MT. VERNON — — Mt. Vernon fire personnel responded to a garage fire shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Wescott. The garage was destroyed in the fire, as well as one vehicle. The detached garage was owned by Rodney Pierce. Accoording to Mt. Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Sargent, the garage was heavily involved with fire when firefighters arrived at the scene. The homeowner had pulled one vehicle out of the garage by the time firefighters arrived, but another four-wheel drive vehicle was destroyed in the fire. Sargent said the cause of the fire is under investigation. MVFD cleared the scene after fighting the fire for about two hours. No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.
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
MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School officials Monday tabled a measure to solicit quotes for builder’s risk insurance until a set of criteria for that coverage could be established.Builder’s risk insurance would provide coverage for the new hContinued ...
City branding consultant returns
MT. VERNON — Three years after completing a branding study for the city, Roger Brooks will return to direct the next steps in the process.“Three years ago when he came to town, we started the branding and promotions of Mt. Vernon,” said City ManagerContinued ...
RLCD appointment ineligible
MT. VERNON — For a second time in less than a month, an appointment to the Rend Lake Conservancy District won’t be finalized due to an ineligibility.“People think they are in the district, and think certain areas are in the district, but they are notContinued ...
MVTHS Board to discuss builders risk insurance
The Mt. Vernon Township High School Board of Education may take action tonight on requesting quotes for builders risk insurance related to the new high school project.Continued ...
- 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
- Zoo declared a success
- Dept. probes fires
- National Night Out on Aug. 5
- Four new teachers hired for District 80
- Gold Wing Rally arrives this week