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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Presenting two checks are, from left, Mike Flora and Minnie Clifton from the ReStore, Habitat for Humanity President Tonya Gallagher and accepting the checks is Mount Vernon Fire Department’s Chief Chad Christopher. The money was raised from the winnings of the Knox County Landmarks Foundation’s Tree Decorating contest during the Mount Vernon Christmas Walk and 10 percent of purchases of sales at the ReStore. A total of $1,416.20 was donated.

Raising money for toys

Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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Bed tax allocation delayed

One tax allocation measure on City Council’s agenda did not gain final approval, not because anyone opposed it, but because there weren’t enough members who could vote in order to suspend the rules and pass it as an emergency.

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Submitted graphic The map illustrates the 10-plus acres that make up the Knox County Natural Resources Area adjacent to the Knox County Fairgrounds. Plans are in the works to create a year-round facility promoting nature and outdoor activities.

Ideas developed for resource area

Plans are progressing to develop the Knox County Natural Resources Area at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The 10.486-acre plot was donated by Mark Ramser and was originally part of the Mount Vernon Academy property.

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