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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Do you have a smoke alarm? Have you checked its batteries in the last year? Smoke alarms are an important part of home safety.  The American...
Riverside Park Play Area Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host a ribbon cutting for the official opening of the City of Yankton’s Boundless Play Area in Riverside...
Leadership SD Participants Benefit From Experience

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A program that helps to grow South Dakota leaders and entrepreneurs has benefited two Yankton citizens. Nancy Wenande and Ashli Jensen-Danilko recently graduated from Leadership South...
Onward Yankton Fellowship Winners Announced

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Five area students will have the opportunity to be fully engaged in learning about entrepreneurship in Yankton this summer thanks to being named to the...
South Dakota is 2nd Most Fun State

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

According to a recent study by Wallet Hub, comparing the 50 states across 22 indicators, South Dakota is the second most fun state in the...
Small Towns Get Their Grocery Stores Back

Friday, April 28, 2017

It was an exciting day for the towns of Scotland, Tyndall, and Tripp. The only grocery store in each of those communities reopened their doors. This after...
Ride-Sharing Service Coming To Yankton County

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft aren't in South Dakota, but that's not stopping one corner of the state from welcoming another ride-sharing service.  The company...
design:SD Downtown Yankton Project

Monday, April 17, 2017

Learn about the ideas presented at the design:SD reveal on April 8th and how you can get involved in the process of revitalizing downtown Yankton. More...
2017's Best & Worst States for Millennials

Monday, April 10, 2017

Loved by marketers, vilified by media, millennials are at once the most popular and unpopular generation alive. They’re the largest, too, giving them an outsized influence...
Healthy Yankton Community Garden: Reserving Plots

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Healthy Yankton Community Garden invites returning gardeners still wishing to reserve garden plots to make reservations as soon as possible.  Contact Angie O’Connor, at...
April Pool's Day Event

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On Friday, March 31, several community organizations will come together to host the annual April Pools Day event at the Summit Activities Center. Once again,...
Building For The Future

Monday, March 13, 2017

Two Yankton High School seniors are celebrating this week as they have been announced as Build Dakota Scholarship award winners. The scholarships, sponsored by local...
SAC Red Cross Spring Swim Lessons

Monday, March 06, 2017

The Summit Activities Center will be offering American Red Cross Swimming Lessons this spring.  The classes will be held Saturday mornings and will run from...
SD Using Quality of Life to Attract Younger Workers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Selling quality of life has become as important as job openings for state development experts, Scott Stern, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, says...
Best States for Singles: South Dakota #5

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wallethub just rated South Dakota as the 5th best state for singles! Using data about 'Dating Opportunities', 'Dating Economics', and 'Romance & Fun', Wallethub study...
#iloveyankton Social Media Campaign

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The City of Yankton and the Parks and Recreation Department have started an #iloveyankton campaign to celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. A giant heart...
Community Pitches Downtown Ideas

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Members of the Yankton community — from public officials to members of the public — were challenged to think of their visions for downtown Yankton. Wednesday...
YHS-SAC Spring Workout

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The City of Yankton's Recreation Department, along with YHS Strength Coach Dan Mitchell, are offering a twelve-week session of Spring Workout at the Summit Activities...
Onward Yankton To Host Public Forum Feb. 1

Monday, January 30, 2017

Onward Yankton invites community members to share their vision for Downtown Yankton during the Design South Dakota learning studio on Feb. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m....
Women's Basketball League Registration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Women’s Basketball League. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, March 3, 2017. ...
Adult Coed Dodgeball League

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2017 Adult Coed Dodgeball League. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday,...
Quick Start Tennis

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The City of Yankton's Parks and Recreation Department is offering a four-session “Quick Start” tennis program at the City Hall Gym for all girls and...
Learning On The Job

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Yankton High School’s (YHS) internship program is beginning to flourish. Started in the spring of 2016, the program was created to offer YHS 18-year-old students an...
Design:SD Kicks Off Downtown Yankton Project

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“What do you celebrate about downtown Yankton?” With that simple question, the design:SD Project Downtown Yankton began on Tuesday. Read the rest of the story here!
RTEC Offers ‘Career Exploration’

Saturday, January 14, 2017

High school upperclassmen looking to get a head start in learning about welding and engineering have that opportunity through Yankton’s RTEC as part of its...
Downtown Facade Grant Funds Available

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Following a successful first year with four Yankton downtown properties sprucing up their facades, applications are now available for 2017 grant funds. The facade grant...
Lifeguard Training Courses

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Summit Activities Center will be offering two Lifeguard Training Courses this spring.  The first class will be held March 10-12, 2017 with the Pre-test...
Why people are moving to South Dakota

Thursday, January 12, 2017

South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore, topped the list of states with the most inbound movers in 2016, and it’s mostly for the jobs. The state,...
YSD: The Internship Program Exceeding Expectations

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

An internship program established at YHS just a year ago has expanded beyond expectations. According to Yankton High School (YHS) principal Dr. Jennifer Johnke, the internship...
SD: Top Moving Destination

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

More people are calling South Dakota home. A new study ranks South Dakota as the top state people moved to in 2016. Read the rest of the...
Developing Freeman

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Joshua Hofer is stepping into a new marketing/development position with the city of Freeman. The city offered him the position when it met last week and...
YSD To Offer Free Preschool For All

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Yankton School District began the preschool program in the 2007-08 school year. At that time, we hired one full time, certified teacher and paraprofessional....
Students Eye The Future At Career Fair

Monday, December 05, 2016

One of the most difficult challenges for any high school student is deciding what they’re going to do after graduation. On Thursday, Yankton High School (YHS)...
Yankton's Mead Building

Saturday, December 03, 2016

The current home of Yankton's Cultural Education Center opened in 1909 as the women's receiving hospital at what was known at the time as the Dakota Hospital for...
SAC Red Cross Swim Lessons

Friday, December 02, 2016

The Summit Activities Center will be offering American Red Cross Swimming Lessons this winter.  The classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will...
Best States For Business: South Dakota

Friday, December 02, 2016

According to Forbes' recent list of the best states to do business, South Dakota is in the top ten! Here are their reasons for why...
Yoga Thanks+Giving Class

Monday, November 07, 2016

Join Summit Activities Center Yoga Instructor, Rebecca Johnson, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:30-10:30 AM for a special Thanks+Giving Yoga Class at the SAC. ...
Parents' Night Out 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

When the ground outside has turned white, and the holiday shopping is a fright, bring the kids to our event.  It will be a night...
Governor Exclusive: Entrepreneurship

Friday, November 04, 2016

“I want to keep entrepreneurs here.” SD Gov. Dennis Daugaard met with BizNOW in the Capitol recently to give an update on entrepreneurship and the amazing...
Winter Workout

Friday, November 04, 2016

The City of Yankton's Recreation Department, along with YHS Strength Coach Dan Mitchell, are offering a twelve-week session of Winter Workout at the Summit Activities...
Top City on the Rise in South Dakota (Number 8!)

Friday, June 12, 2015

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest-growing cities in South Dakota – and Yankton ranked eighth. View the press release...
Top 100 Best Small Towns (Number 92!)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Big stories can happen in small places..........Included on this list at number 92 is Yankton. Perched on the Missouri River, Yankton is known as the...