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Lisbon hires new officer
by Jim Bonewald · January 19, 2017
Lisbon resident Amy Ford is Lisbon's newest police officer. She joins chief Rick Scott on the force on Jan. 23. Ford's starting pay will be $20.30 per hour.

School sets policy for negative balance
by Nathan Countryman · January 19, 2017
Alternative lunch provided for those 7th grade, older at $50 threshold

Heritage Days going on in July
by Erica Dawson · January 19, 2017
First-time chair says volunteer organizers planning a few tweaks to summer festival

Public invited to mural meeting
January 19, 2017
The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the community mural project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the library of the First Street Community Center. The public is invited.

Local schools get good marks
by Nathan Countryman & Margaret Stevens · January 19, 2017
State report card grades Lisbon, MV as 'commendable' or better, but superintendents remain skeptical about scoring

Draft calendar: School runs Aug. 23 to May 25
January 19, 2017
School will run from Aug. 23 to May 25 in Lisbon next year, according to a proposed calendar for the 2017-18 school year. A draft of next year's calendar was presented to the Lisbon School Board at its meeting Jan. 11.

Lisbon third in Tri-Rivers
January 19, 2017
'Seussical,' film, mime among first-place finishers

Robotics teams have strong showing at league championship
by Nathan Countryman & Margaret Stevens · January 19, 2017
Local robotics teams scored big successes at the league championship, with four Mount Vernon teams advancing to the next level.

Mirrors suggested for uptown intersections
by Ann Gruber-Miller · January 19, 2017
At the request of a citizen, the City of Mount Vernon is considering whether to install convex mirrors at two street intersections with First Street uptown in order to better see oncoming traffic.

MV names school improvement committee
by Ann Gruber-Miller · January 19, 2017
The Mount Vernon School District's School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) 2017 membership, meeting dates and agendas have been set. The school board approved them unanimously at its latest meeting, held Jan. 9.

Second-grade students in Lisbon are Working with clay
January 19, 2017
At Lisbon Elementary art teacher Keri Speidel and her 360 students are working with clay. The students have made pinch pot owls and mugs, which they are in the process of glazing.

Smithsonian exhibit coming to Mount Vernon in 2018
January 19, 2017
A big national exhibit is coming to Mount Vernon next year, and a fundraiser is set to help.

Lisbon battles with top team
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 19, 2017
The Lisbon Lions went up against unbeaten North Linn last Friday and quickly understood why the top-ranked Lynx haven't lost this season.

Signing off
by Erica Dawson · January 12, 2017
MV's Dean Borg sought more than campaign rhetoric in 45-year career hosting Iowa Press

Lisbon FD providing free smoke detectors
by Nathan Countryman · January 12, 2017
Firefighters working with residents before emergency
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