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‘Grandma’ Freas celebrates 100 years

Virgil Shipley/News Mabel Freas feeds the family bull calf, Buddy, who is 3 months old.

By Emily Rogers July 31, 2014, 6:00 pm

Mabel Freas turned 100 years old on May 24, and hasn’t slowed down since.

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Democrats still looking for prosecutor candidate

By Henri Gendreau July 31, 2014, 5:57 pm

The deadline is looming for political parties to nominate a candidate for Knox County prosecutor for the general election this November, and the Democrats are still waiting.

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Essay leads Salvucci to Russian language

Submitted photo Mount Vernon High School senior William Salvucci, second from right, spent four weeks this summer studying Russian. Pictured are, from left, program director Dr. Brian Baer; instructors Irina Tkacheva-Kuzmina and Dr. Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre; Salvucci; and instructor Robin Smith. Not pictured, instructor Dmitrii Pastushenkov.

By Pam Schehl July 31, 2014, 12:15 pm

While many of his classmates were simply chilling out with friends and family this summer, Mount Vernon High School senior William Salvucci was immersed in Russian for four weeks at the Kent State 2014 Regents StarTalk Foreign Language Academy, earning five college credits along the way.

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Sports

Lowe places sixth at YMCA Swim Nationals

Submitted photo Victor Lowe, from Mount Vernon, stands with the medal he received after finishing sixth in the 50-meter freestyle event at the YMCA National Long Course Championships in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

By Bill Davis July 31, 2014, 11:48 am

There’s no better way to wrap up a season.

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Knox County Career Center addition going up

Virgil Shipley/News Construction continues on the newest Knox County Career Center building which will house the Air Force Jr. ROTC and the sports medicine program. Wednesday, workers were preparing the arches at the main entrance for a final coat of paint. The facility is scheduled for completion by the start of the school year.

By Virgil Shipley July 31, 2014, 11:19 am

Construction continues on the newest Knox County Career Center building which will house the Air Force Jr. ROTC and the sports medicine program.

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