Obituary

John David Graves

John David Graves, deceased Nov. 28, 2016, due to Agent Orange induced lung cancer, will be interred Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., at the National Veterans Cemetery near Bushnell, Fla., during a military memorial service.

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February 18, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. Col. Rhoades is Commander of the unit. The 73rd is the first unit to receive the UH-60M (Mike) Black Hawk helicopters, because they have been named the top unit in the country. They will be assigned 20 of the helicopters. The new helicopter was introduced to military members and the public Friday afternoon.

New helicopters

Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base.

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February 18, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News Wiggin Street Elementary students enjoyed Global School Play Day on Feb. 1. From left are, Shelby Row and Alivia Zimmerman; and in the back are, Preston Lang and Ezra Zar.

Pupils profit from Play Day

Students today face more and more state educational standards, more and more high stakes tests, and more and more pressure to be academically successful, but when do they actually get to be “just kids?”

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February 18, 2017

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