Mount Sterling en Around The Region <p>A quick look at news from around the Tri-State region. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:53:21 +0000 Jason Parrott 49538 at Around The Region Waiting Game for SE Iowa Sewer Projects <p>A regional agency that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build and maintain sewer systems is waiting for the go-ahead from the state to do some work in Lee County. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:40:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 37310 at Waiting Game for SE Iowa Sewer Projects Mt. Sterling (IA) Nears Discontinuance <p>City leaders in Mount Sterling, IA started exploring the idea of discontinuing the small town in southern Van Buren County after no one ran for public office last fall.</p><p>Mayor Tom Allen says the incumbents were not interested in remaining in office and there was no one there to replace them.</p><p>If Mount Sterling is discontinued, it will remain on all maps of Iowa.</p><p>The changes would be that the city council would be disbanded and services like snow removal and dust control would be handled by Van Buren County.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:04:44 +0000 Jason Parrott 17537 at Mt. Sterling (IA) Nears Discontinuance SEIA City Starting Discontinuation Over <p>Mount Sterling, Iowa will try again when it comes to un-incorporating itself.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Tom Allen says Mount Sterling has been operating for years under the assumption that its city council has just three members.&nbsp; The current roster is Tonya Putnam, DiAnna Allen, &amp; Judy Ash.</p><p>That is why no one questioned it when Putnam and Allen voted to discontinue the town of roughly 40 people in rural Van Buren County on April 11.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:11:15 +0000 Jason Parrott 14322 at SEIA City Starting Discontinuation Over SE Iowa Town To Discontinue <p>Mount Sterling is located at the bottom of a hill along County Road W20 in southern Van Buren County.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s close enough to the Missouri border that when you look out from AJ&rsquo;s Bar &amp; Grill&rsquo;s patio, you can see the Show Me State.</p><p>Mount Sterling is known for several things.&nbsp; When the town was founded more than 150-years ago, it became known as &ldquo;Dogtown&rdquo; because reports said more dogs lived there than people.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:01:43 +0000 Jason Parrott 13684 at SE Iowa Town To Discontinue