Banks, credit unions face off before school board

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net The Vermillion School Board found itself hearing arguments about an issue it has no control over at its Jan. 13 regular meeting. At the heart of the matter – should credit unions be taxed in the same fashion as banks? Representatives from the banking industry say … Read Article

Legislators question SDHSAA executive; he promises better future communications

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – Executive director Wayne Carney answered questions about the South Dakota High School Activities Association for two hours Tuesday from legislators who want more transparency and accountability from the organization. Seventeen members of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Appropriations met with Carney in … Read Article

Revered USD coach helped break racial barriers

Dwane Clodfelter remembered as civil rights pioneer in SD By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net On Monday, millions of Americans will take time, as they observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to reflect on the impact King had on promoting civil rights in the United States, particularly in the South. Kim Clodfelter … Read Article

Shakespeare Festival will offer ‘banter, bawdiness’

Tony Garcia and Emily Dorsett perform a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” during Tuesday’s meeting of the Vermillion Rotary Club. It was announced at the meeting that the comedy will be performed during upcoming season of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, to be held in Vermillion June 13-15. 
(Photo by David Lias)

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net While the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival had a solid opening with “As You Like It” in the summer of 2012, its second season was scuttled altogether. That won’t be the case this year, however, when its second season will take place June 13-15 in Prentis Park … Read Article