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Issues to be addressed in sewerline project

Homes built on top of large sewer collection lines are being discovered by the contractor in the City of Mount Vernon’s $3.8 million dollar sewer line replacement / improvement project, leaving how to address these situations in the hands of the council.

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Home destroyed

Volunteer firefighters use a variety of tools to open a hole through which to spray water.Volunteer firefighters use a variety of tools to open a hole through which to spray water. Smoke was billowing from the windows and doors of the home belonging to Tony Turner on CR NW1019 when responders arrived on scene.

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Registration deadline soon for “Paint our Town” project

The deadline to register for both volunteers and homeowners to become part of the “Paint Our Town” project is April 30. To date, only two homes and 28 volunteers have registered for the project.

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County to seek bids on emergency medical services

Franklin County Commissioners are asking for bids for ambulance / emergency medical services for citizens in the county to take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

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Grand opening of First National Bank’s Cypress Springs branch Saturday

The grand opening of First National Bank of Mount Vernon’s Cypress Springs branch  will be celebrated with a barbecue style picnic and tours of the facility.

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Scope of work requested from engineers, still no new construction

Carollo Engineers were asked at the April meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board to prepare a “scope of work document” to evaluate options to address dam operations.

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New administrator reception set

Margaret HodgsonA reception to welcome Margaret Hodgson as the new administrator at Mission Manor Healthcare Residence has been set for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.

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For whom the bell tolls? No one at this time

Todd Conradson holds the reconstructed bell hammer for the Courthouse clock. The broken hammer is in the center.The bell in the clock above the Franklin County Courthouse has not been tolling for anyone the past few months. The hammer that strikes the bell to sound the hour broke.

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Council temporarily blocks natural gas rate increase

The Mount Vernon City Council blocked a temporary rate adjustment requested by CenterPoint Energy under their Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program, which would have gone into effect May 30.

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