I have come to realize that writing a weekly column is like priming a pump. Once you get going, the topics you want to write about gush at unstoppable rates. Take ants for example. On the April 22 edition of NPR's Science Friday, or Sci Fri as it is affectionately … Read Article
The issue of the proposed Hyperion oil refinery came up at the city council candidate forum Tuesday night. We won't go into how it's strange that Vermillion citizens think that our city council can somehow play a role in determining whether or not Hyperion becomes a reality in Union County … Read Article
Yuan Mei of Vermillion graduated magna cum laude May 15 from Rice University. Mei received a bachelor of arts in cognitive sciences and psychology. Located in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked one of America's best teaching and research universities. Rice will celebrate its centennial year in 2012.
The 43rd annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday, May 14, with 508graduates receiving their diplomas. Justin A. Mockler, Vermillion, received his diploma with a major in diesel technology.
Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, is proud to announce that Stacy Bottolfson, daughter of Mark and Beth Bottolfson of Vermillion, has been selected to receive an Emerging Student Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Recipients of these scholarships are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. … Read Article
The W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at The University of South Dakota is host to the weeklong 2010 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, May 31 through June 5. The South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary selected 455 girls from across the state based on scholastic achievement, leadership skills and … Read Article
At the Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America annual meeting held in Sioux Falls on May 17, Sioux Council selected their new officers for 2010 to 2012. Selected as Sioux Council president was Arthur Rusch of Vermillion. Other officers from Southeast South Dakota are Bill Peterson, formerly of Vermillion, who … Read Article
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved more than 13,000 lives nationwide in 2008. From 2004 to 2008, seat belts saved over 75,000 lives – enough people to fill a large sports arena. During a crash, being buckled up helps keep you safe and secure inside … Read Article
Lester and Beverly (Oursland) Johnson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They were married June 4, 1950 at Volin Lutheran Church. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They are members of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. Greetings may be sent to … Read Article
Heartland Humane Society received a grant for $1,000 from the Midcontinent Media Foundation for the Sioux Falls region. The organization applied for the grant in February and plans to use the funds to purchase stainless steel cages to house adoptable animals as they await new homes at the facility. Mike … Read Article