Tim Gutknecht, a 10-year Rotarian from Missouri, is welcomed by Mt. Vernon Rotary President Carl Miller to speak about the Belize Children’s Program. The District 6510 project was co-founded by Mt. Vernon Rotarian Jim Jackson in the 1970s, and seeks to help children in Belize who need orthopedic care. Each year the district sends a doctor to Belize to host clinics and identify the children’s various needs. “Parents line up and wait for hours because it might be the only hope for their kids to have a normal life,” Gutknecht said. Arrangements are being made to bring children to the U.S. where they receive life-changing operations through a partnership Rotary has with Shriners Hopsital in St. Louis. One of five families in Belize have been touched by the Rotary program, Gutknecht said.
MVTHS gears up for semester
MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School will once again offer online registration for returning students to help streamline the process and make it more convenient for parents.In-person registration dates will still be held at MVTHS on Aug. 6, 7Continued ...
Clinical trial proves positive
A new drug used in a clinical trial to improve survival rates for hormone-sensitive prostate cancer patients has a local success story.Garry Lupkey of Salem still receives the drug docetaxel every four months. However, he is feeling better — good enoContinued ...
Gold Wing Rally to visit
MT. VERNON — The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Summer Rally arrives in Mt. Vernon this week and is expected to draw more than 200 motorcyclists.And while the event should be a fun time for all involved, the main purpose of the gathering is to proContinued ...
Republic adjusts first bill
MT. VERNON — After a rocky start to the new curbside recycling program in the city, Republic Waste is adjusting its first month bill.“They have had some, shall we say, growing pains, in providing efficient service in the few months we have contractedContinued ...
Gold Wing Rally arrives this week
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association Summer Rally will be held from Thursday to Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Continued ...
- MVTHS debates builder's insurance
- City branding consultant returns
- RLCD appointment ineligible
- MVTHS Board to discuss builders risk insurance
- Three new teachers are hired for MVTHS
- D-80 hires new teachers
- Big Lots opens
- MVTHS finances are looking up
- Clerk gets electronic billing
- Luechtefeld hosts town hall meeting
- MVTHS gears up for semester