an Eagle Scout The Sioux Council of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 66 of Vermillion held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Michael Dendinger. The ceremony was held Aug. 24, at St. Agnes Church in Vermillion. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. To obtain this rank, a Boy Scout needs to complete 21 merit badges and organize and complete a community service project. Michael's community service project was that he developed, organized and constructed a scoreboard sign for the Vermillion High School soccer field at Cotton Park. Michael was able to achieve this was assistance of donations from local lumber companies along with the assistance of many individuals who painted and helped to construct the sign. The master of ceremonies for the program was Richie Knutson. The invocation was read by Theresa Dendinger. The Trail to Eagle was presented by Leroy Meyer. The guest speaker was Ensign Thomas Dendinger. The presentation of the Eagle Scout award was performed by District Commissioner of the Lewis and Clark Trails District of the Sioux Council Tony Nelson. The Eagle Charge was read by Michael Card. The benediction was presented by Alysia Zens. Michael is the son of Bill and Cyndi Dendinger of Vermillion. Michael's older brother, Thomas, also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 66.
Ardell K. Hatch, 93, of Vermillion, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital. Ardell was born … Read Article