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Return engagement
by Margaret Stevens · March 23, 2017
Wartburg students come home, director reunites with alma mater as Wartburg Choir performs in Mount Vernon

Power company seeks path of least resistance
by Nathan Countryman · March 23, 2017
Lisbon council needs more information before granting easements to ITC

Slow down ahead?
by Nathan Countryman · March 23, 2017
Lisbon considers lower speed limit near City Park

Celebrating 70 in style: Pisarik has special request for significant birthday
by Margaret Stevens · March 23, 2017
Terese Pisarik of Mount Vernon planned a special celebration to mark her 70th birthday.

City park likely to return as point of discussion between school, city
by Nathan Countryman · March 23, 2017
Joint meeting planned for April 3

Coordinator hired for local substance abuse prevention grant
March 23, 2017
The RC RAIL Coalition has been awarded a STOP Act grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Mount Vernon Community School District will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant, which runs through 2020.

MVHS student named Cadet of the Year
March 23, 2017
Chief Petty Officer Ian Reid of Martelle was named Naval Sea Cadet Corps Cadet of the Year in the Central Iowa Division. Reid, the son of Daniel and Sandra Reid, attends Mount Vernon High School.

School audit: Revenue up, expenses down in 2015-16
March 23, 2017
Revenues were up and expenses down at Lisbon Community School for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. This was according to a recently released audit performed by CPA Kay L. Chapman of Muscatine.

Civil War historian describes women's roles
by Erica Dawson · March 23, 2017
Offers overview of lives of everyday Americans

During spring break, students practice their sketches, Scribbles, stories
by Erica Dawson · March 23, 2017
Children of all ages attended Cole Library's spring break program, "Sketches, Scribbles and Stories," Wednesday, March 15.

Java Jazz swings again at MVHS
by Margaret Stevens · March 23, 2017
Mount Vernon High School's jazz ensembles, The Swingin' Stangs jazz band, Uptown Jazz choir, and Lincoln Highway Jazz choir, will be presenting the Java Jazz Showcase March 30. The event is a fundraiser for high school jazz programs for band and choir.

Lisbon reduces tax rate in 2017-18
by Nathan Countryman · March 23, 2017
The City of Lisbon set its budget for 2017-18 with a lower tax rate. The city council voted unanimously for the budget following a public hearing at its meeting March 13.

Lisbon soph takes STEM award
by Erica Dawson · March 23, 2017
Lisbon sophomore Garrett Brooks has been recognized for outstanding achievement in the Project TEAMS (Twice Exceptional Students Achieving and Matriculating in STEM) student showcase.

No levy increase in Linn Co. budget
March 23, 2017
The Linn County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Linn County's fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate. Property taxes account for 56 percent of the budget, which runs from July 1 to June 30, 2018.

Portrayal of Mt. Vernon featured on IPTV's 'Greetings from Iowa'
March 23, 2017
The art event "Portrayal of Mount Vernon" will be featured on Iowa Public Television's new web-exclusive program, Greetings from Iowa. The episode will premiere March 29 on Facebook, YouTube and Iptv.org.
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