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Callan Pugh/News Larry Layton, left, gives his wife, Dot, a kiss as they were crowned Friday the Mason King and Queen at the Sixth Annual Valentine’s Dance at the AMVETS. The two shared a royal dance after receiving flowers and champagne.

Dance the night away

Local Masonic bodies held their Sixth Annual Valentine’s Dance at the Amvets Memorial Post 95 in Mount Vernon, Friday night.

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Joshua Morrison/News On Wednesday afternoon, Pacemakers Dragway Park held its first “race” of the year as drag strip fixture Richard “Dick” Rudrick took a final pass

Rudrick takes his final pass

Friends and family of Richard “Dick” Rudrick gathered Wednesday afternoon to say good-bye and “Godspeed” to the local racing legend.

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Residents rush to pay taxes

As the Knox Country Treasurer’s office closed Friday, so did the chance to file 2017 property taxes before the 2018 tax reforms take effect.

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Joshua Morrison/News Construction tape remains after the house at 307 W. Vine St., Mount Vernon, was demolished this week. The Winter Sanctuary own the lot, as well as two others. Future plans are still up in the air as to what will happen on adjacent properties.

Winter Sanctuary demolishes building

In October, the Winter Sanctuary purchased three lots, 301, 305 and 307 W. Vine St. for around $75,000. The house sitting on lot 307 was demolished Tuesday.

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