The trees are awakening – what happens in spring

Over winter the trees have been dormant.  They have been in a state of suspension, having shed their leaves, stored nutrients, and turned down food production.  Now the sun is shining longer, the temperature is warming, and the trees are awaking from their long winter’s nap.  They are beginning to prepare for a season of…

Vermilion Local Schools host first of many community safety forums

By Melanie Williamson On Sunday, March 4, the Vermilion High School commons was filled with parents, students, teachers, school administrators, school board members past and present, city council members, city administrators, police officers, local pastors, and community members to discuss school safety. The event, which was called “One Community One Mission: building relationships for stronger…

Local student dances her way into world competition

By Melanie Williamson For Madeleine Collins, her love of Irish dancing started when she was just five years old while on a family trip to Prince Edward Island. She said they saw a group of about five dancers performing and wanted to know what they were doing. After they returned home, her dad called and…

Council discusses potholes, traffic signals, water bills, economic development

By Karen Cornelius Council president’s report/Dickerhoff condolences: Vermilion City Council met on Monday, March 5. There was no city correspondence and no audience participation. Council president Steve Herron introduced Main Street Vermilion’s director, Marilou Suszko who gave an annual report on the nonprofit organization. Herron also expressed his sympathy for the loss of Larry Dickerhoff.…