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.
District 80 registration set for Aug. 7 and 8
District 80 Schools will register students for the new school year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Primary Center.Continued ...
Tickets now on sale for Dancing With Our Stars
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser, which takes place Aug. 23 at Krieger's Convention Center at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Continued ...
School enhances security
INA — Thanks to a $5,000 state grant, Ina Grade School is upgrading its security system this summer to provide a more secure environment for students.The school received the funding from the Illinois School Security Grant Program, which is run by theContinued ...
Tickets on sale for dance event
MT. VERNON — The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois hope to raise more than $10,000 from this year’s Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser, which takes place Aug. 23 at Krieger’s Convention Center at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Tickets are now available forContinued ...
Unemployment at 7 percent
MT. VERNON — Unemployment in Jefferson County rose slightly in June from 6.8 percent to 7 percent.The rate is down 2 percent from a year ago, when the unemployment was at 9.1 percent.The state unemployment rate is slightly higher than the county, comContinued ...
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