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Cedar River floods again
September 29, 2016
Residents experience echoes of 2008

Cemetery clean-up takes place in Mount Vernon
September 29, 2016
The City of Mount Vernon has announced that fall cemetery cleanup will take place the week of Oct. 10. People are asked to remove all arrangements they wish to save, including any items not attached to the monument, such as vase liners before that date.

Cities ponder response to wage increase
by Margaret Stevens · September 29, 2016
Most paying more than minimum

Community leaders breakfast set for Oct. 6
September 29, 2016
The next Community Leaders Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Smith Dining Room of the Cornell College Thomas Commons. The breakfast is open to all who want to network and share community information.

High school honors distinguished alumni
September 29, 2016
The public is invited to the Mount Vernon Alumni Association awards ceremony, which is 9 a.m. Friday in the Mount Vernon High School gym. A public reception follows at 9:45 a.m.

Lisbon schools plan for increase
by Nathan Countryman · September 29, 2016
Lisbon School District administrators estimated a $10.25 minimum wage would cost the district $30,428 annually to raise the pay for all of their paraeducators, cooks and early childhood center employees.

City once more tables social host law
by Nathan Countryman · September 29, 2016
The proposed social host ordinance in Mount Vernon ended back on the table once more.

Blaze damages barn, destroys hay bales
September 29, 2016
A seven-alarm fire Monday sent smoke billowing into the sky east of Lisbon.

Cole Corner:Learn from a LEGO master builder
by Grace Chamberlain-Rowray · September 29, 2016
Everything is awesome this week at Cole Library, or at least it will be when a real LEGO Master Builder stops by for a visit.

Devastated in 2008, Sutliff more prepared in 2016
by Nathan Countryman & Jake Krob · September 29, 2016
Sutliff was one of the areas preparing for Cedar River flooding.

Marching Mustangs place at Mount Pleasant
by Nathan Countryman · September 29, 2016
The Marching Mustangs have been putting their best foot forward with a third-place finish out of eight teams at Mount Pleasant on Saturday, Sept. 17, and third place and fourth place finishes at Marion and Linn-Mar on Saturday, Sept. 24. The band also received best drum majors in Class 3A at the Marion competition.

Mount Vernon, CDG look to put director under city umbrella
September 29, 2016
The Mount Vernon City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, Oct. 5, on an ordinance that would make the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) director a City of Mount Vernon employment position.

MVHS junior tops in Iowa 4-H show
September 29, 2016

New pastor, association for First Federated of Lisbon
September 29, 2016
First Federated Church of Lisbon has a new association and a new pastor.

Porchfest happening Sunday
by Nathan Countryman · September 29, 2016
Neighborhood concert benefits MVFAA
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