After Dakota Days, underage drinking numbers expected to decline

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Vermillion is no stranger to underage drinking. Of the cases that were disposed at the Clay County Courthouse for the period of Sept. 13-19, 24 of the citations were possession of alcohol by a minor. Police Chief Matt Betzen said these numbers are comparable to those … Read Article

Freidel, former USD assistant coach, passes away

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Mike Freidel, a former assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator for the University of South Dakota Coyotes, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6. He was 57. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Visitation will begin … Read Article

Groundbreaking held for state’s new Veterans Home

Veterans, state and local government leaders, veterans organizations, residents and partners within the veteran network gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the state’s new Veterans Home in Hot Springs on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Speakers at the event included Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of … Read Article

Hay Country Jamboree Saturday at Gayville

Gayville Hall presents its monthly musical variety show, “The Hay Country Jamboree,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Gayville. Jamboree regulars, including country music hosts John and Susan McNeill, guitarist-and-singer Nick Schwebach and fiddler Owen DeJong, will welcome Iowa’s “Singing Farmer,” Ervin Pickhinke, as their featured guest. Staged the first Saturday every month through November, Jamborees … Read Article