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Pick a plot at community garden

Free community garden allotments will be available at three locations in Mount Vernon this year, the eighth year of the Community Garden Program.

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Remembering Colopy

Fifty years ago, on April 23, 1967, Stephen Lynn Colopy of Danville was killed in Cu Chi Province, Vietnam. He will be remembered this weekend with a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at his grave in St. Luke Cemetery.

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City gaining ownership of old ANC site

It looks like the city may finally get ownership of the American National Can site, possibly as early as next week, Mayor Richard Mavis reported at his weekly press briefing Friday.

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Virgil Shipley/News Trees on East Gambier Street are among the first targeted on the city’s list of trees that are in need of coming down.

500 city trees on chopping block

Last summer, the City Engineering Department hired a team of high school and college students to survey all the trees on city property or in rights of way.

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Meeting planned on Home Rule

First Ward Councilman Sam Barone told City Council on Monday that an educational meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in council chambers, on the state’s Home Rule provisions, or city charters.

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Joshua Morrison/News A controlled prairie fire was conducted at Wolf Run Regional Park, Yauger Road in Mount Vernon, on Monday morning. Volunteers from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Knox County Park District, Brown Family Environmental Center and College/Monroe Township Fire Department were on hand for three burns inside the park. Another burn was scheduled for Honey Run Highlands.

Burns revitalize meadows

Periodic fires are part of a healthy lifestyle for prairies and meadows, so teams of volunteers organized by the Knox County Park District stage controlled burns on meadow areas at Wolf Run Regional Park and Honey Run Highlands.

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