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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Calvary Kids Preschool is gearing up for the new school year! Calvary Kids Preschool is a Christ-centered preschool which provides a quality education for preschool and junior kindergarten. Students learn through hands-on activities, daily reading and writing centers, SmartBoard activities, arts and crafts, free play, and various fun and exciting field trips. They also have the opportunity to serve others. If you would like additional information about Calvary Kids Preschool, or if you would like to schedule a time for your child to visit the classroom, please call (605) 665-5594. Limited space is available so call today.

• The City of Yankton Street Department will begin the street seal coat program August 1, 2016 and should be completed in approximately one week, weather permitting. Streets scheduled for sealing include the following:
Summit Street – West 15th Street to W. 21st Street
West 21st Street – West City Limits Road to Summit Street
Kellen Gross Drive – West 21st Street to West 23rd Street
John Street – East 15th Street to north of East 19th Street
Jason Way – Valley Road to Peninah Street
Valley Road – E. 21st Street to Peninah Street
James Place – Murphy Lane to Mulberry Street
Murphy Lane – Douglas Avenue to East 21st Street
Alley – West 10th Street to West 11th Street/Walnut Street to Douglas Avenue
Alley – Walnut Street to Douglas Avenue/West 10th Street to West 11th Street
West 10th Street – Broadway Avenue to Douglas Avenue
Cedar Street – West 8th Street to West 10th Street
East 9th Street – Douglas Avenue to Burleigh Street
Pine Street – East 10th Street to East 15th Street
Riverside Drive – Broadway Avenue to Walnut Street
Green Street – Riverside Drive to West 4th Street
West 3rd Street – Park Street to Spruce Street
West 3rd Street – Maple Street to Green Street
Alley – East 2nd Street to East 3rd Street/Douglas Avenue to Capital Street
Parking Lot – East 2nd Street & Douglas Avenue/East Hatch Furniture
Parking Lot – West 2nd Street & Capital Street/West side south
Parking Lots – Sertoma Park – 3 lots
The process will be to oil the road and cover it with 3/8" rock chips. The streets will be closed to traffic during the seal coat process and opened to traffic immediately after the application. After 1 week, the street sweeper will pick up the excess chips that are still loose. “No Parking” signs will be placed on the streets the day before they are sealed. Please observe these signs and do not park on the streets until the work is done. Please do not blow grass onto the street before the streets are sealed or permit underground irrigation systems to run water onto the streets while the No Parking signs are up. In the event of rain, the process may be postponed. Thank you for your cooperation during this process.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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

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.

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.

Signup for the YHS Bucks golf team will be held Tuesday, July 26th at 11:00 am in Room 235 at Yankton High School. Boys who will be in grades 7-12 and are interested in playing golf can sign up. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Sime at 661-8720. The season will begin on August 8th.

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.

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 through 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28 to conduct maintenance at the powerplant. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time.

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.

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will hold itinerant office hours. Both jobs seekers and emplyers interested in receiving employment and career services at no cost may visit or call during these office hours. More information on programs and services is available at www.sdjobs.org. Itinerant office hours will be held at the following location: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; City Hall; 60 S. Main; Wagner.

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

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES - 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.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration for ages 8 and up, pre-registration required – Lake Yankton West of the Boat Ramp.

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

The City of Yankton will be asphalt paving the milled section of Archery Lane on Friday, July 29th, 2016. Archery Lane 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 1 day. The public’s cooperation during this project will be greatly appreciated.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 7 p.m. – National Park Service present a Native American Program – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 7:30 p.m. – FBI Hike – Gavins Point Nature Trail; 9:30 p.m. – Outdoor Nature Movie – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater.

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.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Fishing Fun at Chief White Crane on Lake Yankton, fishing poles and bait provided, fishing licenses are not required for ages 15 and under; 4 p.m. – Special Program – Laura Ingalls Wilder, taffy pull, crafts and more – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater.

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.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, meets Monday, August 1, at 7 p.m. at the library. This is an important planning meeting so all members are encouraged to attend and bring ideas for library events and activities for the fall.

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

Wednesday, August 3
Information Open House for Improvement on N-12 in Niobrara Area – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Niobrara High School Gymnasium; 247 North Highway 12; Niobrara.

Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission Meeting – 3 p.m.; County Government Building; 3rd and Broadway; 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.

Thursdays on the Platz – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion; Music by The Beards, food provided by Heck’s BBQ.

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.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 1 p.m. – Great Plains Zoo Mobile – Pierson Ranch; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – National Park Service Canoe Clinic, pre-registration required – Lake Yankton West of the Boat Ramp.

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.

Tuesday, August 9
Yankton Area Progressive Growth Quarterly Meeting – 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Avera Professional Pavilion Amphitheater; Yankton. The guest speaker for the event will be Commissioner Chris Nelson, Chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

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.

Sunday, August 14
Teach your family about the importance of giving back by bringing school supply donations to Yankton Memorial Pool, and the whole family will swim for FREE on Sunday, August 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Family night rules apply.

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.

Friday, August 19
Yankton Memorial Pool closes for the season at 5 p.m.

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.

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