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 mock trial team prepares for state competition
The Mt. Vernon Township High School mock trial team held a special practice at the Jefferson County Courthouse Thursday to prepare for this weekend's state tournament.Continued ...
Building tops $2 million
MT. VERNON -- Commercial building during February topped $2 million, given a boost from a $1.13 million new building project at Times Square Mall. The project is being completed by Mt. Vernon Associates, LLC, at 3909 Broadway. In addition, Times SquaContinued ...
MVTHS to look at status
MT. VERNON -- Mt. Vernon Township High School officials will hear a status report on the ongoing redesign of the new high school at a special board meeting set for 5:30 p.m. next Monday. Currently, FGM Architects is about halfway finished with the deContinued ...
Referendum seeks sales tax increase
Editor's Note: This is the fourth story featuring candidates and referendums in Jefferson County for the March 18 Primary Election. Today the Public Safety Tax referendum is highlighted. MT. VERNON -- A referendum question on the March 18 ballot willContinued ...
United Way seats new board
MT. VERNON -- Three people will be joining the 2014 United Way board -- Jane Klein, Linda Williams and Brittany Morlan. "This is always a bittersweet time for Lynn and I at the United Way," said Rhonda Edmonson, executive director of United Way of SoContinued ...
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