Category Archives: Local News

Yankton County Has New VSO

Yankton County Has New VSO

Yankton County has a new Veteran Services Officer. Cody Mangold has assumed the interm VSO position recently after Mike McDonald took an extended leave of absence. Mangold, who is also the South Dakota VFW commander, is excited to work with the veterans of our county… Mangold adds that another main part of his job is…read more »

Severe Storms Roll Through Yankton County Friday

Severe Storms Roll Through Yankton County Friday

A line of severe storms rolled through Yankton County this morning. According to Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt, there were a few branches down from older trees in Yankton. There was some corn partially leaning north of Yankton from the storm. Scherschligt says that winds reached up to sixty-two miles per hour at six…read more »

Two Adults Found Dead Near Beresford

Two Adults Found Dead Near Beresford

Two adults were found dead in a semi-truck along Interstate 29 on Tuesday afternoon. According to the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, two adults were found dead in the cab of the semi-truck near mile marker 35 south of Beresford on Tuesday. Autopsies on the two individuals have been completed, and the DCI is…read more »

Smoke Call Prompts Evacuation At USD Medical Building

Smoke Call Prompts Evacuation At USD Medical Building

The Vermillion Fire Department responded to a call of smoke in the Lee Medical Building on the campus of USD on Wednesday evening. According to Vermillion Fire Chief Matthew Callahan, before fire crews officially arrived on scene, they were notified by university police that there was smoke in the second and third floor of the…read more »

Threats Made By MMU Staff Member

Threats Made By MMU Staff Member

A threat was made against Mount Marty University by a staff member on Wednesday. According to a statement by MMU President Dr. Marc Long, on Wednesday morning, administrators were made aware of threats against Mount Marty facilities by a staff member. Long says in an abundance of caution and in line with campus policies, administrators notified…read more »

Yankton Planning Commission Talk Special Permitted Uses

Yankton Planning Commission Talk Special Permitted Uses

On a four to two vote, the Yankton County Planning Commission moved forward with a recommendation to the county commission to remove special permitted uses from the counties proposed article five ordinance changes. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the topic at their meeting Tuesday. Several Yankton County residents spoke to the planning…read more »

Aquatic Center Update

Aquatic Center Update

The brand new Huether Family Aquatic Center has officially been open for one week now, and business is booming. Yankton Mayor Stephanie Moser says lots of work has been done to get to this point… Moser says that the city commission has received nothing but praise and positive words from the folks that have used…read more »

Deck Fire Occurs In Yankton

Deck Fire Occurs In Yankton

The Yankton Fire Department quickly extinguished a deck fire Monday afternoon. According to Yankton Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles, crews were called to 411 Cedar Street after receiving a report of a deck on fire. He says part of the deck and the air conditioner was ruined. Nobody was home at the time of the…read more »

Clay County Bond Vote Is Tuesday

Clay County Bond Vote Is Tuesday

Clay County voters are hitting the polls Tuesday. They are being asked to approve or reject a forty-one-million-dollar bond issue being requested by the Clay County Commission. If approved the funding would be used to construct a new Clay County Courthouse, jail, and law enforcement center. The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company recently came…read more »

Former VFW Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty

Former VFW Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty

The former treasurer of the Yankton VFW Post 791 has pleaded not guilty. 37-year-old Colin Reisner has been charged with Aggravated Grand Theft for allegedly embezzling 100-thousand to 500-thousand dollars from the VFW Post.    The charge carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in state prison and a $30,000 fine.    A jury trial…read more »