MT. VERNON — — About 250 people attended the Men Cooking for CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] event Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn, tasting dishes made by 38 chefs. Ryan Swan was the winner of the main dish with salami and mozzarella with basil aioli. Adam Blackward was named the appetizer winner with bacon wrapped Chorizo stuffed dates. Doug Hester was voted to have the best soup, a chicken poblano corn chowder. Drew Johnson’s bread pudding with butter rum sauce was voted the best dessert. The Peoples Choice Award went to the team of Troy Heitmeyer and Tony Mezo for smoked beef briskets and barbeque baked beans. Chad Curd had the best table decorations, according to a people’s vote. The winners will receive engraved gold skillets, according to CASA Executive Director Becky Whisenhunt. A live auction and silent auction was also held.
Stuff the Bus campaign begins
MT. VERNON — A five-week campaign to collect school supplies for local schoolchildren will begin on Friday. United Way of South Central Illinois has announced its Stuff the Bus kickoff campaign will coincide with the organization's Day of Action. DaContinued ...
Jaycees cleaning out train depot
MT. VERNON — A longtime civic organization — Mt. Vernon Jaycees — is disbanding, and club members are conducting one last project this weekend to cap off its 67-year legacy. A public rummage sale will be held at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the clContinued ...
Continental Tire celebrates expansion
MT. VERNON — Continental Tire the Americas celebrated a milestone on Tuesday with a beam signing ceremony on its newest expansion. "CTA Mt. Vernon has always had the support of state and local officials," plant manager Benny Harmse said. "... I am cContinued ...
MVTHS weighs purchase offers
MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Township High School is now considering three offers to buy portions of its campus. Only one of those offers has reached the stage where a cost figure has been announced. That is the offer to purchase the parking areas adjacenContinued ...
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 ...
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