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2 explosive devices found in Indiana park - Mt. Vernon Register-News
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A police bomb squad deactivated two improvised explosive devices discovered near a public park on Tuesday, and a nearby elementary school was locked down as a precaution. The devices were found in an open area by a city parks ...
Respiratory illness has spread to a dozen states - Mt. Vernon Register-News
The rare respiratory illness affecting children has now been confirmed in a dozen states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. The two newest states with confirmed cases: Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, which join a growing roster of ...
UPS boosts peak hiring 73 percent - Mt. Vernon Register-News
NEW YORK — United Parcel Service Inc. will boost seasonal hiring by as much as 73 percent from its peak plan in 2013, when a surge in late e-commerce orders left the company unable to meet holiday deadlines. The temporary workforce will number as many as ...
Diabetes threatens China's 'growth and stability' - Mt. Vernon Register-News
China is now home to a quarter of the world's diabetes sufferers. That amounts to more than 100 million people — nearly 12 percent of the population. And according to The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, the British medical journal which last week ...
Sidewalk project gets go-ahead - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — City leaders approved a request Monday night to seek bids for the 42 nd Street sidewalk project. “This will be a sidewalk on the west side of 42 nd Street from Broadway all the way down to Veterans Memorial Drive,” reported City Manager ...
George Moore - Mt. Vernon Register-News
George Louis Moore, age 69, of Fairview Heights, born Dec. 25, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. Mr. Moore was a certified public accountant in private practice and an instructor ...
Michael Pugh - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Michael Ray Pugh, 55, of Benton, passed away 11:19 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at his home. Michael was born April 15, 1959, in Lockport, a son of Stanley and Sharon (Grimes) Pugh. Mr. Pugh was a mechanic and truck driver. He loved racing and even raced ...
Frank Mayberry - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Frank D. Mayberry, loving husband, father and grandfather, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis. He was born March 12, 1934 in McLeansboro the son of Alvin and Helen (Sanicki) Mayberry. Frank married ...
Betty Green - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Betty L. Green, 89, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born Friday, Nov. 7, 1924, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of John and Iva (Brewer) DeSelms. She married Robert B.
Rosemary Harris - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Rev. Rosemary A. Harris, 87, of Mt. Vernon, died 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born Thursday, June 23, 1927, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Claude N. and Lula E. (Phillips) Piercy.
Ferrell Puckett - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Dr. Ferrell Leon Puckett, 92, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Arthur, the son of Dr. Leo V. Puckett and Ruth (Gibson) Puckett. He married Kathryn J. Stockman in 1948.
Delores Graham - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Delores Graham, 81, of Mt. Vernon, died 3:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born Wednesday, May 10, 1933, in Marion, the daughter of Frank and Vernita (Tolley) Bethel. Delores worked in the ...
MVTHS breaks ground on new school - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — It was a day of celebration for Mt. Vernon Township High School administrators Monday as they officially broke ground on the new proposed campus, set to be built at Wells Bypass and Ambassador roads. A crowd of well-wishers and supporters ...
Washington voters should reject the rush to legalize pot - Mt. Vernon Register-News
The district’s law decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana went into effect only in July, but already voters are being asked to take the even more far-reaching step of legalizing the drug. We supported the elimination of harsh criminal penalties ...
Grade school enrollment varies - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a five-part series looking at school enrollment data. MT. VERNON — Rural Jefferson County grade schools saw fluctuating student enrollment figures this year, with some experiencing an increase and others ...