1971 Cold Case from VPD Perspective

The disappearance of Pamela “Pam” Jackson and Cheryl “Sherri” Miller in 1971 which confused Vermillion police for 50 years until 2013 when the girls’ bodies were found in their car.   KARE 11 reporter, Lou Raguse, wrote the book, “Vanished in Vermillion,” in response to Pam’s brother-in-law asking for one crime news article for them to […]

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Student Explores Future in Writing

Many students have hobbies outside of class, but few have hobbies that get their writing published. Junior Josh Ellerbeck, a communication studies major, held his third book signing for his most recent book “Streetlights.”   Ellerbeck’s 400-page novel, “Streetlights,” was published Aug. 30, 2022, to not only raise awareness for Huntington’s disease, but also raise money […]

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Novel Revisits Vermillion Cold Case

The new novel “Vanished in Vermillion” was released Feb. 21 by KARE 11 reporter Lou Raguse. The novel is about the 1971 cold case disappearances of Pamela “Pam” Jackson and Cheryl “Sherri” Miller who were both seventeen at the time. The teens had been on their way to a party before their disappearance and were […]

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Basketball Player Arrested for Second Degree Rape

Updated as of 12/09/2022 at 4:10 p.m. This morning, sophomore men’s basketball player Mihai Carcoana was arrested for second degree rape. Carcoana is being held in the Clay County Jail according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. In South Dakota, second degree rape is a Class 1 felony and is defined by South Dakota legislature […]

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Boys and Girls Club officially formed in Vermillion

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been around for over 100 years and serves over four million students across the nation. Vermillion is now part of this nationwide group with the opening of their local club chapter.  Principal of Jolley Elementary School Samuel Jacobs said in an email interview with The Volante, the […]

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