Mount Vernon News
Registration for the “Build a Better World,” 2017 Summer Reading Program begins today at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.
Foundation Park Conservancy is looking for both youth and adult bands to perform in a Knox County Battle of the Bands at Ariel-Foundation Park in the Schnormeier Event Center on Saturday, June 24.
Ten East Knox FFA members recently competed in the 2017 Area 3 Envirothon held at Jefferson County Sportsman’s Club in Jefferson County near Bloomingdale on April 26 where they competed as two five-member teams.
Eighty-three Mount Vernon students participated in this year’s Le Grand Concours (National French Test). Five earned medals and 19 attained honorable mention status.
Auditor of State Dave Yost announced that the Knox County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit reports.
The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.
Former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, chair of the board for The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, announced that Brittany Whitney of Howard graduated from the Institute at a recent ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C.
“These outstanding women leaders are dedicated to applying their experience and skills to community and public service,” Montgomery said.
redericktown Tots to Teens of the Ohio Child Conservation League will hold its Memorial Day Bike Contest again this year. This contest is for infants to 17 year old.
Qualified entries include two-wheel bicycle, two-wheel bicycle with training wheels, tricycle, wagon, stroller, unicycle, scooter and skateboard. No motorized entries will be accepted.
Of all the world’s legendary characters, few have attracted world-wide fascination like the outlaw, Jesse James. Some call him America’s Robin Hood, while others see him as a cold-blooded killer and still others a terrorist, and others the defender of Southern rights. Perhaps he was all of these things.
Deb Kirk has retired as the branch manager for the Newark Road branch of The Peoples Bank.
Kirk began her journey with The Peoples Bank 18 years ago as a part-time teller then quickly moved into a full-time position.