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A proposed ordinance that would have changed the zoning of land bordering the Missouri River from NRC Natural Resource Conservation to RR Rural Residential failed to be approved by the Clay County Commission on its second reading at the commissioners’ Tuesday meeting.

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As of last month, the Jail/Law Enforcement Center Facility Committee that has been working on the eventual construction of a new Clay County Jail and Law Enforcement Center that will house the offices of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department and the Vermillion Police Department had settled on…

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Vermillions second and third-graders have been busy in recent weeks, composing letters to Santa. Here, some share their letters to the man in red.

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Consider the 1862 Dakota Uprising in Minnesota from the perspective of Sarah Wakefield. At the time of the Uprising, Sarah was married to a government physician on the Dakota (or Sioux) reservation. She was captured with her two young children the first morning of the outbreak. Her relations…

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With the close of one year and the start of another, it’s customary to set goals, or resolutions, to guide one during the new year. Here, Vermillion fourth graders share what they are resolving for 2021.

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Editor’s Note: Fifth Graders at St. Agnes Elementary School share what they are grateful for with readers of the Vermillion Plain Talk.

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Next week, families across the nation will pause to celebrate Thanksgiving in a variety of ways. Like many students, Vermillion first-graders are excited for the holiday and are looking forward to participating in traditional and non-traditional activities. Here’s what some Vermillion first-…

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For many families, turkey is an important part of the Thanksgiving meal. This year, first-graders at St. Agnes Catholic School offer the following tips for making the perfect turkey. Bon Appetit!

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Presidents impact all areas of life, including sports. Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saving football. William Howard Taft had a bad morning at the office in 1910 as women demanded the right to vote and he fled to watch a baseball game which would become the first ever Presidential open…

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The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library seeks a creative, energetic individual with a genuine passion for working with youth to serve as Youth Services Librarian. Are you eager to share the love of reading and literature, develop capable users of information and technology, and encou…