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  • The third annual Chocolate Friendzy took place Tuesday at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Contestants had the opportunity to create their own desserts with the main ingredient being chocolate. Entries ranged from chocolate decadent cookies to chocolate-peanut butter eclairs to a chocolate punch. Judges had the tough job of sampling the numerous desserts before visitors had the chance to grab their own samples. Top prize winners are, front row, from left, Reagan Jones, second place youth; Kylie Elliott, People’s Choice Award; and Grace Jackson, (accepting for Allura Wright) guessing the number of M&Ms in a jar. Back row, from left, Kees Craig, first place youth; Judy Miller, second place adult, tie; and Kathy Hamon, second place adult, tie. Not pictured is Sally Olk, first place adult. style=

    Chocolate Friendzy

    The third annual Chocolate Friendzy took place Tuesday at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Contestants had the opportunity to create their own desserts with the main ingredient being chocolate. Entries ranged from chocolate decadent cookies to chocolate-peanut butter eclairs to a chocolate punch. Judges had the tough job of sampling the numerous desserts before visitors had the chance to grab their own samples. Top prize winners are, front row, from left, Reagan Jones, second place youth; Kylie Elliott, People’s Choice Award; and Grace Jackson, (accepting for Allura Wright) guessing the number of M&Ms in a jar. Back row, from left, Kees Craig, first place youth; Judy Miller, second place adult, tie; and Kathy Hamon, second place adult, tie. Not pictured is Sally Olk, first place adult. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • From left, county road superintendent Dave Feasel, assistant to the engineer Larry Bechtel, and engineer Jim Henry discuss funding and prioritizing road improvements. style=

    County roads take back seat to declining revenue

    From left, county road superintendent Dave Feasel, assistant to the engineer Larry Bechtel, and engineer Jim Henry discuss funding and prioritizing road improvements. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner)

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  • Mount Vernon’s Alex Arck throws a pitch in the fifth inning against Dresden Tri-Valley at home on Tuesday. Mount Vernon lost, 14-10.  style=

    Mount Vernon Baseball

    Mount Vernon’s Alex Arck throws a pitch in the fifth inning against Dresden Tri-Valley at home on Tuesday. Mount Vernon lost, 14-10. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • Fredericktown’s Emily Bennett pitches in the first inning of Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game against Utica. Bennett struck out five in the Freddies’ 9-7 victory. style=

    Fredericktown Softball

    Fredericktown’s Emily Bennett pitches in the first inning of Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game against Utica. Bennett struck out five in the Freddies’ 9-7 victory. (Photo by Geoff Cowles)

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  • Danville third baseman Kaelin Clement catches a throw from the catcher as Johnstown runner Maddie Lusk arrives safely during Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference softball game. The Blue Devils rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Johnnies, 9-7. style=

    Blue Devils defeat Johnnies for 1st win

    Danville third baseman Kaelin Clement catches a throw from the catcher as Johnstown runner Maddie Lusk arrives safely during Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference softball game. The Blue Devils rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Johnnies, 9-7. (Photo by Fred Main)

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  • Members of the Fredericktown Freddies come to home plate to greet Nash Cunningham (21) after Cunningham’s three-run home run in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game against Utica. style=

    Fredericktown rolls past Utica, 11-1

    Members of the Fredericktown Freddies come to home plate to greet Nash Cunningham (21) after Cunningham’s three-run home run in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference game against Utica. (Photo by Geoff Cowles)

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  • Jeff Shanyfelt Sr. picked five Elite Eight teams and correctly predicted Louisville would win the national title to earn first place in the Mount Vernon News division of this year’s BracketBucks competition. Shanyfelt, a Mount Vernon resident, won $100 and is entered in the national contest for a shot at $25,000. Top local finishers can be found in the Scoreboard on Page 2B. style=

    BracketBucks winner

    Jeff Shanyfelt Sr. picked five Elite Eight teams and correctly predicted Louisville would win the national title to earn first place in the Mount Vernon News division of this year’s BracketBucks competition. Shanyfelt, a Mount Vernon resident, won $100 and is entered in the national contest for a shot at $25,000. Top local finishers can be found in the Scoreboard on Page 2B. (Photo by Bill Davis)

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