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Lisbon increases lunch, activity pass fees
by Nathan Countryman · July 21, 2016
Lunch fees will increase 10 cents and the cost for activity passes will go up in Lisbon following action by the Lisbon School Board at its July 13 meeting.

Allowable lawn height cut to 8 inches
by Jim Bonewald · July 21, 2016
Lisbon alters nuisance ordinance

Deadline to enter king, queen drawing nears
July 21, 2016
Lisbon Sauerkraut Days will be holding its 2016 king and queen drawing Friday, Aug. 12, at 6:15 p.m.

Stormwater presentation planned for Saturday
July 21, 2016
A sustainability group in Mount Vernon is planning a presentation on rainwater with Wayne Petersen of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Bond FAQs accessible on school website
July 21, 2016
Mount Vernon's school board is adding additional questions and answers about the proposed $15.9 million bond issue to the School Facilities Planning Information section on the school district website. They can be accessed at www.mountvernon.k12. ia.us by clicking on School Facilities Planning Information on the right side of the page.

Brass band marks 30th year with three-state tour
July 21, 2016
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band (EIBB) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year and just completed a three-state tour of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa July 14-17. 

Sun staff changes announced
July 21, 2016

Board meets to accept vote petition
by Ann Gruber-Miller · July 21, 2016
Mount Vernon's school board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, in the district office conference room to accept the resolution to set Sept. 13 as the election for the district's $15.9 million bond issue vote for facility renovations and additions. The public is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be very brief.

MV poet, author contributes to 'Shifts'
by Nathan Countryman · July 21, 2016
Marianne Taylor, other writers hold readings in Eastern Iowa

MVLCT will brush up its Shakespeare
by Nathan Countryman · July 21, 2016
Group stages first Shakespeare play with Twelfth Night

Chain of command changes in MV
by Ann Gruber-Miller · July 21, 2016
Administrator handles day-to-day operations

City goes from sick, vacation time to paid time off
by Ann Gruber-Miller · July 21, 2016
The Mount Vernon City Council at its July 5 meeting unanimously approved changing from sick and vacation time off to paid time off for city department heads and non-union personnel. The city administrator and police chief already have paid time off in their contracts.

Cornell graduate pens book on Iowa childhood
July 21, 2016
Marion native and Cornell College graduate Dan Kellams has published his second book about his hometown. The new book recounts a boy's adventures growing up in Marion during the 1940s.

County installs one-stop permit plan
July 21, 2016
Linn County has announced a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that aims to save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to one.

Iowa Private College Week is Aug. 1-5
July 21, 2016
Several hundred high school students have already signed up for campus tours at Iowa's private, non-profit colleges and universities during the first full week of August.
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