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SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees during a press conference Thursday at the SDRRMA Exhibit in the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Induction events will be held April 17-18, 2020, at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

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Former Yankton resident and former Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will be holding a book signing event at Monta’s Framing and Design on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m.-noon.  

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NORTH SIOUX CITY — Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve near McCook Lake invites visitors to get in the holiday spirit and step back in time by attending the annual Christmas at the Homestead on Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon to 4 p.m.

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The next installment of the Little White Church Sessions, “An Evening with Tough Old Bird,” is set for the AME Allen Chapel (508 Cedar Street) in Yankton at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

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In celebration of Veterans Day, the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is honored to welcome a Living Library of Veterans on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.

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VERMILLION — The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is hosting its first Wine & Paint event on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Adults 21 and up are invited a relaxing evening of wine and a fun painting session led by Beth Samenus.

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Yankton Area Arts hosted an Art Market at the Harvest Halloween Festival last weekend. What a beautiful day to share art with the community! We had 11 artists sharing their work, James Dean playing great music as folks walked in, and four non-profits offering free arts and crafts projects fo…

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Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups in existence. They were at the forefront in progenitors of the astonishing full-band sound of “contemporary” a cappella. You’d be hard pressed to find a more influential vocal ensemble out there i…

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Note to Readers: Thank you for sharing about your plant experiences this season and for reading about other talented people of our region who enjoy plants.

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Three of the new South Dakota Master Gardener Interns that are from Yankton share their choices of plants worthy a top pick this past growing season. These three interns are also new members of Missouri Valley Master Gardeners.

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Emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation of ash trees was identified in the Sioux Falls area over a year ago. What’s happening about EAB there now is highlighted, with a note of interest for Yankton.

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Some people are especially attuned to the rhythm of Nature around this region. Darlene Kunde of Yankton noticed something she hadn’t seen before concerning common lilac shrubs at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. A campground host at the park also remarked in surprise about lilacs near the …

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• If you’re curious about getting your garden or flowerbed space ready for next season with no-till methods, the South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has videos that describe South Dakotans who are trying methods that allow them to use no-till gardening. No-Till gardeni…

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Lori Anderson, manager of Hy-Vee Floral Department at Yankton Hy-Vee, (605) 665-0662, says that houseplants are for decoration, and have other benefits too. A wide variety of them also help purify the air of harmful chemicals. Anderson shares tips to care for houseplants during the winter mo…

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Come and meet local authors at the Yankton Community Library on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2-4 p.m. Books will be available for sale and signing. This is a great opportunity to shop local, visit with published authors and get unique holiday gifts for your family and friends.

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The Yankton High School Marching Corps, under the direction of Todd Carr, Gwen Wenisch and Sarah Brandt, has had a busy fall both preparing and performing their 2019 show “American Celebrations.” The band’s marching season started in August and will conclude on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, with the…

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TABOR — The Tabor American Legion & Auxiliary will be celebrating their 100th birthday Sunday, Nov. 10, with an open house 2-4 p.m. at the Tabor American Legion Hall, main street, Tabor.

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If Shakespeare’s plays are your thing, you’ll get them all in a single evening at the Yankton High School (YHS) fall play.

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CROFTON, Neb. — The Assisted Living Association will be sponsoring a “Living History Tour” fundraiser event on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Crofton Haymarket-Pulley Museum in downtown Crofton, Nebraska with tickets selling at the door at 5:30 p.m.

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The Friends Group of the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery is hosting “Halloween at the Aquarium” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the aquarium, located at 31227 436th Ave. west of Yankton

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River City Harmony Chorus, Sweet Adelines, Inc., International is performing their annual barbershop show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 27, at The Center, 900 Whiting Dr. in Yankton. The show, “Girls Night Out,” will feature the women’s chorus and Home Brewed, a male barbershop quartet from Nebraska.

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Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs, located at 2111 W. 11th St. in Yankton, will hold a Trick-Or-Treat Event from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Kids aged 8 and under are welcome to attend.

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During the week of Halloween, the Yankton Community Library’s Storytime will have some special Halloween fun. Children are encouraged to come in costume for any of the Storytime session the week of Oct. 28 (Oct. 28, 29, 31). Storytime will then be followed by trick-or-treating around the lib…

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They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and this Halloween, they’re going to be singing and dancing onstage in Mount Marty College’s (MMC) Marian Auditorium.

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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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The Vermillion Public Library is hosting a Halloween Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 24. This free event is for the adults, but families with older children are welcome to join in. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Kozak Room and is open to the public.

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The Friends Group of the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery is hosting “Halloween at the Aquarium” at 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the aquarium, located at 31227 436th Ave. west of Yankton.

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TABOR — The Tabor American Legion will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Tabor American Legion Post. There will be four kinds of pancakes, fresh, homemade doughnuts, ham, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

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Yankton’s fifth Honor Fest aims to share a Christian message as well as facts about human trafficking in the Yankton area.

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By popular request, the Yankton Community Library will be offering a free encore showing of “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Witness a stunning, landmark performance from Lakota Elder, Dave Bald Eagle, who passed on after filming at the age of 97. Many would consider it t…

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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 Vermillion Public Library is hosting a Halloween Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 24. This free event is for the adults, but families with older children are welcome to join in. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Kozak Room and is open to the public.

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PIERRE — A secret bombing mission, a crash-landing in China, and a bold escape open the newest biography from the South Dakota State Historical Society. “The First Strike: Doolittle Raider Don Smith” by Paul Higbee takes readers far from the South Dakota plains as he details the role of Sout…