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Onward Yankton Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last evening for the new offices of Onward Yankton located in our community’s downtown area. Onward Yankton Committee Member Tony Maibaum says their new headquarters is one of a number of buildings that have been vacant in Yankton’s downtown. Maibaum says going forward, Onward Yankton will be focusing on their capital campaign to generate the funds needed to pursue their goals. Onward Yankton’s tours of vacant buildings in the downtown area is set for 10 AM through 230 PM today.


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YPD Chaplain

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pastor Rick Slattery of Calvary Baptist Church has been named as the new chaplain for the Yankton Police Department. Chief of Police Brian Paulsen says police officers regularly encounter very stressful situations in the course of their duties that can impact a person’s mental health. Paulsen says Pastor Slattery has the skills that will make him well-suited for the position of police chaplain. Paulsen says Pastor Slattery has already been active in meeting the officers and learning about what members of Yankton Police Department do on a daily basis.


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NDEAM Awards

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Yankton’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month  committee is seeking nominations for the awards of Outstanding Employer of the Year and Outstanding Employee with a Disability. Division of Rehabilitation Services District Supervisor Jennifer Trenhaile says it is important to recognize businesses who hire employees who may have a disability of some type. Trenhaile says the Employee of the Year Award is named after former Yankton resident Pat Smith. Trenhaile says nominations must be submitted by August 31st .


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Yankton Bank Robbed Tuesday

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Wells Fargo Bank on Cedar Street in Yankton was robbed Tuesday afternoon.  Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulson says the armed robbery 9-1-1 call was received at 4:55 PM.  Paulson says a package was left in the bank that could possibly have been dangerous.  Paulson says the suspect left the area by traveling up the alley to Third Street in a small, silver Kia S-U-V.  Paulson says the amount of money taken is not being disclosed and no customers were inside the bank at he time of the robbery.  No injuries were reported.  The bank and surrounding buildings were evacuated and three square blocks of downtown Yankton were blocked off for approximately four hours last night.

 


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Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The investigation into the bank robbery that took at the downtown Wells Fargo Bank in Yankton on Tuesday afternoon will most likely take some time to complete. Chief of Police Brian Paulsen says while it is possible that law enforcement may catch a lucky break in the case, it is more likely that some time will be needed to assess the evidence that is now being investigated. Paulsen says the employees at the Wells Fargo Bank deserve credit for the way they conducted themselves both during and after the robbery. Paulsen says he is not sure what the contents of the package left by the robber at the Wells Fargo was, it is currently being examined by the FBI.

 


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Onward Yankton One Million Cups

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

To kick off their Discover Downtown event taking place later today Onward Yankton asked members of the public at yesterday morning’s One Million Cups for their input on potential uses for the vacant buildings that are located in downtown Yankton. Onward Yankton Marketing Co-Chair Kristen Hicks says the ideas submitted included everything from new restaurants to rental facilities to specialty shops. Hicks says while the amount of money needed to begin to renovate one of these vacant buildings may seem large at first there may be ways for people to make that happen. Onward Yankton is hosting at ribbon cutting at 5 PM today at their new downtown offices located at 104 West Third Street.

 


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ASHH Security

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital has announced plans to upgrade the security system at their Women’s and Children’s Unit. Spokesman Nathan Johnson says starting Monday, the doors to the Women’s and Children’s Unit which provides obstetrical and pediatric care, will be locked twenty-four hours per day. Johnson says the upgrades continue a trend towards providing greater security for patients and visitors. Johnson says Avera Sacred Heart is continuing to look at the need for other security measures in the future.

 


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Westbrook Estates Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A ribbon cutting was held yesterday at the newly completed Westbrook Estates apartment building, part of a new housing development on Yankton’s west-side. Steve Boote  owner of Eagle Construction says the involvement of Yankton Area Progressive Growth and local governments in creating a tax increment financing district for the project has made it possible to charge monthly rent below the current market value. A number of local contractors have worked on the project and Boote says that has contributed to the speed with which the construction work has been completed. Boote says his investment group has enough land to build three more similarly sized apartment buildings at Westbrook Estates. 


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ADA Celebration

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Community members came together yesterday at Riverside Park to celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act which was signed into law in 1990. Events and Promotions Coordinator Brittany LaCroix says it is important that people be aware of the need by many community members for infrastructure that is accessible to those with mobility issues. Yankton Mayor Charlie Gross says over the past years the city of Yankton has made some improvements regarding accessibility and he expects that will continue into the future. The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.


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ASSH Security

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital has announced plans to upgrade the security system at their Women’s and Children’s Unit. Spokesman Nathan Johnson says starting Monday, the doors to the Women’s and Children’s Unit which provides obstetrical and pediatric care, will be locked twenty-four hours per day. Johnson says the upgrades continue a trend towards providing greater security for patients and visitors. Johnson says Avera Sacred Heart is continuing to look at the need for other security measures in the future.

 


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