Category Archives: Local News

Benson Earns Second Term on Yankton City Comm

Benson Earns Second Term on Yankton City Comm

Bridget Benson was re-elected this week to a second three-year term on the Yankton City Commission. Benson says she was very pleased with the election results. Benson says addressing the wastewater projects and the trail system repair are two important City needs this year. Benson says she enjoys working with City of Yankton employees. Benson…read more »

Johnson Elected for Third Term on Yankton City Comm

Johnson Elected for Third Term on Yankton City Comm

Yankton Mayor Nathan Johnson was elected to a third term as a City Commissioner in Tuesday’s municipal vote. Johnson says he was elated at the election results, and Yankton voters sent a pretty clear message on the direction of the City. Johnson says the wastewater treatment plant is a major concern right now, and so…read more »

Villanueva First, Followed by Johnson and Benson in City Election

Villanueva First, Followed by Johnson and Benson in City Election

Yankton firefighter Mike Villanueva joined incumbents Nathan Johnson and Bridget Benson as the top three vote-getters in Tuesday’s Yankton City Commission election. Villinueva says he’s excited for the opportunity to serve the citizens as a member of the Yankton City Commission. Villanueva says Yankton’s preparation for medical marijuana and the wastewater treatment plant are two…read more »

Reward For Tammy Haas Information

Reward For Tammy Haas Information

On the day of what would have been her 48th birthday, the investigation continues into the 1992 death of 19-year-old Tammy Haas of Yankton. Yankton Police Commander Todd Brandt says Tammy would have been leading an active and fulfilling life but that ended in 1992. Tammy Haas’ death was caused by a hyperflexation of her…read more »

YSD to Study Elementary Buildings

YSD to Study Elementary Buildings

The Yankton School District received nine proposals to serve as architects for a study on school buildings, and last night the list was narrowed down to three. Yankton School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says this study will focus primarily on the Elementary School buildings. Kindle says the architect that is chosen will be working on…read more »

Fire Destroys Yankton House This Morning

Fire Destroys Yankton House This Morning

Yankton fire crews were called out early today to a blaze which destroyed a house at 5th and Picotte. Yankton Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says the 4:30 AM fire was potentially very dangerous, but two adults and three children got out of the house safely. Nickles 1 04-12-21 Nickles says the fire started on…read more »

Heartland Humane to Expand Transportation Service

Heartland Humane to Expand Transportation Service

The Heartland Humane Society is expanding their services thanks to a major donation this year from 100 Women of Yankton. The 100 Women group has donated $16,550 and Heartland Humane Executive Director Kerry Feilmeier says the money will help meet their transportation needs. Feilmeier 1 04-09-21 Feilmeier says they are excited to host their first…read more »

Area COVID-19 Update for 4/10

Area COVID-19 Update for 4/10

Yankton County reported six new positive tests of COVID-19 on Friday and now has 72 active cases of the virus.  The Yankton School District reported two active cases of COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, one each at Lincoln and Beadle Elementary Schools. There are currently 97 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in South Dakota and…read more »

Historic Preservation Commission Honors Jones

Historic Preservation Commission Honors Jones

The Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission honored long-time Board member Ken Jones at their quarterly meeting this week. Jones says he is proud of what the group has done since being formed seven years ago in Yankton County. Jones 04-09-21 Bernie Hunhoff chairs the Historic Preservation Commission and says Ken Jones has been a real…read more »

Yankton County Commission Recap

Yankton County Commission Recap

The Yankton County Commission met on a number of topics earlier this week. Commission Chair Cheri Loest says the County did not get a Bridge Improvement Grant for the repair of Stone Church Bridge earlier this year, but they approved design engineering to hopefully get that grant next year. On another subject, Loest says the…read more »