Artistic flair used to name streets at Bliss Pointe

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net There was a split – but ultimately successful – decision regarding street names in the Bliss Pointe development at Monday’s city council meeting. As a result of the changes, what was known as West Clark Street will become Rockwell Trail, Spirit Mound Circle will become O’Keefe … Read Article

2012 fire driving up landfill expenses

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The city’s financial report for 2013 reflects continued expenses resulting from the 2012 baler building fire at the Vermillion Landfill. City finance officer Mike Carlson discussed the issue Monday night during a presentation to the Vermillion City Council. “Without the baler, they’ve been open-burying garbage,” Carlson … Read Article

Council mulls standards for city airport

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Vermillion City Council heard a presentation of proposed minimum standards for operators of commercial activities at the Harold Davidson Field Airport at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The minimum standards will be presented again for action at the council’s next meeting, which will take place … Read Article

Edith B. Siegrist Library recognized as exemplary

Eleven South Dakota public libraries were accredited by the South Dakota State Library in 2013, under a tiered accreditation system. The libraries were honored at a recent ceremony before lawmakers, colleagues and patrons at Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre. Among the accredited libraries is the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public … Read Article

City council tours Eagle Creek building’s progress

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Although the building that is currently under construction behind the old Pamida building will house Eagle Creek Software Services exclusively, is has been designed to have maximum flexibility for the future. That’s what Steve Howe, executive director of the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce & Development Company, … Read Article