Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Adult Summer Reading Program at Yankton Community Library

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Escape The Ordinary is the theme of the Yankton Community Library’s 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program. We have new programs on the calendar as well as a few popular programs from the past.

We’ll kick off the summer with a Big Bang Theory Trivia Night on Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. Register as a team of two or as an individual and we will pair you with another person that evening. Come in a Big Bang Theory related costume and earn an instant reward! Prizes will be awarded throughout the game. There is no cost for this program but all participants must pre-register by May 30.

On June 9, 6:30 p.m., Arthur L. Rusch, author of County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota, will talk about how he researched and wrote his book, using a PowerPoint presentation depicting historical courthouses throughout the state.

A special feature of the adult program is a reading Tic-Tac-Toe card. Each time you read a book from specially chosen categories, you can record the book on the card. When you’ve filled your card, you will receive a prize and be entered into our grand prize giveaway.

The 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to all adults with programs, prizes, and special events. The adult program begins on June 1 and runs through July 31.

Registration is now open and reading begins on June 1. Register and pick up your reading card and our calendar of events at the circulation desk. For more information, call the library at 668-5276.

City of Yankton Advisory Boards and Commissions Openings

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day

The Board of City Commissioners is seeking Yankton residents to fill openings on the various City of Yankton Advisory Boards and Commissions. The openings for 2015 include:

• Three vacancies on the Planning Commission
• Two vacancies on the Yankton Community Library Board
• Two vacancies on the Park Advisory Board
• Two vacancies on the Fox Run Golf Advisory Board
• One vacancy on the Airport Advisory Board

Anyone who is interested in filling one of the openings should submit a letter of interest to the Mayor and Board of City Commissioners including your reason for wanting to serve on the respective board or commission. Letters may be sent to:

c/o City Manager’s Office
P.O. Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078

The deadline for these inquires is May 29, 2015.

School Supplies Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day

Yankton Kiwanis is collecting used and new school supplies for the children of Haiti. They need crayons, pencils, markers, colored pencils, erasers or any school supplies you no longer need or want. Just place them in the boxes. Boxes are located at Slumberland, Ace Hardware, Hy-Vee and Clarks Rentals. If you need someone to pick them up contact Jana at 660-2858, DW at 660-7777 or Peggy at 661-6531

Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - All Day

The World Archery Youth Championships June 6-14 are just around the corner and we could really use your help!!!!

The easiest way to look at the jobs and shifts available is check out under the REGISTRATION tab you will find VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION. You can sort the information by job description or by day depending on what you are looking for. Several people find a job they want to do and then volunteer doing it for a couple of shifts. Others have a more limited schedule and search for a job within a specific timeframe.

2 of the jobs that we really need help with are A’viands Constants Station and Volunteer Central Assistant.
• The Constants job consists of keeping the constant table clean and well stocked. Constants are food items that are served at every meal, as in they are constantly available.
• The Volunteer Assistant position helps check in the volunteers, verify waivers, hand out t-shirts. (This job has no interaction with the archers and is under the direct supervision of NFAA staff.)

If you interested there are also several openings for Field Set-up. In this job you will be under the direct supervision of someone who knows a lot about archery and will give you a specific task to complete on the field. You will be close to the action and able to watch the archers compete.

Take the time and look over the 40 different job descriptions to find something that you would enjoy. We have something for everyone. All you need to volunteer is a positive attitude and a smile!

This community event is needing more volunteers than any event in recent history. Thank you for volunteering and sharing this with your friends and family. Feel free to call Kacey (260-9279) or Nancy (660-0438) if you need assistance signing up.


Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - All Day

After much needed rain lawns are green up all around the Yankton community. Remember, overgrown grass and weeds aren’t just unsightly; they’re a violation of city ordinance. Lawns, boulevards, and ditches must be maintained at 8 inches or lower and free of noxious weeds. Weeds must be cut or chemically treated. For more information visit or call 605-668-5251.


Monday, May 25th 2015 - All Day at Cramer-Kenyon Home
509 Pine Street

The Board of Directors of the Cramer-Kenyon Historic Home, located at 509 Pine Street in Yankton, is proud to announce that the 2015 touring season will officially open on Memorial Day Monday, May 25th. Built in the late 1870’s and first occupied in the 1880’s, this Eastlake Stick Style home occupies a place on the Historic Register and has been a source of inspiration for visitors since the mid-1970’s

The home is named in honor of Nelson J. and Alice Bullfinch Cramer who lived there from 1890 until their deaths in 1916 and 1929. The house then went to Mr. Cramer’s great-niece, Esther Kenyon who lived there with her husband, Herbert, and family until his death in 1972. Most of the furnishings in the home belonged to either the Cramer’s or the Kenyon’s and have been carefully safeguarded over the years so that they maintain their original magnificent Victorian elegance.

During the season, tours are given of the entire historic home including the basement with its winter fish pond, the attic which was the living quarters for the house help during the time the Cramer and Kenyon families lived there, and the two richly appointed levels which comprise the rooms which the family inhabited from 1890 forward. The carriage house is also on the tour list, as is the gazebo and, of course, the gardens which feature flowers and bushes reminiscent of the era in which the home was occupied by the Cramer and Kenyon families.

Some improvements to enhance the comfort of visitors have been added. The front steps have been rebuilt as has the entrance door leading into the east-facing family covered porch. There is, of course, a lift at the west side of the house for our visitors who have difficulty with steps. At your first visit you will meet our Tour Guide/Caretaker, Veronica, who will enthrall you with the family’s stories.

After opening weekend, regular tours are held Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day from 1:00 until 4:00 PM; a small fee of $7 for adults and $2 for children 6-12 is asked, with children under 5 admitted free. For large group tours, please call the caretaker of the Home at (605) 665-7470. Arrangements can also be made for small receptions and parties by calling that number. Take a step back in time and enjoy the sweetness of the past with a visit to 509 Pine Street in Yankton – the historic Cramer-Kenyon Home.

Memorial Day Dinner

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Annual memorial Day Dinner will be on Monday , May 25th at the Geddes Multi-Purpose building. Serving from 11am-1pm. Serving broasted chicken, roast beef, cheesy hashbrowns, buns, whipped fruit salad, macaroni salad, desserts and drinks.
Adults are $10.00 8 and under $5.00 and 2 and under free. Sponsored by the Geddes Civic Club.

Union County Historical Society hosts Memorial Day celebration

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Union County Museum
707 W. Main St

On May 25 the Union County Historical Society will host a Memorial Day celebration at the Union County Museum located at 707 W. Main St. in Elk Point, SD.

The main feature will be the South Dakota’s Fallen Hero’s traveling display.

A patriotic program will begin at noon with Joy Hemmingson as vocalist followed by a Civil War presentation by Phillip Peterson.

The museum will be open during this event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free will offering meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. consisting of taverns, beans, chips, rhubarb crisp, cookies and a drink.

Please be sure to attend this event as there are now many items have been added to the museums displays inside the main house and in the north display barn.

Due to limited parking, please park at the Immanuel Lutheran Church parking lot, just east of the museum, and you will be transported to the museum grounds. Those will disabilities will be allowed to park near the museum.

Be sure to attend this event as we will be honoring those that have served years ago up until present.

Tip Night Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sioux City’s HOSA chapter will be doing several fundraisers. HOSA stands for Health Occupations students of America. We are a student based group and we compete in different medical competitions, attend seminars, and take medical classes to benefit our futures. We just attended our state conference and since we all placed we will be going to compete in Nationals!

Nationals is in Anaheim California this year and we are fundraising to make it there! With hotel costs, competition fees, air fare, food, and everything else we all need to raise $2,000 to go. We have quite a few fundraising days in the next few months- the dates are:

May 26th- Pizza Ranch tip night at Floyd location- Sioux City 4-8:15pm

We also have a GoFundMe page set up if you would like to check it out:
We also have a twitter page: @SiouxCityHOSA
And if you would like to read more about HOSA here is a link to the HOSA page explaining our mission:

4-H Farm Safety Day Camp

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Pine Acres Fairgrounds
901 Whiting Drive

Youth ages 8 to 15 can come to this free camp. From 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, May 27th, youth will be able to learn in 9 safety sessions. Session topics include: electricity, first aid, animal safety, machinery safety, ATV safety, and more!

Call the Yankton County Extension office at 665-3387 by May 22nd to register.

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