meridian Bridge Plaza Project

Monday, September 8, 2014

Following action on an easement connected with the Meridian Bridge Plaza project at last night’s Yankton City Commission meeting, construction on the renovation of a portion of the community’s downtown area is expected to begin soon. Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation Director Todd Larson says the easement on some property currently owned by Farm Credit Services was needed to insure that the city can do work on the site as needed into the future. Larson says construction work on the Meridian Bridge Plaza project is expected to begin the next two weeks.


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