Category Archives: Local News

Railway Construction to Begin at Broadway Crossing Next Week

Railway Construction to Begin at Broadway Crossing Next Week

A detour will be put in place early next week in Yankton due to construction on the railway crossing on Broadway. Yankton Area Engineer for the South Dakota DOT Greg Rothschadl says that the construction is routine for the railroad, but will lead to the road being blocked for a few days. Rothschadl explains the…read more »

Brinkerhoff Receives Build Dakota Scholarship

Brinkerhoff Receives Build Dakota Scholarship

Yankton High School Senior Tommy Brinkerhoff received a full-ride scholarship to Southeast Technical College on Tuesday through the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund. Brinkerhoff will use the scholarship to study Law Enforcement Science in College. Brinkerhoff says that he has wanted to work in law enforcement since he first watched “COPS” as a child. Brinkerhoff, who…read more »

Avera Recognizes Volunteers with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Avera Recognizes Volunteers with Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital has recognized four volunteers with Lifetime Achievement Awards through the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program (PVSA). To qualify for national recognition, these individuals had to volunteer more than 4,000 hours in their lifetime. Beverly Hoebelheinrich has volunteered for over eight years at the Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs campus. Al…read more »

It’s Election Day for the Yankton City Commission

It’s election day in Yankton as there are three seats up for grabs in the Yankton City Commission election. There are four candidates this year, Dave Carda, Craig Sommer, and incumbents Bridget Benson and Mike Villanueva. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says that there are multiple voting stations set up in Yankton. Leon says that…read more »

New Deputy Fire Chief for YFD

New Deputy Fire Chief for YFD

          On Monday night, the Yankton City Commission announced the new Deputy Fire Chief for the YFD.           YFD Fire Chief, Tim Linke, talks about where Daniel Prendable was comes from before becoming a YFD volunteer firefighter…           Linke talks about how Prendable was chosen…           Linke announces Prendable’s start date and his new duties….…read more »

Willa B’s Crowned as Burger Showdown Winner

Willa B’s Crowned as Burger Showdown Winner

Willa B’s Bistro has been named the winner of the Yankton Burger Showdown. Brittany Wagner, the Tourism Director at Yankton Thrive says that they had several award categories. Wagner says that the Burger Showdown was an overall success. Wagner says that Thrive will follow up the Burger Showdown with a Taco Takeover in May.read more »

Goodwill Opens Vermillion Location

Goodwill Opens Vermillion Location

A new Goodwill location has opened in Vermillion. Bridget Solomon, the CEO of the Goodwill of the Great Plains, says that Goodwill is excited to be in Vermillion. Solomon says that employment and helping people find jobs is a big part of what Goodwill does. Goodwill hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. Solomon says…read more »

YHS Senior Named Build Dakota Scholarship Recipient

YHS Senior Named Build Dakota Scholarship Recipient

A Yankton High School student has been named a recipient of the Build Dakota Scholarship. Trey Smith, a senior at YHS, will be attending Mitchell Technical College in the fall and will be pursuing a degree in Progressive Welding. Smith explained his passion for welding. As a Build Dakota recipient, Smith will work at ASTEC…read more »