Community Calendar

Community Calendar


Saturday, January 31st 2015 - All Day

January’s Winterfest, one of Worthington’s newest events, is sure to add chilling excitement to the winter season. Participate in the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club’s Ice Fishing Tournament. Watch the crowning of the Winterfest ambassador and enjoy winter activities on Lake Okabena. Be sure to catch The Deep Freeze Dip (local residents jump into ice cold Lake Okabena) all to raise money for a local charity. New events like the Chili Cook off and Pond Hockey are sure to please!

You can now pick up your official pledge cards for the Deep Freeze Dip by stopping by at Radio Works Headquarters at 28779 County Highway 35, just west of Worthington. Radio Works and the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club present the 2015 Deep Freeze Dip at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 31st. This annual fundraiser has raised over $140,000. Once again this year, money will be raised for The Wayne Klumper Heals Fund to benefit Nobles County youth recreation programs.

You must be at least 18 years of age and raise a minimum of $250. You must turn in your pledge dollars on Friday, January 30th at the Worthington Event Center during the Worthington Winterfest Kickoff Night. If you have questions, contact Chad Cummings at Radio Works at 376-6165.

Browns Lake ice fishing tournament

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at BSCA
722 Bigelow Park Road

Browns Lake Ice fishing tournament

It will be 1 man teams $20.00 entry fee. 25 fish limit total combined weight bluegill , crappie , perch.
Sign up starts at 7:30 am. Meeting at 8:00am with fishing to follow.
Any questions you can contact me @712-490-6392 or by email

Check us out at

Be sure to like us on our facebook page also Big Sioux Cat Anglers

Cracker Barrels

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 10:00 am at Avera Professional Office Pavilion and Education Center
501 Summit

Yankton County citizens will have an opportunity to question their legislators at three Legislative Cracker Barrels sponsored by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.

The dates for the 2015 Cracker Barrels are:

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Cracker Barrels will get underway at 10 a.m. and be located at the Avera Office Pavilion Amphitheatre. These are facilitated forums and all questions will need to be in writing.

Cracker Barrels are held monthly during the South Dakota State Legislative session and serve as an open forum for discussions with elected officials about issues that affect businesses. The event is open to the public.

Chamber Executive Director Carmen Schramm encourages county residents to join the Chamber “for an open forum with our local legislators to discuss issues happening during the legislative session and bills that may affect them.”

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (605) 665-3636 or visit

Snowmobile Safety Class

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Yankton Fire Station #2
201 W. 23rd St

Lewis and Clark Winter Wheels invite you to a snowmobile safety class and simulator on Jan. 31st from 1pm-4pm. It is a free clas and open to ages 12 and up. It will be held at the Fire Station #2 in Yankton. For more information call John at 605-660-1753 or Darrell at 605-661-6162

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at Tabor American Legion
Jandra St & W. chicago St

You are invited to a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Tabor Chamber of Commerce on Sunday Feb. 1st at the Legion Hall in Tabor, SD. Serving from 9:30am-1pm. Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, milk, juice and coffee. Proceeds go toward the Scholarship Fund. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Soup and Pie Lunch

Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at St. John’s Parish
1ST ST. & MAIN sT.

Soup and Pie Lunch at St. John’s Parish Center, Fordyce sponsored by West Catholic Development
in celebration of Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, February 1 – Mass at 10:30 am
Lunch served from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adults – $5 : Kids (5-12) – $3 : Under 4 – Free

** All are welcome to enjoy Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, and tasty homemade pies and support our children’s Catholic Education **

Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group

Monday, February 2nd 2015 - 7:00 pm at Riverview Reformed Church
1700 Burleigh St

The Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group will be starting again on January 12, 2015. The Divorced, Separated and Widowed group is a process designed to help those who have experienced any of these life change moments and would like some help processing those changes. The group is faith based, but non-sectarian and is open and available to anyone who has experienced one of these life changing moments. The group meets at the Riverview Reformed Church building at 1700 Burleigh Street Yankton, on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM, and will meet for nine weeks. If you would like more information or to register, please call the Family Education and Counseling Center 605-260-9284, or look on our website at


Prescribed Fire Workshop

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Lifelong Learning Center
801 East Benjamin Ave.

Practical land stewards know that prescribed fire is, in fact, one of the most valuable and cost-effective tools for improving livestock forage, wildlife habitat, and brush control.

Noon Forums

Thursday, February 5th 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:
• 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”

American Legion MidWinter Conference

Friday, February 6th 2015 - All Day at Ramkota Hotel & Event Center
1901 9th Avenue Southwest

The 44th annual American Legion MidWinter Conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel & Event Center in Watertown, South Dakota, February 6-8, 2015. Legionnaires, American Legion Auxiliary members and Sons of the American Legion from across the State of South Dakota will be in attendance.

The Legion business session will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6, with meetings of the Department Finance Commission, Department Executive Committee the 5 Year Membership Council and Public Relations/Media Committee throughout the day. The evening will feature a joint banquet with National American Legion Vice Commander Paul Sanford from the Department of Kansas as the main speaker.

Saturday will commence at 8:00 a.m. with a joint session with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion. At 10:15, the American Legion will conduct breakout sessions Public Relations/ Media, Membership and MyLegion.Org. The evening will feature a Membership Go-Getter Banquet.

Sunday morning a memorial service will be held at 8:30 a.m. followed by the American Legion State Oratorical finals. Contestant winners from the American Legion 8 Districts will vie for the Championship trophy, which will entitle them to compete for the National American Legion Oratorical Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana in April. The State winner will win a $1,000 scholarship and compete at the National level for an $18,000 scholarship.

Leadership in attendance will be State American Legion Commander Tim Jurgens of Milbank, State American Legion Auxiliary President Carol Edwards of Lead, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Colon Royal of Iroquois. Also present will be National Vice Commander Sanford, National Membership Chairman Ken Orrock of Rapid City, National Commander Candidate for 2015-2016 Charles Schmidt of Oregon, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Larry Zimmerman and Brad Richardson, Superintendent of the State Veterans Home.

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