The former mayor and city clerk of Mt. Union won their defamation case against the unincorporated town. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Dan Johnson, the former mayor of Mt. Union, and his sister Linda Johnson, who worked as the city clerk, appeared in the Henry County District Court to sue the unincorporated town for $250,000 in… Continue reading Former mayor of Mt. Union wins $70K in damages
From the time a person contracts chickenpox, a more sinister virus lies sleeping in the human body. Shingles rises to the surface when a person’s immune system becomes stressed or weak, whether from getting older or other factors. While there is a vaccine to fight against shingles, there still is a 30 percent chance of… Continue reading New shingles vaccine 90 percent effective in preventing the virus
Although the building was chilly, the atmosphere was warm during the Winter Farmers Market at 1200 W. Washington St. in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Dec. 2. Vickie Messer, one of the market managers, walked around greeting vendors. Her hair tightly curled and wearing an elf costume, Messer was fully embracing the Christmas spirit at winter… Continue reading Winter farmers market amplifies holiday spirit
New London community comes together for holiday tradition Oscar the Grouch greeted holiday strollers in New London on one side of Main Street with a teasing “Get off my street.” On the opposite end of Main Street, Santa and Mrs. Claus listened to what children want for Christmas. In between was the real excitement.… Continue reading Strolling down Christmas Lane
It was like their own personal Black Friday for elementary students in Mt. Pleasant. When the doors of Van Allen Elementary School opened at 8 a.m., children and their parents were lined up to the end of the block anxious to start shopping for Christmas presents. Parents waited in one room while their children went… Continue reading Students embrace independent holiday shopping at Van Allen’s ‘Kid’s Christmas’
Cold case revived after missing woman’s husband is charged with her murder It was mid-July 2000 when Elizabeth Syperda left her apartment in the 600 block of E. Madison St. in Mt. Pleasant and seemingly vanished. Now, 17 years later, Michael Lee Syperda, who she was married to, has been arrested and charged with her… Continue reading What happened to Elizabeth Syperda?
An arrest has been made in a missing person cold case from 2000. The husband of 22-year-old Elizabeth Syperda, who went missing from Mt. Pleasant in 2000, has been arrested and charged with her murder in the first degree. Michael Lee Syperda, 52, was arrested in Rifle, Co., and taken into custody without incident late… Continue reading Man arrested, charged with murder in Mt. Pleasant cold case