State water board has a busy day: Millions in financial aid approved, including big package for Yankton

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau The city of Yankton received approval Friday for a $12,850,000 loan package from the state Board of Water and Natural Resources for a major upgrade to the municipal water system. Yankton will receive $1 million of loan forgiveness, in essence a grant. That reduces … Read Article

USD School of Health Sciences collaborates with national organizations to help older adults struggling with social isolation

Students and faculty from the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences are collaborating with The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) to help older adults combat social isolation through AARP Foundation’s Connecting to Community pilot program. “Social isolation is quite prevalent and debilitating … Read Article

Vermillion man convicted of child porn charge

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net A Vermillion man has been convicted of one count of possession, manufacture or distribution of child pornography. Roland Gilbaugh, Jr., 69, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary, which were suspended based on his complying with a variety of terms including being supervised by … Read Article

Ron Smith

Ronald Duane Smith, 59, of Vermillion, passed away at Sanford Vermillion Hospital of Vermillion on Sept. 24, 2013. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Trisha Boese officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service. … Read Article