Former Mt. Vernon School Teacher Dies in Jet-ski Accident

BENTON – A former Mt. Vernon school teacher was killed in a jet-ski accident at Lake Benton Sunday afternoon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is investigating, along with the Franklin County Coroner’s office, the death of 73-year-old Gary D. Graham of Benton. Initial reports from the IDNR state that two men were riding together on