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WE Walk: WETAP fundraiser going strong
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FEATURED PICTURE · Students at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon participated in the 10th annual WE Walk event Friday, Oct. 6, at the district track. Students collected donations from their families and the community, raising $16,000 for the Washington Elementary Teachers and Parents (WETAP) group. Above: Third-graders eagerly take off at the starting line during Washington Elementary’s annual WE Walk fundraiser. Right: Third-graders Charlotte Woosley, Timber Scholl and Alexis Stoneking (from left) enjoy a walk with Joy, the elementary therapy dog.
ONLINE POLL · Would you like to see fireworks banned in the Mount Vernon city limits?
No - follow state laws
No - but shorten the timeframe for when they are allowed

City finances in order as projects begin
by Margaret Stevens · October 12, 2017
The City of Mount Vernon is preparing to use TIF (tax increment financing) for significant additions to the community.

Residents contribute to spectator comfort
by Kerry Kahl · October 12, 2017
Alum/coach, emeritus professor give gifts for bleacher seats at Small Center

City council OKs parking restrictions
by Margaret Stevens · October 12, 2017
Trying to curb possible visibility problems, the City of Mount Vernon is restricting parking near proposed developments.

Lisbon senior follows heart, family tradition into service with National Guard
by Erica Dawson · October 12, 2017
Guided by love of country and family tradition, Lisbon senior Izzy Steele has made a big commitment to her future by signing up for the Iowa National Guard while still in high school.

Absentee voting begins for city elections
October 12, 2017
City elections are Nov. 7, with in-person absentee voting starting in Linn County this past Monday.

MVLXC all set to race for conference titles
by Crystal Eskelsen · October 12, 2017
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon cross country teams competed at West Delaware last week, running at Hartridge Golf course in Manchester.

Bluetones take FSCC stage Saturday
October 12, 2017
Checker and the Bluetones will be performing at the First Street Community Center Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Bertram community dinner is Oct. 14
October 12, 2017
The Bertram United Methodist Church hosts its fall community dinner Saturday evening, Oct. 14, at the Bertram Township Hall. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, chili, a variety of side dishes, homemade pies and other desserts, and drinks. Take-out dinners are available.

City seeks input on fireworks question
October 12, 2017
The City of Mount Vernon is seeking feedback about fireworks use in the city limits.

Cornell announces dual degree program
October 12, 2017
College working with community college in Illinois

Ellis Paul performing Friday at FSCC
October 12, 2017
Singer Ellis Paul is marking 25 years of being on the road, and he will play the First Street Community Center in uptown Mount Vernon Friday.

High school, college choirs perform Sunday
October 12, 2017
For the sixth consecutive year, the Mount Vernon High School choir will be performing in King Chapel in a joint concert with Solon's Bella Voce choir and Cornell College's concert choir.

Lisbon, Springville, North Cedar staff join for professional development day at Paramount
by Erica Dawson · October 12, 2017
Lisbon, North Cedar and Springville schools sent approximately 170 certified teachers to a joint professional development day at the Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids Monday, Oct. 9.

Mount Vernon High School students are Testing their flexibility
by By Erica Dawson · October 12, 2017
Preston Pedersen, physical education teacher at Mount Vernon High School, teaches seven semester-long sections of strength and speed P.E. to both athletes and non-athletes, emphasizing lifetime wellness.

Mount Vernon MS students honored at Belin-Blank Recognition Ceremony
October 12, 2017
Four students from Mount Vernon Middle School were among the almost 500 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center's recognition ceremony.
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