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Sales tax hearing heated

What had been a dry recitation of the facts and figures surrounding the county’s General Fund budget flared briefly Thursday when local resident Tom Burkhart accused state Republicans with causing the local budget problems and County Commissioner Roger Reed told him to “keep politics out of this.”

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May 26, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News Bags with the Click It or Ticket emblems reminding you to fasten your seat belts were handed out to drivers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg on Monday afternoon. Scouts Andrew Banta, left and Isaac Wilhelm hand a bag to the passenger in this car who was wearing her seat belt.

Centerburg Scouts: Click it

Shoppers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg were reminded by Cub Scout Troop 382, and the Knox County Health Department, that one should always buckle up when they are on the road, even for just a short trip to the supermarket.

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May 23, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News Concerned community members gathered in the basement of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to discuss community issues that were close to their heart on Wednesday night as part of the nationwide Big Table effort.

Big Table sparks ideas

Concerned community members gathered in the basement of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to discuss community issues that were close to their heart on Wednesday night as part of the nationwide Big Table effort.

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May 18, 2017

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Virgil Shipley/News This year’s recipients of the Kiwanis’ John Philip Sousa Awards are, from left, Sarah Wheeler, Jesse Hey, Abigayle Kuhn, Elyse Swihart and Cassidy Gebhardt.

Student musicians honored

The Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon hosted its annual John Philip Sousa Awards Luncheon Monday at the Gallagher Centre, and honored the top student musician in each of the local high schools for superior musicianship and outstanding dedication.

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May 16, 2017

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