Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News August 9, 2012

Infirmary building condemned

BANGS -- Years of exposure to the weather and interior structural abuse have led to the deterioration of a historic Knox County landmark.

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Agriculture society set for election of board

MOUNT VERNON -- The political calendar says it's time to be focused on the first Tuesday in November, when Democrats and Republicans (and a few Independents) will square off in this presidential election year.

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Local attorney named colonel of the 96th Infantry

Joseph W. Vance of Knox County was named colonel of the 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, The Banner reported on July 22, 1862.

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Krutsch appointed as Mount Vernon treasurer

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Democratic Central Committee appointed Anton "Bud"Krutsch Mount Vernon city treasurer Wednesday night.

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Festival to go on despite rain

MOUNT VERNON -- Showers are in the forecast today for the first day of the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. Although it's not certain how extensive today's rain may be, Festival Director Pat Crow is optimistic that activities with the festival will continue as planned.

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Pet dog tangles with rabid bat

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Health Department has confirmed that a bat found in the Danville area has tested positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in Knox County in seven years. In 2005, there were two confirmed cases, both involving bats.

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