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Mead Building Update

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Construction work on the Mead Building restoration project has been continuing throughout the summer months. Dakota Territorial Museum Director Crystal Nelson says a crew of inmates from the South Dakota Department of Corrections has been working on refilling the mortar between the stones on the building’s north-side.  Nelson says with wetter weather recently workers have been doing plaster and window work inside the facility. Once the renovation work is completed plans are to move the Dakota Territorial Museum to the Mead Building located on the old campus of the South Dakota Human Services Center.


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Special County Highway Meeting

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The condition of roads and bridges throughout Yankton County and the possibility of implementing a levy on property that would be specifically designated for the repair and maintenance of that infrastructure will be explored at a special meeting of the Yankton County Commission set for next Monday night. Commission Chairman Todd Woods says at Tuesday's meeting the commission heard from Highway Superintendent Brian Gustad that seven miles of county roads need overlay work at a cost of about one-and a half million dollars that have not been budgeted for. New legislation allows counties to implement a levy of up to ninety cents per thousand dollars of property value to be specifically used on highway infrastructure and Woods says the meeting next Monday is to look at that possibility and hear from the public their thoughts on the issue. Woods says the Special Yankton County Commission meeting on the road and bridge levy is set for 7 PM next Monday at the Yankton County Government Center.

 


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Crane-Youngworth Public Forum Held

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last night an open forum was held at the Yankton High School Theatre to gather public opinions on possible renovations to Crane-Youngworth Field or the alternative of moving Yankton High School Football to the much newer Williams Field north of the high school.Superintendent Wayne Kindle says despite the low turnout a civil conversation was had about the pros and cons of the propositions. One of the chief considerations for the school board with this project will be the sentimental value of Crane-Youngworth Field, which will be 89 years old in October.

Kindle says the next step in the process is to open up a survey for the public to respond with where they stand on the issue. The survey will be open until the end of September and Kindle hopes to present those findings to the School Board during their October Meeting; he also spoke of the possibility of opening the field up to the public so residents can view the condition of the facility themselves.

A copy of the Powerpoint presentation given can be accessed here.

 

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Rail Authority

Monday, July 6, 2015

Members of the Yankton County Commission are expected to appoint Kolberg-Pioneer President Jeff May to serve as the fifth member of the newly-formed Yankton County Regional Rail Authority Tuesday. Commission Chairman Todd Woods says May will be formally appointed to serve on the board as the fifth at-large member from the area community. Woods says the establishment of the rail authority here is a good step forward for local economic development efforts The Yankton County Commission meets today at 4 PM at the Yankton County Government Center.


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Super Hero Fun Run

Monday, July 6, 2015

The South East South Dakota CASA program has announced plans for their 2nd annual Super Hero Fun Run set for Memorial Park in Yankton the morning of July 18thExecutive Director Sherrie Rodgers-Conti says as part of the activities at the event people will walk or run a route which will take them around Memorial Park. Conti says along the route activity stations will be manned by members of local organizations such as the fire and sheriff’s departments and the South Dakota National Guard. Conti says the 2nd annual South East South Dakota CASA Super Hero Fun Run is set for Memorial Park in Yankton at 9 AM on July 18th.

 


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4th of July Fireworks Always a Success

Sunday, July 5, 2015

On Saturday night just ahead of some bad weather the Independence Day Fireworks Show at Riverside Park had a chance to proceed as planned. City Manage Amy Nelson says a number of factors give Yankton the edge in presenting such a fantastic show for thousands of people. Last year damp conditions forced the show to be launched from the Meridian Bridge, but this year residents were able to watch the show from up close from the pedestrian path on the top deck of the bridge.

 


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Crane- Youngworth Williams Field Meeting

Friday, July 3, 2015

Officials with the Yankton School District are holding a public meeting Tuesday to gather input on what the community’s thoughts are regarding the future of Crane-Youngworth Field. Superintendent Wayne Kindle says while the issue has been discussed at several school board meetings, no decision regarding the future of Yankton’s aging football facility has yet been made. Kindle says the school board wants to hear from the public what their concerns are and how they would like to see the issue addressed. The Crane Youngworth/Williams Field meeting is set for 6:30 PM Tuesday at the Yankton High School Theater.


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Mo Mighty A River For All Seasons

Friday, July 3, 2015

Yankton Area Arts’ annual exhibit The Mighty Mo Photo Show opens  Friday at the G-A-R Hall Art Gallery. Yankton Area Arts Director Julie Amsberry says The Mighty Mo Photo Show showcases the works of photographers from around our area on the theme of the Missouri River. Amsberry says awards in several categories for photos in the exhibit will be presented at a gallery talk program set for early August. Amsberry says the Mighty Mo: A River for All Seasons exhibit runs from July 10th through August 25th at the G-A-R Hall Art Gallery.

 


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Fourth of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 2, 2015

People from around our area will be in Yankton tomorrow evening to enjoy the annual fireworks display at Riverside Park. Yankton Parks and Recreation Department Director Todd Larson says the fireworks display will not be shot off of the Meridian Bridge this year meaning that bridge will open for foot traffic during the event. Larson says city staff ask that people using the bridge to view the display do not place chairs, blankets or other obstructions on the bridge that would affect the ability of people to walk or bicycle on it. The Fourth of July fireworks display is expected to begin at about 10 PM tomorrow, weather permitting.

 


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Fire Call

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Yankton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a basement of a home near the intersection of 8th Street and Douglas Avenue about 4 PM yesterday. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says the fire was on a stove and had been put out by an extinguisher but the building received some smoke damage as a result of the fire. Nickles says firefighters were on scene for about one half hour.

  


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