Category Archives: Local

Yankton Municipal Election

Yankton Municipal Election

It now appears that Yankton voters will head to the polls on April 13th to select three candidates to serve three-year terms on the board of Yankton City Commissioners. Incumbents Nathan Johnson and Bridget Benson are joined on the municipal ballot by first-time candidates Stacey Nickels and Michael Grave. The deadline for submitting nominating petitions…read more »

Hunhoff Comments On Revenue Projections

Hunhoff Comments On Revenue Projections

During every legislative session, South Dakota lawmakers are tasked with creating a budget for state government based on projections of what revenues could be in the future, which can lead to differences of opinions among legislators. Co-Chair of the Joint Appropriations Committee District 18 Senator Jean Hunhoff says current numbers are showing the growth in…read more »

Arctic Cold Snap

Arctic Cold Snap

Over the next several days, our area of the country is expecting some of the most bitter daytime and overnight temperatures we are likely to see this winter season. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kyle Weisser (weye-sur) says we can expect the cold Arctic air that has moved into our region recently to be further reinforced…read more »

Cwach Comments On 2021 Legislative Session

Cwach Comments On 2021 Legislative Session

The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic is having an impact on this year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature with lawmakers having to maintain precautions against spreading the coronavirus. District 18 Representative Ryan Cwach says allowances are being made for legislators who have to isolate themselves due to COVID 19. Cwach says he has increased the…read more »

2021 Rushmore Rumble

2021 Rushmore Rumble

With around one thousand people expected in to arrive in Yankton this week for this weekend’s 2021 Rushmore Rumble at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center, officials are asking for the community’s help by volunteering for the tournament. NFAA President Bruce Cull says archers and their support staff began arriving here mid-week. Cull says archers…read more »

100 Women Of Yankton

100 Women Of Yankton

With the deadline for nominations coming up next week, 100 Women of Yankton is seeking new members to help continue their mission of supporting local non-profits and charitable organizations. Steering Committee member Kristie Tacke says the group’s goal is award donations of ten thousand dollars or more to an organization selected by the membership. Tacke…read more »

Aquatic Center Lifeguards Needed

Aquatic Center Lifeguards Needed

As work continues to progress on the Huether Family Aquatic Center, local officials see the need for more lifeguards to work at the new facility once it opens this spring. Summit Activities Center Recreation Coordinator Brittany Orr says during a recent tour, the progress that has been made on the aquatic center was evident. Orr…read more »

YHS Athletic Booster Club Midco Raffle

YHS Athletic Booster Club Midco Raffle

The effort to support Yankton High School athletics is currently in high gear as the annual YHS Athletic Booster Club Midco raffle continues to help generate funds for local programs. Midco Raffle Chair Hilary Eidsness says along with membership fees, the annual raffle helps to fill in the gaps with much needed funding. Eidsness says…read more »

YSD Admins Approved

YSD Admins Approved

Over the objections of one of its members Tuesday evening, the Yankton School Board gave its nod of approval to the promotion of three school district administrators to new positions within the district. Superintendent Wayne Kindle says throughout their time working in the district, Jerome Klimisch, Todd Dvoracek and Heather Olson have demonstrated their leadership…read more »

Record Sales Tax Numbers

Record Sales Tax Numbers

After slumping through the final part of 2020, Yankton’s sales tax numbers for January showed record revenues to begin this year on a positive note. Mayor Nathan Johnson says the figure of just over a million dollars for the month represents an increase of five-point-four-eight percent from one year ago. Johnson says the record sales…read more »