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PUC Wind Farm Hearing Tonight

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public input hearing tonight in Avon, discussing a proposed 201-megawatt wind farm.  The wind farm would be located on approximately 36-thousand acres in western Bon Homme and eastern Charles Mix Counties.

The public hearing starts at 6:30 tonight in the Avon High School gymnasium.

 

 

 


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6th Meridian Hop Farm

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The combined desire to operate their own farm while returning to their roots in the Yankton area was the driving force behind the establishment of the 6th  Meridian Hop Farm by the Ryan Heine family about two years ago. Owner-Operator Ryan Heine says after researching the subject he was convinced that there is a market for hops, the bittering agent used in beer in our area. Heine says to this point he has sold hops to commercial breweries on what is referred to as the spot market, but he hopes to be able to sign a contract to supply hops to a micro-brewery or other producer in the near future. Heine says he is exploring the possibility of establishing a nano-brewery at his farm so that potential customers can actually sample what the hops he grows tastes like. 


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Centennial Founders Day Event

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Staff members of the Missouri National Recreational River are hosting a Centennial Founders Day Event in honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this evening at Riverside Park. National Park Service Ranger Dugan Smith says once people experience the recreational opportunities found on the Missouri National Recreational River they realize how special this stretch of the river is. Smith says tonight’s event includes reenactor Adam Lundquist who will portray President Teddy Roosevelt who helped to establish some of our nation’s first National Parks. The Missouri National Recreational River’s Centennial Founders Day Event is set for 6 to 8 PM tonight at the Riverside Park Amphitheater.


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Fourth Street Closure

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From The City of Yankton:

4th Street, from Broadway Avenue to Burleigh Street, will be closed on Wednesday, August 24th. During this time, the contractors, for the Highway 50 reconstruction project, will be paving a portion of the north side of the highway. Side street access will be permitted, for local traffic, as the paving operation allows. 4th Street is scheduled to be re-opened late afternoon or early evening, on the 24th.


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Napa Study Firm Hired

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Yankton Area Progressive Growth has hired the firm of Engineered Rail Solutions to complete a feasibility study on the Napa Junction ag development site. Y-A-P-G President John Kramer says since Napa Junction is served by a number of rail carriers a study needs to be done to understand what types of firms might be interested in the site. Kramer says E-R-S was chosen to conduct this study because of their expertise in rail shipping. Kramer says he expects the study will be completed sometime in November.


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Zika in South Dakota

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

South Dakota has reported its first Zika virus infection.  State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says the infection has been confirmed by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and involves a woman who traveled to a country where the Zika virus is found. Kightlinger says Zika is a tropical mosquito-borne illness that hasn’t been shown to be carried by the mosquitoes found in our area of the country. Kightlinger says individuals who become ill within two weeks of travel to Zika-affected areas should see their doctor and pregnant women who travel to Zika transmission areas should be tested within two to twelve weeks after their return whether they show symptoms or not.


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Pine Street Bridge

Monday, August 22, 2016

Members of the Yankton City Commission last night gave their approval to moving forward with the reconstruction project for the Pine Street Bridge, utilizing a state grant for about eight hundred fifty-five thousand dollars. In response to concerns about preserving the historical nature of the structure City Manager Amy Nelson says if the city is willing to fund them, some enhancements to the bridge may be possible, but caution needs to be exercised. When asked about the possibility of rehabilitating the bridge instead of rebuilding it Nelson says that may be possible, but means the city would lose the state funding for the project that is currently in place. Nelson says a bid letting for the project is expected in October with the reconstruction project for the Pine Street Bridge getting underway as soon as next spring.


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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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