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January 30, 2018 • Page 10 Yankton’s first state bowling tournament since 1978. Palmer and his wife, Deb, have owned the bowling center since 2012. As many as 2,400 entrants may compete in the upcoming South Dakota State USBC Open Bowling Tournament. March 14 Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she’s running for Congress. The first-term Republican announced her campaign yesterday. The incumbent, Republican Kristi Noem, is running for governor. March 18 Dr. Kenneth Halverson, longtime physician and leading advocate for mental health care, died earlier this week at the age of 88. He was one of the founders of Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health. He was a surgeon with the Yankton Medical Clinic until retiring in 1997. He was named Yankton’s Citizen of the Year in 1999. He was also one of the founder of the Habitat for Humanity organization in Yankton at which he volunteered frequently. Yankton’s JCPenney’s is one of 138 stores nationwide that will be closed this summer according to the retail’s corporate headquarters. March 20 Chuck Berry died at the age of 90 on Saturday. The Rock N Roll legend had several hits including “Roll Over Beethoven,” ‘’School Day” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.” Among his other songs: “Memphis,” ‘’Nadine,” ‘’Let it Rock,” ‘’Almost Grown” and the racy novelty number “My Ding-ALing,” which topped the charts in 1972, his only No. 1 single. April 6 The Yankton Payless Store will be closing due to the company filing bankruptcy. They are closing 400 stores nationwide. For the second time this month the Yankton Mall will be losing another long-time retailer. Don Rickles, 90 died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles, California, he was 90. He was one of the greatest stand-up come- shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com dians of our times. April 8 Dr. Wayne Kindle recently received the Frank Yaggie Award and the Cornerstone Award by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce at the annual Chamber banquet. This is the first year the two awards were combined into a single honor. April 12 There will be a fresh face on the Yankton City Commission, along with a couple of familiar faces after yesterday election. Incumbent Jake Hoffner was the top vote getter followed by incumbent Chris Ferdig and newcomer Stephanie Moser. Two-term commissioner Craig Sommer came in fourth place and challenger Tara Gill finished in fifth. April 20 Fox News has fired Bill O’Reilly amid reports of harassment. He has been one of the stations most popular reporter for the last 20 years. Advertisers were pulling their ad campaigns.O’Reilly denies any wrongdoing. FormerNFL Player New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez hung himself at the maximum security prison outside Boston. He was serving a life without parole sentence for a 2013 murder. Just last week he was aquitted in a separate murder case. Officials are investigating his death. Dr. Jay Hubner and John Hagemann both recorded a hole in one last week at the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. Its rare for someone to do it on the same day but just minutes apart on adjacent holes, both men also used a six iron. April 24 Former Happy Days star Erin Moran died from stage four cancer, she was 56. She was most famous for playing Joanie Cunningham on the TV sitcom Happy Days and the spin off Joanie Loves Chachi. May 4 The Yankton School District recently held its annual recognition banquet honoring the years of service of teachers in the district. They also use the banquet to honor the teacher of the year. This year, high school English teacher Jill Mikkelsen was chosen for the honor. May 8 Longtime Yankton doctor and patient advocate Dr. Mary Milroy who served as a surgeon at the Yankton Medical Clinic and specialized in breast cancer surgery and treatment is retiring, her last day was Friday. 31 YEARS IN BUSINESS 31 YEARS IN BUSINESS 34 YEARS IN BUSINESS 35 YEARS IN BUSINESS 35 YEARS IN BUSINESS 36 YEARS IN BUSINESS 36 YEARS IN BUSINESS 36 YEARS IN BUSINESS June 1 In January, HHS created the Federal Inmate Dog Obedience (FIDO) program, which allows inmates at the FPC to train dogs that are available for adoption. The FPC has been working with HHS for several years through its community service program, in which inmates work at various businesses in the Yankton community. Through FIDO, highenergy dogs that come to HHS are housed at the FPC with 2-3 inmates for an eight-week period. During this time, the inmates teach the dogs basic obedience commands like “sit,” “stay” and “down.” They also teach the dogs house and door manners, as well as how to behave on a leash. The program was specifically made for dogs that wouldn’t find homes as easily as others. Yankton’s Summer Food Service May 17 A Yankton man faces seven charges related to a string of church burglaries in northern Yankton County that took place last March. Jeremy Ray Bickett, 41, was arrested by Yankton June 14 The Yankton County Planning Commission faced strong emotions from an overflow crowd last night, especially the three proposed barns near Mission Hill. An estimated 100 persons packed the 60-seat commission room, with an overflow crowd filling the front lobby at the start of the meeting. The crowd represented a mixture of opponents to construc¬tion of the proposed Mission Hill barns as well as those supporting the project or attending as hog producers. Yankton County Planning Commission approved all seven requests for conditional-use permits. The Planning Commission gave the green light this week for the construction of three barns for Karl and Nancy Schenk, one for Craig Johnson and three for Jay Cutts. 605-665-3719 M-F 10-8 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-6 • (605) 665-1175 • Toll Free: 1-888-665-1175 2409 E. HWY 50 • Yankton, SD 57078 YEARS IN BUSINESS Troy Kabella Harry Lane, Electrical Contractor 605-665-6612 • Commercial • Residential • Farm Wiring • Prompt Service • Quality Work • Competitive Prices New Construction or Remodeling Christensen’s Radiator & Repair Tune Ups • Brakes • Cooling Systems Trailer Hitches & Accessories General Repair & Diagnostics Dan & Dean Christensen 1918 Locust • Yankton, SD 665-3549 Battery Exchange, L.L.C. 1912 SD Hwy. 314 (west on 9th Street) • Yankton, SD 605-665-8447 Premium Best Transport Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted PO Box 857, 1501 Wek Rd. 800-359-4084 Yankton, SD 57078 Fax: 605-665-0162 premiumbestransport@gmail.com Edwards Construction Robert W. Edwards, owner/operator Home Improvement Builder/Remodeler 131 Stackerl Ave. • Yankton, SD 57078 • (605)665-8651 “Where you are more than just a customer!” “We Service While You Shop!” You complete tire and automotive service center. Phone: 605-665-2552 www.tmayankton.com Yankton Mall • Yankton, SD Dakota Archery & Outdoor Sports “Where the Buck Stops & The Hunter Shops” June 12 Adam West known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film, his career spanned seven decades died Friday, he was 88. June 13 The Northern part of Yankton county received up 5 inches of rain and nearly 2 inch hail yesterday. Yankton’s vehicles-for-hire ordinance is get¬ting a minor tweak. The Liberty Mobility ride-sharing service is set to begin operations next month, the Yankton City Commission took action on updating its vehicles-forhire-ordinance regarding the ap¬plication process. 2401 Broadway • Yankton 21 is back and it’s gotten bigger. In addition to serving lunch at its original site, Webster Elementary School, the Yankton School District (YSD) has added Stewart Elementary School to the program. State Senate Democratic Leader Billie Sutton has thrown his hat into the Governors race. Sutton has served in the state Senate since 2011, representing District 21 in south central South Dakota but term limits prevent him from running again. May 23 Roger Moore, 89, star of seven of the James Bond films died today. May 10 A number of city and construction officials were on hand on the east side of Yankton’s 1972 water treatment facility near the Meridian Bridge to break ground on a $34 million water purification facility expansion that will utilize new technologies to stay ahead of changing regulations. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey yesterday in the midst of an FBI investigation into wheterh Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the election that sent him to the White House. Comey has been under scrutiny for his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices. YEARS IN BUSINESS YEARS IN BUSINESS May 19 Pete Brownlee, the newly elected NRA President was in Yankton to discuss bringing more people back to hunting . He took part in a meeting of the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports, held at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. The sport of air rifles is growing fast, and The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center is hoping to capitalize on it. While Yankton’s archery complex has hosted air rifle programs for several years, the complex is gearing up to build a 20,000-square-foot addition that, among other things, would allow for air rifle ranges and could facilitate tournaments in the future. Bruce Cull said he expects construction to begin within the next month, with completion by the end of the year. May 9 William “Duke” and Peg Ellingson were chosen as the 2017 Riverboat Days Captain and Belle. Riverboat Days is set for August 18-20 in Yankton. Jake Hoffner was chosen as the new mayor of Yankton at yesterday’s Yankton City Commission meeting. Stephanie Moser was sworn in as a new commissioner along with incumbents Jake Hoffner andChris Ferdig. A construction crew began work this week on tearing down the 90 year old Crane-Youngworth Field grandstand, which is part of the larger renovation project for the field. 19 24 County deputies on Tuesday. Chris Kassin, is the new athletic director at Mount Marty College. Kassin replaces Chuck Iverson, who will become assistant athletic director as he transitions toward retirement. Kassin officially takes over on July 1. 2305 East Hwy. 50 Yankton, SD 605-665-8340 Open Every Night Until 9 PM LEISURE WORLD 1900 Broadway, North Hwy. 81, Yankton, SD 57078 • 605-665-1240 2500 S. 13th, South Hwy. 81 • Norfolk, NE 68701 • 402-371-8425 www.leisureworldsd.com Heating & Cooling 605-665-9461 • 2401 Broadway Suite #3, Yankton, SD 57078 June 15 Sister Maribeth Wentzlaff has been a well-known figure of Sacred Heart Monastery (SHM) and Mount Marty College (MMC) as the director of Campus Ministry for years. Earlier this month, Wentzlaff was installed as the 14th prioress of SHM. She preceded S. Penny Bingham, who completed her six-year term in of¬fice. Wentzlaff, who will also hold a six-year term as prioress, will be the spiritual and corporate leader of the Yankton Benedictines. June 19 Sailors from across the country and some from outside the U.S. have flocked to Yankton. The event that will bring hundreds of visitors to town. “It’s a perennial favorite,” said Ben Wells, the media coordinator with the Hobie Class Association, which will hold its Hobie 16/20 North American Championships at Lewis & Clark Lake this week. June 20 One year after taking the position, the Human Services Center (HSC) administrator announced his resignation Monday. Troy Jones took the reins as head of the state-run mental health facility in Yankton in May 2016. He previously served as the executive/hospital administrator at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute. June 21 The Erickson/Bye Farms was honored Tuesday night at the annual Ag Gala, sponsored by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Committee. The event was held at the Kiwanis 4-H Youth Activities Center and Alcoa Arena in Yankton. The Erickson farm dates back to Norwegian settlers. The farm was homesteaded between 1864 and 1866, preceding South Dakota statehood in 1889. June 27 After three years at the helm, Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) president John Kramer has resigned. No one was injured after an empty grain train derailed between Gayville and Mission Hill earlier this week. Amy McBeth, regional director of public affairs with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) told the Press & Dakotan that at around 11:40 a.m. Monday, six cars of a 114car grain train derailed west of Gayville near the intersection of 310th St. and 448th Ave. The train was empty at the time of derailment. McBeth said there is no estimate on damages or timeline on reopening the line. June 28 MMC Athletic Director Chuck Iverson introduced Cody Schilling as the school’s ninth men’s basketball coach during the press conference held at the Cyber Café on the MMC campus. Schilling comes to MMC after working as the lead trainer at Warwick Workouts and the director of Avera Select Basketball out of Sioux Falls. Jane Adamson has retired after forty five years in credit collection service. Friday marks her last day as office supervisor at Credit Collection Services (CCS), a business her parents, Bill and Edith Pike, founded in the 1940s. Adamson’s husband, Greg, had also worked at CCS for many years before retiring in 2014. June 29 ABC and BPI have announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” July 6 Applicants for seven hog confinement conditional-use permits and six variances will have to produce more information before they can proceed any further with their plans. The Yankton County Commission, acting as the board of adjustment, voted 4-1 to send a conditional-use permit (CUP) for Karl Schenk for a hog confinement facility back to the county’s planning & zoning board. Commissioner Raymond Epp provided the lone nay vote. July 11 Seven hog facility permit applications that have generated controversy in Yankton County recently have been withdrawn by the applicants. All seven applications submitted by Karl Schenk, Craig Johnson and Jay Cutts for concentrated animal feeding operations in the Mission Hill-Gayville area were withdrawn yesterday. July 13 Yankton High School head football coach Arlin Likness was inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association (SDHSCA) Hall of Fame during a banquet in Mitchell. Likness, who began coaching in Yankton in 1994, boasts a career record of 257-94 Christopher Wray was sworn in by the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to his confirmation hearing to be FBI Director yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Former President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital yesterday after becoming dehydrated while building a house in Canada for the Habitat for Humanity. The 92-year-old president was taken to the hospital in Winnipeg. July 17 The Orthopedic Institute in Yankton is opening an urgent orthopedic care clinic called OI NOW in Yankton on July 3. It will be located at 1101 S. Broadway in Morgen Square where Orthopedic Institute has had a clinic at this location since May 2007. Donations are being sought by the Yankton County Historic Preservation Commission to help erect a memorial for a onetime resident who rose to become South Dakota’s governor nearly a century ago. The historical marker will memorialize the 10th governor of South Dakota, William H. McMaster. McMaster, a liberal Republican, was South Dakota’s governor from 19211925. He arrived in Yankton in 1901 to work as a cashier at the Security State Bank in Gayville. July 20 Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday. The 80-yearold Republican has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. July 21 O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. July 25 Two people are dead and six injured after a car struck several pedestrians outside of the Alcester Care and Rehabilitation Center yesterday. According to the Highway Patrol, the car hit seven people who were coming out of the building. The group was a mixture of center employees and residents. The driver was also injured. An 81-yearold woman, had pulled into a driveway area near the building when witnesses say the driver unintentionally stepped on the gas instead of the brakes, sending the car into the building. Names of the eight people have not yet been released. The female driver is one of the six that were injured. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that he will appoint Magistrate Judge Chris S. Giles
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