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Bridge Construction Work to Begin on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday

Bridge Construction Work to Begin on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Motorists traveling on I-57 through Jefferson County should expect bridge construction to start south of Mt. Vernon next week. IDOT says starting Monday night, weather permitting, work will begin on the bridges near milepost 85 between Mt. Vernon and Ina. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic on…Read more…

Mt. Vernon to Host Electronics Recycling Event June 22nd

Mt. Vernon to Host Electronics Recycling Event June 22nd

MT. VERNON — The city of Mt. Vernon will be hosting its second annual home electronics recycling event soon. City residents can bring items free of charge to properly recycle their unwanted electronics. Assistant City Manager Nathan McKenna says anyone is welcome to drop off their electronics at the event, but for those outside the…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Yacht Club provides fun weekend activities for families

Mt. Vernon Yacht Club provides fun weekend activities for families

MT. VERNON — If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to have fun with the whole family this weekend, try the Mt. Vernon Yacht Club. The Club meets every weekend at Veterans Park Lake from 3-7pm on Fridays, 10am-6pm Saturdays, and on Sundays from 1-7pm. All dates and times are subject to weather permitting. Commodore…Read more…

Five Recent MVTHS Grads Among SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients

Five Recent MVTHS Grads Among SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients

MT. VERNON — Five recent MVTHS graduates are among this year’s winners of scholarships provided by SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary. A total of eight local graduates seeking careers in healthcare received the award. The recipients from MVTHS include Priyanka Kaushal, Minh Nguyen, Aaryana Stringfellow, Nicholas Sursa, and Kaijah Weller. Also receiving the scholarship…Read more…

Rend Lake College ready to open up Kids Camps for the summer

Rend Lake College ready to open up Kids Camps for the summer

INA, IL — Rend Lake College is gearing up for summer with a large number of planned events. Charlotte Loss is the Community & Corporate Education Specialist at RLC. She says they’ve already seen a wide variety of RLC’s Kids Camps fill up. Loss says the camp ages range from Kindergarten through high school. You…Read more…