Category Archives: Local News

Ground Will Break This Summer On New Vermillion Elementary School

Ground Will Break This Summer On New Vermillion Elementary School

The Vermillion school district is officially seeking bids for construction on their new multi-million-dollar elementary school. Vermillion School Superintendent Dr. Damon Alvey says the plans are coming along great… Alvey adds that they will officially start breaking ground this summer… With the ongoing increases in products and services, the overall price tag for the project…read more »

Yankton Suspicious Death To Remain A Mystery

Yankton Suspicious Death To Remain A Mystery

The details of a March suspicious death in Yankton will remain a mystery to the public. Back in mid-March, the Yankton Police Department was called to a residence in the 700 block of West 11th Street to investigate a death that occurred. Yankton Police Chief Jason Foote says that officers responded to an ambulance call…read more »

Yankton Young Leaders Featured

Yankton Young Leaders Featured

Yankton’s young leaders are in the spotlight this month. Yankton Thrive has a daily feature of different local young community members on its website and social media channels. Yankton Thrive CEO Nancy Wenande says the project, “31 Under 31,” aims to highlight the accomplishments of Yankton business leaders who are under the age of 31……read more »

Yankton County Declares State Of Emergency

Yankton County Declares State Of Emergency

The Yankton County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency. At their meeting Tuesday, they took the action to help in recovery efforts from last week’s derecho. Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt says the declaration is needed to be eligible for any financial assistance from the state… Scherschligt adds that if anyone has any…read more »

Yankton Hires New Fire Chief

Yankton Hires New Fire Chief

The Yankton Fire Department has a new fire chief. Tim Linke has been selected to serve as fire chief starting in late June. Linke currently serves as a battalion chief in Lincoln, Nebraska. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says Linke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the city of Yankton… Leon adds that…read more »

It’s EMS Week In Yankton

It’s EMS Week In Yankton

This is National EMS Week-proclaimed by President Joe Biden. This year’s Emergency Medical Services Week theme, ‘Rising to the Challenge,’ pays tribute to the brave frontline professionals who work tirelessly to help their fellow Americans get immediate medical attention in their hours of greatest need. Local Yankton County EMS Administrator Steve Hawkins says mental healthcare for EMS…read more »

Local Anglers Find Success Early

Local Anglers Find Success Early

Anglers-young and old alike-are seeing success early on this fishing season. Local Game, Fish, and Parks Conservation Officer Don Allaway says he has already had lots of positive feedback from those that have gone out fishing… Allaway adds that the low water levels have not deterred any anglers… This weekend, May 20th through the 22nd,…read more »

Sunday Accident Near Yankton Sends One To The Hospital

Sunday Accident Near Yankton Sends One To The Hospital

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident on Hwy 81 & 304th Street late Sunday evening. Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl says that an unidentified male juvenile was the driver of a Pontiac G6 traveling south on Hwy 81 just past the intersection of 304th Street and drifted across the highway. The…read more »

Governor Noem Visits Yankton

Governor Noem Visits Yankton

Governor Kristi Noem visited Yankton on Monday evening for the 3rd Annual Friends of the NRA Banquet at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Noem commented on why she believes that the 2nd Amendment is so important to us …. There were 220 people who gathered to support the Larry Ness Chapter of the Friends…read more »

Local Law Enforcement Honor The Fallen

Local Law Enforcement Honor The Fallen

This week we recognize the sacrifices of our law enforcement officers who have fallen or been injured. Yankton County Deputy Sheriff Darrin Moser explains the meaning of this solemn occasion …. National Police Officer Memorial Day was enacted by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 setting May 15th as this special day of observance. Police…read more »