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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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April 11, 2017

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Pam Schehl/News Seven students from the KCCC Landscape Design & Management program competed in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition in March. First row, from left, are Cassie Rine, Ethan Rogers, Joe Arms and Austin Anderson; second row, from left, Hunter Pinyerd and Nate Wilson. Not pictured: Zachary DePew.

KCCC landscapers raise the bar

The 2017 National Collegiate Landscape Competition was held at Bringham Young University in Provo, Utah, March 15-18, and seven high school students from Knox County Career Center held their own against students in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the nation.

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April 8, 2017

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April focuses on child abuse

The Knox County Commissioners passed a resolution on Thursday proclaiming April as Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month and calling on the community to back efforts by children’s services…

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April 7, 2017

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