Category Archives: Local News

Yankton County Bridges

Yankton County Bridges

With an eye towards maintaining and improving infrastructure in the county’s highway system into the future, bridges dominated much of Tuesday night’s Yankton County Commission meeting. Commissioners approved applying for a Bridge Improvement Grant for a project to replace the Stone Church Bridge which if awarded, could see that project get underway as soon as…read more »

City Commission To Discuss Mask Mandate Again (Update)

City Commission To Discuss Mask Mandate Again (Update)

A special meeting of the Yankton City Commission has been called for Wednesday afternoon to again discuss the need for a mask mandate in the local community in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Mayor Nathan Johnson says since the subject of a mask mandate was discussed about week ago, some members of the city…read more »

Yankton Together We Can

Yankton Together We Can

It can take something as simple as a conversation among friends to spark an idea that can draw people from across the community together to help support a cause. Yankton Together We Can spokesman Dan Specht says seeing the sharp increase in COVID 19 cases throughout the region brought a group of community members together…read more »

Stone Church Bridge Grant

Stone Church Bridge Grant

A potential step forward to the eventual replacement of the Stone Church Bridge in Yankton County’s northwestern corner is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Yankton County Commission. Commission Chair Cheri Loest says where other James River bridges are expected to be repaired, the Stone Church Bridge has been earmarked for a complete…read more »

Three Yankton Inmates Placed on Escape Status

Three minimum security state prison inmates from Yankton have been placed on Escape status.  Inmates Seth Boocock, Corey Bales, and Matthew Fritz-Chappell all left the Yankton Community Work Center without authorization after 11:00 Friday night. Boocock is a 30-year-old white male, 5’9” tall weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and serving a ten-year sentence for…read more »

Area COVID-19 Update for 11/30

There were 65 new positive tests of COVID-19 in Yankton County over the weekend and the number of active cases has jumped up to a record-high 504.  Clay County reported 30 new positive tests and now has 280 active cases. There were 55 deaths linked to the coronavirus over the weekend in South Dakota with…read more »

Area COVID-19 Report for 11/28

There were 91 positive tests of COVID-19 in Yankton County over the past two days and the number of active cases has jumped up to a record-high 465.  Clay County reported 42 new positive tests and now has 269 active cases. South Dakota now has 16,382 active cases of COVID-19 and there are 569 people…read more »

Stevens Returns To The House

After a two year absence due to health concerns, District 18 Representative-Elect Mike Stevens is returning to Pierre for the 2021 session of the South Dakota Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives. While he is personally working to get ready for the session, Stevens says another question is how lawmakers will meet…read more »

Yankton Holiday Shopping Season

Yankton Holiday Shopping Season

The annual holiday shopping season is a crucial time for our community’s retailers and local officials are expressing optimism regarding the level of business activity they can expect over the next month. Yankton Area Progressive Growth CEO Nancy Wenande says both shopping activity last summer and on-line shopping options that are available locally are reasons…read more »

Ben’s Brewing Company Expansion

Ben’s Brewing Company Expansion

With the COVID 19 pandemic taking its toll on businesses and the overall economy, one Yankton business owner has decided 2020 is the right time to move forward with an expansion project that will increase product capacity well into the future. Owner of Ben’s Brewing Company, Ben Hanten says he knew another location was needed…read more »