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Abby from Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

    Ever since Abby was a high school freshman at Pierce, Nebraska, she’s known that she wanted to be a drafter. “I went to Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska,” she shared. “I picked Northeast Community College, because of their drafting program, since I couldn’t manage to take any CAD classes...

Video Icon Adam: Quality Assurance at Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

“I’m an AWS Certified Welding Inspector. What I like about my job is the different challenges every day. I might have one day where I’m out on the floor doing inspections all day long with no time for anything else, or I might be doing a first article inspection on...

Alcester

Category:  Community Profile

Small town treasure! Alcester, founded in 1883, is located in Union county. At the time of the 2010 census, Alcester was home to 807 inhabitants. Alcester is near to I-80 and holds the annual Union county fair each summer, which offers a variety of family fun. In our own words: Long time businesses in...

Alcester-Hudson School District

Category:  Education

The mission of the Alcester-Hudson School district is "Inspire every student, every day, with every opportunity." The disctrict includes the rural communities of Alcester and Hudson located in southeast South Dakota. They serve approximately  276 students, with 153 in grades K-6, 44 in Junior High and 79 High School students. ...

Amanda from Hydro

Category:  Success Stories

Ever since her sister went to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Amanda knew that she wanted to pursue a career in manufacturing. “The University of Nebraska – Kearney has one of the best programs for Industrial Distribution and that is what I got my degree in,” Amanda...

Amanda with Avenue Coffee House

Category:  Success Stories

      Amanda’s Yankton journey began one winter day: “I was going to school at Dakota Wesleyan, and I drove down to see my brother. We were walking downtown, and I said, ‘this is really cool.’ He said, ‘what?’. He’s lived here so long, he doesn’t notice when things are changing. I...

Video Icon Andrew: Kolberg-Pioneer Electrical Controls Programmer

Category:  Success Stories

“I love my job here at Kolberg-Pioneer because I am doing something I truly enjoy! Being the programmer, I get lots of tasks thrown at me for future development, as well as major projects, which is awesome because it keeps me busy and on my toes! Coming to Kolberg-Pioneer, I...

Video Icon Andrew: Kolberg-Pioneer Welder

Category:  Success Stories

Andrew's enjoyed welding since he was in high school. He completed his AWS certification through RTEC in Yankton and has complete several other certifications as well. ...

Video Icon Andrew: Solid Metal Manufacturing Welder

Category:  Success Stories

“I like the Solid Metal Manufacturing shop because it’s small. Everybody knows each other. The owners are really nice and come around every day. They talk to you - you’re not just a number like you are in the big shops. It’s locally owned. If you need help because you’re...

Anthony from Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

“I really didn’t know that much about Yankton,” Anthony shared. “I went to school at Mitchell Technical Institute for Automation Controls/ SCADA. One of the guys, a year under me in the same program, told me that there was a job opening at Kolberg-Pioneer. I applied for it and ended...

Avera Yankton Volunteers

Category:  Opportunities

Be a part of the Avera Team – Volunteer! Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel.  Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.  Avera has opportunities for volunteering through Avera Sacred...

Avon

Category:  Community Profile

We are a small town with a big heart!!! Founded in 1879, Avon is located in beautiful Bon Homme county. According to the 2010 census, Avon is home to 590 residents. In our own words: Within 20 minutes of the new Standing Bear Bridge over the scenic Missouri River. Take in Avon's friendly...

Avon School District

Category:  Education

The Avon School District is a public school district in Bon Homme County, South Dakota,  based in Avon, South Dakota. The school district has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.Their nission statement is "To ensure that all students successfully reach their potential." ...

Video Icon Ben: Yankton Entrepreneur

Category:  Success Stories

  Ben Hanten is an angel investor and the chair of Two Bridges Capital, investing in a variety of start-up businesses with high potential, particularly companies willing to relocate to South Dakota.   He co-founded Wire Me Awake, an entrepreneurial conference held at the University of South Dakota. Ben is a lifelong...

Beresford

Category:  Community Profile

Live our lifestyle! Beresford is located on the border between Union and Lincoln counties. At the time of the 2010 census, Beresford was home to 2,005 residents. Beresford holds an annual event called Beresford Wheels & Spueels, which inculdes vendors, dancing, and competitions. In our own words: Beresford is a friendly, active, progressive farming...

Beresford School District

Category:  Education

The Beresford School District serves 650 students in the Beresford community and surrounding area. Beresford has a strong tradition of being a progressive school district and community where a commitment to quality definitely exists. The  district has a rich history of high academic achievement, strong co-curricular programs, and community support...

Big Friend - Little Friend, Inc

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What is Big Friend - Little Friend, Inc.? A nonprofit designed to give a young person (Little Friend) the opportunity to gain the friendship and example of a positive and sincere adult (Big Friend). Big Friend - Little Friend, Inc. matches an adult volunteer with a young person in our community. The one-to-one...

Video Icon Blake and Tyler: Homegrown Entrepreneurs

Category:  Success Stories

Blake and Tyler are proud to call Yankton home. The twins were born and raised here. “We’ve lived here twenty-four years,” Blake shared. “We’re not going anywhere else, that’s for sure; we’re sticking tight! We love it here!” Although they moved away to go to college, they always knew that they...

Bloomfield Community Schools

Category:  Education

The mission statement is "Bloomfield Community Schools will empower students to become responsible citizens in a safe and secure educational evironmnet." ...

Bloomfield, NE

Category:  Community Profile

Northeast Nebraska's Busiest Community! Bloomfield is located in Knox county, a strong farming community. At the time of the 2010 census, Bloomfield had a population of 1,028. In our own words: Bloomfield's strength lies in the people who have made productivity and quality workmanship trademarks of this area. Bloomfield is a haven for...

Bon Homme School District

Category:  Education

Bon Homme School District is made up of the communities and rural areas of Springfield, Tabor, Tyndall, and the Bon Homme Hutterische Colony. Their motto is “To ensure that our students have the resources to succeed in a changing world.” ...

Boys & Girls Club

Category:  Opportunities

  What is the Boys & Girls Club? A safe, positive place for youth pre-K to 12th grade. Every day youth participate in programs to have fun and grow in our three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Character and Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club strives to ensure every child...

Video Icon Brian: Shur-Co Metal Fabrication Department Manager

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“I enjoy my job because of the people, the culture of the company, and the challenges inherent to the dynamic nature of manufacturing. Here collectively you work on building products that are real. People buy them, and install them, and use them to protect their crops while transporting them to...

Video Icon Bridget from Applied Engineering

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One of the things that Bridget loves about her job as a Human Resource Specialist at Applied Engineering in Yankton is that she can help other people find the same quality of life that she enjoys. She’s worked for the company since April 2008 and has lived in Yankton since...

Brittany with the City of Yankton

Category:  Success Stories

Brittany is joining the City of Yankton as its Events and Promotions Coordinator. Though this position is new to Yankton, Brittany is not. “I’ve been in Yankton my whole life. I was born here and though I left to go to USD, I still worked in Yankton. Yankton has been...

Video Icon Brooklyn: Kolberg-Pioneer Intern

Category:  Success Stories

Brooklyn is a human resources and accounting intern at Kolberg-Pioneer. Brooklyn shared that her internship has helped her plan her future, “I got to see what it is like to work in a business setting. I really enjoyed it and I really can’t wait to do it in the future.” She puts together...

Cedar Catholic Schools

Category:  Education

The mission of Cedar Catholic Schools is to serve God by providing a challenging academic education integrated with Catholic values and morals developing our students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. ...

Centerville

Category:  Community Profile

...where you make a difference! Centerville is a town in Turner county. According to the 2010 census, Centerville has a population of 882. Centerville holds an Arts in the Garden event in late summer and a Country Christmas in December. In our own words: Nestled on a tree-lined hill above the Vermillion River valley,...

Centerville School District

Category:  Education

Centerville School is a small school with caring teachers who are all 100% Highly Qualified. Visitors to the school comment about the warm and welcomed feeling they get as they walk the hallways and talk to the staff. The students’ test scores are generally higher than surrounding schools, and the...

Video Icon Chelsi: Kolberg-Pioneer Purchasing Buyer

Category:  Success Stories

“Something I really enjoy about Kolberg-Pioneer is that they are a very family-oriented company. They know how important family is, and that family comes first. I also enjoy the people I work with - they become your second family, and Kolberg-Pioneer becomes your second home. It is nice to have...

Chloe: South Dakota Magazine Intern

Category:  (none)

      An aspiring writer, Chloe enjoyed returning to her roots during her summer internship in Yankton. “I’m from Burke, SD,” she shared, but she chose a larger town for college. “Now I go to the University of Missouri in Columbia, directly in between St. Louis and Kansas City. I wanted to...

Coleridge, NE

Category:  Community Profile

Heart of Cedar County! Coleridge is located in Cedar county. When the census was held in 2010, Coleridge had 473 residents. Each May, Coleridge holds an avenue of flags and a program for Memorial Day. In our own words: Coleridge, Nebraska, is a modern farming community located in the southern heart of Cedar County....

Creighton Community Public Schools

Category:  Education

The vision of Creighton Community Public School is to be a leader in providing quality educational programs for all students to reach their full potential academically, ethically, and socially in an ever-changing global society. The Mission of Creighton Community Public School through the collaborative effort of all stakeholders is to challenge...

Creighton, NE

Category:  Community Profile

City of Progress! Creighton is located in Knox county. Creighton had a population of 1,154 at the time of 2010 census. Creighton holds an annual Berry Pepper Day in the summer. In our own words: A proud, beautiful community, Creighton is located in picturesque Northeastern Nebraska. Besides being the largest community, Creighton also has...

Crofton Community Schools

Category:  Education

The mission of Crofton Community Schools is to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe, positive environment. ...

Crofton, NE

Category:  Community Profile

The good life begins here! Crofton was founded in 1892 and is located in Knox county. When the 2010 census was held, Crofton was home to 726 inhabitants. Crofton is near the Missouri River and the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. In our own words: Located in Northeast Nebraska just 10 miles south of...

Video Icon DJ: L & M Radiator Tubing Department Supervisor

Category:  Success Stories

“I’ve been with L & M Radiator for six years. I started with them right out of high school. Some friends of mine worked here and they always said that L & M Radiator is a good, small business and they do right by their employees. It’s a customer-driven business....

Dakota Territorial Museum

Category:  Opportunities

What is Dakota Territorial Museum? The Dakota Territorial Museum is owned and operated by the Yankton County Historical Society. With artifacts from the early days of the Dakota Territory (1861-1889), and Yankton county (1889-present), the Dakota Territorial Museum helps preserve the past for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The...

Video Icon Damian: CNC Loader at Applied Engineering

Category:  Success Stories

“The best thing about working here at Applied Engineering is the people. We all help each other get our parts done on time, and it’s great company to be around. No frustration and no one breathing down your neck about getting your job done. You work on your own time...

Video Icon Daniel from Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

  I work at Kolberg-Pioneer in Yankton. Our marketing and sales efforts involve me with two of our sister companies in Oregon and Illinois. My title is Marketing Coordinator for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, and one of the things that I love about my job is that I get to...

Danielle with Williams and Company

Category:  Success Stories

I graduated from the University of South Dakota in May of 2009. I was lucky enough to intern with Williams & Company, PC in January 2009, which is what brought me to the Yankton area.  After my internship which ended in April of 2009, I was offered a full time...

Video Icon Devin: Applied Engineering CNC Loader

Category:  Success Stories

“I enjoy working here because I think it’s gratifying work. I think a lot of the work we do here is important. We make parts for airplanes.We make parts for emergency propellers, which have saved lives before. I think it’s important that we’re making sure these high tolerance parts are...

Video Icon Dustin: Trail King Quality Control

Category:  Success Stories

Dustin started at Dakota Trailer with little manufacturing experience. They trained him to become a welder. After Trail King acquired Dakota Trailer, Dustin was promoted to quality control.  ...

Elk Point

Category:  Community Profile

Where South Dakota begins! Elk Point is the county seat of Union County. At the time of the 2010 census, Elk Point had a population of 1,963. Elk Point takes pride in its historical connections to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In our own words: The recorded history of Elk Point dates back to...

Elk Point-Jefferson School District

Category:  Education

The mission of Elk Point-Jefferson School District is "to provide a a safe environment where students will be empowered with knowledge and skills to achieve successfully". The school district serves both Elk Point and Jefferson in the southeastern Union county. The elementary, junior high, and high school are combined in...

Freeman

Category:  Community Profile

Nice people. Clean town. Vital business community. Great health care. Wonderful schools. Strong values. Rich traditions. Freeman is located in the rolling farmland of Hutchinson county. As of the 2010 census, Freeman has a population of 1,306. Freeman holds an annual event, Schmeckfest, that honors the ethnic origins of the area. The...

Freeman Academy

Category:  Education

"Where faith and the arts bring learning to life." Freeman Academy and its programs are fully accredited by the State of South Dakota. Since 1968, Freeman Academy has been recognized as a related body of the Central Plains Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA, formerly the Northern District Conference of the General...

Freeman School District

Category:  Education

The mission of the Freeman School District is to prepare all students for success in an ever-changing global society. The Freeman School District will provide a safe, positive and active learning environment to ensure students strive for excellence while obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Achieving this...

Friends of the Yankton Community Library

Category:  Opportunities

Who are the Friends of the Yankton Community Library? A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enhance the activities and goals of the Yankton Community Library. Anyone who has a Yankton Community Library card and a love for the library is eligible to become a friend of the library. The Friends of...

Gayville

Category:  Community Profile

Hay capital of the world! Gayville is located in Yankton county, and surrounded by a strong agriculture community. According to the 2010 census, Gayville has a population of 407. Gayville hosts an annual event Gayville Hay Days in July. Gayville is also home to Gayville Hall, an old-time flavored music hall. The...

Gayville-Volin School District

Category:  Education

  The Gayville-Volin district is comprised of three schools; elementary, middle and high​ school.  To contact the district, please call (605) 267-4476.   ...

Hannah at Yankton NFAA Archery Center

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  Born in southern Alaska, Hannah Bartos moved to Yankton with her family when she was very young. Barely remembering living in Alaska, the only place she has ever called home, was Yankton. Growing up here, she became familiar with the town and with the people.  She says that the best thing...

Hartington, NE

Category:  Community Profile

A Community with Pride and Purpose! Hartington is located in Cedar county in the spreading farmlands of northeastern Nebraska. According to the 2010 census, Hartington has a population of 1,554. In our own words: Hartington is located in Cedar County and forms part of Northeast Nebraska's border with the state of South Dakota....

Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools

Category:  Education

Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools (HNPS) is a K-12 North Central Accredited (NCA), class III school with approximately 350 students. The NCA designation indicates that HNPS is a student-centered school that is willing to be held to a higher standard than what the state of Nebraska requires for schools. With approximately 39...

Heartland Humane Society

Category:  Opportunities

What is Heartland Humane Society? A nonprofit organization assisting and re-homing the homeless pet population in southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. Heartland Humane Society also hosts lost and found services for pet owners and provides food assistance for animals in need. The mission of Heartland Humane Society is to connect great pets...

Video Icon Heather: Kolberg-Pioneer Welder

Category:  Success Stories

“I like working for Kolberg-Pioneer, because there are so many products and areas in the shop you could work. I weld in conveyors, but recently I’ve been working in assembly. It’s helped me learn so much about the welding aspect. My Dad’s a welder, but I didn’t get into it...

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High School Interns at Applied Engineering

Category:  Success Stories

The Yankton High School Internship Program is nearing the completion of its second semester. High school seniors have had the opportunity to work for area employers and receive credit through the new internship program. Alex, Machining Manager at Applied Engineering, explores some of the advantages they have seen from having two...

Irene

Category:  Community Profile

The village in the valley! Irene is located so that it is in three counties—Clay, Turner, and Yankton—which is an exceptional feat for this village in the valley! When the 2010 census was held, Irene had a population of 437. Irene takes pride in its community. Irene is home to an annual...

Irene-Wakonda School District

Category:  Education

Irene-Wakonda School District offers a high quality educational program and a variety of opportunities for all students. The school system and community place high values on education and student success. To reach these ideals, they encourage a close working relationship with teachers, students and families within the district. ...

Jen and Alex

Category:  Success Stories

  Jen grew up in Madison, SD, while I was born and raised in Yankton. We met while attending the University of South Dakota and took advantage of the area’s recreation opportunities, often coming to Yankton to go the beach, boat, or golf with friends and family. I was even fortunate...

Jeremiah and Kami

Category:  Success Stories

We are Jeremiah and Kami.  We live on a small acreage west of Meckling where we enjoy “life in the country.” Our son enjoys taking care of the chickens and making tree forts in the grove.  Every summer, Kami tends the family garden and somehow finds time to get all the produce...

Jeremy and Rebecca

Category:  Success Stories

  Jeremy: I love all of the opportunities to do things outside in Yankton. The parks, trail systems, and the lake give us a great chance to do the things we love outdoors, like bicycling camping and canoeing. Another thing I love about Yankton is how active the community is. There are...

Jesse with Pathways Shelter for the Homeless

Category:  Success Stories

I moved to Yankton in 2009 with the intention of finishing school at Mount Marty and leaving soon after. I come from a city of about 70,000 people, so the idea of a town with only 14,000 was somewhat unappealing. However, the recreation alone would have been enough to keep...

Video Icon Jesse: Shur-Co Engineering Change Specialist

Category:  Success Stories

“There’s always something to do, I keep busy, and I’m always learning something new, and I enjoy that. Being in the engineering department, I’m always learning new ways to think about things. Trouble-shooting and problem-solving, I like doing that stuff.” ...

Jordan and Rebecca

Category:  Success Stories

Rebecca and I are both transplants to Yankton. I grew up in melon country outside the little town of Woonsocket, SD, about thirty minutes north of Mitchell, and Rebecca is a Cornhusker, raised on a farm near Osmond, NE. We met while attending Mount Marty College in Yankton. After graduating from...

Video Icon Jose en Yankton

Category:  Success Stories

Yankton es una comunidad perqueña y segura que actua como una familia. ...

Video Icon Jose from American Foods Group - Cimpl's

Category:  Success Stories

  As a child, Jose was surrounded by two cultures. At school he spoke English, and at home he was immersed in the Hispanic culture, enabling him to master Spanish and English. He always knew he wanted to use his interpretation skills to help others. “I’m an HR/Safety Representative at American Foods...

Joseph with Pathways Shelter for the Homeless

Category:  Success Stories

I feel this is a very exciting time to call Yankton home! Nonprofit work was always something I wanted to pursue and our community boasts so many people dedicated to making Yankton a great place to live. I did my share of traveling but I never saw any appeal in...

Josh from Manitou Group

Category:  Success Stories

Josh moved to Yankton this May to accept a position at Manitou Group. “Their team is very personable, so when their Quality Engineer position came open, I decided to apply for it.” Josh shared, “They brought me to Yankton for an interview. Just meeting who I would be working with...

Video Icon Jourdan: Welder at Kolberg-Pioneer

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April is National Welding Month! Learn why welder Jourdan enjoys his career in this short video. ...

Justin with Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center

Category:  Success Stories

I was initially drawn to Yankton in 2004 after graduating from Dell Rapid’s St. Mary High School and wanting to attend Mount Marty College.  Mount Marty was a fantastic place to get my degree in biology and chemistry on the road to pursuing my professional goal of becoming a physical...

Kaleb from Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

Growing up in Menno, Kaleb learned to love small towns and close-knit communities. “I grew up in Menno, about 25 miles away from Yankton,” he shared. “I was happy living in a small town and a small community where everybody knows everybody! I enjoyed it, and I never wanted to move...

Kate and Mason

Category:  Success Stories

Mason and I both grew up in Yankton. We are high school sweethearts, and we always imagined ourselves staying close to home and raising a family in Yankton. When looking at colleges, we talked about how it might be cool to live in California or New York, but neither of...

Kate: Hometown Volunteer from Yankton High School

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  Any junior in Yankton high School with a 3.5 or higher GPA is invited to join National Honor Society (NHS); it is up to the student whether or not they are willing to take on the four criteria that NHS is based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Kate, a senior at...

Kole: Vermeer Intern

Category:  Success Stories

A small-town Minnesota native, Kole is spending his summer as an intern at Vermeer in Freeman, SD. “I’m from a small town, Fulda, about two and a half hours from here. I grew up on a farm. I’ve been farming pretty much my whole life with my family.” With a fascination...

Kristen with The Neighborherds

Category:  Success Stories

          Photos courtesy of Hungry for Truth SD Three years is little time to move and start a new business, but Kristen and her husband, Nate, did just that. “We met in my home state of Idaho. We had graduated from college and had our first jobs there. I visited here during...

Video Icon Kristyn: Services Center Federal Credit Union Intern

Category:  Success Stories

  Although Kristyn’s parents met in Florida, they decided to move to Yankton, her father’s hometown. Kristyn grew up in Yankton and has always loved the small town welcoming vibe that Yankton has. She told me that she enjoys shopping in downtown Yankton, and going to the Market At The Meridian on...

LINC

Category:  Opportunities

What is LINC? LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.) is a network for young professionals that connects them to the needs of our community. As a United Way program, LINC builds a future where young professionals are deeply engaged in bettering the community. Participants learn about local issues and participate in volunteer...

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools

Category:  Education

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools is located in northeast Nebraska in Cedar County. Their mission is "Educating students to be responsible citizens, who can meet the challenges of an ever-changing world." ...

Video Icon Levi: Applied Engineering Machinist

Category:  Success Stories

“I like my job because it’s hands-on and pays good! I like being able to see the product after it comes out of the CNC machine, to see what each block of aluminum turned into. That’s cool. I like making things.” ...

Lewis and Clark Theatre Company

Category:  Opportunities

What is the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company? A community theatre company that has a long history of serving the arts community in the Yankton area. The Lewis and Clark Theatre Company produces five plays a year, as well as special shows for Halloween, Christmas, and other events. The Lewis and...

Lindsay with Lindsay Palmer Photography

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When her husband accepted a job at USD last fall, Lindsay and her family began looking for a home in the area.  “While we were hesitant to consider a location that involved a commute for him, we found a property just north of Yankton that we fell in love with...

Marion

Category:  Community Profile

The right place to call home! Marion is located in Turner county. At the time of the 2010 census, Marion had a population of 784. Marion hosts the annual Marion Summer Celebration and All-School Reunion every summer. In our own words: Offering the best quality of life, ample business opportunity and a community that...

Marion School District

Category:  Education

The mission of the Marion School District is "Preparing learners today for success in tomorrow's world." The Belief Statements of the district are as follows: 1. Based on trust and mutual respect, the Marion School District will engage in an active partnership involving students, teachers, parents and community members. 2. The Marion School...

Menno

Category:  Community Profile

The place to be! Menno is located in Hutchinson county. According to the 2010 census, Menno is home to 608 residents. Menno holds the annual Menno Car Show each fall, as well as the Pioneer Power Show and the Menno Fall Craft & Vendor Blender. In our own words: The City of Menno was...

Menno Public School

Category:  Education

The Menno School Vision statement is "Our students will become productive members of society and lifelong learners." ...

Video Icon Michelle: Applied Engineering Finishing

Category:  Success Stories

“My job has something new every day. You don’t do the same thing, so you’re not bored. The company is willing to train you in other areas. Our team leads are amazing. It’s no stress to come into work. You come in and do your job, and then go home....

Mike with Sapa Extrusions

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From Dakota Roots: After graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Mike thought he knew what awaited him in the state – and outside of it. “I assumed I’d have more employment opportunities in my field if we moved,” he says. “At the time my wife also wanted to...

Missouri Valley Christian Academy

Category:  Education

Offers a Pre-K through 8th grade private education. They are a school community dedicated to partnering with families to provide a surprisingly affordable education of excellence. They eagerly take hold of the task of preparing children for success in higher academics and wherever else their life journey may take them....

Mitchell Technical Institute

Category:  Education

Mitchell Technical Institute offers classes through the Regional Technical Education Center in Yankton. ...

Mollie with The Sandbox

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Since the day Mollie moved away from Yankton, she’s looked for a way to come home.  “In 2010 I moved with my today husband, my then boyfriend to Minneapolis, and I ended up getting a job through a connection as a Talent Acquisition Consultant for technology,” Mollie shared. “Since I...

Mount Marty College

Category:  Education, Higher Education

Mount Marty - Making a Difference Mount Marty College is a small, Catholic liberal arts college in Southeast South Dakota. Based in Yankton, a historic city of 15,000 people, Mount Marty believes that the Benedictine values of community, hospitality, lifelong learning, awareness of God, and service are fundamental to the daily...

Video Icon NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex

Category:  Opportunities

The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC) boasts a first-of-its-kind Indoor Archery Range. What makes it unique? The length - archers can shoot a full 90 meters indoors. That's approximately 101 yards - over the length of a football field! The range has 18 targets, with 36 full-length shooting lanes,...

Nate and Jess with Windstone Buffalo Company

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    Ever since I was a little kid growing up in Colorado, I had a special place in my heart for southeast South Dakota. I loved coming out to the small family farm to visit; I loved exploring the old buildings and the woods, getting a tractor ride and going Bullhead...

Niki with Empower Fitness

Category:  Success Stories

  Niki moved back to Yankton in June and already she is starting a fitness business.  “When I came back here, I wanted to start inspiring women. One day randomly on Facebook, I typed, ‘does anyone want to do a workout in the park?’ I met with three women down at...

Parker

Category:  Community Profile

Life's a little bigger in a small town! Parker is the county seat of Turner county. As of the 2010 census, Parker was home to 1,022 residents. Parker is home to the Turner county fair, an event that is held each summer. ...

Parker School District

Category:  Education

Having achieved distinguished test scores and ratings in the last decade, Parker School continues its mission of “Igniting Minds for the Future.” The staff are dedicated to 21st century teaching and learning practices and prides ourselves in implementing cutting-edge educational practices with research-based strategies. When students leave Parker School, they...

Platte

Category:  Community Profile

It's possible in Platte! Platte is a town in Charles Mix county near the Missouri River, not far from where the river is spanned by the Platte-Winner Bridge. Platte has a population of 1,230 as of the 2010 Census. In our own words: Platte, South Dakota is an attractive and peaceful community located...

Platte-Geddes Community Schools

Category:  Education

The Platte-Geddes School District seeks to have each person reach his or her personal potential and recognize the dignity and worth of others. Education must provide the leadership, tools, and knowledge necessary to develop constructive ideals, attitudes, life skills, and aesthetic values characteristic of responsible citizens. The school will treat...

RTEC

Category:  Education, Higher Education

The RTEC Mission The Regional Technical Education Center (RTEC) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing high quality, accessible and affordable technical education and training opportunities for individuals and businesses in the Yankton region. Learn more about the mission and history of RTEC! Programs to Enhance your Skills Find out how you...

Raelynn with Sacred Heart Monastery

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Raelynn works at Yankton’s Sacred Heart Monastery. “I moved to Yankton over Memorial Day weekend this May,” she shared with us, “I am the Communications Director for the monastery, so I do the sisters’ PR, manage their website, do their advertising & social media, and spread the word in different...

Robbie: High School Intern

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One of the pioneers of Yankton High School’s internship program, Robbie has had an interest in engineering since he was in middle school. “In eighth grade, I went to the Manufacturing Academy class at RTEC,” Robbie explained, “They have a broad range of things – they have CNC machining, they...

Ryan with Birmingham & Cwach Law Offices, Prof. LLC

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My wife and I are both proudly from Yankton, and even at our relatively young ages, we had a strong desire to be home and closer to our families. I was brought back for several reasons. Of course, I found a job that I thought I would like in the...

Sacred Heart Monastery's Residential Volunteer Program

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What is the Residential Volunteer Program? A program designed for women with who desire an exciting adventure while experiencing spiritual renewal, direction, and focus. Volunteer time commitments are from one month to one year with an opportunity to renew annually.  A small stipend is included among the many volunteer benefits. Residential Volunteer Programs are...

Sacred Heart School

Category:  Education

Offers a Pre-K through 8th grade private education. "Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher of its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students. With this as its belief, and realizing that parents are the...

Video Icon Sam: L & M Radiator Production Supervisor

Category:  Success Stories

“The work itself is what originally drew me to working here. When I was young, I liked Legos and Lincoln Logs. I’ve found something that I like to do, and now I’m able to manage it. I would say L & M Radiator is a great place to work because we...

Sarah Rose with Hot Country 93.1

Category:  Success Stories

It still boggles me that I ended up in Yankton in the first place! I grew up in rural northwest Iowa and went to college in beautiful Wyoming. After graduating, I came back to the area. On an adventure-driven whim, I moved to Yankton with the sole intent of taking...

Scotland

Category:  Community Profile

Live. Work. Play. Scotland is located in the argricultural Bon Homme county. At the time of the 2010 census, Scotland had a population of 841. Scotland was named in honor of its first immigrants' homeland. Scotland holds the annual Scottie Stampede Rodeo days every summer, as well as a Catfish Festival. In our...

Scotland School District

Category:  Education

Scotland School District has a rich history of high academic achievement, strong co-curricular programs and community support for education.  The quality of the programs at the Scotland School District is directly related to dedicated people who give their maximum effort for the students of the district. Everyone at the Scotland...

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Category:  Success Stories

Our mission is to promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices. ...

Southeast CASA

Category:  Opportunities

What is Southeast CASA? CASA stands for “Court-Appointed Special Advocates”, and our CASA volunteers make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. A nonprofit program, Southeast CASA trains, assigns and coaches its CASA volunteers to advocate in court for children who are involved in the foster care and...

Springfield

Category:  Community Profile

The best kept secret in South Dakota! Springfield is located in Bon Homme county on the bluffs of the Missouri River. Springfield had a population of 789 when the 2010 census was held. In our own words: This unique city, located on Lewis & Clark Lake, formed by the tail waters of the...

TJ and Kari

Category:  Success Stories

  My wife Kari and I moved into the greater Yankton area in August of 2010. We both grew up in southern Minnesota, but I attended Mount Marty College from 2002 to 2006. The chance to come back and work at my beloved Alma Mater was too great of an opportunity...

Tabor

Category:  Community Profile

Home to Czech Days! Tabor is looked in Bon Homme County. At the time of the 2010 census, Tabor had a population of 423 inhabitants. Tabor is known for its annual celebration called Czech Days. This event is held each summer and showcases the community's Czechoslovakian heritage. In our own words: The town of...

Tara with United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton

Category:  Success Stories

I was born and raised in the greater Yankton area. My (Hoxeng) family's original homestead is a mile from my parents’ farm in Volin. My grandfather was Don Boyd the mailman, a Yankton legend. My great-grandmother was "Mom Mondini" who ran Teen Canteen for many years. Yankton is my home....

Video Icon Tiffany: Applied Engineering Finisher

Category:  Success Stories

“I like my job because of the challenges every day and because of the opportunities. Applied Engineering will give you the skills to pay the bills. The people are super awesome and help each other out. It’s never boring, nor are the people you work with!” ...

Tripp

Category:  Community Profile

Easy to find, Hard to leave! Tripp is located in Hutchinson county near the Missouri River. The town is home to 647 inhabitants as of the 2010 census. Tripp hosts a celebration of its community each year called Tripp, SD Days, which offers a flea market, a car show and mud drags. In...

Tripp-Delmont School District

Category:  Education

It is the philosophy of the Tripp-Delmont School District to provide for the needs of their children while in the best interests and capabilities of the community. The Board of Education realizes that, as our society changes to meet the needs of our state and nation, the school must also...

Ty and Ashley

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Ty and Ashley said, “The Lord has directed our steps back to Yankton.” Ashley was born in Yankton, “I went to elementary school through high school and graduated here.” After college, she moved to Colorado. Ty’s family moved to Yankton when he was in first grade. “I graduated from high school...

Ty: Proud RTEC Graduate

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I have lived in the Yankton area my entire life. As a young child, I lived in the country and at the age of fourteen, my family and I moved into town. I graduated from Yankton High School in May 2014 and in the fall of 2014 I enrolled in the...

Tyndall

Category:  Community Profile

A place where families grow... Tyndall is a praire town in southeast South Dakota. Surrounded by fertile farms, Tyndall is the county seat of Bon Homme county. It is home to 1,067 as of the 2010 census. Tyndall was founded in the 1870's. It was named after a British scientist, John Tyndall,...

Video Icon United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton

Category:  Opportunities

What is United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton? United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in Education, Income and Health. Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential Income / Basic Needs – Promoting...

University of South Dakota

Category:  Education, Higher Education

University of South Dakota at a Glance The University of South Dakota, based in Vermillion, is located 25 miles east of Yankton and sits on an attractive 274-acre campus. As South Dakota’s oldest university, the University of South Dakota is nationally recognized as one of the best universities year after year. Get...

Vermillion

Category:  Community Profile

Close to everything! Far from ordinary! Vermillion is the county seat of Clay county. As of the 2010 census, Vermillion has a population of 10,571. Vermillion is home to the University of South Dakota. In our own words: We are a community that encourages innovation and progressive thinking. Vermillion has the infrastructure to...

Vermillion Public School District

Category:  Education

The school district’s mission, “To empower all students to maximize their success in our global community,” provides a solid foundation for district decisions. Vermillion School District is a positive and engaging place for students to learn.  They have high expectations for student success and promote quality learning opportunities.   ...

Viborg

Category:  Community Profile

Velkommen! Welcome to Viborg! Viborg is located in the lush farmland of Turner county. According to the 2010 census, Viborg has a population of 782. Viborg celebrates Danish Days each summer to commemorate its Danish migrants, who settled the area in the 1860's. Viborg is near beautiful Swan Lake. ...

Viborg-Hurley Public School

Category:  Education

It is our mission at the Viborg-Hurley School District to empower our students to succeed in an ever changing world.  The Viborg-Hurley School District is committed to 21st century teaching and learning practices.  The ever changing world requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout our educational programs.  The Viborg-Hurley School District...

Wagner

Category:  Community Profile

A going, growing city! Wagner is a town in Charles Mix county that was incorporated in 1901. Wagner has a population of 1,556 as of the 2010 census. Wagner is home to the Wagner speedway, a track for stock car racing. In our own words: Wagner is a hub city that draws shoppers and...

Wagner Public School

Category:  Education

The dedicated educators of Wagner Public Schools are here to carry out the mission of, “Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day”. Low student to teacher ratios in a modern facility provide an array of educational opportunities for all the students grades Pk-12. Employees, parents, students, and community members work together...

Wausa, NE

Category:  Community Profile

A Swedish heritage with an American pride! Wausa is located in Knox county. At the time of the 2010 census, Wausa had 634 inhabitants. Wausa offers a traditional Swedish Smorgasbord each fall as well as a Labor Day celebration and an annual Pork Chop barbecue. In our own words: Whether you're passing through or...

Welcome to Yankton

Category:  Success Stories

Moving to a new place brings with it lots of questions. Here’s a relocation guide to help you find the answers you need to feel at home! ...

Wyatt from Kolberg-Pioneer

Category:  Success Stories

After growing up in small-town Nebraska, Wyatt came to Yankton for the river and an opportunity to be a design drafter. “I like to be by the river,” he said. “Growing up, we always came up to Springfield to go fishing.” Last fall, Rhonda with Kolberg-Pioneer and Rita with Greater Yankton...

Yankton

Category:  Community Profile

Ideas flow here! Yankton is located on the banks of the mighty Missouri River. Incorporated as a city in 1861, Yankton was the territorial capital for the Dakota territoy until 1883. Yankton unites a colorful history with a vibrant, progressive community that looks to the future. Yankton is the county seat...

Yankton Area Arts

Category:  Opportunities

What is Yankton Area Arts? A 40-year-old, nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, advocate, and enrich Yankton by integrating the arts within the community. Yankton Area Arts is a membership driven organization with a very modest, hardworking board of directors. Memberships with Yankton Area Arts have made an impact on...

Video Icon Yankton Public Schools

Category:  Education

Building on a rich tradition while focusing firmly on the future, the Yankton School District puts its mission—“To optimize student potential for success in a global society”—into action every day. We’re proud of the fact that Yankton High School was the first high school in the Dakota Territory. But we...

Zach from Glass Act

Category:  Success Stories

Zach chose Yankton to move forward: “I’m from Vermillion originally, I moved over here because I like the area.” While Zach enjoyed living in Vermillion, he owned that he has made better choices in Yankton, “I feel like I’m a better person since I’ve moved over here. I’ve been here...

Video Icon Zach: Applied Engineering Setup Machinist

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“I’ve been here almost four years. I started loading CNC machines and now I run them, and I love it! I like the people on the floor, our people are great, that’s probably the best part of my job.” ...