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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Vermillion - School is back in session and the City has a lot more pedestrian traffic. Students of USD and the Vermillion Public Schools returned to classes these past two weeks. The City would like to remind residents that drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Thank you for driving responsibly and respecting our City’s foot traffic.

• The City of Vermillion is looking for five individuals that are either a downtown business owner or a resident of Vermillion. These five persons will form the Downtown Public Facilities Committee. The committee will assist City staff with decisions concerning possible downtown projects. If interested, please complete an Expression of Interest form available on the City’s website www.vermillion.us or at City Hall. Completed Expression of Interest forms are due in the City Manager’s office noon, Thursday, September 17, 2015. It is anticipated the appointments will be determined by September 21, 2015.

• Yankton County Emergency Management and CERT Team are proud to announce the expansion of The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program in Yankton County area. We are looking for people to become CERT team members for their communities. The first night of training is the introduction to CERT. this will be on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 at the Yankton County EM Building 807 Capitol St Yankton SD. Then on Saturday, September 19th, from 8 a.m. to 5pm. will be the actual training to become a trained CERT Member. Only one day of training.

• Mount Marty College Bede Art Gallery will be hosting Vermillion, SD artist, Sharon Gray’s water colour exhibit entitled, “Regional Landscapes,” and will be on display August 31 to October 2. A free reception and gallery talk is scheduled for October 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and open to the public.

• The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, is closed on Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 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.

• G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery – #Art Happens Here; August 28 – September 10; Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

• 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 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and end Saturday, October 31. 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 9. 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 South Dakota Retailers Association invites customers, vendors, clubs and other organizations to nominate their favorite retail store, grocery store or restaurant for the South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to a business owner or manager who runs a top notch business, and plays a positive role in their community. "Each year, we are honored to recognize an outstanding retailer from South Dakota who is providing stellar customer service, creating jobs, giving back to their community and supporting our state’s economy," says Shawn Lyons, Executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA). Individual business owners and managers are eligible for the award, as are partners and families who run a business as a team. Previous recipients of the Retailer of the Year Award include hardware stores, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, flower shops, appliance stores, gift shops, pharmacies, implement dealers, book stores and other businesses that play a vital role in the every day life of communities across the state. Nominations may be mailed, emailed or faxed by November 2, 2015. Nomination forms and instructions are available online at www.sdra.org/EducationEvents/RetailerofYear. Rather than using the official form, nominations for the Retailer of the Year Award 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 . A committee of retailers will then select the recipient, who will be honored at the SDRA Awards Banquet in Pierre in January. The event is attended by legislators and state officials, as well as by business people from across the state. Nominees who are finalists for the Award will receive a Certificate of Distinguished Service by mail. For more information, contact the South Dakota Retailers Association in Pierre at 800-658-5545, visit the Association’s website at www.sdra.org or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• The Yankton Community Library, in collaboration with Yankton County 4-H, is offering another round of the popular LEGO Robotics program. Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H Youth Development Office will lead participants as they build and program their own robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics kits. Sessions run Mondays from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning on October 12 and continuing through November 9. Dates include October 12, 19, and 26; and November 2, and 9. Each session’s activities build on work done and skills acquired in the previous sessions. Therefore, it is best if the same participants come to every session. There is no charge for this program, but it is limited to 24 participants, ages 8 and up. Register for this program at the library beginning Monday, August 31. Participants in the summer reading program LEGO Robotics should not register for this as it is very similar to the June and July robotics programs. For more information, call the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, at 668-5276.

• Dr. Wayne Kindle, Superintendent of Yankton School District, is inviting the community to participate in a short survey regarding Crane Youngworth/William Field. The data collected will be compiled and shared with our community at a later date. The survey will be available through Wednesday, September 30. Log onto http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fbfield to take the survey.

• The Summit Activities Center will be closed Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday. All regularly scheduled fitness classes on Monday, September 7 have been cancelled. Fall hours at the SAC will begin on Tuesday, September 8 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 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 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 their Facebook Page.

• 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 16, 2015. League play is scheduled to begin the week of November 2. 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 their Facebook Page.

• The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will not conduct tours of the Gavins Point Powerplant from Friday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 4. The final public tours for the 2015 recreation season will be Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7. Tour times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

• Registration has begun for the Yankton Area Ice Association’s (YAIA) 2015/2016 Hockey, Figure Skating and Learn-to-Skate Programs—no experience necessary, we’ll teach you how to play and skate! YAIA Hockey Teams & Figure Skating are registering boys and girls ages 4 – 18 for youth hockey leagues and Figure Skating programs. Anyone aged 4 and up may register for the Learn-to-Skate Programs. Please visit us at www.yanktonice.org to register online or call Hockey & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Kendra Bakke, at (605) 661-6138 or Figure Skating & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Pam Erickson at (605) 660-3774 for more information. Walk-in registration and document turn-in is on August 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Kiwanis/4H Ice Arena; 901 Whiting Drive. Online registration is open until September 30th, 2015.

• The Summit Activities Center will be closing the aquatics area on Sunday, September 13, 2015 for cleaning and routine maintenance. The pool is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 19. Water aerobics classes will resume Monday, September 21, 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 Meridian Bridge Plaza phase 1 fountain area, located to the north of the upper level bridge entrance and south of 2nd Street at the south end of Walnut Street is open to the general public. The public is advised to stay out of areas that are roped off as some work items in the plaza will need to be completed in the coming weeks. Please stay clear of barriers and work areas when workers and equipment are present. The spray jets in the plaza area can be turned on using the green push button highlighted with an orange post cap that is on the silver pole on the east side of the area. The spray jets operate for a short period of time (approximately a couple of minutes) after the button is pushed and can be repeatedly turned on to entertain. The Meridian Bridge Plaza Phase 2 construction area, which will be south of the phase 1 area, will be barricaded off as work begins in this area in the coming weeks. The trail connections to the upper level of the bridge, and the trail connection leading south to the lower level of the bridge, will be open during this project. Citizens should not enter the construction zone areas as these areas are blocked off by fences and barriers. For the safety of everyone, the blocked off areas should not be entered by the general public at any time. The City of Yankton thanks all citizens and visitors for their cooperation.

• Gavins Point Dam will accept applications for duck blind permits from August 1 through September 1. The application form, application guidelines and duck blind unit map are now available online for download. Read More at: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/1835/Article/610598/gavins-point-duck-blind-permit-application-period-begins-aug-1.aspx Contact: Eileen Williamson in our Public Affairs office by replying to this email or via the contact information at the end of this message. Project Contact: Zachary Montreuil - (402) 667-2546 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

• 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 22 through Thursday, October 22, 2015. 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 24, 2015 during normal business hours. Registration for the general public and online registration will begin Tuesday, August 25 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.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, August 31 – Friday, September 4
Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam, will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, August 31 through noon Friday, September 4, 2015.

Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7
Tipsy Tow is available from 6 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 4 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton. AAA will safely transport the driver, the vehicle and up to one more person home within a 15-mile radius from point of pickup, no questions asked. To request a free Tipsy Tow, call (800) AAA-HELP and tell the dispatcher, “I need a Tipsy Tow.” AAA doesn’t care if the caller is at a residential party, a bar or a restaurant, the auto club will dispatch a truck to get the motorist and the vehicle home safely.

Friday, September 4 – Friday, September 11
#Live United Week – Starts Friday at the Bucks football game.

Friday, September 4
Life in a small town has its unique charms, and Phyllis Schrag will explore them during her entertaining presentation, “Baseball, Preachers and Funerals.” Schrag is an independent scholar from Sioux Falls, and she will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Gathering Place at Avera Majestic Bluffs. "Baseball, Preachers and Funerals" is a presentation in a storytelling format and provides a humorous yet poignant look at small-town life. Its setting is a place where all the town kids were needed to have their own “World Series,” preachers had an impact on children’s development, and funerals were simply a part of life. Lessons gleaned from baseball, preachers and funerals present a child’s perspective of life in a small town. The presentation is free and open to the public. This program at Avera Majestic Bluffs was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Activities – 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – Archery Classes at Gavins Point Archery Range; 7 p.m. – Pie Iron Cooking at Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 9 p.m. – Outdoor Nature Movie at Lewis and Clark Amphitheater.

The Clothing Closet will be closed on Friday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

Brown Bag Lunch – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Dakota Territorial Museum; 610 Summit Street; Yankton.

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Activities – 10 a.m. – Dog Gone Good Hike for Dogs and Their Owners at Gavins Point Nature Trail; 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration at Lake Yankton Boat Dock; 7 p.m. – Nature Bingo at Chief White Crane Amphitheater.

Jammin’ For St. Judes – Whiskey Bent; Douglas Street from Happy Hourz to 3rd Street; Yankton. A street dance starting at 7 p.m. to benefit St. Jude’s.

Sunday, September 6
Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Bow Valley will hold the Holy Family Parish Pancake & Sausage Breakfast & Catholic Order of Forester Raffle from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Bow Valley Dancehall, Bow Valley – Raffle, bake sale & games for all.

Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Activities – 10:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Church Service at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater; 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – Archery Classes at Gavins Point Archery Range.

Pancake Breakfast – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; VFW Post 791; 209 Cedar Street; Yankton.

Tuesday, September 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; United Way; Avera Pavilion Atrium; Yankton.

September Craft Night for Adults – 6 p.m.; Yankton Community Library.

Vermillion Children's Choir will be holding auditions for children ages 9-13, grades 4-7 on September 8th from 4-6pm and September 10th from 5-7pm at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion. This is for children from the entire area. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Please see our website for more information and to sign up for auditions - www.vermillionchildrenschoir.weebly.com.

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

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

The City of Yankton invites the public to attend a neighborhood meeting to discuss the West 11th Street railroad crossing located one block west of Broadway Avenue. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 9th starting at 7:00 p.m. at City of Yankton Community Meeting Room #114, located at the Technical Education Center, 1200 W. 21st Street.

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

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

Thursday, September 10
Leadership Yankton Session #1.

Vermillion Children's Choir will be holding auditions for children ages 9-13, grades 4-7 on September 8th from 4-6pm and September 10th from 5-7pm at the United Church of Christ in Vermillion. This is for children from the entire area. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Please see our website for more information and to sign up for auditions - www.vermillionchildrenschoir.weebly.com.

Yankton Community Library After School Programs - LEGO Club is back on the second Thursday of each month. On September 10, 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 Democrats Hosting Congressional Candidate Paula Hawks – 5 p.m.; Dakota Territorial Capital Building; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Friday, September 11 – Saturday, September 12
Heartland Humane Society (HHS) is having a rummage sale Friday, September 11th 12pm – 6pm and Saturday, September 12th 8am – 2pm. HHS is asking for your support by donating quality items for the sale! The sale will be at the shelter, 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton, SD. “What a great way to help animals…Take a day to clean out your storage space and donate unwanted items to a good cause. Your contribution is also tax deductible. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the care of our fostered and sheltered pets,” says Christa Kranig, shelter coordinator at Heartland Humane Society. For more information on donating or details on the fundraising event, contact Heartland Humane Society at 605-664-4244 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also see additional details on items wanted for the sale by visiting www.heartlandhumanesociety.net/events.

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Nikki’s Fund 5K Run/Walk to Help USD Students and Promote Suicide Awareness – Registration 8 a.m., Race at 9 a.m.; Prentis Park; Vermillion.

On Saturday September 12, 2015 YANKTON BOY SCOUT TROOP #133, will be conducting the monthly scrap newspaper and aluminum can collections. Troop 133 does not accept plastic or tin cans please do not leave these items for pick up. Papers and cans will be picked up at the trailer courts and apartment complexes in Yankton. Also paper and cans will be picked up at Riverside acres. Please have your newspaper and cans secured in sacks or small cardboard boxes and ready to be picked up by 9:00AM on Saturday September 12, 2015. Paper and cans may also be brought to Riverview Reformed Church Parking lot, 1700 Burleigh, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday September 12, 2015 the day of the collection. Remember the paper shed is located on the SOUTH EAST corner of the parking lot. For more information about the newspaper and aluminum can collection, call: 857-9396 or 760-5627. Your cooperation is appreciated in not dropping papers off at any time without making prior arrangements. Please note the date of the paper drive has changed due to the Labor Day holiday and will be the second Saturday instead of the first.

Paul Howey Benefit Rally – Registration 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; the Mint Bar; Norfolk. Rally will go from Norfolk to Wayne, then Crofton, Osmond, and finish in Pierce where sandwiches and salads will be served.

Paul Howey 5k Benefit Run – Registration 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., Run starts at 8 a.m.; Wagner City Park; Wagner.

Sunday, September 13
Business After Hours and Open House at Masaba – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; The VCDC and community members are encouraged to join Masaba personnel for food, beverages and tours.

Mount Marty College will soon host the next Great Plains Writers’ Tour. On Sunday, September 13 at 7:00 pm in Marian Auditorium an evening reading and book signing with two-time United States Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser, will take place. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour, Jim Reese, at 605-668-1362 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Join author Marilyn Kratz and illustrator Beverly Behrens at the Yankton Community Library on Sunday, September 13, from 2-3:30 p.m., as they launch their new book Quilts and Country Gardens-Remembering a Simpler Time. Talks begin at 2:30 p.m., with book purchasing and signing taking place both before and after the presentations.

Monday, September 14
The Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group will be starting again on September 14, 2015. 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.

Tuesday, September 15
Time Management Workshop presented by Southeast South Dakota SHRM – 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; KPI Training Center; 700 West 21st St.; Yankton. Contact: Bridget Benson; SESDSHRM Chapter President; (605) 665-4425; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

Yankton School District #63-3 will be offering a free educational screening for preschool children 3 & 4 years of age, who are residents of Yankton School District #63-3. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development are invited to schedule an appointment. The preschool screen is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th and Monday, September 21st. Call Amanda Beringer at 665-3999 to schedule an appointment.

Gayville Community Blood Drive – 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Community Center; 404 Washington Street; Yankton.

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is hosting an Ice Cream Social in conjunction with the Bob Karolevitz Exhibit. Please join us on Wednesday, September 16, 6-7:30 p.m., for an informal gathering to visit with World War II veterans in attendance and Phyllis Karolevitz who graciously shared Bob’s photos and letters.

Thursday, September 17
Do you have an e-reader but are tired of BUYING books for your device? Come check out all the wonderful online resources available with your library card at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, on Thursday, September 17, at 6 p.m. During out class Daring to Go Digital!, the staff will demonstrate the new e-resources available through the Library, including Zinio online magazines, IndieFlix, and OneClick Digital audio books. We will show you how to set up an account as well as do checkouts. We will also go over basics for downloading e-books and managing your account through South Dakota Titles To Go…, OverDrive. The class is free, but registration is required as class size is limited. Call or stop in the library today to reserve your spot! Please bring your device, email address, password, and your library card to the class! For more information, call the library at 668-5276.

Yankton Community Library After School Programs - Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H Youth Development Office is back this fall with her popular Science Club. On September 17, we explore earthquakes through faults, the Richter scale, seismographs, seismic waves, and more. These first three weeks’ programs are all from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Yankton County Commission Area Meeting – 7:30 p.m.; Gayville Community Center.

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

6th Annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center; 800 Archery Lane; Yankton. Target & 3D archery, air rifles, bowbirds, trap shooting, waterfowl, slingshots, first aid, and more. $35 with adult attending, $50 without adult attending. Register online at www.neyac.org, call (605) 260-9282 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions.

Fall in the Park at Lewis and Clark – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Lewis and Clark Recreation Area; 5 miles west of Yankton on Hwy 52. New this year: Zoomobile, Wii Ski – Jet Ski simulator, TIPS (Turn in Poachers) Trailer, Miniature Golf, Butterfly Maze, Face Painting, Fish Tank, Ducks Unlimited games, Nature Bingo, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Public Domain Tune Band. Returning Activities: Air rifles and archery, Dutch oven cooking, obstacle course, photo board, lemonade stand, popcorn, crafts & games for all ages, preschool activities. Call (605) 668-2985 for more information. Park entrance license required. Daily License - $6/vehicle.

Are you ready for some football? Or soccer? How about some challenging sports trivia? Join us at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, for Sports Day on Saturday, September 19, at 2 p.m. All ‘tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend. Wear your favorite sports gear and come ready to play!

Monday, September 21
Discussion on “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger – 3:30 p.m.; Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library. Meet and greet with William Kent Krueger – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Raziel’s in downtown Vermillion. Presentation by William Kent Krueger – 7 p.m.; Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library. “Ordinary Grace” is South Dakota’s 2015 One Book.

Yankton County Commission Area Meeting – 6 p.m.; Lesterville Fire Hall.

Yankton County Commission Area Meeting – 7 p.m.; Marv’s Bar; Utica.

Yankton School District #63-3 will be offering a free educational screening for preschool children 3 & 4 years of age, who are residents of Yankton School District #63-3. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development are invited to schedule an appointment. The preschool screen is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th and Monday, September 21st. Call Amanda Beringer at 665-3999 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, September 22 – Wednesday, September 23
Vermillion Public Library - It’s true that dragons are too seldom, but we’re happy that they will be making a special appearance at the library this fall! On Tuesday, September 22nd, and Wednesday, September 23rd, Markie Scholz and her Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Productions will drop by to share wonderful stories and fun with the children of our community. Public performances of the show “In the Center of Things,” will begin both days at 10:30 am in the Kozak Community Room. Additionally, there will be a hands-on puppet-making workshop for children in 2nd – 4th grades on Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm in the Kozak Community Room. All materials will be provided - don’t miss the fun! 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.

Tuesday, September 22
Yankton Community Blood Drive = 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital; Benedictine Center; 501 Summit Street; Yankton.

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

Yankton County Commission Area Meeting – 6 p.m.; Mission Hill Town Hall.

Thursday, September 24
2nd Annual Community Quiz Bowl – 7 p.m.; Southeast Job Link; Yankton. If you are interested in sponsoring a team, or in organizing a team, please contact Southeast Link at (605) 668-3480.

Yankton Community Library After School Programs - The fourth Thursday of each month is a movie. On September 24, we have a recent release about a lovable alien and an adventurous young girl. It is rated PG and is 94 minutes long. Please note that all movies begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 25
Women’s MYOB Lunch & Learn – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Minerva’s; Yankton. Have you ever wanted to start your own business but just didn’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a great product that you think would fill a need but can’t find it? Are you a female that currently owns her own business? We are looking for all of the above to attend our 1st Annual Women’s MYOB Lunch & Learn. Cost: $25.

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2
Yankton Manufacturing Week – “I Make America”. Career fair, public tours, Twitter campaigns, radio interviews, Facebook campaigns, showcase videos, community open house, Manufacturers Olympics, and more…

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

Thursday, October 1
Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media – Reception 5 p.m., Presentation 6 p.m. – Neuharth Concourse; Al Neuharth Media Center; 555 Dakota Street; Vermillion.

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

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

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

Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, October 13
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18
Bright Start Responsive Parenting Classes – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Classes will be held at the Avera Pavilion Conference Room 2, located at 409 Summit Street in Yankton. The classes are free and pre-registration is required as class size in limited. To register, call Yankton County Parents as Teachers at (605) 661-4833.

Saturday, October 17
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 24
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 31
Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, December 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

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