MT. VERNON — — Hundreds of motorcycles were displayed at the ninth annual “Ironclad Art: The Motorcycle” exhibit Sunday at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Organizers estimate over 500 people visited the event and more than 200 motorcycles had rolled onto the grounds by the end of the day. Trophies were awarded in multiple categories. J.D. Jolliff of Centralia won Best American Motorcycle and Bill Myers of New Berlin, Wis., won Best European Motorcycle. Also, Alan Sloan of Johnston City won Best Asian Motorcycle and Barry Schonberger of Evansville, Ind., won Best of Show. In addition, the top 20 motorcycles of the show were recognized.
Heart Walk held
More than 500 people took part in Saturday's South Central Illinois Heart Walk at Veterans Memorial Park in Mt. Vernon. The annual event raises money for the American Heart Association. This year's walk brought in $104,555. The goal of the event was $105,000, but organizers are confident late donations will help them surpass their goal. In addition to the walk itself, Saturday's fundraiser featured CPR demonstrations, kids' activities, a food tent, blood pressure screenings and more.Continued ...
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Yvonne Phillips, age 86, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 7:35 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2014, at her home. Yvonne was born Feb. 28, 1928, in St. Louis, the daughter of Seldon Lawrence and Alma Sunshine (Webber) Heskett. Mrs. Phillips had worked at the InterContinued ...
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