Category Archives: Local

United Way Launches New Donations Drive

United Way Launches New Donations Drive

The United Way of Greater Yankton has launched a new donations drive. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is hosting a 9-11 Day of Service Toiletries Drive.  Baylie Galbreth, United Way’s Program Coordinator, explains how you can help, and who will benefit…. The collection boxes will  be at Walmart and Rexall Drugs from September 1st until…read more »

SD Shakespeare Festival Looking to Expand

SD Shakespeare Festival Looking to Expand

          The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors is looking at ways to continue the continued growth of the organization. Carol Geu (Gew-ee), President of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, talks about what they are looking for…           Geu talks about how they have grown so far…           To stay current with everything that…read more »

SD Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

SD Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

          The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival recently announced the hiring of a new Artistic Director, replacing Chaya Gordon-Bland, who has moved on to pursue other interest in the community. Carol Geu (Gew-ee), President of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, introduces the new Artistic Director…           Geu summarizes Rebecca Baily’s qualifications…           They are looking at…read more »

SAC Fitness Center Saved

SAC Fitness Center Saved

          The Yankton City Commission met on Monday evening for a special session to consider the fate of the fitness center at the Summit Activities Center, and to get feedback from the public. 25 members of the public spoke, ranging from all over Yankton County, and even from Nebraska. Almost all spoke in favor of…read more »

Meridian Bridge Reopens

Meridian Bridge Reopens

The Meridian Bridge has been reopened after closing Sunday night. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says that the Yankton Police Department received a call last night from a citizen saying that they heard noises from the south side of the bridge. Leon says that after consulting with Brad Moser, the Yankton City Engineer, they made…read more »

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights was held once again right next to the Meridian Bridge, behind Missouri River Associates. Bragging Rights founder, Julie Fisher, was pleased with the turnout… Fisher describes the semi, which towered over everyone else…           Yankton Youth Soccer Association hosted by serving Indian tacos and tacos for a free-will offering. Next month the Yankton…read more »

Ambulance Called to Yankton High School

Ambulance Called to Yankton High School

An ambulance was called to Yankton High School today around 9:30. Dispatch traffic at the time indicated that the call was for a student who suffered a negative reaction to medication. Yankton Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kindle says the sick student was taken out of the school.read more »

Yankton Curling Club to Hold Fundraiser on Saturday

Yankton Curling Club to Hold Fundraiser on Saturday

The Yankton Curling Club will be hosting a bean bag tournament fundraiser Saturday, August 27th at Ben’s Brew Station at 2 pm. Yankton Curling Club President Juliana Ford says the fundraiser will help pay for curling equipment. Ford says that it is $25 per person and $50 per team. Ford added that there will be…read more »

City Commission to Hold Special Meeting Monday

City Commission to Hold Special Meeting Monday

After a long discussion at the regular City Commission meeting this past Monday, August 22nd, regarding the decision to end fitness activities at the Summit Activities Center, Yankton Mayor Stephanie Moser has declared there will be a meeting next Monday, the 29th, to further discuss the issue. Moser explained the decision to hold a meeting…read more »

Citizens Voice Concerns over SAC Fitness Center

Citizens Voice Concerns over SAC Fitness Center

The Yankton City Commission met on Monday night to work on 7 different items on the agenda, but none of them received as much attention as an item not on the agenda.           Eight members of the public spoke during Public Appearances, which allows them to tell the commissioners what is on their minds, but…read more »