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Holiday magic
by Nathan Countryman · December 1, 2016
Animenagerie grows by two

Santa throws switch on Magical Night
December 1, 2016
Mount Vernon's 26th annual Magical Night event is Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at several locations throughout uptown Mount Vernon.

Lisbon contracts with MVPD
by Ann Gruber-Miller & Margaret Stevens · December 1, 2016
Mount Vernon police officers will soon be patrolling regularly on Lisbon streets. The cities have entered a 28E agreement in which Lisbon will contract with Mount Vernon to help with police service.

City, school both looking to bond
by Jim Bonewald · December 1, 2016
Lisbon's city council and school board are considering placing separate bond issues before the public in 2019. The potential bond issues were a primary subject of conversation at a joint meeting between the two entities held last week.

Police officer resigns
December 1, 2016
Lisbon's police department is down to one member following the recent resignation of officer Daniel Cotterill.

Tree, residency rules get hearing
by Ann Gruber-Miller · December 1, 2016
Proposed ordinances that would eliminate Mount Vernon's residency requirement for city workers and that would have the city maintain trees in the right-of-way ("parking") area along city streets are on the agenda for the next city council meeting, Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of City Hall.

MV's Borg leaving IPTV's Iowa Press after 40 years
December 1, 2016
Final show to be Jan. 13

Mount Vernon explores housing committee
by Ann Gruber-Miller · December 1, 2016
Mount Vernon may soon have a new committee or commission to deal with local housing issues. The city council began discussing the possibilities at its last meeting, but took no action on it.

Book club selection tells tale of beating the odds
December 1, 2016
The Tuesday Morning Book Club at Cole Library will have its December meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the third floor conference room at the library. All are welcome to join the book club. Those with questions can contact Sherene Player at 535-1105.

City crews prepped for winter
by Matthew McDermott · December 1, 2016
As winter ushers its way back into the Midwest, local public works departments are well prepared for the snow.

Meetings shown online only
by Ann Gruber-Miller · December 1, 2016
Mount Vernon ceases cable broadcast

Monarch expert visits Lisbon
December 1, 2016
Anayeli Moreno, a native of Macheros, Mexico, visited Lisbon classrooms Tuesday, Nov. 22, to speak to students about herself, Mexico and monarch butterflies.

MVMS students are getting creative with 'canstruction'
December 1, 2016
Eighth-graders at Mount Vernon Middle School have started a "canstruction" project during their allotted genius hour time. Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.

Odyssey presents 'Oliver!'
by Nathan Countryman · December 1, 2016
Musical staged Dec. 2-3

Parks and rec team ready for robotics meet
December 1, 2016
Mount Vernon Parks and Rec is sponsoring a lego robotics team in the First Lego League (FLL) competition this year.
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