Winter hit Vermillion on Saturday morning with about 5” of snow. We were grateful there was no wind and the temperature was tolerable. The snow was beautiful and still lays on the side roads that have not been touched other than by cars making notable tracks. Several snow mobiles ventured out, but no further sign interrupts the beautiful landscape.
The Vermillion Public Library meeting will be held this evening, Monday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow, January 15th the librarian will read to the Kinder-prep children from the Centralia, Corning and Frankfort areas. The Book Van arrived at the library on January 8th with new books and the public is invited to come in and check them out. There were several faithful readers, one arriving while the book van was refilling the shelves, and waited to get the latest books ahead of anyone else.
One of our own, Sheryl M. Massie was passed away on December 31, 2018 and her funeral was Saturday, January 5th. The community was saddened to hear of her passing and the funeral which was held at the Vermillion Community Church, was very well attend with the overflow and church pews filled to overflowing. Our sympathy is extended to the family.
Church services continue to be held at the now Community Church through April of 2019 or until further notice. The January 13th church service was notable as Virgil Warren and wife Ruth Ann left for a lengthy visit to their daughter and husband who live in Australia. Terry Smith filled pulpit on Sunday by sharing a combined music and inspirational scripture reading service. A visiting minister will fill the pulpit on January 20th with Virgil returning on January 27th. The Community Church is struggling to keep its doors open as there are very few members remaining in the area. We welcome first time visitors and those who have attended before that wish to make Vermillion their home church.
If you have missed the Vermillion Area News, preparing the “Vermillion Then and Now” took much of the time and effort normally put into the weekly news. For this I apologize. The 150th book went to publishing January 3rd with pictures the following week. Plans are to follow the books progress to ensure completion by the April deadline. We are excited about the articles and pictures submitted and look forward to having the book ready for viewing and marketing. Pre-book orders are welcome and will be a determining factor in how many books are printed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to put in your order.
The Website has been updated and new will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned…….. Audrey
If you have any more articles to add to the 150th book, please send them in this week if possible for the articles are at the school being processed as we write.
A Lunch and tour were enjoyed Friday, December 11, at Lynn Schafer’s home by Vickie Lee and Rhonda Trimble of Blue Rapids, and Timmy Lee of Vermillion.
Saturday guest at the Lynn Schafer home were Gary Zuber and Chris Norton of Kansas City. They enjoyed lunch and an afternoon visit.
New DVD’s on the desk at the Vermillion Public Library are: Mr. Holmes, Restless, Little Boy, Where Hope Grows, The Incredible Hulk, Igor, Hotel Transylvania, Terminator: Genisys, 90 minutes, Toy Story that time forgot, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., I, Robot, Creation, Rambo & The Miracle of the Cards. Come in and look them over. There is no charge for checking out the DVD’s.
Nine Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meting on Monday evening, December 7. Martha Thompson won the calendar drawing. Janet Ronnebaum earned the diet basket. Mary Johnson lost the most weight in November. After the meeting all enjoyed Christmas snacks and a white elephant gift exchange.
Todd Gaddis of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis on Tuesday December 8th. He had lunch with Grandma. Lois Jean Harper also visited later.
Nine Hotsie Totsie Red Hat ladies and three guest enjoyed their Christmas supper at the Corn Crib Friday evening December 9. Also had our regular gift exchange. Guest were Charlie Ross, Lyle Wenzl and Jim Harper.
Brad, Mason and Rachel Beckenhauer of Grandview Mo. were guest at the home of Bill and Audrey Broxterman from the evening of Nov 12 to Sunday afternoon, Nov 15. They had a lot of family fun as the weather was nice.
Seven Ts members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday, Nov. 15. Janet Ronnebaum earned the diet basket. Lois Jean Harper had the program on “Positively Potatoes”. Janet read several jokes. Todd Gaddis of Topeka had lunch and visited with Thelma Gaddis on Tuesday Nov 17.
Craig Young of Houston Texas, who has been here visiting his grandmother Mabel White several days returned to his home on Thursday, Nov 19.
Robert Polson passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015. Funeral services will be at the Christian Church in Vermillion 10:30 a.m. Wednesday November 25. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel of Frankfort Kansas Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. that evening at the mortuary. The town of Vermillion will miss Robert (Bob) as he visited with others while driving through town many afternoons.
Nine Tops members weighed in and all stayed for the meeting Monday evening, October 26. Janet Ronnabaum earned the diet basket. Our contest ended with Jessica Wroach losing the most weight. Jennifer Raub had the program on “Roasting Vegetables. On December 7 we will have snacks for our Christmas party.
Thelma Gaddis had lunch with Lynn Loughary of Kansas City, Ks and Norman and Joyce Loughary on Sunday, November 1 in celebration of Joyce’s birthday.
Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor of Topeka and Lois Jean and Jim Harper visited Thelma Gaddis on Sunday afternoon, November 1.
The Vermillion Library will hold its November meeting on the 4th.
At 6:00 pm. on November 9, the Friends of the Vermillion Community (FoVC.Inc.) will hold its fall potluck supper followed by the semi annual meeting.
Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor Gaddis of Topeka, Darrius and Judy Plantz of Georgetown, TX, Troy Miller of Phoenix, AR, Norman and Joyce Loughary and Lois Jean Harper were Wednesday afternoon visitors of Thelma Gaddis.
Keith and Chris Lippert of Topeka visited Thelma Gaddis Saturday afternoon.
Lois Jean Harper and Thelma Gaddis visited Todd, Brandi, Landon and Taylor Gaddis in Topeka Sunday afternoon.
Keith Berry of Lucas IA visited Mabel White on Wednesday, October 21.
The Vermillion Community Church services was well attended Sunday, October 25th followed by a delicious pot-luck dinner. This will be the last service held at the Community Church until April of 2016. However, the church may be used for various services upon request. Vermillion Christian Church services continue to be held at 10:30 a.m. weekly and all are welcome to attend. Remember, it’s only because of the support of the community and the surrounding area that our local churches continue to hold services. Faith, trust and communion with others is essential in building and strengthening ones family. It is hoped that you will find the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ very real during the worship service.
The Vermillion Public Library will hold it’s November meeting on November 4th. Anyone interested in the Library’s services is invited to attend. The NCKL book van was here on October 22 and there are new books on the shelves. Stop by and check several out or ask the librarian what interesting books or DVD’s are available. We have new 2015 books on the shelves. Plan to bring your children by the library from 9-11:30 on Saturday morning for a nice Halloween treat.
Plans are being made to hold the fall Friends of the Vermillion Community, Inc. meeting in November, so watch for the time and date.
The September 2, 2015 Board Meeting of the Vermillion Public Library was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by President, Marsha Engelken. Present at the meeting were Marsha Engelken, Marylyn Wenzl, Audrey Broxterman, Matthew Ekstrum, Jannett Argo, Kelli Massie and Alice Schmitz. Debbie Evans was absent.
The minutes from the August meeting were read by Alice Schmitz, Secretary. The minutes were approved as read.
The Librarian’s report was given by Audrey. Board meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. The book van brought new books on August 20th. Marylyn, Jannett and Debbie have the children’s books ready for the fall program. Kelli and Jannett read to kinder prep on August 25th. The next kinder prep reading session will be September 8th. The after school kids came to the library August 26th for a Lego party. The Lego party was a success and discussion was held on how to store the Lego’s. Library Summer Reading statistics report was sent in. The Library web page crashed, but Ladonna (NCKL) was able to restore it. Audrey gave a report on the meeting she attended in Marysville regarding ordering of books through Title Source 360.
Matthew Ekstrum did not have a Treasurers report at this time.
Curiosity Creates Grant is due by September 15th. We also discussed other possible grants we could apply for.
The committee that worked on the policy for lending equipment from the library, recommended that each large piece be engraved. A lending agreement is to be read and signed by the borrower, and a copy of the agreement given to the borrower of the popcorn machine. A deposit of $25.00 will be paid by the borrower when the machine is taken, and will be returned to the borrower when the machine is returned to the library, on the next business day and in clean condition for the next user. The projector, PA system and speakers are not to be checked out. The policy was presented to the board and was approved unanimously. Marylyn and Audrey volunteered to take photos of inventory that will be stored in a safe place. $1000.00 Service Grant could possibly be used for carpeting or new window.
Audrey suggested we order one hand held Launch Pad through a Tech grant and see if there is a need for more later.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:08 a.m.
The board meeting for the Vermillion Public Library was called to order at 9:10 on August 12, 2015, by President, Marsha Engelken. Board members present were Marsha Engelken, Marylyn Wenzl, Matthew Ekstrum, Audrey Broxterman, Alice Schmitz, Debbie Evans, and Kelli Massie.
Secretary, Alice reported we did not have a meeting in July, and the minutes from the June meeting were unavailable at this time.
The Librarian’s report was given by Audrey. The book van was here on July 25th. New books are on the shelves. The westerns and inspirational books have been weeded. She ordered a box of catalog cards and a packet of checkout cards. Jannett and Marylyn worked on the kinder prep books. Audrey and Marylyn attended the Manhattan meeting on disaster planning. Audrey plans to attend the Marysville Director’s meeting for training on Baker & Taylor Title Source ordering.
The city will put floor jacks in the basement to support the library floor. The PA system needing to be returned to the library after each use.
The Treasurer’s report was given and approved.
Chan Stowell was present to discuss the library’s insurance policy. He recommended a Halon fire extinguisher for the library. We have $61,000.00 personal property coverage with a $2,500.00 deductible. Also discussed renters insurance.
We can apply for the Service grant in December of 2015 and January of 2016 to use for special projects.
Debbie, Alice, Audrey and Marsha will work on a policy for public use of the PA system and popcorn machine.
The meeting was adjourned.
On August 14, 2015, Bob and Sharon Polson were hosts to three of Sharon’s former classmates who graduated from Axtell High, and all were celebrating a ‘milestone’ birthday this year! Dorothy (Wilhelm) Klamm, Bonner Springs, Gail (Bergman) Deitz, Topeka, Karen (Nanninga) Owings, Hays met at the Polson home last Wednesday. They chose the Ace’s cafe in Axtell for lunch, then most of the afternoon was spent driving around the area to reminisce and look for homes and familiar buildings that would have been standing when they lived here years before. The ladies stopped at Terry Nanninga’s where he and his wife were gracious enough to invite them into their remodeled home for a brief tour. In the early evening Alf and Marsha Engelken came up to meet the ladies before they left for the Willows in Seneca. Waiting to welcome them at the restaurant were Don and Leah Wassenberg, Marysville, Sharon (Strathman) Schmelze, Seneca, who were also classmates, and Olivia Huddleston joined them as well. The three who came from a distance, were overnight guests at the Polson’s where old pictures were shown and many good memories were shared, accompanied by a generous amount of laughter, until well past the usual time for retiring to bed. Guests were served a late brunch on the patio the next morning before returning to their individual homes. All agreed it was a special occasion!
The Vermillion Library Board met on Wednesday, August 12 with all but one member present. The Kinder Prep and three year old reading program will begin on August 25. Marylyn Wenzl and Jannett Argo have been busy cleaning and repairing the books for the children to check out. Audrey Broxterman attended the Baker and Taylor workshop and Directors meeting which was held in Marysville on August 13th.