October 1st, 2021


VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Time: 8:30-9:30 AM

Join us for a conversation with Laura Anderton as she discusses Greek Life. Watch at or on Channel 3.

Thank you to our sponsor: Pizza Ranch

Main Street Inn Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021from 8:30-9:30am at 221 E. Main St., Vermillion, SD 57069

VCDC Red Talks

When: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Where: Old Lumber Company

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us over lunch for a discussion with Hailie Warren, Director of Public Relations and Brand Engagement, as she discusses building a dynamic employee culture.

Thank you to our sponsors: CorTrust Bank, First Dakota National Bank, Vermillion Medical Clinic, Bank of the West, Edward Jones, and Pizza Ranch


Pressing Matters

25 cent color copies

FULL-COLOR printing on 1 side with white border margin; printed on 20# white LETTER-SIZE paper. Minimum order is 20.

Offer applies only to EMAIL orders with attached 8-1/2”x11’ PDF.


Lunch & Learn at the Library

Want to learn how to use your library card to download and read electronic books and audiobooks? Join the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library for an October Lunch & Learn as we show participants how to access OverDrive, the library’s main digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Books can be downloaded to your Kindle, Nook, or other electronic device through OverDrive anywhere, anytime!

This event will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room. The program will take place Friday, October 1st at 12:00 pm. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch, and refreshments will be served!

For questions email or call 605.677.7060.

Dakota Days

Friday, October 1:

9-10am Beacom Alumni Lecture (Beacom Auditorium)

2:30-4pm Beacom Dakota Days Reception Beacom School of Business

3:30-5pm Law Alumni Reception (Knudson School of Law)

4-5pm Docquiris with the Political Science Dept. (Al Neuharth Media Center)

4-5:30pm The Legends of Delzell (Delzell Education Center)

4-6pm Sorority & Fraternity Life Alumni Social (Dakota Brickhouse)

5:30-8pm Unleash Your Legacy Alumni Achievement Awards (Muenster University Center Ballroom)

Saturday, October 2:

8am-7pm Free community shuttles, running all day

9am 107th Annual Dakota Days Parade Main Street

10am Tailgate Nation (DakotaDome)

Celebrating Vermillion’s New Community Mural Wanahca

The Vermillion Community Mural Project & the Vermillion Cultural Association are hosting a dedication event celebrating the completion of Wanahca, the second installation of a two-part mural designed and created by Reyna Hernandez, Elizabeth Skye, Inkpa Mani, and assisted by Amber Hansen, Jenae Porter, Sonia Perea-Morales as well as members of the community

The dedication will be held by the east-facing wall of the Coyote Twin Theater located at 10 East Main Street on Saturday, October 2nd @ 2:00pm. The artists will share information about the process and inspiration behind the design, as well as reflections on painting during the pandemic.

The mural dedication is an event meant to bring members of the community together in celebration of Vermillion’s growing interest and investment in creating public art spaces throughout the city.

Academy Awards With Film Maker

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting film maker Jenny Wang for her analysis of what makes a film an Academy Award winner. The program will take place Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 pm. This program will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room.

Have you wondered why the films that are selected for the Academy Awards are picked, and why that film won? Film Maker Jenny Wang is here to share her expertise on film and will be analyzing the films Green Book, The Shape of Water, and Moonlight.

For questions email or call 605-677-7060.


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.

Photography Contest

The Friends of the Missouri National Recreational River is hosting a photography contest! Show us your Missouri River! Categories include River Activities, Wildlife and plants, Scenery, and Youth (under 18). For more information, go to FOMNRR Facebook page. Winning photographs will be printed in the FOMNRR newsletter and shown on the FOMNRR website and Facebook page. Deadline is October 1, 2021. Entries may be submitted by email to

Eagles Auxillary People Help People Award

The Eagles Club Auxiliary #2421 know there are many people who go above and beyond to help others in our community and the surrounding area. Please nominate anyone that you would like to recognize and the Eagles Club will give them a $25 gift certificate to the Eagles Club in Vermillion.

Nominations need to be in by the 15th of the month and the winner will be awarded on the first. Nominees need to be 18 years of age and above. You may submit applications to


FIVE-YEAR Celebration of Ripple Glass Partnership

On September 1st, 2021, Ripple Glass recognized the City of Vermillion for five years of participating in their glass-recycling program. Since 2016, the recycling center has provided 255.73 tons of glass for recycling. The City is pleased to offer this program alongside other recycling options. The City appreciates the partnership with Ripple Glass and looks forward to continuing to work with the community to recycle glass and other materials. Visit the City’s website to learn more about the recycling programs offered by the City of Vermillion.

To recycle glass, please bring it to the Missouri Valley Recycling Center at 840 N. Crawford Road. All glass containers to be recycled should be empty and clean of any food residue. Due to safety concerns, glass is not accepted by the Curbside Recycling Program or at the satellite drop-off trailers.


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