MT. VERNON — — Bishop Edward Braxton and priests of the Diocese of Belleville helped parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with the dedication of their new worship center on Sunday afternoon. The bishop blessed a fountain of water and offered a prayer of dedication for the church, which was its near capacity of 180 on Sunday. The Rev. John Iffert is the current church pastor, which has been operating in Mt. Vernon for 147 years. Poettker Construction was the general contractor on the project.
4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows
The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.Continued ...
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Herbert J. Newell
Herbert Jones Newell age 74, of Waltonville, passed away at 1:44 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.Herbert was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Waltonville, a son of Walter Raleigh Newell, Sr. and Edna BeatricContinued ...
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