School Zone

By Phil Pempin I’m sure most, if not all, of the Photojournal readers are aware of the protests involving the National Anthem at various football games around the nation.  These protests might have our readers wondering what should or will happen in the event these protests find their way to any of our events.  I…

The Next Chapter

By Holly Lynn I have a funny story to tell. When I was in my twenties, I was invited to a friend’s house for a special party. She had a friend who was a fortuneteller, and my friend Hannah paid for everyone to have a private session with her. The first thing the fortuneteller told…

Charting the Course

Every year I write a column thanking all our volunteers.  I wasn’t going to do it again this year except that every time I look outside or go outside, I see someone else volunteering for our community.   I am still amazed about the amount of volunteers we have in our city.  Main Street Vermilion keeps…

Tree Tips: Tar Spots

The Vermilion Tree Commission has had queries and concerns from homeowners who are somewhat alarmed about blackish spots that they are seeing on their maple tree leaves.  These are a fungal infection called “tar spots.”  Not to be alarmed, and even though they look unsightly on the leaves, tar spots is basically a cosmetic problem…

Tree Tips

Goodbye, Leaves Summer has flown, Labor Day has passed, and we are now looking at the seasonal changes of nature preparing itself for winter.  Not noticeably, but trees have already been readying themselves for cold weather since mid-summer.  As we know, the leaves on trees will change colors soon and eventually fall off.  However, there…

Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan We do get asked a lot of questions about Vermilion so I thought I would try and answer some of these today. How come there are so many water line breaks? Vermilion’s water lines are very old which makes them susceptible to breaks.  Recently, we have had major breaks because contractors…

School Zone ~ School Bus Safety

By Superintendent Philip Pempin With this article I would like to remind parents and the community about expectations for student behavior on Vermilion school buses.  A copy of the bus rules are provided to students and parents at the start of school, and are also available in the Student Handbook for each building. School bus…