Elvin Bostwick cools off with one of the water jets at the Lisbon Splash Pad Monday, June 14. The Lisbon City Council noted that the park and Splash Pad have been a popular destination this summer. Lisbon council members Stephanie Kamberling and Nathan Smith encouraged drivers to be mindful …

The Mount Vernon City Council will be moving back to in-person meetings beginning Monday, June 21.

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The Mount Vernon and Lisbon Citywide Garage Sales begin this weekend. The map is here, and is also located in this week's Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun newspaper, which you can find at newsstands on Thursday.

GoooooOOOOOOOOD Morning Mount Vernon and Lisbon! This is your breaking news for Mount Vernon for the week of June 10, 2021. We got a lot of talk about goats, Mount Vernon Heritage Days festival, Chocolate Stroll, the Cole Corner, retiring teachers, MV-L Soccer post season and MV-L golf, and …

Luther CollegeSix residents of Mount Vernon have been named to the Luther College 2021 spring dean’s list. Those students include juniors Katy Bellamy, Kristen Elliot, Annie Rhomberg and Paige Zaruba, and first-year students Sara De la Rosa and Keaton Wenz. To be named to the dean’s list, st…

Mount Vernon’s school district will again offer an online learning option for students next school year. The decision continues for one year the option the district offered this year for students in grades K-5 to enroll in the Edmentum program and students in grades 6-12 to enroll in the APE…

Water rates for the city of Lisbon are slated to increase by 2 percent, and sewer rates are slated to increase by 3 percent.

The Lisbon city council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would make the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service director a full-time position for the City of Lisbon.

Editor’s note: The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council (MVAAC) — together with the City of Mount Vernon — established the position of Poet Laureate in 2018. Among their responsibilities is delivering an original poem at the annual Memorial Day event. Below is the poem by current poet laureate Ame…

For Ashley Kruse of Lisbon, Kanda House was a business that started in the midst of the pandemic.

Chocolate Stroll on Saturday, June 5 drew hundreds of chocolate lovers and shoppers to uptown Mount Vernon for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. festival. Attendees were encouraged to get stamps from a number of area businesses and vendors for prizes, as well as the chance to purchase or sample a number…

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For Scott Ladwig, project manager at Cornell College, the most recent solution to an invasive weed issue the college has been having has brought a huge smile to his face every day this week.

Four passengers were injured in a one vehicle crash along Ivanhoe Road Friday, June 4. Kaylin Seeman, 20, Mount Vernon, and Brayden Strelow, 21, Lisbon, were transported to University of Iowa Hospital with non-life threatening injuries by Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service. Joshua Hoke, 2…

GooooOOOOOOOOOD Morning Mount Vernon and Lisbon! We've got your area news, including the Memorial Day festivities, the tabling of the Business 30 repaving, new book at Cole Library, the cast for Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre production of Ordinary Days, Budget Blinds Franchisee of th…

Jacob Stanerson, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School has been awarded the Dietrich Family Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2021-22 academic year. Stanerson was chosen for the $1,500 scholarship from an applicant pool of 389 students.

Resurfacing Business 30 in Lisbon has been put on hold after bids came in significantly higher than expected.

A Mount Vernon couple who owns local businesses in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Iowa City has received the top 2021 franchising honor from Budget Blinds, North America’s largest window covering franchise.

Water quality report availableThe City of Lisbon 2020 Water Quality Report is now available and can be viewed online at http://iowaccr.org/Lisbon, with hard copies available upon request at City Hall during regular business hours. The City also has a link to the report available on their web…

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, has been designated as an accredited Main Street in 2021 program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to…

A monument to American Revolutionary soldier Nathan Brown in Springville Cemetery was rededicated at a ceremony in May attended by Sen. Joni Ernst. Local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution established the memorial.

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The Mount Vernon Band Parade-A-Thon scheduled for this afternoon (Friday, May 28) at 5:30 p.m. has been postponed due to the cold temperatures. The new date for the Mount Vernon Parade A-Thon is Friday, Aug. 6. 

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) announced the 12th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

GooOOOOOOOOD Morning Mount Vernon-Lisbon! We're celebrating the graduates in Mount Vernon and Lisbon with this week's show and paper! We got discussion on the pool, the plans for Memorial Day events in the Mount Vernon and Lisbon communities, Tuneful Tuesdays returning, Lisbon National Honor…

SNHU president’s listCrystal Kies of Lisbon was named to the Southern New Hampshire University winter 2021 president’s list. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.7 or above to be named to the president’s list.

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Members of the Class of 2021 truly forged their own path, adapting to unforeseen events in the final 14 months of their high school career. During commencement ceremonies at Mount Vernon High School May 22, speakers lauded the graduates’ resilience in facing pandemic, social upheaval and nat…

Both Lisbon and Mount Vernon will hold in-person Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 31.

The Mount Vernon Community Band summer concerts will return to the Memorial Park Gazebo beginning Tuesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon is looking for outside help to research the future possibilities of the pool. The City will put out requests for proposals for a pool study to examine operations, and help determine the kind and place for a new pool, if it is to be built.

May is Historic Preservation Month, and the Lisbon Historic Preservation Commission celebrated with the three third grade classes at Lisbon Elementary. Amelia Kibbie, a new member of the commission and an instructional coach at Lisbon Schools, visited Mrs. Krall-Wiesler’s, Mrs. Meeker’s, and…

The Lisbon Chapter of the National Honor Society has had a busy spring, despite the cancellation of the annual senior citizens prom at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon due to COVID-19 safety issues.

A year unlike any other drew to a close for the class of 2021 at Lisbon Sunday, May 23, when 43 seniors received their diplomas.