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Joshua Morrison/News CES Credit Union held a Coopers Kids Cookout at its 1215 Yauger Road location Thursday. Kids of all ages enjoyed a hot dog lunch with local heroes. Vehicles and representatives from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Fire Department and Police Department were on available for tours and demonstrations.

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CES Credit Union held a Coopers Kids Cookout at its 1215 Yauger Road location Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Those traveling between Mount Vernon and Utica on Saturday afternoon were able to catch Fisher Crop Care by Air, with pilot Brian Fisher, swooping back and forth over the fields near Arrington Road and Ohio 13.

Crop duster

Those traveling between Mount Vernon and Utica on Saturday afternoon were able to catch Fisher Crop Care by Air, with pilot Brian Fisher, swooping back and forth over the fields near Arrington Road and Ohio 13.

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Joshua Morrison/News A transformer blew in downtown Mount Vernon on Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to the east side of Main Street, between Vine Street and Ohio Avenue. The outage knocked out traffic lights at two intersections, turning them into four-way stops. American Electric Power worked on the problem at Blackberry Alley and Vine Street and power was restored by 4 p.m.

Downtown power outage

A transformer blew in downtown Mount Vernon on Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to the east side of Main Street, between Vine Street and Ohio Avenue.

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Joshua Morrison/News With the rain out of the forecast, artist and Mount Vernon Nazarene University art department chair John Donnelly was able to get back to painting the mural on the former Masonic Temple building, 2 Public Square, on Saturday. The project is sponsored by the Knox County Landmarks Foundation and the Ariel Foundation.

Taking shape

With the rain out of the forecast, artist and Mount Vernon Nazarene University art department chair John Donnelly was able to get back to painting the mural on the former Masonic Temple building

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Joshua Morrison/News Left, Emily Smith, a Mount Vernon Nazarene University student and intern with Ariel-Foundation Park, and her grandfather, Si Carmean, right, built this new osprey tower for Ariel-Foundation Park. AEP donated the pole the nest will set on and also placed the pole near the Kokosing River.

Attracting osprey

Left, Emily Smith, a Mount Vernon Nazarene University student and intern with Ariel-Foundation Park, and her grandfather, Si Carmean, right, built this new osprey tower for Ariel-Foundation Park

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Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Harmony Salt Spa, 116 W. High St., on Thursday. Owner Rod Mowery, left, along with his wife, Stephanie, welcomed chamber members and the public.

Harmonious opening

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Harmony Salt Spa, 116 W. High St., on Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Local youth shared their musical talents with the audience at the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park on Thursday evening. The Youth Unplugged concert included Matthew Dinnen, pictured, Abby Baker, Hailey Davis, Max Wolfe and Olivia Clayton. Here, Matthew sings “Love Runs Out” by OneRepublic.

Unplugged

Local youth shared their musical talents with the audience at the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park on Thursday evening.

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Midnight light show

Just after midnight, a thunderstorm moved through Mount Vernon and Knox County bringing with it lightning and additional rain.

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