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  • Colorado residents Dave and Jeanne Allen flew their newly restored 1934 WACO to Mount Vernon, Wednesday. The Allens just finished a 10-year restoration effort on their cabin biplane. It was purchased new by the Ohio Bureau of Aeronautics on Nov. 23, 1934, and flown for five years and sold. The Allens painted the WACO in the colors ordered by the state and even placed the seal of the great state of Ohio on both sides of the fuselage. They are regulars at the WACO fly-in and in previous years have flown their open cockpit WACO. The WACO reunion runs through tonight at Wynkoop Airport on Granville Road, Mount Vernon.  style=

    Restored beauty

    Colorado residents Dave and Jeanne Allen flew their newly restored 1934 WACO to Mount Vernon, Wednesday. The Allens just finished a 10-year restoration effort on their cabin biplane. It was purchased new by the Ohio Bureau of Aeronautics on Nov. 23, 1934, and flown for five years and sold. The Allens painted the WACO in the colors ordered by the state and even placed the seal of the great state of Ohio on both sides of the fuselage. They are regulars at the WACO fly-in and in previous years have flown their open cockpit WACO. The WACO reunion runs through tonight at Wynkoop Airport on Granville Road, Mount Vernon. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Mount Vernon pickleball doubles partners Larry Smith, left, and Bob Frost practice at Memorial Park on Wednesday. They, along with area resident Bob Christopher, will participate in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland in July. style=

    Pickleball players aim for Olympic gold

    Mount Vernon pickleball doubles partners Larry Smith, left, and Bob Frost practice at Memorial Park on Wednesday. They, along with area resident Bob Christopher, will participate in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland in July. (Photo by Geoff Cowles)

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  • These Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Special Olympics athletes made the annual run across Knox County on Friday stopping at several points. Front row are, from left, Travis Thomas; Kate Staffeldt; special olympic torch bearer Danny Barnett; and athletes Matt Houghton, Geremy Kerr, Randy Rademacher, Cindy Grubbs, Devon Swint; and Linda Kerr, coach director and Tara Clark, coach. Standing, from left are deputies Bruce Butler, Zach Miller, Dennis Phillips, Alan Hackman and Sheriff Dave Shaffer. Law enforcement groups from around Ohio will be in Columbus over the weekend for the Special Olympics. style=

    Carry the torch

    These Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Special Olympics athletes made the annual run across Knox County on Friday stopping at several points. Front row are, from left, Travis Thomas; Kate Staffeldt; special olympic torch bearer Danny Barnett; and athletes Matt Houghton, Geremy Kerr, Randy Rademacher, Cindy Grubbs, Devon Swint; and Linda Kerr, coach director and Tara Clark, coach. Standing, from left are deputies Bruce Butler, Zach Miller, Dennis Phillips, Alan Hackman and Sheriff Dave Shaffer. Law enforcement groups from around Ohio will be in Columbus over the weekend for the Special Olympics. (Photo by Virgil Shipley)

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  • Brody Griffith, at left, serves as auctioneer for the guitar auction Friday at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival in Centerburg. Holding the guitar, which sold for $375 to benefit the festival, is Candy McCracken, this year’s grand marshal. style=

    Shirelles go back in time in heart of Ohio

    Brody Griffith, at left, serves as auctioneer for the guitar auction Friday at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival in Centerburg. Holding the guitar, which sold for $375 to benefit the festival, is Candy McCracken, this year’s grand marshal. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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  • Favorite tunes from the 1960s were enjoyed by a large crowd Friday at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival in Centerburg. The Shirelles were playing many recognizable tunes from the past. style=

    Shirelles go back in time in heart of Ohio

    Favorite tunes from the 1960s were enjoyed by a large crowd Friday at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival in Centerburg. The Shirelles were playing many recognizable tunes from the past. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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