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A new mural is currently in progress on the north side of the Coyote Twin Theatre.

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“A Fist for Joe Louis and Me” by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell; © 2019, Sleeping Bear Press; 40 pages

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Auditions for the 26th Season of the Yankton Children’s Choir, Ensemble-In-Residence at Mount Marty College, are set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at Mount Marty College in Bede Hall 256 (right above Gregory Hall) from 6-7 p.m. Auditions — which will be on a first-come, first-served basis — take 15…

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FORDYCE, Neb. — The Fordyce Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) is hosting a benefit for one of its firefighters on Saturday, Aug. 24. Andy Evans’ spouse, Treasure, is currently battling cancer. The FVFD is hosting a benefit for the Evans family Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Fordyce Fire Hall.

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GEDDES — Geddes Historic District invites the public to the annual celebration of local notable Peter Norbeck at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the American Legion Hall in Geddes.

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The Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home has hosted murder mysteries since 2017. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer have often entertained guests in this beautiful Queen Anne home, but the Saturday, Sept. 7, dinner promises to be a bit different. Only female guests are welcome in the home that evening.

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Arts Midwest has announced that four individuals have received the Future Leaders’ Fund Scholarship to the 2019 Arts Midwest Conference:

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HURON —The South Dakota State Fair invites classic car and antique tractor enthusiasts to take part in the Classic Car Show and Antique Tractor Show sponsored by Stan’s Inc. on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, during the State Fair.

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HURON — The South Dakota State Fair will host the Pork Butt Battle presented by the South Dakota Pork Producers and Jack’s Campers on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Horticulture Park.

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HURON — Fairgoers will have the chance to enter a favorite family recipe in the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair in the Women’s Building on Sunday, Sept. 1.

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HURON — The South Dakota State Fair has announced that fairgoers can now buy advanced daily gate admission for the 2019 SD State Fair online at www.sdstatefair.com.

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The Mead Cultural Education Center is giving the general public its first glimpse at some of the artwork that was once meant to help patients in deep crisis.

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The Heartland Humane Society, along with the City of Yankton Parks and Recreation Department, invites the community to the ninth annual Pooch Plunge at the Memorial Park Pool in Yankton. The dog swim event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m.  

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VERMILLION — “Art Works: The New Deal Lives On,” an exhibit featuring prints commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1930s and ’40s, will be on display in the First Dakota Coyote Gallery Sept. 2–7. This joint exhibition by the USD University Art Galleries and the Vermillio…

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The Yankton Community Library will be closing at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and will remain closed Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, because of Riverboat Days.

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The Little White Church Sessions, at the AME Allen Chapel, will be offering “An Evening with Joe Johnson” at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday).

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At 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Little White Church Sessions, at the AME Allen Chapel, will be presenting “An Evening with Society of Broken Souls.”

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Yankton Community Library is offering a bonus Adult Craft Class on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. During the class we will use old books to create a stunning book page Dahlia wreath.

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HURON — For the first time, the Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge is coming to the South Dakota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in the North Arena with $3,000 added money.

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For Rachel Wood, her upcoming concert marks a return to her Yankton roots in more ways than one.

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The Lewis & Clark Theatre Company is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Auditions will be held at the following times:

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At 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Little White Church Sessions, at the AME Allen Chapel, will be presenting “An Evening with Society of Broken Souls.”

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SPEARFISH — The 2019 Make it with Wool district contests in South Dakota have been scheduled in Aberdeen, Parker, Brookings and Newell. For more information and to sign up, contact Ida Marie Snorteland, Snorteland@blackhills.com and/or http://www.sdsheepgrowers.org/make-it-with-wool.html.

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HURON — Local singers can make their voices heard in the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.

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VERMILLION — The University Art Galleries and the University of South Dakota have announced this year’s Northern Plains Indian Artist in Residence (NPIAR), Henry Payer. The NPIAR is funded by a generous grant from the Cargill Foundation Contemporary Native Arts Program (CNAP) at the Universi…

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There’s plenty of reason to celebrate a successful street reconstruction project.

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Yankton Area Arts held its Meridian en Blanc fundraiser on July 20 at the City Hall. Although it was moved inside because of unpredictable wind and weather, the event was a great success! The proceeds of the fundraiser will help Make Art Happen for area youth! Thank you to our wonderful spon…

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With a new venue, non-profit status and its own app, the South Dakota Chislic Festival is ready to feed and entertain thousands in Freeman this Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

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The Bede Art Gallery on the campus of Mount Marty College invites the public to enjoy the works of artists Linda Ackland-Kolb and John Kolb as they present an exhibition entitled “Two Surfaces.” The collection of soft pastels on beeswax ground and acrylic paintings will be on display in the …

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GAYVILLE — The Poker Alice Band and country-western singer Brenda George return to Gayville Hall on Saturday, July 27, for an 8 p.m. concert of fiddle tunes, western swing, country, jump blues and pop.

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FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) will hold its 2019 Conference, “Harvesting Our Stories,” on Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 2019, at the Country Inn and Suites in Fargo, N.D. Optional workshops are available on Friday, Sept. 13.

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This year for the first year, Yankton County Fair will be offering not only Open Class Photography, but also Open Class Horticulture and Floriculture Classes.

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LENNOX — Women in the Yankton area are asked to submit their stories about their life on the farm for a new book titled, “The Real Farm Wives of South Dakota.”

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Lt. Col. Scott Mann may have left the battlefield, but he didn’t leave the war behind him.

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If you find that a two-pound loaf of bread is more than your family can use in one week, this one-pound loaf may be more suitable.