- Donations are now being accepted at both First Dakota National Bank locations in Yankton (225 Cedar Street and 2105 Broadway Avenue) for Sgt. Corey Briest and his family. Corey and his wife, Jenny (Johnson), are parents to 3-year old Kylie and 1-year old Connor. Corey was seriously injured Dec. 4 near Baghdad, Iraq, in the line of duty, while serving with Yankton's Battery C, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery unit. Questions on how to make a donation can be directed to (605) 665-7432.
- The Wilson Trailer Company of Yankton has established a memorial fund for the family of Staff Sgt. Daniel Cuka, who was killed in the line of duty Sunday in Iraq. Cuka was an employee of the Wilson Trailer Company prior to deploying to Iraq as a member of Yankton's Battery C, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery. Wilson's has made an initial contribution to the fund and others
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may do so by sending their donations to an account set up for Milissa Cuka at the Services Center Federal Credit Union in Yankton, SD 57078. Anyone with questions about how to make a donation may call (605) 665-4309 for more information.
- A benefit account for Allen Kokesh Jr., son of Allen and Kristi Kokesh Sr., has been set up at all CorTrust Bank locations. Kokesh was injured in Baghdad, Iraq, when two IED's exploded near his HUMVEE while on patrol. Donations will be used to help cover costs for family members to travel during Kokesh's long road to recovery. The family would like to thank the community for their prayers and thoughts and extend their prayers and thoughts to the families of Richard, Daniel, Corey and Warren.
- A memorial fund for the family of Richard Schild has been established at First Dakota National Bank, 2104 Broadway Ave., Yankton SD 57078.