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New Science Center coming this fall
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FEATURED PICTURE · Photo by Erica Dawson, Illustration courtesy Cornell College Top: The Russell Science Center, built with the help of a $20 million gift from Cornell College alumna Jean Russell, would be the first new building on campus in 40 years. Bottom: Sun photo by Erica Dawson Confetti rains down on Cornell College president Jonathan Brand (left) and Cornell alumna and trustee Jean Russell at a celebration on the Orange Carpet Tuesday announcing the school had raised $32 million for science facilities.

$32 million raised, science center a go
February 16, 2017
Cornell announces project, largest outright cash gift in its history

School districts act quickly on master contracts
by Jake Krob · February 16, 2017
With state legislation likely changing public sector collective bargaining, the Mount Vernon School District and Mount Vernon Education Association approved a two-year contract for teachers this week.

Lisbon changes graduation time
by Nathan Countryman · February 16, 2017
Ceremony to begin at 1 p.m.

American classics
February 16, 2017
Baseball, Rockwell, Cubs celebrated at Chalk the Walk

City council takes up demolition ordinance
by Ann Gruber-Miller · February 16, 2017
The City of Mount Vernon could put a temporary hold on demolition of older buildings until the historic value is determined.

Prof compares American, German recycling
by Matthew McDermott · February 16, 2017
America should begin to recycle more. That was the message given to a group of about 25 people who attended the Science Cafe at Fuel in Mount Vernon, Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Lisbon, MV speech teams earn 10 All-State nominations
February 16, 2017
Large Group Speech teams have six performing nominations at festival

Bertram UMC hosts Mardi Gras breakfast
February 16, 2017
Bertram United Methodist Church hosts a Mardi Gras pancake breakfast Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bertram Township Hall. Everyone is invited to enjoy pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs and beverages from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Elementary students in MV are the We tech team
by Erica Dawson · February 16, 2017
Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon has a new 16-student tech team. The team comprises two first-graders and 14 second- and third-graders.

Essay winners announced
February 16, 2017
Lisbon fifth-graders' tributes to the American Flag were honored by Lisbon American Legion Cyclops Post 109.

Ground-breaking guitarist performs for Music Monday
February 16, 2017
Get ready to listen to the music of a man who is known as a ground-breaking innovator of the classical guitar.

Individual speech team members have strong showing in WaMaC
February 16, 2017
Mount Vernon High School placed third as a team at the WaMaC Individual Events Conference Speech Meet Saturday, Feb. 11, at West Delaware High School in Manchester.

Printing Shakespeare sonnet topic of humanities lecture
February 16, 2017
Kirilka Stavreva, professor of English and director of Cornell College's Center for the Literary Arts, will present "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 122 on the Iron Hand-Press as Public Remembrance" for the Humanities and Arts Interest Group talk at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Cornell's Thomas Commons.

Residents can get free trees
by Erica Dawson · February 16, 2017
Trees Forever grant helps city set up program for right-of-way

School board considers state's actions
by Nathan Countryman · February 16, 2017
Sup't says sky not falling at 1.1 percent supplemental
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