Dana Withers Honored at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

MOUNT VERNON –  Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosted a reception Thursday night for donors and friends to celebrate the success of the Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser. The event utilized the Mitchell House back patio for the autumn reception with drinks and appetizers served for donors and their guests.      The Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser kicked off in

IDNR Announces Habitat Fund Project Grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the approval of more than $737,500 in grants for 11 wildlife habitat projects through the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program. The program enhances game and non-game wildlife habitat through projects developed by not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. Funding for the

Marion Police Report – Thursday, October 17

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Lisa Hobell, 59, of St. Louis, Missouri was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 1400 block of Champions Drive on Oct. 16, 2019. LeMont Brinson, 21, of Marion was arrested for domestic battery in the 400 block of

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, October 18

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-five-year-old Robert Plumlee was arrested Thursday for retail theft less than $300. Thirty-two-year-old Justin Neaveill of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for theft less than $500. Nineteen-year-old Austin Meyer of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday on a

Marion to Hold E-Recycling Event Saturday

MARION – The city of Marion will hold an electronics recycling event Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full, at the Marion Training Center on East Boulevard Street. Any electronic device will be accepted at this event. You can no longer dispose of electronics  in a trash container or landfill.

Recycle Your Electronic Items Saturday in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – Carrier Mills will be holding its monthly electronic recycling event Saturday. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the trailer is full, at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot on North Mill Street. Anything that can be plugged in is required to be recycled. You can’t throw away