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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Charlie’s Cupboard and Feeding Vermillion Offering Holiday Options for Students

As the Holiday season approaches USD, two organizations in Vermillion are open to feed those in need. While Charlie’s Cupboard is not holding a holiday-specific event, the university-run food service is still open on certain days throughout the Holiday Break. During the break, Dec. 20 and Jan. 3 are open for all students from 4 […]

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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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Construction In the Works On New Elementary School

Construction has started on Vermillion’s new elementary school and is on track to be finished in 2024. An Excavator for Rent along with other construction equipment will be needed to for this undertaking. Naturally, professionals qualified to run this equipment, including Professional Mast Climber Rentals, are being hired as well. The new elementary school is […]

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Family of Four Displaced in House Fire

The Vermillion Fire EMS Department responded to a fire at 607 Cottage St. on Oct. 20 at 4:39 p.m. The first units to arrive on the scene saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the home. Everyone in the home was evacuated without injury. The Vermillion Department was aided in controlling the […]

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Taste of Mexico Comes to Vermillion

A local couple decided to bring a taste of home to Vermillion when they opened their business this past summer, now they’re winding down for the winter but hope to come back for more events next year.  Jose and Mayra Lira own and operate Sabor A México LLC (translates to Taste of Mexico), a street […]

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New Flamez Shop Opens in Downtown Vermillion

Flamez: Tobacco and Vapor is adding a new location in downtown Vermillion. Located at 14 West Main Street, this store will be the sixth location the Flamez franchise has throughout southern South Dakota and western Iowa.  The idea for a new downtown Flamez store was born on 918 E Cherry St. within the walls of […]

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Color Run Remembers Lives Effected by 9/11

Red, white and blue filled the streets of downtown Vermillion Saturday morning in remembrance of 9/11. The South Dakota Army National Guard and the 730th Area Support Medical Company hosted the 9/11 Memorial 5K Color Run and Walk for the second year in a row. The event welcomed all ages to honor the memory of  […]

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It’s a Trip! exhibition features student artists

USD’s Student Art Alliance (SAA), composed of fine arts majors and USD artists, curated the “It’s a Trip!” exhibition in the Coyote Gallery located next to the Coyote Twin movie theater. Senior Dakota Wilson the SAA president, helped organize and curate the show. The exhibition featured 17 pieces from 10 artists. Wilson said the SAA […]

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Dwight Vaught accepts position as director of National Music Museum

For years, Dwight Vaught has dedicated his career to studying and embracing the music field. He knew that music and the arts were going to be a big part of his life’s journey, and he continues to follow that course as he embarks on his next journey: the director of the National Music Museum (NMM) […]

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