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Yankton City Golf Classic

Monday, August 22, 2016

The 23rd  annual Yankton City Golf Classic is set for this weekend with play at Fox Run Golf Course on Saturday and Hillcrest Golf and Country Club on Sunday. Entrants must be age 18 or older and either have a Yankton mailing address as their residence or are a member of either course and Fox Run Golf Pro Kevin Doby says the tournament is structured for golfers of different ages and levels. Doby says with the opportunity to play both courses for an entry fee of fifty dollars this tournament is a good value for local golfers. Doby says entry forms are available at either Fox Run or Hillcrest, deadline to enter is 5 PM tomorrow.


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Successful Riverboat Days

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Large crowds enjoyed the 33rd annual Yankton Riverboat Days over the weekend.

Riverboat Days Co-Chair Randy Oliver says it was a fantastic weekend.  He complimented the community of Yankton and everyone who helped throughout the weekend, and says they were very pleased the event was safe and had such good weather.

The Summer Arts Festival was a big success, and Yankton Area Arts director Julie Amsberry says the festival was very well attended.  She says the arts vendors were very pleased with the turnout and how nice people are in Yankton.

The Riverboat Days Board of Directors will spend all day Monday cleaning up Riverside Park and then turning it back over to the City of Yankton.

 


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Captain & Belle Pleased

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This year’s Captain & Belle of Yankton Riverboat Days thought the weekend event was fantastic.

Joleen Smith says this year’s festival will have many good memories, and Randy Smith says the weekend was wonderful and gives a big thanks to everyone involved.

Randy and Joleen Smith chose a ’57 Chevy BelAir from Harrisburg to get the Captain & Belle Trophy at the Classic Cruiser Car Show…and they were thrilled when their 10-year-old grandson Gunner Rogers from North Carolina was the winner of the Kids Pedal Pull.


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USS South Dakota Replica and Parade

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Yankton Riverboat Days Parade included a unique entry this year, a replica of the U-S-S South Dakota.

Deb Bodenstendt chairs the Commissioning Committee for the submarine, and says they had a five-foot replica of the U-S-S South Dakota in the Parade.

Riverboat Days Parade chairman Wayne Williamson there were 125 entries in Saturday’s parade with the theme of “How The West Is Fun”.  The parade winners included Northwest Vets for the Commercial category, the Tri-State Old Iron Association for the Non-Profit groups, and David Nelson and Lester Mueller for Best Vehicle.

There were a couple dozen raffle prize winners announced on Sunday including 500 dollar cash prizes for A-J Schoenfelder, Darla Tielke, Deb Boyd and Mark Hurlburt.

 

 


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Pine Street Bridge

Friday, August 19, 2016

The proposed rehabilitation project of the Pine Street Bridge which would’ve maintained the structure’s historical character has hit a snag. Mayor Charlie Gross says following the recent approval of a resolution to determine if the structure could be rehabilitated in a manner that would keep its’ historic value by the Yankton City Commission, the South Dakota Department of Transportation has informed the city that the project is ready for bid-letting. Gross says while he can’t be certain what his fellow commissioners will decide, he thinks it’s unlikely they will give the state grant for work on the project. The Yankton City Commission meets Monday at 7 PM at the Regional Technical Education Center.


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River Boat Days Economic Impact

Friday, August 19, 2016

Along with providing three days of entertainment to local and area residents alike, Yankton’s annual River Boat Days celebration has a substantial economic impact as well. River Boat Days Board Member Dave Wright says the results of a survey conducted by Mount Marty College several years ago showed what local fast food businesses already knew: River Boat Days weekend is their busiest of the entire year.  Wright says local non-profits also benefit by being paid to help with different aspects of River Boat Days such as helping to collect garbage and taking tickets. Opening ceremonies for the 2016 River Boat Days celebration are set for 6 PM tonight at Riverside Park.


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Food For Thought Open House

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A public open house was held yesterday afternoon for the new Food For Thought school food pantry that is being established at Lincoln Elementary School. Lincoln Principal Paul Struck says as an educator he has personally seen the effect that hunger has on a young person’s ability to learn. Struck says with evening hours the Food For Thought school food pantry will make it easier for people who are not able to get to the Yankton County Contact Center during the day to obtain the food their families need. Food for Thought opens next month at Lincoln Elementary School and its’ hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month starting September 14th .


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RBD Extreme Bull Riding

Thursday, August 18, 2016

As part of this year’s Yankton River Boat Days celebration rodeo fans will be able to again enjoy extreme bull-riding at the Yankton Rodeo Grounds this Saturday evening. Forty-three riders are expected at this year’s event and Organizer Doug Hevle says Yankton is a popular stop on the extreme bull riding tour. Stock for this year’s event will be supplied by Shad Smith of Sidney, Iowa and Hevle says people are welcome to stop at the Yankton Rodeo Arena tonight as the bulls are being unloaded. Hevle says Extreme Bull Riding gets underway at 730 PM tomorrow at the Yankton Rodeo Arena.

 


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YHS Sports Kick-Off

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The start of the new school year in the Yankton School District on Monday also means that the fall sports seasons will be in full swing. Yankton High School Activities Director Ryan Mors says on Monday evening the public is invited to attend their annual fall sports kick-off. Mors says at the kick-off coaches will comment on how they expect their teams to do this fall. Mors says the YHS annual fall sports kick off is set for 530 PM Monday at the Yankton High School Commons.

 


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Food For Thought Open House

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

An open house is set for Thursday to showcase the new Food For Thought school food pantry that will soon be operating at Lincoln Elementary School. Backpack Program Coordinator for Feeding South Dakota Allison Struck says there has been great community support here in establishing the Food for Thought food pantry. Struck says people attending the open house should enter the school from the northeast entrance. The Food For Thought school food pantry public open house is set for 430 to 6 PM Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School.


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