Category Archives: Local

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 »

Mask Mandate Extension First Reading

Mask Mandate Extension First Reading

The first reading of a temporary ordinance that would extend the local COVID 19 mask mandate into the last part of May at Monday’s Yankton City Commission meeting generated a wide-ranging discussion by members of the board. Yankton Health Board member Dr. Mary Milroy says providing an update on current COVID 19 conditions at each…read more »

Love Letters

Love Letters

The Lewis and Clark Theater Company’s production of the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters is ready to hit the stage of the Dakota Theater this Thursday. President Michael Schumacher says with the COVID 19 pandemic ongoing, Love Letters is a good fit for production at this time. Schumacher says throughout the years, a number of…read more »

YSD School Board

YSD School Board

Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Yankton School Board will feature consideration of a number of staffing changes to administrative positions. If approved by the board, Superintendent Wayne Kindle says Jerome Klimisch will become the new Director of Student Services, Todd Dvoracek will take on the duties of Yankton High School Principal and Heather Olson, the…read more »

Colder Temps Ahead

Colder Temps Ahead

The colder temperatures moving into our area over the next several days are expected to persist for several weeks. NOAA Regional Climate Services Director Doug Kluck says colder temperatures are expected to settle into the Missouri River basin for the foreseeable future. Kluck says there are weaker indications that we may see above normal precipitation…read more »

Municipal Mask Mandate Extension

Municipal Mask Mandate Extension

At Monday’s meeting of the Yankton City Commission, the first reading of an ordinance to extend the municipal mask mandate until close to the end of May is on the agenda. Mayor Nathan Johnson says while COVID 19 numbers have decreased in the Yankton area and vaccine is being distributed, keeping the mask mandate in…read more »

Special Article 5 County Meeting

Special Article 5 County Meeting

The process of revising the county’s zoning ordinance took another step forward Friday at a special meeting of the Yankton County Commission. Commission Chair Cheri Loest says the commission heard from a number of area residents regarding their concerns with the current zoning ordinance and potential changes they would like to see. Loest says in…read more »

Avera Sacred Heart COVID 19 Vaccine Roll Out

Avera Sacred Heart COVID 19 Vaccine Roll Out

Local health officials have expressed confidence in how the roll-out of the COVID 19 vaccine to people in the Yankton area is moving forward. Avera Sacred Heart Infection Prevention Coordinator Liz Healy says more than four thousand vaccine doses have been administered so far to people over the age of eighty or who have other…read more »

Gavins Point Dam Releases

Gavins Point Dam Releases

Due to a lack of snowpack across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains this year, a lower than normal amount of run-off is expected into the Missouri River reservoir system in the months ahead. Kevin Grode with the US Army Corps of Engineers says this year’s run-off forecast calls for about ninety percent of average.…read more »

Winds Of Change Reception

Winds Of Change Reception

Yankton Area Arts is hosting a reception honoring Avon South Dakota artist Johnny Swatek set for this Friday from 5 to7 PM at the G-A-R Hall Art Gallery. Executive Director Julie Amsberry says Winds of Change is Swatek’s first solo exhibit. Amsberry says Swatek works with both pastels and oil paints to create works of…read more »