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Saturday at The Christmas Store

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This is the fifth year The Christmas Store has existed in Yankton to help young children shop for Christmas presents for their loved ones.

Sheri Duke has been very involved in The Christmas Store and says children from junior kindergarten through fifth grade can get help from personal shoppers in picking out gifts for immediate family members.

Duke says they expect around 300 kids to attend this Saturday selecting over a total of one-thousand gifts, and donations of gifts or money are much appreciated.  Donations can be dropped off at the Riverview Reformed Church or at the Services Center Federal Credit Union.

The Christmas Store will be held at the Riverview Reformed Church at 1700 Burleigh Street in Yankton this Saturday from 1 to 5 p-m.

 


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Governor's Meth Awareness Campaign Visits Yankton

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last night a presentation on meth use was given to the public at the Yankton High School theatre and a panel of experts was on hand to answer questions; all part of the Governor’s awareness campaign “Meth Changes Everything”. Prevention Specialist with Volunteers of America Dakotas Michelle Majeres has been giving similar presentations across many communities recently and says the rise of meth use in South Dakota may be scary, but there’s relief in communities coming together to face the rising epidemic. Gerry Ebel, Drug & Alcohol Program Director at Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health says our community has the resources to effectively treat this problem in the correct method: as a health problem instead of a crime problem. Yesterday afternoon the entire Yankton High School body was given a separate presentation to educate the students on the dangers of meth use. Across South Dakota 3.8% of High Schoolers reported having tried meth. 


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Northtown Automotive Expansion

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

With an eye on improving the level of customer satisfaction with their service department officials with Northtown Automotive broke ground yesterday for an expansion at their facility. General Manager Tanner Krantz says they are expanding their service department to meet the demand they are seeing from customers from around the Yankton area. Krantz says he thanks not only his staff but also the customers whose support throughout their twelve years of operation has made this expansion possible. Krantz says current plans are to have the new expansion completed by next spring.


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City Sales Tax Numbers

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City officials have already taken steps to address concerns regarding sales tax collections that have gone go up and down from month to month in Yankton this year. Department heads have been keeping a close eye on their budgets and Finance Officer Al Viercek says   the sales tax estimate for the year has been lowered to a two percent increase. Viercek says he has concerns about the two percent projection on sales tax numbers for next year’s budget. Viercek says city sales tax receipts for the year to date are up just under two percent from 2015.


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Giving Tuesday

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mount Marty College is asking for the financial help of alumni and community members for the school’s scholarship fund today as the annual Giving Tuesday event gets underway. More than ninety-six percent of Mount Marty students receive some form of financial aid and Assistant Director of Annual Giving Tracy Pravecek says much of that comes from various scholarships that the school offers. Pravecek says people who have supported Giving Tuesday in the past say they have done so to help insure the future of Mount Marty and the Yankton community. Pravacek says the easiest way for donors to make contributions for Giving Tuesday is by going on-line to www-dot-mtmc-dot-edu-backslash-giving


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Fatal Injury Accident

Monday, November 28, 2016

A two vehicle head-on collision on Old Highway Fifty east of Fleege’s Bridge sent three people to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital early Monday afternoon, and one male driver later died from those injuries. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says the accident required firefighters to extricate victims from both vehicles. Nickles says he would like to thank some unidentified motorists for stopping and assisting at the accident scene. Nickles says firefighters were on scene for over an hour.  A 68-year-old male driver died from injuries in that collision, and a male of the other vehicle was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.


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City of Yankton-CVB Discussion

Monday, November 28, 2016

The relationship between the city of Yankton and the Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau was the focus of a work session conducted last night by members of the Yankton City Commission. With the city’s triple-B fund decreasing Commissioner Craig Sommer says the commission needs to develop a focus on a few events that the city can afford to help finance. Commissioner Dave Carda says whether a facilitator is hired to conduct a strategic planning session or the C-V-B, Chamber of Commerce and city commission wish to meet to discuss the issue, work on it needs to happen soon. The city of Yankton’s annual financial support to the Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau is about one hundred seventy nine thousand dollars.


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Successful Community Feast

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A couple thousand people enjoyed the Yankton Community Holiday Feast Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church.

Coordinator Donna Madson says they believe a record number of meals were delivered on Wednesday, as around 325 meals were delivered to shut-ins.

Madson says they had around 200 wonderful volunteers who helped out with the community feast.

This was the 21st year of the Holiday Feast the day before Thanksgiving.  The celebration started in the mid 90’s at Link Auditorium, and a number of years ago was moved to the community room at Calvary Baptist.

 


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Meth Changes Everything

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A public meeting on the subject of methamphetamine abuse is set for next Wednesday evening at the Yankton High School Theater. Yankton School District Superintendent Wayne Kindle says the panel for the discussion that evening will include local members of law enforcement, staff from Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health and the Division of Criminal investigation. Kindle says there will a separate presentation on meth exclusively for high school students earlier that day. Kindle says the public presentation: Meth Changes Everything is set for 630 PM next Wednesday at the Yankton High School Theater.


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Menard's Black Friday

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The annual Black Friday shopping day is much anticipated by both shoppers and the retailers who sell the goods that will be given as Christmas presents this holiday season. Menard’s will be closed on Thanksgiving and General Manager Lawrence Young says that shows the company’s commitment to allowing their employees to spend time with family on the holiday. Young says Menard’s is serving as a collection point this year for the Toys For Kids collection drive. Young says Menard’s opens on Black Friday at 6 AM.


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