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July 20, 2016
Yankton County Says 'No' For Now To State Road Transfer, Nebraska Senators Prepare to Balance Budget
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July 19, 2016
Nebraska Tax Receipts Less Than Expected, Human Services Center Without Accreditation
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July 13, 2016
Nebraska Unveils New Slogan, South Dakota State Parks See Increase in Entrance Licenses
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July 12, 2016
Drinking Water Study Conducted Shows Increase, Gas Prices Dip in South Dakota
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July 11, 2016
South Dakota Joins Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit, Flags To Stay at Half-Staff Through Tuesday, Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
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July 8, 2016
Nebraska Department of Transportation Releases Roads Report, The Office of Mike Rounds Robbed
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July 5, 2016
155th Returns Home, Crow Peak Fire Nearly Contained
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July 1, 2016
153rd Set to Deploy to Kuwait, Nebraska Announces Hay Harvesting Permits, South Dakota Regents Announce Alcohol Sales
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June 30, 2016
Safety on the Forefront This Holiday Season, Quality Assurance Officer Coming to HSC
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June 29, 2016
Nebraska Surpasses 1,000,000 Job Mark in 2015, Update on GEAR UP Allegations
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June 28, 2016
Heartland Humane Society In Midst of Fundraising Push, South Dakota Gas Prices Stay Constant
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June 27, 2016
Immigration Statutes Coming into Play in South Dakota, Marsy's Law Not Endorsed by South Dakota Bar
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June 24, 2016
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard Announces No Special Session, Nebraska Unveils New Savings Plan
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June 23, 2016
USD Alumni Association and Foundation Start New Study, Ricketts Says Money Not the Answer for Corrections
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June 22, 2016
New Business Plan and Priority Initiatives Unveiled in Nebraska, New Governors Statues Coming to Pierre
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June 21, 2016
Pollinator Week in South Dakota, South Dakota Gas Prices Rise Slightly
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June 20, 2016
States Benefit From Medicaid Expansion, Nebraska-Lincoln Receives Crop Productivity Grant
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June 17, 2016
Daugaard Says to Hold Off on Mowing, Old Lottery Scam Charges Return
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June 16, 2016
Fraud Watch Seminars Coming to South Dakota, Gas Prices Rise Slightly
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June 15, 2016
South Dakota Attractive to Young People, Dead Bee Truck Visits South Dakota
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June 14, 2016
West Nile Detected in South Dakota, New Resources to Aid Human Trafficking Victims in Nebraska
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June 10, 2016
South Dakota Offers Programs for Agriculture, Hearing to be Held on Renewable Fuels Levels
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June 9, 2016
Heritage Passport Program Comes to Northeast Nebraska, Privatized Medicaid Program Promotes Transparency in Iowa
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June 8, 2016
Elected Officials Announced From Girls State, Nebraska Prepares to Release Livestock Operations Guidelines
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June 7, 2016
Inspired Giving Day Set for South Dakota, Gas Prices Close to Unchanged
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June 6, 2016
Boys State Wraps Up in Aberdeen, Bollen Pleads Not Guilty in EB-5 Scandal
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June 3, 2016
National Gun Violence Awareness Day Observed Thursday, Iowa Draws Closer to Approving Pipeline
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June 2, 2016
Doctors Warn of Overmedicating ADHD, Planting Progresses Across Region
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June 1, 2016
United States Senator John Thune Visits Yankton, South Dakota Gas Prices Rise Slightly
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May 31, 2016
Nebraska Medical Center Introduces New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease, Nebraska Making Plans for 150th Birthday
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May 18, 2016
Onward Yankton Gives Update at State of the Community, Ricketts Says No to Transgender Guidance
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May 17, 2016
TransCanada to Make Replacements on Keystone Pipeline, University of South Dakota to Offer New Doctorate, Nebraska Primaries Could Lead to Interesting November Races
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May 16, 2016
South Dakota Crime Numbers See Changes in 2015, Suspension for Nebraska Tourism Director, Sioux City Water Decision on Hold
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May 11, 2016
Nebraska Senators Promote Amendment V, Indictment Set in EB-5
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May 10, 2016
South Dakota Takes Steps Against Zika Virus, Gas Prices Creep Higher in South Dakota
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May 9, 2016
New Report Compares South Dakota Mothers to Nation, South Dakota Deer Population on the Rise
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May 4, 2016
Glass Recycling Reaches Milestone in Vermillion, Nebraska Voter Registration Up Ahead of Primary
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May 3, 2016
Food Insecurity Strikes Children in South Dakota, Gas Prices Rise in South Dakota
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May 2, 2016
Officials Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer in South Dakota, Sales Tax Lawsuit Filed in South Dakota
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April 29, 2016
City of Yankton Receives Department of Transportation Grant, South Dakota Sees Increase in Egg Production
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April 28, 2016
Pipeline Protest Travels Through South Dakota, Flooded Rivers Expected, Iowa House Fails With Medical Marijuana
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April 27, 2016
Representative for Convention of States Visits Yankton, Iowa Sees Hurdles to Cross in Medical Marijuana Debate
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April 26, 2016
Yankton Police Department to Receive New Radios, Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota
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April 25, 2016
City Officials React to Kmart Closing, New Plan in Place for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
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April 22, 2016
Nebraska Session Comes to a Close, Tri Valley School to Put Gun Debate on Hold, Iowa Universities Increase Room and Board
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April 21, 2016
Nebraska and Iowa Look to Wrap Up Debates as Sessions Wind Down
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April 20, 2016
Ricketts Signs Property Tax Relief Bills, South Dakota Gas Prices Rise Once Again
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April 19, 2016
Ricketts Signs $450M Road Bill, Summer Studies Set for South Dakota Legislature
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April 18, 2016
Mediation Program Offered by State of South Dakota, Filibusters Stall Progress in Unicameral
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April 15, 2016
Noem Seeks to Pass IRS Legislation, Federal Drug Sentences Get Reductions
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April 14, 2016
House Budget Posses Obstacles for South Dakota Medicaid Expansion, Federal Government Seeks More Pipeline Oversight
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April 13, 2016
National Library Week Celebrated Locally, Winner Take All Bill Fails in Nebraska
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April 11, 2016
Nebraska Sees Low Participation in Federal Program, Iowa Legislature Continues Session, South Dakota Seeking Nominations for Governor's Awards
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April 7, 2016
Autism Awareness Month, South Dakota Gas Prices Rise Once Again
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April 6, 2016
Funds an Issue for Yankton County Roads, Nebraska One Vote Away From Raising Hunting and Fishing Fees
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April 5, 2016
Keystone Pipeline Shut Down During Investigation, Nebraska Won't Pursue Choose Life License Plates, USS South Dakota Gets Keel
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April 4, 2016
South Dakota Lags in Clean Power Jobs, In-State Tuition Expanded to Iowa
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April 1, 2016
South Dakota Tribal Leaders Ride to Oppose Oil Pipeline Plans, Felony Charges Filed in EB-5 Case
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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• VERMILLION - The City will be chip sealing several streets during the week of July 25th. We ask that you do not park on the streets to be chip sealed the day of the project. The City will place a notice on all of the affected properties a week before the project will start. Additionally, the City will place signs on the street removing the parking. Once work begins on the street it should be completed within the same day. The streets to be chip sealed are:
Center Street from National to Dartmouth Street
Elm Street from National to Dartmouth Street
Willow Street from Main to Clark Street
Madison Street from Pine to Plum Street
Lewis Street from Forest to University Street
Canby Street from Lewis to University Street
Linden Street from Main to Canby Street
Pine Street from Lewis to Canby Street
Valley View Drive from Canby Street to Valley View cul-de-sac
Valley View cul-de-sac from Valley View Drive to end
Lee Street from Crestview Drive to Lewis Street
Lewis Street from Norbeck Street to Mickelson Avenue
Crestview Drive from Crawford Road to end of cul-de-sac

• 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.

• Mighty Mo: Animals from the Journals of Lewis and Clark – July 23 – July 28. 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.

• YANKTON – The Contact Center will be offering back packs for low-income families needing help with school back packs for their children for the coming school year. Last year 188 children were provided a voucher for a back pack. Funding for this project is provided by local donations. This year the contact Center will be supplying the back pack again for grades K – 8th. Families must sign up their children by August 20th. They may sign up by coming in to the Contact office located in the County Government Center, lower level. Families must have an active SNAP Card to be eligible. Any donations to this project can be sent to the Contact Center, 321 W 3rd St, Suite B02, Yankton, SD 57078. Those needed help with school supplies can call ROCS – Rural Office of Community Services at (877) 254 – 6110 for an application.

• The City of Yankton will be asphalt paving the milled section of Highway 314, between West City Limits Road and West 11th Street, beginning Tuesday, July 19, 2016. “No Parking” signs will be placed along the project prior to paving the street. Highway 314 will remain open to traffic during paving operations, however, the public is encouraged to use alternate routes to reach their destinations. It is anticipated the paving will be complete within 3 days. The public’s cooperation during this project will be greatly appreciated.

• VERMILLION - The Recycling Center, located at 840 N. Crawford Road, only accepts yard waste consisting of small twigs and leaves. If your yard waste exceeds the height of your pickup cab, it is considered a large load and will need to be taken to the Vermillion Landfill.

• The Clay-Union foundation, Inc. is seeking new board members in Clay and Union county. The board would like to add at least 1-2 people south of Elk Point, 1-2 north of Elk Point, and at least 2 residents in Vermillion. USD students are also welcome to serve on the board, with 4-5 positions open. Meetings currently alternate between Elk Point and Vermillion, and rides are available. The foundation is seeking immediate applications, so board members can join the board right away and learn about the community needs. Please call John Gille at 605-421-5050 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

• 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 Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program May 31 through July 29. 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 4. For more information, contact the Vermillion School District at 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

Wednesday, July 20
Gayville Community Blood Drive – 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Gayville Community Center; 404 Washington; Gayville.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time is repeated Wednesday morning, July 20, at 10:15 a.m. Our special guests for Fitness Fun Club Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. are the Yankton High School cheerleaders and their coach Jackie Ellis. The teens meet a little earlier this Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., for a movie. To get in the Olympic spirit, the movie for the day is Cool Runnings, which is two hours and twenty minutes long and rated PG. Everyone is invited to view the movie on Wednesday with the teens as it will not be shown on Friday as originally scheduled.

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

Ice Cream Social – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; St. John’s Lutheran Church; 1009 Jackson Street; Yankton.

UpNEXT – Vermillion’s Coffee Hour – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Vermillion Public Library; 18 Church Street; Vermillion.

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23
Yankton College All-Class Reunion – For more information or to register for the reunion, contact Yankton College at (605) 665-3661 or visit www.yanktoncollege.org.

Thursday, July 21
Bragging Rights on Thursday Night - 6 p.m.; Missouri River Associates; 124 Walnut Street; Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time repeats on Thursday, July 21, at 10:15 a.m. LEGO Robotics 2 has concluded for the summer. There will be no LEGO Club this week either. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but it is necessary to allow library staff time to set up the prize store which opens on Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Thursdays on the Platz – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Ratingen Platz; Downtown Vermillion.

Music at the Meridian will have its fourth concert of the five concert series event this Thursday, July 21. Eef and the Blues Express have opened for numerous national acts and also represented the Colorado Blues Society at the 2015 IBC in Memphis. We are excited to bring their funky blues style to the banks of the Missouri River.

1st Meeting of Roscoe’s Ranger Academy – 9 a.m.; South End of Yankton Mall; Yankton.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration ages 8 and up Pre-registration required – East of Last Yankton Pier.

Due to the extreme heat, the Yankton Community Library’s Walking Book Club will meet at the Yankton Mall beginning at 8 p.m. All walkers should meet at the fountain to walk the air conditioned commons in the mall. For further information, contact the library at (605) 668-5275.

Friday, July 22 – Saturday, July 23
2nd Annual Rock ’n’ Rumble; Downtown Yankton. Friday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24
Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute; Mount Marty College; Yankton. Any Lion, Lioness, or Leo who is 18 or older, has not yet served as District Governor as of the dates of the institute, is eligible. $160 before June 1, $180 after May 31. For more information contact Lion Anne Smarsh This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Lion Craig Donecker This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, July 22
Goglin Funeral Home Ribbon Cutting – 10 a.m.; 807 W. 31st Street (Hwy 50); Yankton.

Job Search Assistance Program – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 904 E. Cherry Street; Vermillion.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The upper elementary Library Olympics Book Club meets Friday, July 22, at 11 a.m. to discuss the final chapters of Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. The short discussion will be followed by our own Library Olympics! The book club members make up the Hometown Team and are ready to compete against any upper elementary students who would like to challenge them. No registration is necessary; just come to the book club meeting at 11 a.m.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 1 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt and Make Your Own Ice Cream – Pierson Ranch; 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration ages 8 and up Pre-registration required – East of Lake Yankton Pier; 8 p.m. – Nature Bingo all ages welcome – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 9 p.m. – Popcorn and Christmas Movie – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 10 p.m. – The Night Before Christmas Lantern Hike – Gavins Point Nature Trail.

Outdoor Yoga – 7 a.m.; Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Saturday, July 23
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

St. Boniface Parish Bazaar & Supper – Menominee. Broasted chicken dinner serving from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; adults $10, children (5-12) $5, children 4 and under free. Live entertainment 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. by Ted & Alice Miller.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Archery ages 8 and up Pre-registration required – Gavins Point Archery Range; 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Watercraft Exploration ages 8 and up, Pre-registration required – East of Lake Yankton Pier; 10 a.m. – Crafts and Geocaching – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 6:30 p.m. – Bike Decorating – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Christmas in July Festivities, Crafts, Music, Games & More – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 7:15 p.m. – Bike Parade and Hayride – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 8:45 p.m. – Christmas Movie – Chief White Crane Amphitheater.

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.

Try Archery! – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex; 800 Archery Lane; Yankton.

Sunday, July 24 – Thursday, July 28
First United Methodist Vacation Bible School 2016 is “farm-tastic!” Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday July 24 through Thursday July 28, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. It is open for ages preschool through 4th grade. To register, register online at www.vbsmate.com/FirstUMCYankton, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29
Mount Marty College’s Summer Camp Invention. Cost for the weeklong camp is $220, but those who register by March 21 will receive $25 off. Register between March 22 and May 10 to receive $15 off the total cost. There is also a $50 discount per sibling for families registering three or more siblings. To register for Camp Invention or to learn more about the EPIC program, visit campinvention.org or call 800-968-4322. For more information on Mount Marty College, visit www.mtmc.edu.

Monday, July 25
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The summer reading Prize Store opens Monday, July 25, at 9 a.m. and remains open during regular library hours through Saturday, August 6. Summer reading participants are invited to come in, shop, and redeem their Book Bucks.

Yankton City Commission Meeting – 7 p.m.; City of Yankton Community Meeting Room; 1200 W 21st Street; Room 114; Yankton.

Camp Invention – 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Mount Marty College; 1105 West 8th Street; Yankton.

Riverside Yoga – 6 p.m.; Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Tuesday, July 26
Yankton Community Blood Drive – 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital – Benedictine Center; 501 Summit; Yankton.

Westbrook Estates Ribbon Cutting – 3 p.m.; 2405 West City Limits Road; Yankton.

Yankton ADA Celebration – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Riverside Park; Yankton.

LINC: Soap for Hope – 5:30 p.m.; The Brewery Rooftop Pub; Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Other rewards are in store for our readers during the final week of the program too. All participants in the children’s program preschool through grade 5 who logged 1,000 minutes of reading are invited to a family swimming party at Memorial Park Pool on Tuesday, July 26, from 7-9 p.m.

Crofton Q125 Outdoor Movie Night – Gates open at 8:30 p.m.; Crofton’s outdoor sports complex. The event is a free-will donation. Proceeds benefit Crofton’s 125th anniversary celebration planned for July 1 – 4, 2017. The movie shown will be Zootopia.

Summer Concert Series – 8 p.m.; Riverside Park; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Wednesday, July 27 – Thursday, July 28
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp. Camps ar a free, fun, two hour events for children 4 – 6 and 7 – 10 years of age. The camps are located at the Gavins Point picnic shelter #2 at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. The morning sessions are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27
Yankton Community Blood Drive – 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; JoDean’s Steakhouse; 2809 Broadway; Yankton.

Job Search Assistance Program – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 3113 Spruce Street Suite 124; Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Teen participants who completed all four levels of their reading program are celebrating their accomplishments at the Karttrax Family Fun Park at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.

Closing Party for Summer Reading Program – 1 p.m.; Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library; Vermillion.

Vermillion Community Blood Drive – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sanford Vermillion.

Farmer’s Market – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Yankton Mall Parking Lot; 2101 Broadway Avenue; Yankton.

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

Thursday, July 28
Yankton Chamber Downtown Professional/Retailers Event.

Discover Downtown Yankton – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Downtown Yankton along 3rd Street.

Onward Yankton Ribbon Cutting – 5 p.m.; 104 W. 3rd Street; Yankton.

Feeding South Dakota Food Giveaway – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; National Guard Armory; Vermillion.

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day – area Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations.

Music at the Meridian – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Meridian Bridge Plaza; 2nd Street & Walnut Street; Yankton.

Friday, July 29
Discover Downtown Vacant Building Tour – 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 30 – Sunday, July 31
1st Annual Lewis and Clark Open Disc Golf Tournament – Pierson Ranch and Gavins Point disc golf courses. The tournament is for beginners to professionals. Players’ packs will be available for the first 30 registrants. The Lewis & Clark Open can be found on Facebook by searching ‘Lewis & Clark Open’. For more information contact Brad Link at (605) 760-9314 or Jesse Bailey at (715) 563-3213.

Saturday, July 30
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Downtown Crazy Days – Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The final day Book Bucks will be given out is Saturday, July 30, so be sure to bring logs in on or before that date.

Monday, August 1
Manny Valadez Scholarship Blood Drive – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Yankton Mall; Yankton.

Public Meeting hosted by the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition – 10:30 a.m.; The Landing; 104 Capital Street; Yankton. The speaker will be Rollin Hotchkiss, chairman of the BYU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Tuesday, August 2
First Direct Financial Ribbon Cutting – 11 a.m.; Yankton Chamber Conference Room; Yankton.

Thursday, August 4
Let the Games Begin is the theme this year for the Yankton County Parents as Teachers Lucky Lucky Rubber Ducky Race. The games and duck race will be held on August 4, 2016 at Memorial Park here in Yankton. The Carnival Games will run from 6:30-7:15 near the kiddie pool and the race will begin at 7:30. Celebrity Jumpers will be competing for the Gold Medal for their best “Styling Jump”. The First Place Duck will bring a top prize of $200.00 and $50.00 will go to a lucky duck which will be plucked out of the pool of ducks. Ducks can be adopted for $5.00 each or a Quack Pack of 6 for $25.00 or a Flock of 25 for $100.00. Ducks can be purchased by contacting Deanna at 605-661-4833 or any of the Parents as Teachers board members. A limited number of ducks will be available the night of the race. Modern Woodmen of Yankton is providing financial support of this event. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening of entertainment.

Reception for retiring librarian Shelly Koller – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Kozak Community Room; Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library; 18 Church Street; Vermillion.

Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 6
The Center and the City of Yankton’s Recreation Department, is hosting the 2016 Yankton Senior Games for Seniors 50 years and older from any community on August 5-6. Participants 49 years old who turn 50 on or before December 31, 2016 are eligible to participate. Yankton Senior Games’ events will include 8 Ball Pool, Shuffleboard, Bean Bag Toss, Table Tennis on Friday, August 5 and Track & Field and Basketball on Saturday, August 6. Registration forms may be picked up at The Center or the Summit Activities Center and participants are encouraged to pre-register in order to prevent cancellation of events. There is a nonrefundable, $5 entry fee for each participant. For additional information, please call The Center at 605-665-4685. Remember to follow the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

Friday, August 5
The City of Yankton’s Recreation Department will host the fourth annual Yankton Duathlon for youth ages 6-15 years on Friday, August 5 at Riverside Park. This free event will include biking and running and is open to participants from Yankton and the surrounding area. Participants are required to wear a helmet and are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the Summit Activities Center by Thursday, August 4. 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.

Saturday, August 6
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Wednesday, August 10
New Teacher Luncheon.

Saturday, August 13
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, August 16
Yankton School District New Teacher Coffee.

Wednesday, August 17
Sacred Heart School New Teacher Coffee.

Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21
Yankton Riverboat Days.

Saturday, August 20
Riverboat Days Parade Cleanup.

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

Heritage Ride - Saturday, August 20th Elk Point, SD. Where- Imm. Lutheran church parking lot, registration starts early- 7 am, riders leave at 8 am. Routes of 28 and 48 miles. Snacks and beverages provided on the routes. A meal is available at Spink Cafe for those who register for it. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. and it's local scholarship and community fund efforts. Registration forms are online at BIKEIOWA - Your #1 source for Iowa bicycle rides, events and news. under Heritage ride, or on www.clay-unionfoundation.org under events. Contact John Gille at 605-421-5050 for more information.

Tuesday, August 23
Mount Marty College New Teacher Coffee.

Friday, August 26
Yankton Chamber Golf Day.

Saturday, August 27
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, November 15
America Recycles Day.

Iowa News

Loss of airplane control blamed for candidate's crash
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Federal investigators say the loss of airplane control in bad weather likely caused a 2014 crash that killed a Dubuque physician who was running for the U.S. Senate. The National Transportation Safety Board report says no mechanical problems with the plane were found to have caused the Oct. 13, 2014, accident in which 59-year-old Doug Butzier died. He was returning to Dubuque from a campaign trip and flying his single-engine Pipe Malibu on instruments because the bad weather prevented a visual approach to the Dubuque airport. Butzier missed on his initial approach and was circling for another attempt when his plane struck some trees. The board report blamed the crash on "the pilot's loss of airplane control while attempting to fly a missed approach procedure in instrument meteorological conditions."

Iowan accused of trying to kill mother sentenced to 45 years
ELKADER, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old Pella man accused of trying to kill his mother at her Elkader (ehl-KAYE'-dur) home has been given 45 years in prison. Brandon Thoma was sentenced Tuesday. Thoma pleaded guilty to attempted murder, burglary, theft, and assault on a jailer. Police say he broke into Theresa Thoma's home Nov. 10, punched and kicked her, pushed her down a flight of stairs and attempted to choke her with a shovel. Her husband returned from work several hours later and found her badly injured. Rory Thoma says she still requires therapy in recovering from her injuries.

Around 175 jobs lost as Terex closes Iowa crane plant
WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — About 175 workers have lost their jobs with the closure of the Terex crane plant in the northeast Iowa city of Waverly. The company announced Tuesday that it is moving production of cranes and boom trucks to its Oklahoma City plant, where it has made multimillion-dollar upgrades to handle the new load. About 100 Iowa workers lost their jobs immediately. The remaining 75 jobs will be phased out. Terex says it will keep its accounting offices in Waverly. Waverly City Administrator James Bronner says state and local economic development resources will aid the displaced workers and their families. The company says the Waverly operation was established in 1941 by brothers Vern and Wilbur Schield. The operation became part of Terex Corp. in 1987.

Heavy rain, tornado, damaging winds reported in central Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thunderstorms that spawned at least one suspected tornado have flooded streets and low-lying fields in much of central Iowa. Rainfall of up to 5 inches was reported in several spots Tuesday. Lightning strikes touched off a small fire at a Des Moines apartment building and set off fire alarms at another. Trees were toppled and tree limbs were downed in several communities. A wind gust of 63 mph was recorded four miles north-northeast of Anita. The National Weather Service says a law enforcement officer reported seeing the tornado three miles west of Albia a little after 3 p.m., but the sighting hasn't been confirmed. No injuries have been reported. Sunny skies are expected Wednesday throughout the state, and the National Weather Service has issued warnings or watches for excessive heat.

Tom Vilsack: A rise from orphanage to Cabinet secretary
MT. PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Tom Vilsack's political story already reads like a modern Horatio Alger tale: a humble beginning at an orphanage in Pittsburgh followed by a rise to governor of Iowa and then to the nation's secretary of agriculture. Back in Iowa last weekend, Vilsack declined to acknowledge whether he's being considered for another celebrated chapter — as running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. With his Midwestern ties, experience in elected office and policy record in Washington, Vilsack could bring some key advantages to the Democratic ticket. His family ties to the Clintons date back to 1972 when his late brother-in-law worked with Hillary Clinton.

Iowa officials investigating Delaware County fish kill
RYAN, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of a fish kill in northeastern Iowa. The department says in a news release Tuesday that someone fishing in Buck Creek near Ryan reported the fish kill over the weekend. Upon investigation Monday, staff found both dead and live fish in the stream. The kill affected mostly minnows, shiners and chubs, but also suckers, rock bass and sunfish. The department estimates there could be thousands of dead fish. The fish kill is spread over about 8 miles of stream. No source of the kill has yet been identified, but it appears the fish died around the middle of last week.

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Nebraska News

Canadian Pacific finalizes succession plan to replace CEO
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian Pacific has finalized its plan to replace Chief Executive Hunter Harrison when he retires from the railroad next summer. The Calgary, Alberta-based railroad said Wednesday that it had reached agreements to promote President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel to CEO and retain Harrison as a consultant for three years after he retires. The 71-year-old Harrison came out of retirement to lead Canadian Pacific in 2012 after activist investor Bill Ackman took a large stake in the railroad and forced management changes. Harrison had previously led Canadian National and Illinois Central railroads. Creel had worked with Harrison at Canadian National. He joined Canadian Pacific in 2013, and has helped lead the railroad's turnaround.

Southeast Community College board sets $369M bond vote
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Voters in 15 southeast Nebraska counties will decide in November whether they want to fund a $369 million reconstruction plan for their community college district. On Tuesday the Southeast Community College Board of Governors approved a resolution to place a bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. The reconstruction plan calls for replacing all Beatrice campus buildings, overhauling the Milford campus and construction of a new campus in or near downtown Lincoln. The current east Lincoln campus would be focused on technical training. District officials say the estimated tax levy would be 3.9 cents per $100 of property valuation to pay off the bonds over 30 years.

Advocacy group fights against work on Keystone XL pipeline
STANTON, Neb. (AP) — An advocacy group fighting against a Canadian-based company's decision to replace sections of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska has given residents jars to gather soil and water samples from their land. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Bold Nebraska handed out the jars at a meeting in Stanton Tuesday night. The contents residents bring back in the jars will be tested by an independent lab in Omaha. U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration spokeswoman Angela Pickett says TransCanada is replacing sections of the pipeline that don't meet current government strength standards just six years after it began operating in June 2010. TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper says the Keystone pipeline continues to operate safely, but Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb says Nebraska landowners have no way to verify that.

Voters decide not to recall mayor of northeast Nebraska city
MADISON, Neb. (AP) — Voters have decided not to recall the mayor of Madison in northeast Nebraska. Unofficial results from Tuesday's special election say 209 voters wanted to recall Mayor Alvin Brandl, but 264 voters did not. The canvassing board is scheduled to meet Wednesday to certify the results. Brandl had drawn fire for his appointments to city boards. A recall document filed with Madison County said Brandl's conduct in appointing officials resulted "in needless conflict, confrontation and the inability of the city to function properly." Brandl has said it's his job to make appointments and said the city is doing very well.

Scottsbluff man died in dirt bike crash, patrol says
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old Scottsbluff man has died after crashing his dirt bike. The accident occurred in Scotts Bluff County around 2:20 p.m. Monday. The Nebraska State Patrol says Patrick Mosher drove his motorcycle out of a private driveway, crossed County Road 27 and rammed into a canal ditch. The patrol says Mosher died in the crash.

Ex-school official to stand trial in domestic violence case
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A former Shelton school superintendent will stand trial in Hall County District Court on three charges in a domestic violence case. The Grand Island Independent reports that 45-year-old Brian Redinger waived his right Tuesday to a preliminary hearing. His attorney, Kevin Knake, says Redinger and his wife would like to see the case go to trial as soon as possible. Redinger is charged with making terroristic threats and two other assault-related charges. Sheriff's investigators say that on April 10, Redinger attacked his wife, hitting her head on a car dashboard and later driving at her before she escaped to safety at a Hall County truck stop. He resigned his position as superintendent of Shelton Public Schools some weeks after his arrest.

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