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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

• 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 .

• South and North Dakota Photography Portfolio – August 18 – September 1; 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Bede Art Gallery; Mount Marty College; 1105 W 8th Street; Yankton.

• 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 29th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street, will meet in special 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. for expanded hours on or about September 1, 2016 on Ratingen Platz and portions of Market and Main Streets for expanded Thursdays on the Platz 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. 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 29th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 5:30 P.M. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street, will meet in special 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 on Ratingen Platz and portions of Market and Main Streets on or about September 1, 2016 for expanded hours on Thursdays on the Platz 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 for special permit.

• 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.

• Tours of the Gavins Point power plant will not be offered from Friday, August 19 through Friday, September 2. Tours will resume in time for Labor Day weekend.

• 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! • 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 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.

• 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 – September 1. 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.

• 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 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

Tuesday, August 23 – Friday, August 26
Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23 through 5 p.m. Friday, August 26 to repave the roadway. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time.

Thursday, August 25
Vermillion Public Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting – 6 p.m.; Small Conference Room; Vermillion Public Library; Vermillion.

National Park Service Centennial Celebration – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Riverside Park; Levee Street; Yankton.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration for ages 8 and up, pre-registration required – east of Lake Yankton Pier.

Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28
Bash to the Colonies Sailboat Regatta – Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.; Lewis and Clark Resort; 43496 Shore Drive; Yankton.

Friday, August 26
Yankton Chamber Golf Day – Hillcrest; Yankton. The event is open to chamber members and the public. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $75 per person (includes 18 holes, dinner, door prizes, and a free beverage) and $10 per person for golf cart rental. Payout for the tournament will be for the top three teams in three flights. To register, call the Chamber at (605) 665-3636 or sign up online at http://www.yanktonsd.com/golf.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 7 p.m. – Pie Iron Cooking – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 8:30 p.m. – Outdoor Movie – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater.

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.

Gather your friends and join us for a fun day of painting on Saturday, August 27th at The Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Welcome Center for Creative Spirit's Painting with the Naturalist. The 10:00 am class session will paint the CS Sailboat Fleet and the 1:00 pm class session will paint Dusty the Dragonfly. The class is taught by professional instructors and all materials will be provided for the 11x14 paintings. The cost per person per session is $25. Lemonade and cookies will be provided to snack on while you paint at this fun event for all ages. Please no alcohol at this family friendly event. Please register at the Lewis and Clark Welcome Center or call 605-668-2985.

Team HOPE Cancer Benefit Poker Run – Registration 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Rock Bottom; 2901 N. Broadway; Yankton. Everyone is welcome to a Pork BBQ meal starting at 5:30 p.m. and goes ‘til 7:30 p.m. It is a free-will donation and open to the public. Located directly east of the Meridian Bridge, Yankton. For more information please contact Karen Edler, (605) 857-0133.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – 1:30 p.m. – Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery – 31227 436 Ave, Yankton, Please pre-register; 7 p.m. – The Park is Going Batty – Crafts, nature bingo – Chief White Crane Amphitheater – Batty Hike on the Chief White Crane Trail.

Yankton’s Best Tri – 7 p.m.; Lewis and Clark Recreation Area; 43349 Hwy 52; Yankton.

Farmer’s Market – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Yankton Mall Parking Lot; 2101 Broadway Ave; Yankton.

Market at the Meridian – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street; Yankton.

Family Fun Day – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Memorial Park; 21st Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Try Archery – 11 a.m.; Yankton Archery Complex; 800 Archer Lane; Yankton.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – 12:30 p.m.; Memorial Park; Southwest Picnic Shelter; Yankton.

Sunday, August 28
2nd Annual Mother City Disc Golf Doubles Challenge – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Memorial Park; Yankton. Early bird registration will be $20 per team and after August 23 it will be $30 per team. If you wish more information, you can go on the Yankton County Parents as Teachers facebook page, contact Jesse Bailey at (715) 563-3213, or contact Deanna Branaugh at (605) 661-4833.

LEWIS AND CLARK RECREATION AREA ACTIVITIES – Interdenominational Church Service – Pierson Ranch Amphitheater.

Habitat for Humanity of Clay and Yankton Counties House Dedication Ceremony – 2 p.m.; 111 Nome Street; Yankton.

Monday, August 29 – Sunday, September 4
The 41st Old Time Music Festival – Plymouth City Fairgrounds; 500 4th Avenue NE; Le Mars.

Monday, August 29
Learn How To Plan For Future Health Care Needs At Free Seminar – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.; Avera Professional Office Pavilion Amphitheatre; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Campus; Yankton. To register or to get more information about this event, please call (877) 282-8372 or visit www.avera.org/classes-events/.

Yankton Area Diabetes Support Group Meeting: The ABCs of Diabetes! – 7 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Campus; Pavilion Auditorium; Yankton.

Wednesday, August 31
Habitat for Humanity Open House and Appreciation – 5 p.m.; 218 Capital Street; Yankton.

Mount Marty College Mission Day – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. This event will focus on MMC’s mission of preparing students for service to the community and personal growth. This will be an opportunity for the entire campus (students, faculty and staff) to roll up their sleeves, assist local programs in the community, and make a big IMPACT.

Heart & Vascular Screens – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sanford Vermillion – Main Entrance; 102 S Plum Street; Vermillion.

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

Thursday, September 1
Thursdays on the Platz – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Ratingen Platz in downtown Vermillion. Music by Goodroad, food provided by Aramark.

YANKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY - The first Thursday of each month focuses on book-related crafts. On Thursday, September 1, the project is trees. Students can experiment with water paints, craft paints, and unusual painting tools to create beautiful fall foliage.

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Missouri River Associates; 124 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Friday, September 2 – Saturday, September 3
Woodturning Workshop at Yankton Gallery. As part of its arts education programming, Yankton Area Arts will sponsor a woodturning demonstration and workshop, Friday and Saturday, September 2 – 3 at GAR Hall located at 508 Douglas; Yankton.

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4
Level 3 NTS Certification Course – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. If you are currently a Level 2 Instructor or meet the certification qualifications for Level 3, the will be held Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4. For additional information, contact Coach Jos at 260-9282.

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.

Friday, September 2
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 3
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.

Sunday, September 4
Holy Family Parish Pancake & Sausage Breakfast & Catholic Order of Forester Raffle – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Bow Valley Dancehall; Bow Valley. Raffle, bake sale & games for all!

Bowhunter Safety Course – NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Register with SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks to participate in the class needed to bow hunt if you are a first-time big game hunter or under the age of 16. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, September 5
The Yankton Community Library will be closed for Labor Day.

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.

Wednesday, September 7
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Iowa secretary of state's office to digitize old records
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa secretary of state's office is turning to digitization to halt the deterioration of some business records that date back to the 1850s. The office is accepting bids through the end of August for a project that aims to preserve information about early business ownership in Iowa. The records are maintained using microfilm, microfiche and physical cards in filing cabinets that altogether total more than two million images. Some records have degraded through normal use. The secretary of state's office has $300,000 in state funding to pay for the project, though actual costs are still being determined. The office wants to finish digitization by the end of the year. Similar projects are underway in other areas of Iowa's state government.

Single punch didn't kill Iowan, medical examiner says
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Polk County medical examiner says one punch to the face didn't kill a 32-year-old Des Moines man. Police say Ryan Thompson was talking to his fiancee outside their home July 10 when a man who was driving by stopped, got out and then punched Thompson in a side of his face after saying Thompson owed him money. Thompson died the next day. No arrests have been reported. Medical examiner Gregory Schmunk told The Des Moines Register that an autopsy found that Thompson had large amounts of methamphetamine in his system when he died from a hemorrhagic stroke. Schmunk says there is no evidence Thompson died from the punch. Schmunk says Thompson's death was accidental because the meth acutely raises blood pressure and can cause a stroke.

Iowa hospital warns former patients of possible infection
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines hospital is alerting about 2,600 people who had open-heart surgery there from 2012 to 2015 that they might have been exposed to a bacterial infection. The Des Moines Register reports that two of the former Mercy Medical Center patients have been diagnosed with an infection with the germs, called nontuberculous mycobacteria. Iowa Department of Public Health medical director Patricia Quinlisk described the germ as "a cousin to tuberculosis, but it's much less potent and much more slow-growing." She says University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics issued a similar warning earlier this year. Quinlisk says people who undergo the heart procedures tend to have weak immune systems. Mercy Medical Center says the bacteria could have spread from a heart-lung bypass machine used in heart surgery.

Davenport man shot by police charged in case
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement officials have charged a man shot last month by police with assaulting a peace officer and criminal mischief. The Scott County Sheriff's Office announced the charges Wednesday against 19-year-old Rodricco Radell Parks Jr., of Davenport. The office said the charges were brought after the department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation had concluded their investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Officials say Parks also faces a number of unrelated charges. Parks was shot July 19 after officers responded to a report of shots being fired. The officers say they fired at a vehicle racing from the scene when it rammed a police cruiser. Police say they later found Parks at a hospital getting treatment for a gunshot wound.

Heavy overnight rains swamp northeast Iowa
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings for several northeast Iowa counties following heavy overnight rains that have forced evacuations and school closures. Authorities said Wednesday that nearly 8½ inches of rain fell in Decorah and more than 5½ inches in Dorchester. The weather service says the Turkey River at Elkader is expected to rise past its flood stage of 12 feet and reach nearly 25 feet by Thursday afternoon. Winneshiek County says evacuations have taken place in Freeport and that an emergency shelter has been set up in Decorah. Winneshiek and Allamakee county officials say several roads are washed out or are covered with runoff. Sandbagging is underway in Spillville and Fort Atkinson. School was canceled in Decorah, Riceville and several other towns.

Body of Iowa man swept beneath barge recovered in Missouri
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The body of a man who was swept beneath a Missouri River barge near Hamburg, Iowa, has been recovered from the river just south of the state border in Missouri. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the body of 42-year-old Jason Grayson was recovered Wednesday downstream from Hamburg. Grayson, of Elliot, Iowa, had been missing since Sunday, when the boat he was in lost power and was swept under a barge moored to the bank of the Missouri River. The operator of the boat, 47-year-old Johnnie Fields, of Shenandoah, was able to swim beneath the barge and then was rescued by people along the riverbank. The 16-foot aluminum fishing boat was recovered Tuesday night.

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Nebraska News

Ruling favors Nebraska utility in power line survey case
THEDFORD, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered a family ranch to let Nebraska Public Power District access its land for survey work. Court records say the ruling came Monday in the Brush Creek Ranch lawsuit against the district. The lawsuit sought unspecified compensation for damage to land north of Thedford that was done by a survey team checking land boundaries for a power line project. The district said Nebraska law gave it the authority as a publicly owned utility to survey the ranch and other land. The lawsuit said the utility first should have begun condemnation proceedings and obtained court authority for the survey. The judge ruled for the district, saying the law indeed gave it authority to enter the land and also required it to pay for any damage caused the incursion.

Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells. Department of Correctional Services spokeswoman Dawn-Renee Smith told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday night that all nine were taken to hospitals after the attack and have been treated and released. The prison has been placed on lockdown. It's not clear how many inmates were involved in the Wednesday evening attack or whether any were hurt. The Lincoln Correctional Center is a medium-maximum security prison for adult males.

Rain pours onto school's gym floor after storm damages roof
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha school has been drying its gym floor after rain poured through a damaged roof. Roncalli Catholic High School President Ann O'Connor says that between 600 and 800 gallons of water accumulated on the floor after the damage occurred Tuesday night to the roof, chimney and two skylights. Two ceiling lights also were broken. It's unclear whether the hardwood floor can be saved. O'Connor says insurance should cover much of the damage. The storms killed power to thousands of people and knocked down trees and limbs. A 95 mph wind gust was recorded at Eppley Airfield. The airport was closed to aircraft traffic for about 90 minutes after a cargo container was blown onto a runway.

Auburn airport finally gets its paved runway
AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — The city of Auburn has realized its civic dream of a paved runway at its airport. Nebraska City radio station KNCY reports that the paving has been completed, so construction crews are working on surface ramps and skirting. The nearly $3 million project is expected to be finished by Oct. 1. Auburn Mayor Scott Kudrna says the city has desperately needed to pave a runway, saying Auburn has been the only Nebraska community with more than 3,000 residents that didn't have one. Auburn has been serving pilots and planes with a grass runway. But that's been a problem for some airplane owners, because their insurance companies wouldn't allow the planes to be landed on grass.

Police: Woman attacked in her Lincoln apartment by intruder
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect after a 21-year-old Lincoln woman reported being beaten and sexually assaulted by an intruder into her home. Television station KOLN reports that the attack occurred in northeast Lincoln just after 5 a.m. Wednesday. The woman told police she was asleep in the living room of her apartment when she awoke to a man armed with a knife. She says he initially demanded her belongings before attacking her. She was taken to a hospital with visible bruising and swelling to her face. Police say the only description they have of the suspect is that he was wearing dark clothing. Investigators believe the man may have entered the apartment through an unlocked window.

3 arrested when 22 lbs. of pot, 1 lb. of meth found
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three people are facing charges after Douglas County Sheriff's deputies found 22 pounds of marijuana and 1 pound of methamphetamine in two different traffic stops this week. The sheriff's office says both stops occurred within several hours of each other on Interstate 80. In the first incident Tuesday night, a driver was stopped on I-80 near 96th Street for a traffic violation. A sheriff's deputy smelled marijuana and found the drug bundled in three bags in the trunk. A 51-year-old California man was arrested in that stop. Then early Wednesday, a police dog detected the odor of drugs coming from a vehicle another deputy had stopped on I-80. A search found the methamphetamine in the vehicle. A 54-year-old woman and her 33-year-old passenger were arrested. Both are from New Hampshire.

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