Howe requests city involvement in strategic planning

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net With the Vermillion NOW! Initiative drawing to a close, the director of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Center (VCDC) wants to enact a strategic plan to ensure growth continues. Steve Howe made a presentation to the Vermillion City Council last Monday afternoon asking for city … 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 Staffing Changes: Maureen Cashin, our Visitor and Tourism Coordinator since the summer of 2010, recently departed from the VCDC and relocated to the Quad Cities … Read Article

Coyoteopoly Food Drive planned next week

Coyoteopoly,  a University of South Dakota student-run activity, will be holding its annual food drive for the Clay County Food Pantry next week. The organization’s planned activities include: Saturday, Oct. 19     Distribute bags in community Tuesday, Oct. 22      Hunger Awareness Education at Elementary Schools                                     Activities for 3rd-5th grades; … Read Article

SD Medical Association President: Physicians must focus on patient care, not politics

By Nathan Johnson nathan.johnson@yankton.net While there are a lot of politics surrounding the health care industry, the president of the South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA) believes physicians needs to stay focused on what is best for patients. “I think that physicians in South Dakota are much like the political … Read Article

State budget cuts for higher education boomerang, as feds cut off grant that aids low-income students

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau U.S. Department of Education officials declared South Dakota ineligible to receive federal aid this year for College Access, a program that helps high school students from low-income households consider and pursue higher education. The annual $1.5 million grant was halted, effective the Oct. 1 … Read Article