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CREIGHTON, Neb. — After nearly a week, a Creighton, Nebraska, man remains missing despite an exhaustive search which has spread to several states.

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PARKER — At the end of Wednesday’s hunt, Shane Merrill hoped he wasn’t eating crow.

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WAGNER — Yankton Sioux Tribe (YST) members will likely decide this fall whether to change their leaders to staggered terms of office.

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Due to the overwhelming response of donations for the flood victims in the Lake Andes community, the deadline for receiving donations has been set for Friday, Oct. 18.

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Heartland Humane Society will host its annual Wine & Whiskers gala Nov. 9 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. The event will include meal with dessert, a large silent auction, merchandise, games and raffles.

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PIERRE — The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2020 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.

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VERMILLION — The Main Street Center Health Fair will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Main Street Center; 320 W. Main Street, Vermillion.

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Katie Huff, CNP, and Purva Sharma, MD, will address the topic: “What Is Palliative Care and How Can It Help You?” at the 2020 Women’s Health Forum Monday, Oct. 21, at the Avera Sacred Heart Professional Office Pavilion. The event will be held noon-1 p.m.; doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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VERMILLION — In 1846, a group which has come to be referred to as the Donner Party left their Midwest homes to head west to what is now the state of California. The journey took many unexpected turns, and only about half of the group survived for the duration of the trip.

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The soldiers have arrived home — or at least are back on U.S. soil.

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Another bit of normalcy may soon be arriving in areas of Yankton County that were impacted by last month’s James River flooding.

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Diane Smith believes the 1950s polio nightmare, which struck terror in the nation, can help deal with today’s epidemics.

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WAKONDA — The Irene-Wakonda FCCLA will be serving concessions at the 33rd annual Santa Shack in Wakonda on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wakonda school gymnasium.

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Carol Ford, a Minnesota vegetable producer specializing in Deep Winter Greenhouse (DWG) production, will provide the keynote speech at the South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) at the RedRossa Italian Grille conference area in Pierre on Saturday, Nov. 2.

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Yankton Animal Control has several pets looking for their owner. If you are missing your cat or dog, call dispatch at 605-668-5210. If you wish to adopt an animal, contact Heartland Humane Society at 605-664-4244.

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• Paul Duckett, 55, Yankton, was arrested Friday on a probation hold and a warrant for a probation violation.

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• A sheriff’s office report was received at 4:42 a.m. Monday of a non-injury car-versus-deer accident on Highway 46.

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The Meridian District and the City of Yankton are about to embark on a program to make an area landmark a little bit safer.

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At Monday’s school board meeting, Yankton School District (YSD) Superintendent Wayne Kindle offered a preview of the upcoming opt-out meeting.

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CREIGHTON, Neb. — A canine unit has been brought into the search for a Creighton, Nebraska, man reported missing since last Friday.

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There will be a Crohn’s and Colitis support group meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 6:45 p.m. at the Avera Sacred Heart Campus Pavilion, 409 Summit, Yankton.

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The month of October is now TeenTober! Help the Yankton Community Library celebrate by kicking off a new weekly Teen event that will be held each Wednesday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. starting Oct. 16 and running through December.

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Public Library will host a special visit from the author of “Frog Creek Road,” Dr. Norma Wilson, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

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LESTERVILLE — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Lesterville Soup Kitchen will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lesterville Community Hall.

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A public meeting on a possible opt-out for the Yankton School District (YSD) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Yankton High School Theater.