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Plankinton School

An accredited 64,000 sq. ft. elementary and high school built in 2002.  The new school has state-of-the-art classrooms, a wellness center, community library, and excellent sports facilities. Update: school addition now under construction!

Plankinton School Website 
Crossroads of the USA

Crossroads at Plankinton
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

"A Jewel of a Location" with Interstate 90 intersecting US 281 just outside of Plankinton, South Dakota.

I-90 runs across the country, from the eastern seaboard (Boston) to the western shores (Seattle) of the United States.  US 281 is an international highway connecting Canada to Mexico.
Seat of Aurora County

Aurora County Court House
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

The Aurora County Courthouse is located at 410 North Main Street
in Plankinton.

Plankinton is the county seat of Aurora County, South Dakota.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
St. John's Catholic Church
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

St. John's Catholic Church

United Methodist Church Information
Photo courtesy Jim Cody

United Methodist Church

January 2018


Thu 4th ------------------------- City Council Meeting - 6:30 pm (note one-time change)
The general public is welcome to attend meetings of the Plankinton City Council at City Hall. To be added to the agenda, please call in advance at 942-7767.  Meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month

Mon 8th ----------------------- School Board Meeting - 6:00 pm
Regular meetings of the board of the Plankinton Independent School District 1-1 are held the 2nd Monday of each month in the workroom at Plankinton School.

Mon 15th----------------------- Martin Luther King Day

Wed 17th ---------------------- Service Club Meeting - Noon - Commerce Street
All business owners in the Plankinton area are invited to join the Service Club and help promote the Plankinton business community.  The Club gets involved in worthy community causes and plans exciting events such as the annual Plankinton Pheasant Fest!  Contact Lindsey Weich at 605-942-7636 for details on how to become a member.

Fri 26th ------------------------- Shoot for a Cure Night at Plankinton School - 4:30 pm Silent Auction 5-7:30 pm Soup and Sandwich Supper

Plankinton Area Wellness Center
at Plankinton School

Wellness Center Board Members 2017

President: Beth Victor
Treasurer/Bank Liaison: Kelsey Hill
Secretary: Tara Bush
Community Relations: Amanda Earl
Equipment: Ryan Pryor

Memberships and Fees for an Individual or Family

Stop in at the Farmers & Merchants State Bank during business hours and ask to get signed up with Kelsey, or call Kelsey at 942-7781.

The Plankinton Area Wellness Center has a flat monthly rate.  You are encouraged to set up your monthly payment to be automatically deducted from your checking account for a 50% discount!

Automatic EFT Monthly Rates

Individual  $10.00
Family (2 or more)  $15.00

Senior Individual  $7.00

Senior Family (2 or more)  $10.00

*If you pay manually, the rates are double those listed above*

The Wellness Center has installed an entrance directly into the Wellness Center.  With your membership you will receive an Access Control Card that allows you 24-hour access into the facility.  Your first Access Control Card (key) is free with a membership.  Additional or replacement cards are $10.00 each.

Equipment Available


3 Treadmills
3 Elliptical Trainers
2 Recumbent Bikes
1 Upright Stationary Bikes
1 Rowing Machine
1 NuStep Bike
Fitness Mats
Back Extension
Roman Chair
Fitness Balls


Smith Machine
Dumbbell Weights
Medicine Balls

Small Group Area

for a Video/DVD Workout


Plankinton Area Wellness Center Rules

1)  No street shoes allowed on machines
2)  You are encouraged to bring water to stay hydrated; no other beverages or food in facility
3)  Clean the pieces of equipment that you have used with the provided wipes
4)  Treadmills and one of the ellipticals need to have power switches shut off after use
5)  If you are the last one in the facility, shut off TV, stereo equipment, fans, and lights

Plankinton Community Library
at Plankinton School

Library Hours - Tues/Thurs: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For more information please call the Plankinton Community Library

Interested in posting to the Plankinton Community Calendar?
Please contact the Webmaster:  calendar @

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