Avera Sister James Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center recognized

Avera Sister James Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center recently received the Excellence in Action award from My InnerView by National Research Corporation. This honor recognizes long term care and senior living organizations that achieve the highest levels of satisfaction excellence, as demonstrated by overall resident or employee satisfaction … Read Article

City agrees to set aside funds for pool upgrades

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Vermillion City Council approved a resolution that will provide for the accumulation of $500,000 of general fund reserve for the Prentis Pool expansion. This will be enabled through state statute 9-21-14.1, which allows setting aside up to $4 per $1,000 of assessed value of all … Read Article

Governor announces economic development grants

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today the award of nine grants, totaling close to $1.8 million, for economic development efforts in the state. The grants, which were approved last week by the Board of Economic Development, were awarded under the newly established Reinvestment Payment Program, Local Infrastructure Improvement Program, Economic Development … Read Article

Medicaid opportunities and challenges task force issues final report

The Medicaid Opportunities and Challenges Task Force’s meetings have concluded and the group has issued its final report to the Governor. “With any difficult decision, it is important to weigh the ‘pros and the cons’ of the choices available,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “The task force has done a fantastic … Read Article

USDA awards funds to improve conservation on agricultural lands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of 33 Conservation Innovation Grants awarded to entities across the nation to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate private lands conservation. Grant recipients will demonstrate innovative approaches to improve soil health, conserve energy, manage nutrients and enhance wildlife habitat in balance with … Read Article

Vermillion to celebrate United Way Week

The Vermillion City Council has declared September 23-29 “United Way of Vermillion Week,” issuing a proclamation recognizing that “United Way of Vermillion helps our community grow stronger and healthier.” The proclamation coincides with the launch of the 2014 United Way of Vermillion campaign, which the organization hopes will be their … Read Article

Skeletal remains recovered from car linked to missing Vermillion teens

This photo, provided by the South Dakota Attorney General's office, shows the 1960 Studebaker Lark as it was discovered in Brule Creek Monday. The car and its occupants, Pamella Jackson and Cheryl Miller, were last seen on May 29,1971.

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Attorney General Marty Jackley announced late Tuesday afternoon that skeletal remains have been recovered from the 1960 Studebaker found near a bridge in Brule Creek in northern Union County Monday. The automobile, and its teenaged occupants, Pam Jackson and Cheryl Miller, both of Vermillion, were last … Read Article