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Joshua Morrison/News Pleasant Street Elementary Principal Karen Boylan accepts cards from students on Wednesday afternoon. Boylan is retiring from the Mount Vernon City Schools.

Saying goodbye

Pleasant Street Elementary Principal Karen Boylan accepts cards from students on Wednesday afternoon. Boylan is retiring from the Mount Vernon City Schools.

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Joshua Morrison/News Eleven ducklings went for a short float with their mother on the Kokosing River near the viaduct Tuesday afternoon.

Going for a swim

Eleven ducklings went for a short float with their mother on the Kokosing River near the viaduct Tuesday afternoon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Pleasant Street Elementary School held its second annual fourth grade talent show in the gymnasium on Thursday. Ava Pullins, left, and Tressel Bockover combined Mentos with several types of soda to create plumes of soda that splashed high above the bottles.

Explosive talents

Pleasant Street Elementary School held its second annual fourth grade talent show in the gymnasium on Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Jon Dennison of Cyclone Cleaning, Mount Vernon, uses a power washer on the Memorial Building on Wednesday afternoon. Along with Anthony Drye, with Buckets and Ladders, the exterior of the theater is being prepped for an open house event on Memorial Day.

Spring cleaning

Jon Dennison of Cyclone Cleaning, Mount Vernon, uses a power washer on the Memorial Building on Wednesday afternoon

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business After Hours event Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings, 955 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon. Chamber members and guests were able to enjoy chips, salsa and four different kinds of traditional wings in the patio area of the restaurant.

Wings and conversation

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business After Hours event Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings, 955 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon. Chamber members and guests were able to enjoy chips, salsa and four different kinds of traditional wings in the patio area of the restaurant.

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Joshua Morrison/News Robert Gill Jr. holds up the dozen of fish he caught at Ariel-Foundation Park on Saturday. Gill was one of many kids that braved the cold and wind to fish during the Knox County Fish and Game Association’s Kids Fishing Derby.

What a catch!

On Saturday, fishermen and kids braved the cold and wind to fish during the Knox County Fish and Game Association’s Kids Fishing Derby.

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Pam Schehl/News State Rep. Rick Carfagna, left, talks with TouchPointe Executive Director Dan Humphrey about fostering healthy communities on Friday afternoon.

Carfagna and Brenner see ‘new playground’

State representatives Rick Carfagna (Knox County and eastern Delaware County) and Andrew Brenner (Western Delaware County) were in Mount Vernon Friday to learn more about TouchPointe Marriage & Family Resources.

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Joshua Morrison/News Alexis Jolley, left, uses her iPhone to film Makayla Van Dyke as she drops their egg wrapped in a cone during the 2017 Egg Drop Competition at Central Ohio Technical College on Friday morning. Also filming is Sarah Williams. High schools from around Central Ohio competed for prizes and scholarships.

Watching the egg drop

Alexis Jolley, left, uses her iPhone to film Makayla Van Dyke as she drops their egg wrapped in a cone during the 2017 Egg Drop Competition at Central Ohio Technical College on Friday morning.

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Joshua Morrison/News UMD Automated Systems along with the Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony at 9855 Salem Road, Fredericktown, on Thursday afternoon. UMD is expanding their offices for sales and engineering with an additional 7,000 square feet. Pictured are Michael, Don, Laura and Nick Rogers.

Expanding the business

UMD Automated Systems along with the Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony at 9855 Salem Road, Fredericktown, on Thursday afternoon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Life is starting to return to Wolf Run Regional Park on Yauger Road after a prairie burn on April 10 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Knox County Park District. The burns, set by volunteers, help eliminate weeds and brushy growth, as well as return nutrients to the soil.

Signs of life

Life is starting to return to Wolf Run Regional Park on Yauger Road after a prairie burn on April 10 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Knox County Park District.

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