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Water Treatment Plant

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Yankton City Commission met Monday evening to discuss further work on improvements to the municipal water treatment system. The decision to no longer use the 1920’s era water treatment plant and to consolidate those operations in one location was made and City Manager Amy Nelson says depending on where the bid for the project comes in water rates will see an increase of two dollars and thirty-seven cents to just under three dollars per month to finance the project. Nelson says the project is expected to take two years to complete. Nelson says she is hopeful construction on the project can get underway next spring.

 


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Road and Bridge Funding

Monday, June 20, 2016

At their meeting Tuesday afternoon the Yankton county Commission will be discussing the recommendations put forth by the Road and Bridge Task Force regarding raising new revenues for infrastructure work. Commissioner Raymon Epp says depending on which increase is approved the two different proposals would raise an estimated six hundred thousand to one million dollars annually. Epp says the commission wants to hear from local citizens about these proposals and any other ideas they might have for generating revenue. The Yankton County Commission meets Tuesday at 4 PM.


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Gas Line Leak

Monday, June 20, 2016

Emergency personnel responded to a report of a ruptured gas line at the Yankton Transfer and Recycling Station late Monday morning. Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says while the leak did not force the area to be evacuated, it did take some time for a repair crew from Canton to arrive on the scene. Nickles says the ruptured gas line did cause 23rd Street to be closed to traffic for several hours. Nickles says the ruptured gas line was reported shortly after 11 AM Monday.


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Severe Weather Hits Yankton County

Sunday, June 19, 2016
After a week of high heat and humidity temperatures plummeted Friday night as a severe thunderstorm moved into Yankton County. Heavy winds caused damage to many trees and even blew barricades from the 4th street construction project down the street. Yankton County Director of Emergency Management Paul Scherschligt says forty mile per hour winds were measured for about twenty minutes with gusts reaching sixty-six miles per hour. Scherschligt says a seventy-two mile per hour gust left Menno without power until 4 AM Saturday morning. Scherschligt says that luckily any hail that fell in Yankton County was very minimal.
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LINC: The Launch

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Tomorrow Yankton’s newest volunteer organization of young professionals, LINC, will launch its kickoff event.
United Way Executive Director Lauren Hanson says the group will meet monthly and learn from local agencies and how they can get involved. Hanson says they were inspired to start their own LINC after hearing about the success other United Way communities were having with the group. LINC: The Launch is scheduled for 5:30 PM tomorrow at the Marina Bar & Grill.
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Lake Yankton's Outdoor Festival

Sunday, June 19, 2016
After a rough Friday night the weather calmed just in time on Saturday for the Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival.
US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Karla Zeutenhorst says the event did not draw the crowd they had hoped, partially because of heat and a busy June but still the Festival went off without a hitch. Zeutenhorst says she hopes the event brings a deeper appreciation of the recreational opportunities the lake and river provide to our community. The Lake Yankton Festival also had a revival of the popular cardboard boat races which had to be discontinued due to flooding in 2011.
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Cardboard Boat Races

Friday, June 17, 2016

Saturday’s Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival features the return of a popular event, cardboard boat races. The last time cardboard boat races were held here was 2010 and US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Karla Zeutenhorst says Yankton Press and Dakotan owner Gary Woods approached her earlier this year to discuss the possibility of reviving them. Zeutenhorst says while participants are limited in what materials they can use to build their boats, a number of unusual designs can be the result. The Lake Yankton Outdoor Festival runs from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday with the cardboard boat races scheduled for 3 PM.


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RTEC Manufacturing Academy

Friday, June 17, 2016

A recognition ceremony was held Friday for this year’s graduates of the Regional Technical Education Center’s Manufacturing Academy. Now in its’ tenth year R-TEC General Manager Josh Svatos says the Manufacturing Academy owes its’ success to the local manufacturers who have supported it over the years. Svatos says a number of previous Manufacturing Academy graduates are now employed by businesses here in Yankton.  One dozen students from Yankton, Irene-Wakonda and Wagner participated in this year’s Manufacturing Academy.


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Doscover Downtown

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Onward Yankton has announced plans for an event set for late next month that is meant to showcase our community’s downtown area. Onward Yankton committee member Carmen Schramm says downtown businesses are being encouraged to consider staying open late to get people to stop and see what is all available in the downtown. Schramm says Onward Yankton is currently seeking funding for its’ projects through a combination of grants and local donations. Onward Yankton’s Discover Downtown event is set for July 28th with various activities in the downtown and July 29th  with vacant building tours from 10 AM to 230 PM.


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River Boat Days Promotion

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In the months and weeks leading up to the annual River Boat Days celebration the event’s Captain and Belle are busy making appearances at at other events throughout the area. River Boat Days Captain Randy Smith says they recently spent time at this summer’s Rockin’ Rib Fest event. River Boat Days Belle Jolene Smith says she has attended the annual Yankton Area Mental Wellness Conference and will be at Czech Days in Tabor this weekend. Yankton’s River Boat Days Celebration is set for August 19th through the 21st at Riverside Park.


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