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WWI: Knox County awaits word on draft

With the registration for the draft completed on June 4, the nation’s young men waited to find out how many would be chosen for service. The final count of the number registered in Knox County was 2,147, the Daily Banner reported on June 11.

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Kenyon selected for HHMI Inclusive Excellence initiative

Kenyon College has been selected as one of 24 schools nationwide to participate in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence initiative, aimed at helping colleges and universities recruit and advance students in the natural sciences.
The HHMI initiative focuses on helping schools break down institutional barriers to inclusion of students underrepresented in science education, such as first-generation students and students from racial and ethnic minorities.

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Rev. Marikis retires after seven years at Gay St. UMC

The Gay Street United Methodist Church, 19 N. Gay St., has announced the intention of its pastor, Rev. Denise Marikis, to retire from active service as a clergy member of the East Ohio Conference, effective July 1. The church has announced they will “miss her greatly,” but “celebrate her remarkable and gifted ministry” at the church over the past seven years.

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Preparedness key to success

Shortly after Mount Vernon’s MC Sports closed up shop, Brian Hess of Utica purchased many of the store’s display units for the opening of his new business, Elite Preparedness, 25580 Bell Church Road.
“I bought the wall units, aisle shelving and I bought all the gun display units,” Hess told the News.

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KCCC realized successful school year

Student accomplishments, staff achievements, program successes, professional development and increased credit/credentialing opportunities were all spotlighted at Thursday’s meeting of the Knox County Career Center Board of Education.
The administrators provided data and anecdotes to support Superintendent Kathy Greenich’s assertion, “We’ve been doing great things,” and she stressed the collaboration between students, staff, families and administrators that helps make those successes possible.

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Comprehensive plan being reviewed, updated

Payment of a bill for $2,850 to the firm helping the Regional Planning Commission prepare their comprehensive plan update was the only real business at a short Regional Planning Commission meeting Thursday. Chairman Vic Turner said they hope to have the plan completed by the end of the year.

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Farmers Market reaches out to seniors, poor

Sabrina Schirtzinger and Paul Higgins from Knox County OSU Extension and Tami Ruhl, health educator with the Knox County Health Department, met with the Knox County Commissioners Thursday to update them on the status of various food programs.
Higgins said that as a result of identifying “food insecurity” among senior citizens, a program was started last year with the support of The Station Break and Interchurch to distribute vouchers to seniors to help obtain fresh food.

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