Category Archives: Local News

Parents Need To Put Prevention On Back To School List

Parents Need To Put Prevention On Back To School List

With the end of summer nearing and the start of another year of school, an unfortunate familiar foe will be heading back to hallways and classrooms, too. COVID-19 and its Delta variant remain. Avera Sacred Heart Infection Prevention Specialist Liz Healy says parents should plan on prevention steps now… Healy encourages students, especially elementary age…read more »

Volunteers Needed At Avera Sacred Heart

Volunteers Needed At Avera Sacred Heart

Healthcare volunteers are in high demand, especially in Yankton. Avera Sacred Heart hospital has had a over thirty five percent decline in volunteers over the last year, mainly due to COVID restrictions. Avera Sacred Heart Volunteer Services Coordinator Carla Hummel says the statistics being a healthcare volunteer is extremely rewarding… Hummel adds that local long…read more »

State Inmate With Yankton Ties Back In Custody

State Inmate With Yankton Ties Back In Custody

A state prison inmate with Yankton ties is back in custody after escaping last week. Brandon Scott was placed on escape status Thursday when he left his community service job site in Sioux Falls without authorization. Scott is serving sentences from Sanborn County and Minnehaha County for eluding a police officer, Yankton County for grand…read more »

Olivet Man Rescued After Becoming Trapped In Grain Bin Monday

Olivet Man Rescued After Becoming Trapped In Grain Bin Monday

A rural Olivet man is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped in a grain bin for several hours Monday afternoon. Menno Volunteer Fire Chief Jai Walter says that their department was dispatched just after 4:00pm Monday afternoon to a farm four miles north of Olivet to a report of man the became trapped in…read more »

More Details Released Following Sunday Manhunt In Yankton

More Details Released Following Sunday Manhunt In Yankton

More details are being released today in connection to the manhunt that occurred Sunday evening in Yankton. On Sunday afternoon, Turner County Deputies and the Centerville Police Department were dispatched to an aggravated domestic assault that took place just outside Centerville. It was report that a male subject had fought his son and then pulled…read more »

One Vehicle Rollover Near Freeman Lands Driver With A DUI

One Vehicle Rollover Near Freeman Lands Driver With A DUI

A one vehicle rollover occurred southeast of Freeman early Sunday morning. Turner County Sheriff Steven Luke says deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident near 283rd Street and 443rd Avenue just after midnight. When Deputies arrived on scene, the vehicle was in in a creek near the road upside down. Luke adds that upon…read more »

Lake Yankton Trail System Upgraded

Lake Yankton Trail System Upgraded

A major expansion to the Yankton area trail system was highlighted with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday. The 1.4-mile addition begins just west of the National fish hatchery parking lot near the foot bridge and runs south around Lake Yankton. Game Fish and Parks Regional Park Supervisor Jeff Van Meeteren says this trail expansion is…read more »

Step Forward To Prevent Suicide In Yankton

Step Forward To Prevent Suicide In Yankton

The Yankton community will be joining together this weekend to prevent suicide in our community. The Helpline Center along with Bridging Yankton is hosting the annual Step forward to prevent suicide remembrance walk and ceremony to be held at Riverside Park Saturday morning. Bridging Yankton founding member Jan Garrity says this event is near and…read more »

Dakota Theater Raising The Roof

Dakota Theater Raising The Roof

Yankton’s historic Dakota Theater is raising their roof-literally. The return of audiences this season is raising spirits and funds for long-needed repairs, starting with the roof. Lewis and Clark Theatre Company President Michael Schumacher says their roof project has been put off for far too long… Schumacher adds that community response for the needed project…read more »

Fleegs Bridge To Be Closed Wednesday

Fleegs Bridge To Be Closed Wednesday

An annual inspection will prompt closure of the Fleeg’s bridge east of Yankton on Wednesday. Yankton County Highway Superintendent Mike Sedlacek says that the Jim River Bridge (Fleegs Bridge) on Old Highway 50 will be closed Wednesday (August 4th) between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their yearly maintenance repairs and annual…read more »