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  • State Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, right, presents Danville Mayor Robert Dile with a House resolution honoring Danville’s 200th birthday. style=

    Danville honored for 200th

    State Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, right, presents Danville Mayor Robert Dile with a House resolution honoring Danville’s 200th birthday. (Photo by Pam Schehl)

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  • Two houses on East Vine Street felt the brunt of Wednesday evening’s thunderstorm when this tree came down due to the strong winds. Branches from the tree were resting against the houses at 723 and 725 E. Vine St. Ellis Adkins was home at the time and heard the crash at around 9:30 p.m. He believes his house sustained only minor damage, if any. Bruce Jones at 723 E. Vine could not be contacted this morning. style=

    County sideswiped by storm

    Two houses on East Vine Street felt the brunt of Wednesday evening’s thunderstorm when this tree came down due to the strong winds. Branches from the tree were resting against the houses at 723 and 725 E. Vine St. Ellis Adkins was home at the time and heard the crash at around 9:30 p.m. He believes his house sustained only minor damage, if any. Bruce Jones at 723 E. Vine could not be contacted this morning. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • Granville Road, just north of Blackjack Road, was closed Monday for 60 days for a bridge rehabilitation project with the Knox County Engineer’s Office. Traffic in this area is closed for the duration of the project, with southbound traffic open to International Paper. Weight limit on the bridge will be 40 tons, an increase over the previous 25-ton limit. The work is being completed by McConnell Contracting Inc. of West Lafayette at a cost of $195,300. A detour is set up from South Main Street to Newark Road, west on Blackjack Road to Granville Road. style=

    Bridge project closes Granville Road

    Granville Road, just north of Blackjack Road, was closed Monday for 60 days for a bridge rehabilitation project with the Knox County Engineer’s Office. Traffic in this area is closed for the duration of the project, with southbound traffic open to International Paper. Weight limit on the bridge will be 40 tons, an increase over the previous 25-ton limit. The work is being completed by McConnell Contracting Inc. of West Lafayette at a cost of $195,300. A detour is set up from South Main Street to Newark Road, west on Blackjack Road to Granville Road. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • Tess Shultz, left, was named the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Nathaniel Stevens the 2013 Little Mr. Turkey on Wednesday at the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival. style=

    Shultz, Stevens crowned at turkey festival

    Tess Shultz, left, was named the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Nathaniel Stevens the 2013 Little Mr. Turkey on Wednesday at the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival. (Photo by Pam Schehl)

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  • Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Nancy Stout spoke on the importance of earning your degree during the ABLE program graduation ceremony Wednesday evening at the Knox County Career Center’s Adult Education Center. style=

    Thirty receive GED degrees

    Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Nancy Stout spoke on the importance of earning your degree during the ABLE program graduation ceremony Wednesday evening at the Knox County Career Center’s Adult Education Center. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • These Mount Vernon Middle School teachers — Wes Elifritz, left, Kristin Payne and Bryan Donaldson — have attained Master Teacher status. style=

    Three MVMS educators earn Master Teacher status

    These Mount Vernon Middle School teachers — Wes Elifritz, left, Kristin Payne and Bryan Donaldson — have attained Master Teacher status. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Mount Vernon native Ammon Hershberger drives Victory Is Coming on a training run at Knox County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. Hershberger has been training horses for most of his life. style=

    Local harness racer getting most out of horses

    Mount Vernon native Ammon Hershberger drives Victory Is Coming on a training run at Knox County Fairgrounds on Wednesday. Hershberger has been training horses for most of his life. (Photo by Bez Saciri)

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