Colahan chosen as new head football coach

By Melanie Williamson On Monday, January 8, the Vermilion Board of Education approved the promotion of offensive coordinator Brett Colahan to the position of head coach for the 2018 VHS varsity football team. Colahan has worked in the Vermilion schools for 13 years. Superintendent Phil Pempin described him as being well-known and well-respected among the…

School Zone

By Superintendent Philip Pempin I came across the article below in my reading and research.  This expresses many of the thoughts I have regarding the State Report Card. “Most of us can remember getting report cards as kids. Sometimes the grades would be a validation of a job well done; sometimes they were disappointing, considering…

Police Beat

January 1, 2018 01:17 – Roanoke Drive: Report of subjects yelling and fighting in the area. Gone on arrival. 11:11 – Liberty Ave: Report of debris in the roadway on the east end of town. Removed. 13:09 – SR2: Report of a crash, OSP Post 22 notified. 14:26 – 600 block of South Shore Court:…

Tree Tips: Memorial Trees

Several weeks ago there was a newspaper article about a very large Southern Magnolia on the White House lawn that has become old and badly damaged and is to be cut down.  Aside from the fact that it is very old with an extremely large and wide canopy and trunk size, it has a very…