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Joshua Morrison/News Linden Scheff, left, and Neil Overly, lift the cover off the Ohio Historical Marker during a ceremony at the Fredericktown High School on Saturday night. Scheff and Overly were one of the first to wear the jacket. The marker honors the creation of the FFA jacket by Dr. J.H. “Gus” Lintner in 1933. The marker will be located outside the high school.

Piece of FFA history unveiled

A blue corduroy jacket designed in 1933 to keep Fredericktown Future Farmers of America delegates warm on a trip to Kansas City has become one of the most iconic images in youth agricultural education today.

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Chuck Martin/News The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood. On behalf of the Red Cross, Mayor Richard Mavis presented the rotating plaque that goes to the winner each year. He said the police will keep the plaque for the first six months, then turn it over to the fire department for the next six. Representing the departments were, from left, Caleb Haught and Nick Cockrell from the fire department, and Nick Holdren from the police department.

A bloody tie

The annual blood drive challenge between the Mount Vernon police and fire departments ended in a tie this year as both departments set a record by donating 18 pints of blood.

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