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Yankton Area Relay for Life

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cancer victims, people who are battling cancer, and cancer survivors will be honored Friday at Riverside Park at the 19th annual Yankton Area Relay For Life. Organizer Carla Hummel says the relay for life brings together people who have been touched by the disease in some way to help raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Hummel says one of the event’s highlights will take place at 9 PM when the luminarias ceremony will be held. The Yankton Area Relay for Life is set for 6 PM to midnight Friday at Riverside Park.


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Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, June 23, 2016

As work this summer continues to progress on the construction of the new Yankton Boys and Girls Club, the organization is closing in on their capital fund campaign goal of four million dollars. Development Coordinator Frani Kieffer says an opening date for the new facility should be set for some time in mid-October. Kieffer says about two hundred thousand dollars remains to be donated before the goal of four million is reached.  Kieffer says the Yankton Boys and Girls Club’s endowment fund is now about seven hundred thousand dollars short of reaching its’ goal of three million dollars.  


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World Archery Officials in Yankton

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A number of officials with the World Archery Federation will be spending time in Yankton early next month. Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Stephanie Moser says the officials will be coming here to familiarize themselves with the Yankton area and what our community has to offer. Moser says the officials will be in Yankton for the annual Fourth of July celebration before touring the Black Hills. The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be hosting the 2016 U.S. National Field Championships & World Field Team Trials which run June 30th through July 3rd.


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Nelsen's Get Farm Family Award

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chris and Cindy Nelsen and their three children were named the 2016 Farm Family of the Year at the annual Yankton Chamber Ag Gala last night.

Cindy Nelsen says it is a great honor, and she keeps very busy with numerous ag-related organizations around the area.  Chris Nelsen is a fifth generation farmer, and their operation farms about three-thousand acres between Mission Hill and Yankton.


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Onward Yankton

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Onward Yankton has announced plans for an event to help discover what exists in our community’s downtown area and to see what future potential can be found there. President R-J Rieger  says at the end of July, Discover Downtown Yankton will give people the chance to see what businesses already operate there as well as tour of some of the areas’ vacant buildings to see what might be located there in the future. Rieger says Onward Yankton has purchased a building in the downtown for office space as well as rental space for a future tenant. Rieger says Onward Yankton’s renovated website is expected to be online by early July.


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Westbrook Estates

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

With wet spring weather behind us, work on the Westbrook Estates housing development on Yankton’s west side continues to progress. Yankton Area Progressive Growth President John Kramer says several new homes at Westbrook Estates have been sold with a high level of interest being shown by potential buyers for others that are under construction. Kramer says these new homes can provide housing opportunities for a variety of people with different needs. Along with single family homes, twin homes and four-plexes Westbrook Estates also has a seventy unit apartment building currently under construction.


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House Fire

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fire units from Lesterville and Yankton responded to a structure fire about 930 yesterday morning in the Utica area which has left a family of four homeless. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says because the fire had spread from the garage to the upper story of the home the decision was made to allow the structure to burn. Nickles says no one was home at the time of the fire and the Red Cross is working to provide the family with temporary housing. Nickles says a cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.


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Rural Development Site Analysis

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Yankton County Commission got their first look yesterday at the results of a rural development site analysis study that was recently conducted by staff at the District 3 Planning and Development Office. Commission Chairman Todd Woods says the fact that Yankton County’s current zoning regulations provide for a mile and a quarter set back from residences before a large-scale livestock feeding facility can be established means that no sites are currently available for such an operation. Woods says a number of issues surrounding zoning and ag production will need to be looked at the near future. The study was conducted as part of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s County Site Analysis program.


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Water Treatment Plant

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Yankton City Commission met Monday evening to discuss further work on improvements to the municipal water treatment system. The decision to no longer use the 1920’s era water treatment plant and to consolidate those operations in one location was made and City Manager Amy Nelson says depending on where the bid for the project comes in water rates will see an increase of two dollars and thirty-seven cents to just under three dollars per month to finance the project. Nelson says the project is expected to take two years to complete. Nelson says she is hopeful construction on the project can get underway next spring.

 


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Road and Bridge Funding

Monday, June 20, 2016

At their meeting Tuesday afternoon the Yankton county Commission will be discussing the recommendations put forth by the Road and Bridge Task Force regarding raising new revenues for infrastructure work. Commissioner Raymon Epp says depending on which increase is approved the two different proposals would raise an estimated six hundred thousand to one million dollars annually. Epp says the commission wants to hear from local citizens about these proposals and any other ideas they might have for generating revenue. The Yankton County Commission meets Tuesday at 4 PM.


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