If you ever wondered about Vermilion’s cannons…

By Rich Tarrant The photograph accompanying the column this week was taken by a young man named John Bernard “Bernie” Gribble during the summer of 1941.  Gribble was 16 years old at the time. Although I have no concrete evidence to prove it, the photo was very likely taken by the young man in an…

Looking at two snapshots capturing moments of change in Vermilion

By: Rich Tarrant In 1927 a 38-year-old Methodist minister named Earl Thompson English arrived in Vermilion with his wife Zella and their children Jean and her brother Robert. It was, incidentally, the very year Vermilion’s Methodist church, which had experienced a significant decline in active membership, had merged its congregation with the town’s First Congregational…

Police Beat

July 24th, 2017 0109 – Sanford Street: Report of a suspicious male in the area who may be attempting to enter cars.  The suspect was located and identified but no vehicles were observed to have been entered.  The male was taken home and released. 1546 – 1100 block of Adams Street: Report of a disturbance…

Police Beat

June 26, 2017 10:17 – Vermilion Road: Motor vehicle accident with no injuries. The driver was later determined to be under the influence and arrested for OVI. 11:50 – Liberty Ave: Motor vehicle accident with no injuries. June 27, 2017 13:33 – 1800 block of Claus Road: Missing juvenile reported and entered into LEADS. 14:13…

Police Beat

May 30, 2017 12:35 – 700 block of Grand Street: Civil issue over a TV. 17:49 – South Shore Court: Dog at Large complaint filed. 19:21 – 800 block of Dogwood Lane: Assault complaint filed. 21:45 – 4700 block of Liberty Ave: Report of a suicidal male in the area. Subject was located and transported…

Parks Board Briefs

By Karen Cornelius Community use permits: According to the minutes, board members approved several more community event group use park permits at their Tuesday, April 18, regular business meeting. One permit went to Maria Santoferraro for beach yoga from June through August. She was also thanked for her $300 donation. Another permit was approved for…