University of Iowa spring graduatesA number of local students graduated from the University of Iowa this spring.

Do you enjoy great movies? Are you frustrated with what is NOT available to stream? Cole Library has great movies to view at a great price – FREE.

Thursday, June 10Story Time, Cole Library outdoor alcove, 9:30 a.m.

Out of Many, One is the title of a new book by former President George W. Bush. Though he had vowed to stay out of politics after leaving office, he was discouraged by the tone and rhetoric happening around immigration. He decided to reenter politics in an unusual way- by writing this book. …

Below are police calls for service to the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Police Department for the week of Monday, May 17 to the early morning hours of Monday, May 24.

TTT Chapter EWThe Mount Vernon/Lisbon TTT Chapter met May 10 at Davis Park. President Karen Martin called the meeting to order with eight members present. Members had a shower for the girls who are going to Camp Wyoming in June. The chapter will be sending two girls from Mount Vernon and Lis…

Thursday, May 20Mount Vernon Summer Farmers’ Market, First Street Community Center front lawn, 4 to 6 p.m.

The Iowa Children’s Choice Award books for 2021 — 2022 have started arriving at Cole Library. This award is sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Librarians. The award is unique in that it gives children an opportunity to choose the book to receive the award and to suggest books for th…

Kelley and Duane Yock took over Yock’s Landing in uptown Mount Vernon March 1, 2018, with a goal of running a clean, friendly neighborhood bar.

Russ Hotz can help with your personal, commercial, farm, and crop insurance needs. Spencer Drahos is licensed in personal, commercial, life and health insurance. Jeremy Hotz is licensed in personal, farm, and crop insurance lines. Sara Lange can assist with all of your personal lines needs, …

Wellness is a top priority for Ability Physical Therapy and Elite Fitness. Ability is celebrating its 14th Anniversary in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon area this year and was opened by Michael Reiling PT, MS, ATC, CSCS who continues to work full time in the clinic. Ability Physical Therapy focuses…

As Cornell College leadership prepared to face a global pandemic in March of 2020, one of their six guiding principles was to consider how decisions would impact Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

We’ve been spreading the word so I hope you’ve heard – Cole Library is open again! From May 3 through May 16 the hours are very limited, so we are still doing curbside pickup. On May 17, curbside is over and we will be open our regular summer hours. All of these hours can be found in our Sun…

In the past few years, we have focused on bringing advanced digital banking options to our customers. But COVID-19 accelerated our plans. It’s now more important than ever for people to be able to conduct their banking the way they feel most comfortable. Recently, we’ve introduced a number o…

The year 2020 sure didn’t turn out like anybody expected. Both Jody of Mount Vernon Hair Company and Linda of the Hair Studio were looking forward to a milestone year, with Jody celebrating 40 years of service and Linda celebrating 30 years of service.

Located in Mount Vernon adjacent to Washington Elementary School and just south of Cornell College, St. Paul Lutheran Church is an active and nurturing family of believers living in communion with Christ Jesus and in loving service to others.

Mount Vernon high school alum and Lisbon resident Amelia Kibbie is the next poet laureate for the City of Mount Vernon. Kibbie replaces Marianne Taylor, who moved to Portland, Ore., at the beginning of the year. The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council recommended Kibbie as the city’s second poet …

2020 was a year of lessons in so many ways. In March of last year, we closed our doors to foot traffic and 100 percent of our business moved online. We shifted and changed the way we do business here at the Apothecary in so many ways last year. Every shift and change presented its own challe…

Thursday, April 22Monthly writer’s night, Mount Vernon Creates, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Marilynne Robinson is an Iowa treasure an award-winning author who lives right down the road in Iowa City. She is best known for her novels set in the mythical town of Gilead, Iowa.

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Marilynne Robinson is an Iowa treasure an award-winning author who lives right down the road in Iowa City. She is best known for her novels set in the mythical town of Gilead, Iowa.

Theres something truly special about animated movies a magic that comes when art and storytelling meet on the big screen. This is especially true for the movies coming out of the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

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Theres something truly special about animated movies a magic that comes when art and storytelling meet on the big screen. This is especially true for the movies coming out of the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

Gary and Kim Spiess of Lisbon announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie, to Joshua Eugene Jones, son of Tim Jones and Jennifer Reid.

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Gary and Kim Spiess of Lisbon announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie, to Joshua Eugene Jones, son of Tim Jones and Jennifer Reid.

Often when a writer has a best seller that is so popular that it is made into a movie, they write a sequel right away to capture the momentum of success.

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Often when a writer has a best seller that is so popular that it is made into a movie, they write a sequel right away to capture the momentum of success.

In Iowa we have always taken books, libraries, and literacy very seriously. So when I tell you that we have a state-supported program called Iowa Center for the Book, which is part of the State Library of Iowa and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, I know you…

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In Iowa we have always taken books, libraries, and literacy very seriously. So when I tell you that we have a state-supported program called Iowa Center for the Book, which is part of the State Library of Iowa and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, I know you…

Timothy Gruber-Miller and Kayla Noyes, of North Liberty, announce the birth of Theodore (Theo) Reid Miller, 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 19.5 inches long, on Sept. 2, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

If you are looking for a book to see you through the holidays, Promised Land by the 44th president Barack Obama has arrived at Cole Library and is ready to check out.