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Manufacturing Week

Monday, September 29, 2014
This week is manufacturing week in Yankton and those associated with the industry are looking at this week-long celebration as a chance to raise awareness of the impact manufacturing has in Yankton and to also speak to the opportunities offered by a career in the field.
Josh Svatos, General Manager of the Regional Technical Education Center, says per capita, Yankton has the highest manufacturing presence in the state.

Svatos says people often associate words like dark, dirty, and dangerous with a manufacturing workplace, but he adds that the modern manufacturing environment is radically different.

Local manufacturers will be offering open houses for the public to see the inner workings of their plants all week long. 
A schedule of open houses can be found on the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce’s website. 
 

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Harvest Halloween Festival

Monday, September 29, 2014

The importance that the fall harvest season has in our lives will be recognized during the 2014 Harvest Halloween Festival set for downtown Yankton at the end of next month. Organizer Cathy Clatworthy says on Halloween children will be trick or treating in downtown Yankton followed by a parade and zombie walk. Clatworthy says that Saturday features a number of family events including pig races. Clatworthy says the 2014 Harvest Halloween Festival is set for October 31st and November 1st in downtown Yankton.


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Habitat For Humanity

Monday, September 29, 2014

Yankton is the site for this year’s South Dakota Habitat For Humanity state-wide fall event taking place this weekend. Director Julie Dykstra says without the help of numerous volunteers from a number of organizations in the local community Yankton County Habitat For Humanity would not be able to build the homes that are desperately needed here. Dykstra says while their thirty-eighth home is now under construction, they have been able to assist a total of forty families in obtaining affordable and safe housing. Dykstra says the 2014 South Dakota Habitat For Humanity state-wide fall event is set for this Saturday at Bella’s Restaurant in downtown Yankton.


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Truxedo

Monday, September 29, 2014

One of the leading manufacturers of pick-up bed and truck covers is Yankton-based manufacturer Truxedo which has been in business since 2000 and who opened their doors to the public yesterday as part of Manufacturing Week. Truxedo  General Manager Kristi Palecek (pal-uh-chek) says workers at the Yankton plant use fabric and aluminum to create the popular tonneau (tah-noh) bed covers that are seen on vehicles across the country. Palecek says opening their plant to the public during manufacturing week last year gave people the opportunity to see first-hand how their products are made and what a modern plant looks like. Palecek says Truxedo currently employs one hundred-thirty people who work a variety of shifts seven days a week.


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Yankton Area Progressive Growth Forum

Friday, September 26, 2014

In order to address the workforce development issues that are facing the Yankton area a new marketing campaign will be developed to inform potential employees of the career opportunities and quality of life that is available locally. Yankton Area Progressive Growth President John Kramer says many potential employees he has spoken with throughout the region in the eighteen to thirty year old age group are completely unaware of what the Yankton community has to offer. Kramer says a marketing campaign for the local area is under development that will target people in that demographic utilizing the social media and internet sources of information that people in that age group utilize. Kramer spoke at a forum of manufacturers and other business leaders hosted by Yankton Area Progressive Growth Friday morning.


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YHS Teacher Resigns

Friday, September 26, 2014

Following an executive session  Friday the Yankton School Board has accepted the resignation of industrial arts teacher Roy Erickson. Yankton Superintendent of Schools Wayne Kindle says Erickson’s resignation was received earlier this week. Kindle says the school district will now begin the process of hiring a replacement to cover classes that need to be taught. Kindle says Erickson’s resignation is effective immediately.

 


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Bliss Pointe Ribbon Cutting

Friday, September 26, 2014

In recognition of the completion of phase one of the Bliss Pointe housing development the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for next Thursday. V-C-D-C Executive Director Nathan Welch says phase one of the project includes seventy-one single family residential lots situated on twenty-six acres of land that has had infrastructure such as water lines, sewer and roads and sidewalks installed on it. Welch says the ribbon-cutting ceremony is an opportunity to thank and recognize the people in the Vermillion community who supported the project from its’ beginning. The Bliss Pointe housing development ribbon-cutting is set for 5:15 PM next Thursday in Vermillion.


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GOAC EB-5 Hearing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Some questions were answered and more were raised this week at a hearing held by the South Dakota Government Operations and Audit Committee as they look into the EB-5 visa for cash program. The committee examined written responses to questions that had been submitted by some of the principals involved including former Governor Mike Rounds and GOAC (GOH-ak) member District 18 Senator Jean Hunhoff says at this time she is not in favor of issuing subpoenas and hearing those responses under oath. South Dakota House Minority Leader District 18 Representative Bernie Hunhoff  says it is clear to him that more people were involved in the EB-5 scandal than former cabinet member Richard Benda who committed suicide in October of last year. The Government Operations and Audit Committee meets again to further review the EB-5 visa for cash program in mid-November.


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August Sales Tax Numbers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This week city staff released sales tax figures for the month of August in Yankton. City Manager Amy Nelson says August had a sales tax increase of two-point-two percent which continues a trend of growth for 2014. Nelson says generally speaking sales tax figures tend to be larger in the summer months than in the winter. In was only in the months of January and February this year that Yankton saw a decline in sales tax numbers. 


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Habitat For Humanity State-Wide Fall Event

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yankton is the host city for this year’s Habitat For Humanity state-wide fall Event set for October 4thYankton County Habitat For Humanity Director Julie Dykstra says about one hundred twenty-five people from across South Dakota have already registered for the fall event which is held to help recognize Habitat supports and volunteers for the work they have done throughout the past year. Dykstra says the fall event is an great opportunity to showcase Yankton to people who may never have visited our community before. The 2014 Habitat for Humanity state-wide fall event is set for 6 PM at Bella’s Restaurant in downtown Yankton on October 4th.


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