Category Archives: Local

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 »

River City Gymnastics & Cheer Expansion

River City Gymnastics & Cheer Expansion

Seeing the need for a larger facility, River City Gymnastics and Cheer has relocated into the former JC Penny store at the Yankton Mall, a move that will also mean an expansion in the classes they are able to offer. Coach Justin Olson says as the program offerings continued to grow, so did the need…read more »

Special County Meeting Article 5

Special County Meeting Article 5

The Yankton County Commission will again meet in special session this Friday morning to hear more from the public on Article 5 of the county’s zoning ordinance which regulates production livestock agriculture. Commission Chair Cheri Loest says during the first meeting on Article 5, the issue of acceptable lot sizes for rural areas of the…read more »

City-County Cannabis Cooperation?

City-County Cannabis Cooperation?

Tuesday’s meeting of the Yankton County Commission included an informal discussion of the possibility of cooperation between the city of Yankton and Yankton County in developing any future regulations to govern the sales of marijuana locally. Commissioner Wanda Howey-Fox says City Attorney Ross Den Herder has contacted her about cooperation between the two governments regarding…read more »

Cwach On 2021 Legislative Session

Cwach On 2021 Legislative Session

Along with being the deadline for introducing bills, this week marks the half-way point in the 2021 session of the South Dakota Legislature. District 18 Representative Ryan Cwach says due to COVID 19 the state capitol is a quieter place than usual with fewer bills being introduced this year. Cwach says COVID 19 has had…read more »

SAC Open Swim Returns

SAC Open Swim Returns

After suspending the program due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Summit Activities Center staff has announced that the facility is now open for limited open swimming on the weekends. Recreation Coordinator Brittany Orr says two sessions of open swimming will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Orr says there is a limit of fifty people…read more »

Yankton CVB Director Resigns

Yankton CVB Director Resigns

Executive Director Kasi Haberman has resigned from her position with the Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Haberman says she enjoyed making connections with others throughout the region to help showcase the attractions that the Yankton area has to offer. Haberman says along with the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, both the NFAA-Easton Yankton Archery Complex…read more »

Stevens Returns To House of Representatives

Stevens Returns To House of Representatives

After an absence of two years, District 18 Representative Mike Stevens returned to Pierre this winter for the 2021 session of the South Dakota Legislature. Stevens says he has seen some differences between now and when he left two years ago. Stevens says he has been making contact with other lawmakers a priority. Stevens says…read more »

District 18 Cracker Barrel

District 18 Cracker Barrel

Local lawmakers spent time Saturday morning fielding questions from an on-line audience at the first of two Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce District 18 Legislative Cracker Barrels. Legislation requiring a state-wide mandate to wear facemasks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID 19 has been introduced into this session. District 18 Representative Mike…read more »

SoDak Meth Issues

SoDak Meth Issues

While South Dakota’s methamphetamine problem may have fallen out of the headlines, it has not gone away and the effort to combat meth abuse is being hampered by a loss in the number of agents employed by the state Department of Criminal Investigation. District 18 Senator Jean Hunhoff says the latest trend is that little…read more »