Category Archives: Local News

Youth Singer Academy To Be Offered In Yankton

Youth Singer Academy To Be Offered In Yankton

A new opportunity for aspiring singers is coming to Yankton. The City of Yankton’s Park and Recreation Department is offering the opportunity for youth in grades 3rd through 8th to be part of the Yankton Bucks & Gazelles Youth Singers. Yankton High School Choir Director Angela Larson will be volunteering her time to direct the…read more »

Development Happening At 4th and Burleigh In Yankton

Development Happening At 4th and Burleigh In Yankton

Three new buildings are currently under construction at the corner of 4th and Burleigh in Yankton. According to property owner Dan Specht of Vision Real Estate, two existing local business will be moving into the property and Specht is currently looking for a third tenant at the property. Specht declined to name the businesses that…read more »

Mooney Named Yankton Volunteer Of The Month

Mooney Named Yankton Volunteer Of The Month

Yankton’s Julie Mooney has been named the city’s volunteer of the month. Yankton community member Julie Mooney has been serving as a volunteer with The Clothing Closet and was recently recognized for her efforts as United Way’s July Volunteer of the Month. United Way’s Clothing Closet offers community members who are struggling to make ends…read more »

Large Yankton Police Presence Ends Peacefully Sunday

Large Yankton Police Presence Ends Peacefully Sunday

A heavy police presence near the city Cemetery ended peacefully Sunday night. According to Yankton Police Chief Jason Foote, the Yankton Police Department received information from the Turner County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for a male who had been involved in an assault with a weapon in Turner County. Foote says Law…read more »

Indoor Amusement Options Coming To Yankton

Indoor Amusement Options Coming To Yankton

There will be many indoor play options for Yankton families in the near future. BUYX Yankton has officially rebranded and will now be called PLAYX Yankton. They are located in the historic Gurney building on Yankton’s Meridian District. PLAYX Yankton owner Kerrington Smith says they will bring a wide variety of amusement concepts to the…read more »

More Downtown Yankton Improvements In The Works

More Downtown Yankton Improvements In The Works

Yankton’s Meridian District could be seeing some major dollars to improve downtown facades. During the Yankton City Commission meeting last week, the commissioners urged Yankton City Manager Amy Leon to double the amount of dollars available to downtown businesses to improve the overall look of downtown. Leon says she is moving forward with increasing the…read more »

Fifteen Graduate From RTEC Academy

Fifteen Graduate From RTEC Academy

Every summer, Yankton’s Regional Technical Education Center in conjunction with the Yankton Manufacturing Association, sponsors a two-week academy to introduce area high school students to high tech manufacturing. Fifteen students from across the region graduated from that Academy on Friday. Yankton State Representative Ryan Cwach was the featured speaker at the graduation. He spoke the…read more »

Suicides Increasing In South Dakota

Suicides Increasing In South Dakota

Suicide-prevention officials across South Dakota are reminding residents facing a mental-health crisis there are resources available. The Department of Health says that in the first quarter of this year, 59 South Dakotans died by suicide. That compares with 28 in the same period last year. Sheri Nelson is the suicide prevention director for the state’s…read more »

Yankton Man Dismissed From ATV Death Lawsuit

Yankton Man Dismissed From ATV Death Lawsuit

A Yankton man has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit in connection to a crash that killed a Yankton woman. According to court documents, a district judge dismissed Nelson as a defendant in the case. 21-year-old Jessi Anderson of Yankton was killed in the one-vehicle crash in late June of 2017 in Cedar County,…read more »

Nebraska Congressman Frustrated Over Budget Proposal

Nebraska Congressman Frustrated Over Budget Proposal

Several appropriation bills that will make up parts of the next fiscal year’s federal budget were brought to the House floor last week. Nebraska’s 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith says he is already disappointed in those bills… Smith adds that he is very concerned about policies that have been put into place that are contributing…read more »