Shakespeare Festival receives support Monday

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The play’s the thing. Or at least it will be June 13-15 when the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) takes place at Prentis Park with a production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Now with the festival nearly two months away, the Vermillion City Council has … Read Article

‘Big Squeeze’ effort encourages Vermillion residents to know their numbers

(Vermillion, SD) – “The Big Squeeze 2014” is underway. Sanford Vermillion Medical Center is kicking off the first annual blood pressure awareness effort this week. Vermillion’s goal for the number of residents receiving a blood pressure screen in the month of April is 2,000. A group of public and private … Read Article

Conservation volunteers honored during National Volunteer Week

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 6-13 by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce, and nationally, in fiscal year 2013, more than 22,000 people donated … Read Article

Legislators want to ensure teachers get extra money

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Appropriations decided Monday that a letter of intent should be sent to all school districts throughout South Dakota explaining the extra 0.3 percent of state aid is meant for teacher salaries only. The appropriators agreed without a … Read Article

SDDOT seeks public comment for state highway improvements

PIERRE – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is in the process of developing the newest four-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is a list of transportation projects developed through a coordinated effort involving many state, federal and local entities that identify highway and intermodal improvements to preserve, … Read Article

Sheriff issues appeal to citizens in fight against crime

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Fred Lamphere, president of the South Dakota Sheriffs Association, announced that Clay County citizens are being invited to become honorary members of the South Dakota Sheriffs’ … Read Article