Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Half Marathon in Elk Point

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day

Half Marathon in Elk Point Registration is now open for  the “Get to the Point” half marathon to be held Saturday, Sept. 27th in Elk Point, SD. All proceeds support the Clay-Union Foundation and it’s mission of helping youth.  Food and beverages, dri fits, and  finisher medals  are included for registered entries.   Runners leave at 8:30 am, walkers welcome and they will leave at 8 am.    Go to Get to the Point Half Marathon   for more information at

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After School Programs

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is offering a variety of after school programs for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, beginning on Thursday, September 4.  Programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and rotate weekly.

The first Thursday of each month, Books and Authors for kindergarten through second grade students includes read alouds, games, activities and crafts relating to particular books, series, authors, or themes.  The theme for the September 4 program is “The Art of Picture Books.”  Young students will explore books with collage illustrations.  The craft project is making their own collages from different kinds of paper, fabric, and other objects.

LEGO Club on September 11 is for all elementary students.  The library will provide LEGOs and the space for children to build.  LEGO creations will be displayed until they are taken apart for the next session of LEGO Club in October.

For more information on these or any other programs, please contact the library at 668-5276.

sobriety checkpoints

Friday, September 5th 2014 - All Day

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in September in the following counties: Brookings, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Davison, Jerauld, Lake, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts and Turner.


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.

Adopt Shelter Pets

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - All Day at Heartland Humane Society
3400 E Hwy 50

Heartland Humane Society’s cat intake numbers have risen considerably and the shelter is asking the general public to help find adopters.

Since June first, the shelter has taken in 70 felines due to a summer increase of requests for kitten litter surrenders. In total, over 230 animals have entered the facility in 2014 and one cat has been in house since 2013.

The shelter is making the request that anyone considering adopting a cat visit with staff about opportunities.

Heartland Humane Society has exceeded their kennel space and many cats and kittens that need to come in are being referred elsewhere. Since HHS is a limited admissions shelter, they are only able to take in animals they have space and resources for and rely on adoptions to create more space on the adoption floor. Currently, 23 cats are being housed in foster homes and an additional 32 are awaiting adoption at the shelter facility.

Specials will be ongoing for cat adoptions through the winter. All animals available for adoption can be found on the shelter website at

If you know anyone that has been thinking about adopting a feline friend – refer them to Heartland Humane Society. All of their cats/kittens are spayed/neutered (if old enough), tested for Feline Leukemia, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.


All cats and kittens available for adoption can be found at For more information, contact Heartland Humane Society at 605-664-4244.

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

Can you read 1,000 books to your child before he/she starts kindergarten?  Of course you can, and the Yankton Community Library is going to help you with the launch of its newest program “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

By reading to your child, you can help your child learn early literacy skills that are essential for reading and school readiness.  If you read five books a week to a one-year-old, you will complete the program before kindergarten.  If you start at age two, you will need to read seven books per week; age three, 10 books per week and age four, 20 books per week.  Reading 1,000 books may sound nearly impossible; however, if you read only three books a day to your child, you will complete this program in less than a year.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is self-paced and lets you decide how often and how long you read to your child.  Here are the five easy steps to follow to join and complete the program:

  1. Come to the library and ask to register your child for the 1,000 Books program and receive a free tote bag and notebook.
  2. Check out several books and come often to the library with your child, allowing them to help with the selection of books.
  3. Read books to your child and record each title in the notebook.
  4. Books read to the children at library story times, day care centers, preschools, or by others may also be counted. Books need not be from the library to count.
  5. An incentive prize will be given to your child after 250, 500, 750 and 1,000 books have been read and recorded.

Our new program, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” starts immediately and is an ongoing program that you can join any time.  Literacy begins at birth and is an invaluable gift to give your child.


For more information, please contact Joyce Moore, Youth Services Librarian, Yankton Community Library, at 668-5276.

Banned Books Week

Sunday, September 21st 2014 - 12:00 am at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Banned Books Week, September 21-27, is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association that celebrates the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas as well as celebrate the value of free and open access to information.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the Yankton Community Library is featuring a display of banned books and an interactive bulletin board with banned book trivia. We invite you to bring your favorite banned book and have your picture taken with it.  The picture will be posted on our “Caught Reading a Banned Book” wall.

Join us and celebrate your freedom to read!

Airport Breakfast

Sunday, September 21st 2014 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at Chan Gurney Airport
700 E 31st St

The 17th annual airport breakfast will be held on Sept. 21st from 8am-1pm at Crop Duster’s hanger on the Chan Gurney Airport in Yankton.  Fly-in pilots free, adults $5.00, children 5-10 are $2.00 and under 5 are free.  Great pancakes, sausage, orange drink, coffee and milk will be served.  For more information call Steve at 605-665-8448

Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 21st 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Crofton Lakeview Golf Course
Hwy 121

St. Rose of Lima Golf Tournament will be at the  Crofton Lakeview Golf Course on Sunday, September 21st.  With a 9 A.M. shotgun start—registration starts at 8 A.M.

$160 team entry fee (4 person team-couples welcome!) $10 to purchase 2 team mulligans Limited to the first 27 teams Cash Prizes per flight + pin prizes Up to $1,000 possible on Hole in One prizes– sponsored by Cedar Security Bank and Riverside Hydraulics, Inc.

Selling Breakfast Sandwiches at registration Lunch Provided

Sign Up Today!!!

Lakeview Golf Course: 402-388-4552 Hwy 121, Crofton, Ne 68730

St. Teresa’s Catholic Church Fall Festival

Sunday, September 21st 2014 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church
901 S. 3rd St.

St. Teresa’s Catholic Church of Beresford will host it’s annual bazaar and chicken/ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday September 21st at the church, 901 S. 3rd St.

Serving ham, broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, relish tray, and homemade pies.

Visit our Country Store for home baked goods, homegrown produce, candy nook, crafts, and fish pond for children.

Raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m.

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