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US Army and Marine Band

Sunday, March 1, 2015
The US Army Band and Chorus are making a stop in Yankton at the Cimpl Arena for a free concert next Thursday.
Staff Sargent John Millburn says the band and chorus tours one hundred days out of the year and adds that the groups perform a variety of genres including classical, operatic, show tunes, and Americana. 
Millburn advises advanced ticket holders to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m., allowing time for the general public to find seats. 
Free tickets for the US Army Band and Chorus’ March 12th concert are available here at the KYNT studio, at JoDeans, HyVee, and both Ace Hardware locations in Yankton. 
 

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Knoff Runs-No City or School Election

Friday, February 27, 2015

City Commissioner Dave Knoff has submitted his nominating petition to seek a third full term on the board. Knoff says he has liked serving on the city commission and would enjoy the opportunity to continue to help address issues facing the community. Knoff says along with the new water treatment plant, some of the critical situations facing our community are workforce development and attracting young people who wish to make Yankton their home. At the deadline for submitting nominating petitions Friday, the Yankton City Finance Office reports only three candidates, incumbents Dave Knoff, Dave Carda and new comer Nathan Johnson had submitted nominating petitions for three open seats, avoiding the need for a municipal election this spring. The Yankton School District Business Office is reporting only two candidates, incumbents Kathy Greeneway and Matt Pietz had submitted their nominating paperwork for two open seats, avoiding the need for a school board election.

 


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Wire Me Awake

Friday, February 27, 2015

This year’s Wire Me awake event is set for next month on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Founder Ben Hanten says because of the large number of college and high school students who are expected to again attend Wire Me Awake hosting the event at the U-S-D campus is a logical choice. Hanten says some of the best advice he has for young entrepreneurs comes from one of this year’s Wire Me Awake speakers Antonio Neves  who cautions young people against spending time with others who do not have a vision and purpose in their lives. Wire Me Awake 2015 is set for the afternoon of March 25th at the University of South Dakota.


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World Youth Archery Championships

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the number of countries who have signed up to attend this June’s World Youth Archery Championships at the N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex continues to grow, so does the need to have appropriate activities for the archers to engage in while they are not directly involved in the tournament. Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Stephanie Moser says twenty countries have currently signed up including several which plan on arriving in Yankton ahead of the tournament. Moser says two possibilities for providing some entertainment for the young archers include Yankton’s annual Rib Fest celebration and the Missouri National Recreational River. The World Youth Archery Championships are set for June 8th through the 14th at the N-F-A-A Easton Yankton Archery Complex.

 


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National Ag Week

Thursday, February 26, 2015

With a focus on our state’s number one industry, the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to observe National Ag Week next month. Director Carmen Schramm says during Ag week members of the Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee will be making presentations to local students on the importance that farming and ranching play in our daily lives. Schramm says staff from the Chamber will be spending time at local ag-related businesses to gather information from them and their customers on the significant role that agriculture has in our local economy. Schramm says National Ag Week is March 15th through the 21st.


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Westbrook Estates

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Plans have been announced for the creation of Westbrook Estates, a new housing development that will be located on West City Limits Road that is intended to provide affordable housing in the Yankton community. The first phase of the project will be to construct a one hundred forty unit apartment complex with an additional seventy-four homes on thirty acres located across from the current Yankton School District Administration building and Yankton Area Progressive Growth Housing Committee Chairman Dan Specht says two home builders from the Sioux Falls area have been selected to work on the project. Tax increment financing is needed to move the housing development forward and Specht says Yankton Area Progressive Growth will be responsible for the debt incurred by the project. Specht says he is hopeful construction on Westbrook Estates can get underway this summer.


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Reverend Leonard Kayser

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Reverend Leonard P. Kayser age 82, passed away Tuesday morning at Doughtery House of the campus of Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls following a brief episode of infirm health. Among other duties Reverend Kayser served as a chaplain at the South Dakota Human Services Center for a number of years and District 18 State Senator Bernie Hunhoff says he played a pivotal role in our state during the farm crisis of the 1980’s. A liturgical wake and Scripture service will be prayed at the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel at Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton with  visitation from 6 to 8 PM Thursday with the liturgical wake and Scripture service beginning at 7 PM.


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23rd and Green Traffic Study

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Officials with the city of Yankton have announced plans a for traffic study at the intersection of 23rd and Green Streets to determine if more traffic controls are needed there for public safety. There are currently two stop signs at the intersection and City Manager Amy Nelson says the study is being undertaken in response to the large number of accidents that have occurred there. Nelson says enough accidents have occurred at 23rd and Green that the intersection qualifies for a South Dakota Department of Transportation study to decide if further traffic controls are needed. Nelson says she expects the transportation department study to begin sometime this spring. 


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State Collections

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Members of the South Dakota Legislature last week heard a presentation regarding the amount of money that is owed to various state agencies and some possibilities on how it could be collected. District 18 State Representative Jean Hunhoff says legislators were told that as much as twenty-five million dollars in recoverable funds may be collectible. Hunhoff says the question that needs to be settled is what sort of process would be used to collect the funds. Hunhoff says one proposal would be to use state resources to recover those funds. 


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CASA Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Southeast South Dakota CASA has announced plans for their second annual Reverse Your Luck fundraiser set for next month at Minerva’s. Executive Director Sherri Rodgers-Conti says the Reverse Your Luck raffle is based on the opposite of the usual raffle contest in that a person that enters wants their entry to be drawn last and not first. Conti says last year’s event was a sell-out and this year’s may be as well. Conti says the Second Annual Southeast South Dakota CASA Reverse Your Luck fundraiser is set for the evening of March 14th at Minerva’s. 


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