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2014 Knox County Fair

Seniors enjoy their day at the county fair

Bill Amick/News The Country Travelers, from left, Harold Moore, Verl Markley, sisters Gertrude Arnold and Mary Roberts, and Wayne Arnold, entertained seniors at the fair on Thursday with country and gospel classics.

By Bill Amick July 25, 2014, 1:00 pm

County fair mornings are a mixed bag, with folks of all ages on vastly different schedules.

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2014 Knox County Fair

Images from Thursday at the Knox County Fair

Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon native Rob Sapp drives his truck, Sweet Revenge, over the big jump during Thursday’s Rough Truck event in the grandstand at the Knox County Fair. Sapp’s time of 32.94 was good for sixth place.

By Mount Vernon News July 25, 2014, 12:30 pm

Mount Vernon native Rob Sapp drives his truck, Sweet Revenge, over the big jump during Thursday’s Rough Truck event in the grandstand at the Knox County Fair. Sapp’s time of 32.94 was good for sixth place.

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2014 Knox County Fair

Blankenhorn reigns again at Rough Truck

Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon native Rob Sapp drives his truck, Sweet Revenge, over the big jump during Thursday’s Rough Truck event in the grandstand at the Knox County Fair. Sapp’s time of 32.94 was good for sixth place.

By Bill Davis July 25, 2014, 12:14 pm

Adam Blankenhorn is king of the hill once again.

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2014 Knox County Fair

Antique tractors take center stage at Knox County Fair

Geoff Cowles/News This 1917 steam-powered traction engine attracted the most attention as it crept along during Thursday’s Antique Tractor Parade at the Knox County Fairgrounds grandstand. It was driven by owner Mark Parsisson of Centerburg.

By Geoff Cowles July 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

She lumbered along at a slow and steady pace all her own, spewing steam and breathing fire. To all onlookers, she was the belle of the ball.

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Sports

Yellow Jacket Classic tourney to begin

By Bill Davis July 25, 2014, 11:13 am

The fourth annual Yellow Jacket Classic gets started today at Phillips Park in Mount Vernon.

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News

State investigating MVDC supervisor

By Chuck Martin July 25, 2014, 11:12 am

The Ohio Inspector General has concluded that a Department of Developmental Disabilities supervisor at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center abused her position to profit from the resale of items made at the Willow Works.

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News

Joris not reappointed to court staff

By Chuck Martin July 25, 2014, 11:10 am

New Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher has reappointed the court staff left from Judge Paul Spurgeon’s tenure, with the exception of intensive Probation Office Rene Joris.

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Obituary

Lois P. Yerxa

By Mount Vernon News July 25, 2014, 11:06 am

Lois P. Yerxa, 92, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Country Club Retirement Campus.

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