MT. VERNON — Three vehicles were involved in a collision on Illinois 37 at Third Street in Ina early Monday afternoon. The accident involved two trucks that were towing a tractor and boat. According to eyewitnesses, an eastbound car driving by Mark Adams pulled in front of the truck towing the boat, driven by Clifford Harrell of DuQuoin, which was southbound on 37. The impact of that collision caused Harrell to cross the median into a northbound truck driven by Joe Wilkerson of Ina. Wilkerson’s truck was destroyed by fire. Harrell and Wilkerson were transported to local medical facilities by Litton Ambulance Service for unknown injuries. A passenger in Harrell’s truck was not injured. Adams was not injured.
Horse Creek Country Music Fest set for Sept. 27
The 10th Annual Horse Creek Country Music Fest will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 at Bill May's house, located on North Lorraine Lane outside Bluford.Continued ...
MVTHS approves tentative budget
MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Township High School Board of Education Monday approved a tentative fiscal year 2015 budget that is projected to be balanced at this time.Even so, Superintendent Michael Smith pointed out a troubling trend in terms of declContinued ...
Vet's mother honored with flag
MT. VERNON — Local woman Maria Brown was overcome with emotion Sunday when she was presented with an honorary flag and certificate in recognition of her son, Brian Mintzlaff, who was killed in Iraq serving his country.“That is so beautiful. God blessContinued ...
Deichman named Mt. Vernon police chief
MT. VERNON — Chris Deichman was officially sworn in as the new Mt. Vernon police chief Monday morning during a special ceremony at City Hall.Deichman has served with the Mt. Vernon Police Department for 25 years. He had been the assistant chief for aContinued ...
Detainee numbers decrease
MT. VERNON — The number of detainees booked at the Jefferson County Justice Center dropped off significantly in July, according to the monthly report provided by Sheriff Roger Mulch.There were 175 detainees booked in July compared to fiscal year highContinued ...
- Council urged to fix wall
- Deichman named police chief
- Speaker named
- MVTHS moves forward on logo
- D-80 hires new teachers and staff
- MVTHS moves ahead with logo project
- Green to retire from D-80
- Ash Bash set for Saturday
- Ash Bash concert set for Saturday
- Aquatic Zoo winds down season
- Horse Creek Country Music Fest set for Sept. 27