• One of New Harmony's last WWII vets passes

    I grew up in the post-World War II era with parents who lived through the Great Depression and with post-World War I veterans who told their stories. I reflect back years ago when my father, with eyes glistening, informed me that the last World War I veteran in New Harmony had passed away.
    The local American Legion Post and other veterans' organizations recognized his passing. To that generation a page in history was turned.

  • MSD of Mt. Vernon working with United Way

    MSD of Mt. Vernon working with United Way
    The Metropolitan School District is very proud to be a pacesetter for United Way for this year’s fund raising campaign. MSD of Mount Vernon employs a total of 370 individuals, including 158 faculty members and administrators, 5 registered nurses, 67 teacher assistants and secretaries, 75 other support staff, 32 custodial and maintenance personnel, and 31 cafeteria personnel. It has 37 bus routes that travel approximately 1,393 miles daily and transport over 1,700 students every day that school is in session.

  • Patronage is appreciated for May food fundraiser

    Patronage is appreciated for May food fundraiser

    Thank you to the people of Mount Vernon! During the month of May, Super Wash car washes across the country participated in an annual “food raiser.”
    A percentage of the proceeds are donated to local food pantries. We are thrilled to announce that nationally, donations totalled $66,500. A donation has been made in the amount of $176.50 to your local food pantry. Thanks, Mount Vernon, for your patronage, which resulted in this donation,

  • Thanks to all who made 4-H Fair success

    Thanks to all who made fair a success

    The Posey County 4-H Fair Board wants to thank our great community for the tremendous support of this year’s fair.  
    Without the many generous volunteers and donations, our fair could not go on.  

  • Thanks for help with cemetery maintenance

    A special note of appreciation to all who helped collect funds for the maintenance of Bethsaida Cemetery Memorial week. We receive no money from the township, county, state or federal government for upkeep on the grounds.
    If you send your donations to Mr. Darrell Creek, 8490 Hunts Rd., New Harmony IN 47631; Terry Crawford, 7001 Briar Ridge, Wadesville IN  47638; or John East, 4305 Main St., Stewartsville, Poseyville IN  47633, it will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You
    Darrell Creek
    New Harmony

  • Thanks for donations during golf scramble

    The Sons of American Legion would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the community, area businesses and volunteers for their generous contributions and participation during this year’s annual golf scramble. Without these efforts and contributions, this event could not have been possible.
    First and foremost, we would like to recognize CountryMark Inc. for their generosity and use of the golf course and facilities in hosting this year’s event.

  • Sunday sales in Indiana would hurt small business

    This week, the Governor of Connecticut signed a bill expanding the off-premise sale of beer, wine and liquor on Sunday. Like Indiana, Connecticut had previously only allowed the carry-out sales on Sunday of wine at wineries and beer at small breweries.
    The advocates of easier access to alcohol in Indiana will now say we are the only state without Sunday sales. The truth is that Indiana is now one of 12 states that prohibit any Sunday sales of liquor and one of 32 states that do not have the statewide sale of liquor on Sunday.

  • Thanks to McKim's IGA

    Thanks to McKim’s IGA

    I was recently assigned the task of organizing the arrangements and preparations of the food for the annual Jazz Dinner, a fundraiser for the Mount Vernon High School Band.

  • Thanks for help with egg hunt

    On behalf of the women of the Moose and Moose Lodge, I would like to thank, Danks & Danks Law Firm, LaRoy Tax Service, Centurion Federal Credit Union, Kornblum Attorneys and Parenting Time Center for their donations for the children's Easter Egg Hunt. A big thank you for everyone who helped.
    Mary Schmidt
    Mount Vernon

  • Honor Special Women for Mother’s Day