AIDS Memorial Quilt Committee gives $3,000 to Berakhah House Every minute, five young people are infected with HIV, the precursor virus to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). It is estimated that 33.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. With these figures in mind, the Vermillion AIDS Memorial Quilt Display Committee … Read Article
Mediacom introduces cable Internet access Mediacom is bringing the fast lane of the information superhighway to residents of Vermillion. The company plans high-speed cable Internet access that delivers content directly to computers using a cable connection, cable modem and select software. Mediacom launched the product Wednesday, Sept. 19, said Area … Read Article
Happy birthday Leo h. Bohlmann, Wakonda, will celebrate his 70th birthday Oct. 1. A card shower will be held. Cards may be sent to 45356 302nd Street, Wakonda, SD 57073-6032. He requests no gifts.
Chilstrom to receive alumni award Corinne (Hansen) Chilstrom, a native of the Vermillion area, and daughter of the late Jens and Edith Hansen, will be honored by Minnesota State University at Mankato with an Outstanding Alumni Award at homecoming festivities on Oct. 12. She will be awarded this honor for … Read Article
Blood drive slated Sept. 25-26 in town A blood drive, hosted by the Siouxland Blood Bank of Sioux City, IA, will be held in Vermillion Sept. 25-26. The blood bank's mobile unit will be on The University of South Dakota campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Local United Way kick-off is Sept. 25 United Way of Vermillion will hold its 2002 campaign kick off event, "Taste of Vermillion," on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the new William J. Radigan Fire/EMS Station on Dakota Street. Vermillion's restaurants will provide food for the public's … Read Article
Clubs Clay County Democrats The Clay County Democrat meeting was held at The Pro's Wednesday noon, Sept. 12. A report on the quarterly meeting at Rapid City was given by Berwyn Svoboda. A large attendance was enjoyed. Dick Casey, running for the U.S. Congress, was the guest speaker. He gave … Read Article
Pulpit Reflections by Father Donald Imming Someone remarked after my homily on Sunday that it was provocative. I took that as a compliment. But upon reflection that might have been rash. What I had done was talk about the aftermath of the multiple bombings this past week with the astronomical … Read Article
Branches Friendship Program is seeking local host families Branches Friendship Program, the community international friendship program of The University of South Dakota, will begin its second year on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a trip to Garritys' Prairie Gardens at Mission Hill. The organization helps international students learn about the American … Read Article
Gann graduates from AF course Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon T. Gann has graduated from the satellite and wideband communications equipment apprentice course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA. Gann learned the theory and principles of electronic systems, components and devices, fiber optics, cryogenics, computers, and satellite tracking systems and … Read Article