Mount Vernon

• The Mount Vernon School District and Cornell College have, for the first time, put together a facilities agreement that spells out the details of sharing of athletic facilities. The school board approved the five-year agreement unanimously on Aug. 31. According to the joint statement, the agreement focuses on shared use of the school district’s softball field and Cornell’s baseball fields. The school will pay the college $16,227 for the use of the baseball fields and $14,773 for maintenance of the softball field. — Sun, Mount Vernon-Lisbon

New London

• At the end of the 2016-17 school year New London and Danville were set to share several classes. Those opportunities were brought to sudden uncertainty. The Danville District began the year by sending nearly a dozen students to New London for Spanish IV. After just one week of classes, they decided to return their students and provide instruction for Spanish IV in-house. The New London board agreed unanimously to continue offering college level classes to Danville students even though they only number two at this time. — The New London Journal


• Several local kids set up a lemonade stand and donation site for Texas flood victims over the weekend. The group represented Chris’ Crusade and the funds raised are to help victims in a small community in Texas. The charity is in honor of Chris Hannon who was killed in a car accident recently. The group made $589 to go towards the Murray Saddle Club’s Houston hurricane relief efforts. — Winterset Madisonian


• On Sept. 16, the second annual “Rock the Quarry” concert will feature sweet guitar solos, crashing cymbals and belting vocalists as three unique bands take the stage. Local guitarist and vocalist Richard Arndt will be one of the three headliners playing blues and rock and roll tunes. To bring some good ‘ol country flair to the quarry, the Harvest Band, a three-piece group will perform. The ever popular Slipstream will rock out at Quarry Springs playing hits from five decades all the way fron the Isley Brothers to Queen. For more information visit colfaxnorthpark.com — Jasper County Tribune