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Yankton County Record Land Sales

Friday, February 5, 2016

Yankton County set an annual record for land sales in 2015.

Register of Deeds Brian Hunhoff says there was a record amount of farmland and residential sales last year.

Hunhoff says this resulted in 103-thousand dollars in Land Transfer Fees to Yankton County, and he says the Napa Junction project resulted in two major land sales.

Hunhoff says housing developments in the City of Yankton also helped the County set the all-time record.

There were 981 land transfers, 920 deeds, 803 mortgages and 88 plats last year in Yankton County and Hunhoff says these all represented major increases from the average totals
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Yankton County Task Force

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Yankton County Task Force on Roads and Bridges has met three times this year to address the situation on repairing the local roadways.

Task Force member Jeff Gudahl of Yankton says they are hoping to get state legislators input on what sources of funding might be available.

Gudahl says it’s important to have involvement by the townships in Yankton County.

Yankton County Commissioner Don Kettering chairs the Task Force and says they are trying to explore all funding sources that could help repair roads and bridges in the county.


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District 18 Cracker Barrel

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The second in a series of three legislative cracker barrels with District 18 lawmakers is set for this Saturday morning at the Avera Office Pavilion. Representative Mike Stevens says it is interesting to see who is attending the event and what sort of issues they are concerned with. Stevens says as a legislator he finds the opportunity to hear first-hand from local citizens about their concerns to be valuable. The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce’s District 18 legislative cracker barrel is set for 10 AM this Saturday at the Avera Office Pavilion.


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ASSH Storm Precautions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

While the winter storm that moved through our area this week may mean a day or two home from school or work for many people, others whose work involves caring for people do not get the luxury of a snow day. Director of Media Relations with Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Jay Gravholt says steps are taken to make sure that staff who are essential to patient care are able to be at work regardless of what the weather is doing. Gravholt says during this week’s storm arrangements were made for families of patients at the hospital to either spend the night at Avera Sacred Heart or at one of Yankton’s lodging establishments. The National Weather Service reports that about one foot of snow was received in the Yankton area during Tuesday’s storm.


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Senate Bill Two

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A bill that would change how the money collected through state taxes on alcohol is allocated is set for a hearing Thursday in the South Dakota House Local Government Committee. Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods says if it is signed into law Senate Bill Two would provide that the state’s share of the revenue from alcohol taxes would be reduced from seventy-five to fifty percent with that amount being distributed to county governments. Woods says the dollars generated by the tax would help county governments pay for the cost of incarcerating and prosecuting prisoners. The measure was approved late last month by the South Dakota Senate on a 28 to 5 vote. 


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Blizzard Condition across Region

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A blizzard warning is still in effect as 45 mile per hour winds and heavy snow fall continues. Todd Heitkamp Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls says four to seven inches are being reported throughout South-East South Dakota and the blizzard warning will continue until winds die down early tomorrow morning. Heitkamp says the warm weather that will follow this storm is typical for an El Nino season. White-out conditions have prompted the South Dakota Department of Transportation to close I-29 from the Iowa border to the exit for the town of Tea and all state highways in South-East South Dakota are under “No Travel Advisories”. With an active blizzard warning remaining in affect for another eleven hours, emergency personnel and road crews are asking that people remain at home to keep roadways clear and safe. City Manager Amy Nelson says city streets will need to be clear for plowing by 2 AM when the snow emergency goes into effect. Yankton County Highway Superintendent Briant Gustad says county forces will begin plowing roads at 5 AM and should be finished in a day and a half.


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Yankton County Commission Rescheduled

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today’s (Yesterday’s) blizzard shut down businesses across the region and so too did it affect the business of government as the Yankton County Commission needed to reschedule its meeting for Thursday. Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods says the county is continuing to hear about the good work being done by the Task Force on Roads and Bridges. Woods says at the meeting they will also learn of when a federally aided signage project will begin. The Yankton County Commission will meet tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 pm in the County Government Center.


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Plaza Suite

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A luxurious New York hotel scene is set at the Dakota Theatre for the Lewis and Clarke Theatre Company production of the Neil Simon comedy Plaza Suite. Director Staci Pietz says the audiences will be offered a variety of emotions as well as laughs from the comedic production. Pietz says she is thankful for the community’s continuing support of local theatre. Plaza Suite opens on Thursday (tomorrow) with half-priced tickets and ends it first weekend run on the 7th with a 2:30 matinee. The second run will be from February 11th to the 14th.
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Second Chance Prom 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
For those who can’t fondly look back at the fateful night of their high school prom there is a second chance at the 2016 Second Chance Prom with all proceeds going to the Ability Building Services. (ABS) Jill Wermers, supported employment supervisor at ABS, says the “Night at Sea” theme will feature the full cast of the t.v classic The Love Boat. Wermers says there are multiple locations where one can purchase a ticket.  The Second Chance Prom is scheduled for February 13th from 5pm to midnight at Minerva’s.
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Yankton's Got Talent

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jennica Young of Yankton was named the winner of the Yankton’s Got Talent competition Sunday night  at First Assembly of God Church. Young, who is a student at Yankton Middle School says she entered the competition this year to try to improve on her results from last year. Young says the songs she chose to perform showcased her talent as a singer as well as have personal meaning for her. Rachel Wood of Yankton and Dharian Ahrens of Wynot finished tied for second, and Blake Wieseler of Yankton finished fourth. The top four finalists were decided after two weeks of competition prior to Sunday night’s finale. 


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