VMS ‘Carp Control’ team vying for national honor

Vermillion Middle School eighth-graders who have been making public presentations about their Asian carp control research include Shelby Brady, Brooklyn Kirsch, Mady Gilbertson, Ethan Simmons and Sagarika Ghosh, who traveled to Austin, TX, Wyatt Waage, Stian Olson, Shay Peck, Madelyn Zevecke, Kinsey James, and Emily Rolfes. Part of this group is pictured above. Simmons and Ghosh will travel over the weekend with their teacher, Natasha Gault, to Austin, TX, to explain the class project to judges at the SXSWedu Educational Conference on March 3-5. National awards will be presented to the top five teams during this conference. 
(Photo courtesy of Vermillion School District)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Natasha Gault’s eighth-grade science students learned this week they are the brink of perhaps winning impressive national recognition and a significant monetary award for the Vermillion School District. All because of her students’ unique and thorough interest in Asian carp. “We’re one of the 15 national … Read Article

Flooding and the Fifth?

By Randy Dockendorf randy.dockendorf@yankton.net NORTH SIOUX CITY – Property owners suffering Missouri River flood damage can use the Fifth Amendment, a Kansas City, MO, attorney says. Not the well-known part about self-incrimination, but rather the “taking” clause, said Seth Wright with the Polsinelli Law Firm. The national firm is considering … Read Article

Propane heater cause of garage fire

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Vermillion firefighters worked three hours to extinguish a garage fire north of town Tuesday night. According to Fire Chief Shannon Draper, the fire started when a propane space heater was either tipped over, or knocked over by a car that had just parked in the garage, … Read Article

Chamber Chat

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: VCDC Welcomes New Executive Director: It is with great pleasure that the VCDC Board of Directors announces and introduces Nathan Welch as the new Executive Director … Read Article