Community Calendar

Community Calendar


Gift of Grain

Monday, September 15th 2014 - All Day

A word to our farmers about making a special gift – a gift of grain.   Find ways that you can both decrease my tax bill and still help the Salvation Army meet the increased demands of those in need, especially this time of year.  This year, before you sell your grain, call The Salvation Army at 1-800-274-0628, and discover the benefits a gift of grain can make. You will be pleasantly surprised at both the tax savings and how good you will feel.  To make a gift of grain, call today, 1-800-274-0628.  On behalf of The Salvation Army, thank you for helping us Do the Most Good.

Planetarium Shows

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College offers an increased number of new planetarium shows. New shows added include Cosmic Castaways, The Sistine Chapel, Ring World, Chasing the Ghost Particle, Cosmic Colors, Flight Adventures, Dark, and Solar Quest.

A wide selection of shows and lessons are available for all ages and learning levels. Educator’s guides for some shows and lessons are available upon request. Private showings should include a minimum group size of 10 people.

A private showing can consist of a full dome show and a science mini-lesson, or just a full science lesson. Showings generally last about 45 minutes, but can be tailored to your needs (minimum 20 minutes; maximum 90 minutes).

Please check for a full listing of more than eight dozen selections.

For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young, Planetarium Director, at 402-375-7471.


Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college located in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.

“Meowloween” October Adoption Event

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - All Day at Heartland Humane Society
3400 E Hwy 50

From October 21st – November 1st Heartland Humane Society is having discounted adoption fees on all orange and black animals up for adoption. Cats and kittens will have a reduced adoption fee of $30. Dogs and puppies will be $75. All of our animals that qualify for this promotion are healthy, fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered (if old enough) and micro-chipped.

The shelter currently has over 20 animals that qualify for this special-rate. They range in age from two months to two years. All cats and dogs available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s webpage or you can stop by the shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton.

Please contact the shelter if you have any questions at 605-664-4244.

FREE Vaccination Clinics for Yankton Schools

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - All Day

FREE Vaccination Clinics Scheduled for Yankton School District Students

For the eighth consecutive year Yankton School District and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is offering free Seasonal Flu vaccines for children in grades JrK-12th grade.
Vaccinating children helps protect them from serious influenza illness and complications and decreases the spread of influenza in the community, as children are often the biggest spreaders of influenza to adults and other children.
If this is the first time your child has received a flu shot and is under the age of 9 please contact your health care provider if a second dose is needed.

A free Seasonal Flu clinic will be held for children in Jr. Kindergarten through 5th grade at each elementary school. Parents need not be present but the attached consent form must be signed by a parent for all students wishing to get the vaccine in school. Please return these forms to your child’s teacher or the school office by Tuesday, October 28. Below is the schedule for each elementary school

Lincoln School Monday, November 3
Stewart School Monday, November 3
Webster School Thursday, November 6
Beadle School Thursday, November 6

A free Seasonal Flu clinic will be held for the middle school students at the Yankton Middle School on Monday, October 27. Parents need not be present a consent form must be signed by a parent for all students wishing to get the vaccine in school. Please return the consent form to the office by Tuesday, October 21.


A free Seasonal Flu clinic for all high school students will be held in the morning at the Yankton High School on Monday, October 27. Parents need not be present but the attached consent form must be signed by a parent for all students under the age of 18. Students age 18 and older may sign their own forms. Please return the form to the office by Tuesday, October 21.

If you have any questions relating to the vaccine or the scheduled clinics, please contact Renee Tereshinski at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, 668-8219, or one of the Yankton School District Nurses.

The forms are also available on the school district website at


Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

504 WEST 27TH ST
NOVEMBER 11, 2014

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Campus Visit Days

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - All Day at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The best way to know if Mount Marty College is the right college of choice is to visit. The Admissions Office at Mount Marty College will be holding Blue and Gold Campus Visit Day events for prospective students to learn about the college and academic majors, visit campus, and meet with faculty during this 2014-15 school year.
• Saturday, November 1
• Friday, March 27
• Saturday, June 27
For more information on Blue and Gold Campus Visit Days, or to register, visit

Craft and Vendor Fair

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Orange City GEMS are sponsoring a Craft Show and Vendor Fair on Nov. 1st from 9am-3pm at Living Water Community Church on Hwy 10, going east in Orange City, IA. About 60 booths will be filled with crafters, bakers and representatives from your favorite home show companies. Free admission to all who come and concessions will be served all day.

Randolph Fall Craft Show

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Randolph City Aufitorium
119 N Main St

Randolph Fall Craft Show Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 Randolph City Auditorium from 9am to 3pm
Lunch stand provided by Methodist ladies

Proceeds go to Children’s Library and City Park
Sponsored by Randolph Woman’s Club

Tom the Tank Baked Potato Fundraiser

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church
1009 Jackson St.

Thomas Rokahr is in the 2nd year of the fight for his life against Acute Lymphnoblastic Leukemia. There will be a fundraiser for Tom to help with medical expenses. There will be a baked potato bar benefit on Nov. 1st from 11am-2pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton. It is a free will donation. Everyone is invited to attend.

Craig Jaton benefit

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Supper, live and silent auction, and band entertainment for the Craig Jaton benefit hosted by the Irene Fire Department.

The Irene Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a benefit for Craig Jaton on

November 1, 2014.

Craig has been a member of the Irene VFD for twenty-three years. Craig suffered a

farming accident in May of this year and has undergone several surgeries and will need


This benefit is to help Craig and his family with medical and other expenses. Any help

would be much appreciated.

Donations can be sent to: Merchants State Bank

207 W. Main St.

Craig Jaton Benefit

% Irene Fire Department

Irene, SD 57037

Telephone Number for Merchants State Bank - 605-263-0170

You may also contact the following members for more information.

Mark Anderson – 605-661-0613

Kevin Gale – 605-661-3056

Brian Spurrell- 605-760-3221

Thank you,

Members of the Irene Volunteer Fire Department.

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