State awards $227,000 to 19 rural hospitals

PIERRE – Nineteen rural hospitals in South Dakota will receive a total of $227,409 in federal funding for projects to improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations. Sanford Vermillion Medical Center in Vermillion will receive $14,646. The federal Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program … Read Article

Revered USD coach helped break racial barriers

Dwane Clodfelter remembered as civil rights pioneer in SD By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net On Monday, millions of Americans will take time, as they observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to reflect on the impact King had on promoting civil rights in the United States, particularly in the South. Kim Clodfelter … Read Article

Shakespeare Festival will offer ‘banter, bawdiness’

Tony Garcia and Emily Dorsett perform a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” during Tuesday’s meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club. It was announced at the meeting that the comedy will be performed during upcoming season of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, to be held in Vermillion June 13-15. 
(Photo by David Lias)

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net While the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival had a solid opening with “As You Like It” in the summer of 2012, its second season was scuttled altogether. That won’t be the case this year, however, when its second season will take place June 13-15 in Prentis Park … Read Article

Decision on local airport operations delayed following objections

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Vermillion City Council tabled a decision of whether to approve a set of minimum standards for operators of commercial activities at the Harold Davidson Field Airport at its regular meeting last week. The decision was made following objections raised by several local and area businesspeople … Read Article