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Pam Schehl/News The best spellers in Danville are, first row, from left, fifth-grade champion Daniel Bradley and fifth-grade runner-up Ava Snively; second row, sixth-grade champion Olivia Keffer and sixth-grade runner-up Sophie Snively; third row, seventh-grade champion Ava Stiltner and seventh-grade runner-up Wryn Miller; and fourth row, eighth-grade champion Camie Newbold and eighth-grade runner-up Brooklyn Hess. The champions will compete in the All-County Spelling Bee on Jan. 11, 2018, in Mount Vernon Middle School at 7 p.m.

Danville’s top spellers

The champions will compete in the All-County Spelling Bee on Jan. 11, 2018, at the Mount Vernon Middle School at 7 p.m.

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Joshua Morrison/News Austin Anderson, a cadet with the Knox County Career Center Air Force JROTC program, places a wreath at a grave of a veteran in Moundview Cemetery on Wednesday. The JROTC, along with the Lucy Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and other volunteers, placed 429 wreaths on the graves of veterans.

Wreaths honor fallen heroes

As people gather today to honor the men and women who have answered the call to serve in our armed forces, thoughts are also turning to those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms.

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Pam Schehl/News Discussing the stigma of mental illness during NAMI’s anniversary celebration on Thursday are, from left, suicide prevention coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dr. John Ackerman, former Knox County Health Commissioner and Butler County NAMI volunteer Dennis Murray, NAMI Knox Licking Executive Director Dodie Melvin and Knox/Licking Mental Health and Recovery Executive Director Kay Spergel.

Stigma intensifies silent suffering

The importance of reducing the stigma of mental illness, increasing awareness and saying something was the focus Thursday during the 68th anniversary celebration of the Knox/Licking National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Pam Schehl/News Elf The Musical Jr. comes to the Mount Vernon High School Theater this weekend. First row, from left, are Patrick Frazer as Michael Hobbs, Ben Moore as Santa and McKinley Figurski as Santa’s helper. Second row, from left, Mckenzie Groom as Emily Hobbs, Alex Diehl as Walter Hobbs, Matthew Dinnen as Buddy and Leslie Bell as Jovie.

Elf The Musical coming to MVHS

If you like the movie “Elf” you are sure to love the Mount Vernon City Schools’ production of “Elf The Musical Junior.”

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Dog flu found in Central Ohio area

The weather is turning colder and flu season is upon us, and believe it or not, our canine companions are also susceptible to canine influenza, or dog flu.

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Pam Schehl/News Brookdale residents distribute Halloween treats to pupils from the Knox County Career Center preschool.

Seniors welcome costumed kids

It was hard to tell who was having more fun on Thursday, the residents of Brookdale Mount Vernon or the pupils from the Knox County Career Center preschool.

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