Category Archives: Local News

Two Women Killed in Cedar County Accident on Hwy. 81 (update)

Two Women Killed in Cedar County Accident on Hwy. 81 (update)

A three-vehicle accident Saturday night in Cedar County killed two local women.  The crash involved two vehicles which collided head-on five miles south of Yankton Saturday evening and a third vehicle was also involved. The drivers of the two cars that collided were pronounced dead at the scene, and the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office identified…read more »

Aquatic Center to Open May 31

Aquatic Center to Open May 31

The Huether Family Aquatic Center will open to the public on Memorial Day, May 31st. Yankton Parks and Recreation Director Todd Larson says people interested in buying summer-long passes can do so now. Larson says they plan to have staff on-site by the last week of May to get pass-holders ready for the season. The…read more »

Two Local Candidates for YPD Chief

Two Local Candidates for YPD Chief

The search for a new Yankton Police Chief has come down to just two candidates, both of them current Commanders in the Yankton Police Department.  Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says the two finalists to replace Chief John Harris this summer are Yankton Police Commanders Todd Brandt and Jason Foote. Leon says the final decision…read more »

Dvoracek to Assume YHS Principal Post in 21-22

Dvoracek to Assume YHS Principal Post in 21-22

The Yankton School District will have a handful of new administrators for the 2021-22 school year. Current Middle School principal Todd Dvoracek will take over as principal at Yankton High School, and says this year was a challenge and appreciates the flexibility of everyone he worked with. Dvoracek 1 5-3-21 Dvoracek says he is looking…read more »

YAPG and Chamber To Merge as “Yankton Thrive”

YAPG and Chamber To Merge as “Yankton Thrive”

The voting by Yankton Chamber and Yankton Area Progressive Growth memberships showed overwhelming support for their planned merger. Chief Executive Officer Nancy Wenande says it was exciting to see over 35 percent of the members from each group voting on the proposal. The new organization will be called Yankton Thrive, and Wenande says surveys of…read more »

Yankton School Year Drawing to a Close

Yankton School Year Drawing to a Close

The Yankton School District is nearing the end of a school year filled with drastic changes. Yankton Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says there were many factors that allowed the district to have in-person learning options this school year. Kindle 1 5-3-21 Kindle says decreased community spread of the coronavirus also helped keep students in the…read more »

Arbor Day Tree Planting Friday in Yankton

Arbor Day Tree Planting Friday in Yankton

Arbor Day is held on the last Friday of April each year, and is meant to celebrate the planting of trees in our communities. Yankton Parks and Recreation Director Todd Larson says there is a special Arbor Day tree planting tomorrow morning at 9:00 at the Marne Creek West Greenway off West City Limits Road.…read more »

Interviewing Yankton Police Chief Candidates

Interviewing Yankton Police Chief Candidates

The City of Yankton is conducting interviews this week to fill the position of Yankton Chief of Police. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says they identified four candidates who are taking part in face-to-face interviews this week. Leon says they hope to have a new Police Chief hired in the next month or so. Leon…read more »

Yankton City Comm Works on Medical Cannabis

Yankton City Comm Works on Medical Cannabis

The Yankton City Commission held a work session Monday to discuss components of their Medical Cannabis Ordinance. Yankton City Attorney Ross Den Herder says the commission agreed that two dispensaries will be allowed in Yankton based on its market size and security needed. Den Herder says applications for medical marijuana dispensaries will first go to…read more »

YPD Officers Work With BF/LF

YPD Officers Work With BF/LF

Two Yankton Police Department officers will be working with children as volunteer mentors. Yankton Police Corporal Brad Parker says the officers will be serving as mentors with the United Way Big Friend – Little Friend program. Parker says it’s great that new officers with the Yankton Police Department are getting involved in the community. Wilson…read more »