Roche encourages use of personal gifts to encourage positive change

  By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net “For those to whom much is given, much is required.” This quote from Thomas Jefferson was among the messages political science professor Michal Roche shared with the attendees of the 67th annual South Dakota Girls State. In his presentation on Thursday, Roche said he hoped … Read Article

Summer of Learning kicks off at Vucurevich Childcare Center

In an effort to provide exceptional learning opportunities for the children at the Vucurevich Childcare Center, summer activities focusing on community involvement have been scheduled to provide real-world, hands-on involvement targeting service, science, fine arts and community. Invitations for local organizations and businesses to demonstrate their professions to the children … Read Article

Area students receive SVMC and Dakota Hospital Foundation scholarships

Sanford Vermillion Medical Center (SVMC) and Dakota Hospital Foundation recently awarded $2,500 in academic scholarships to area students. Health Career Scholarship Mariah Larson, 2013 graduate of Vermillion High School, was awarded a Sanford Vermillion Healthcare Career Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Larson will be attending the University of South … Read Article

Jackley encourages young women to pursue law, public service careers

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Many of the students currently attending Girls State probably are considering what career they should pursue following graduation. During his remarks in a presentation Tuesday morning, state Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested they study law. “You won’t find a more gratifying, satisfying profession,” he said. “I … Read Article