Listen Live





Category: Local News

Yankton Mall

Friday, April 29, 2016

The future of the Yankton Mall is a bright one according to new Marketing Director Kasi Haberman. Haberman says she understands that community members are looking forward to seeing the exterior renovation project at the Yankton Mall planned by Dial Properties get underway. Haberman says working on the mall’s general appearance and seeking to make it a more inviting place for people to shop and spend time are goals of hers. Before taking her present position, Haberman served as the Marketing Manager for General Growth Properties, owner of the Westroads Mall in Omaha.


CategoriesLocal News

Keystone Oil Spill Clean Up

Friday, April 29, 2016

Officials with TransCanada say they are preparing for a permanent fix on the Keystone pipeline spill that occurred in Hutchinson County earlier this month. About four hundred barrels of crude were involved in the spill and Public Information Officer Mark Cooper says that permanent repair work could get underway in the coming week. Cooper says crews have been removing soil that was contaminated by the spill. Cooper says the pipeline will have to be shut down for up to twenty four hours while the repairs are made.

 


CategoriesLocal News

YMS Drug Dog Search

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An un-announced drug dog search Wednesday at Yankton Middle School may be responsible for reports of a lockdown at the school. Superintendent Wayne Kindle says the good news from the search is that no contraband was found on the Yankton Middle School campus. Kindle says these types of searches are conducted two and occasionally three times during a school year. Kindle says the drug dog search was conducted by the Yankton Police Department.


CategoriesLocal News

Pine St. Bridge Grant Approved

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded the city of Yankton a Bridge Improvement Grant to help finance the cost of replacing the bridge on Pine Street over Marne Creek at their monthly meeting yesterday in Pierre. City Manager Amy Nelson says the city received a grant for about eight hundred fifty four thousand dollars that will cover sixty percent of the replacement project cost of one-point-four million. Nelson says work on the bridge could get underway as soon as this fall or next spring. Nelson says the city of Yankton did not receive the grant they had applied for regarding the rehabilitation of the bridge on Cedar Street south of Seventh Street but do plan to reapply for it in the future.   


CategoriesLocal News

CIP Budget Session

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Members of the Yankton City Commission and city staff spent the evening last night working through their first capital improvement plan budget session for next year’s budget. City Manager Amy Nelson says one of the topics discussed was the need to find a way to repair West City Limits Road, much of which is the joint responsibility of Yankton County. Nelson says the city of Yankton is willing to be creative in their approach to working with county government on the issue. Nelson says the next capital improvement plan budget session will take place in June.


CategoriesLocal News

Missouri River School Festival

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

About three hundred students from area schools in Nebraska and South Dakota are expected to be in Yankton for next weeks’ Missouri River Watershed School Festival at Riverside Park. Regional Conservation Coordinator for the Izaack Walton League Paul Lepisto says Riverside Park provides a great setting for young people to learn more about the Missouri River. Lepisto says the Missouri River Watershed School Festival could not exist without the financial support of local businesses and the help of a number of individuals and organizations. The Missouri River Watershed School Festival is set for the morning of May 6th at Riverside Park.


CategoriesLocal News

HWY 50 Project

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In spite of wet weather recently in our area, work on the Highway 50 reconstruction project in Yankton’s downtown continues to move forward. Owner of D & G Construction Gregg Branaugh says motorists should be aware that while traffic signals have been removed from the east-west lanes of Fourth Street at the intersection with Douglas Avenue, north-south traffic there will still be controlled with stop signs. Branaugh says his crew is preparing to begin paving the south side of Fourth Street from Burleigh to Mulberry Streets. Branaugh says the addition of new signage at the project has been successful in helping to direct through-trucks to the truck route located on Second Street.


CategoriesLocal News

Road and Bridge Task Force Recommendations

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Members of the Yankton County Commission heard recommendations yesterday that have come from the Road and Bridge Task Force that was appointed to examine the county’s infrastructure needs and suggest new sources of revenue to pay for them. The recommendations included several tax increases as options for  revenue sources and Commission Chairman Todd Woods says he is hopeful that citizens will see the need for raising those funds. The county has been supplementing the road and bridge fund with general fund dollars for some time now and Woods says the county has exhausted any surplus in the general fund to balance their budget for next year. Woods says a public open house is planned for May 16th to discuss the Road and Bridge Task Force recommendations, time and location of the open house yet to be determined.


CategoriesLocal News

Recycling

Monday, April 25, 2016

The city of Yankton is taking steps to move towards a single-stream recycling system where residents will no longer have to sort the various types of materials that they put out for collection. City Manager Amy Nelson says the city is exploring the possibility of moving to what is called a dual cart automated system for collection of recyclables and trash that would cost residents two dollars and fifty cents per month or less. Nelson says if the city moves forward with single-stream recycling a grant application to the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be made to seek funding for fifty percent of the container’s cost. Nelson says the next step in moving towards single-stream recycling is to discuss that possibility with the community of Vermillion with whom Yankton is a partner in regarding garbage and recycling through their Joint Powers agreement.


CategoriesLocal News

Chamber in DC

Monday, April 25, 2016

Giving the Yankton community a voice at the heart of the federal government was the purpose of last week’s D-C fly-in which was attended by a number of local officials. Chamber Executive Director Carmen Schramm says two new organizations contacted by the chamber group last week included Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets and the National Endowment for the Arts. Schramm says now that they have returned to Yankton the work of following up on the discussions that were held last week in Washington D-C gets underway. Schramm says when meeting with our state’s congressional delegation, topics discussed included everything from education to health care and the Napa Junction project.


CategoriesLocal News
Next Page >
Categories
Local News
Local Sports

Months
April, 2016

RSS Feed
rss Subscribe

Click Here to order Les Norman's book

Teaching the Tools of Hitting.