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TSA Workers Looking for Jobs Can Find Good Jobs Without a College Degree

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TSA workers looking for jobs should consider Yankton, a community that offers good jobs to those without a college degree. In Yankton, TSA workers can find jobs that pay well, offer benefits and upward mobility. Plus, with a lower cost of living, people moving to Yankton often spend less, leaving more money in a family’s budget for fun activities. The partial government shutdown hurt TSA workers The government shutdown caused many TSA workers to miss out on paychecks, forcing them to rely on charity and aid to pay for basic bills or to put food on the table. While some workers are...
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Hopes And Dreams

Monday, January 21, 2019

Everyone dreams. Everyone hopes. And in the eyes of Daniel Johnikin, one leads to the other. “We have to be willing to make the investment to see them come true,” said Johnikin, a Discovery Church parishioner and master of ceremonies for a special event held Sunday evening in downtown Yankton to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Read the complete story here!
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Spreading The Spirit OF MLK

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Discovery Church in Yankton is kicking off the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday one day early this weekend with a special celebration of the 1960s civil-rights activist who “had a dream.” The celebration will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Discovery Church, 205 W. Third St. in Yankton. “It is really a service in honor of Dr. King,” said Daniel Johnikin, a Discovery Church parishioner and organizer of the event. “His birthday is this coming Monday, but we are going to have the celebration on this coming Sunday because it ties into a second effort that we are making...
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Mead Grand Reopening Events Begin This Week

Monday, December 10, 2018

A local preservation project nearly 10 years in the making comes to fruition this week with the opening of the historic Mead building. The official opening of Yankton’s Mead Cultural Education Center is set for this week, with scheduled tours, a ribbon cutting and Christmas-oriented activities. It’s been nearly 10 years since the buildings on the South Dakota Human Serves Center campus, including the Mead building, were listed among America’s 11 most endangered historic places by the national Trust for Historic preservation. Read the complete article here!
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Students React To New Adjacent State Tuition Policy

Friday, December 07, 2018

High schoolers often study the costs of higher education before they make their decision where to go to college.  Just ask Central Lyon senior Kade Griesse.  "I know it was a pretty big factor in my decision. South Dakota State offered a much lower tuition rate than Iowa State, the other school I was looking at," Griesse said.  Read the story and watch the video about how students from Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota can benefit from the decision!
Yankton's Avenue Coffee House Fitting Into The Community

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

YANKTON, S.D. - For some people, starting their own business is a dream. For one person in KELOLAND, that's becoming a reality.  Twenty-one-year old Amanda Halsey is the manager and co-owner of Avenue Coffee House in Yankton.  Not only can you find coffee there, Halsey also brings in local businesses and talent. "Those people who attend and go to their offices or school and tell their friends how cool it was, it's kind of like a secret right now and people are really seeming to enjoy the ideas of what we have to offer," Halsey said. Continue to full article
Mount Marty College opens new nursing center, simulation lab

Monday, November 19, 2018

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College has opened a new nursing center and simulation lab to provide hands-on training in a range of health care situations from basic health assessments to advanced life support. The Yankton college's new Avera Nursing and Simulation Center held an open house this month to celebrate the facility's opening, the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reported. "Our nursing program is something we're very proud of, but it's true that our facilities and technology haven't always kept up with the quality of education," said college President Marc Long. "That changes today." The simulation rooms are set up to resemble...
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MMC-United Way Partnership Seeks To Increase Student Presence In Community

Friday, November 16, 2018

It’s no secret that Mount Marty College (MMC) has been attempting to increase its presence in the Yankton community. This is a goal best accomplished through collaboration with other community entities. One such entity is United Way, which benefits the community through various volunteer services. Now, MMC can be added to that list. Read the complete article here!
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United Way Big Friend-Little Friend Program Seeking Caring Adult Volunteer Mentors

Friday, November 09, 2018

United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton announced in May they would be merging with Big Friend – Little Friend (BFLF) to be a programming component under United Way. BFLF is designed to give young people the opportunity to gain a one to one friendship with a positive and sincere adult mentor. Studies show that youth who have mentors experience improved self-esteem, greater academic achievement, increased motivation in school, and higher quality lifestyle choices. Since its inception in 1977, BFLF has included a community-based mentoring program, which promotes a positive one on one friendship between youth and adult volunteers through...
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Open Arms

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The Yankton campus of Mount Marty College (MMC) is seeing a rich diversity of culture. At the start of the fall semester, the college welcomed 17 new international students from: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Republic of Georgia, Serbia, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. While MMC has welcomed international students before, this is the first time so many have come at once. With this influx, MMC administrators decided to try a new program in which Yankton community members act as “welcome families” to these students, helping them integrate into the community and acting as surrogate parents. Read the complete article here!
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Toys for Kids Making Their List

Friday, November 02, 2018

Community-wide agencies, organizations and volunteers are partnering to make the holidays brighter this year through the annual Yankton Toys for Kids program. The Yankton Toys for Kids wish list is being compiled for children in need, under the age of 18, who live in Yankton County. A release form and a wish list are to be completed and returned to United Way by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Forms are available through Head Start, Contact Center, S.D. Department of Labor and Department of Social Services. An agency referral is required to qualify for the Yankton Toys for Kids program. You may also “adopt...
Yankton School District Survey "Forward 24"

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Yankton School District is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 and would like your input. We invite any parent, student, teacher, support staff, or patron of the Yankton School District to participate in a 15 question survey. The data collected will be shared and used in the development of our next 5 Year Strategic Plan, "Forward 2024". The survey will be open from October 18 – November 2. The link to participate in the survey is Your input is extremely valuable and greatly appreciated. If you don’t have access to a computer, you are welcome to...
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Local Librarian Receives Honor

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Yankton Community Library Director Dana Schmidt was named New Librarian of the Year for 2018 at the annual South Dakota Library Association conference in Sioux Falls last month. Schmidt was nominated for the award by her predecessor, Tonya Olson Ferrell. Schmidt took over the library directorship in July with five years of experience under her belt — both here and in Sioux Falls — and a master’s degree. Read the complete article here!
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Yankton Dives In

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A new aquatic facility is almost a reality for the City of Yankton. During Monday’s meeting of the Yankton City Commission, the board voted unanimously — 9-0 — to approve a 20-year property opt-out to help pay for a proposed aquatic center to replace the aging Fantle Memorial Park pool. City Manager Amy Leon said the proposal before the City Commission was truly a community effort. Read the complete article here!
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Yankton Couple Turns Food Truck Business Into Award Winner

Monday, October 08, 2018

Creative twists on some favorite foods has turned into a recipe for success for a Yankton couple. At a food truck competition held in Sioux Falls Sept. 29, Broken Trellis, owned by Jenna Daley and Gregg Brandt, won Best Overall Food Truck of 2018 for South Dakota. Read the complete article here!
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Yankton Set To Celebrate Manufacturing Week

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Each year, Manufacturing Week helps students and adults build career networks and knowledge. South Dakota celebrates Manufacturing Week Oct. 1-5. To recognize manufacturers in Yankton, the Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Greater Yankton Living, the state of South Dakota and many local manufacturers, is planning a week of events. Read the complete article here!
Where to Find Good Jobs Without a College Degree Near Me

Monday, September 24, 2018

Are you looking for good jobs without a college degree near me, but feel like hiring managers never even look at your resume? If you feel that way – you’re probably right. In some parts of the country, especially in the East and West Coast, it’s nearly impossible to get a hiring manager to look at your resume without a college degree being on it. In fact, they sometimes use computer algorithms to sort those resumes into a “no” pile, before a person can even see them. It’s true. Only graduating from high school can be a roadblock that stands in the...
Where Can I Find Manufacturing Jobs Near Me?

Monday, September 10, 2018

Yankton residents find it easy to answer the question, “Where can I find manufacturing jobs near me?” With local companies growing, finding a manufacturing job in Yankton typically requires filling out an application. Granted, local companies are searching for the right talent, but many offer training programs that make it possible for people to enter a manufacturing career straight out of high school. Those with technical training and advanced degrees will also find a welcome home in Yankton’s manufacturing sector. The team at Greater Yankton Living is happy to make an introduction to local hiring managers to get the process started....
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South Dakota Tops List of Friendly States

Sunday, September 09, 2018

We weren't surprised when we opened this article to find South Dakota on the top of the list ranking states "friendly" for small businesses! Find the whole list developed by Thumbtack here!
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Final Plunge

Thursday, September 06, 2018

After nearly a year of crowdsourcing ideas for a new aquatic facility, study sessions and fundraising, Dive In Yankton (DIY) is preparing for the final plunge to make the proposed facility a reality. Wednesday, the group held a public forum at the Yankton Middle School to discuss the proposed project, the need, costs and potential funding. DIY president Josh Svatos told the crowd it’s time. Read the complete story here!
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Human Foosball Returns September 8th

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

United Way of Greater Yankton is accepting teams for its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Human Foosball Tournament – Saturday, September 8th. Teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament on life-size foosball courts. The event is co-hosted by the Meridian District and will feature food, a kid zone, and other family friendly activities. Jam out to music provided by The Current 94.3! In a human foosball game, players hold on to sliding PVC pipes and must stay in position as they try to score. Six players from each side compete at a time, and teams of more than six may substitute throughout the...
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A Big Splash

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dive In Yankton is wading closer to its goal of a new aquatic center. Wednesday evening, First Dakota National Bank made a big splash with the presentation of a $100,000 donation during an open house at Fantle Memorial Park Pool to celebrate the contribution. Read the complete article here!
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South Dakota Second Happiest State

Thursday, July 26, 2018

We're honored to be named as the second happiest state on this list from Business Insider! See our ranking and the complete list here!
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