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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• The City of Vermillion will be fogging for mosquitoes this summer after efforts in previous years have been successful. Fogging helps control mosquito population and reduce the number of insects in the community. Fogging begins when mosquito counts meet certain levels. The City of Vermillion will spray for mosquitoes beginning June 30th and end July 3rd. Spraying takes place from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am, weather permitting. For more information, contact City Hall at (605) 677-7050.

• Cool off at the FREE annual swim carnival held at Memorial Park Municipal Pool on Saturday, July 4, from 12:30-4:00 p.m. There will be races, coin dives, watermelon, and a great deal of fun for all. This event is sponsored by First Dakota National Bank and the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation. For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on their Facebook Page.

• Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for fall internships in her Washington, D.C., office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C., internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by August 3. For more information, contact Christiana Frazee at 202-225-2801.

• Exhibit – Dakota Prairie Quilter’s Guild – June 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-30, July 1-9; G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery; 508 Douglas Avenue; Yankton. Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

• When you hit the golf course this summer not only can you improve your game, you can improve the quality of life for other South Dakotans. The 2015 “Golf for Guardianship” golf card allows you to golf free or at reduced rates at 76 host golf courses in South Dakota. Golf cards are just $20.00. Proceeds benefit The Guardianship Program, a private non-profit program which serves as guardian for adults with disabilities in South Dakota who do not have family members available to provide assistance. “Golf for Guardianship” is sponsored by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and participating golf courses. Cards may be purchased on our website: www.sdguardians.com or contact: The Guardianship Program, P.O. Box 794, Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 224-9647 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Registration for the 2015/2016 Soccer Seasons will open on June 1, 2015 with Early Bird Registration ending June 30, 2015. Registration will end July 31, 2015, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Registration fees are as follows:
U6-U8 : $30 Early Bird Registration, June 1-June 30, 2015
$40 Regular Registration, July 1-July 31, 2015
U10-U14: $40 Early Bird Registration, June 1-June 30, 2015 for one season, $85 for two seasons
$50 Regular Registration, July 1 – July 31, 2015 for one season, $95 for two seasons
New this year: Register for one season and let us know if you will be playing Fall or Spring! U14 players planning on playing High School Soccer are encouraged to sign up for Spring soccer now so that we can plan on the number of players we will have for Spring.
U16-U19: $40 Early Bird Registration, June 1-June 30, 2015
$50 Regular Registration, July 1- July 31, 2015
High School players are encouraged to register for Spring now so that we can plan on the number of players we will have in the spring, this fee covers Indoor, Club and Rec for the 2015/2016 Soccer Seasons. More information and help with questions is available online at www.yanktonsoccer.com.

• The Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program June 1st to July 31st. Free lunch will be served each weekday for area children age 18 and younger from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M at Jolley Elementary School, 224 S. University, Vermillion, SD. Closed July 3rd. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (605)677-7000.

• “Summit Up” at the Summit Activities Center this summer! Don’t miss out on another great summer at the Summit! In addition to youth summer programs, summer swimming, summer workouts, and summer rentals, the Summit is now offering a Sizzling Summer Special! Anytime between June 1 and August 31, anyone who renews or purchases a membership will receive the summer special discount! All annual memberships will be reduced 15% and all quarterly memberships will be reduced 10%, but only if purchased before August 31! This offer excludes all corporate and EFT memberships. So, take advantage of this deal while it lasts, get into the summer swing of things, and get your Summit Activities Center membership purchased or extended for the year! For more information, please call 668–5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on their Facebook page.

• Want to take a break from your busy schedule for a relaxing and challenging workout all in one while enjoying the views of the beautiful, scenic Missouri River? Join Summit Activities Center Yoga Instructor, Rebecca Johnson, the second Saturday of the month in June, July, and August from 9:15-10:30 a.m. for a FREE Slow Flow Yoga Plus class in Riverside Park. Mark your calendars, bring your Yoga mat or towel, and meet in the grass in front of the Dakota Territorial Capitol Building, located at Levee Street and Douglas, on June 13, July 11, and August 8 for this one-of-a-kind experience. This class will focus on breathing and mind/body connection by incorporating a flowing style of yoga as well as strength-building through held poses. Improve your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health as you cross train the body and mind while experiencing the gorgeous scenery in Riverside Park. In case of inclement weather, class will be moved to the Summit Activities Center. For further information, call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on their Facebook page.

• The Yankton Kiwanis is collecting used school supplies for the children of Haiti. They need crayons, pencils, markers, colored pencils, erasers or any school supplies you no longer need or want. Call jana (605) 660-2858, DW (605) 660-7777, or Peggy (605) 661-6531 for pick up. Or you can drop off at Slumberland, Ace hardware, HyVee or Clark Rentals.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Friday, July 3
Wounded Warrior Project – Dakota Territorial Museum Brown Bag Lunch – 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.; Dakota Territorial Museum Conference Room. Lt. Col. Terrence Flynn (ret.) will speak about the Wounded Warrior Project and his own experiences in combat, and coming home.

No fitness classes at the Summit Activities Center.

Clothing Closet in Yankton on the HSC Campus will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Activities – 9 a.m., 10 a.m. – Archery Classes at Gavins Point Archery Range; 10 a.m. – Bing, Bang Boom Bike Parade at Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding with the National Park Service at Chief White Crane; 8 p.m. – F.B.I. Hike at Gavins Point Nature Trail; 9:30 p.m. – Outdoor Nature Movies at Chief White Crane and Lewis and Clark Amphitheaters.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, July 4
Yankton Area Arts Summer Band Concert – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saving Vinyl City and Livin’ Free; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Summit Activities Center CLOSED.

City of Yankton Fireworks Show – Dusk; Riverside Park; Yankton.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSING – The Yankton Community Library will close on Thursday, July 2, at 5 p.m., and will reopen on Monday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Activities – 8 a.m. – Yankton Trilogy Disc Golf Tournament – Register at Kopetsky Ace Hardware; 10 a.m. – Patriotic Arts and Crafts.

Vermillion Area Farmers Market – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion.

Community Day in the Park with the Vermillion Fire Department – 3 p.m. – Dark; $8 adults, $5 children 6-12 years, under 5 years free.

Parade of Flags – 11:30 a.m.; From the Marina entrance along the South Dakota shore towards Gavins Point; Yankton.

Old-Time Independence Day Picnic – 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Elkhorn Valley Museum; 515 Queen City Boulevard; Norfolk.

Yankton Trilogy Disc Golf Challenge – 8 a.m.; Memorial Park Southwest Picnic Shelter; Douglas and 19th Street; Yankton.

Independence Day Celebration – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9
Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, July 6 through 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time.

Monday, July 6
Yankton Community Library Summer Reading Program - On Monday, July 6, 1 p.m., teens are invited to be creative with an altered art painting activity. If you can bring an unwanted landscape picture, please do. If not, come join us anyway; we have some at the library. At 3 p.m., puppeteer Lisa Laird is here to present her Pockets Full of Fun show “You Might Be a Hero.” This special presentation was rescheduled from June 22 and is sponsored by the Friends of the Yankton Community Library. Preschool story time is at 6:30 that evening. We are reading Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The craft is a colorful little troll.

Vermillion City Council Regular Meeting – 7 p.m.; City Council Chambers; 25 Center Street; Vermillion.

Vermillion City Council Special Meeting – 12 p.m.; Large Conference Room; City Hall; 25 Center Street; Vermillion.

Tuesday, July 7
Dakota Territorial Museum Cemetery Walk – tours start at 6 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes until 7:45 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the Yankton Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Yankton Area Summer Band concert – Riverside Park; Yankton.

Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Yankton School District Public Meeting on Crane Youngworth/Williams Field – 6:30 p.m.; Yankton High School Theater.

Yankton Community Library Summer Reading Program - On Tuesday, June 30, Toddler Time with stories, songs, and movement has two sessions beginning at, 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. This is for 1-3 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Siblings are welcome. At 11 a.m., elementary-age children are invited to test their super hero abilities and strength at Super Hero Training Camp. Please arrive on time so we can divide everyone into groups and explain the activities.

Yankton County Commission Regular Meeting – 3 p.m.; Commission Chamber; Yankton County Government Center; Yankton.

Wednesday, July 8
Yankton Community Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – 5:30 p.m.; Library meeting room; 515 Walnut; Yankton.

Pleasant Valley ice Cream Social – 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church; 45918 308th Street; Vermillion.

One Million Cups – 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Avera Professional Office Pavilion; 409 Summit Street; Yankton.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Yankton Community Library Summer Reading Program - Preschool story time is repeated on Wednesday, July 8, at 10:15 a.m. At 3 p.m. we are making super hero sock puppets for our weekly craft. This is intended for elementary-age children, but younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, July 9
Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Vermillion Area Farmers Market – 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Clay County Fairgrounds; Vermillion.

Antique Tractor Ride – Paddlewheel Point; 803 E 4th Street; Yankton.

Yankton Community Library Summer Reading Program - On Thursday, July 9, there is another repeat of the preschool story time at 10:15 a.m. At 1 p.m., our regular LEGO Club meets in one half of the meeting room and Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H office is leading LEGO Robotics in the other half. The robotics sessions required pre-registration and they are full. LEGO Club is open to all ages. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have several sets of DUPLO blocks for younger children.

Friday, July 10
Yankton Community Library Summer Reading Program - We are showing a movie about a wonderful little hero at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10. It is rated G and is 93 minutes long. Come in out of the heat, relax, and enjoy!

Saturday, July 11
The Fort to Field 50 Paddle Battle, a 50-mile race for kayaks and canoes on the Missouri National Recreational River. Learn more.

Vermillion Area Farmers Market – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion.

Musical Variety Show featuring “The Hay Country Jamboree” – 8 p.m.; Gayville Hall.

On Saturday July 11, 2015 YANKTON BOY SCOUT TROOP #133, will be conducting the monthly scrap newspaper and aluminum can collections. Troop 133 does not accept plastic or tin cans, please do not leave these items for pick up. Papers and cans will be picked up at the trailer courts and apartment complexes in Yankton. Also paper and cans will be picked up at Riverside acres. Please have your newspaper and cans secured in sacks or small cardboard boxes and ready to be picked up by 9:00AM on Saturday July 11, 2015. Paper and cans may also be brought to Riverview Reformed Church Parking lot, 1700 Burleigh, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday July 11, 2015 the day of the collection. Remember the paper shed is located on the SOUTH EAST corner of the parking lot. For more information about the newspaper and aluminum can collection, call: 857-9396. Your cooperation is appreciated in not dropping papers off at any time without making prior arrangements.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Sunday, July 12
Pancake Sunday – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Main Street Center; 320 W Main Street; Vermillion.

East River & Missouri Valley Bluegerass Music Association Monthly Open Jam – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 202 Washington Street; Vermillion.

Tuesday, July 14 – Thursday, July 16
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Yankton Area Arts Summer Band Concert – 1890 Band; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Tuesday, July 14
Glenn Shepard Seminar – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Mount Marty College Roncalli Center. Cost is $129 for chamber members, $149 for non-members.

Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Yankton Community Blood Drive – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital – Benedictine Center; 501 Summit Street; Yankton.

Wednesday, July 15
Gayville Community Blood Drive – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Community Center; 404 Washington Street; Gayville.

Dakota Classic Cruisers Car Club and SODAC’s Cruise Group hosting the Tri State Drive In Cruisers in Downtown Vermillion – 5 p.m.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Thursday, July 16
Dakota Territorial Museum Ice Cream Social – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Learn how to make ice cream. Dakota Territorial Museum; Yankton.

Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Saturday, July 18
Yankton Area Arts 2nd Annual Meridian Diner en Blanc – 6 p.m.; Meridian Bridge; Yankton. Tickets will on sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 15th, at a cost of $50. For more information contact Yankton Area Arts at (605) 665-9754.

11th Annual Heritage Music Festival – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Elk Point/Jefferson school gym; 402 S Dougas; Elk Point.

Pioneer Games at the Dakota Territorial Museum; Yankton.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Monday, July 20
Sheri Ellis Memorial Golf Social – 1 p.m. shotgun start; The Bluffs Golf Course; Vermillion. 18 hole, 4 person scramble. $50 per person paid in advance, $60 day of event – includes golf, dinner and prizes. For more information call (605) 638-8465.

Tuesday, July 21
Yankton Area Arts Summer Band Concert – C.J. Kocher Little Big Band; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Trinity Lutheran ice Cream Social – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church; 816 E Clark; Vermillion.

Wednesday, July 22
Make a Wish Banquet – Old Lumber Company; 15 Court Street; Vermillion.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Thursday, July 23
Harvest of the Month – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton 4-H Office; 901 Whiting Drive; Yankton. A program for ages 5-9 designed to help add more fruit and vegetables to your daily routine.

Saturday, July 25
1st Annual Thera’s Angel Ride – Registration 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Kozy Inn Bar; Yankton. $15/person, $ for extra hand. Silent auction, meal and band will follow poker run at Happy Hourz Downtown Yankton. For more information contact Heather at (605) 760-4673 or Janelle at (605) 760-3728.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
Mount Marty College Camp Invention - Led by local educators, the weeklong Camp Invention experience immerses elementary children in hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun. This summer, your child can seek innovative solutions to real-world problems during the Camp Invention program at Mount Marty College in Yankton. The program will be held July 27-31 from 9:00am to 3:30pm each day, and is for students entering grades 1-6. Camp Invention’s fun, hands-on activities will include: designing a small, motor-powered vehicle, receiving personalized challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, inventing bionic gadgets while journeying to acquire superhuman senses and using tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine. This nationally-acclaimed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) enrichment program is offered by Mount Marty College in collaboration with the non-profit Invent Now. The Camp Invention program will be presented by local teachers and directed by Dr. Tamara Pease, Mount Marty College assistant professor of chemistry.

Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, July 30
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Thursday, July 30
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day - Oreo®and ROLO® Minis will be among the Blizzard® Treats served at participating Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide on Miracle Treat Day to benefit local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®. During the 10th annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 30th, one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. All of the funds raised stay in local communities. For more information, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.

Saturday, August 1
Rock-N-Rumble; Yankton Riverside Park.

Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Tuesday, August 4
Yankton Area Arts Summer Band Concert – TBA; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Wednesday, August 5
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, August 8
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Tuesday, August 11
Dakota Territorial Museum Stories and Crafts – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; programming for families and children focusing on Native American stories and crafts. No cost.

New Teacher Welcome Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Riverfront Event Center; Yankton.

Wednesday, August 12
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, August 15
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Monday, August 17
Yankton School Welcome Back Coffee – 8:15 a.m.; Yankton High School.

Tuesday, August 18
Sacred Heart School Welcome Back Coffee – 8:30 a.m.; Sacred Heart Middle School; Yankton.

Wednesday, August 19
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, August 22
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Monday, August 24
Mount Marty College Welcome Back Coffee – 8 a.m.; Cyber Café on Mount Marty College Campus; Yankton.

Wednesday, August 26
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Friday, August 28
Yankton Area Chamber Golf Day – Fox Run Golf Course.

Saturday, August 29
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Wednesday, September 2
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, September 5
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Tuesday, September 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer – United Way; Yankton.

Wednesday, September 9
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Thursday, September 10
Leadership Yankton.

Saturday, September 12
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Wednesday, September 16
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, September 19
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Wednesday, September 23
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, September 26
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Wednesday, September 30
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, October 3
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Wednesday, October 7
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Saturday, October 10
Farmers Market – 8 a.m.; Yankton Mall parking lot, west of Fryn’ Pan.

Tuesday, October 13
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

Tuesday, December 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

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