August 13th, 2021


VCDC Annual Banquet

Vermillion Fully Charged

Join us for an electrifying night of energizing stories.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Social hour 5:00pm-6:00pm

Dinner at 6:15pm

Sanford Coyote Sports Center

VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Time: 8:30-9:30 AM

Join us in a conversation about USD Move-In Day with Connor Peterson, Katie Fitzgerald and Bryant Jackson at or on Channel 3.

Thank you to our sponsor: The Market Delivers!

Thursdays on the Platz

August 19th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the City Hall parking lot

Music: Nick Burke

Food: Pizza Ranch

Beer: Zipline

Thank you to our sponsors: Vermillion Robotics, Habitat for Humanity, Main Street Center, Vermillion Public Transit, Sharing the Dream, VFW, ROCS Dining, Greening Vermillion, Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of Southeastern SD, United Way, Rotary Club, Sunrise Vermillion, and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library!

Cow & Spoon Ribbon Cutting

Come and see the newest ice cream joint in town. Samples and lemonade will be available.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

13 E Main St Vermillion, SD 57069


El Fredo Pizza & The Market Delivers Ribbon Cutting

Join us for a joint ribbon cutting with two of our newest members.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

831 E. Cherry St Vermillion, SD 57069

3:00pm – 4:00pm



Greening Vermillion will soon be launching a new round of storm drain painting. Artists throughout our community have painted several drains across town, and more will be painted this summer and fall! The painted drains help bring awareness about water pollution through storm drains- reminding community members that Vermillion’s stormwater drains directly into the Vermillion River. This pollution has an impact of fish and wildlife as well as clean water for recreation, drinking, and the natural beauty of our community.

Visual Artists Needed

If you are interested in developing a mural to be painted on a stormwater drain in Vermillion, please send a draft of your design to Meghann Jarchow by 27 August 2021(

To learn more about the Adopt-a-Drain program, visit

Clay County Fair

August 12-14, 2021

Tuesday, August 10

4-6pm Open Class Exhibit Entry

Wednesday, August 11

5-7pm Enter non-livestock 4-H projects

Thursday, August 12

Sponsored by: Runnings and Larrys Heating and Cooling

Check website for full list of activities.

Saturday, August 14

Sponsored by: Nutrien

Check website for full list of activities.

Visit our Facebook page for news and updates.

USD Football Camps

The University of South Dakota is hosting the youth football camp on August 16th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm for grades 1 through 6. For more information, visit All USD camps are open to any and all entrants, regardless of abilities, limited only by camp numbers, age or gender.

Camp schedule:


• North West Doors of the Dome, 1101 N Dakota St, Vermillion, SD 57069

6:00 pm - START

• Agility Drills

• Position Specific Drills

8:30 pm - END

Campers Will Need

1. Water Bottle

2. Athletic shoes for the turf (Gym shoes or football cleats)

3. Athletic dress (Shorts and T-shirt)

4. Gloves

Cost is free


Get Screened for Heart and Vascular Health

Only $25 each for a limited time

With heart and vascular screenings from Sanford Health, you can check the condition of your heart, veins and arteries so you can made informed decisions about your care. Heary and vascular screenings are recommended starting at the age 40.

Date and Time: Monday, August 16, 2021 8am-5pm

Location: Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, 20 S. Plum St., Vermillion

Walk Ins welcome

Call (605).312.2150 to schedule your screening

Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market

Every Thursday 3:00PM to 7:00PM

Clay Co. Fairgrounds

Cherry & High Streets

The market features homegrown and homemade products from the Southeastern SD, Northeastern Nebraska, and Northwestern Iowa areas including fresh produce, meats, eggs, jams and jellies, clothing items, crafts, and more.

They welcome new vendors and offer affordable, seasonal and weekly vendor rates. They encourage both established producers and smaller enterprises to give their market a try. USDA rules for dairy, meat, and eggs apply–please give them a visit and ask for their latest vendor contract.

Public Notices

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to South Dakota Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 32 South Dakota counties and neighboring counties in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began July 6th, 2021.

Primary South Dakota counties: Beadle, Davison, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Sanborn, Tripp and Turner;

Neighboring South Dakota counties: Aurora, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Douglas, Gregory, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, Mellette, Moody, Spink, Todd and Yankton; Neighboring Iowa county: Lyon; Neighboring Minnesota counties: Pipestone and Rock; Neighboring Nebraska counties: Cherry and Keya Paha.

Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

“Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 2.88 percent for businesses and 2 percent for private nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years and are available to small businesses and most private nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship,” Garfield said.

By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The Secretary declared this disaster on July 12th, 2021.

Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the Secretary’s declaration. However, nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster assistance in drought disasters.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications by clicking the button below. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to apply for economic injury is March 14th, 2022.

Click HERE to apply

Bright Energy Choices

Issued Date: July 26, 2021

Point of Contact: John Prescott, City Manager, 605.677.7050

(Vermillion, SD) Vermillion Light & Power is offering Bright Energy Choices to our utility customers; Bright Energy Choices is a program that lets our community support the development of additional carbon-free, renewable energy resources.

90% of the electricity purchased by Vermillion Light & Power customers last year came from clean energy resources that do not produce greenhouse gases. Put clean energy comes from renewable resources including hydroelectric, wind, and solar, in addition to nuclear energy which is not renewable, but releases no greenhouse gases.

Do you want 100% clean energy? If you elect to participate in Bright Energy Choices, a small premium of $0.001(one-tenth of one cent)per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will be added to 10% of your kWh usage each month. This represents the portion of your electricity that comes from fossil fuels, and will be offset by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) when you participate. For an average homeowners using 900 kWh’s per month, the Bright Energy Choices premium will be only $0.09 per month.

The City’s wholesale power supplier, Missouri River Energy Services, purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on behalf of our participating customers. RECs are proof that electricity was generated by qualifying clean, renewable facilities. When you enroll, REC purchases will offset the portion of your energy that comes from fossil fuels, making your electric usage 100% clean and carbon free!

If you want to utilize only clean energy and take a step towards a more sustainable and renewable future, join the Bright Energy Choices program today. For only a small fee on your utility bill, you will be investing in 100% clean energy.

To opt into the Bright Energy Choices program, please fill out the form below and return it to City Hall, or complete the form online at

We are sending this New Release as a service to the new media and citizens of Vermillion.

Recycling Help for Property Owners & Managers

Do your tenants recycle? Greening Vermillion wants to help you help them!

Email to request free info cards that say where to find the online and print Recycling & Sustainability Guide. Some property managers are including the cards with welcome letters to new tenants. A little information and encouragement go a long way.

Recycling prolongs the life of our landfill (saving money), conserves natural resources, and provides valuable materials to regional manufacturers. It even makes people feel good!

Please reach out to Greening Vermillion with any questions and follow @GreeningVermillion on Facebook.

Visit: and click on the ‘Things to Do’ tab in the center of the page for a comprehensive view of community events. If you don’t see your event listed, use the ‘Submit New Event’ button on our calendar to send us the information. For further assistance, feel free to contact our Director of Strategic Communications & Tourism at


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