Vermillion mayoral election sees five candidates

EDITORS NOTE: In a previous version of this article, Aaron Kerkhove’s name was mistakenly reported as Charles. This article has been updated to reflect the correct name. The Volante regrets this error. Vermillion’s Mayor Kelsey Collier-Wise will run in a special election to serve out the rest of Mayor Jack Powell’s term in June. Collier-Wise […]

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Vermillion Historic Preservation Commission seeks new member

The Vermillion Historic Preservation Commission, established by the Vermillion City Council in June of 2018 to educate the community on historic preservation and to protect historical buildings and properties, is seeking to fill a vacancy created by a member’s retirement. Johnny Beyers, the retiring member, is working out of town and is anticipating moving in […]

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SGA discusses no tailgating for spring football

There will be no tailgating for football this coming spring. USD is following what other schools in the Missouri Valley Conference are doing, Senator Armand Khan said at this week’s SGA meeting. Clay County is vaccinating 80-100 people a week, Khan said, reporting on the last COVID Taskforce meeting. USD’s number remains low. Senate Resolution 8, […]

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City Hall holds open house for Downtown Streetscape project

City Hall held a public open house Jan. 21, about Vermillion’s Downtown Streetscape project. The Downtown Streetscape project is primarily on Main Street from the Market Street intersection to Dakota Street. The projected estimated costs for the Downtown Streetscape is $3.97 million. David Locke is the Project Manager and Landscape Architect. Landscape projects as good […]

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Streetscape project to refurbish Vermillion’s Main Street stretch

After forty years without an upgrade, the sidewalks and street corners of downtown Vermillion could have a different look by 2021. The $2,450,000 Downtown Streetscape project will remodel Main Street’s streets and sidewalks, adding landscaping and seating features outside of businesses from McVicker Plaza to North Dakota Street. Additions include: flowerbeds and trees lining the […]

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Women in leadership: Political involvement at USD

This is the first part of an ongoing series about female leaders in South Dakota. A record number of women are running in midterm elections across the country, and according to a Pew Research Center study, the majority of Americans say having more women leaders in politics and business would improve everyone’s quality of life.  […]

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Vermillion human relations commission to promote diversity, inclusiveness

The Vermillion Human Relations Commission (VHRC) was established by Vermillion City Council Ordinance 1377 this summer on July 19. The commission will have their first meeting, which will be closed to the public, on Tuesday at Vermillion City Hall. The purpose of the commission is to promote diversity and inclusiveness throughout Vermillion, as well as […]

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Vermillion City Council proceeds with business improvement district

The Vermillion City Council approved a resolution to proceed with a second Business Improvement District at their meeting held on Monday, April 16. A Business Improvement District (BID) is an area of drawn-out boundaries and businesses within the boundaries are required to pay additional taxes that help fund projects inside the area. The idea behind a BID is […]

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