The Lincoln Highway Arts Festival was held on First Street East in uptown Mount Vernon Saturday, Sept. 13.

Exhibitor Rich Herrmann of Mount Vernon talks to LHAF visitors about shipping a piece to Los Angeles.

Hundreds of visitors hit uptown Mount Vernon Saturday, Sept. 18, to enjoy the sun and the art at the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival hosted by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council.

Harrison and Jon Berg of West Des Moines work on at the altered book table, a new feature of the Lincoln Highway Arts Fest.

GoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOD Morning Mount Vernon and Lisbon! Joe, Kim and Nathan are back to film a show again this week! Whoo-hoo! We got the rundown on some of the events at this weekend's Lincoln Highway Arts Festival, the members of the Lisbon Homecoming Court, the St. Peters and Paul Church au…

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Editor's note - We are rerunning this story, as the Lisbon Alumni Association will be hosting hall of fame honors this weekend at the Lisbon Homecoming ceremony. This ran in the Oct. 8, 2020 newspaper. 

Girl Scout Troop 1966 of Lisbon donated brand new books to the Southeast Linn Community Center for the center’s various programs. The effort took about six months of planning and fundraising. Pictured are SELCC director Nicole McAlexander (left) with Troop members Emily Brade, Betty Bartlett…

Posse members (from left) Athraa Mhanna, Shirley Romero Carreon, Percy Johnson, Kya Farag, and Natalia Alvarado Martinez. (Not pictured: Trey Lewis, Zoe Lopez, and Layla Powell)

Iowa roads are more crowded again as millions of students and teachers return to school. AAA is launching its “School’s Open Drive Carefully” campaign, reminding drivers to slow down, eliminate distractions and obey traffic laws when passing bus stops and driving through neighborhoods and sc…

The Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission will also be working to add the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center to the Cornell College Mount Vernon Historic District, which means putting the building, which used to be the Wolfe Brothers Medical Office,on National Register of Historic Places …

Cornell college holding open houseCornell College will be holding an open house Friday, Sept. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m., at McClennan College Hall.

The phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is a familiar one that many people first heard as children. But some may be surprised to learn the phrase is as factual as it is familiar.

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market has seen an increase in the number of vendors throughout this season.

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COVID case numbers are up in younger students at the Lisbon school district, but not at a level that would require reporting to the Iowa Department of Public Health


Lisbon has named their homecoming court for 2021. Those on the court include (front, from left) Sophie Jennett, Rachel Masters, Mia Petersen, Mya Whittenbaugh, Jenna Woodward (back, from left) Quincy Happel, Max Kohl, Jamien Moore, Ericson Morris and Christian Pumphrey The Lisbon Homecoming …

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The 15th Annual Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will return to the community on Saturday, Sept. 18. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in uptown Mount Vernon. More than 50 artists and vendors from across the Midwest are expected.

Lisbon volunteer firefighter Tyler “Bubba” Smith serves up pancakes at the department’s fundraising breakfast Labor Day in the fire station. Firefighters and other volunteers served about 1,050 customers and raised nearly $11,000.

The Sobering Unit at the Mental Health Access Center in Linn County is now open. This program is in collaboration with Linn County and Area Ambulance Service to provide a safe sobering environment for intoxicated individuals and serves to relieve jails and emergency rooms and reduce public i…

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The United States Census recently released their information to area counties for the 2020 Census.

One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover Saturday, Aug. 28. Haley Turner, 19, of Fairfax was injured in the crash. Turner was wearing a seatbelt and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital by Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service for minor injuries.

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It’s been 35 years since the Southeast Linn Community Center was incorporated. Since its origins a few things are the same, and a few things are different, said longtime SELCC volunteer Nola Owens, who guided meal delivery for the center.

A Clayton County man died after being shot by law enforcement officials near Martelle Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Strong social ties can have a direct and positive impact on overall health. However, over the past 18 months, the ways we have connected with others have changed and many Iowans may not be feeling as connected to the places they live, learn, work and play.

The Science Café talks will be returning with two separate events this September.

Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation Education expoThe Raptor Advocacy Rehabilitation education Expo will be happening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center in Toddville. View wings, talons and more with family friendly activities. Learn more about RARE and how t…

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IMT Insurance, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 65 Community Contest winners, distinguishing Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department, submitted by Lisbon Insurance Agency, as one of the recipients.

The race may have a new name, but the goal remains the same for the Run for Pie 5K race – raising funds for All Saints Catholic Church’s twinned parish in Haiti. Other churches involved in planning the race include St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, St. Mary's Catholic Chu…

St. Paul's Lutheran Church helped people cool down Saturday, Aug. 28, with an ice cream social at the Visitors Center in Mount Vernon. Church members dished up soft serve ice cream with all the toppings and took free-will donations for the schools' back pack program. 

The actors with Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre are excited to be performing William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in an outdoor setting Friday, Sept. 10, Saturday, Sept. 11, Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18.

Splash pad closes Sunday, Sept. 5The Lisbon Splash Pad will close for the season on Sunday, Sept. 5. The closure of the Splash Pad on Sunday, Sept. 5, will help with avoiding callouts for employees to check the chemical levels on Labor Day weekend and begin getting the splash pad ready for s…

Yarn SquadYarn Squad is resuming Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Cole Library Room 326. Knitters, crocheters, and all fiber enthusiasts are welcome. Currently masks are mandatory in the library.

Plans are being finalized for the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival, scheduled Saturday, Sept. 18, in uptown Mount Vernon.

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Linn County Public Health has noted an increase in COVID-19 cases from July to August.

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Southeast Linn Community Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and it’s planning events Labor Day in downtown Lisbon. The SELCC building will be open for tours and refreshments from 10 a.m. to noon, and be holding a program celebrating the 35 years the organization has been he…


Henry and William Feaker review their scavenger hunt list Sunday, Aug. 29, at Lisbon City Park, to look for items they still need to collect. The scavenger hunt took youth across the park to find different nature assets and was part of the Scout sign-up night. If people missed the evening, b…