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New Owners Of SD Magazine

Monday, September 15, 2014
Bernie and Myrna Hunhoff, founders of South Dakota Magazine, have sold the magazine to their daughter Katie and her business partner Heidi Marsh. 

Hunhoff says it was the right time for a new generation to take the helm of the business. 

Hunhoff says the new owners don’t plan on making significant changes to the magazine, but adds that the magazine strives to improve on each and every issue. 

Bernie Hunhoff will remain at the magazine as editor at large, a position he says he hopes will allow him more freedom to search for stories.
 

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Fran Fox Open House

Monday, September 15, 2014

A retirement open house is set for this Thursday afternoon for Fran Fox of Fox Hospitality. Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Carmen Schramm says for the past fifty years Fran Fox touched the lives of numerous people who were new to the local community. Schramm says an open house in Fox’s honor is set for Thursday afternoon at the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Schramm says the retirement open house for Fran Fox of Fox Hospitality is set for 4 to 6:30 PM Thursday.


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Gavins Point Dam Repairs

Monday, September 15, 2014

Work to repair damage done during the high water releases of 2011 at Gavins Point Dam continues into this fall. Gavins Point Operations Manager Dave Becker says the current work on dam’s spillway gates represents the last of the repair work needed as a result of the water releases in 2011 that went as high as one hundred sixty thousand cubic feet per second. Becker says while it is not tied to the flood event of 2011 crews are also busy now replacing the dams’ sixty-year-old-plus power transformers. Becker says the cost of the repair work to the Gavins Point Dam spillway gates is about twelve million dollars and is expected to be completed next year.


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Mount Marty College Avera Science Building Dedicated

Friday, September 12, 2014

A dedication ceremony was held this morning for the new Mount Marty College Avera Science Laboratory. Interim Mount Marty College President Doctor Thomas Lorang says as a vast improvement over the previous science lab, the new science building uses state-of-the-art technology including safety features as well as internet and computer access.  Lorang says the partnership between Mount Marty College and Avera made the dream of a new science facility for the school a reality. Construction of the the new Mount Marty College Avera Science Laboratory began about two years ago.


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Hazardous Household Waste Collection

Friday, September 12, 2014

A collection of hazardous household waste is set for this morning at the Yankton Transfer and Recycling Station. Mary Robb with city of Yankton Public services says the hazardous household waste collection is an opportunity to properly dispose of old cleaners, pesticides and other toxic items such as fluorescent light bulbs. Robb says there is a ten dollar fee per vehicle charged to help offset the cost of the collected material’s disposal. Robb says the collection of hazardous household waste is set for 9 AM to 1 PM today at the Yankton Transfer and Recycling Station.


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United Way Goal & Awards

Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Yankton United Way announced a new campaign goal of $500,000 at the Wednesday evening kickoff.  The Board of Directors voted to increase the goal $30,000 from the past few years, and hope to fund additional programs and higher requests from the 22 agencies they serve.
Three groups were given the "Big Thanks" award, including Bruce Viau from KPI-JCI, First Dakota National Bank and KYNT Radio/Riverfront Broadcasting.

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Mulberry Bend Trail Dedication

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A dedication ceremony is planned tomorrow for the newly constructed Mulberry Bend Hiking Trail at Mulberry Bend Overlook located on the Nebraska side of the Vermillion-to-Newcastle Bridge. National Park Service Ranger Dugan Smith says the Mulberry Bend Hiking Trail gives people a unique look at the Missouri River and some of the surrounding countryside. Smith says along with ranger programs and guided hikes on the new trail, the Missouri National Recreational River’s Mobile Ranger Station will be available for the public to view during and after the trail’s dedication. Smith says the Mulberry Bend Hiking Trail Dedication is set for 1 PM tomorrow at Mulberry Bend Overlook located on the Nebraska side of the Vermillion-to-Newcastle Bridge.


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Enterovirus Warning

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Department of Health is warning people to be watchful for possible cases of enterovirus  D-68 which has been seen in neighboring states and is suspected in fourteen cases across South Dakota. State Epidemiologist Doctor Lon Kightlinger says young people are most vulnerable to the virus which can present serious problems for those who already have some type of respiratory condition such as asthma.  Kightlinger says there is no vaccine against enterovirus, and the best precautions against the illness are good hand washing and disinfection of contaminated surfaces.  Kightlinger says the South Dakota Department of Health has sent specimens from fourteen individuals from across the state that range in age from two weeks to 19 years of age to the Centers for Disease Control for testing.

 


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Lake Yankton Restocking

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Crews spent the morning yesterday applying the pesticide rotenone  to the waters of Lake Yankton in order to remove the numerous unwanted fish that had infiltrated into the lake from the Missouri River during the flooding of 2011. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission District Fisheries Manager Jeff Schuckman says once the water has detoxified plans are to quickly move forward with restocking largemouth bass and bluegills into the lake. Schuckman says plans are to introduce more largemouth bass as well as black crappies channel catfish and walleyes into Lake Yankton during 2015. 


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Historic Preservation Ordinance Volunteers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help explain the historic preservation ordinance that will be on the Yankton County fall general election ballot in November. Chairman of the Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission Bernie Hunhoff says approval of the measure would dedicate one twentieth of a mil tax levy, estimated to be about seventy-five to eighty thousand dollars annually towards local historic preservation efforts such as the Mead Building renovation project. Hunhoff says anyone interested in volunteering to help support the effort to pass the historic preservation ordinance should come to the Mead Building for an informational meeting set for this evening. Hunhoff says the historic preservation ordinance volunteer meeting is set for 7 PM today at the Mead Building on the south campus of the South Dakota Human Services Center.


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