School Zone

 By Superintendent Philip Pempin       You may have heard news reports about the educational achievements of U.S. students compared with students in other countries.  Many times these reports paint a grim picture of a public education system that is falling far behind student achievement in other nations.  I was interested to read a recent report commissioned…

Five people inducted into the VLS Hall of Fame on January 30

Every year, past and present members of the Vermilion Local Schools community are honored and recognized by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whether being honored as former students, coaches, or educators, each of these individuals contributed something special to the community. The Hall of Fame inductions took place on Tuesday, January 30, during…

Archival Society is working hard to preserve the history of Vermilion

         For the past several years volunteers have been diligently cataloging the Vermilion Area Archival Society’s collection into PastPerfect Museum software.  Hundreds of photos and historical documents have been donated to the Society for preservation. In cooperation with the library, the Society will be providing public online access to the photos and…

Donations welcome for memorabilia room

By Melanie Williamson During the Tuesday, January 30, boys varsity basketball game, the public will be invited to tour the new Vermilion Local Schools District memorabilia room located inside Vermilion High School. This room displays an impressive collection of photos, awards, year books, jerseys, and other memorabilia highlighting the history of the district and its…

Learning about Dawn Malson Full with interest and intrigue

By Rich Tarrant After a recent hip replacement I was grousing about my aches and pains to Vermilionite Dawn Full. She looked at me with a “so what?” smile on her face and said, “Getting old ain’t for wimps.” Well, she should know. On January 28th she will celebrate her 100th birthday. What follows was…