USD must respond

University of South Dakota president Jim Abbott delivered his annual State of the University Address Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Aalfs Auditorium in Vermillion. (Photo by David Lias) By Travis Gulbrandson The face of higher education is changing, with increasing fees, decreased state funding and more students taking more courses … Read Article

chamber chat

Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Company 116 Market Street, Suite 103 Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-5571 Chamber Business: Free "Welcome Hunters" 12"x18.5" color posters are available at the VCDC office, courtesy of SD Tourism. If you would like to display the poster in your business window to … Read Article

for the record

Cases disposed 9/14/2012-9/20/2012 John P. Keller, 5304 4th St., Allen, NE; Seat belt violation, $25.00 Sharyl Lynn Loen, 30088 458th Avenue, Wakonda; Speeding other roadways, $19.00 plus costs Araya L. Cournoyer, 1000 Elm St. #102, Vermillion; Open container, dismissed Jerauld Mueller, 506 Walnut St., Yankton; Speeding other roadways, $39.00 plus … Read Article

Climate change will change us

Dr. Meghann Jarchow, assistant professor of sustainability, speaks about the challenges facing agriculture because of climate change during Monday’s international forum at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  (Kelly Hertz/Yankton Press & Dakotan) By Randy Dockendorf At Monday's forum, University of South Dakota panelists found global warming to … Read Article


BERRY Shirley Berry, 80, Mitchell, died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at her home under hospice care. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, September 17 at the First United Methodist Church, Mitchell.  Burial will be in the Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion.  Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Sunday with a … Read Article