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January 30, 2018 • Page 12 tribute to the success of communities across the bank’s service area. The Yankton Food for Thought program was selected as the winner for the Nebraska/ South Dakota region, for which it received a $10,000 donation . Hugh Hefner the founder of Playboy Magazine died yesterday at the age of 91. He revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950’s and built an empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television. September 29 Yankton County Register of Deeds Brian Hunhoff has added a new title: president. During the 104th annual South Dakota Counties Convention in Rapid City last week, Hunhoff was elected head of the South Dakota Association of County Officials. October 6 This week during Manufacturing Week Shur-Co, LLC. of Yankton will be hosting an open house today in honor of their 25th anniversary. They will be hosting plant tours, and a hog roast luncheon the public is invited to attend. Yankton High School will start the first official Futre Farmers of America chapter this fall. Approximately 35 students in grades 9-12 are taking an Intro to Agriculture class located in the RTEC facility. The Ag teacher will be Brandon Wagner. October 10 After nearly 40 years of smashing bottles underneath its boards, The Ice House is replacing its famous loading dock. The nationally recognized institution, which got its name by being the first place in the Yankton area to artificially produce ice in 1928, was named one of America’s best dive bars by Esquire magazine and was also featured on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Two things make a visit to The Ice House unique. 48 YEARS IN BUSINESS 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com At the end of prohibition around 1933, the business obtained a beer license and began a long tradition of serving beer to individuals who parked in their car along the loading dock. Along with that practice, it also became standard for individuals to smash their bottles under the dock when they were finished drinking. Both traditions have stood the test of time thanks to grandfather laws, but the brick wall underneath the deck has not been so lucky. After years of absorbing the impact from bottles being clashed against its surface, it has eroded and began to crumble. October 11 Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country yesterday, killing at least 10 people, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged around them. October 12 The death toll has climbed to 21as the wildfires continue to rage on in California. The toll is expected to climb. The entire historic town of Calisoga, population 5,000 was evacuated. October 13 Yesterday the CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital Doug Ekeren announced that Avera Health would be donating $1 million to MMC to support upgrades to the Avera Science and Nursing Center. This will manifest in a renovation to the center’s 9,600-square-foot second floor to add in a high-fidelity simulation lab to advance education for MMC’s nursing students. According to MMC President Marc Long, these renovations are expected to begin in January and slated to be completed by the start of the fall 2018 semester. A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian res- October 21 The City of Yankton and the Yankton Rodeo Association announced the new rodeo grounds home near Paddlewheel Point on city-owned land to the southeast of the Chamber of Commerce. October 25 First Circuit Court Judge Cheryle Gering will have a new title as of next week — Presiding Judge of the First Judicial Circuit. Chief Justice David Gilbertson had appointed Gering to the position after the appointment of current Presiding Judge Steven Jensen to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Gering has served the First Judicial Circuit since being appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in 2011. Rock N Roll pioneer Fats Domino died yesterday at the age of 89. October 30 Brooks Schild of Yankton has been appointed to a six-year term on the South Dakota Veter- dba Johnson Electric, LLP Rick Merkel • Ben Merkel Chris Merkel FAST COURTEOUS SERVICE trucktrailerinc.com TRUCK Rural ? November 1 Two University of South Dakota football players face felony charges related to an alleged sexual assault last week at an off-campus residence in Vermillion. Danny Rambo Jr. of Texarkana, Texas, is charged with second-degree rape. The Class 1 felony carries a maximum penalty of 50 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and a $50,000 fine. Dale Williamson Jr. of Donalsonville, Georgia, is charged with attempted second-degree rape. The Class 2 felony carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and a $50,000 fine. The two men are free on bond. A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial yesterday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.” A Yankton man is set to face judgment for his involvement in a Yankton bank robbery. On Monday, David William Giese is scheduled to be sentenced on a sole count of bank robbery at the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls after pleading guilty to robbing the former downtown Yankton Wells Fargo location on July 26, 2016. November 4 Steven R. Jensen of Dakota Dunes, was sworn in as South Dakota’s 50th Supreme Court Justice late last week during a ceremony at the University of South Dakota School of Law. We Trench H2O Lines, Footings & Electrical Lines Our Bucket Truck Reaches 80’ Plus We Set Poles 500 W. 12th St., Yankton 605-665-5686 TRAILER SALES & SERVICE, INC. COX AUTO SUPPLY •Farm Filters ans Commission by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The SDVC advocates for veterans, their families and their survivors. The SDVC partners with county, state, tribal and federal and federal agencies along with service organizations and auxiliaries to ensure the highest quality of services are provided. Residential ? Commercial Electrical ? Telephone Showplace Cabinets 605-668-2168 309 W. 11th St. Yankton, SD YEARS IN BUSINESS YEARS IN BUSINESS October 16 Olivia Hunhoff, 13, of Yankton recently won first place in the National Newspapers Associations annual “Better newspaper Contests. She won top honors for her “Yankton County Observer column “ How to Brush A Hostile Cat”. She is the daughter of Brian and Roxann Hunhoff of Yankton. Merkel Electric, Inc 52 55 ervation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with “Go back to the Rez” painted on the side. Sturgis Brown High School was scheduled to play Pine Ridge School, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on Friday. On Thursday, the Meade School Board voted 8-0 to cancel all remaining activities to avoid the potential that students could be put in danger, the Rapid City Journal reported. 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Smith Insurance, Inc. 204 West 4th, PO Box 1077 Yankton, SD 605-665-3611 • Toll Free 1-888-665-3611 • Fax: 605-665-2560 Providing Commercial & Residential Heating & Cooling since 1948! Chris Frick & Doug Dykstra YEARS IN BUSINESS 71 605-665-5884 808 West 23rd Street Yankton, SD 605-665-2895 “YANKTON’S APPLIANCE CENTER” Kaiser 200 Broadway, Yankton Appliance 605-665-2082 • 1-888-593-5723 Refrigeration & November 6 Organizers say a 24,000 square foot addition is nearing completion to the National Field Archery Association’s Easton Yanton Archery Center. It is scheduled to be finished in time for the 2018 World Indoor Championships set for February 12-20. Yesterday a man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old. November 7 Nearly a year and a half since it occurred, the case surrounding a bank robbery in Yankton came to a close yesterday morning. David William Giese was sentenced to 48 months in prison at the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls for robbery of the former downtown Yankton Wells Fargo Bank branch. Additionally, Giese will also be subject to four years of supervised release and will have to pay $6,900 in restitution to the bank. Giese is also required to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. An April trial date has been set for a Yankton man accused of attempted murder in a December officer-involved shooting in Yankton. Curt Wayne Adams Sr. appeared in court yesterday for a status hearing. He faces six charges in the December highspeed chase from the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 52 west of Yankton. Adams, the driver, was witnessed in possession of a gun. The chase ended in Yankton, where South Dakota Highway Patrolman Kayne Weaver fired 10 shots and wounded Adams once. An investigation found that Weaver was justified in the shooting. Adams appeared yesterday before First Circuit Judge Tami Bern. A trial date was set for the week of April 26. November 9 Yankton High School senior Madison McClure signed her national letter of intent to attend the University of South Dakota and compete in cross country and track for the Coyotes. November 10 A student from Irene-Wakonda High School will join performers from all 50 states and several countries around the world to perform at one of New York’s most premier venues in February. Kylie Gengler, a sophomore, was selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform 1st Soprano with the women’s ensemble. The honor is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from around the world. November 13 The Yankton Boy’s & Girl’s Club is celebrating their one year anniversary in their new facility. The move has meant a host of additional activities for children and many new members. Yankton’s Dakota Territorial Museum recently received its second Institute for Museum and Library Services Museum for America Grant, which totals $302,612. The funds are going towards the progression of preparing museum artifacts for the move to the Mead building. November 14 Improvements to make Walnut Street more pedestrian friendly and firmly connect the Meridian Bridge Plaza to downtown Yankton are officially in motion. During the regular meeting of the Yankton City Commission yesterday, the board voted unanimously on a memorandum regarding curb alignment on the road. November 17 TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricul-tural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said late last week, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. November 20 Mel Tillis the longtime country singer who overcame a stutter died yesterday at the age of 85. He wrote many hit songs for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and others. He also had dozens of his own hit singles. November 21 Charles Mason died at the age of 83. The hippie cult leader who became the face of evil in the summer of 1969 after orchestrating the murders of Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. November 22 1970’s teen idol David Cassidy died yesterday at the age of 67. He starred in the television sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the groups lead singer. November 24 A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker’s daughter, officials said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office said in a statement that state Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, a Republican from Rapid City, and his brotherin-law, Brent Moline, 61, died Wednesday Plans to bring occupancy to Yankton’s old post office still have yet to come to fruition, but the property’s owners are looking at a new strategy to help fill the building. Monte Froehlich, president and managing broker of U.S. Property of Lincoln, Nebraska, which owns the former post office, told the Press & Dakotan that the decision has been made to rearrange which elements of the project are pursued first. “We thought we would lead with apartments and then fill it with some commercial on the main floor,” Froehlich said. “Construction costs have been too high compared to what market rents would support. Now we’re adjusting our thinking that maybe we’ll start with commercial. Becky Caton has been named the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Heartland Humane Society. Caton, a military veteran and former medic with the National Guard and owner of Countryside Bed & Biscuit, has been a shelter volunteer for nearly a decade. November 25 TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota. The company said 24,450 gallons of oil had been recov¬ered as of Wednesday. TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil on agricultural land in Marshall County, South Dakota. The Mead Masquerade Ball, will be hosted by the Yankton County Historical Society (YCHS). This event will raise funds for exhibit design fees once the artifacts at the Dakota Territorial Museum are relocated to the Mead Cultural Education Center. Museum director Crystal Nelson estimates that approximately $250,000 is left in raising funds for building renovations for Mead. She hopes to raise $10,000 through the masquerade to take care of some of those expenses, she said. Dan Altman, a wildlife conservation officer in Yankton County with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), was recently honored with the 2017 William Janklow Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. It was presented to him at the Law Enforcement Appreciation and Children’s Charities Dinner in Sioux Falls earlier this month. November 27 Yankton native Josh Arens, who is a 2017 University of South Dakota graduate, was recently named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars to study at the University of Oxford in England beginning next year. November 28 The Yankton High School’s (YHS) Marching Band got a taste of the big city during the holiday. On Thanksgiving Day, the YHS Marching Band and Color Guard performed in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, which was broadcasted nationally to an estimated 3.5 million viewers. TransCanada Corp. plans to resume operation of its Keystone pipeline nearly two weeks after crews shut it down in response to an estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota. November 29 Local residents are being treated to a rare sight thanks to an abundance of lemmings in the Arctic. This has led to snowy owls temporarily making the area around Gavins Point Dam their home. According to Yankton resident and bird enthusiast Roger Dietrich, two snowy owls have been spotted among the rocks on the face of the dam. “It’s very unusual for snowy owls to be down here,” he said. “They’re from the (Arctic) tundra. It must be an unusually big production year for lemmings.” A Yankton resident who was injured during a house fire Monday night has died. Arthur James Lehe III, 44, died Tuesday from injuries sustained in the fire. Firefighters were summoned to
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