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.
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Tow companies staying busy during storm
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Snow blankets entire region
MT. VERNON -- As predicted, a major winter storm has produced a blanket of snow in Jefferson County, causing headaches for motorists, and postponing or canceling many local events. All Jefferson County schools were closed late Thursday night after slContinued ...
Driver charged in fatal accident
MCLEANSBORO -- The driver of the crash near McLeansboro that killed five people recently has been charged in Hamilton Circuit Court. According to reports, Darrell Delong, 49, of Collinsville, was arrested on Thursday on one count of reckless homicideContinued ...
- Capital projects underway
- Readers submit photos
- Weather-related cancellations
- CASA advocate for abused kids
- Unemployment at 8.5 percent
- Police stop scam
- City building tops $5 million
- Grant applications available
- Winter storm watch issued
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