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Joshua Morrison/News On Monday, Wiggin Street Elementary first-graders performed three traditional Christmas songs, “Must Be Santa,” “Star Light, Star Bright” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” for parents and friends at a packed Rosse Hall on the Kenyon College Campus in Gambier. The elementary school performed the program “With All My Heart” which included songs like “Jingle Bells,” “Auld Lang Syne” and ended with “Song of Peace.”

Off key? Nope, right on the nose

On Monday, Wiggin Street Elementary first-graders performed three traditional Christmas songs, “Must Be Santa,” “Star Light, Star Bright” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” for parents and friends at a packed Rosse Hall on the Kenyon College Campus in Gambier.

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December 20, 2016

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Virgil Shipley/News Expansion at The People’s Bank at 11423 Upper Gilchrist Road was celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Knox County Chamber of Commerce. The People’s Bank recently took over one suite in their existing building and have remodeled for the addition of a new loan office and three processing stations. A move into the new office is planned in the near future. Instead of cutting a ribbon, bills, totaling $250 were taped together. Pictured at Friday’s ribbon cutting are Deb Kirk, chamber ambassador; Jean Coe, vice president lending; Deanna Johnson, bank manager; Joan Jones, president and CFO, cutting the bills; Alicia Freeman, president, FRC; Paul Wreede, CEO; Amy Boyd, commercial lending; and Michael Percy, chamber ambassador. The money will go to United Way.

Bank expands

Expansion at The People’s Bank at 11423 Upper Gilchrist Road was celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Knox County Chamber of Commerce.

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December 17, 2016

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Virgil Shipley/News The Dan Emmett Elementary School presented their “With All My Heart,” holiday program Friday evening the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. This fifth-grade group sang “Carol of the Bell,” accompanied by instrumentalists, from left, Evan Gibson, Hunter Hamman and Kylee Stone.

Ringing in the holidays

The Dan Emmett Elementary School presented their “With All My Heart,” holiday program Friday evening the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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December 17, 2016

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Joshua Morrison/News LJJA Training Center owners, Troy Butts, left, Ian Lashley, center, and David Lashley, right, dropped off 200 Christmas toys for children at the Salvation Army. Members of the gym, along with businesses, community members, co-workers and family members donated toys at the South Main Street gym and, on Friday, they were delivered to The Salvation Army.

Business helps out

LJJA Training Center owners, Troy Butts, left, Ian Lashley, center, and David Lashley, right, dropped off 200 Christmas toys for children at the Salvation Army.

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December 17, 2016

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Virgil Shipley/News An October Toy Ride raised $13,009 for the Fraternal Order of Police, as well as toys. The ride, a memorial to fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell, included 87 motorcycle riders and travelled to Newark, where a service for Cottrell was held. The ride continued to Utica and Danville for another service and finished at The Station Break. Pictured, from left, are Lt. Brandon Gonzalez-Cottrell, The Salvation Army; Capt. Jay Sheffer, KCSO; Danville police officer Mark Perkins; Capt. Scott McKnight, MVPD; Kevin Mishey, The Salvation Army and Sgt. Wayne Noggle, KCSO.

Cottrell Toy Ride

An October Toy Ride raised $13,009 for the Fraternal Order of Police, as well as toys. The ride, a memorial to fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell, included 87 motorcycle riders and travelled to Newark, where a service for Cottrell was held.

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December 17, 2016

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Joshua Morrison/News Kindergartners from East Elementary School sing “Must be Santa” during their holiday program, “With All My Heart” on Thursday night at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Campus.

Small voices, big hearts

Kindergartners from East Elementary School sing “Must be Santa” during their holiday program, “With All My Heart” on Thursday night at the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Campus.

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December 16, 2016

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Mount Vernon Middle School Eighth-grade band flute section perform the “Balalaika!” during the Holiday Band Concert at the Middle School commons on Thursday night. They also performed “Der Erlkönig” and a mixture of songs from “Carmen” and classic holiday standards called “I saw Carmen Kissing Santa Claus.” The band was under the direction of Megan Aubihl and Andrew Sundman.

Flury of flutes

Members of the Mount Vernon Middle School Eighth-grade band flute section perform the “Balalaika!” during the Holiday Band Concert at the Middle School commons on Thursday night.

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December 16, 2016

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Joshua Morrison/News Under the direction of Anthony Springer, three cello players, with their decorated instruments, performed a medley of songs from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during the orchestra and symphony performance on Tuesday night at Mount Vernon High School.

No grinches here

Under the direction of Anthony Springer, three cello players, with their decorated instruments, along with the rest of the orchestra performed a medley of songs from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during the Winter Concert on Tuesday night at Mount Vernon High School.

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December 14, 2016

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