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FEATURED PICTURE · Drawings courtesy Emergent Architecture These sketches show proposed improvements to the Lisbon School District campus.
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Lisbon, Mt. Vernon consider school facility improvements
by Ann Gruber-Miller · November 21, 2017
MV grapples with new developments as it sets priorities

$75K grant awarded for uptown renovation
November 21, 2017
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded $933,300 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state, including $75,000 to the Broulik building project in uptown Mount Vernon.

Early bird prize added to Shop Small Saturday
November 21, 2017
More than 68 local businesses to participate

Lisbon, Mt. Vernon consider school facility improvements
by Jake Krob · November 21, 2017
Committee to recommend board request $9 million from voters

Power lines going on east side of Gillette Lane
by Nathan Countryman · November 21, 2017
ITC will be placing power lines along the east side of Gillette Lane in Lisbon, city administrator Connie Meier told the council at its meeting Nov. 13.

Birthday honors Lifson's decades of influence
by Trent Bowman · November 21, 2017
Celebrated artist Hugh Lifson observed his 80th birthday amongst friends, family and colleagues this month in Mount Vernon, though tributes to Lifson have been around for nearly as long as his career.

Inspirational art
by Trent Bowman · November 21, 2017
Mount Vernon local discovers beauty in the mundane

Alumni contribute $250,000 to Greater Than campaign
November 21, 2017
By giving $250,000 to Cornell's science facilities project, alumni Thomas Durham (Class of 1977) and the Rev. Martha Hemenway Durham (Class of 1978) say they are supporting future scientific advances by Cornellians.

Kindergarteners in Mount Vernon are feasting for thanksgiving
by Matthew McDermott · November 21, 2017
Kindergarten classes at Washington Elementary in Mount Vernon held their annual Thanksgiving Friendship feast Friday, Nov. 17.

Lisbon amends budget
by Nathan Countryman · November 21, 2017
The Lisbon City Council made a few changes to the city's budget for the current fiscal year.

MVCSD school board OKs hires, accepts resignations
by Ann Gruber Miller · November 21, 2017
The Mount Vernon School Board at its meeting Nov. 13 approved a new hire, two replacements and two resignations.

MVMS receives energy education grant
November 21, 2017
Halvorson Trane has awarded five, $500 grants to help fund energy education projects for Iowa schools. Mount Vernon Middle School is one of the recipients this year based on their grant proposal submitted by science teacher Rob Hanson and language arts teacher Michelle Boyden.

School board approves goals
by Nathan Countryman · November 21, 2017
Members of the Lisbon School Board unanimously approved their goals for the 2017-2018 school year during their meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8. The goals are listed by categories - financials, student achievement, facilities, climate, long-term planning, community (public) relations, technology and board development.

Speaker shares experience as Muslim, feminist in post-9/11 U.S.
by Matthew McDermott · November 21, 2017
Cornell College alumni and Islamic feminist Dr. Roshan Iqbal returned to the hilltop Wednesday, Nov. 15, to deliver a lecture focusing on Temporary Marriage in Islam. Her speech was followed by an informal discussion about her spiritual journey as a Muslim woman living in Pakistan, Cornell and the post 9/11 United States.

Tennis courts construction behind schedule
by Ann Gruber Miller · November 21, 2017
New tennis courts under construction at Mount Vernon High School won't be done in time for the upcoming tennis season, superintendent Greg Batenhorst told the school board at its most recent meeting.
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