MT. VERNON - — The Mt. Vernon Fire Department was called to the Country Cooking Restaurant and truck stop on Broadway at 10:51 a.m. Sunday morning after receiving several reports of smoke coming from the area of the main entrance. According to Mt. Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Sargent, the fire was contained to the roof over the entrance and did not get inside the building, where many patrons and staff were located at the time the fire broke out. “We got a good stop on it before it got to the main roof area of the building,” Sargent said. “It's too early to tell for sure but we believe it was electrical or look at the possibility of a lightening strike due to the strong storms in the area at the time.” Those inside the building were evacuated without incident. By early Sunday afternoon, the regional manager of the facility and the health department were expected to inspect the building before deciding on when it could be reopened.
Central Christian Church helps serve community
MT. VERNON -- More than 600 volunteers took part in the April 12 Central Serve Day organized by Central Christian Church. As part of the new program, members completed a variety of service projects that day throughout Mt. Vernon, including some much-Continued ...
Good Friday service planned
MT. VERNON -- The Jefferson County Ministerial Association will present a special Community Good Friday Service at 12:15 p.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Chapel in Mt. Vernon. Organizers say the format of the service will be sContinued ...
Chaplain given special assignment
MT. VERNON -- In honor of his 20 years of service as Jefferson County FOP chaplain, Mt. Vernon's Dan Lovin has been chosen as one of the state representatives to attend the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in the nation's Capitol. "Since I'vContinued ...
City part of state bike plan
MT. VERNON -- City officials provided input and comments on a Bike Transportation Plan released Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. "A group of us went to a workshop on the Illinois Bike plan a few months ago," said City Tourism Director Bonnie Jerdon. "ItContinued ...
Ride for Rylan slated
MT. VERNON -- A Ride for Rylan benefit has been scheduled for a Field Grade School fourth-grader who has a cancerous tumor. Rylan Ashby, the son of Jon and Jessica Ashby, ran a fever for about 1 1/2 weeks. Following blood work and further testing, ofContinued ...
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