Vermillion community faces housing market issues

All across the country, Vermillion included, communities are facing issues with the housing market, according to Forbes. The demand for housing is too high for the market availability to keep up.  Michelle Maloney is the broker owner of Maloney Real Estate. Maloney said the country hasn’t been building as much, which in turn causes low […]

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Vermillion School District to build new elementary school

Early this month, Vermillion voters approved a bond issue for $26 million to construct a new elementary school. The election, in which 74.8% of voters approved the bond, is the first step toward making the school a reality. Vermillion Public Schools Superintendent Damon Alvey said the new school is necessary because of both the old […]

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Vermillion Rotary Club and the Community

The Vermillion Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon inside the Al Neuharth Media Center. The Vermillion chapter is one of almost 5,000 clubs that are a part of Rotary International.  “We meet weekly to have informational sessions with different things that impact the community,” Rotarian and club president Nick Oyen said. “What we do […]

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Vermillion-area cloggers attend weekly class

Every Wednesday, Grace Freeman teaches a small clogging class in the Washington Arts Center in Vermillion. The class, drawing roughly five to seven regular attendees, covers the basics as novice cloggers learn simple clogging steps to songs like “Fishin’ in the Dark” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Clogging is an American form of folk dance […]

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High school marching bands compete in Vermillion

High school marching bands from all over the state are making their way to Vermillion for a chance to compete against each other in the Quad State Competition which will be held Oct. 16 in the Dakota Dome. This competition is a chance for high schools to come together and perform while also giving The […]

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Rain didn’t stop 107th Dakota Days Parade Saturday

Much of Vermillion was downtown for the rainy 107th annual Dakota Days parade. The parade wasn’t held in 2020 due to COVID-19 and was postponed until this year. The theme for this year’s parade was “carnival.”  Many businesses and USD sponsored clubs and activities made their floats look like carnival games, prizes and even a […]

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Vermillion man arrested Monday following flee across campus

A Vermillion man was arrested after fleeing from the Vermillion Police Department and across USD’s campus Monday evening. VPD Police Chief Matt Betzen said Ryan Heck was witnessed entering a home in Vermillion after lurking around a vehicle nearby. Betzen said the 35-year-old male fled on foot across USD’s campus, where officers found him and […]

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Vermillion Schools and their procedures for COVID

The Vermillion School District (VSD) has a “Return to School Plan” in place where masks are not enforced unless a building surpasses a certain COVID threshold. Masks are required for two weeks until COVID numbers are bellow the threshold The superintendent for the VSD is Damon Alvey keeps everyone in the school district informed weekly […]

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Indigo Spa celebrates grand opening in downtown Vermillion

The Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) officially welcomed Indigo Spa into the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept 14. Indigo Spa opened downtown at 119 E. Main St. Monica Miller, owner and operator of Indigo Spa, began her spa services at the end of 2018. Due to COVID-19 and a change in […]

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