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Voters turn out for caucuses
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FEATURED PICTURE ·A record number of Republicans and near record number of Democrats turned out for their party caucuses Monday in Mount Vernon and Lisbon. Florida senator Marco Rubio received the most votes in the Republican presidential preference poll while local Democratic caucus goers were split pretty evenly between Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.


Superintendent sharing continues
by Ann Gruber-Miller · February 5, 2016
In a joint meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Springville, the Lisbon and Springville school boards each passed unanimous motions to continue their 28E agreement for employment of superintendent Pat Hocking for one additional year.

Dems prefer Sanders by a slim margin locally
February 5, 2016
As was the case statewide, local Democratic caucus-goers were split fairly evenly between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. By one delegate, Mount Vernon-Lisbon Democrats preferred Sanders over Clinton.

Rubio picked by local Republicans in big turnout
February 5, 2016
In a big turnout - the largest ever for the party statewide - Republicans who cast their presidential preferences on paper ballots in Mount Vernon-Lisbon Monday preferred Marco Rubio.

Stormwater grant passes first step
by Ann Gruber-Miller · February 5, 2016
Mount Vernon's clean water initiatives grant proposal has received approval in the initial round, engineer Dave Schechinger of Veenstra & Kimm Engineers told the city council last week.

New Cornell staffer gets crash course in presidental politics
by Erica Kuhlmann · February 5, 2016
For a new Iowan, Katie Wilson had quite the introduction into politics.Wilson, Cornell's assistant director of civic engagement, is new to the state and to the experience of the Iowa caucuses.

Residents may see rate hike
by Jim Bonewald · February 5, 2016
Residents in Lisbon could be facing another rate increase on top of increases under consideration for sewer and water services. The solid waste budget faces an estimated $10,000 short fall next fiscal year, which led officials to begin talking about ways to increase revenue.

After five years, FSCC going strong
by Margaret Stevens · February 5, 2016
What's most or maybe least noteworthy about the First Street Community Center is that the reality pretty much matched the plan.

Woman travels from D.C. to Lisbon for first-hand caucus look
by Ann Gruber-Miller · February 5, 2016
Candidates weren't the only non-Iowans in town Monday for the caucuses. A Washington, D.C., resident flew in to observe the process at the Democratic Party caucus in Lisbon.

Former president campaigns here
February 4, 2016
In a final push before Monday's Iowa caucuses, former President Bill Clinton told a crowd in Mount Vernon that his wife, Hillary, is who the country needs as its top leader.

Caucus locations
January 29, 2016

Presidential picking begins
by Erica Kuhlmann · January 29, 2016
Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses are Monday, Feb. 1, at local precinct locations in Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

Fiorina campaigns in MV
by Erica Kuhlmann · January 29, 2016
Carly Fiorina, the sole woman Republican candidate for president in the 2016 race, brought her ideas and slogan, "Take Our Country Back,'" to Mount Vernon Wednesday, Jan. 20.

City leaders appointed
by Ann Gruber-Miller · January 29, 2016
Mount Vernon mayor Jamie Hampton has appointed city council members to 11 positions, and recommended two residents to fill vacancies on the city's parks and recreation board.

City councils plan combined meetings
by Ann Gruber-Miller · January 29, 2016
Lisbon and Mount Vernon city officials are beginning to plan some joint meetings between the towns.

Group: Explore community solar power
by Ann Gruber-Miller · January 29, 2016
The City of Mount Vernon's Sustainability Advisory Committee is investigating options for how Mount Vernon residents could get access to solar power at a reasonable price.
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