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April 11, 2013

Fire damages restaurant

Firefighters responded to a fire at PeDad's on South 10th Street at 4:12 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to Mt. Vernon Fire Department reports, the initial call was that smoke was seen in the area and a police officer in the area noticed flames coming from the roof. The restaurant sustained heavy smoke and some fire damage to the dining room ceiling and to the trusses and roof. Seven units from MVFD responded to the fire and one from Jefferson Fire Protection District. Property damage was estimated at $20,000 and $30,000 in property saved. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    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.

    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.

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