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.
Bids opened for new high school
MT. VERNON — Roughly 90 base construction bids for the new proposed Mt. Vernon Township High School were opened and read aloud Thursday at a special ceremony at the MVTHS auditorium. Now that the bids have been received, MVTHS consultants will beginContinued ...
RLCF hosts annual dinner
MT. VERNON --Teamwork and individuals who personify teamwork were honored during the Rend Lake College Foundation annual dinner. The 2013 Men's Basketball D-II National Championship team, the Allied Health Division and the Mining Technology program wContinued ...
Nearly 700 families to receive Christmas baskets
MT. VERNON -- A change in the delivery date of the Christmas baskets provided by the Jefferson County Ministerial Association from a weekday to a weekend should boost the number of available volunteers. Ministerial Association spokesman, the Rev. GenContinued ...
District 80 to undergo state audit
MT. VERNON — A portion of District 80's finances will soon undergo a specialized audit by the Illinois State Board of Education. Superintendent Mike Green said the ISBE conducts these audits on districts periodically and it's not a cause for concern.Continued ...
District 80 to be audited by the state
District 80 will be audited soon by the Illinois State Board of Education and school officials say the process is normal and not a cause for concern.Continued ...
- Gas leak resolved at First United Methodist Church
- District 80 adopts tax levy
- Granada to host 'Grinch' cartoon
- Anonymous donation surprises United Way
- Ruritan Club sponsors auction
- RLC hires new health employees
- Road closed due to gas leak
- RLC Board appoints two Title III employees
- History Society earns award
- Lady Rams topple Orphan Annies
- Bids opened for new high school