Vermillion, SD


Dakota Valley One Act takes to the stage

The Dakota Valley One Act cast and crew took to the stage for regional competition on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Vermillion High School. The ensemble placed 3rd overall and just missed making a repeat state appearance as they came in behind 1st place Beresford and 2nd place Elk-Point Jefferson. The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Region 1A competition was an all-day event for…
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City of Yankton to Clean Storm Drains Throughout the Rest of the Week

Cleaning efforts continue in Yankton after a record amount of snowfall in the month of January. Public Works Director Adam Haberman says that they have designated spots around Yankton for snow, but they’re filling up quickly. The city will be clearing storm drains throughout the rest of the week...

Elk Point-Jefferson One Act prepares for state

The Elk Point-Jefferson One Act students dazzled the judges at the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Region 1A One Act Competition Jan. 24 in Vermillion. Under the direction of Kirsten Colt, 12 actors and four crew members took to the stage to perform The Firecracker Incident by Don Zolidis. “The play is about Joe, whose very strict parents ground him for trying to blow…

Emergency personnel have eye-opening experience

“It was amazing,” Elk Point Police Chief Jacob Limoges stated. “Absolutely amazing.” The Elk Point Police, Fire and Ambulance Departments along with the Union County and Woodbury County Emergency Management and Union County Sheriff Deputies underwent an active shooter training Jan. 21 and 22 inside the Elk Point-Jefferson School buildings. The training opportunity was put on by Micah Larson an…

Riding the snow wave in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — To say snowmobilers are happy with the snow conditions could be an understatement. “It’s just awesome to look at the weekend calendar and to have multiple choices (of events),” said Duane Duerr of Brandon, the president of the South Dakota Snowmobile Association. The snow cover across South Dakota means there are many poker run and other snowmobile events from which to choose on any given weekend, he said.

Bringing New Energy to Vermillion with the W

As the small town of Vermillion continues to grow, Hailie Warren, the creative director at USD, is adding her name to the list of business owners, alongside her husband, Dante, and her daughter, Winter. The W, a social house, stay and event venue is coming soon to Vermillion. This will...

Haleigh Timmer 'quietly' one of South Dakota State's 'best players' and more SDSU, USD basketball notes

South Dakota State women's basketball head coach Aaron Johnston knows being a sophomore is tough. Sophomore guard Haleigh Timmer had a strong first year with the Jackrabbits, averaging 8.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in her freshman year and heightening her play during SDSU's WNIT Championship run. She had games of 24 points, 22 points and 17 points from the first round to the quarterfinal, earning a nod on the WNIT All-Tournament team. Johnston said most think a...

Tanagers continue to build on unbeaten record

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Vermillion girls were nowhere to be found in the preseason class ‘A’ rankings, however the Tanagers opened the year with 14 straight wins, placing them as the second ranked team in the class. The Vermillion girls basketball team outlasted Luverne, Minnesota on Saturday 32-31. The Tanagers were led by […]

The Journey of a Medical Student

In this story, a first piece in a longitudinal series, we begin to follow the medical school journeys of six Class of 2025 students. In their own voices, these six students give you a personalized glimpse into medical school challenges and victories. We will continue to check in with them throughout their next two and half years at SSOM, until their Match Day and graduation.

Ardent Advocate Dr. Matt Owens Leads Charge to Mitigate Rural EMT Crisis

Many South Dakotans understand what it means to reside in areas where certain amenities and conveniences aren’t readily available; but what if a critical service is absent?. Rural EMT responders are vital to the quality of life rural Americans are presented with, but when an emergency strikes in some rural areas of South Dakota, it can take a substantial amount of time before those emergency medical service personnel arrive at the scene. In 2015, Department of Health data indicated that one-third of EMTs were unable to respond to an emergency in an appropriate time frame.

Vermillion South Dakota ‘Safe Ride’ Bus Involved in Accident

Apparently, even the Safe Ride bus isn't completely safe from accidents these days. Just ask the folks down in Vermillion, South Dakota. One of their city's Safe Ride busses was involved in a hit-and-run accident during the early morning hours of Saturday, (January 28). Dakota News Now is reporting that...

New Club Bringing Indian Culture to Campus

A new student organization, the Indian Student Association, hopes to connect Indian students across campus and bring more Indian culture to USD. The organization is still in its beginning stages but has high hopes for the future. In recent years, USD has seen an increase in international students, especially from...

MUC Decorated With Decks for Another Year

The Muenster University Center (MUC) is hosting a skateboard decks exhibition for another year. This tradition is thanks to the spring class of the First Year Art Seminar. Amy Fill, the curator for USD galleries, said ART 101 students are encouraged to express themselves with their skateboard decks. “It’s all...


The Mount Marty Lancers were in Sioux City, Iowa last night for a GPAC basketball double header against the Briar Cliff Chargers. The Lancer women fell 76-56 while the men also fell 81-66. The Lancers now host Hastings College on Saturday. Coverage for the Lancers’ Saturday double header can be...

Coyote football adds 10 on Signing Day

VERMILLION, S.D. (USD) —South Dakota head football coach Bob Nielson is pleased to announce the addition of five student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. In addition, Nielson announced that five other high school standouts have accepted an offer of admissions to the University of South Dakota and plan to join the Coyote football program this fall. […]

Commissioners receive County Extension update

HARTINGTON – The Cedar County Board of Commissioners received an information-filled annual update on Jan. 24 from local Nebraska Extension sta members. Cedar County Extension Lead Educator Jackie Steen, Extension Educator Ben Beckman and Engagement Zone Coordinator Amy Topp presented to the board members during their meeting. The packet...

Beacom School of Business Annual i2i Competition Set for April 14

The Beacom School of Business introduced the i2i Competition in 2015 to encourage both high school and university students to explore their creativity by launching a business idea aimed at solving a problem, pushing an industry forward or creating a new market. Participating students are required to prepare a poster...