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Fleege's Bridge Emergency Work

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Yankton County Commission has approved placing large rip-rap at Fleege’s Bridge about six miles east of Yankton on old Highway 50 as an emergency measure to help protect the structure. Stone for the project will be supplied by Spencer Quarries of Spencer, South Dakota and Commission Chairman Todd Woods says the emergency was declared because of the threat that warmer weather presents for the bridge. The project may get underway as soon as early next week and Woods says traffic through the area will be impacted while the work is in progress. Woods says the rip-rap project is expected to be completed no later than March 20th.


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Youth Archery World Championships

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The efforts of numerous volunteers will be needed to make hosting the Youth Archery World Championships set for the N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex this June a success and now people who are interested in helping with the tournament can register on-line. Tournament Manager Nancy Wenande says there over a thousand volunteer shifts in at least forty-three different jobs that need to be filled before June’s event. Wenande says online registrations to volunteer to help with the tournament can easily be made at the Youth Archery World Championships website. The Youth Archery World Championships are set for June 8th through the 14th at the N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex.


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Downtown Coffee Shop

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Plans have been announced for a new coffee shop in downtown Yankton that will be hosted by members of the Discovery Church and will be open to the public operating on a not-for-profit basis. Pastor Jon Cooke says the idea came about after hearing from local citizens that no coffee shops exist in downtown Yankton and the idea is modeled after a similar shop that had been established in Montana. Cooke says while there have been a number of names for the new shop suggested, a firm decision on that has not yet been reached. Pastor Cooke says current plans are to have the new coffee shop open later this month at their downtown location at 205 West Third Street in Yankton. 


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Lake Area Storm Sirens

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yankton County Emergency Management is seeking the comments of people who live in the Lewis and Clark Lake area regarding the possible placement of two storm sirens at a public meeting set for next week. Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says the Lewis and Clark Lake area was chosen first for storm siren installation because of its’ high population density especially during the summer months. Scherschligt says posters will be placed at lake area businesses ahead of the meeting to give citizens an idea of where the sirens will be placed and what they would look like. Scherschligt says a public meeting on the placement of storm sirens in the Lewis and Clark Lake area is set for 7 PM next Thursday at the Yankton County Commission Chambers. 


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New Library System

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Yankton Community Library is making preparations to begin using a new circulation system that will provide modern technology to its’ patrons. Youth Services Librarian Joyce Moore says the library is moving to Atriuum from Book Systems Incorporated because its’ current South Dakota Library Network system will no longer be available beginning about one year from now. Moore says the new system will provide patrons with greater flexibility in a more customer friendly format than the old system. Moore says due to the change to a new system the Yankton Community Library will be closed Saturday through Monday this week and will reopen for business at 9 AM next Tuesday.


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Marchand Resigns

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In preparation for her retirement, long-time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand has resigned from her position. Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods says because of her many years of service, Marchand possesses a large amount of knowledge regarding the workings of the Treasurer’s office and will be missed. Marchand recommended the appointment of First Deputy Treasurer Patty Vavra as her successor and Woods says it is likely that the county commission will follow that advice. Marchand began working in the Yankton County Treasurer’s Office in January of 1977 and has served as Treasurer since 1997. Her resignation is effective July 1st


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Chamber Annual Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for their 2015 Annual Banquet set for the evening of March 31st at Minerva’s. Chamber Director Carmen Schramm says the theme for the evening is Denim and Diamonds and the banquet will feature a contest based on the popular game show Jeopardy. Schramm says a trio of honors, the Frank Yaggie award, the Cornerstone award and the Family Business of the Year award will be presented that night. Schramm says the 2015 Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is set for 5 PM March 31st at Minerva’s.

 


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World Day Of Prayer

Monday, March 2, 2015

The public is invited to participate in the World Day of Prayer hosted by Church Women United at Avera Majestic Bluffs this Friday. Organizer Mary Alice Halverson says this year’s theme is based on the story of Jesus washing his disciple’s feet and was chosen by Church Women United of the Bahamas. Halverson says Church Women United in Yankton has been active in supporting community charities locally since the 1940’s. The World day of Prayer event is set for 2 PM this Friday at Avera Majestic Bluffs.


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2015 Legislative Session

Monday, March 2, 2015

With just about two weeks remaining for this year, the work of the South Dakota Legislature in a 2015 session is far from complete. District 18 State Senator Bernie Hunhoff says addressing the questions of funding for education and expanding the state’s participation in the federal Medicaid program to cover South Dakotans who do not have access to health care coverage still remain. Hunhoff says he and his fellow lawmakers need to find both short and long term plans to provide adequate funding for K-through-12th grade education. The main run to the 2015 South Dakota Legislative session concludes on March 13th.

 


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US Army and Marine Band

Sunday, March 1, 2015
The US Army Band and Chorus are making a stop in Yankton at the Cimpl Arena for a free concert next Thursday.
Staff Sargent John Millburn says the band and chorus tours one hundred days out of the year and adds that the groups perform a variety of genres including classical, operatic, show tunes, and Americana. 
Millburn advises advanced ticket holders to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., allowing time for the general public to find seats. 
Free tickets for the US Army Band and Chorus’ March 12th concert are available here at the KYNT studio, at JoDeans, HyVee, and both Ace Hardware locations in Yankton. 
 

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