Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 12, 2007

They have brightened our season


Kandace and Tesa have been working to complete feature stories on those we chose as our 2007 Register-News Christmas Angels.

These stories have been fun to read and a joy to share with readers. It is nice to learn the great deeds people in our community have done not only this year but in years past.

Some of the people I knew of, but not about, until reading the stories.

In short, it has been a pleasure to deliver the Christmas Angels this season.

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Before visiting McAndrew Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale on Saturday, the Delaware Blue Hens football team stopped in Mt. Vernon. The Blue Hens actually held a pregame walkthrough at Mt. Vernon Township High School, according to their hometown media.

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With two staff members on extended leave from the newspaper, we have been scrambling to keep up in the newsroom. We have been able to not miss a beat by having the help of a temporary fill-in who has done a tremendous job behind the scenes.

Kelly Banks joined our staff last month and has proven an immeasurable asset to the Register-News.