MT. VERNON — — Mt. Vernon fire personnel responded to a garage fire shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Wescott. The garage was destroyed in the fire, as well as one vehicle. The detached garage was owned by Rodney Pierce. Accoording to Mt. Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Sargent, the garage was heavily involved with fire when firefighters arrived at the scene. The homeowner had pulled one vehicle out of the garage by the time firefighters arrived, but another four-wheel drive vehicle was destroyed in the fire. Sargent said the cause of the fire is under investigation. MVFD cleared the scene after fighting the fire for about two hours. No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.
Accident on Broadway
Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to several vehicle accidents during the weekend as a result of the winter storm that passed through the area Friday.Continued ...
Snow blankets entire region
MT. VERNON — As predicted, a major winter storm has produced a blanket of snow in Jefferson County, causing headaches for motorists, and postponing or canceling many local events.Continued ...
Officials urge residents to stay off roads
The Mt. Vernon Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to refrain from travel if possible due to weather conditions.Continued ...
CASA advocate for abused children
MT. VERNON — An organization that impacts the community has been recognized by United Way of South Central Illinois.Continued ...
- Winter storm watch issued
- Holiday Lunch served
- Christmas lights
- Christmas decorating
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- Accident on Broadway
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- Area road conditions improve
- Bid opening set for Thursday
- Equipment failures frustrate road crews
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Carl J. Dyel, 93, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Friday, Oct. 15, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of Otto and Inez (Severns) Dyel. He married Louisa A. Richardson on May 18, 1941, in Perryville,Continued ...
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A 67-year-old caroling tradition
Ruthanna Weber, 98, has been organizing a Kenwood, Md., caroling tradition since World War II when she was in the Navy.Continued ...
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