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September 16, 2016
State Fair Tax Dollars Announced, Body Recovered in Missouri River
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September 15, 2016
Governor Daugaard Pleased With Response to Springfield, USD on National Best College List
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September 14, 2016
Juveniles Could Face Debtors' Prison, Protests Continue in North Dakota
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September 13, 2016
September is National Preparedness Month, South Dakota Sees Gas Prices Change
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September 12, 2016
South Dakota Looking to Improve Well-Being for Children, North Dakota Oil Pipeline Update
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September 9, 2016
Social Security A Focus in Region, Rally Revenue Down For Sturgis
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September 8, 2016
Literacy Day Set for Yankton, Auction Items Announced in Westerhuis Sale
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September 7, 2016
Five Year Plan Unveiled at Yankton County Commission, Gas Prices Slide Again in South Dakota
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September 6, 2016
Damage Cleanup Underway in Springfield, Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent
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September 2, 2016
Direct Support Professionals Week in South Dakota, Pheasant Numbers Down In South Dakota
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September 1, 2016
South Dakota State Fair Gets Underway, Wind Farm Near Avon On Hold
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August 31, 2016
Candidates Look to Answer Social Security Questions, Gas Prices Rise in South Dakota
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August 30, 2016
USD Set for Arena Open House, Iowa's Recidivism Rate Increases
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August 29, 2016
Yankton Area Progressive Growth Plans For Feasibility Study, South Sioux City Ready For Power Plant
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August 26, 2016
Habitat for Humanity Set to Dedicate New Home, Deadline Set for Pipeline Ruling
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August 25, 2016
Child Care Assistance Scarce in South Dakota, Bon Homme Keeps Feedlot Rules
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August 24, 2016
Optimist Club Going Strong in Vermillion, Tribes Join in Oil Pipeline Protest
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August 23, 2016
Yankton City Commission Hears Analysis of Financial Reports, Fish Records Broken in South Dakota
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August 22, 2016
Heart Walk Raises Money in South Dakota, State of Emergency Declared in North Dakota Amidst Pipeline Protest
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August 19, 2016
Sister James Facility Given Honor, Traffic Numbers Down at Sturgis
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August 18, 2016
USD Set for Move-In Day, Arrest Warrant Issued in Hit and Run
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August 17, 2016
Road and Bridge Levy Referendum Petition Filed in Yankton County, Lawsuit Brought Over Pipeline Protests
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August 16, 2016
Cases of Fraud Relatively Low in South Dakota, Oil Pipeline Protests Continue
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August 15, 2016
Racial Wealth Divide Present, Final Sturgis Traffic Numbers Announced
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August 12, 2016
University of South Dakota Fraternity Receives Honor, Sentence Handed Down in Child Rape
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August 11, 2016
Nebraska Inks Deal With Taiwan, South Dakota Gas Prices Stay Constant
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August 10, 2016
Southeast South Dakota Faces Natural Gas Challenges, Vaccines Encouraged as School Starts
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August 9, 2016
Boys and Girls Club Raffle Approaching, Tyndall Officer Injured
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August 8, 2016
Minimum Wage Not tied to Productivity, Nebraska Senator Fined
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July 27, 2016
HyVee Sponsors Lunch For First Responders, South Dakota Delegates Combine to Back Clinton
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July 26, 2016
Yankton City Commission Gets Update on Boys and Girls Club, Gas Prices Fall Once Again in South Dakota
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July 25, 2016
Governor Daugaard Reacts to Tragedies Around the Nation, Escaped Inmate Found in Nebraska Corn Field
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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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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• VERMILLION - VHS Booster Club is having its annual Homecoming Window Painting Contest. Homecoming is September 16th and the Tanagers will play the Dakota Valley Panthers. We would like to have your windows decorated by SEPTEMBER 12th so the community can show their SPIRIT all week! Windows or store fronts will be judged on creativity, effort, originality and spirit. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at the Homecoming Pregame Party at Howlers on Friday, September 16th. If you would like help or share ideas, please let us know as we have some talented high school students that would love to help! Please RSVP to Paddy Rosdail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to participate. This will help us know what windows we need to judge. Show your Tanager Spirit by "Painting the town RED!"

• 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.

• 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.

• 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

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.

Tuesday, September 6 – Wednesday, September 8
The City of Yankton advises motorists that 7th Street from Burleigh Street to Hwy 50 will be closed to thru traffic beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 through Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The street will be closed due to utility work. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during this time period.

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.

Vermillion City Council Special Meeting – 12 p.m.; Municipal Service Center; 115 W. Duke Street; Vermillion.

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

Yankton County Commission Meeting – 4 p.m.; Commission Chamber; Yankton County Government Center; Yankton.

Wednesday, September 7
Center for Rural Affairs will hold community conversations about South Dakota's energy future, Wednesday, September 7, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Neuharth Building (Freedom Forum room) in Vermillion. For more information, visit: www.cfra.org/letstalk.

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.

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

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.

Yankton Area Literacy Council members, students, tutors and anyone interested may attend the celebration of National Literacy Day, Thursday, September 8, at 5:00 in the lounge at UCC, 210 W. 5th St, Yankton. Many students have earned certificates since the annual meeting in January. Those students who have completed a level of study will be presented with certificates, we will talk about the change in direction YALC is taking, and refreshments will be served. The easiest way to gain entrance to the lounge, is to enter through the door on the west side of the building (on the alley).

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.

GFWC Yankton Woman’s Club will begin its 122nd organizational year on Saturday, September 10, 2016, when members gather at Hillcrest Country Club for their traditional Opening Meeting. New members to GFWC Yankton are always welcomed. If any woman is interested in learning about the organization, please call Membership Chairman Vi Ranney at 665-3596 or Joan Neubauer at 260-9564. We’ll be pleased to invite you as a guest to our luncheon meeting and talk with you about the organization.

Twist of Pine Bed & Breakfast Ground Breaking – 11:30 a.m.; follow the signs from the corner of 435th Avenue & Kaiser Road or look for complete directions on www.twistofpine.com.

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 – Friday, September 16
The City of Yankton Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants for a one week period from September 12, 2016 through September 16, 2016. Flushing will begin at the west edge of the city and move to the east. Water users should use care during this time as there may be some temporary discoloration of the water.

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.

Tuesday, September 13, is Teen Trivia Night at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street! Students in grades 6-12 are invited to test their knowledge of books, authors, and all things Library. The Jeopardy-style game includes the categories of Books to Movies, American Classics, YA Series, Childhood Favorites, and many more.

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

Yankton Community Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting – 5:30 p.m.; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

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.

The City of Yankton encourages the general public to attend a ground-breaking on Thursday, September 15, at 5:00pm, in Riverside Park for the boundless play area that will be completed by the spring of 2017. For more information, please contact the Yankton Parks, Recreation, and City Events, 605-668-5231.

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is hosting a Pinterest 101 class on Thursday, September 15, at 6 p.m. If you do not already have a Pinterest account, please arrive at 5:45 p.m. for assistance. In order to set up a Pinterest account, you must already have an e-mail account. Please know/bring your e-mail address, e-mail password, and Pinterest password if you have already have an account.

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.

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, invites adults to join us on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, from 2-4 p.m., for the latest trend in stress busting… coloring. No registration is required and there will be no instruction, no lesson plan, and no agenda. Just bring your creative mind and perhaps a friend or two. A quiet space with calming music will help relieve your stress and worries. All supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

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 .

St. Rose Of Lima Golf Tournament – 9 a.m. shotgun start, registration starts at 8 a.m.; $160 team entry fee, limited to the first 27 teams. Sign up today at the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course or call (402) 388-4552. Hwy 121; Crofton.

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.

Craft night is back at the Yankton Community Library! Join us on Tuesday, September 20, at 6 p.m. as we begin our new fall lineup. This year, we are focusing on a different crafter’s skill each month. We’ll bring in guest presenters who will teach these skills.

Wednesday, September 21
Yankton School District #63-3 will be offering a free educational screening for children 3 & 4 years of age. Parents who are residents of the Yankton School District and have concerns about their child’s development are invited to schedule an appointment. This special screening is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st. Call Amanda Beringer at 665-3999 to schedule an appointment.

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.

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

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.

Iowa News

Iowan killed in ATV accident, authorities say
KALONA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old woman has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in southeast Iowa. The accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Washington County community of Kalona. A crash report says the ATV rolled after the driver lost control of it. Authorities say the passenger was fatally injured. She was identified as Elizabeth Lenton, of Kalona. The driver was taken to an Iowa City hospital. He was identified as 28-year-old Alex Merritt, of Iowa City. The accident is being investigated.

Boat passenger hit by propeller after falling into river
LITTLE SIOUX, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has been injured in a boating accident on the Missouri River in Iowa's Harrison County. The Iowa Natural Resources Department says in a news release that the accident occurred just before 8 p.m. Sunday, about four miles south of the Little Sioux boat ramp. The department says the man was sitting in the boat bow when the boat hit the wake of another vessel, causing him to fall out over the bow. The boat propeller struck the man as the boat passed over him. Other passengers got him back in the boat, and he was later flown to an Omaha hospital. The man was identified as 23-year-old Nathan Case, who lives in Omaha.

City incentive: No property taxes for 10 years on new homes
PERRY, Iowa (AP) — City officials in the Dallas County city of Perry are considering a growth incentive: No property taxes for 10 years on new homes. The Des Moines Register reports that city leaders hope the plan will lure builders and potential residents to Perry, which sits within commuting distance of the Des Moines metropolitan area. City Administrator Sven Peterson says Perry hasn't fully recovered from the recession and is losing residents to Adel, Waukee and other cities. City leaders are expected to approve the plan Tuesday. Another Dallas County town, Adel, implemented its tax abatement program in 2011. It has seen 327 new homes built since then, compared with 82 homes in the six years prior to the program.

Corps won't oppose tribe's request to stop work on pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers won't oppose the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for a temporary work stoppage on part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe has requested a halt to the construction of a 2-mile stretch of the pipeline near Lake Oahe, North Dakota, to prevent the destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Washington, D.C. A protest of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois turned violent on Saturday. Court documents filed Monday say the Corps "acknowledges that the public interest would be served by preserving peace near Lake Oahe." The pipeline company hasn't responded to the tribe's motion. The judge will also consider the tribe's challenge to permits for the pipeline granted by the Corps. A decision is expected by Friday.

Davenport man charged with murder in girlfriend's death
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man faces a first-degree murder charge after authorities say he killed his girlfriend during an argument. The Quad-City Times reports that 55-year-old Thomas James Lopez was charged following the woman's death Sunday afternoon. Davenport police say Lopez assaulted 37-year-old Melissa Lewis at their home on Aug. 31. According to an affidavit, Lopez slapped, choked and pushed her, and when he pushed her for the fourth time, she fell back and hit her head on a window sill. Scott County Jail records say Lopez was booked charges of willful injury causing serious injury and domestic abuse-impeding air flow. The first-degree murder charge was added on Sunday. Lopez's attorney, Angela Reyes, declined to comment.

2 dead, 2 injured after late-night shooting in Clive
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — An overnight shooting at an event center in Clive has killed two people and injured two others. Authorities say 29-year-old Johnny Lee Ollie Jackson of Des Moines died at the scene of the shooting outside of 7 Flags Event Center. Another victim, 44-year-old Kevin Lee Hall of Des Moines, died on the way to a local hospital. Authorities say 31-year-old William Dale Celander and 25-year-old Kelly Christopher Love Jr. were hospitalized with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Clive Chief Michael Venema says the shooting involved a personal dispute, and the public is not in danger. As many as 60 people were in the parking lot at the time of the shooting. Authorities say the center had been hosting an event, and security staff had removed several people.

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Nebraska News

3 treated after fire at Lincoln Correctional Center
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says three people have been treated for possible smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a cell at a Lincoln prison. A statement from the department says the fire was reported at the Lincoln Correctional Center around 10:05 p.m. Monday. Battalion Chief Jim Bopp of the Lincoln Fire Department tells the Omaha World-Herald the fire was out of as 11 p.m. The statement says all inmates in the unit were evacuated. It says as a precaution, two inmates and one staffer were being treated for possible smoke inhalation. The statement gave no further details, and corrections officials didn't immediately return messages from The Associated Press. The fire comes after a disturbance with inmates last month sent nine employees to the hospital.

Man wounded while squirrel hunting, authorities say
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been wounded while squirrel hunting near Schuyler. The Lincoln Police Department says the 30-year-old walked into a Lincoln hospital around 2 p.m. Monday. Police say he and some friends had been hunting at the Whitetail Wildlife Management Area when one of his friends accidentally shot the man in a thigh. The .22-caliber bullet wound was described as non-life-threatening.

Boat passenger hit by propeller after falling into river
LITTLE SIOUX, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has been injured in a boating accident on the Missouri River in Iowa's Harrison County. The Iowa Natural Resources Department says in a news release that the accident occurred just before 8 p.m. Sunday, about four miles south of the Little Sioux boat ramp. The department says the man was sitting in the boat bow when the boat hit the wake of another vessel, causing him to fall out over the bow. The boat propeller struck the man as the boat passed over him. Other passengers got him back in the boat, and he was later flown to an Omaha hospital. The man was identified as 23-year-old Nathan Case, who lives in Omaha.

Police investigating shooting death in northeast Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a northeast Omaha alley. Officers and paramedics were sent to the scene next to a Burger King restaurant around 11:50 p.m. Monday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say people had reported gunshots in the area about an hour earlier, but officers found nothing then. The man's name hasn't been released.

Education leaders assess teacher candidates' tests results
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education leaders are already analyzing results from the first wave of Nebraska teacher candidates to take national content tests to get their teaching certificates. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Nebraska was the second-to-last state in the country to adopt the tests, known collectively as Praxis II. More than 2,550 content tests were taken, fielding 40 endorsement areas such as chemistry to generalized endorsements such as elementary education. Nebraska's pass rate exceeded the national rate in 27 subjects. On the elementary education test, 726 tests were taken for a 94.4 percent pass rate. The national rate was 92 percent. State candidates pass rates did dip below the national average in three subject areas: chemistry, speech language pathology and Spanish. Nebraska Department of Education officials say pass rates will likely rise over time as candidates and teacher-preparation institutions become more familiar with the tests.

Gresham couple killed in collision, authorities say
YORK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Gresham couple have been killed in a pickup collision with a gravel truck near York. The accident occurred a little after 2 p.m. Friday. The York County Sheriff's Department says the eastbound pickup pulled in front of the gravel truck and collided with it. The two victims were identified as 77-year-old Rex Epke and his wife, 75-year-old Lois Epke. The truck driver was taken to a hospital.

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