July 17th, 2020


VCDC UpNEXT Coffee Hour

When: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Time: 9:00 am

Join us on Wednesday morning for coffee hour with the VCDC and LaunchPAD Children’s Museum!

Tune in at www.facebook.com/LiveVermillion/ or on Channel 3.

Vermillion NEXT Membership

Vermillion NEXT, the Young Professionals Network for Emerging Leaders is an initiative to engage young professionals in and around the Vermillion area, for people aged 21-40. It’s a great way to get involved with the community, to meet people, and to have an impact on the city and on your own professional development. Join now!

Thursdays on the Platz

Every Thursday from July 9th through August 27th! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in downtown Vermillion. The VCDC encourages mask wearing and social distancing for the safety of all attendees.


Why partner with MARCO?

Marco is one of the largest technology providers in the country with offices in 12 states and customers nationwide. Marco specializes in copiers/printers, business IT services, managed services and cloud services. Our technology experts break down complex solutions into simple terms to position your business for success. Learn more at marconet.com.


Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market

We are going to end the drive-through market. As much as we had hoped it would increase safety, it seems to have increased risk in other areas. The market will be all walking as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience. However, we encourage those in high-risk populations to contact vendors in advance to order for the week.

Saturday markets are returning! Look for us the last Saturday of each month!

• July 25th

• August 29th

• September 26th

From 9am - 12:00 pm at the Platz, downtown Vermillion

Why respond to the 2020 Census?

Census data helps states and communities get its fair share of billions of dollars in federal funding. Text “2020Census” to 313131.

USD Move-In Day 2020

Move-in day at USD this year will take place over three days:

• Friday, August 14th

• Saturday, August 15th

• Sunday, August 16th

Check out the USD website to see the housing maps and get more information.

Vermillion Public Library COVID-19 Updates

During July we will continue to offer our pick-up at the door service for library materials. Staff are available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday to answer the phone, respond to emails, and pull materials. We have 30-minute computer sessions available by appointment. If you need help with printing, faxing, or copying please contact us for assistance.

Our virtual summer reading program is underway, check out our website and Facebook page for summer activities and programming!

Returned library materials are being quarantined and wiped down before resuming circulation. However, please keep in mind, the library cannot guarantee germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using physical library materials is best for you and your family.

We appreciate everyone’s patience during this difficult time. We are working hard to offer as many services as possible in the safest way we can. Despite the highly fluid nature of the pandemic, we’re still here for our community!

Attention all teens!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library wants to extend a special invite to all teens this summer. They are hosting a virtual summer reading program this year with the theme "Imagine Your Story,” and will be celebrating fairy tales, mythology, and fantasy! Fridays in June and July, teens can join in on fun activities, Zoom chats, and quizzes. Register to receive links and reminders to your email. Activities include interactive fairy tales, weekly art challenges, and quizzes on fantasy, fairy tales, or mythology, all led by Youth Services Assistant Mackenzie. Check out their Facebook page @VermillionPublicLibrary or website at www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org for all information and updates regarding the summer reading program.


Movies for Miracles Drive-In

On Friday, July 17th, there will be a drive-in movie located in the Vermillion Walmart parking lot, put on by the Vermillion Cultural Association (VCA). All of the admission proceeds will benefit the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network and onsite concession purchases will support the Coyote Twin Theater. The movie to be featured will be “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Follow the VCA on Facebook for more updates!

Hydrant Party!

Hosted by the Vermillion Parks and Recreation Dept. & Vermillion Fire EMS Dept. every Tuesday from June 23rd to July 28th. Participants are required to wear a sandal shoe. Social distancing will be enforced. Please only attend the party closest to your neighborhood. Freeze pops will be provided. If rained out Tuesday, come Wednesday!

12:00 pm – Bluffs Golf Course

1:00 pm – Trinity Church

2:00 pm – Hillside Church

3:00 pm – Armory Parking Lot

Let’s Move! Camp

This camp is all about things that move and how they move! We will be learning about how gravity helps things move and how different forms of energy make things move! July 20th and July 22nd or July 21st and July 23rd. Pricing for each session is $70.00. Located at the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum in Sioux City, Iowa.

Family Movie Night Popcorn

The Vermillion Cultural Association will open their doors from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Grab some carry out popcorn to enjoy at home while watching a movie with your family. Small - $5. Medium - $6. Large - $7. Jumbo $15. *Subject to change.

Bloody Mary Sunday

They are back! CDC guidelines in place, of course. Valiant Vineyards have huge balconies to spread out and enjoy the Godzilla Bloody Mary with a whole rotisserie chicken or the Monster Bloody Mary topped with a grilled brat! Every Sunday, we create a new delicious Monster Meal piled on a tall ice cold glass of Bloody Mary. Follow Valiant Vineyards on Facebook to see the new meal each week! Spring through Fall,11:00 am – 2:00 pm.


City of Vermillion Board Vacancies


To serve on any City board or commission, you must be a resident of Vermillion. If you are interested in serving on either of the boards listed below, please complete an Expression of Interest form that can be submitted via the City’s website.


The City of Vermillion has one vacancy, due to resignation, on the Joint Powers Solid Waste Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of elected officials (4), appointed city staff (2), and citizens from Vermillion, Yankton, Clay County, and Yankton County (4). The Board generally meets four times a year to make recommendations regarding landfill and recycling center operations. Twice in Vermillion and twice in Yankton at approximately 5:30 pm and typically on a Thursday.

To be eligible for this appointment, the individual must be a resident of Vermillion. If interested, please submit an Expression of Interest form via the City’s website. Completed Expression of Interest forms are due by 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 16th, 2020. It is anticipated that City Council will make an appointment at their July 20th, 2020 meeting.

DENR Recognizes the City of Vermillion for Drinking Water Compliance

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the City of Vermillion public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

“The coronavirus has brought us many challenges this year including uncertainty about the health of our families and communities. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of South Dakota’s public water supply systems, one resource we do not need to worry about is safe drinking water. DENR is excited to award the City of Vermillion with the Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence for its efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and for delivering safe drinking water to their customers for 19 consecutive years,” said DENR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “Year after year, the City of Vermillion system operation specialists have worked tirelessly to provide safe drinking water to its customers and this year is no exception.”

The system’s operations specialists are Wade Mount, Fred Balleweg, Curt Haakinson, Dale Husby, Shane Griese, Tyler Zimmerman, Eric McPherson, and Andrew Wickre.

To qualify for the Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence, public water systems and their system operations specialists had to meet all of the compliance monitoring and reporting requirements, drinking water standards, and certification requirements for ten consecutive years or more.

Marketplace Vermillion

1,600 square foot, corner space available for rent. Great visibility and great location! Call or text 605.299.9925 for more info.



Polaris is looking for FT Mid Shift & 2nd Shift team members for warehouse associate duties. Apply online today!

Prairie Eye Clinic

Looking for a full-time and part-time optician – technician. Email resume to drbrown@prairieeyeclinic.com


The University of South Dakota is now hiring for campus positions. Apply today!

2020 Census

Earn Extra Income. Work Flexible Hours. Teachers, History Makers Needed! Help get funding for your community! Apply online! 2020census.gov/jobs or 1.855.JOB.2020


Visit: www.LiveVermillion.com 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 Megan@VermillionChamber.com.


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