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New Library System

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Yankton Community Library is making preparations to begin using a new circulation system that will provide modern technology to its’ patrons. Youth Services Librarian Joyce Moore says the library is moving to Atriuum from Book Systems Incorporated because its’ current South Dakota Library Network system will no longer be available beginning about one year from now. Moore says the new system will provide patrons with greater flexibility in a more customer friendly format than the old system. Moore says due to the change to a new system the Yankton Community Library will be closed Saturday through Monday this week and will reopen for business at 9 AM next Tuesday.


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Marchand Resigns

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

In preparation for her retirement, long-time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand has resigned from her position. Yankton County Commission Chairman Todd Woods says because of her many years of service, Marchand possesses a large amount of knowledge regarding the workings of the Treasurer’s office and will be missed. Marchand recommended the appointment of First Deputy Treasurer Patty Vavra as her successor and Woods says it is likely that the county commission will follow that advice. Marchand began working in the Yankton County Treasurer’s Office in January of 1977 and has served as Treasurer since 1997. Her resignation is effective July 1st


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Chamber Annual Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for their 2015 Annual Banquet set for the evening of March 31st at Minerva’s. Chamber Director Carmen Schramm says the theme for the evening is Denim and Diamonds and the banquet will feature a contest based on the popular game show Jeopardy. Schramm says a trio of honors, the Frank Yaggie award, the Cornerstone award and the Family Business of the Year award will be presented that night. Schramm says the 2015 Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is set for 5 PM March 31st at Minerva’s.

 


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World Day Of Prayer

Monday, March 2, 2015

The public is invited to participate in the World Day of Prayer hosted by Church Women United at Avera Majestic Bluffs this Friday. Organizer Mary Alice Halverson says this year’s theme is based on the story of Jesus washing his disciple’s feet and was chosen by Church Women United of the Bahamas. Halverson says Church Women United in Yankton has been active in supporting community charities locally since the 1940’s. The World day of Prayer event is set for 2 PM this Friday at Avera Majestic Bluffs.


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2015 Legislative Session

Monday, March 2, 2015

With just about two weeks remaining for this year, the work of the South Dakota Legislature in a 2015 session is far from complete. District 18 State Senator Bernie Hunhoff says addressing the questions of funding for education and expanding the state’s participation in the federal Medicaid program to cover South Dakotans who do not have access to health care coverage still remain. Hunhoff says he and his fellow lawmakers need to find both short and long term plans to provide adequate funding for K-through-12th grade education. The main run to the 2015 South Dakota Legislative session concludes on March 13th.

 


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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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