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Callan Pugh/News Fletcher Shipley, blue vest, looks toward his mother and leaves his father, Jamison Shipley, left, in the dust as he starts his first-place crawl in the 0-6 month division of the Fredericktown Tomato Show baby crawl competition Friday. Behind Fletcher, Kayla Geiger works with her nephew, Bane Bishop, who eventually crawled to a second-place finish in the heat.

Baby magic

There is nothing like a baby’s first steps, but crawling was the name of the game at the Fredericktown Tomato Show Baby Crawl competition Friday evening in front of the main stage.

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Joshua Morrison/News Riley Rine performs as Cher singing “Turn Back Time” during the 2018 Lip Sync Contest during the Fredericktown Tomato Show.

In the groove

The First-Knox main stage bleachers at the Fredericktown Tomato Show were packed with all ages Thursday evening in anticipation for another year of lip sync.

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Local amateur photographers shoot their shot

Judges came together Tuesday evening to weed out the best photos taken by Fredericktown citizens in the annual Tomato Show amateur photography contest sponsored by the Mount Vernon News.

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Del-Co Water demystified

With the Oct. 1 switch to Del-Co Water looming ever closer, residents of the Village of Centerburg still have plenty of time to make sure they are signed up.

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News photo Federal law prohibits the placement of newspapers or other non-postal items in a mailbox so many residents will use a News tube for the paper. Another option is a mailbox with a paper slot underneath.

Laws prohibit mailbox delivery of newspaper

While many print subscribers have asked that their carriers place the Mount Vernon News print edition directly in their mailboxes, carriers are unlikely to start that practice anytime soon because of laws dictating letter box usage.

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Joshua Morrison/News Kevin Remillard, 49, speaks in the Knox County Common Pleas courtroom before he was sentenced on Friday morning. Remillard expressed remorse and apologized to his family members for killing Nick in the home they shared in Gambier in 2017.

21 to life for Remillard murder

Kevin Remillard will serve at least 21 years in prison after Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel sentenced him Friday on two counts — one count of first-degree murder with an unclassified firearm specification; and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; to be served consecutively.

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Callan Pugh/News Sue Payne was among 10 senior citizens recognized Thursday as Outstanding Senior Citizen in their home county. Pictured are, from left, county commissioners Roger Reed and Thom Collier; Payne; and commissioner Teresa Bemiller. The commissioners also presented Payne with a resolution recognizing her as senior of the year in Knox County during the ceremony.

Payne Outstanding Senior Citizen

Mount Vernon native Sue Payne was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Knox County at the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging yearly awards Thursday.

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Joshua Morrison/News A prayer group that meets at the Knox County Common Pleas Court Friday afternoons prays with, and for, Mount Vernon Police Sgt. Andy Burns. The officer discussed the creation of a chaplaincy program and how it benefits officers and the public.

Courthouse prayer group ‘discontinued’

Knox County Common Pleas Court has “discontinued” a weekly prayer group that convened Fridays from 4-5 p.m. in the Common Pleas Courtroom in response to a July 25 letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent to Judge Richard Wetzel.

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