Grant will aid in river studies University of South Dakota chemistry Professor Silvia Ronco has been awarded a prestigious grant from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the Alice and Leslie E. Lancy Foundation Program (NCUR/Lancy) for a summer project concerning the Missouri River. Ronco, the project coordinator, was … Read Article
Between the Lines By David Lias Things were going along fairly smoothly at Monday's Vermillion City Council meeting, until the topic of Robert's Rules of Order came up on the agenda. Ironically, discussion on this time-tested tool that keeps meetings running smoothly nearly forced constructive activity by the city council … Read Article
Worker's comp will drop July 1 For the fifth consecutive year, Gov. Bill Janklow had good news to deliver about worker's compensation insurance rates. Janklow said worker's compensation insurance rates for businesses in South Dakota's voluntary market will plunge by 9.5 percent starting July 1. For comparison, Minnesota rates will … Read Article
Youth conference set June 8-11 at SDSU The South Dakota State 4-H Council Ambassadors will sponsor and conduct the 1999 State Youth Conference, June 8-11, on the campus of South Dakota State University, Brookings. Registrations will be accepted up until the day of the event. With the theme, "Peace, Love, … Read Article
Madison dominates Big 8 Conference meet by Jim Prosser Yes, the Big 8 Conference still exists! It is just short a few member schools. Nonetheless, the boys and girls divisions of track from Lennox and Madison met at Vermillion on May 20 for the annual conference meet. Madison boys led … Read Article
SDSU to host annual Girls State The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of South Dakota, will celebrate the 53rd year of its Girls State Program May 31 through June 5 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. During the past 53 years, more than 18,000 young women from South Dakota have … Read Article
Vermillion area student graduates from UNMC DeAnne Renee Folkert Smith, Vermillion, was among the students who received diplomas earlier this month from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received a master of science degree in nursing. Commencement ceremonies were held May 6-8 at Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and Scottsbluff, NE.
Cards can be sent for birthday greetings Former Vermillion residents Melvin and Wilma Johnson are celebrating birthdays in May. Anyone who wishes to send them birthday greetings may mail the cards to: Melvin and Wilma Johnson, 3530 Damian St. 140, LaVerne CA, 91750.
City Council hears opposition to school police by David Lias There has been no formal proposal presented by either school or city officials to increase city police presence in Vermillion Public Schools. Councilman Frank Slagle, however, made it clear at Monday�s City Council meeting that he opposes police officers in … Read Article
Guest Commentary by Frank Slagle I would like to address a proposal by the city management for a full-time police officer to be stationed in our public schools. Under one version of the proposal, the police officer would be uniformed and armed. Under another version of the proposal, it might … Read Article