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January 28, 2020 • Page 16 former member of the Yankton Swim Team. June 15 Doug Gurney and his son Tyler share a passion for umpiring softball games from youth up to NCAA Division II College. Doug’s wife Lynne has coached and umpired softball for many years and his daughter May, is a former college player and coach. Tyler followed in his parents footsteps and has become a respected umpire at every level from youth to NCAA Division II also. Doug has been umpiring softball for three decades. June 19 South Dakota, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds announced his wife Jean is beginning treatment for cancer. He was diagnosing with a malignant high grade aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. Jean will be undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota next week. June 22 Judith Krantz, 91, died today. A writer whose million-selling novels such as “Scruples” and “Princess Daisy” engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful. July 1 Volin native Jonathan Hult is the new Crofton Police Chief. He started his position in May. One man had died after a result of a motorcycle –vehicle accident yesterday afternoon. The 55 year old male motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet. The 16 year old female driver of the car was not injured, she was wearing a seatbelt. Charges are pending. July 2 The iconic Kip’s Inn Neo-Lectra star sign topper is being restored and installed a Tastee Treet Drive In. Mark Bierle of Yankton bought the sign and had it restored at Love Signs of Norfolk, Nebraska. He launched a GoFundMe page to help pay for fixing the start and also solicited for potential locations via social and traditional media. The official lighting will be during Riverboat Days in August. July 3 Kevin Haug, 44, of Fordyce, NE faces attempted murder charges in connection with an alleged knife attack yesterday at a Fordyce residence. He allegedly used two different knives during an early morning attack on another man at the residence and then fled the scene setting of a manhunt in Cedar County, Nebraska and Yankton. July 5 A Yankton man has been identified as the person who died from his injuries in a motorcycle –vehicle accident on June 27 in Yankton. James Schirmacher was not wearing a helmet and suffered life-threatening injuries. 38 YEARS IN BUSINESS shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com A 16 year old Yankton girl was driving the car; the South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. The water being released at Gavins Point Dam will remain above average for the summer and the fall due to the heavy rainfall in South Dakota and Nebraska. The current releases are at 70,000 cfs, which is twice the average release for this time of year. July 8 The 2019 WNAX/Tri-State Old Iron Tractor Ride will be held on Thursday, this is the 13th year of the event it will include a memorial ride in memory or Rodger Harts, one of the people who founded this event and was President of the club since 2006. July 9 Former Yankton County employee Denise Wubben has filed a lawsuit against Yankton County and recently elected county commissioner Dan Klimisch. Wubben claims her February termination was done without due process of law and in violation of Yankton county policy. Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. The 68 year old financier who socialized with some of the world’s most powerful people was charge in a newly unsealed federal indictment with sex trafficking and conspiracy during the early 2000’s. He could get up to 45 years if convicted. Some of Epstein’s powerful friends include President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew. July 16 A woman from Omaha, Nebraska was arrested after climbing Mount Rushmore making it about 15 feet from the top of the 5,725ft. tall granite mountain. She plead guilty in federal court in Rapid City, she was given a $1,000 fine and a $30 fee. July 17 John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court Justice died at 99. He was on the court for nearly 35 years. July 19 Bruce Cull, of Yankton was named to the South Dakota Transportation Commission by Governor Kristi Noem. Cull replaces Ralph Marquardt who has served on the commission under two previous governors Mike Rounds and Dennis Daugaard. July 20 50 Years ago today marks the first ever landing on the moon. The crew of Apollo 11 included Commander Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin Jr. Iran seized a British oil tanker yesterday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, which intensified tension in the area that has become filled with tension between Tehran and the West. Owen Warren, a sophomore at Yankton High School finished third in the 182 pound weight class of the 16 and under Greco Roman competition of the USA Wrestling USMC Cadet and Junior National Championships held in Fargo, North Dakota. In over a two day span he got eight straight victories. July 22 Yankton’s Baseball Association program features 15 sets of brothers, a total of 31 players between six teams this season. The brothers include Keagan and Wyatt Holmstrom; Bradley and Chase Howe, Lucas and Sam Kampshoff; Kaden and Kieren Luellman; Paul and Tony McGlone; Matthew and Michael Mors; Cayden, Payton, Colton, Landon Potts; Dylan and Tyson Prouty; Drew and Mac Ryken; Rex and Rugby Ryken; Conner and Hunter Teichroew; Austin and Keenan Wagner; Ethan and Owen Wishon; Cameron, Cohen and Collin Zahrbock. July 23 The Yankton Youth Soccer Association officially has a home. They will be purchasing 45 acres of land from the 4030 Foundation that will then be transferred to the city for potential development in exchange for a 99 year lease on the 33 acres of city owned property to the YYSA for a soccer complex. The 4030 Foundation was founded by Dr. Luke Serck, Dr. Jesse Kampshoff and Dr. Ryan Garry, who all practice at the Yankton Medical Clinic and will retain ownership of and access to the old HSC barn. July 24 A Second man has been indicted in connection with the death of Phyllis Hunhoff last November. On July 18, Ramon Simpson of Norfolk, Nebraska and Joseph James as co-defendants in the Hunhoff case. Hunhoff disappeared on November 4 returning home from her mother’s home outside of Utica. Her body was found days later in her burned car on the Santee Sioux Reservation. Kevin Haug of Fordyce, Nebraska is scheduled to appear in court on an attempted murder charge related to an alleged multiple stabbing of another man. July 25 Kevin Haug will be held on a $1 million bond in connection with the alleged July 2 knife attack. He faces five felony charges related to the alleged stabbing of James Olson at a Fordyce, Nebraska residence. He also faces other charges for a June incident on previous drug charges. The World Indoor Archery Championship is set to start tomorrow at the archery center. The three day tournament has over 400 archers registered. July 27 The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap into billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of his border wall with Mexico. The court said he can use the money from the Defense Department. This will allow the President to make good on his campaign promise to build a wall. July 31 Mount Marty College will be joining the Great Plains Athletic Conference for football starting in 2021. Mike Woodley would be the first head coach. August 2 Josh Svatos has resigned as president of the Regional Technical Education Center. He will be working as a production manager for a Yankton manufacturer. He has helped develop RTEC into a major career training and workforce development site. August 5 Mount Marty College is nearing complete of the renovations of the Laddie E. Cimpl Arena. The 31 year old home of the athletic department will look very different. Two new logos displaying “Charlie Bender Court” reflect the $1million dollar donation from his family. Twenty nine people are dead after two different massacres over the weekend. There was a mass shooting inside an El Paso, Texas Walmart 20 people were killed and 26 injured before police took a 21 year old man from the Dallas area into custody. In a second incident in Dayton, Ohio nine people were killed and 27 injured in a downtown nightclub. The gunman was fatally shot by responding police. Three generations of the Tramp family will be playing in the Hillcrest Pro-Am this year. Jim, Jason and Jace Tramp. August 8 The Yankton County Commission has eliminated the former zoning administrator position; instead they created a new development services director. The Commissioners unanimously passed the motion authorizing the new job. The development services director will work with zoning and economic development, along with serving as a commissioner assistant. August 10 The man accused of last weekend’s deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in El Pasco, Texas confessed to officers while he was surrendering that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities said. He told them he entered the store with an AK47 assault rifle and multiple magazines. 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Mount Marty College was also gifted the athletic field property north of the park. August 13 Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide death in jail over the weekend doesn’t mean his co-conspirators “should not rest easy” the victims deserve justice, and they will get it said Attorney General William Barr. Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in New York. Federal prosecutors said possible charges may come against anyone who assisted or enabled him to sexually abuse underage girls. August 14 A regional UPS package distribution center is coming to Yankton. The building permit’s valuation is $3.7 million and the center will be located in the 2600 block of E. 15th St. the contractor is listed as Olaf Anderson General Contractors of Fargo, North Dakota. August 15 The Yankton School District installed a new driver alert system on the back of the district school busses. There will also be more in-town school bus stops which will be ready to roll out when the new school year begins. The new tech will alert drivers behind the school busses to stop and not pass while students are unloading. By law, all school busses must have an extendable blinking red stop sign mounted on the driver’s side of the bus to remind motorists that they must stop until the school bus driver retract the stop arm. August 16 The Mead Cultural Education Center has more than 25 pieces of art on display. The artwork was part of Dr. Leonard C Mead’s attempt to have the wards feel like home. With changes to the HSC property much of the artwork was in storage. In the 1980’s, John A. Day who served as dean of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota worked with the hospital and the state of South Dakota to acquire the remaining artwork and take it to the USD Art Department. Day discovered more than 200 pieces had been on display at the hospital. Day helped pitch the idea of bringing the artwork back to HSC. Peter Fonda, 79 died today. The actor was the son of Hollywood legend Henry Fonda and became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counterculture classic “Easy Rider.” August 17 Several members of the Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton are celebrating their jubilee anniversaries. Sister Erin Colgan, 25 years; Sister Francine Streff, 25 years; Sister Mary Kay Panowicz, 50 years; Sister Barbara McTague, 50 years; Sister Patricia Ann Toscano, 50 years; Sister Paulette Larsen, 60 years; Sister Kevin (Patricia) Irwin, 70 years; Gar• Plumbing 75 Sister Jane Frances Lyle, cia, years; Sister Wilma 80 Service • Backhoe years. • Sewer and Drain medical examiner The New York Cleaning 703 Burleigh, Yankton, SD 605-665-4322 has ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s Burleigh • Yankton,SD • • 605-665-4322 • Septic Tank Pumping death Roy Wilcox YEARS IN BUSINESS 45 August 12 This week is the last time swimmers will be using the “Fantle Memorial Park Swimming Pool” The pool is 70 years old. The pool is being replaced by “The Huether Family Aquatics Center”. When the pool closes at 5pm a special guest will swim the final lap at the pool. Duke Ellingson, a former Yankton City Commissioner has had a connection to the pool since almost day one. He has been going to the pool since he was four years old. Ellingson says it is the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Dive In Yankton was instrumental in helping bring about a new aquatic center. Agent Kopetsky’s kopetskysace.com 200 W 4th ST Yankton, SD 57078 Bus 605 665 7140 Fax 605 668 0814 roy.d.wilcox.b6fp@statefarm.com www.roywilcox.com Come see our fitness equipment selection! We carry the following: 2404 Broadway, Yankton, SD • 260-2813 46 Becker Body Shop Complete Body Repair YEARS IN BUSINESS Glass Installation/Paintless Dent Removal Charles Becker - Owner 1702 Broadway Yankton, SD 57078 Phone: 605-665-5925 a suicide. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell on August 10. He was found with a bedsheet around his neck. Jail guards at Epstein’s unit failed to check on him every half hour, as required and are suspected of falsifying log entries saying they had. August 20 A year ago this weekend Kip Kinsley returned to his hometown and won “Yankton’s Best Tri” a grueling test of combined running, biking and swimming. A day after his win the 25 year old passed away. His parents Jon and Shelly Kinsley learned later he suffered from a previously unknown condition that caused a fatal arrhythmia. His family is starting the “Kipp Kinsley Memorial 5K” scheduled for Friday night. They also started the Kipp Foundation, which raises money for a number of causes. August 23 Michael Schumacher was chosen as Yankton’s 2019 Arts Advocate of the Year. He has help organize many concerts in the community. He has brought life and soul back to the AME Allen Chapel with the Little White Church Concert Series. August 24 Mount Marty College has unveiled a new rebranding campaign that features a new institutional and athletic logos, new website address. The focus is on the college’s double “M” name and focuses on their relationship with Yankton. The new logo features two “M’s” inside a shield, with a lance tip underneath and a Benedictine cross at the top. August 27 Lisa Anderson of Yankton has filed a civil lawsuit against Derrik and Douglas Nelson and their family business Nelson Farms. Anderson alleges the Nelson is responsible for her daughter Jessi Anderson’s death. Jessi Anderson died in June of 2017 as the result of an ATV crash. August 28 Highway crews are working to get Highway 12 west of Niobrara open again. Because of flood damages, the highway between Niobrara and Verdel has been closed since March. This week the two bridges have been repaired and the highway has been reopened. August 29 After 15 years the permit fees in Yankton County are on the rise. Starting September 1 the new fees schedule goes into effect. Yankton County Commission Chair Dan Klimisch said research was done on the cost of doing business is more than the current amount being charged. Former Yankton High School guidance counselor John Cornette, has died he was 85. He was at YHS from the mid 1960’s until 2000. He saw many changes in his department throughout the years. He implemented the honors and GED programs. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has sent a request to the White House for two additional presidential disaster declarations to cover the $11 million in additional damage. This would cover damages in 31 counties and three Native American Reservations. August 30 Mumps have made an appearance in the Yankton area. There have been confirmed cases in South Dakota but this is the first in Yankton County. The South Dakota Department of Health is contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Organizers Mike and Lori Roinstad are preparing for the inaugural Yankton Air Show this weekend. Jake and Sandy Hoffner and other volunteers are cohosting the event. Jake got the ball rolling for the inaugural air show. There will be VIP tickets to attend the practice run, pizza party, both days of the air show, catered lunches and snacks in the VIP hangar, Saturday night banquet at which the pilots will make an appearance and mingle with the attendees. The air show is set for August 31 and September 1 at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport in Yankton. Valerie Harper, 80, died today of cancer. She scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s. August 31 James Duke has been selected as the Special Olympics Volunteer of the Years. He has been involved since January of 2000 when his son Kyle began to participate in Special Olympics. He has a passion for the athletes to succeed in the sports and their personal lives. He has assisted with many events and fundraisers both locally and with the state. September 3 The skies cleared on Sunday afternoon so people could enjoy the inaugural air show at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport. Approximately 2,500 people attended the event. There were wing walkers Carol Pilon and the Third Strike Wingwalking, acrobatic pilot Stephan Covington “the immortal Red Baron” Gene Soucy “Mr. Airshow”; Matt Younkins, Vanguard Squadron, Misty Blue’s All Women Skydiving Team. Locals also had their planes out on display. September 5 When he left office as Sioux Falls mayor, Yankton native Mike Huether had gained enough experiences to write a book — so he did. Huether announced the release of his book, “Serve. Lead. Win!” during a press conference. He will hold a book sign-
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