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Students Will Return To Building On Sept. 27

Superintendent Damon Alvey first learned that a fire may be breaking out at Vermillion High School early in the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16 from a very reliable source – his wife, Linda. Linda, who coaches the Vermillion High School cheerleading squad, was working with her team in the VHS...
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Nobody Has Claimed Winning Yankton Powerball Ticket Yet

A two million dollar winning Powerball ticket in Yankton has not been claimed yet. It’s been nearly a month since a $2 million dollar winning Powerball ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee Food Store in Yankton in late August. South Dakota Lottery Director of Public Relations Wade Laroche says nobody has...
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National Music Museum Goes Electric With Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Expansion

September 20th, 2021, Vermillion, S.D. – The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the National Music Museum’s (NMM) Lillibridge Wing Expansion, jointly hosted by the NMM, the University of South Dakota (USD) and the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company (VCDC), is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the NMM.
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Football: Rushing, Passing Records Fell On Wild Night In Alcester

ALCESTER -- Over 1,100 yards of offense, a total score of 124 points and multiple state records highlighted Alcester-Hudson’s homecoming football game against Centerville. Alcester-Hudson won their first game of the season 70-54 in a historic shootout. Having dropped their first three games on the season, the homecoming match-up against a neighboring town added some fuel to the fire for the Cubs.

Putting Off a 2022 Decision

Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton is the longest serving legislator, first elected to the House in 2000 and with a previous term in the Senate. She says she is focused on today and not thinking about the election next year…. Hunhoff says she is more concerned about making an impact….

Vermillion School Board Set To Change Restroom Gender Policy

The Vermillion School Board spent nearly two hours Wednesday evening receiving public comment on a passionate topic- the restroom gender policy for the district. The issue became the focus of attention when Vermillion School Superintendent Damon Alvey told board members last month that from time to time, requests are received for students to be able to use bathrooms opposite of their birth gender.

SD Senators Signing on to Impeachment Petition

A petition is circulating among South Dakota legislators asking them to sign on to a special session to consider possible impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says the House would debate any charges…. Hunhoff says they don’t have the time during the regular session for...
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State American Legion Tourney Held September 11-12, 2021

The South Dakota State American Legion Golf Tournament was hosted by the Wakonda American Legion Post #13 on Sept. 11 and 12. Saturday play was at Grendridge Golf Course at Irene, and Sunday play was at The Bluffs Golf Course at Vermillion. Ten teams participated with 40 players from around the state.
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Vermillion Golfers Stay Strong During Stretch Run

The Tanager boy’s golf team is still grinding out practices daily at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion and has continued to have great results during this fall season. Recently, both the varsity and junior varsity teams have showcased their home course with the Vermillion Invite and travelled up I-29 to take on Lennox in a dual meet.
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As COVID-19 Lessens, River Appreciation Day Returns

After COVID-19 grounded the event last year, the people who have been involved in the annual River Appreciation Day for over a decade now were glad to return the Missouri River near Clay County Park to offer a day of learning there. This fall’s event, held Sept. 14, was unique....
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State Of The University Address Delivered Thursday Afternoon

VERMILLION — President Sheila Gestring is proud of the University of South Dakota’s ability to provide education in a wide range of health care fields to help students become professionals who provide cutting-edge medical services care. She is also excited that the university’s ability to provide that education to an...

Yankton park bathroom vandalized Wednesday night

YANKTON, S.D. — Yankton Parks and Recreation shared a Facebook post of the Riverside Park men's bathroom that was vandalized Wednesday night. They are asking the public to contact the Yankton PD if they have any information on who is responsible. The vandalism may be related to a new TikTok...

National Music Museum in Vermillion reopening soon

VERMILLION, SD (KCAU) — It’s “Bach”. After nearly three years of renovations, the National Music Museum in Vermillion is reopening its doors with an extra 16,000 square feet. Earlier in the year, officials were expecting to reopen in 2022. “To be able to be here at the museum at this...

WHS Girls Cross Country Team Wins Fifth Race, Boys Place Fourth

CROFTON – After a week off of race competition, the Wayne High girls and boys cross country team was back in action. From the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course, WHS joined several varsity and JV teams on Thursday. For the fifth time this season, the Wayne High girls won the team...
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Cross Country: Vermillion’s Barta, Norfolk’s Ochoa Win At Yankton

Vermillion’s Taeli Barta and Norfolk’s Isaac Ochoa earned medalist honors in the varsity races of the Yankton Invitational cross country meet, held Thursday at Yankton’s Fox Run Golf Course. Barta won the 5,000-meter girls’ race in 19:55.66, beating out Bishop Heelan’s Maddie Demke (20:05.75). Yankton’s Thea Chance (20:12.24) was third.
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C-Hawks Overwhelm Tanagers 42-7 In Friday Football Action

The Vermillion Tanagers football squad traveled to Canton Friday, Sept. 17 and learned that the C-Hawks number one ranking comes not only from talent, but also from their ability to surprise their opponents. The C-Hawks overwhelmed Vermillion on the gridiron, defeating the Tanagers 42-7 by inflicting all of their damage...

Friday has sun for Yankton — 3 ways to make the most of it

(YANKTON, SD) The forecast is calling for sun today in Yankton. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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Coyotes Blank Iowa State 1-0

VERMILLION – The University of South Dakota’s soccer program hosted a Power 5 Conference opponent Sunday as the Big12’s Iowa State made the trip to take on the Coyotes. USD (5-1-2) prevailed with a 1-0 win over the Cyclones (3-5) at First Bank and Trust Soccer Complex in Vermillion. “We...