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.
Cove Connection helps local parents
MT. VERNON — The Cove Connection Community Parenting Group will begin its next round of mentoring classes Aug. 5, and local parents still have time to sign up for the next session.Organizers say the free program is open to any Mt. Vernon area parentsContinued ...
County finds salt supplier
MT. VERNON — A national salt shortage has left many county engineers in Southern Illinois scrambling for supplies.A special meeting of the Jefferson County Board was held Thursday night to address the issue.County Engineer Brandon Simmons explained CContinued ...
Farrington school pursues Internet upgrade
BLUFORD — Farrington Grade School is upgrading to a wireless Internet system as part of a two-phase project to improve educational opportunities for students.The ongoing effort involves the district moving from a T1 line system to a wireless system.Continued ...
Farrington Grade School pursues Internet upgrade
Farrington Grade School is upgrading to a wireless Internet system to improve network speeds and offer more learning opportunities for students.Continued ...
- Cove Connection to begin next round of parenting classes
- Collins appointed to RLCD
- Christmas inthe Park revived
- MVTHS holds pre-bid meeting
- County Board calls last minute meeting
- MVTHS to hold pre-bid meeting
- Hummingbirds banded for research
- Alleged arsonist pleads innocent
- Deer hunting changes released
- Bridge letting Aug. 1