Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sobriety Checkpoints

Thursday, January 1st 2015 - All Day

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in January in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Brule, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Hughes, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Lyman, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts and Yankton.

Yankton School Board Seats Open

Friday, January 9th 2015 - All Day

The Yankton School District 63-3 School Board Election will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Two of the five school board seats, currently held by Kathy Greeneway and Matthew Pietz, are open. Elected candidates will serve a three-year term.

The earliest date to circulate a petition is January 30, 2015. The deadline for filing a nominating petition is 5:00 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015.

The deadline for voter registration is March 30th, to vote in the April 14, 2015 election.

Scholarship available for Seniors

Monday, January 12th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union Foundation is offering a $500 community service scholarship to graduating high school seniors from Vermillion or Elk Point-Jefferson high school. Applications are online at or contact the school counselors.
This is the 4th year the scholarship has been offered, and applications are needed by March 20th. The foundation also has made donations to the backpack program in Vermillion and Elk Point. Donations to help support the scholarship fund may be sent to P.O. 665, Elk Point, SD 57025.

Spring Planitarium Schedule

Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College will begin its 2015 Spring season of public shows on Jan. 16.

For this spring season, the planetarium will cycle through 10 different shows, including some new shows like Ring World, Rusty Rocket, Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity, and a mystery show. Included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and a constellation song. Subsequent shows will be on Friday nights and first Sunday afternoons until May 3.

Please visit for a detailed show schedule, more information about these public shows, and how to book a private group showing. The suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. All donations are appreciated.

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.

Cupcake Fundraiser

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - All Day

Get cupcakes for your sweetheart on Valentines day. This is a fundraiser for Heartland Humane Society. get all the details here

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3 on 3 Tournament

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - All Day at Bloomfield High School Gym
311 E Benton

The Bloomfield FFA Alumni will be celebrating their 2015 3 on 3 tournament on Saturday, March 21st! They are planning on four divisions this year: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, High School Boys, and…back by popular demand….Men’s 35 and Over!

There will also be a 3-Point Contest that is open to anyone, even those who aren’t playing in the 3 on 3 tourney.

Whether you play every week or just want to relive old times with some of your friends, get your teams together and your registrations in!

Registration fees: $50/team (without shirts) $100/team (with Shirts) Proceeds go towards the Bloomfield FFA Alumni. Registrations must be recieved by March 1st

For more details or to register call 402-373-2625

Free Tax Help

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 3:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

For the 21st year, Mount Marty College students will assist members of the community with preparing their individual tax returns without charge. Students enrolled in the tax clinic course will help prepare required federal and state tax returns for low-income clients. The students will meet with each client for an initial interview then prepare the necessary tax returns. A second, short appointment will be conducted with each client to go over the results of the tax returns before filing. If a client is determined to require more advanced tax services, they will be asked to seek a professional tax preparer.

Each tax return will go through a verification process to ensure accuracy before being returned to the client for filing. At the conclusion of the tax return preparation process, the client will be given a paper return to mail to the Internal Revenue Service along with a full and complete copy for their personal records. No data relative to any tax returns will be maintained by Mount Marty College or the students providing this service.
Those interested in taking advantage of this free service should email to indicate their interest and to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled on Mondays from 3:00pm-6:00pm, Tuesdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - All Day at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College Office of Admissions will soon be holding Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day on the college’s campus in Yankton. The event will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 and is an opportunity for potential MMC students to compete for scholarships of up to full tuition.

Admitted high school seniors who have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and a 24 ACT/1090 SAT (reading and math) score are invited and encouraged to participate. The deadline for admission to the College and registration for this event is Friday, January 23, 2015.

For more information on Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day or to register visit or contact the Office of Admissions at 605-668-1545 or 855-MT-MARTY (686-2789).

Food Summit 2

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Northwest Iowa Community College
603 West Park Street

Have a voice at the Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit 2 on Thursday, January 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Room 119, Building A Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon, IA

How do you cultivate food that is good for the economy and environment in your community? Food producers, consumers, community leaders, gardeners, and cooks: have a voice in renewing a vision and plan for locally grown food! Help shape our regional food network, Flavors of Northwest Iowa, and create a sustainable plan for local food system development projects throughout the region.

FREE event! To pre-register (by 1/25) or if you have information and resources to share, contact:
Margaret Murphy Regional Food Coordinator (712) 472-2576 or Laurie Taylor Regional Food Coordinator (712) 276-2157

Featuring guest speaker Lynn Heuss, ISU Extension and Outreach Local Food and Farm Program Assistant Coordinator, discussing funding opportunities, the Farm Bill, coalition building and shared measurements.

Find more local food information at

Noon Forums

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty have recently been set. Each Thursday on the Yankton campus presenters give a talk on a variety of topics. The events are held over the lunch hour in the South Dining Room of Roncalli and are free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are welcomed and visitors are also welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria.
Spring 2015 Schedule:
• Jan 29 Dr. Vicki Geiser, “On the Front Line of the Army Corps of Engineers Bird Monitoring Crew”
• Feb 5 Kenny Tomek, “Simple Nutrition for a Complex Life”
• Feb 12 Jordan Foos, “Volunteering at Red Cloud Indian School: The Catholic, Lakota Pine Ridge”
• Feb 19 Dr. Aina Westrheim Ravna, “The Sami: Native People of Norway”
• Feb 26 Dr.Ryan Maderak, “A Night in the Life of an Astronomer”
• Mar 5 Yankton Federal Prison Camp Inmates, “Choices”
• Mar 19 Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff and MMC Students, “Service: The Key to Love in Key West”
• Mar 26 Dr. Theresa Lafferty, “The Saint John’s Bible Project”
• Apr 9 Dr. James Reese, “Readings from MMC Creative Writing Students”
• Apr 16 Mary Abbott, “Ten Days in Italy: Rome, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, and Florence”
• Apr 23 Sr. Cynthia Binder, Dr. Rich Lofthus, Dr. James Sullivan and MMC Students, “Europe Trip: WWII and the Liberation of France”

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