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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com of Madison as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s First Circuit Court. Giles will fill a vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Timothy W. Bjorkman. Earlier this week, Daugaard announced the appointment of Vermillion Magistrate Judge Tammy Bern to the other open First Circuit post. She replaces the retiring Judge Glen A. Eng. Donna Ellis was named Art Advocate of the Year by Yankton Area Arts last week. She has volunteered with the organization for several years and is most well-known for her involvement with YAA’s Crimson Door Holiday Boutique. July 27 A fast-growing invasive aquatic species has found its way into yet another local body of water. Wednesday, Nebraska Game & Parks announced via press release that zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Yankton. Jeff Schuckman, Nebraska Game, Fish & Parks Northeast District fisheries manager, confirmed it. July 28 A third person has died of injuries suffered when an 81-yearold woman drove a car into a group of residents and an employee outside a care center in Alcester. Pearl “Tex” Sowell, 95, was a resident at the Alcester Care and Rehab Center and died Thursday of his injuries, officials said. He was among seven people hit outside the center Monday when Patricia Berg, of Alcester, unintentionally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes when she pulled into the driveway, investigators said. Another resident, Marcene Gabel, 79, and a center employee, Jenna Benzel, 31 were also killed. Berg and another center resident, Lois Sundstrom, 86, remained hospitalized. No charges have been filed against Berg. Three others who were injured have been released from hospitals. If you are at least 62 years old, there is still a little more than a 30 36 YEARS BUSINESS YEARS IN BUSINESS January 30, 2018 • Page 11 month left to purchase a heavily-discounted lifetime pass that will grant you access to thousands of federal recreations sites across the United States. Until Aug. 28, senior citizens who are U.S. residents can purchase a $10 America the Beautiful Senior Pass. After Aug. 28, the cost of passes will increase to $80, and a new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available. July 29 Yankton’s local JC Penney store, which has been located in the Yankton Mall since 1978, is closing its doors for good next week. July 31 On Friday, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels was selected by his peers to serve as chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The election took place at the lieutenant governors’ annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Michels, a Yankton native, will serve as NLGA chair for a year. August 2 The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking official in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department. August 4 The funds from this year’s second annual Paul Taggart Poker Run held last weekend are going to a good cause. Starting in September, the Anchoring To Hope Paul Taggart Foundation for Suicide Awareness and Aftercare will begin hosting a community survivor support group for people who have been directly affected by suicide. August 5 Dakota Plains first purchased land at Napa Junction northwest of Yankton for the construction of a grain terminal in 2010. After years of controversy which almost saw the facility locate elsewhere, construction finally began in 2016. Dakota Plains general manager Matt Winsand said that the $26 million project is roughly 90 percent complete at this point. August 7 An estimated 400 participants walked the Meridian Bridge as part of Saturday’s “Bridging Yankton” program. The inaugural event promoted awareness about suicide, prevention efforts and support for those who have lost loved ones. For the second year in a row, Yankton native Jace Guthmiller was the amateur gross division champion at the 44th annual Hillcrest Invitational Pro-Am, which ended yesterday at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. Celebrating their 60th Jubilees of Monastic Profession at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, were Sisters Aidan Bourke, Kathleen Courtney, Kathleen Crowley, Margretta Doyle, Thecla Holzbauer and celebrating 70 years is Sister Ann Kessler. A mass was held in their honor earlier this week. August 9 Glen Campbell, 81, died yesterday. This singing superstar career spanned into television and the movies. The singer of “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” spanned country and pop. August 10 A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network’s reports on a beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime” exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said. Disney, which owns ABC, disclosed a $177 million legal settlement charge in a filing with a government securities regulator this week that didn’t specifically link it to South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. BPI attorney Dan Webb said that based on the disclosure, it appears Disney is funding $177 million of the settlement and insurers are “paying the rest.” On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina. The last time such an event occurred — where a total solar eclipse crossed the country coast to coast — was almost 100 years ago. Ninety-five percent of this eclipse will be visible from Yankton, which makes it all the more exciting. August 11 This year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Yankton will hit a big milestone. Aug. 26 marks the 10th year Yankton’s River City Domestic Violence Center “We Believe” has held its Walk A Mile, in which men walk in red high heels as a show of support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. August 14 A community tile mural has been created along the west side of the north entry to the Meridian Bridge in Yankton. The tile artwork has been created in conjunction with the “Music at the Meridian” concert series. Today mark’s the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. August 19 The 34th annual Riverboat Days Festival starts today. Duke and Peg Ellingson are this year’s Captain and Belle. The Banquet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. The banquet has become a weekly staple in the lives of many Yankton residents. August 21 Comedian Jerry Lewis who rose to fame with Dean Martin died yestday at the age of 91. 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Millions of Americans gazed in wonder, with the best seats along the socalled path of totality that raced 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina. Yankton missed out on the eclipse due to cloud cover. August 23 The man accused of robbing the downtown Yankton branch of Wells Fargo last year has pleaded guilty to the robbery. David Giese of Yankton, who initially filed a plea of not guilty, pleaded guilty to the robbery on August 15. He remains free at this time and will be sentenced November 6 in federal court. August 24 Yesterday’s Café closed its doors last night for the last time. The 25 year old restaurant closed to prepare for a nearly two-month transition into a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. August 25 Katie Freng is the new Yankton County 4-H/ youth development coordinator. The Mission Hill native has grown up with the program and wants to expand its outreach. August 26 Tami A. Bern of Vermillion became the newest Circuit Court judge in South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit yesterday afternoon. Retiring First Circuit Judge Glen A Eng of Yankton gave the oath of office. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on last night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. By early Saturday morning, it had dumped 18 inches of rain on some areas, and forecasters warned that it could cause catastrophic flooding in the coming days. August 28 First Circuit Court Judge Glen Eng is set to step down at the end of August after nearly 17 years of service to the First Judicial Circuit. A recep¬tion to celebrate Eng’s retirement will be held on August 31 from 2-4 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Yankton County Courthouse & Safety Center. August 30 Yankton is gearing up for its reality television debut. In September, the Amazon Prime series “Fireball Run: Big Country” will make its way through Yankton as the show films its 11th season. The show is an adventure rally taking 40 teams made up of business owners, executives, celebrities and people from the participating communities. Teams will stop in eight cities — including Yankton and Vermillion — between Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Rapid City to participate in various activities and regional experiences. Yankton will be repre¬sented by a team made up of Mayor Jake Hoffner and Chris Hilson. August 31 They are working on an addi¬tion to the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Officials hope to have the new section completed in time for the 2018 World Archery Championships in February. Nancy Wenande director of public relations for the National Field Archery Association’s Easton Yankton Archery Center said they will be incorporating a brand new air rifle program. There’s 10,000 square feet that’s going to be dedicated to that program. There are also going to be indoor tennis courts. September 2 As construction continues work on Crane-Youngworth Field, the Yankton School District (YSD) and Mount Marty College (MMC) have entered into an agreement by which the two schools will share the facility. The MMC soccer teams will be able to use the field starting in the fall of 2018. The partnership also helps with the funding efforts to replace the current grass field with synthetic turf. September 5 During the next two weeks, Gavins Point Fish Hatchery will be releasing more than 90,000 American paddlefish between Lake Francis Case and Lake Sharpe in South Dakota. “We want to have healthy and genetically appropriate paddlefish populations everywhere,” said Jeff Powell, project leader at Gavins Point Fish Hatchery. “South Dakota is a big part of their natural habitat along the Missouri River.” September 8 Troy Gentry part of the country music duo Mongtomery-Gentry died today in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. They were scheduled to perform at a resort there, he was 50 years old. The industrial rail park at Napa Junction northwest of Yankton once seemed like a fever dream after it ran into considerable opposition from residents and county officials. Seventeen months ago, the empty ground at the junction still looked like it. But ever since April 1, 2017, the facility has been rising from the ground — and with it nearly complete, state and local officials and other interested parties took time to celebrate the Dakota Plains Ag Center, LLC facility with an open house Thursday. The facility has the capability to store 6.2 million bushels of grain. September 9 Members of the Yankton community who have been affected by suicide will soon have a new outlet for seeking help. Starting September 18, the Anchoring to Hope Paul Taggart Foundation will offer a suicide bereavement group at the Vision Real Estate Board Room every other week on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. The bereavement group will be co-facilitated by Dr. Maribeth Jorgensen and Deb Robertson, who both recently completed specialized training offered by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention concerning suicide bereavement. September 11 Today marks the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11/01. We will never forget what happened on that fateful day. September 13 After seeking public input on the possibility of changing Lake Yankton’s boating restrictions from electric motor only to nowake, the United States Army Corps of Engineers at Gavins Point Dam have decided to forgo any changes and maintain the lake’s original status. The proposal lwas nixed after public criticism. Yankton High School officially unveiled its 2017 Pioneer Day homecoming royalty yesterday. Candidates are: Amanda Haas, Jennica Delvaux, Anna Savey, Holly Mines and Anne Knoff; Jackson Somsen, Raymond Wermers, Cooper Kuchta, Trevor Rafferty and Tate O’Hara. Homecoming coronation is September 21 at the Yankton High School Gymnasium. September 16 The discovery of an obscure 2009 document regarding the Meridian Bridge has contributed to Yankton losing a large part of a long-touted video production. Amazon Prime’s “Fireball Run” had originally been slated to hold a high-profile green flag event at the Meridian Bridge Plaza later this month as part of the series’ production in the area. Following the Yankton City Commission’s decision Monday to only allow up to a single vehicle at a time on the Meridian Bridge, rather than the more than 40 vehicles producers sought, “Fireball Run” showrunners have decided to move the green flag event to Vermillion. September 19 After Fireball Run producers moved their event to Vermillion Yankton City Commissioners cited the 2009 report, which rates the post-conversion bridge to carry pedestrian traffic and a single utility vehicle at any one time. According to the report’s load analysis, obtained by the Press & Dakotan, “The design is a pedestrian loading. A design loading of a single H-10 vehicle, not in combination with the pedestrian loading, was also analyzed in all spans.” The bridge is rated for 65-85 pounds per square foot (psf) on the pedestrian path. The bridge currently has no limit on how many people can be up on the bridge at one time, but Public Works Director Adam Haberman told the Press & Dakotan events that bring a lot of people onto the bridge, such as fireworks shows during the Fourth of July and Riverboat Days, were factored in. September 22 Holly Mines and Jackson Somsen were named the 2017 Yankton High School Pioneer Days Homecoming King and Queen. Other royalty candidates included Jessica Delvaux, Amanda Haas, Ane Knoff, Anna Savey, Cooper Kuchta, Tate O’Hara, Trevor Rafferty and Ray Wermers. They will be featured in today’s (Friday) homecoming parade, to be held in downtown Yankton beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Bucks host Huron at the newly renovated Crane-Youngworth Field tonight. September 28 The University of South Dakota President Jim Abbott announced he will retire June 30, 2018, after 21 years at the helm. The Irene/ Yankton native is USD’s 17th president, the only alumnus to serve as president and the second longest-serving president in the university’s 155-year history. Yankton’s Sack Pack program is taking on two new titles: one as Yankton Food for Thought and the other as winner of the First National Bank 2017 Community First award. The Community First awards recognize and celebrate nonprofit organizations that con-
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