MV referendum OK'd by 10 votes


Mt. Vernon School Board member Shelton Oakes (left) and Superintendent Bill Riggs were gratified at the result of Tuesday's vote. (Joe Hornaday / Daily Reporter)

FORTVILLE — It was their best shot.

Larry Longman and Jeff Mull started a grassroots campaign early this year, fueled by a committee of volunteers, to persuade taxpayers to vote in favor of raising taxes to support Mt. Vernon schools.

It was the third appeal in four years. This time, it was enough.

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