MT. VERNON — — Members of the Jefferson County Ministerial Alliance and volunteers from the community came together to deliver more than 700 baskets of food to community members in need on Friday. Donations to the annual event were down by 75 percent, said Randy Winn, one of the organizers, so more than 2,000 cans of food were purchased from Aldi. Donations came in from local schools and businesses such as Mt. Vernon Health Care. More than 90 volunteers from the Mt. Vernon Township High School student council, the MVTHS FFA, the Zadok Casey Middle School Beta Club and Corinthian Baptist Church showed up to help, though late deliveries of food hindered them a little. A group of seventh and eighth grade students from Dodds Grade School used their bus to take 30 baskets to residents of Rome Meadows
Naming rights granted for new theater
MT. VERNON – The Schweinfurth Foundation has been granted lifetime naming rights for the new proposed Mt. Vernon Township High School theater. School officials say Schweinfurth has donated roughly $510,000 to the school over the years for arts prograContinued ...
D80 wants cameras at Primary Center
MT. VERNON – District 80 officials plan to install security cameras at the Primary Center to prevent future acts of vandalism. The center was targeted by vandals in March who spray-painted in red on the front of the building. The graffiti covered rouContinued ...
Improvements slated for Lincoln Park
MT. VERNON -- The City Council approved a grant application which would be used to make improvements to eight acres at Lincoln Park if granted. "It is a 50/50 matching grant with a maximum award of $400,000," City Parks and Facilities Director GeorgeContinued ...
Heritage Gala draws a crowd
MT. VERNON – Honoring those who make a difference in their community is one of the many ways the African-American Heritage Committee inspires the people of Mt. Vernon, said Heritage Award winner Tineka Doggan. “I think it's important because you haveContinued ...
Asbestos removal bids in for Armory
MT. VERNON — The city council will hear bids on asbestos removal at the former Armory during its meeting on Monday night. Six companies provided bids for the removal of the asbestos, with General Waste Services, Inc., the lowest bidder, coming in atContinued ...
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