Category Archives: Local News

Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

          On Sunday afternoon, the 6th annual Battle of the Badges was held at Mount Marty University’s Cimpl Arena, with another close game.           Sergeant Jeremy McNinch, of the Yankton Police Department, talks about the success of the day’s event…           Mike Villanuava, Yankton Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter, talks about the Yankton Special Olympics basketball…read more »

Candidates for Yankton City Commission Revealed

Candidates for Yankton City Commission Revealed

The list of candidates for the 2024 Yankton City Commission election became official Friday. With three seats open on the city commission, the candidates are: The Yankton School District received only two petitions – Kathy Greeneway & Jordan Schild – and will not be having a 2024 school board election. The Yankton City Commission election…read more »

Petitions for Yankton City Commission Election are Due Tomorrow

Petitions for Yankton City Commission Election are Due Tomorrow

Friday is the deadline for city commission candidates to turn in their nomination petitions for the upcoming city commission election. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says that candidates interested in running in the election, need a minimum of 50 signatures. Leon says that petitions need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday.read more »

Sheriff Getting a New Ride

Sheriff Getting a New Ride

          At their last meeting, the Yankton County Commission approved that the Sheriff’s Department replace their inmate transport van with a new van.           Yankton County Sheriff, Preston Crissey, talks about this planned and budgeted replacement…           Crissey talks about getting the new van locally…           Crissey talks about how the county is compensated for…read more »

Names in Fatal Accident Near Gayville Released

Names in Fatal Accident Near Gayville Released

The names involved in a fatal accident near Gayville last Saturday have been released. Preliminary crash information indicates a Ford van driven by Michael J. Myers of Sioux Falls was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of SD Highway 50 near Gayville. At the same time, a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Alex R. Heine of…read more »

Victims Identified in Bloomfield Double Homicide

Victims Identified in Bloomfield Double Homicide

The names of the two victims in a double homicide in Bloomfield that occurred Tuesday have been released. Nebraska State Patrol Captain Dain Hicks says that the two victims have been identified as Curtis Strom, 77, and William Reffett, 49. Hicks says that they were able to identify and arrest Alias Reed, 25, as a…read more »

Yankton Sheriff Food Bid Approved

Yankton Sheriff Food Bid Approved

          On Tuesday night, the Yankton County Commission approved a bid for the inmate food service for the Yankton County Jail.           Yankton County Sheriff, Preston Crissey, talks about efforts that he has taken in the past to control the cost of inmate meals…           Crissey talks about the results of opening inmate meals to…read more »

Bloomfield Arrests

Bloomfield Arrests

          Two Bloomfield residents have been arrested following a shooting Tuesday that left two men dead at Curt’s Lanes. The Nebraska State Patrol says at approximately 9:30 a.m. authorities received a report of a shooting at 112 West Grant Street in Bloomfield. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bloomfield Police found two men dead of…read more »

NSP Investigating Double Homicide in Bloomfield

NSP Investigating Double Homicide in Bloomfield

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a double homicide that occurred in Bloomfield, Nebraska Tuesday morning. Cody Thomas with the NSP says that multiple persons of interest have been detained as part of the investigation. Thomas says that additional details on the deceased are being withheld while officials work to make family notifications. NSP crime…read more »

Two-Vehicle Crash Near Gayville Results in One Fatality

Two-Vehicle Crash Near Gayville Results in One Fatality

A two-vehicle crash near Gayville Saturday resulted in one fatality. Preliminary crash information indicates a Ford van was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of SD Highway 50 near Gayville. At the same time, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling westbound headed towards Yankton on Highway 50. The vehicles crashed head-on. The driver of the van,…read more »