Spring is near

Residents of Vermillion haven't had to check their calendars to know that spring arrives March 20. Thousands of geese have begun their migration north, filling the skies of Clay County and reassuring local residents that another long South Dakota winter has nearly ended. (Photo by David Lias)

Jean Dill

Jean Dill, 79, most recently of Kansas City, MO, passed away March 6, 2011, after a long illness. She was born June 25, 1931, in Paris, AR, to Velma and Willie Cleveland (W.C.) Davis. After graduating from high school in Paris, Jean attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and … Read Article

John Chilarski

John T. Chilarski, 89, of Vermillion, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away Friday, March 11 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center. John was born Sept. 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph and Michalena (Drozdowski) Chilarski.  He graduated from high school in New York and attended aviation school before joining … Read Article

Community Calendar

Today, March 18 � Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes School gymnasium. Fish, baked beans and macaroni and cheese will be served. Freewill offering. � Brown Bag Lunch Program: �Returning and Returned,� featuring Michael Mandell, fingerstyle guitarist from Portland, 12:05 p.m. at the National Music … Read Article

Chamber Chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 116 Market Street, Suite 103 Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 vcdc@vermillionchamber.com www.vermillionchamber.com Chamber Business: David Owen, president of the SD Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the Rotary Club meeting from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Neuharth Media Center on Tuesday, March … Read Article