A facsimile of this (old) photograph has been in circulation in the Vermilion area for years. The photo was among several given me for the local historical archives by Vermilionite Rita (Ratcl… Read more

I note (with little surprise) that the City of Vermilion now has hired a “full-time” fire chief. For well over 170 years the town has made do with an all-volunteer fire fighting force. So, it’… Read more

Let me begin this tale with a disclaimer. The story you are about to read may (or may not) be precisely accurate. It all depends upon who you talk to - or better still - who you believe. But d… Read more

I guess every community / town has at least one. Persons of character are necessary components of our daily existence. They are the salt and pepper on our scrambled eggs – the catsup on our fr… Read more