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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Men’s Basketball League. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, November 4, 2016. League play is scheduled to begin the last week of November. 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. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook page.

• 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

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.

Yankton Library Teen Advisory Board Meeting – 7 p.m.; Yankton Library; 515 Walnut Street; 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.

One Book South Dakota Book Discussion – 6:30 p.m.; Yankton Community Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

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.

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