Category Archives: Local News

Independence Day Fireworks Display a Big Hit

Independence Day Fireworks Display a Big Hit

Monday night, the Yankton community celebrated America’s Independence Day with another awesome fireworks display fired off the top deck of the Meridian Bridge. The show started about 10 pm, and lasted for 20 minutes for a huge crowd in Riverside Park and beyond. There were many visitors from out of town, who were not aware…read more »

Nebraska has Updated their Wildfire Protection Plan

Nebraska has Updated their Wildfire Protection Plan

The Nebraska Forest Service has completed an update to their Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Sandy Benson, from the Nebraska Forest Service, explains the purpose of the CWPP …. Landowners who participate in the CWPP are eligible for state and federal funds to help pay for the cleanups efforts. Benson talks about the benefits of having…read more »

Devil Dogs Support Bragging Rights

Devil Dogs Support Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights was held behind Missouri River Associates, next to the Meridian Bridge, on Thursday evening, and Marines were there to feed some hungry car fans. Roger Irwin, with our local detatchment of the Marine Corps League, explains how they got involved …. The Marine Corps League provided walking tacos, with all the fixings, for…read more »

Woman Falls onto Ledge of Discovery Bridge

Woman Falls onto Ledge of Discovery Bridge

The Yankton Police Department, Yankton County EMS, and Yankton County Search and Rescue responded to a report on Friday night at the Discovery Bridge of a female screaming under the bridge. The Yankton Police Department says that on arrival to the scene it was discovered that a female had fallen onto a ledge of the…read more »

Army Invades Bragging Rights

Army Invades Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights unveiled a mysterious motor on display on Thursday night. Front and center, the was one of the trucks from our local South Dakota National Guard Armory. Specialist LeAnne Sasse explains how had it was to convince the command to bring one of their Humvees. Children of all ages were checking out this unique…read more »

Yankton May Establish Aquatic Center Maintenance Fund

Yankton May Establish Aquatic Center Maintenance Fund

The Yankton City Commission met in a Work Session on Monday night, talking about possibly funding a maintenance plan for the Huether Family Aquatic Center. City Manager, Amy Leon, explains why they have started looking at setting aside money for the Aquatic Center …. Being a Work Session, the Commissioners were discussing possible options, but…read more »

Yankton Fireworks Show

Yankton Fireworks Show

The Yankton City Commission met on Monday night, talking about the Independence Day Fireworks Display. City Manager, Amy Leon, lays out the plan for the festivities …. The Meridian Bridge is a very unique location for a fireworks display, so the City Commission encourages everyone to enjoy what should be a great show. Leon talked…read more »

Pride Walk in Yankton

Pride Walk in Yankton

The Yankton High School Gay-Straight Alliance held the first Pride Walk on the Meridian Bridge in Yankton this weekend. Organizer Cohan Pietz says the turnout for the event exceeded expectations. Pietz says this will become an annual event in Yankton every June.read more »

Bragging Rights Coming on Thursday

Bragging Rights Coming on Thursday

Bragging Rights is coming on Thursday, June 30th, behind Missouri River Associates on 2nd Street. Julie Fisher, with Missouri River Associates, and creator of Bragging Rights, says that it is an event which everyone can enjoy. A special surprise has been arranged for this month’s Bragging Rights. A mystery military vehicle from the Army National…read more »

Shakespeare Video Stream Available

Shakespeare Video Stream Available

Mentioning Shakespeare and video steam in the same sentence may not be what is expected, but it does allow more people to experience the performance of a classic tragedy. Last week, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival had 4 live performances of Othello at Prentis Park in Vermillion. Kenny Ramos, who played Roderigo, describes the most…read more »