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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the nation’s public libraries highlight the value of a library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning. A public library card is your ticket to free educational resources and activities that bring families together. Libraries not only provide resources to parents and children that support early literacy and lifelong learning, but they truly transform how families spend time together. Card holders have free access to a family destination that provides a spectrum of free services, including online educational databases, DVD’s, and books for all ages. During the month of September, the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is hosting a variety of activities for new and returning card members. Everyone who signs up for a library card during September receives a certificate for a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar. Everyone should allow a few minutes during one of your visits to make a simple protector for your library card that will fit into your wallet. There will also be “Golden Library Cards” hidden throughout the library which can be turned in at the Circulation Desk for a treat. This year’s Library Card Sign-Up Month Honorary Chair is Snoopy, the world-famous beagle featured in the Peanuts comic strip. He calls attention to the supportive role libraries and library professionals play in the education, academic achievement, and development of children. Visit your local library today and, if you don’t already have a library card, get one. It is your ticket to a whole new world! For further information, contact the library at 668-5275.

• Adopt any orange or black pet during September at Heartland Humane Society (HHS) and pay ½ the adoption fee! This promotion runs from September 1st – 31st and only orange and black pets qualify. This special includes dogs, cats and small animals. The discounted adoption fees range anywhere from $15 - $75. HHS hopes you join them in this lifesaving promotion! The event includes pets that are healthy, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped. Some have already been spayed and neutered. You can view the available animals at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net or stop by the shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton. If you have any questions on this promotion, please call the shelter at (605)664-4244 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• South and North Dakota Photography Portfolio – August 18 – September 8; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Bede Art Gallery; Mount Marty College; 1105 W 8th Street; Yankton.

• Mighty Mo: Animals from the Journals of Lewis and Clark – July 23 – September 6. G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery; 508 Douglas Avenue; Yankton. Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

• The City of Vermillion Tree Board has one term expiring in August . The term of appointment is for two years. To be eligible for this Board position the individual must be a resident of Vermillion. If interested, please complete an Expression of Interest form available on the City’s website or at City Hall. Completed Expression of Interest forms are due in the City Manager’s office by noon, Friday, September 16, 2016. It is anticipated that City Council will make an appointment at their September 19, 2016 meeting.

• The City of Vermillion has one vacancy, due to resignation, on the Vermillion Public Library Advisory Board in August. The term of appointment expires May 2017. To be eligible for this Board position the individual must be a resident of Vermillion. If interested, please complete an Expression of Interest form available on the City’s website or at City Hall. Completed Expression of Interest forms are due in the City Manager’s office by noon, Friday, September 16, 2016. It is anticipated that City Council will make an appointment at their September 19, 2016 meeting.

• VERMILLION - Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Just love to get together with others and play music? Beginning with our Fall line-up of programs, the Library is pleased to offer Free Ukulele lessons to patrons aged 7 & up. No musical experience or background necessary; the ukulele is easier to learn than the guitar (and more affordable too). No ukulele? No problem - we will have some ukuleles for you to borrow. These lessons will officially begin on Friday, September 16th at 4 pm, and Saturday, September 17th at 3:30 pm. The sessions are as follows:
Fridays - 4-4:45 pm (7 & 8 yr olds)
4:45-5:30 pm (9 & 10 yr olds)
Saturdays – 3:30-4:15 pm (11 & 12 yr olds)
4:15-5 pm (13 & up)
These sessions are free, but space is limited! Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

• Have you ever wanted to learn meditation or yoga? The Om Sweet Om teachers are offering six week courses at the Vermillion Public Library, beginning Sunday, September 11th, and continuing through October 16th. Beginner Meditation occurs from 2:00-2:45 pm, with Yoga for Every Body running from 3:00-4:00 pm, in the Kozak Community Room. These sessions are designed for beginners who would like to learn the basics. No experience is necessary and classes are accessible for all bodies. Come for one class or all of them. There is no charge for classes but you are welcome to provide a free will donation. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

• Revival-Discovery Youth Ministries for students 7th-12 grade will kick off Wednesday evening, September 7, at 6:30 PM. All students grade 7-12 are encouraged to attend. The group meets regularly on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Discovery Church is located at 205 West 3rd St., Yankton, SD. Questions, contact the church office at (605) 689-2211.

• The City of Yankton's Recreation Department is offering a four session youth volleyball program at the Summit Activities Center for all girls and boys that are currently in grades 3 - 6. The youth volleyball program will start Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and end Saturday, October 29. The program will focus on the development of passing, setting, attacking, and serving skills. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals and exposing participants to a positive volleyball and team sport experience. Cost for the program is $20 plus tax. To register online, please visit the City of Yankton web site at www.cityofyankton.org or visit the Summit Activities Center to register by Friday, October 7. For additional information, call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook Page.

• The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is reminding Nebraskans that it is against the law to erect political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway right-of-way. Various sizes of signs often appear along roadsides around national and local election time. NDOR maintenance crews will remove signs that are improperly placed within the state highway rights of-way. These signs will be stored for a brief period of time in NDOR maintenance yards across the state, where they can be reclaimed by the owners. This state right-of-way reminder applies to any errant plantings or harvesting operations, parked equipment or salvage items, commercial sales, private business stands, garage sale signs, and debris. This does not pertain to hay harvesting operations, which expire September 15. According to State of Nebraska statutes, no physical or functional encroachments upon right-of-way of State highway are permitted, except during hay harvesting operations.

• VERMILLION - At the next City Council meeting on September 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, City Council will be presented with the first reading of Ordinance 1345 Cable Television Franchise Agreement with MIDCO. Prior to the meeting the City would like to offer residents the opportunity to review the agreement and contact the City with any questions or comments. You may contact us by phone at 677-7050 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Adult Women’s, Men’s, and Coed Volleyball Leagues. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, October 14. League play is scheduled to begin the week of October 31. Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton web site at www.cityofyankton.org. For further information, call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

• The South Dakota Retailers Association invites customers, vendors and civic organizations to nominate their favorite retail store, grocery store or restaurant for the South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. Nominations may be mailed, emailed or faxed by Nov. 1, 2016. Nomination forms and instructions are available online at www.sdra.org/EducationEvents/RetailerofYear. Nominations may also be submitted by letter to SDRA at PO Box 638, Pierre, SD 57501, by fax at 605.224.2059 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Thursday evenings at Discovery Church beginning September 8 at 7:00 PM. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” Each series lasts 13 weeks. Meetings will be held at 205 West 3rd St., Yankton, SD. For more information, call the church office at (605) 689-2211.

• Discovery Zone for Kids, our program for children K-6th grade, will begin at 6:30 pm, September 14, at Discovery Church. All children K-6th grade are welcome to attend. Please register at our website discoverychurchyankton.org or by calling the church office at (605) 689-2211. Discovery Church is located at 205 West 3rd St., Yankton, SD.

• The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, is closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Beginning on Tuesday, September 6, fall/winter hours are in effect, with the following hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information, please call the library at 605-668-5275.

• The Summit Activities Center will be closed Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday. All regularly scheduled fitness classes on Monday, September 5 have been cancelled. Fall hours at the SAC will begin on Tuesday, September 6 and will be the following:
Monday – Friday - 5:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SAC FALL & WINTER OPEN SWIM HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 Department on our Facebook Page.

• NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Vermillion City Council on the 6th day of September, 2016 at the hour of 7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street, will meet in regular session to consider the following application for an alcoholic beverage license to operate within the municipality for the licensing period stated below, which has been presented to the City Council and filed in the Finance Officer's Office: Special Daily License (On-Sale) Malt Beverage and Wine License: Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, Inc on or about September 30 & October 1, 2016 at Ratingen Platz and portions of Market and Main Street for Oktoberfest event. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT any person, persons, or their attorney may appear and be heard at said scheduled public hearing who are interested in the approval or rejection of any such application.

• NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Vermillion City Council on the 6th day of September, 2016 at the hour of 7:00 P.M. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street, will meet in regular session to consider the following application for a special permit to exceed allowable sound levels for the dates and times stated which has been filed in the Finance Officer's Office: Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Company request for a special permit to exceed allowable sound levels at Ratingen Platz and portions of Market and Main Street on or about September 30 and October 1, 2016 for Oktoberfest event music. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT any person, persons, or their attorney may appear and be heard at said scheduled public hearing who are interested in the approval or rejection of any such application for special permit.

• Tours of the Gavins Point power plant will not be offered from Friday, August 19 through Friday, September 2. Tours will resume in time for Labor Day weekend.

• The Clay-Union foundation, Inc. is seeking youth age 5-17, and mentors 18 and up to match throughout Clay and Union county. Volunteers spend 2 hours/week with their match, which benefits both the child and the adult. Apply online at www.Clay-Unionfoundation.org under sign up tab. Print the app out and mail, or call John Gille 605-421-5050, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and one can be mailed to you. The program has matched 143 youth to date, and is seeking new members.

• Yankton Transit is now registering preschool to 12th grade students for transportation during the upcoming school year. Register before August 12th and your name will be put in for a drawing with a chance to win a $40/20 ride punch card. To register, go to 901 East 7th Street; Yankton. If you have questions, please call (605) 665-4610.

• AWANA will begin at Calvary Baptist Church, 2407 Broadway-Yankton, on Wednesday, August 31. AWANA, for children age 3 through 6th grade, is a non-denominational, Christ-centered program with a strong emphasis on Bible memorization. Calvary offers AWANA Club on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. September through May. Children are welcome to join at any time throughout the school year. Club dues are $10 per child which covers the cost of books and a uniform. Please contact the church office (605)665-5594 for more information.

• The Summit Activities Center will be offering American Red Cross Swimming Lessons this fall. The classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will run from Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, October 20, 2016. Swim lessons will include Aqua Tots, Preschool, and Red Cross Level 1 through Level 4. Registration for current Summit Activities Center members will begin Monday, August 29, 2016 during normal business hours. Registration for the general public and online registration will begin Tuesday, August 30 at 11 a.m. Online registration is available through the City of Yankton website at www.cityofyankton.org.
5:30 – 6:05 p.m. Preschool, Level I, Level II, Level III
6:15 – 6:50 p.m. Preschool, Aqua Tots, Level I, Level II
7:00 – 7:35 p.m. Preschool, Level I, Level III, Level IV
For further information, please call 668-5234 or visit the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Don’t forget to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook page.

• The Summit Activities Center will be closing the aquatics area on Sunday, September 11, 2016 for cleaning and routine maintenance. The pool is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 17. Water aerobics classes will resume Monday, September 19, at 8:30 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. For further 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 on our Facebook Page.

• The Elkhorn Valley Museum (EVM) in Norfolk, NE is excited to announce free general admission for children every Tuesday thanks to an anonymous sponsorship. Starting this Tuesday, children (ages 18 and under) accompanied by a paid adult family member will have free general admission to the entire museum. The Elkhorn Valley Museum is dedicated to providing educational and fun family experiences in all of our exhibits including the Children’s Discovery Zone. National research has repeatedly shown that the earlier children experience visiting a museum the more likely they are to have a strong foundation in critical thinking skills, civic engagement, curiosity and awareness of their environment. Be sure to take advantage of free children’s general admission and stop by with your family next Tuesday! • The Dazzlers, in coordination with the City of Yankton’s Recreation Department, is offering a nine-week Baton and Pom-Pom program for boys and girls ages 3 years and older. This innovative program, instructed by USD’s Feature Twirler Sierra Johnson, will include exciting performances at USD’s 102nd Parade, as well as a final performance at the conclusion of the program. The program will be held on Monday evenings, September 12-November 14, 2016 at City Hall Gym located at 416 Walnut Street. Cost for the nine-week program is $65 plus tax, which will include the cost of a baton or pom-pom. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the Summit Activities Center by Friday, September 9 or you may register online at www.cityofyankton.org. For additional information, visit the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or call 668-5234. Remember to follow the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

• Yankton’s local National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) committee is seeking nominations for the awards of Outstanding Employer of the Year and Outstanding Employee with a Disability. The employer award is offered for outstanding achievements in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The employee award is given to an employee with a disability in recognition of outstanding achievements in competitive employment by overcoming a disability as well as providing inspiration for other individuals with disabilities. If you would like to nominate a person or business from the Yankton area for either of these awards, please contact Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services District Supervisor Jennifer Trenhaile at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 605-668-3050. All nominations must be submitted by Aug. 31. NDEAM is acknowledged nationally and in South Dakota each October.

• 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 2016 “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 at 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 .

• The Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is looking forward to the 2016 Open house/tour season. As always, visitors are welcomed in various ways - through arranged tours, as drop-ins or as host or hostess of a special gathering. The season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. The enclosed press release is just to let your readers and listeners know that it soon WILL be time to enjoy an unforgettable trip to 509 Pine Street in Yankton.

• Encouraged by the success of last summer’s barn quilt tour, the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild is looking to increase the size of last year’s tour. Last summer 33 different barn quilt were on display, and the guild has a goal of doubling that number for the summer 2016 tour. Anyone, whether quilters or not, can be a part of this community project! Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild (DPQG) invites local area businesses and residents to create and display barn quilts on their businesses or homes. During Riverboat Days, the quilt guild will distribute a pamphlet locating all participating barn quilts and provide spectators with information about the history of the various quilt patterns. Participants are encouraged to display their barn quilts from August 13 – September 18 in order to allow more time for people to view them. If you have questions about constructing your barn quilt or would like information about having someone create one for you, contact Sandy Hoffner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (605) 665-4792. In addition, Vicki Cooley will be teaching a class on how to paint a Barn Quilt Board at the Yankton Community Library June 14 – June 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Participants will finish the classes with a 2X2’ Barn Quilt Board to display at their home. Contact the library at (605) 668-5275 to register and receive the list of needed supplies.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, August 29 – Sunday, September 4
The 41st Old Time Music Festival – Plymouth City Fairgrounds; 500 4th Avenue NE; Le Mars.

Wednesday, August 31
Habitat for Humanity Open House and Appreciation – 5 p.m.; 218 Capital Street; Yankton.

Mount Marty College Mission Day – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This event will focus on MMC’s mission of preparing students for service to the community and personal growth. This will be an opportunity for the entire campus (students, faculty and staff) to roll up their sleeves, assist local programs in the community, and make a big IMPACT.

Heart & Vascular Screens – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sanford Vermillion – Main Entrance; 102 S Plum Street; Vermillion.

One Million Cups – 9 a.m.; Discovery Church; 205 West 3rd Street; Yankton.

Bon Homme Demorats Meeting – 8 p.m.; Bon Homme County Courthouse. Guest speakers will be District 19 Senate Candidate Russell Graeff of Scotland, District 19 House Candidate Melissa Mentele of Emery, and Bon Homme County Treasurer Candidate Renee Strong of Springfield.

Job Search Assistance Program – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 904 E. Cherry Street; Vermillion. For more information, call (605) 677-6900.

UpNEXT – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Vermillion Public Library; Vermillion.

Wednesday, August 31 – September 1
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 August 31st and September 1st, 2016. Spraying takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight), weather permitting. If you would like to be placed on the no-fog list, please contact Jen Olson at City Hall, (605) 677-7050 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, September 1
Thursdays on the Platz – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion. Music by Goodroad, food provided by Aramark.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The first Thursday of each month focuses on book-related crafts. On Thursday, September 1, the project is trees. Students can experiment with water paints, craft paints, and unusual painting tools to create beautiful fall foliage.

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Missouri River Associates; 124 Walnut Street; Yankton.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA – 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration for ages 8 and up – East of the Lake Yankton Pier at chief White Crane.

Friday, September 2 – Saturday, September 3
Woodturning Workshop at Yankton Gallery. As part of its arts education programming, Yankton Area Arts will sponsor a woodturning demonstration and workshop, Friday and Saturday, September 2 – 3 at GAR Hall located at 508 Douglas; Yankton.

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4
Level 3 NTS Certification Course – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. If you are currently a Level 2 Instructor or meet the certification qualifications for Level 3, the will be held Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4. For additional information, contact Coach Jos at 260-9282.

Friday, September 2 – Tuesday, September 6
Public Service announcement for the Clothing Closet: The Closet will be closed on September 2nd (Friday) and September 6th (Tuesday) so our volunteers can enjoy a long holiday for travel through the Labor Day holiday. We will Open on September 9th (Tuesday) from Noon to 4:30 for those who have vouchers.

AAA’s Tipsy Tow service will begin at 6 p.m., this Friday, Sept. 2 and end at 4 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6. Drivers, passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call 1-800-AAA-HELP (222-4357) and request a Tipsy Tow. The free service is open to AAA members and nonmembers alike in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton. Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride home for the driver, one passenger and the vehicle at no charge up to 15 miles from point of pick up.

Friday, September 2
YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The Wii gaming system is set up in the meeting room each Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Elementary and middle school students are invited to come in and play.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. – Archery Classes for ages 8 and up – Gavins Point Archery Range; 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration for ages 8 and up – East of the Lake Yankton Pier at Chief White Crane; 7 p.m. – Nature Bingo – Chief White Crane; 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Hot Dogs and Cool Cats and Popcorn – Chief White Crane.

Spark – Connections for Community – Community Conversation – 8:30 a.m.; Avera Office Pavilion; Yankton.

Saturday, September 3
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Farmer’s Market – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Yankton Mall Parking Lot; 2101 Broadway Avenue; Yankton.

Market at the Meridian – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street; Yankton.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA – 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – Archery Classes for ages 8 and up – Gavins Point Archery Range; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Fishing Fun for ages 15 and under, no fishing license required, poles and bait provided – Chief White Crane; 2 p.m. – Farewell to Summer Beach Party – East side of Midway Beach; 8:30 p.m. – Park in the Dark – Gavins Point Nature Trail.

Sunday, September 4
Holy Family Parish Pancake & Sausage Breakfast & Catholic Order of Forester Raffle – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Bow Valley Dancehall; Bow Valley. Raffle, bake sale & games for all!

Bowhunter Safety Course – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Register with SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks to participate in the class needed to bow hunt if you are a first-time big game hunter or under the age of 16. Pre-registration is required.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. – Archery Classes for ages 8 and up - Gavins Point Archery Range; 10:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Church Service – Pierson Ranch Amphitheater.

Monday, September 5
The Yankton Community Library will be closed for Labor Day.

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all offices of Northeast Community College in Norfolk and its extended campuses in O’Neill, South Sioux City, and West Point will be closed on Monday, September 5.

The Vermillion Chamber and Development Company will be closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 6
The internationally known housing organization, Habitat for Humanity, recently announced its intention to serve Clay County and bring much needed housing assistance to its communities. Julie Dykstra, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Clay and Yankton Counties, will present an overview of the organization and its work on Tuesday, September 6th at 7 pm at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library. Families and individuals in need of Habitat’s assistance are encouraged to contact the organization to determine their eligibility to participate. Further information about the organization can be found by visiting http://www.habitatclayyankton.org/.

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Did you know the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is a PokéStop? Join us for PokéNight on Tuesday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This come-and-go event for all ages will feature prizes and activity stations including a Pokémon scavenger hunt (no smart phone required), PokéCrafts and Pokémon Go game tips from a high level trainer. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., officers from the Yankton Police Department will lead a PokéStop Crawl. At each of the five PokéStops you can pick up items for your bag as well as hear safety and game play tips. PokéCrawl participants must be at least 12 years old or accompanied by an adult. Wear your Pokémon Go Team color, Pokémon gear or costume for a treat! There will be Lures set every half hour beginning at 4:00 p.m. We’re gonna catch ‘em all! This event is free but all participants must register at the library prior to the event. For further information or to register, call the library at 668-5275.

After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Wednesday, September 7
Vermillion Public Library - this chapter of the organization seeks interested Vermillion-area residents to join its Board of Directors to help guide needed work. An informational session about the organization and its work will be held during the Vermillion UpNEXT Coffee Hour on Wednesday, September 7th at 8 am, also at the Vermillion Public Library.

One Million Cups – 9 a.m.; Discovery Church; 205 West 3rd Street; Yankton.

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting – 3 p.m.; Yankton County Commission Chamber; Yankton County Government Center; 321 W 3rd Street; Yankton.

Thursday, September 8
eBooks and OverDrive Class – 6 p.m.; Yankton Community Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - LEGO Club is back on the second Thursday of each month. On September 8, students can build whatever they want using the library’s LEGOs and then have their masterpieces displayed until we take them apart and build again next month.

Yankton City-Wide Rummage; Throughout Yankton.

“Unplugged” – Yankton Children’s Theatre Company; Dakota Theatre; Yankton.

Competitive Cheer/Dance Invitational – 5:30 p.m.; Yankton High School Gym; 1801 Summit Street; Yankton.

Friday, September 9 – Saturday, September 10
Ribs, Rods & Rock n’ Roll – Vermillion.

Friday, September 9
YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The Wii gaming system is set up in the meeting room each Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Elementary and middle school students are invited to come in and play.

Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11
Huntsafe Course – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Time: 8 am – 2 pm Saturday, September 10 and 12 pm – 4 pm Sunday, September 11. This course held by the SD Game, Fish & Parks is designed for people ages 12-15. The goal of the huntSAFE course is to teach young hunters safe handling of firearms. The class makes you eligible to become certified for hunting if you are under the age of 16. For registration and fee information, check out gfp.sd.gov.

Saturday, September 10
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

First Annual United Way Human Foosball Tournament – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; The Landing; Yankton. Teams can register by calling United Way at (605) 665-6766 or by visiting www.yanktonunitedway.org/kickoff.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

7th Annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Fee $35 for a youth attending with an adult, $50 for a youth attending without an adult. This one day kamp for kids ages 5-18 is the perfect opportunity for youth to experience 3D and target archery, slingshot, air rifle, waterfowl, trap shooting, first aid, bow birds and more Participants receive lunch, an event t-shirt and a kamp goody bag.

Nikki’s 5K Run/Walk – 9 a.m.; Prentis Park; Vermillion. Participants can register online at AllSportsCentral.com or at the Student Counseling Center; Vermillion.

Sunday, September 11
9/11 Remembrance Event “Laps for Lives” – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Vermillion High School Track. To register, search “Laps For Lives” on Facebook or call for more information (605) 677-6787.

Monday, September 12
The Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group will be starting again on Monday, September 12, 2016. The Divorced, Separated and Widowed group is a process designed to help those who have experienced any of these life change moments and would like some help processing those changes. The group is faith based, but non-sectarian and is open and available to anyone who sees themselves in one of these times in their lives. The group meets at the Riverview Reformed Church building at 1700 Burleigh Street Yankton, on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM, and will meet for nine weeks. If you would like more information or to register, please call the Family Education and Counseling Center 605-260-9284, or look on our website at www.feccinc.com.

National Assisted Living Week - Phyllis Schrag, a South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau Scholar, will present the program, “If You Have to Grow Up, It Might As Well Be in a Small Town,” at 2 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Growing up in a 1950s small town had some unique advantages that modern children will never experience. This storytelling presentation is sure to delight audiences as it explores commonalities found in most regional small towns. Details of lessons learned from a child’s point-of-view will evoke many individual memories among audience members.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Yankton Community Library meets Monday, September 12, at 7 p.m., at the library, 515 Walnut. Planning for the October after-hours event is the main topic of discussion. Members are invited to bring additional ideas for teen programs. New members for the TAB are always welcome. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to stop in the library and complete an application form. If you have any questions about TAB or teen activities, please contact Joyce Moore by calling the library at 668-5275 or by -emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, September 13
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, partnering with Osher Life-Long Institute, will present a discussion of this year’s One Book South Dakota on Tuesday, September 13th at 3 pm. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London. He will appear at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library to read from his newest novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7 pm.

United Way September Chamber Mixer – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Avera Professional Office Pavilion; 409 Summit Street; Yankton.

After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Yankton Seed Library Harvest Party - You planted the seeds, tended the plants, harvested the produce and it’s time to party! Join the Yankton Seed Library classes on Tuesday, September 13, at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, as we celebrate the end of our growing season. Missouri Valley Master Gardeners will discuss garden clean-up and prep for next year’s growing season. Bring your seeds that you harvested from this year’s produce if you like. Please note that it is best if dry seeds arrive in paper bags or envelopes and tomato pulp in sealed glass jars. For further instructions on how to package seeds, please see the Yankton Seed Library’s website or Facebook page. You are also invited to bring produce for viewing or dishes made from your produce to share with the group. All produce will be donated to the Yankton School District’s food pantry. We’ll end the growing season in celebratory style. For further information, contact the library at 668-5275.

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

Wednesday, September 14
Gayville Community Blood Drive – 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Gayville Community Center; 404 Washington; Gayville.

Thursday, September 15
Save the Date: Business Luncheon. Featuring speaker Anita Norling, Alternative HRD: “The Overtime Rules have Changed, is your Company Ready?” RED Steakhouse; Vermillion. Chamber members $10; non-chamber $20. Call (605) 624-5571 for more information.

Restore Church Ribbon Cutting – 3 p.m.; 1208A Broadway; Yankton.

Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H Youth Development Office is back again this fall with her popular Science Club. On September 15, we explore things that bounce.

Friday, September 16
National Assisted Living Week - Dave Merkel will provide a special music performance at 2 p.m. in the Gathering Place. For more information, call (605) 668-8900.

Back to School Fun Shoot – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; $5 per person. Come out and enjoy a fun couple of hours with your friends or family. The event will have fun targets to shoot at, a craft activity and door prizes. The shoot will begin with basic instruction with all your equipment provided.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The Wii gaming system is set up in the meeting room each Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Elementary and middle school students are invited to come in and play.

VERMILLION PUBLIC LIBRARY - On Friday, September 16th at 7 pm we will host our next Books & Brews event as a meet & greet ‘Happy Hour’ with our new Library Director, Daniel Burniston! We invite community members to our ‘Beer Garden’ – in the garden behind the library. Adults aged 21 and up only, of course. There will be live music, refreshments, a limited selection of craft beers to sample, and participants are encouraged to bring their own favorites.

Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September 18
B-25 “Miss Mitchell” visit & exhibit at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. Tours available; Rides are $450 with a minimum of 5 paid passengers (seats seven passengers.). Contact Jacob Hoffner at 605-661-7525. Sponsored by First National Bank of Yankton, City of Yankton, and Yankton Regional Aviation Association.

Saturday, September 17
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Imitating Alice – 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tour the Cramer-Kenyon Home and view the artwork followed by a luncheon catered by Willa B's. Then walk to the GAR Hall to participate in a Paint & Sip style class led by Cheryl Peterson-Halsey where we will recreate one of the pieces seen on the tour! Register today by calling (605) 665-9754 or online at www.YanktonAreaArts.org/Event.

VERMILLION PUBLIC LIBRARY - And on Saturday, September 17th at 7 pm, join us for our first ever ‘Outside the Library Drive-In Movie Night’ in our parking lot! Patrons of all ages are welcome to participate in viewing a family-friendly movie and munching on popcorn. Bring your own chairs and beverages.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA – Fall in the Park at Lewis and Clark – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Lewis and Clark Welcome Center.

Sunday, September 18
Fly-in, Drive-in, Walk-in, Dragged-in airport breakfast (always the 3rd Sunday in September) at Chan Gurney Airport (YKN), Yankton, SD, 8:00am-1:00pm. PIC FREE, adults $5.00; kids 5-10 $3.00; under 5 free. Sponsored by Yankton Regional Aviation Association and Crop Dusters LLC. Contact Steve at 605-665-8448 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, September 20
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Thursday, September 22
Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The fourth Thursday of each month is a movie presentation. On September 22, the movie is Zootopia. It is rated PG and is 1 hour, 48 minutes long. All movies begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25
High Performance Adult Compound Academy – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. This Academy will give you personal access to pros and coaches over a 3-day series of training sessions. Topics during the Academy will include: tournament prep, training and conditioning, shot cycle and equipment set-up. Professional archers for the event will include Paige Gore, Paul Tedford and Braden Gellenthien. Registration and additional information can be found at nfaausa.com.

Friday, September 23
One evening…..One heart …. One Cry! Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Revive Our Hearts is hosting a large-scale simulcast prayer event on Friday, September 23 from 6-9 pm to gather thousands of women to pray for God’s mercy and supernatural intervention in our world, our nation, our churches, our cities, and our homes. While the world around us wrestles with wavering hope in political parties, portfolios, safety, stability, or the advancement of the right social cause—we are crying out to the only One who gives hope and peace. Cry Out! is an opportunity for you to actually do something together that will make a difference. Thousands strong. Crying out to the King of Kings to do in us and in our nation what no man-made effort can accomplish. This three-hour prayer meeting will focus on five areas of prayer emphasis: personal, families, churches, our nation, and the world. Each segment will be led by a different keynote speaker and will include Scripture reading, a short devotional message, corporate interactive prayer, and worship. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 23 from 6-9 pm. Gather your friends, and join us at Discovery Church, 205 West 3rd St., Yankton, SD for this free event as we unite with women across America to lift our hearts to the Lord in prayer. No reservations or tickets required. Questions? Contact the church office at (605) 689-2211.

Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25
NFAA Outdoor Target Nationals – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. This is the 3rd Annual Championship that features a NFAA 900 Round on Day 1 and a NFAA Classic 600 Round on Day 2. Over 200 archers are expected to participate in this competitive event. Registration is open and available at nfaausa.com. Spectators are welcome for this outdoor event.

Saturday, September 24
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Get to the Point half marathon and 5k run/walk - Elk Point, SD. Where- starts at Casey's exit 18 off I-29. Half walkers leave at 8:15 am, runners leave at 8:30 am. The 5k runners and walkers leave at 8:45 am. Food and beverages provided for entries after the race, as well as dri-fit shirts. Half entries also receive finisher medals and age division ribbons will be awarded for the top 3 in each class. Register online at online event registration services at GetMeRegistered.com under Get to the Point. Early discounts are available. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. Contact John Gille at 605-421-505 for more information.

Sunday, September 25
Performance by the African Children’s Choir – 7 p.m.; Calvary Baptist Church; 2407 Broadway; Yankton.

Tuesday, September 27
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Thursday, September 29
Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

Friday, September 30
YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The Wii gaming system is set up in the meeting room each Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Elementary and middle school students are invited to come in and play.

Saturday, October 1
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Monday, October 3
Interchange Forum – State Legislative Candidates – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Minerva’s Grill & Bar; 1607 E. Hwy 50; Yankton.

Tuesday, October 4
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Thursday, October 6
Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

Saturday, October 8
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Tuesday, October 11
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Thursday, October 13
Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

National Disabilities Employment Awareness Event – 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Minerva’s Grill & Bar; 1607 E. Hwy 50; Yankton.

Saturday, October 15
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Tuesday, October 18
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Thursday, October 20
Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

Saturday, October 22
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Tuesday, October 25
After School Archery Program – 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton; Fee: $7 per class, $55 for September/October Session.

Chamber/Media Forum – 7 p.m.; RTEC City Room; 1200 W. 21st Street; Yankton.

Thursday, October 27
Mounty Marty College Fall Music Showcase – Marian Auditorium; Yankton. It will feature MMC Music Department ensembles.

Ladies Archery Class – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. $7 per class, $65 for the September/October session.

Saturday, October 29
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Try Archery – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person.

Yankton Hot Shots Archery Club Indoor Pin Shoot – 9 a.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; $10 for non-members, $5 for Club members. The Yankton Hot Shots Archery Club will be hosting indoor Pin Shoots that are open to archers of all ages. Pre-registration at www.yanktonhotshots.com is suggested but not required.

Missouri Valley Christian Academy 3rd Annual Banquet and Auction – 5:30 p.m. Last year we auctioned items that included gift certificates to local businesses, homemade pies and cookies, framed artwork, concrete, tree removal certificate, gift baskets, jewelry, weekend getaway packages, and much more – come see what we come up with this year!

Sunday, October 30
Shivers and Quivers Fun Shoot – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; Yankton. Fee: $5 per person with a suggested food donation for the Contact Center. Come out and enjoy a fun couple of hours in your Halloween Costumes shooting at themed targets and playing holiday games. As a way to give back to the community, we invite you to bring in food items that will be donated to the Contact Center. The shoot will begin with basic instruction with all your equipment provided.

Tuesday, November 15
America Recycles Day.

Saturday, December 3
Mounty Marty College Vespers – 7 p.m.; Bishop Martin Marty Chapel. This year’s concert will feature the MMC Choral Union, Chamber Choir, and brass ensemble with organ.

Sunday, December 4
Mounty Marty College Vespers – 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Bishop Martin Marty Chapel. This year’s concert will feature the MMC Choral Union, Chamber Choir, and brass ensemble with organ.

Sunday, December 11
Mount Marty College Fall Band Concert – 7:30 p.m.; Marian Auditorium; Yankton.

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