MT. VERNON — — The Mt. Vernon Jaycees House of Horror threw open its doors Friday to begin the scare season. The House of Horror is being held at the old train depot at Broadway and First Street and opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27 and Halloween. The haunted house will stay open until everyone has gone through. Tickets are $7 at the door.
'Run to the Wall' pit stop made in Mt. Vernon
An estimated 800 cyclists from around the country made a pit stop in Mt. Vernon on Tuesday as one of the legs on the “Run to the Wall.” Veterans and their families take the trek to the nation's capitol for a Memorial Day service. The group began their journey in California. They visited Jefferson Barricks in St. Louis this morning before coming to Mt. Vernon, where they received gas at the B.P. service station on 44th Street and ate lunch at Dale's Harley-Davidson.Continued ...
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MT. VERNON - A four-year veteran of the Mt. Vernon Township High School Board of Education has resigned from office. Cynthia Davis said she chose to step down from the board due to "family matters." She will be relocating from the area and Monday nigContinued ...
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HERRIN - Weather ended up being the ultimate opponent in Mt. Vernon's opening round softball game. The Lady Rams trailed Carbondale 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lightning delayed the game at about 5:27 p.m. About 90 minutes later the game wContinued ...
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