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Sarah Poole/News From left, Mike Annett and Jim Lamb, independent contractors, enjoy seeing nature and chatting with customers while delivering the Mount Vernon News.

Dedicated to delivering News

Six days a week, no matter the weather conditions, more than 25 route drivers canvas different cities and rural locations in the Knox County area to deliver Mount Vernon News to readers.

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Sarah Poole/News Fredericktown Police Department’s Lt. Kyle Johnson, right, loads up his cruiser on Saturday morning with Thanksgiving goods to deliver to area residents. Behind him, Mount Vernon Police Officer Nick Holdren carries two bags of groceries.

Police, foundation team up for meals

Ten officers, and one K-9 officer, and volunteers from the Byron Saunders Foundation loaded up cruisers with dozens of paper grocery bags filled to the brim with canned goods, potatoes and a certificate to receive a frozen turkey from Baker’s IGA or Hometown Market in Centerburg.

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Sarah Poole/News This hearty crockpot cranberry beef stew will warm you up as it gets colder outside.

Warming up the soul with stew

For me, the month of November brings to mind hearty comfort foods such as roasted turkey, yams and sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and, of course, cranberry dishes.

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Sarah Poole/News Ike Gibler has been a Knox Area Transit driver for the past four years. His favorite aspects about being a transit driver are the facts that he is able to help those in need and interact with a variety of community members.

Gibler enjoys life from driver’s seat

Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., drivers employed by Knox Area Transit, 25 Columbus Road, provide a valuable service for community members with disabilities, college students and individuals who don’t own a vehicle, by transporting customers to locations all around the county in their iconic white shuttle buses.

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Sarah Poole/News From left, owners Chris Fields and Scott Fields and 4-year-old customer Chase Elliott enjoy the pumpkin patch displays at Pheasantview Family Farm LLC in Fredericktown. Elliott gives a strong “thumbs up” rating for the farm.

Thumbs up for fall, pumpkins

Autumn is Scott and Chris Fields’ favorite season. And it’s no wonder why they love the fall so much, once you visit their Annual Fall Farm Events, held every weekend in October at Pheasantview Family Farm LLC, 2510 Township Road 192, Fredericktown.

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