Joshua Morrison/News Work continues on the demolition of the former Mount Vernon Bridge Company buildings near Walnut Street in Mount Vernon. United Aggregates is handling the knock down work at the former bridge plant at the rear of the Siemen’s property.

Historic bridge co. building torn down

The building that housed the Mount Vernon Bridge Co. in its heyday is coming down. Siemens Energy Systems is demolishing the building as part of a plan to make the property more marketable.

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Presenting two checks are, from left, Mike Flora and Minnie Clifton from the ReStore, Habitat for Humanity President Tonya Gallagher and accepting the checks is Mount Vernon Fire Department’s Chief Chad Christopher. The money was raised from the winnings of the Knox County Landmarks Foundation’s Tree Decorating contest during the Mount Vernon Christmas Walk and 10 percent of purchases of sales at the ReStore. A total of $1,416.20 was donated.

Raising money for toys

Members of the Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore on Wooster Road in Mount Vernon raised money for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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Bed tax allocation delayed

One tax allocation measure on City Council’s agenda did not gain final approval, not because anyone opposed it, but because there weren’t enough members who could vote in order to suspend the rules and pass it as an emergency.

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Submitted graphic The map illustrates the 10-plus acres that make up the Knox County Natural Resources Area adjacent to the Knox County Fairgrounds. Plans are in the works to create a year-round facility promoting nature and outdoor activities.

Ideas developed for resource area

Plans are progressing to develop the Knox County Natural Resources Area at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The 10.486-acre plot was donated by Mark Ramser and was originally part of the Mount Vernon Academy property.

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Kenyon to host Holiday Hoops Clinic

Kenyon College will host the Kenyon Holiday Hoops Clinic, presented by men’s basketball coach Dan Priest, for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 on Friday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenyon Athletic Center.

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Frances Irean ‘Sis’ McCumber

Frances Irean “Sis” McClanahan Street McCumber, 84, of Delaware, went to be with our Lord and Savior, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, 2017, at the Arbors of Delaware, after a six-year courageous battle with brain cancer.

comments | Obituary | December 12, 2017, 4:10 pm |