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World War II veterans Howard Kidwell, left, and Roger Groseclose, right, appreciate the bulletin board at the Knox County Agricultural Museum which honors them and their Knox County counterparts. With them is museum coordinator Paul Hothem.
World War II veterans Howard Kidwell, left, and Roger Groseclose, right, appreciate the bulletin board at the Knox County Agricultural Museum which honors them and their Knox County counterparts. With them is museum coordinator Paul Hothem. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
July 19, 2012 11:34 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — An important exhibit at the Knox County Agricultural Museum honors the hundreds of Knox County residents who served in the armed forces during World War II. The honor roll, previously located in the museum library, now has a prominent spot just inside the museum’s fairway entrance.

Museum coordinator Paul Hothem said the list of names came from a book owned by Charles and Estalee Strawser. Called “General Marshall’s Victory Report on the Winning of World War II in Europe and the Pacific,” the publication included an area-specific additional section featuring “the contributions of our community toward the winning of the war.”

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The comprehensive list includes those who served in the war and names 124 individuals who were combat casualties and eight people who died from non-combat causes, such as from illness or as a result of an accident.

WWII veteran Roger Groseclose, 91, said he appreciates the display.

“I think it’s nice because they are honoring everybody,” he said. “There aren’t too many of us left any more.”

Howard Kidwell, also a WW II veteran, agreed. “I think it’s real nice,” he said. “It’s important that young people today know about it. I have grandchildren that I know will come in here and see it.”

There is another unique exhibit related to World War II. The museum has a wagon chassis created by Doc Fix-It, who had to scrounge for scrap and recycled metal because of civilian material shortages due to the war. The museum’s piece is thought to be the sole extant example of Doc Fix-It’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •   8:30 A.M. Gates Open

  •  10:00 A.M. AG Museum Opens  

  •  1:00 P.M. Rides Open

  •  3:00 P.M. Open Class Sheep Show OSB Immediately following open class sheep show. Knox County Lamb Cook-Off (tasting to follow judging)

  •  4:00 P.M.  All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  5:00 P.M.  Rides Close

  •  6:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  6:00 P.M.  All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  7:00 P.M.  Rough Truck

  •  7:30 P.M.  Toby May Band

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  •  8:30 A.M.  Gates Open

  •  9:00 A.M.  Draft Horse Halter Classes

  •  9:00 A.M.  Draft Pony Halter Classes

  •  10:00 A.M. AG Museum Opens  

  •  10:00 A.M.  Senior Citizen Day Event

  •  11:00 A.M.  Artistic Flower Show

  •  11:00 A.M. Old Time Threshing at the Fair (Shuttles will provide a ride to destination)

  •  3:00 – 10:00 P.M. Indian Artifact Display

  •  3:00 P.M.  All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  4:00 P.M.  Antique Tractor Parade

  •  5:00 P.M.  Rides Close

  •  6:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  6:00 P.M.  All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  7:00 P.M.  Antique Tractor Pull

  •  7:00 P.M.  (Approx) Figure 8 School Bus & Figure 8 Truck Racing

  •  7:30 P.M.  Autumn Daze

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  •  8:30 A.M.  Gates Open

  •  9:00 A.M.  Heart of Ohio Angus Show

  •  10:00 A.M. AG Museum Opens  

  •  1:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  1:00 P.M.  Open Beef Show

  •  3:00 – 10:00 P.M. Indian Artifact Display

  •  3:00 P.M. All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  5:00 P.M.  Rides Close

  •  5:00 P.M.  All Knox County Youth Choir  

  •  6:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  6:30 P.M. Lawn Mower Racing

  •  8:30 P.M.  Thompson Square

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  •  8:00 A.M.  Release Time for Still Exhibits until 1:00 P.M. 

  •  8:30 A.M.  Gates Open

  •  10:00 A.M. AG Museum Opens  

  •  10:00 A.M.  Youth Games

  •  10:00 A.M.  Open Class Hog Weigh-In

  •  12:00 Noon Youth Bicycle Drawing

  •  1:00 P.M.  Terminal Market Hog Show

  •  1:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  1:00 P.M.  Pedal Tractor Pull

  •  3:00 – 10:00 P.M. Indian Artifact Display

  •  5:00 P.M.  Team Penning

  •  5:00 P.M.  Rides Close

  •  6:00 P.M.  Rides Open

  •  7:00 P.M.  Open to the World & O.S.T.P.A. Truck & Tractor Pull

  •  7:00 P.M. J and E Band

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