LaBahn presented Proud Lion award At the Vermillion Lions Club meeting on June 18 Lion Darlis LaBahn was presented the Proud Lion award. Lion Charles Roegiers, membership chairman, presented the award to Lion Darlis. This award represents meeting a set of requirements which speak to the Lion motto "We Serve." Lion Severn Ashes introduced his wife, Mary, as his guest. After a regular business meeting, Lion David Swanson, professor of biology at USD, spoke about his recent stay in Chile. Swanson traveled to Chile on a Fulbright Fellowship to study different kids of development in birds and what influence climate has on that development. He also shared some spectacular scenic views of various kids of terrain in Chile – mountains, volcanoes, desert, and coastal areas. His wife, Lisa, and children, Joe and Natalie, accompanied him. While in Chile, the children were taught at home by Lisa, a former schoolteacher, due to the fact that they had arrived in the midst of the summer vacation in Chile – even though it was winter here. After discussion regarding some upcoming events to benefit the Senior Citizens Center and the W. H. Over Museum as well as participation in Sesquicentennial events, many of the club members proceeded to Barstow Park to cheer on the ball team they are sponsoring. The Lions team is coached by Jim Zeucher, and thanks to the strong cheering section provided by the Lions, won their game. Following the game, treats were provided to both teams by the Lions. The last Board meeting for the current year will take place on Thursday, July 9 and the annual spring picnic will take place at the Eagles on July 16 at 6 p.m. when the installation of 2010 officers will take place.
Vermillion was named Large Community of the Year by Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday evening in Sioux Falls at the … Read Article