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Pam Schehl/News Buster the Bus will soon be on the road again thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County and KCCC seniors Victoria Browning, left, and Riley Dallman.

Buster the Bus back on the road again

Over the years, hundreds of Knox County preschoolers and elementary pupils in all the local school districts learned about bus safety with the assistance of a miniature vehicle called Buster the Bus. Its smiling face, winking eyes, lights and sounds helped drive home the life-saving lessons, such as, be alert to traffic; look both ways; and, always cross in front of the bus, but only when the bus driver signals it is safe to do so.

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MVNU to open speech therapy clinic

Mount Vernon Nazarene University will open a speech therapy clinic in Hunter Hall that will provide students in the new Communication Sciences and Disorders program an opportunity to apply what they are learning while providing underserved groups in the local community with communication disorders services at no cost.

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Danville approves raises

Following an executive session to discuss the employment and compensation of personnel, the Danville school board on Monday voted to give district staff a 3 percent base salary increase effective the 2017-18 school year.

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City contemplates pot ban

City Council on Monday began the discussion about how the city will respond to the new medical marijuana bill passed by the state to allow the dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes.

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Virgil Shipley/News Bags with the Click It or Ticket emblems reminding you to fasten your seat belts were handed out to drivers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg on Monday afternoon. Scouts Andrew Banta, left and Isaac Wilhelm hand a bag to the passenger in this car who was wearing her seat belt.

Centerburg Scouts: Click it

Shoppers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg were reminded by Cub Scout Troop 382, and the Knox County Health Department, that one should always buckle up when they are on the road, even for just a short trip to the supermarket.

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