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  • Mount Vernon Fire Department Color Guard presented the flags at the opening of Tuesday’s Mount Vernon City Council meeting. Pictured are Honor Guard Commander Nate Hines, left, and Charles Swank, right. City Law Director Chip McConville stands in honor of the event, which closed with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. style=

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    Mount Vernon Fire Department Color Guard presented the flags at the opening of Tuesday’s Mount Vernon City Council meeting. Pictured are Honor Guard Commander Nate Hines, left, and Charles Swank, right. City Law Director Chip McConville stands in honor of the event, which closed with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo by Samantha Scoles)

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  • The Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District has this mobile search and rescue training lab for a week to train firefighters. The simulated two-story house has rooms to train firefighters rescue techniques. Pictured are firefighters Jordan Smith and Morgan Carey as they rescue a realistic dummy that weighs 150 pounds and pull it from the fire. The lab is available to any fire department in Ohio. style=

    EKCJFD firefighters go through training

    The Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District has this mobile search and rescue training lab for a week to train firefighters. The simulated two-story house has rooms to train firefighters rescue techniques. Pictured are firefighters Jordan Smith and Morgan Carey as they rescue a realistic dummy that weighs 150 pounds and pull it from the fire. The lab is available to any fire department in Ohio. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • This 12-foot-by-32-foot mural went up in the Ray Richardson Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center, Tuesday afternoon. Titled “Secret Garden,” the painting is by Chris Yoe of Mount Vernon. This mural replaces the Johnny Appleseed mural originally placed in the garden but had started to show signs of deterioration.  style=

    New mural goes up in Children’s Garden

    This 12-foot-by-32-foot mural went up in the Ray Richardson Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center, Tuesday afternoon. Titled “Secret Garden,” the painting is by Chris Yoe of Mount Vernon. This mural replaces the Johnny Appleseed mural originally placed in the garden but had started to show signs of deterioration. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • The Mount Vernon High School girls track team handed out awards at its annual banquet on Tuesday. Seated, from left, Hannah Lamoure, Running MVP; Sadie Brass, All-Ohio Capital Conference Special Mention in pole vault, Jumping Most Improved; Katleyn Henthorn, All-OCC Special Mention in 400-meter dash; Madi Phillips, Academic Scholar Athlete, Jumping MVP; and Mary Egan, All-OCC Special Mention in shot put, Throwing Most Improved. Standing, from left, Jordan Cormier, Most Willing; Abby Sahr, Throwing MVP; Katie Fowler, Best Effort Award; Danaye Nixon, All-OCC Third Team in shot put; Leslie Day, All-OCC Third Team in discus; and Emily Lewis, Most Willing. Not pictured: Shannon Pae, Best Effort Award; and Ariel Kelley, Running Most Improved. style=

    Mount Vernon girls track team honored

    The Mount Vernon High School girls track team handed out awards at its annual banquet on Tuesday. Seated, from left, Hannah Lamoure, Running MVP; Sadie Brass, All-Ohio Capital Conference Special Mention in pole vault, Jumping Most Improved; Katleyn Henthorn, All-OCC Special Mention in 400-meter dash; Madi Phillips, Academic Scholar Athlete, Jumping MVP; and Mary Egan, All-OCC Special Mention in shot put, Throwing Most Improved. Standing, from left, Jordan Cormier, Most Willing; Abby Sahr, Throwing MVP; Katie Fowler, Best Effort Award; Danaye Nixon, All-OCC Third Team in shot put; Leslie Day, All-OCC Third Team in discus; and Emily Lewis, Most Willing. Not pictured: Shannon Pae, Best Effort Award; and Ariel Kelley, Running Most Improved. (Photo by Geoff Cowles)

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  • East Knox High School students work out at their brand new weight room while head football coach Calvin Hatfield, center, supervises. The new facilities were made possible by a PEP Grant and booster donation. style=

    EK weight room opens to rave reviews

    East Knox High School students work out at their brand new weight room while head football coach Calvin Hatfield, center, supervises. The new facilities were made possible by a PEP Grant and booster donation. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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