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Discover Your Park

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In recognition of their 99th anniversary, The National parks service is hosting a Discover Your Park event Saturday at the Mulberry Bend Overlook, located near Vermillion. Ranger Dugan Smith says the goal of the event is to kick-off a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary next year by encouraging local people to get outdoors and enjoy the Missouri National Recreational River. Smith says the event is family orientated and will include hikes led by park rangers and information on the history of the national park service and the Missouri River. Smith says the Discover Your Park event is set for 10 AM to 2 PM at the Mulberry Bend Overlook south of the Vermillion-Newcastle Bridge.


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City Sales Tax Numbers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After a decline last month sales tax numbers for the city of Yankton have shown a strong increase in recent weeks. City Manager Amy Nelson says the increase is seen throughout all the sectors of the local economy including retail, construction and tourism. Nelson says at this time there is no reason to think that the current strong sales tax figures will not continue through this fall and winter. Nelson says the city saw an increase of eight-point-seven-six percent over the July of last year and is now up five-point-nine-nine percent for the year over this time in 2014.


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YSD ACT Scores

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Students at Yankton High School who took the A-C-T test this year have earned the highest composite score in the school’s history. Superintendent of the Yankton School District Wayne Kindle says scores improved in all areas tested including math, science, reading, English as well as the overall composite test score. Kindle says credit for the improved scores belongs with the entire school system including the students and their parents. Kindle says A-C-T scores can have a huge influence on a student’s ability to qualify for scholarships or to meet entrance requirements at a college or university.


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Lake Yankton Success

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The effort to remove the unwanted species of rough fish that had infested Lake Yankton nearly a year ago appears to be a success. Northeast Region Fish Management Supervisor for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Jeff Schuckman says during the flood event of 2011 various species of rough fish had infiltrated into Lake Yankton from the Missouri River. Schuckman says since the lake was killed off the water clarity is much improved and seems to be supporting good populations of young game fish. Schuckman says he expects that fishing opportunities at Lake Yankton will steadily improve over the next several years.


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Kiwanis Modereger Math Science Fund

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The announcement was made Tuesday that the Yankton Kiwanis Club is partnering with the South Dakota Community Foundation to create the Yankton Kiwanis Club/Don Modereger Yankton High School Math and Science Fund. One of Don Modereger’s descendants Staci Stengle says because of her grandfather’s love of the Kiwanis Club and the Yankton community he would be very happy to see this fund established. Because this type of endowment fits well with the South Dakota Community Foundation’s mission Director of Development Jeff Veltkamp says his response when learning of the fund’s creation was enthusiastic. The endowment fund was begun with an investment of three thousand dollars from the Yankton Kiwanis Club and the Modereger family.


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Crofton Cruisin' Day

Monday, August 24, 2015

The community of Crofton is gearing up for this weekend’s annual Crofton Cruisin’ Day set for this Saturday morning at South City Park. Organizer Joyce Stevens says registration for the car show begins at 9 AM with a ten dollar entry fee per vehicle. Stevens says the Best of Show trophy this year is named for Dee Carlson who was known for the convertible that she owned. The annual Crofton Cruisin’ Day car show and grill-fest is set for this Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM at South City Park in Crofton.


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Yankton Truck By Pass?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Concerns related to a potential truck by-pass around the community of Yankton were heard at last night’s meeting of the Yankton City Commission. A petition of support from area citizens regarding a truck by-pass was presented to the commission by former District 19 legislator Frank Kloucek who says since traffic has certainly increased since a study was conducted in 2001 what are Yankton’s plans for truck by-pass?  In response City Manager Amy Nelson says the city has included a truck by-pass in its’ long range plans and the next step in that process could be to conduct a study of current traffic volumes and levels to see what has changed in the past fourteen years. Kloucek says he presented truck by-pass petitions of support to officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s at their Regional STIP meeting earlier this month.


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Lewis and Clark Lake Zebra Mussels

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The presence of a naturally reproducing population of zebra mussels has been confirmed in at least two locations on Lewis and Clark Lake. Chief of Aquatic Resources for South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks John Lott says significant numbers of zebra mussels of all ages have been found recently at the Lewis and Clark Marina and the Midway boat ramp. Lott says the possibility now exists that this invasive species could reach high enough population numbers that everyone from boaters and anglers to irrigators and municipalities that utilize Lewis and Clark Lake could see negative effects from their presence. Lott says a number of agencies with the states of South Dakota and Nebraska as well as the federal government are seeking to coordinate their efforts to slow or halt the spread of zebra mussels into other bodies of water. 


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River Boat Days Arts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

This weekend’s Yankton River Boat Days celebration gives people the opportunity to purchase unique works of art and crafts from a wide variety of vendors at Riverside Park. Yankton Area Arts Executive Director Julie Amsberry says one hundred twenty vendors will have numerous items from jewelry to clothing to pottery available for purchase. Music is also a feature at River Boat Days and Amsberry says the Sioux Falls based band Mogen’s Heroes will be performing three shows at 1 and 3 PM Saturday and 1 PM Sunday. Yankton River Boat Days 2015 gets underway with opening ceremonies set for 6 PM today at the Riverside Park amphitheater..


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Vanguard Air Squadron

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Crowds attending this weekend’s Yankton River Boat Days celebration have the opportunity to marvel at the acrobatic aerial stunts of the Vanguard Air Squadron on Saturday afternoon. Right Wing Pilot David Myers says the Vanguard Squadron will begin their twelve minute routine with several hoops and barrel rolls before moving on to more complicated maneuvers. The Vanguard Squadron has been ethanol powered since the team began flying together in 1993 and Myers says they close their air-show with a diamond formation utilized by other air-show squadrons such as the   U. S. Navy’s Blue Angels. The Vanguard Air Squadron’s performance at River Boat Days is set for 230 PM Saturday at Riverside Park.


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