High schools shuffle schedules

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MOUNT VERNON — Many local high schools are moving up their Friday basketball games in anticipation of Ohio State’s Orange Bowl appearance. The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets’ boys and girls games against Delaware Hayes are 1 1/2 hours earlier than originally scheduled. The freshmen begin their games at 3 p.m., followed by junior varsity at… Read more »

Offices to close for New Years holiday

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon News will be closed Wednesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday so that employees may enjoy the New Year’s holiday. The deadline for obituaries for Wednesday’s paper is Tuesday at 3 p.m. The following offices will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day: •Knox County Department of… Read more »

Crouch tied for 3rd at Phoenix Invitational

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PHOENIX — Mount Vernon native Tim Crouch is currently tied for third place at the 2013 Patriot All-America Golf Tournament, which is being held at The Wigwam Gold course in Phoenix, Ariz., from Dec. 27 through today. The invitational-only tournament features some of the top golfers in the collegiate ranks. Crouch, a senior at Florida… Read more »

Weather: Rain today!

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With a high of 42F and a low of 21F. Sunrise: December 29, 2013 at 07:50AM Sunset: December 29, 2013 at 05:11PM Get more information here

Weather: Sunny today!

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With a high of 48F and a low of 35F. Sunrise: December 28, 2013 at 07:52AM Sunset: December 28, 2013 at 05:11PM Get more information here

What was your most memorable or favorite event of 2013?

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Photos: 2013 A look back at 2013 in Knox County “It was our first time with the kids in 4-H and camping at the Morrow County Fair.” Kristen Eblin, Centerburg. “My graduation in the adult education program at Knox County Career Center.” Erik Lampl, Mount Vernon. “Watching football games, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes.” Robert… Read more »

Fredericktown FFA takes 4th at districts

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Submitted photo Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the District Seven Parliamentary Procedure Competition. The team took fourth place out of 22 schools in the district and received a gold rating. The team nearly missed state qualifications, being only 53 points behind the first-place team. Team members include, from left, Justin Goeppinger, Molly Shoewalter, Milan… Read more »

Logan turning heads at college level

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By BILL DAVISNews Sports Editor Fredericktown High School Class of 2013 graduate Ryan Logan, now a freshman at Stonehill College, has been named Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week three times.(Photo courtesy Stonehill College) EASTON, Mass. — Anyone who has been there knows that college is completely different than high school. But that doesn’t mean… Read more »

Dubusky to assume ownership at Hillside Vet Clinic

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MOUNT VERNON — On Jan. 2, 2014, David M. Dubusky, DVM, will become the new owner of Hillside Veterinary Clinic, 1475 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon. Dubusky, associate veterinarian at the clinic for nine years, is assuming ownership from Geoff Gregg, DVM, who has owned and practiced at Hillside for 20 years. The original Hillside Veterinary… Read more »