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Live Nativity Scene

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The public is invited to attend two performances of a live nativity scene this weekend at the First United Methodist Church. Worship Committee Member Lexi Klinkhammer says the performances feature live music and an opportunity to meet the live animals and cast that make up the nativity scene. Klinkhammer says this an opportunity for families to get outdoors and celebrate the holiday season. Klinkhammer says two performances of a live nativity scene are set for 5:30 and 6:30 PM this Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Yankton.


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South Dakota Code Club

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Vermillion-based South Dakota Code Club works to educate area young people on how to write the computer codes that are responsible for creating the web-sites and other internet applications that people are utilizing every day. Organizer Evie  Clerxc  says the club provides the needed education for students who may choose to pursue a career in computer science while having the flexibility to stay living in South Dakota and work remotely for anyone in the world. Clerxc says she would like to see the club expand into other communities throughout our region. Clerxc says the South Dakota Code Club is free to attend and meets the last Monday of every month at the Tech Center of the Vermillion Public Library.

 


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Heart To Heart

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The River City Domestic Violence Center has announced plans to again host their Heart To Heart Dancing with the Stars fundraiser set for late next month. R-C-D-V-C Advocate Jessi Priestly says the center works to provide victims of domestic violence with a safe place to live as they begin to regain control of their lives. Priestly says funds raised at the Heart To Heart Dancing with the Stars event go towards meeting the day-to-day expenses of the center. Priestly says the River City Domestic Violence Center Heart To Heart Dancing with the Stars fundraiser is set for the evening of January 31st at Minerva’s. 


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December to Remember

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Heartland Humane Society is offering adoptions of dogs or cats at the reduced rate of twenty-five dollars per animal throughout the month of December. Heartland Humane Board Member Marv Ehlers says the reduced adoption fee is meant to encourage people to select a dog or cat from the Heartland Humane Society in order to make room for more animals at the facility. Ehlers says as part of the adoption process an application needs to be filled out to determine if the person seeking an adopted animal would be able to adequately care for them. The December to Remember adoption event is part of the Best Friends Animal Society’s national mission which aims to end the killing of dogs and cats in animal shelters.


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Contractors Contact List

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Yankton County Commission took action yesterday to begin compiling a list of local contractors who are interested in performing work for the county that can be used in the future when projects do not meet the twenty-five thousand dollar threshold for public bids. The issue was raised recently when local contractors had not been allowed to offer price quotes on a proposed repair project at Fleege’s Bridge and Cliff Madsen of C & C Construction says those contractors help to support our community and deserve to be included when work such as this project is available. Yankton County Commissioner John Harper says a contact list of local contractors could be created through the Yankton County Highway Department. Superintendent Brian Gustad says since no one has yet been hired for the Fleege’s bridge repair project, any local contractor who is interested in the work should contact the Yankton County Highway Department.


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Fleege's Bridge Discussion

Monday, December 15, 2014

The issue of repair work to the bridge located about six miles east of Yankton on Old Highway 50 is on the agenda of this afternoon’s Yankton County Commission meeting. Commissioner John Harper says this item is on today’s agenda to allow local contractors the opportunity to bid on the project. Harper says in order to protect the bridge’s pilings, the project will involve placing up to two thousand tons of rip-rap below the bridge. The Yankton County Commission meets today at 3:30 PM at the Yankton County Government Center.


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Habitat Needs Land

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yankton County Habitat for Humanity is in need of property on which to continue building homes throughout our community. Executive Director Julie Dykstra says throughout various programs such as home builds and Brush With Kindness, Habitat For Humanity has impacted the lives of forty-five families in Yankton County. Dykstra says in order to move forward with more home build projects beyond the thirty-ninth one scheduled for next spring, Habitat for Humanity is now looking for property upon which to build future residences. Dykstra says their current home build project on Pearl Street is progressing well, with an anticipated occupancy date expected for early spring  of next year.


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Gourmet Guys Tickets

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tickets for the 7th Annual Gourmet Guys event a fundraiser held each year by Friends of the Yankton Community Library are on sale now. Library Director Kathy Wibbels says at the Gourmet Guys event six local cooks will prepare and serve a variety of dishes that include anything from soups and stews, to sandwiches and various kinds of desserts. Wibbels says funds raised at this year’s Gourmet Guys are being used to help purchase a puppet theater for the library’s children’s area. Tickets for the 7th Annual Gourmet Guys event, set for the evening of January 24th  are twenty dollars and are available at the Yankton Community Library.


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Business-Educators Expo

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for Business-Educators Expo set for the end of January. Chamber of Commerce Director Carmen Schramm says this event is an opportunity for area businesses to inform local educators about the goods and services they can provide. Schramm says when this event was first held three years ago, the response was overwhelmingly positive.  Schramm says the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Business-Educators Expo is set for January 30th at the Riverfront Events Center.

 


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Avera Sacred Heart Accreditation

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital has been granted a three-year accreditation and recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. Avera Sacred Heart President and C-E-O Doug Ekeren says this recognition is a reflection of the ongoing effort by the facility’s staff to constantly improve their level of care through accessing the latest medical technology available. Ekeren says in order to continue as a regional leader in health care, Avera Sacred Heart invests heavily in both the latest technology and the people who are needed to utilize it. Avera Sacred Heart, along with Avera Queen of Peace and Avera St. Mary’s are featured in the Joint Commission’s America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety annual report, on the Joint Commission website and on the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website.


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