SCHOOL ZONE

By Superintendent Philip Pempin and Treasurer Suzanne Wilson By now everyone is aware of the loss of teacher Matt Kobal last week.   As a school community we are still grieving the loss of Melanie Stainbrook, and this additional loss has been overwhelming for our staff and students.  Through it all, we have been proud of…

Charting the Course

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I want to encourage everyone to shop local.  In Vermilion, local stores provide the majority of jobs for our residents. Our local shops are very friendly and you will usually be able to find what you are looking for or the shops would be willing to order…

School Zone

By Superintendent Philip Pempin Vermilion Local School District has made technology a priority since 2010.  As with other advances in education, technology brings us both pros and cons.  The following article recently appeared in USA Today regarding schools that have received grant funds to integrate Virtual Reality into their curriculum.  It appears that this will…

Channeling an inner Sherlock and identifying photos

By Rich Tarrant Shuffling through some old photographs some days ago I happened upon the pair that accompanies the column this week. They caught my attention because they are both about the same size and in very good condition. But the great thing about them is that some kind souls thought to identify them –…

Charting the Course

Every year, on November 11, Veterans Day, the Vermilion Veterans Council organizes events that take place that day.  We are very fortunate to have three veterans’ organizations in Vermilion, American Legion, AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW).  Together, they form the Veterans Council. In the daily life of our community, the Veterans Council is…