Category Archives: Local News

GAR Hall Needs Some Improvements

GAR Hall Needs Some Improvements

The historic GAR Hall in Yankton, built in 1887 by union veterans of the Civil War, is needing some additional upgrades. GAR Hall is home to Yankton Area Arts. Yankton Area Arts Executive Director Julie Amsberry says as part of Giving Tuesday this year, they are undertaking a fundraising effort titled dollars for doors… Amsberry…read more »

Yankton Festival Of Lights Returns Thursday

Yankton Festival Of Lights Returns Thursday

This Thursday, the City of Yankton will host the annual Holiday Festival of Lights. The event includes the Parade of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony to celebrate Yankton’s holiday season. City of Yankton Events and Promotions Coordinator Brittany Lacroix says the night begins at 6:00 PM with the lighted parade downtown… LaCroix adds that following…read more »

Wagner Principal Resigns Amid Allegations

Wagner Principal Resigns Amid Allegations

The Wagner High School principal has resigned from the school district after allegations that the principal had made racist comments earlier this year. Wagner High School principal and activities director Neil Goter, and his wife Cindy, who was a teacher in fourth grade, both tendered their resignations earlier this month. The resignations where were approved…read more »

Lesterville Man Involved In Fatal Nebraska Crash

Lesterville Man Involved In Fatal Nebraska Crash

A Lesterville man was involved in a fatal accident in Pierce County Thursday night. Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt says that his deputies were called to the scene on Highway 81 near the Highway 98 junction shortly after 11:00 p.m., at which point deputies discovered a two-vehicle fatality accident. A northbound GMC Envoy driven by…read more »

Hall Of Trees Opens

Hall Of Trees Opens

The 4th annual Hall of Trees at the Mead Cultural Education Center is here. The Mead building is filled with over forty-five Christmas trees decorated by Yankton organizations and businesses. The display opened Friday in conjunction with three new holiday exhibits featuring Tonka Toys by Micah James, Snow Globes by Janet McKenzie and Vintage Quilts by the Yankton County Historical…read more »

Small Fire Occurs At Yankton Bank

Small Fire Occurs At Yankton Bank

An improperly extinguished cigarette caused a small fire in Yankton Wednesday. Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickels says that the fire department was dispatched to a report of a railing on fire shortly before 12 noon Wednesday at the First Nation Bank of Omaha, located at the corner of fourth and Broadway. The bank was…read more »

Celmer Family Announces MMU Gift

Celmer Family Announces MMU Gift

On Wednesday evening, in the entrance of Cimpl Arena on the Mount Marty University campus, a major gift to the university was announced. Marcus Long, President of MMU, made the announcement… Dr. Larry Celmer and his wife, Martha “Marty” Celmer, decided to give back to an institution that has been near to his heart for…read more »

New York Men Arrested After Defrauding Yankton Bank

New York Men Arrested After Defrauding Yankton Bank

Three men from New York were arrested in Chamberlain after they attempted to defraud at least four banks, including one in Yankton. The Chamberlain Police Department says three men, all from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested after an alert bank manager called police to report what she believed was a fraudulent check. Police say on…read more »

Familiar Face Appointed To Yankton Planning Commission

Familiar Face Appointed To Yankton Planning Commission

A familiar face to the city of Yankton has been appointed to fill an open position on the Yankton Planning Commission. Yankton Mayor Stephanie Moser has appointed former Yankton City Commissioner Dave Carda to the planning board… Yankton City Commissioner Tony Maibaum welcomed the appointment of Mr. Carda… Carda spent over a decade serving as…read more »

Yankton Hy-Vee Gives Back

Yankton Hy-Vee Gives Back

Employees from Yankton Hy-Vee visited the Yankton School District this week to donate 3,200 personal-sized hand sanitizers in an effort to help schools stay germ-free during cold and flu season. Yankton Hy-Vee Store Director Ben Conway says Hy-Vee is committed to providing communities and families with everything they need to make it through cold and…read more »