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  • By Ben Wheeler ben.wheeler@yankton.net
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Two professors in the University of South Dakota English Department are bringing Frankenstein’s Creature to life for their symposium, “Frankenstein 200!”

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  • BY TONYA FERRELL Yankton Community Library
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Did you know that the library has a “Friends of the Library” organization? Friends of the Library groups exist nationwide to support libraries through fundraising activities and encouraging gifts to libraries. At their last Friends meeting, our group gifted us with many nice things: a sensor…

  • BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
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“Checked” by Cynthia Kadohata, illustrations by Maurizio Zorat; © 2018, Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 404 pages

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In conjunction with Mount Marty College’s Noon Forum, the Great Plains Writer’s Tour announces a presentation by award-winning author Daryl Farmer. The event, which is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council, will take place on Feb. 28 from noon-12:50 p.m. in Marian Auditori…

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VERMILLION — Special Olympics South Dakota (SOSD) and Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is holding the annual “Freezin for a Reason” polar plunge at the Old Lumber Company Grill and Bar, Vermillion, Saturday, Feb. 24.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota Department of Music invites the public to attend its Spring Choral Showcase this Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in Slagle Hall’s Aalfs Auditorium.

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Webster Elementary School students in grades 1-5 will present their music concert “An Aesop Adventure” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Yankton High School Theater.

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Cultural Programming Committee, the programming arm of the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association, has announced an epic extravaganza coming soon to downtown Vermillion. On Saturday, March 3, at 10 p.m., the committee welcomes prodigal daughter, Heather Wilson —…

  • By BEN WHEELER ben.wheeler@yankton.net
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The Yankton Children’s Theatre Company is breathing new life into a classic novel.

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Yankton Area Concert Association presents WindSync — featuring one flute, one oboe, one clarinet, one bassoon and one French horn — in concert at the Yankton High School theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18.

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VERMILLION — Keith Braveheart, a University of South Dakota visual arts graduate student is one of 28 Lakota artists selected from across the United States and Canada to participate in an exhibit at the Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City this March.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Historical Society Press, an office of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, recently received an Act of Excellence award from the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain.

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The spring session of “Unplug, Unwind, Craft” begins at the Yankton Community Library on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make a pair of beaded earrings and a wrap bracelet in turquoise and wood tones. All materials are provided. As always, pre-registration is re…

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A free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Yankton High School theatre. Musical talent from four local churches — Discovery Church, First Assembly of God Church and Calvary Baptist Church, all of Yankton, and Community Bible Church near Crofton, Nebraska — will come tog…

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VERMILLION — Special Olympics South Dakota (SOSD) and Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is holding the annual “Freezin for a Reason” polar plunge at the Old Lumber Company Grill and Bar, Vermillion, Saturday, Feb. 24.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota Department of Music hosts a winter band concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) in Aalfs Auditorium.

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The AME Allen Chapel (508 Cedar Street) will be hosting “An Evening with Caroline Cotter” for their next installment of the Little White Church Sessions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22.  

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TYNDALL — Pike-Wagner Post No. 2 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6895 of Tyndall will host a bingo fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Tyndall Auditorium.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota Department of English hosts “Frankenstein 200!” a two-day symposium, Feb. 26-27, to celebrate Mary Shelley’s momentous 1818 novel and its impact on western culture.

  • By Ben Wheeler ben.wheeler@yankton.net
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As a social media platform, Instagram is helping artists share their work with the world and increase their visibility. Before the Internet and new technology, this was almost impossible to do unless you were already cemented as a big name.

  • BY CRYSTAL NELSON Dakota Territorial Museum
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The bitter cold days of “ol’ man winter” continue to keep us all in warm coats and furry scarves and, as true to typical upper Midwest style … fuzzy beards.

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The Vermillion Community Theatre will present a dinner theatre production of “Almost Maine” Feb. 16-18 at Valiant Vineyard Winery, Vermillion.

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The AME Allen Chapel, 508 Cedar Street, Yankton, will be hosting “Prairie Sanctuaries” with South Dakota photographer Christian Begeman at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

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The next Yankton Seed Library class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street. The class will be held from 1-2 p.m. and again from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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VERMILLION — Keith Braveheart, a University of South Dakota visual art graduate student is one of 28 Lakota artists selected from across the United States and Canada to participate in an exhibit at the Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City this March.

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Public Library is combining its weekly Friday coffee and tea delivery from The Bean with a selection of adult coloring pages and colored pencils to be used in a quiet environment. This activity is designed for adults, to give them a space to be creative and mindfu…

  • By Reilly Biel reilly.biel@yankton.net
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It’s been said that love is never easy. And with the case of Mortimer Mortimer, it’s nothing but failure.

  • BY RANDY DOCKENDORF randy.dockendorf@yankton.net
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With its next play, the Lewis and Clark Theatre Company (LCTC) wants to expose the audience to a different view.

  • By Julie J. Amsberry Yankton Area Arts
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Yankton Area Arts held its annual meeting this week. Amidst all the committee reports and shared goals for the future of the organization, two members finished their time serving on the board of directors. Lori Rothenberger and Kristi O’Connell-Ekroth served as committee chairs and held seve…

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VERMILLION — The Vermillion Public Library is combining its weekly Friday coffee and tea delivery from The Bean with a selection of adult coloring pages and colored pencils to be used in a quiet environment. This activity is designed for adults, to give them a space to be creative and mindfu…

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Mount Marty College Theatre and Performing Arts will present “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” a 2012 comedy by Rajiv Joseph, Feb. 2-4 in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus.

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VERMILLION — The University of South Dakota Department of English invites university and area community members to attend “Coffee, Canvas, and Collage,” Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Bean coffee shop in downtown Vermillion.

  • By Brenda K. Johnson P&D Correspondent
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Our local parks are where most of us connect with nature on a daily basis. We drive to work and notice the trees and planters on the boulevard. Or take a lunch walk across the Meridian Bridge or stroll along the shoreline by the ice shacks at Lake Yankton. We do miss some of these moments of…

  • By Brenda K. Johnson P&D Correspondent
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Indoor plants can beautify spaces just as creatively designed containers do outdoors. NASA studies report the ability of plants to improve air quality in closed circulation rooms by removing household chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. They add moisture and oxygen to a …