Archive for November, 2011
HOWARD — A little care from home is being sent overseas to some local soldiers, just in time for the holidays.
MOUNT VERNON — Gasps of surprise and tears of joy mingled with applause and cheers Saturday evening when the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Young Women of Knox County Scholarship Program were announced.
HOMER — A new air medical transport service in the are brought its helicopter to Homer on Saturday.
DANVILLE — Community leaders gathered on Saturday for the formal dedication of new facilities which house the Sanctuary Community Action, Danville Interchurch Emergency Assistance and the Church Mouse Thrift Shop.
MOUNT VERNON — After several weeks of work (and several years of thinking about it), The OSU Extension Office and the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold the first Winter Farmers Market on Saturday.
MOUNT VERNON — The talent, fitness and self-expression of 32 Knox County high school seniors was showcased Friday evening at Memorial Theater when preliminary competition in the 2012 Knox County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program took place.
MOUNT VERNON — All of the concrete is in place on Phase II of the hospital crossover road and the laying of asphalt began Thursday, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis reported.
MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in five felony cases, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Richard Burch, left, reaches over to place Christmas lights on the city's Christmas tree on Public Square on Friday. Burch was assisted by Mount Vernon Fire Department firefighters Todd Davis and Josh Lester. The tree will be illuminated on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. at the conclusion of the annual Christmas Walk and Parade.
UTICA — The North Fork school board on Monday learned the high school has received three major grants.
MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, including its branch libraries in Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier, is sponsoring a "Food for Fines" campaign that runs until Saturday, Dec. 10.
MOUNT VERNON — Shakespeare for elementary school students? Some folks may not think so, but fifth-graders at Dan Emmett Elementary were enthralled when Kenyon College's Billy Shakespeare project performed "As You Like It" on Thursday.
MOUNT VERNON — The Energy For America bus tour made a stop in Mount Vernon on Thursday morning as representatives from Americans For Prosperity and American Energy Alliance joined forces in a rally to promote local energy resources.
MOUNT VERNON — An emotional meeting where numerous positive words were shared about the school and the students ended in the decision to terminate the engineering and drafting program at the Knox County Career Center on Thursday evening.
MOUNT VERNON — Costs incurred by the Emergency Management Agency and the Eastern Knox Count Joint Fire District in the Jericho Road oil spill this spring have still not been repaid, Director Brian Hess reported at the EMA Board meeting Thursday.
MOUNT VERNON — A timely topic was the focus of the 2011 Knox County Debate Contest held Thursday.
Regardless of which decade we attended high school, there was one constant for all of us — drama.
MOUNT VERNON — Danville senior Heath Buckingham has another award to add to his expanding list of accolades.