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Youth from Vermillion rehearse Tuesday as they prepare for their Friday performance of “X is for Zebra” in the Thomas H. Craig Center for Performing Arts at Vermillion High School. The young thespians have completed a week-long session of rehearsals along with Vermillion Community Theatre’s …

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It will be a milestone celebration next weekend when area residents come together to celebrate the 150th Dalesburg Midsommar Festival.  The historic event will take place Friday afternoon and evening, June 21, featuring music, a Scandinavian smorgasbord, children’s activities, and the raisin…

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Mobile, Alabama – Rachel Brady of Vermillion will travel to Mobile, Ala., on Monday, June 17, to participate in the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals on June 27, 28 and 29 at the Mobile Civic Center Theater. Brady is one of 50 representatives competing for thousands of dollars i…

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The Clay County Board of Adjustment, made up of members of the Clay County Commission, began a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Clay County Courthouse to hear an appeal by the Living River Group, Sierra Club concerning a conditional use permit granted to Travis Mockler.

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Susanne Skyrm, co-chair of the Living River Group, Sierra Club, read this statement to the Clay County Board of Adjustment Tuesday morning as the board heard input on the organization’s appeal of the approval by the Clay County Planning Commission of a conditional use permit to Travis Mockle…

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Clay County Planning and Zoning Administrator Cynthia Aden defended recent decisions made by her and by the Clay County Planning Commission during a Tuesday morning hearing before the Clay County Board of Adjustment.

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YANKTON — Mount Marty College (MMC) is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Dean's List honorees. The MMC Dean's List comprises undergraduate students completing a full-time load of graded coursework with a minimum term GPA of 3.5.

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The South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game, presented by Sanford, will take place this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Vermillion High School’s Veteran’s Sports Complex. This will be the 33rd annual game in the state.

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Sen. John Thune told Girls State delegates Thursday morning to take advantage of the opportunities that the American Legion Auxiliary program has offered them during the week.

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U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds said Tuesday that South Dakota farmers appear to be willing to back President Trump’s trade battle with China, even if it means accepting government aid to make up for falling prices for soybeans and other crops.

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In the near future, certain motorists could get a real charge out of traveling in and through Vermillion.

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Vermillion’s downtown improvement project will receive additional city funding, but the amount depends on final bids.

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Delegates to the 2019 American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State Program prepared for a busy schedule of activities Thursday by singing and dancing in the aisles of Aalfs Auditorium before the morning’s program got underway. Girls State will wrap up its week-long presence at the Univ…

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The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” June 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 4 p.m., in Prentis Park, Vermillion. The family-friendly performances are free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the li…

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Kostya Kimlat brought a little bit of magic along with a powerful message to the Dakota Hospital Foundation Community Leadership Dinner, held May 23 in the Muenster University Center on the University of South Dakota campus.

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People who attended Monday’s Memorial Day service in Vermillion learned about the rather brief life of CPL. Lloyd M. Thompson, who grew up in Clay County and lost his life in defense of the United States during World War II.

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Sen. Mike Rounds told the young women participating in the 2019 American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State program Tuesday the American Legion has developed the program because it knows how important it is for young people to be involved in the future development of the nation.

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Layne Stewart, director of Clay County’s Office of Emergency Management, was presented the Community Health Service Award at the Dakota Hospital Foundation Community Leadership Dinner held Thursday, May 23 in the Muenster University Center on the USD campus.

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Duane Popham of Watertown, chairman of the South Dakota Special Olympics board of directors, stood quietly in the brisk breeze blowing across Lillibridge Track on the University of South Dakota campus Saturday morning, and simply took it all in.

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Vermillion’s Memorial Day observation is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the First Baptist Church, 101 E. Main Street. The event is organized by VFW Post 3061 and everyone is invited to attend.

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Several of the local participants in the Special Olympics South Dakota Summer Games had a very busy weekend as they also took part in the VADO On Broadway 2019 Dance Recital held May 18 and 19 in the Thomas H. Craig Center for the Performing Arts at Vermillion High School. Dancing to the son…

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VERMILLION – The cast of characters has been selected for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s (SDSF) production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Shakespearean comedy will be staged June 6-9, 2019, in Prentis Park, Vermillion, SD. The performances are free and open to the public.

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Jackie Schofield of the Rapid City Storm is congratulated by a volunteer at the finish line of the University of South Dakota Lillibridge Track after finishing her race Saturday morning. Track and field events of the South Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games are being held at the university…

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Kari Jensen was honored as the 2018-19 Vermillion School District Teacher of the Year during Saturday's commencement ceremony for the Vermillion High School Class of 2019, held in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on the University of South Dakota campus.

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Jami Baedke, chairman of the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company Board of Directors, asked the 100 people who gathered at RED Steakhouse Tuesday afternoon to make a serious mental review of the things that have been accomplished in Vermillion over the past 10 years.

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When asked to speak at the Vermillion High School Class of 2019’s commencement ceremony, Lucky Huber said he decided to do some research on YouTube and review previous commencement speeches given at universities across the country.

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A member of the Vermillion High School Class of 2019 who had just received a diploma in commencement exercises last Saturday is now in a Sioux Falls hospital after the car he was riding in collided with a semi Monday afternoon on Highway 50 west of Vermillion.

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Logan Wadley, a member of the Vermillion High School Class of 2019, prepares to receive a celebratory hug after commencement services had concluded in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center on the University of South Dakota campus Saturday afternoon. Look for further coverage of the graduation cer…

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The Vermillion City Council agreed at its Monday night meeting to allocate $550,000 to the upcoming Vermillion Now! 3 campaign that will be officially launched by the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) on May 14.

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During two regular meetings of the Vermillion City Council held in the past month, aldermen have heard detailed reports on the upcoming Vermillion Now! 3 capital campaign that will be launched next week by the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) , and a hope that the city will …

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I grew up in Vermillion graduating from VHS in 1970 (1) and USD in 1974 (2) as, I suppose, one of Dr. Farber’s government boys. Since leaving Vermillion I have regularly sought to stay in touch with my hometown through the vehicle of the Vermillion Plain Talk. I was surprised to read the cov…