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Bucks Game Halted by Lightning

Saturday, September 20, 2014
THE YANKTON BUCKS – ABERDEEN CENTRAL HOMECOMING GAME WAS POSTPONED IN PROGRESS LAST NIGHT AFTER A STORM HALTED PLAY AT THE HALF. AFTER LEADING 17-7 THE BUCKS HAD FALLEN TO A 20-17 DEFICIT WHEN LIGHTNING CLEARED THE STANDS AT HALFTIME. AFTER A TWO HOUR DELAY, OFFICIALS DECIDED TO COMPLETE THE GAME ON ANOTHER DATE. A MAKEUP DATE WILL BE DECIDED ON MONDAY.

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Sinclair Honored

Friday, September 19, 2014

Long-time member of the Yankton County Commission Allen Sinclair has been presented with the 2014 South Dakota Association of County Commissioners Outstanding Service by a County Commissioner Award. Sinclair was nominated for the award by Yankton County Register of Deeds Brian Hunhoff who says during his time as a commissioner Sinclair was involved in building a new county government center, county courthouse, law enforcement center, jail and highway shop. Hunhoff says Sinclair’s level-headed approach to the office of county commissioner will be missed when he retires from the board later this year. Sinclair was honored Tuesday at the 100th annual South Dakota Counties Convention in Pierre.


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Wilson Trailer Grant

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced that the city of Yankton has been approved for a local infrastructure improvement grant of one-half million dollars. Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Carmen Schramm says those funds will be used to help Wilson Trailer with road and other infrastructure improvements that will also aid in the development of an industrial park owned by the city of Yankton and Yankton Area Progressive Growth on the community’s north side. The Local Infrastructure Improvement Program provides grants to assist in funding the construction or reconstruction of infrastructure for the purpose of serving economic development projects.


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Mount Marty College Enrollment

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mount Marty College has seen an increase in enrollment this fall among members of the freshman class. Interim President Thomas Lorang says the ten percent increase in incoming freshman this year to one hundred six students is good news for the school. Lorang says more good news for Mount Marty came recently as the school has been identified by Washington Monthly as number sixty nationally among baccalaureate colleges for Best Bang for the Buck, based on the economic value students receive per dollar spent on their education. Mount Marty College is the only South Dakota institution of higher education in its’ category and the second year in a row to receive the honor.

 


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No Lake Area Warning Sirens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Yankton County Commission took action yesterday to reject all bids that had submitted for a pair of storm warnings sirens that were to have been installed in the Lewis and Clark Lake Area. Commission Chairman Bruce Jensen says those bids were rejected following concerns that have been brought forward by lake area residents regarding the towers the sirens would have been placed on. Jensen says he supports holding a series of public meetings in the coming months to gather input from local residents on the proposed storm sirens. Jensen says he thinks that the project to install storm warning sirens in the Lewis and Clark Lake area will eventually move forward.

 


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MMC 125th Diocesan Celebration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mount Marty College is preparing to host the kick-off to a year-long celebration of the founding of the Sioux Falls Diocese one hundred twenty-five years ago with a mass in tribute to the schools’ founder Bishop Martin Marty Friday morning at Cimpl Arena. Mount Marty College Event Coordinator Wyatt Yager says Mass with Bishop Paul Swain is scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow at Cimpl Arena and will be followed by key-note speaker Chris Padgett. Yager says because parking at Cimpl Arena is limited shuttle buses will run from Saint Benedict’s Church beginning at 8:45 AM and will begin return trips at 12:30 PM. Yager says Friday's activities also include a picnic lunch and tours of the Mount Marty College campus.


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10th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ponca State Park is the site this weekend for the 10th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo. Missouri National Recreational River Park Ranger Dugan Smith says as a sponsor of the event the National Park Service seeks to educate people about the recreational opportunities that are available on the Missouri River. Smith says Ponca State Park is an area of Nebraska that is well-known for its’ scenic beauty that makes it the perfect setting for the annual outdoor expo. The 10th annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo begins Saturday and concludes Sunday at Ponca State Park.


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State of the Community Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Issues within the Yankton School District and workforce development were addressed yesterday at a State of the Community public forum hosted by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce. One of the obstacles to workforce development locally is a shortage of affordable housing and Yankton Area Progressive Growth President John Kramer says indications are that if more housing in the under two hundred thousand dollar range were available those homes would not remain unsold for very long. The Yankton School District is using reserves to balance its’ general fund budget annually and Superintendent of Schools Wayne Kindle says without a major change in the district’s financial picture an opt-out of the freeze on property taxes won’t be needed immediately but may be necessary in the future. Kindle says another challenge that the Yankton School District will have to face in the next few years is aging infrastructure at both Beadle Elementary School and Crane-Youngworth Field.


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Airport Breakfast

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Yankton Regional Aviation Association is hosting their 17th annual Airport Breakfast this Sunday morning at the Chan Gurney Airport. South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame member Steve Hamilton says depending on the weather in previous years as many as forty aircraft have flown into Chan Gurney for the airport breakfast. Hamilton says there will be aircraft and aviation related displays for people to enjoy at the breakfast. The Yankton Regional Aviation Association’s 17th annual Airport Breakfast is set for 8 AM to 1 PM this Sunday at the Chan Gurney Airport.


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Manufacturing Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
Executive Director of the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Carmen Schramm says one of the goals of the upcoming manufacturing week is to raise awareness of the growing relationship between Yankton High School students and local manufacturers.

Schramm says prior to manufacturing week, RTEC and the Chamber are teaming-up to walk the homecoming parade on September 19th, and she invites manufacturers to walk the parade wearing company logo wear.

Schramm says that as part of manufacturing week, on October 2nd the Yankton High School will open their doors for a public open house showcasing their career and technical education program.

Manufacturing Week runs September 29th through October 3rd and Schramm adds that Yankton and area schools will be touring seven Yankton manufacturers on September 30th.

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