By Cindy Hadish MOUNT VERNON – Two Civil War-era homes on the National Register of Historic Places will be demolished to make way for a new science building at Cornell College. The Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission finally approved the project Dec. 28, after months of concern about the fate of the brick buildings and […]
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MOUNT VERNON – Crowds braved a steady rain standing in line as they waited to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders speak in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. An estimated 1,125 people packed into the sports center at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, on Dec. 13, 2015, as the Vermont senator addressed climate change, […]
Our pollinators, particularly bees and monarch butterflies, need all the help they can get. An upcoming event at Cornell College in Mount Vernon will draw attention to their plight. Mike Bianco, a visiting artist at Cornell, is holding a workshop on how to make “seed bombs” to help encourage pollination. The event, in room 313 […]
The first weekend in March felt like winter, but spring is definitely within reach as residents of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor began planting seeds indoors, visited farmers markets and celebrated locally made maple syrup. If you have photos from this weekend or others you’d like to share, post them on the Homegrown Facebook page.