Cindy Stanbro, executive director of the Iowa Rock and Roll Museum in Arnolds Park, says [Read More]
2018 Legislative Session Events Scheduled for Vermillion
The Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Company’s Governmental Affairs Committee released the 2018 dates for Legislative Session Events. The first of the events will be the always popular Cracker Barrel series. This year the Governmental Affairs Committee is partnering with the League of Women Voters, the Clay County Republicans and the Clay County Democrats to host two Legislative Cracker Barrels on Saturday January 27th and February 17th. Both of these sessions will be from 9:00am to 11:00am and will be held at Vermillion City Hall Council Chambers, 25 Center Street. District 17 Legislators, Senator Art Rusch, and House Representatives Nancy Rasmussen and Ray Ring will be on hand to discuss topics from the 93rd Legislative Session.
These sessions are open to the public; everyone is encouraged to join us for some great discussion and refreshments provided by partners of the Governmental Affairs Committee.
This year’s Business Day at the Legislature is scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd in Pierre. Chamber members interested in attending this all-day event with other leaders from around the state to represent Vermillion are encouraged to reach out to the VCDC office to coordinate with VCDC staff attending. “This annual event is a great way for Vermillion to show we have a voice and we keep an eye on the happenings in Pierre during the Legislative Session. The work communities do together collectively for business is extremely important and having other Vermillion representatives join us makes our voices that much louder,” says VCDC Executive Director, Nate Welch.
The VCDC’s Governmental Affairs Committee also announced plans to host South Dakota Chamber President, David Owen, who will give an overview of the 93rd Legislative Session on March 15th at 11:30am in conjunction with the VCDC Business Luncheon Series.
For more information on these events, please contact Lindsey Peterson at the VCDC offices at 605-624-5571
13 Yankton Programs named to the Academic Achievement Award
13 different Yankton Academic programs have been named to the Academic Achievement Award honors for the Fall of 2017. Programs include: Football Team, Oral Interpretation, Boys Golf Team, Boys Cross Country Team, Girls Soccer Team, Volleyball Team, All-State Chorus, Girls Tennis Team, Football Cheerleaders, Competitive Cheer Team, Competitive Dance Team, Boys Soccer Team, and Girls Cross Country Team.
Initiated during the 1996-97 school year, the SDHSAA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TEAM AWARD program is designed to recognize varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups for their academic excellence. The South Dakota High School Activities Association believes that high school students learn in two distinct ways; inside the classroom and outside the classroom – on the stage and/or athletic field.
This academic program creates a positive environment for school teams to have its members excel in the classroom. This program is also meant to motivate students toward academic excellence and to promote academic encouragement from teammates.
All varsity athletic teams and fine arts groups that achieve a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive the SDHSAA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TEAM AWARD.
State files lawsuit against former Sioux City recycler
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has filed a lawsuit against a former Sioux City council member who owned several defunct electronic waste recycling businesses. [Read more]
Governor to give annual State of the State address
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to give his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Pierre. The speech in the state House chamber will be held Tuesday, when lawmakers gather for the 2018 legislative session. It’s the Republican governor’s final session in office. It runs until lawmakers adjourn in late March. Daugaard tells the Argus Leader he will discuss workforce development, managing state assets and extending a law governing the use of lakes on private land created by flooding. Republicans hold supermajorities in both the House and the Senate.
Reynolds message: ‘dream big…anything can happen’
History will be made in the Iowa Capitol today when Kim Reynolds becomes the first female governor to deliver the annual “Condition of the State” address. [Read More]
Five South Dakota teachers earn profession’s top honor
PIERRE, S.D. – Five South Dakota classroom teachers are among the nearly 5,461 elementary and secondary school teachers nationwide to achieve [Read More]
New effort tries to help farmers hit by opioid addiction
A recent study finds opioid addiction is hitting farm families much harder than the rest of rural America and a new outreach campaign is targeting
A recent study finds opioid addiction is hitting farm families much harder than the rest of rural America and a new outreach campaign is targeting those populations in Iowa and elsewhere.
Will Rodger, director of policy communication for the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the research found 74% of farmers [Read More]