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Summer Food Service Program in 8th Year

Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Yankton Summer Food Service Program which provides a healthy and low-cost meal to children and families during the summer months is now halfway though it’s eighth year of operation. Yankton School District Child Nutrition Director Sandi Kramer says the program will serve any child eighteen and under for free and adults for a small fee.  Kramer says help from volunteers not only reduces the cost of the program but provides a sense of community as well. The Yankton Summer Food Service Program will continue serving lunch at Webster Elementary school between 11AM and 1PM until July 29th.

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Sales Tax Numbers

Friday, June 24, 2016

The latest sales tax figures for the city of Yankton show them at two-point-five-eight percent so far for this year. In terms of future retail development, City Manager Amy Nelson says while Yankton may not have a large enough population to attract a big-box retailer, the location of the soon-to-be vacant Kmart store may encourage one to set up shop there. Nelson says it is important that consumers shop locally whenever possible. Nelson says monthly sales tax numbers show a one-point-four percent increase for the month May.


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Kalins Helps Heartland Humane Society

Friday, June 24, 2016

With just over one hundred thousand dollars to go to hit their remodeling fund campaign goal, staff with the Heartland Humane Society is crediting Kalins Indoor Comfort for an in-kind donation that will mean cooler temperatures for both the staff and animals at their facility. Along with providing comfortable indoor temperatures Executive Director Kerry Hacecky says the seventeen thousand dollar donation of a new heating and cooling unit for their headquarters has also provided motivation to get the remodeling campaign completed. Rather than having to find a foster home or turning animals away Hacecky says once the remodeling project is complete Heartland Humane will be able to accept dogs at their shelter. Hacecky says Heartland Humane needs about one hundred fifteen thousand dollars to reach their remodeling fund campaign goal.


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Yankton Area Relay for Life

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cancer victims, people who are battling cancer, and cancer survivors will be honored Friday at Riverside Park at the 19th annual Yankton Area Relay For Life. Organizer Carla Hummel says the relay for life brings together people who have been touched by the disease in some way to help raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Hummel says one of the event’s highlights will take place at 9 PM when the luminarias ceremony will be held. The Yankton Area Relay for Life is set for 6 PM to midnight Friday at Riverside Park.


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Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, June 23, 2016

As work this summer continues to progress on the construction of the new Yankton Boys and Girls Club, the organization is closing in on their capital fund campaign goal of four million dollars. Development Coordinator Frani Kieffer says an opening date for the new facility should be set for some time in mid-October. Kieffer says about two hundred thousand dollars remains to be donated before the goal of four million is reached.  Kieffer says the Yankton Boys and Girls Club’s endowment fund is now about seven hundred thousand dollars short of reaching its’ goal of three million dollars.  


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World Archery Officials in Yankton

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A number of officials with the World Archery Federation will be spending time in Yankton early next month. Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Stephanie Moser says the officials will be coming here to familiarize themselves with the Yankton area and what our community has to offer. Moser says the officials will be in Yankton for the annual Fourth of July celebration before touring the Black Hills. The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be hosting the 2016 U.S. National Field Championships & World Field Team Trials which run June 30th through July 3rd.


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Nelsen's Get Farm Family Award

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chris and Cindy Nelsen and their three children were named the 2016 Farm Family of the Year at the annual Yankton Chamber Ag Gala last night.

Cindy Nelsen says it is a great honor, and she keeps very busy with numerous ag-related organizations around the area.  Chris Nelsen is a fifth generation farmer, and their operation farms about three-thousand acres between Mission Hill and Yankton.


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Onward Yankton

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Onward Yankton has announced plans for an event to help discover what exists in our community’s downtown area and to see what future potential can be found there. President R-J Rieger  says at the end of July, Discover Downtown Yankton will give people the chance to see what businesses already operate there as well as tour of some of the areas’ vacant buildings to see what might be located there in the future. Rieger says Onward Yankton has purchased a building in the downtown for office space as well as rental space for a future tenant. Rieger says Onward Yankton’s renovated website is expected to be online by early July.


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Westbrook Estates

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

With wet spring weather behind us, work on the Westbrook Estates housing development on Yankton’s west side continues to progress. Yankton Area Progressive Growth President John Kramer says several new homes at Westbrook Estates have been sold with a high level of interest being shown by potential buyers for others that are under construction. Kramer says these new homes can provide housing opportunities for a variety of people with different needs. Along with single family homes, twin homes and four-plexes Westbrook Estates also has a seventy unit apartment building currently under construction.


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House Fire

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fire units from Lesterville and Yankton responded to a structure fire about 930 yesterday morning in the Utica area which has left a family of four homeless. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says because the fire had spread from the garage to the upper story of the home the decision was made to allow the structure to burn. Nickles says no one was home at the time of the fire and the Red Cross is working to provide the family with temporary housing. Nickles says a cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.


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