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Volunteer Austin Swallow assists broadcasting students from WNZR load bags of food in front of City Hall during the 2015 Food for the Hungry drive.

Videos help expose need behind Food For the Hungry

The 35th Annual Food For the Hungry Drive will culminate Saturday with the live broadcast and food collection at Mount Vernon City Hall. The event will come with all the usual bells and whistles, but this year, Matt Starr, producer and senior partner at I-CONN Video Production, and Marcy Rinehart, station manager at WNZR, decided to shake things up a bit by working collaboratively to create two short videos, entitled “Choices,” which will be aired periodically throughout the broadcast.

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Each year at the Soil & Water Conservation District banquet, one district cooperator wins $1,000 toward vacation/travel arrangements. Ed Blanchard, right, accepts the award on behalf of Blanchard Swine Farm from SWCD Supervisor Terry Randall.

Pack your bags

Each year at the Soil & Water Conservation District banquet, one district cooperator wins $1,000 toward vacation/travel arrangements. Ed Blanchard, right, accepts the award on behalf of Blanchard Swine Farm from SWCD Supervisor Terry Randall.

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Liam Carr, 5, and Bowen Carr, 3, are all smiles for their official photograph with Santa Claus on Wednesday evening during the annual Utica Christmas Walk on Main.

Christmas, Santa stroll into Utica

The Christmas season officially kicked off in Utica on Wednesday evening with the annual Utica Christmas Walk on Main. And each year, it seems that nobody rings in Christmas quite like the Utica community does.

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Obituary

Frank E. Flecknoe

Frank E. Flecknoe, 82, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his residence. He was born July 9, 1934, in Mount Vernon, the son of George and Mabel (Frye) Flecknoe Sr. Frank previously worked at FT Precision in Fredericktown.

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James H. Frye

James H. Frye, 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Feb. 4, 1949, to the late William and Eveline (Burrows) Frye.

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Laura J. Hershberger

Laura J. Hershberger, 25, of 28670 New Castle Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Akron Children’s Hospital of cystic fibrosis.
She was born March 30, 1991 in Mt. Eaton to Jonas R. and Anna L. Hershberger.

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Betty J. (Mavis) Mills

Betty J. (Mavis) Mills, 85, of Millwood, Ohio, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Howard, to Frank and Laura Mavis. She married James O. Mills on Oct. 17, 1948

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WWI goes beyond European borders

The Eastern Front is a terribly neglected aspect of World War I in American history books, probably because it didn’t involve any American forces and was essentially over before the U.S. became a direct player in the war.

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