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Ribfest, the first of Yankton’s summer events to return since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, is being hailed by its organizers as a success, a good sign for other area events this summer.

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PARKER — The Turner County sheriff’s office is releasing more information on last week’s four arrests for charges including drugs and stolen property.

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MENNO — Because of needed repairs, the City of Menno will lose its outside water supply today (Tuesday) and possibly Wednesday.

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CROFTON, Neb. — The Cedar Knox Rural Water has updated its limitation on water usage, according to Crofton city officials.

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CHANCELLOR — The Turner County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify two persons who broke into the Chancellor Bar early Monday morning and stole a large amount of money before leaving on foot.

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VERMILLION — The National Music Museum will open its doors to the public for the first time in over two years to host a noon concert as part of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival on June 18. Held in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall in the NMM’s new Lillibridge expansion on the campus of …

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There may be quorum of the Yankton County Commission on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at a Yankton Thrive, Member Mixer & Logo Reveal Event at River Rock Event Center, Yankton. No action will be taken.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Get ready to get downright dirty at the second annual International Mud Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 at Ponca State Park in northeast Nebraska.

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Wednesday Drive and Diners resume summer driving activities on Wednesday, June 16. If you like to drive your hot rod, muscle car, corvette, classic, pickup, or special interest car (instead of looking at it), join us in the northeast corner of the Yankton Mall parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Bring …

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There will be a Crohn’s and Colitis support group Zoom meeting at 6:45 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, June 15). If you would like to join our meeting, contact Dave at carrot18888@gmail.com and he will send you the Zoom invite.

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Preliminary data indicates that South Dakota is experiencing a surge in deaths of despair that shows no signs of slowing down.

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While the first legal purchases of medical marijuana in South Dakota likely won’t occur until November, Yankton city officials believe they’re acting at the right time when it comes to considering an ordinance for its legalization within city limits.

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Several economic outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic have coalesced to create a booming used auto sales market in South Dakota, resulting in low vehicle inventories, strong consumer competition for cars and skyrocketing prices.

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WAGNER — A nationally-recognized band with its roots on the Yankton Sioux traditional homeland will perform Sunday as the final act for the first 605 Unity Jam at Wagner Lake.

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The Yankton School Board is expected to approve a master contract with the Yankton Education Association as well as certified teacher contracts at its Monday meeting.

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The Yankton County Commission is set to hold a second reading Tuesday on a temporary ordinance regarding medicinal marijuana in the county’s jurisdiction during the board’s regular meeting.

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TABOR — Merriam’s Midway Shows carnival on the midway and the Craft Fair & Sue Souhrada Memorial Quilt Show in the school gym kick off the 72nd annual Czech Days celebration on Thursday, June 17. The Tabor Bluebirds baseball game with Lesterville will be at 7:30 p.m. in Leonard Cimpl Par…

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways throughout the Yankton Area beginning Monday, June 14, 2021. The project areas are as follows:

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VERMILLION — The SDSF is excited to announce that they are producing a live, professional production of “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” in Vermillion’s Prentis Park, June 17-20, 2021. The production will also be streamed for free online June 24-27; check www.sdshakespearefestival.org for …

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The P.D.R. Disabled Youth Deer Hunt will be held Sept. 24-26 in Clark. The hunt is free and exclusive to disabled youth ages 12-18. All expenses are paid, including travel stipend, meals, lodging, shooting supplies, accessible ground blinds and venison processing.

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Overall, more than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. In South Dakota, 13 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public.…

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The following marriage licenses were issued in Yankton County during May 2021:

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VERMILLION — Three undergraduate students in the University of South Dakota’s College of Arts & Sciences received stipends to perform medically significant research with their faculty mentors as Nolop Research Summer Scholars.

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Yankton’s Roy Anderson Post 12 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 15, at the VFW, located at 209 Cedar Street. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

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PIERRE — Registration is now open for the 2021 South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit). The two-day event is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) and is being held at The District in Sioux Falls on July 8-9.

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A benefit for 5-year-old Keturah Weber, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, will be held Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the front parking lot of Unclaimed Freight at 2320 Broadway Ave. in Yankton.

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VERMILLION — The rejection of a $41 million bond issue Tuesday by Clay County voters has prompted Sheriff Andy Howe to implement changes in the operation of the Clay County Jail.

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Ella Brummer didn’t need to look far for an inspiration to enter the health care field.

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Come July 1, don’t expect anyone to be staking their claims for a medical marijuana dispensary in Yankton County’s jurisdiction —at least until county officials have a better idea of the direction the state will go in terms of licensing.

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After helping many through financial straits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Contact Center staff is taking stock of how the pandemic has affected that organization.

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VERMILLION — No injuries were reported and damage was limited Wednesday for a fire call at the University of South Dakota.