MT. VERNON — — Polling places around Jefferson County saw plenty of action with voters lining up early and often. Doris Wallace, a volunteer at the Mt. Vernon 1 polling place at the Jefferson County Highway Department, said voting was “brisk.” At the polling place at Epworth United Methodist Church, volunteer Gaila Morris said more than 400 people had voted by 12:20 p.m.
MVTHS officials concerned about gas bill
Mt. Vernon Township High School officials have expressed concern about a roughly $29,000 natural gas bill from the school's new gas supplier, Constellation.Continued ...
Summersville Grade School raises money for heart health
Summersville Grade School raised an estimated $1,550 for the American Heart Association as part of a recent fundraising effort held in advance of the April 12 South Central Illinois Heart Walk. The amount of money raised was well above the school's goal of $250.Continued ...
MVTHS approves changes
MT. VERNON -- Mt. Vernon Township High School officials Monday approved about $65,000 in additional cost reductions for the new school project. The most significant savings, for $50,000, will come from using a more standard metal building skin for thContinued ...
Watchdog group formed
MT. VERNON -- A government watchdog group has formed to increase awareness of public issues. Concerned Citizens of Jefferson County, Ltd., is under the leadership of president Dan Black, and includes Don Bounds, Jim Rippy, Vickie York, Robert Shaw anContinued ...
Food poisoning suspected
MT. VERNON -- The Jefferson County Health Department is investigating a possible outbreak of food poisoning which happened April 6. Health Department Administrator Mark Stevens declined to give the location where the outbreak occurred. He said the deContinued ...
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- Reward offered in armed robbery
- Benefit set for teacher
- 'Happy Feet' fundraising begins
- D-80 OKs staff changes
- County receives road funds
- District 80 approves several staff changes
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