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No changes on KCCC school board for 2017

Reappointed board members Jody Goetzman, Ruby Miller and Mary Jean Theaker took the oath of office Thursday as the Knox County Career Center board regrouped for calendar year 2017.

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Twenty of the county’s best spellers progressed one word at a time to narrow it down to one winner during Thursday’s 57th annual Knox County Spelling Bee. Fredericktown’s Brandon Cobb, shown far right, was named champion after Round 16.

‘Malacca’ for the win at bee

Compound words, plural words, words with double letters, diphthongs, multisyllabic words, words with double vowels and silent letters were all heard Thursday during the 57th annual Knox County Spelling Bee.

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Pam Schehl/News Students in the Knox County Educational Service Center’s Transition Mission class prepare a healthy snack for pupils at Dan Emmett and Pleasant Street elementary schools. From left are Robbie Pyott, Highland; program assistant James Yanchek (partially hidden); Tyler Morris, Pickerington; Faith Johnson, Centerburg; and Katie Sharp, Fredericktown.

Helping keep others healthy

Preparing healthy snacks for 900 pupils and staff can be a daunting task, but the Mount Vernon City Schools Food Service Department for the last four years has been getting a daily helping hand from students in the Transition Mission class sponsored by the Knox County Educational Service Center.

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Centerburg schools set board officers for 2017

Treasurer Ellen Scott told the News on Tuesday that Roger Clark was elected president of the Centerburg Board of Education at its meeting Monday. The new vice president is Lynn McCann, the legislative liaison is Kristi Layton and Kris Weldy is the Knox County Career Center observer.

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On Monday, the Knox County Commissioners entered into a lease agreement with the Knox County Memorial Building Inc. Here, Josh Kirby, left, and Sarah Lynn Kerr are all smiles as George Curry, right, expresses his joy to keep veterans involved with the building.

Group to market Memorial Building

A new chapter is beginning in the ongoing story of the Knox County Memorial Building and expectations are that the historic structure will be able to serve the community in an even greater capacity than it has in the past.

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