Archive for May, 2011
CENTERBURG — "The stories of heroism and sacrifice resonate," Bob Klostermeier told the crowd assembled at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
MOUNT VERNON — A large crowd enjoyed a beautiful day while remembering those who fought to grant Americans freedom and liberty during Memorial Day ceremonies in Mount Vernon on Monday.
FREDERICKTOWN — "Memorial Day is not just a day off work or a day for picnics," said George Curry, Vietnam veteran and keynote speaker at Fredericktown's Memorial Day observances.
SPARTA — As communities all over the country gathered on Monday to commemorate American veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we all might enjoy American's freedoms, Patricia Davies, director of operations at Morrow County Development Office, said we should not forget the families left behind.
DANVILLE — Danville-area veterans heard words of thanks for their dedication and their sacrifices at Memorial Day ceremonies Monday morning at Danville Memorial Park.
MOUNT VERNON — As news of Jim Tressel's resignation from Ohio State spread, so did reaction around Knox County.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel has resigned as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations.
The university announced the resignation Monday. Tressel says in a statement that he met with university officials and agreed that it is in Ohio State’s best interest that he resign.
The school says Luke Fickell, an assistant head coach under Tressel, will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 season.
University President E. Gordon Gee says the university’s “public purposes” and “tradition of excellence” are guiding its actions.
BRANDON — No sooner did the last echo of the 21-gun salute fade into the still, humid air, then its sound was replaced by the solemn refrain of Taps from a lone bugler. Young and old stood in silent reverence as the Brandon community reflected and remembered.
DANVILLE — "Your life on the outside is entirely up to you," Billie Jo Addair told the 2001 graduates of Danville High School on Saturday evening.
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Academy Class of 2011 left their commencement ceremony determined to live up to their class motto: "We are not defined by our trials, but how we face them."
MOUNT VERNON — From a great tragedy, often springs great hope. Helping others who are going through a trying time is the goal for the committee members of the Healing Hearts Memorial Fund. They know about tragedy first-hand.
MOUNT VERNON — By late spring, 1861, war had officially broken out between North and South, but not much happened in the month and a half after Confederate forces in Charleston, S.C., fired on the federal garrison at Fort Sumter in April.
MOUNT VERNON — One project is nearly finished, two are ready to begin and two more are being considered for the future by Mount Vernon city officials.
MOUNT VERNON — Latin is alive and well at Mount Vernon High School.
Lawrence and Judy Page of Granville Road visit the graves of her parents, Bob and Elsie Stull, in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. They planted flowers that will bloom all summer next to an American flag.
With the opening of the Hiawatha Water Park/Pool set for June 6, lifeguards have started training exercises.
LANCASTER — It was a good day to be a Freddie, or a Trojan.