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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com March 19 The body of Tamara LaFaramboise, of Yankton who has been missing has been found. Part of her body was recovered in a Michigan township. A Yankton man Stephen Falkenberg, 44 has been arrested and charged in her death. March 20 The body of Tamara LaFarmboise was dismembered. She had been reported missing by her family. March 22 Rep. Dusty Johnson was in town to survey the damage caused by the flood. He toured the flood damage are with Yankton City Manager Amy Leon, Public Works Directory Adam Haberman and Mayor Nathan Johnson. Stephen Falkenberg made his first court appearance in Yankton on Thursday. He is being charged with one count of second degree murder relating to the death of Tamara LaFramboise. The charge carries a penalty of “no lesser sentence” than life in prison. March 23 Abel Hernandez of Yankton was sentenced to three years’ probation and a fine of $1,250 for killing a bald eagle. He was also ordered to perform 300 hours of community service. March 25 Beresford author Chris Wevik is hoping to shed light on South Dakota cold cases including Tammy Haas of Yankton in her new book. She wants to put a face on these people and help people understand their deaths or circumstances. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity for victims likely the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault. March 26 The damage from this month’s flooding could be well over $10 million just in town according to city Manager Amy Leon. Resident can call the help line 211 that is a new service being offered in the county. March 29 With this springs massive flooding along the Missouri River, many are blaming the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. They believe the Corps is not doing enough to prevent the floods or placing too much emphasis on other priorities, such as protecting endangered species and preserving barge traffic. April 1 There is a hay convoy on its way to Nebraska. Trucks from North Dakota were filled with bales of hay to aid in the flood relief efforts in Nebraska. Wane Ibarolle of Yankton is retiring after 35 years as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. His son Jarod has taken over for his father Wayne. April 2 Yankton man Stephen Falkenberg, 45, has been indicted for one count of second degree murder by a grand jury in Yankton. The charges stem for the March 1 death of Tamara Laramboise whose body was found in Michigan. Westside Park post Dakota Territorial Museum in now being shaped. City officials held a public input meeting. The city in conjunction with District III will compile all of the ideas and feedback. More rain causes new flooding along the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Heavy rain over the weekend caused another spike in the water levels. Mount Marty College announces the addition of a football program which will begin playing its first varsity game in 2022. This news came five weeks after Mount Marty announced plans for a $15 million athletic fieldhouse that will be completed by the fall of 2020. A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device carrying computer malware briefly gained admission into President Donald Trump’s mar-a-Lago club over the weekend. April 6 Yankton county official are warning travelers to stay off of county roads that are closed due to flooding. April 8 A celebration was held for Ron and Jan Bertsch as Citizens of the Year at the Elks Lodge in Yankton yesterday. This year’s event was rescheduled due to bad weather in February. Senator Mike Rounds placed a ceremonial pin on Vietnam veteran Gary Bartekoske during a ceremony honoring local Vietnam vets. A Yankton man was arrested Saturday morning after police responded to reports of a male with gunshot wound found in the alley between 2nd & Douglas and Capitol St. the man was January 28, 2020 • Page 15 transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police later arrested a suspect, Jameson C. Mitchell on charges of attempted first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. The victim of the weekend shooting has died. Lucas Smith has died as a result of his injuries. An autopsy was conducted on Monday confirming Smith has died of a gunshot wound. First degree homicide as murder. The maximum punishments are life imprisonment or the death penalty. April 10 A mix of old and new faces will make up the Yankton City Commission. Incumbent Amy Miner and newcomer Mason Schramm and Jerry Weber who previously served on the commission were the top vote getters. April 11 Another spring storm, classified as a bomb cyclone will be having a major impact on this area. Both Yankton and Turner counties are under a winter storm warning through Friday. Rain, moderate snow and winds gusting to 45 miles per hour will create dangerous road conditions. April 15 Greg Enright was an assistant manager at Frying’ Pan and he was a patron of Yankton’s Dairy Queen. His love of Dairy Queen led to the position of general manager at the Dairy Queen in Yankton. April 16 A new pellet mill will be in operation by the fall and plans are in place for natural gas and an ethanol plant in the industrial rail park that is also home to Dakota Plains Ag, LLC. Located northwest of Yankton. Yesterday’s fire at the cathedral of Notre Dame threatened one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world. The blasé collapsed the spire and one if its landmark rectangular towers. The cause of the blaze is unknown. The fire is potential linked to the renovation project. April 18 The massive spring flooding this year has caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has be harshly criticized in the wake of the flooding, and at the center of the U.S. Senate hearing demanding that the agency make flood control their top priority. April 19 Beth Anderson a social studies teacher at Yankton Middle School was honored as the 2019 Yankton School District Teacher of the Year, she has been with the school district for the last 19 years. The Mead Cultural Education Center is rededicating the Lewis & Clark exhibit on April 28, thanks in part to grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council and the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, admission is free for the day. Today is the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, in Littleton, Colorado. Twelve students and one teacher died that day and 21 others were wounded. The two shooters took their own lives. death of his 39 year old wife, Marie Noelle Colette Brinker. He faces first degree murder, second degree murder and first degree manslaughter charges. April 30 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation after a two year run. He was the person who appointed Robert Mueller to investigate the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. May 1 Mount Marty College broke ground on the new $15 million Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Fieldhouse. The 100,000 square foot facility is set to be completed next summer. Donohoe was the first lay teacher at the college in the 1930’s her family provided the gift of $1.2 million in her honor and her husband Francis who both had a passion for the college. May 2 Dan Hunhoff of Yankton is helping to lead an effort to bring a detachment of the Marine Corp League to Yankton. A meeting for the organization of the league is set to be held next week. Tension builds between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as Barr faced sharp questioning from Senate Democrats who accuse him of making misleading comments. May 3 Environmental conservation enthusiasts Guy Larson and Jim Pearson are working to build Yankton’s first Sierra Club chapter. They are currently looking for members and have scheduled a preliminary meeting for Monday May 6. The goal is to drum up membership and find out what activities its members are interested in pursuing locally. The Sierra Club’s goal is to protect natural resources in this country and the environment. May 7 Larry Nickles and Jody Johnson have been chosen to be this year’s Captain and Belle for the 2019 riverboat day’s Festivities. This year’s festivities will be held August 16-18. The city of Yankton invites residents to participate in a second master planning meeting involved in the future improvements to Westside Park. The city is aware that some of the amenities at Westside Park need updating and replacing. The museum has moved out and Mount Marty College is using the training field on the north side of the park. A House committee is poised to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress citing the Justice Department‘s failure to provide the full text of the Mueller’s report by Monday’s deadline. 19 YEARS IN BUSINESS 7 19 May 9 The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report. President Trump invoked the principle of executive privilege, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report on Mueller’s probe. ministrator. An 18 year old student at the STEM School Highlands Ranch died a hero. Kendrick Castillo and two other students charged the gunman. Authorities said their act of bravery helped minimize the bloodshed at the attack. A second shooter was captured by an armed security guard. May 23 Governor Kristi Noem said she will not grant clemency to Charles Rhines to stop his execution. Rhines claims jurors were biased against him because his is gay. He was convicted of stabbing 22 year old doughnut shop worker Donnivan Schaefer to death in 1992 during a burglary of the business in Rapid City, South Dakota. May 10 The Yankton Children’s Choir is celebrating their 25 birthday. The choir is open to kids in grades 3-8, by audition only and currently has 22 kids. May 16 Larry Nickles and Jody Johnson have been chosen to be this year’s Captain and Belle for the 2019 riverboat day’s Festivities. This year’s festivities will be held August 16-18. The couple both work closely with the Yankton Fire Department Nickles is the deputy fire chief and Johnson is the safety officer. She also serves as the Yankton County Clerk of Courts. Saturday May 18 is the 75th anniversary of the loss of the submarine USS Scorpion during World War II. The USS Scorpion memorial is located on West Riverside Drive by the Meridian Bridge. May 18 Yankton residents will have a chance next week to see what their future aquatic center will look like. A public open house will be revealing a detailed design of the Huether Family Aquatic Center as well as a timeline of events. May 20 The Yankton American Legion Roy Anderson Post No. 12 turns 100 years old this July. The post is named after Roy Anderson, a member of the 4th South Dakota infantry and a Yankton resident who lost his life in a non-combat related accident on August 2, 1917. May 21 Some parts of the Auld-Brokaw Trail are open but the rest will take time. Overall damages are estimated at around $18 million in the City of Yankton. May 22 Ken Cole has resigned as the administrator at the Human Services Center after only a year in the position. This will be the fourth time since 2011 that the state has been looking for an ad- People’s Choice for 2007 Best 606 E. 8th • Yankton,AUTOMOTIVE SD Mechanic & Former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President. He declared the “Soul of this nation” is at stake. “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation”, “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation-who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch this happen.” April 27 World War II veteran Jim Black of Yankton was recognized for his 75 years as a member of the American Legion, making him the oldest and longest member in the organization. Mount Marty College has hired Todd Lorensen as the new men’s basketball coach. He comes from Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. He replaces Cody Schilling who steps down after two seasons with the Lancers. April 29 The murder and manslaughter trial of a Mitchell man has been moved from Davison County to Yankton County. James Edward Brinker, 40, will be tried in November for the October 2017 YEARS IN BUSINESS 23 YEARS IN BUSINESS 33 YEARS IN BUSINESS 33 YEARS IN BUSINESS 36 YEARS IN BUSINESS 38 YEARS IN BUSINESS May 24 An outbreak of nasty storms that spawned tornadoes left three dead in Jefferson City, Missouri. The tornado cut a path 3 miles long and a mile wide. A Wisconsin man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping 13 year old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jake Patterson, 21, pleads guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. Jayme asked the judge to lock him up forever for what he did to her and her family. The judge called Patterson the “embodiment of evil” before sentencing him to consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release on the homicide charges. He also ordered Patterson to serve 25 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision the kidnapping count. Judge James Babler said “there’s no doubt in my mind you’re one of the most dangerous men to ever walk on this planet.” June 1 The Yankton School District posted an update on the district’s website about the data recovery situation after a destructive cyber incursion two weeks ago. The school was able to recover the PowerSchool data which included grades, attendance and demographics of individual students. June 3 Tia Vlasman won the inaugural Phyllis Hunhoff Memorial Scholarship. She will attend the Uni- June 7 Angela Kennecke of KELO News in Sioux Falls came to Yankton to speak at a Mental Wellness Conference held at Mount Marty College here in Yankton. Angela lost her daughter Emily in May of 2018 to a fatal overdose of fentanyl. She also started a charity know as Emily’s Hope. June 10 Carly Manahan is the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity for the Clay and Yankton counties. She took over the job from Julie Dykstra, who held the position for nearly a decade. She plans to focus on funding and volunteer relations. June 12 The former Yankton Post Office in downtown Yankton has been vacant since 2012, a sign advertising for bids at a public auction was taken down after the Press & Dakotan reached out to them questioning the current status of the building itself. City officials are in the dark over the current ownership of the building, said City Manager Amy Leon. Lew Klein, 91 died today. A broadcast pioneer who helped create “American Bandstand” and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget. June 13 South Dakota National Guard 155th Vertical Engineer Company based in Wagner and Rapid City came to town this week to set up camp at the National Field Archery Association Easton Yankton Archery Complex. Over the next two weeks the unit will assemble three comfort stations, an outdoor classroom and clear the area that was once the city dump for additional archery space. Addison Pietz, 21, a native of Hartington Nebraska has taken over as the new year round head coach for the Yankton Swim Team. She is a former swimmer herself with a career spanning from the youth level up to the college level. She is also a 3609 W. 8th St., Yankton, 605-665-7433 • M-F 8AM-6PM, Sat 8AM-3PM, Sun. Closed YEARS IN BUSINESS IN BUSINESS April 22 YEARS 605-665-8683 605-665-8683 • Open Monday - Saturday Shop Open Monday-Saturday An estimated 416 kids turned out along with their parents and other helpers at the annual Children’s Fishing Derby at the Gavin’s Point National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium. April 26 Jameson Mitchell, 22, of Yankton, entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of first degree homicide as the murder in the death of Lucas Smith. Jason W. Cox will assume the duties of Warden at the Federal Prison Camp Yankton by midJune. He began his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1999. Mike Woodley was introduced as the first head football coach for the Mount Marty College football program. He will officially begin his position on August 1; the first Lancer football game will be in the 2021 season. He started the football program at Grand View University in Iowa’s and they won the national championship in 2013. Visit us to see our fishing boat and pontoon inventory! AUTOMOTIVE 19 The Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up the defenses against potential Iranian threats. The move is to reinforce security in the region. June 6 Today is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944, the day the allies invaded Europe in World War II. 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