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  • News

    Virgil Shipley/News Mike Cassady looks over a section of the Holiday Model Train display in the basement of the CA&C Depot at 501 S. Main St. Presented by the Kokosing Valley Central Railroaders, the display is open to the public Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Additional times are Saturday and Sundays 1-4 p.m., Dec. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21.

    Model trains bring out the kid in everyone

    Model railroads and Christmas trees go together like Red Ryder air rifles and Ralphie Parker, and protective moms are comforted knowing little Ralphie can’t shoot an eye out with a caboose.

    Thursday @ 6:50 pm

  • News

    Submitted photo The Gambier GigaFlops First Lego League team won second place in the Nov. 22 regional match and will advance to district competition in January. Members of the team are, front row, from left, Beckett Pechon-Elkins, Devin Beckett, Makenna Hughes, Spencer Hughes, Trey Stetler and Jonathan Stebbins; and second row, from left, are Mateo Pechon-Elkins and David Stebbins. Not pictured, Solvi Gunderson.

    GigaFlops, Brick Busters do well in First Lego League tournament

    Two teams of Knox County student roboticists took the Nov. 22 First Lego League regional tournament by storm, and both were first-year teams.

    Thursday @ 6:46 pm

  • News

    East Knox school district roots run deep

    When settlers came to eastern Knox County in the 1800s, they brought with them a respect for education and the deep roots for the East Knox School district were planted.

    Thursday @ 5:00 pm

  • News

    State looking at school staffing changes

    The Ohio State Board of Education is bringing its operating standards into the 21st century while maintaining compliance with the Ohio Revised Code.

    Thursday @ 3:44 pm

  • 2014 High School Football

    Bill Davis/News Fredericktown quarterback Austin Hathaway (13) is the Mount Vernon News All-Area Football Offensive Player of the Year.

    Fredericktown sweeps All-Area football honors

    It’s a Freddie sweep for the All-Area football awards in 2014.

    Thursday @ 2:41 pm

  • Sports

    Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon’s Elizabeth Sant practices at the pool in the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier.

    Mount Vernon swim team sees youth movement

    There’s no “Help Wanted” sign out there, but Mount Vernon swimming coach Josh Kline is missing a big chunk of his team from last season.

    Thursday @ 12:39 pm

  • Obituary

    Linda Kunkel

    Linda Kunkel, 66, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

    Thursday @ 6:15 am

  • Obituary

    Reda B. Robinson

    Reda B. Robinson, 83, of Smith Road, Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.

    Thursday @ 6:00 am

  • Image Gallery

    Virgil Shipley/News East High, McKenzie and Chestnut streets are getting 75 new trees in the next few days. Larry Fogle, volunteer with the Shade Tree & Beautification Commission, said their are 19 varieties of tree in the planting program funded by the Ariel Corp. This crew from the Wade & Gatton Tree Farm in Bellville were working Tuesday in front of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House to dig out the roots of an old tree before they could plant the new one.

    Image gallery for November 26, 2014

    East High, McKenzie and Chestnut streets are getting 75 new trees in the next few days.

    Wednesday @ 8:00 pm



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