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Joshua Morrison/News Taking advantage of the warm weather, Mount Vernon Street Department employee Eric Looker puts up a city banner on the corner of Gambier and Main Street on Tuesday morning. The Christmas theme banners and decorated baskets were removed. Looker was assisted by Jesse Bryant.

Changing the banners

Taking advantage of the warm weather, Mount Vernon Street Department employee Eric Looker puts up a city banner on the corner of Gambier and Main Street on Tuesday morning.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dr. Jené Schoenfeld was one of the speakers at Monday night’s faith communities “How Does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offer Hope Today?” event at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Schoenfeld spoke about the inequalities that have challenged the black community before and after Dr. King.

Offering hope

Dr. Jené Schoenfeld was one of the speakers at Monday night’s faith communities “How Does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offer Hope Today?” event

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Joshua Morrison/News Centerburg’s Sidney Fields (21) is fouled by Fredericktown’s Sandra Spearman (13) in the second quarter of Thursday’s game. The Trojans won, 44-33.

Trojans shake Freddies

Centerburg’s Sidney Fields (21) is fouled by Fredericktown’s Sandra Spearman (13) in the second quarter of Thursday’s game.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mount Vernon sidewalks were covered in a glaze of ice this morning making travel treacherous for pedestrians and drivers. The icy conditions closed area schools.

An icy start to morning

Mount Vernon sidewalks and streets were covered in a glaze of ice this morning making travel treacherous for pedestrians and drivers.

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Joshua Morrison/News Persistent light snow covered untreated surfaces, like the Heart of Ohio Trail south of Mount Vernon, on Thursday. The snowfall opened the door to some frigid temperatures in the forecast for the weekend where it could dip to the single digits. Wind chills are likely to drop below zero.

Snow covered

Persistent light snow covered untreated surfaces, like the Heart of Ohio Trail south of Mount Vernon, on Thursday.

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If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice Santa having a hard time getting into a home on Buena Vista Avenue on the northside of Mount Vernon.

Santa needs a boost

If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice Santa having a hard time getting into a home on Buena Vista Avenue on the northside of Mount Vernon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Even a simple display of a snowman and two trees, like this house in Howard, can make you appreciate the holidays even more.

Simple splendor

Even a simple display of a snowman and two trees, like this house in Howard, can make you appreciate the holidays even more.

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Joshua Morrison/News The preschool class of St. Vincent de Paul, with Heather Canter, center, performs “Star Light, Star Bright” at the Memorial Theater on Tuesday night. They followed the orchestra performance of traditional Christmas songs and were the warm-up act before the Christmas play, “It’s the Three Kings, Charlie Brown.”

Stars shine at St. Vincent

The preschool class of St. Vincent de Paul, with Heather Canter, center, performs “Star Light, Star Bright” at the Memorial Theater on Tuesday night.

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Joshua Morrison/News Fitting in with the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade’s theme of “Comic Strip Christmas,” this Snoopy with Woodstock and lit up Christmas tree with packages underneath in the front yard of Wooster Avenue will make you smile. You can view more light displays on a three-part video series this week on mountvernonnews.com or via the e-edition.

A ‘Joe Cool’ kind of Christmas

Fitting in with the Mount Vernon Christmas Parade’s theme of “Comic Strip Christmas,” this Snoopy with Woodstock and lit up Christmas tree with packages underneath in the front yard of Wooster Avenue will make you smile.

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