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One hundred and one years ago, at 1100-hour Nov. 11, 1918, the guns fell silent after World War 1, Armistice. Armistice Day Officially became Veterans Day in 1954.

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The elderly patient came back to our rural hospital from a hospital in a nearby larger city after having had major surgery and feeding-tube placement. The care from the bigger hospital was superb except that the patient was getting too much nutrient and fluids and was a bit “overloaded.” Als…

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When we had seven children, many of them quite young, I was working as the Internet Manager at the local university, along with teaching. My days were long and hard. When I came home, I was exhausted, but I would take time to play with my children and help around the house. But there were ti…

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I woke up Tuesday morning not feeling any different than I did Monday morning and I’m guessing you did, too, unless you came down with the flu or some other ailment during that time.

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Veterans, active members of the military, and families: Thank you for your sacrifice and service! This is the message of Veterans Day, which occurs this Monday, November 11. In Vermillion and around Clay County, several programs will commemorate this important holiday.

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On early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, most of the United States will go through the annual ritual of "falling back" and turning the hands of their clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. Do you believe it's time to stop "springing forward" and "falling back" when it comes to time?

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Captain America (Keith Gestring) strikes up a conversation with a trick-or-treater on Halloween night, Oct. 31, at the President's House in Vermillion. He is pictured with Wonder Woman (University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring) and the couple was kept so busy that they set up cha…

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By the fall of 2020, brothers of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will have a new house to call home. Construction of the two-story housing unit, to be located across the street from the fraternity’s current facility at 856 Madison Avenue, is now underway.

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A joint meeting of the Clay County Planning Commission and the City of Vermillion Planning Commission lasted 90 minutes Monday night and ended with city planning commission members voting to table the application of a conditional use permit made by Nutrien Ag Solutions.

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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader filed a motion to intervene Thursday with U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota in hopes of unsealing court documents involving a Vermillion police officer and the lawsuit she brought against the city of Vermillion and Matt Betzen, Vermillion’s pol…

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The Men of Phi Kappa Theta and the Women of Alpha Xi Delta will be going out on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, to Trick or Treat for a Scary Good Cause. They will be trick or treating for can goods and non-perishables which will be donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry at The Community Connec…

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There may come a time when the women of Theta Omega Chapter of ESA, who work each year to present the “She Said Yes To The Dress!” wedding dress fashion show, don’t outdo themselves.

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Now through January, visitors to USD’s Libraries can view artistic creations from around the world that honor and explore the idea of the book. The exhibition, entitled “Bound and Unbound V,” is currently on display on the second floor of the I.D. Weeks Library and is available for viewing d…

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The Living River Group Sierra Club is taking the Clay County Board of Adjustment and Clay County Commission Chairman Travis Mockler and his wife, Jill to court in an attempt to stop the Mocklers from constructing an animal feeding operation on their farm located in Pleasant Valley Township i…

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The much-anticipated renovation and expansion of the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion is underway and on schedule according to the museum’s manager of communications, Patricia Bornhofen.

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The Vermillion High School soccer team had eight sets of sisters on the team this past season. Thirteen were on the varsity roster, and four of the six seniors had a younger sibling on the team. Regardless of their age, each enjoyed getting to play with a family member.

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The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum are pleased to present “The Dragon Who Fell to Earth” featuring Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppets of Spearfish at the W.H. Over Museum on Oct. 27. The afternoon program will begin promptly at 2 p.m. with a puppet workshop. Children of all ages and their famil…

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Longtime Vermillion Middle School teacher Lori Jerred will be honored next week as this year’s SHAPE SD Middle School PE Teacher of the Year. Jerred, who has taught Physical Education for 38 years, has been with the Vermillion School District for 35 years and has coached a variety of sports,…

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Monday, October 14, area residents have a chance to take part in the second annual “Spoken History Cemetery Tour” at Vermillion’s Bluff View Cemetery.

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BY DAVID LIAS

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To say that the Vermillion NOW! 3 campaign ended on a high note is an understatement.

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The USD Wellness Center and Community Blood Bank will partner up to save lives at a fall community blood drive event held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the USD Wellness Center. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in …

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Jacob Dillon, CNA, Sanford Care Center Vermillion, Sanford Vermillion Medical Center, was selected as the Sanford Vermillion October PRIDE Employee of the Month. He has been an employee of Sanford Vermillion since October 2018.

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Rachel didn't like moving out west with her family, leaving their nice New England home. She was only eleven when they moved, and it was a long, arduous journey across the plains in the covered wagon. Her father worked hard and built a modest cabin, but three small rooms for twelve people ma…

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp told the story Monday of Alva, a resident of the Standing Rock Reservation with borders that spill into both South Dakota and North Dakota.

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The Vermillion Public Library is hosting a Halloween Trivia Night on Thursday, Oct. 24! This free event is for the adults, but families with older children are welcome to join in. Arrive in costume and get an extra point towards your total score for every team member dressed up! Snacks will …

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This week and next, USD students in Professor Jing Williams’ class will be at Wal-Mart on various days, handing out poppies and collecting donations for Vermillion’s VFW Post 3061. The project is a class assignment for the future educators, who are enrolled in Williams’ Elementary Education …

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In its early years, Goat Island was used as a place for well, goats.

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Marilyn didn't like dogs, and no one seemed to know why. Her children really wanted a dog, but she always said no. The children went to their dad and begged for a dog, so he approached his wife about it. Even he couldn't convince her that all children needed a dog.

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This week, USD students, alumni, and Vermillion community members are looking to the future as they celebrate a great tradition of the past: Dakota Days. This year marks the 105th Dakota Days celebration, and a weeklong schedule of events has been unfolding this week to celebrate USD, its st…