Category Archives: Local News

First Case of West Nile Virus in South Dakota Confirmed

First Case of West Nile Virus in South Dakota Confirmed

The South Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in the state on Thursday. That case was confirmed in Beadle County in a person over 64 years-old. West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes, and Yankton City Manager Amy Leon confirmed earlier this week that the city is still fogging…read more »

Yankton Man’s Cause of Death Ruled as a Drowning

Yankton Man’s Cause of Death Ruled as a Drowning

The autopsy of the man found dead after he went missing near the Missouri River in late May has revealed the cause of death as asphyxia due to drowning. Phillip Anthony Snoozy, 23, of Yankton was reported missing on Friday, May 24th, after his personal belongings were found on the bank of the Missouri River.…read more »

Yankton to Continue Spraying for Mosquitos

Yankton to Continue Spraying for Mosquitos

The City of Yankton is dealing with a mosquito problem. The city had sprayed for mosquitos last month, but with heavy rainfall in the area in recent weeks, Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says the city is continuing to fog for mosquitos. Leon says that the city will continue to fog until the mosquito problem…read more »

New Yankton School Board Installed

New Yankton School Board Installed

          On Monday night, the Yankton School Board closed out the last school board, and opened up the new, officially beginning the 2024-2025 school year.           Sara Carda, the newly installed president of the School Board, talks about what makes the Yankton School Board so special…           Jordan Schild, the newest member of the Board,…read more »

Yankton Parks and Rec Director Recaps 4th of July Festivities

Yankton Parks and Rec Director Recaps 4th of July Festivities

The City of Yankton celebrated the 4th of July over the weekend, and Parks and Rec Director Todd Larson says that the festivities were a massive success. Larson says events on the 4th included the first Music at the Meridian of the summer and fireworks. Larson says that festivities continued on the 5th with a…read more »

Avera to Open New Cancer Institute Site in Yankton

Avera to Open New Cancer Institute Site in Yankton

Avera has announced a new cancer institute site in Yankton. The $16 million site will offer comprehensive services that include medical oncology, radiation oncology, chemotherapy infusion, clinical research, genetic counseling and other support services. Avera Sacred Heart Regional President and CEO, Doug Ekeren, says that the institute will be located on the Avera Fox Run…read more »

Music at the Meridian Starts Season Strong

Music at the Meridian Starts Season Strong

          Music at the Meridian started off the season in a big way, even though it moved to Riverside Park for the first two shows.           Bubba Startz, with Startz and Ends, talks about being a local band, even though he lives in Tyndall and grew up in Deadwood…           Startz talks about what has…read more »

Life Serve Battle of the Badges

Life Serve Battle of the Badges

Life Serve Blood Center in Yankton is hosting a trilogy of blood drives on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week in conjunction with the EMS, Fire, and Police Departments of Yankton.           During this Battle of the Badges blood drive, donors can support via a vote Yankton Fire, Police, or EMS. Yankton Deputy Fire Chief…read more »

Yankton County Sheriff’s Office Unveiled New Patch

Yankton County Sheriff’s Office Unveiled New Patch

The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office unveiled their new patch on the 4th of July, commemorating the history of Yankton County.           Yankton County Sheriff Preston Crissey says that the change is one that he has been considering since he took office in 2023.           Sheriff Crissey says that many historical references to Yankton County are…read more »

Yankton Highway Department Looking to Expand in Irene

Yankton Highway Department Looking to Expand in Irene

The Yankton County Highway Department is looking to expand their abilities in the north-east corner of the county.           Commission Vice Chair, Wanda Howey-Fox, talks about the upgrade from the undersized current building in Irene…           Yankton County Highway Superintendent, Mike Sedlacek, talks about how big of an upgrade this purchase would be…           Sedlacek…read more »