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Exceptional year for pool

Hiawatha Water Park had a banner year for attendance, drawing 65,890 people through the gate in an 88-day season, Mayor Richard Mavis reported at his news briefing Friday.

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Major pantries feed families

Sarah Poole/News Amber Brady, food program coordinator, left, and Lt. Brandon Gonzalez-Cottrell of the Mount Vernon Salvation Army pose in the organization’s food pantry. The current food-pantry program will undergo changes in 2017, as new “staple food boxes” become implemented.

Throughout Knox County, organizations, such as the Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army of Mount Vernon, are hard at work, striving to feed locals in need through the use of food pantries.

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Advisers to 911 in the dark

The Knox County Board of Commissioner’s decision to hire a county administrator, who will also oversee the county’s 911 system, was done so without involving the 911 Advisory Board during the discussions or even informing them after the decision was made.

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September 14, 2016