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Joshua Morrison/News Scott Glancy Jr. stands outside the entrance to Baker’s IGA, South Main Street, as a Salvation Army bell ringer. Glancy has participated in the program since he was a teenager and in other areas of Ohio as well.

Salvation Army inching toward red kettle goal

As the holidays draw ever-nearer, so does the end of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign for this year — and with over $20,000 to go to reach this year’s collection goal, the citizens of Knox County are encouraged to embrace the season of giving by donating at one of the various kettle locations around Mount Vernon.

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Chelsea Olms/News Angela Lang, left, Meredith Lowther, Diana Oswalt and Alta McKim, members of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults, helped put Christmas Dinner boxes into vehicles for low-income seniors on Tuesday morning. The task force partnered with Mid-Ohio Food Bank and The Station Break to provide the boxes.

Seniors receive special holiday dinner

Members of the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults, partnering with The Station Break and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, handed out Christmas Dinner boxes Tuesday morning to low-income seniors.

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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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Chelsea Olms/News A group of about 40 members of Perry Chapel Church, including pastor Dave Fowls, traveled around the rural area outside of Bladensburg, singing Christmas carols for people at their homes on Sunday night.

Singing Christmas songs

A group of about 40 members of Perry Chapel Church, including pastor Dave Fowls, traveled around the rural area outside of Bladensburg, singing Christmas carols for people at their homes on Sunday night.

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Photo courtesy of Karen Schroeder Karen Schroeder, Resource Development Coordinator of United Way, left, with Judy Smith and Rose Deedrick, long-time volunteers of United Way, attended the United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast in September.

Volunteers make Knox County better

Volunteers are the backbone of many community organizations within Knox County — contributing to events, programs and organizations from behind the scenes without much recognition.

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Boy Scouts get new home in Knox County

New Boy Scouts of America office at the Escape Zone makes communication with Arrowhead District Scout Executive Jay Shankel more accessible for Knox County scout leaders.

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Joshua Morrison/News It’s Election Day as voters head to the polls in Knox County.

Recount: Griffith edges Lawson

Clarence Griffith was officially named one of the Howard Township Trustees this morning after the Knox County Board of Elections conducted a recount after the November General Election.

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