Joshua Morrison/News The Mount Vernon Elks Lodge 140 presented Gratitude Grant checks to Mount Vernon Municipal Court and Arms of an Angel recently. Municipal Court will use the gift to fund the O’Hara Chris-Fit Program that will allow the probation department to partner with local health and fitness centers to explore innovative wellness solutions to enhance traditional addiction recovery. The $250 donated to Arms of an Angel will be used to acquire a K-9 unit for Mount Vernon Police Department. Pictured from left, are Kim Mickley and Fred Torrance, representing Elks; Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher; Dave Priest, chief probation officer; Debbie Link, director of Knox Community Hospital’s Wellness Center; Bob O’Hara, Municipal Court bailiff and father of Chris O’Hara; and Dave Culbertson, representing Arms of an Angel Foundation.

Elks support

The Mount Vernon Elks Lodge 140 presented Gratitude Grant checks to Mount Vernon Municipal Court and Arms of an Angel recently.

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Joshua Morrison/News This weekend is the annual WACO reunion at Wynkoop Airport, 9051 Granville Road. Dan Wilkins, from Portland, Pennsylvania, works on his 1941 WACO UPF-7 biplane Wednesday afternoon. Wilkins, a retired school teacher, learned to fly when he was 16 and this is his third year at the reunion. The fly-in takes place today through Sunday.

Early arrival

This weekend is the annual WACO reunion at Wynkoop Airport, 9051 Granville Road. Dan Wilkins, from Portland, Pennsylvania, works on his 1941 WACO UPF-7 biplane Wednesday afternoon.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Probation Chief Lisa Lyons speaks to the gathered citizens, including Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis during Thursday's town hall.

Drug town halls will continue

The series of town halls this spring on the drug epidemic was a good first step in that they increased public awareness of the problem, but maybe more needs to be done to drive home the cost of the epidemic.

comments | Top Story | June 22, 2017, 11:02 am |

 

 


Knox County awarded federal food, shelter funds

Knox County has been awarded $7,477 in Federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

comments | News | June 21, 2017, 6:30 pm |

 

 


Drones useful tool for farmers

The evolving use of unmanned aerial vehicles, in agriculture was the topic of the monthly Farmer’ Breakfast Tuesday.
Knox County OSU Extension Educator John Barker said everybody calls them drones, of course, but extension educators are told they should use the term “unmanned aerial vehicle” term because “drone” sounds like military hardware.

comments | News | June 21, 2017, 5:15 pm |