Author Archives: Withers Staff

Fire at Kendrick Paper Company in Mt. Vernon

Fire at Kendrick Paper Company in Mt. Vernon

Mt. VERNON — Numerous fire departments came to the aid of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department Wednesday night when a large fire broke out at Kendrick Paper Company on Route 37 north of downtown Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon Fire chief Kevin Sargent says the call came in around 5:20 Wednesday evening, and when fire crews…Read more…

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Church Closings and Delays

Last updated: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 8:49am The following churches have canceled or altered their worship plans today. Antioch Christian Church, Texico – morning services canceled. All evening events on as scheduled. Bakerville FWB Church – canceled Connexion Church – canceled Faith Church of the Nazarene – canceled Fouts Christian Church – Services canceled…Read more…

Dorothy Hunt

Dorothy Hunt

Dorothy Hunt, 98, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away January 8, 2019 at 6:25 a.m. at Palmview Assisted Living in Cape Coral. Dorothy was born in Harrisburg, Illinois, in 1920. She married her high school sweetheart, Kendall Hunt in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Hunt and her husband owned Palm Lane…Read more…

MVPD responds to fight, shots fired at local fast food restaurant

MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police arrested four people Thursday afternoon in connection to calls reporting shots fired in the Wendy’s parking lot. Sources say callers reported two men fighting in the parking lot and shots fired. Upon their arrival around 1:30 p.m., officers found to males and two females, along with a black Chevy…Read more…

Eric Church new tour: 2 STL Shows!

Eric Church new tour: 2 STL Shows!

News of Eric Church’s Double Down Tour dropped this morning and we had the news FIRST. Everyone’s favorite Homeboy will be in St. Louis for two shows at the Enterprise Center on Jan. 25 & Jan. 26! Tickets will go on sale on Fri., Oct. 5 at 10 am CT. Church will also make stops…Read more…

MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team Executes Three Drug Warrants Friday

MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team Executes Three Drug Warrants Friday

MT. VERNON — Early Friday morning the Mt. Vernon Police Department & Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed three search warrants in Mt. Vernon. Between 7 a.m. and 8:00, the HRT executed warrants for illegal narcotics at 320 South Second Street, 2716 Mannen Street, and 27 West Crownview. The three searches netted two…Read more…

Bill making cannabis an alternative to opiates heads to Rauner’s desk

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation providing access to medical alternatives to opioids as a means to combat the opioid crisis is headed to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk. The measure creates a pilot program allowing individuals over the age of 21 with any condition for which opioids might be prescribed to apply for temporary access to the state’s…Read more…

KC and teacher’s union ratify contract

CENTRALIA — The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Friday to ratify the contract with the Federation of Teachers. Bill Hawley, Chairman, KC Board of Trustees (L) and Ken Ingersoll, Vice President of the Kaskaskia College Federation of Teachers (R) signing a new three year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement calls for…Read more…