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Photo courtesy Danville Local Schools The Danville Class of 2017 poses for one final group photo as the 52 graduates prepare to embark on the rest of their lives. The class turned their tassels and said goodbye during the graduation ceremony Saturday evening.

Danville grads ready for world

The 128th annual commencement exercises of Danville High School took place Saturday at the Danville High School gymnasium as crowds of proud friends and family members watched as 52 seniors received diplomas to signify the end of four years of hard work.

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Chase Strawser/News Step Into Fitness owner, and group instructor, Lorraine Davis holds a decorative sayings board that represents everything Step Into Fitness and Davis both stand for. The gift was presented to her by Michelle Blubaugh.

Stepping into milestone

Step Into Fitness celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house that brought in clients for a night of fitness, healthy smoothies and to recognize owner and group trainer Lorraine Davis for all the work she has put into keeping Step Into Fitness going.

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KCCC honors seniors

The 49th Annual Senior Awards were handed out Tuesday night for the 2017 graduating class of the Knox County Career Center at the R.R. Hodges Chapel at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
The graduates were excited and flaunted their graduation caps and gowns and were happy to have all their outstanding accomplishments recognized, awards received, and scholarships handed out.

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911 considering Smart911 option

Calls to 911 are on the rise in 2017, according to a report presented by 911 Operations Manager Laura Webster to the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.
Webster, along with 911 Director Jason Booth, discussed the numbers as well as the possibility of integrating a program that would provide personal information for dispatchers and first responders.

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Virgil Shipley/News Bags with the Click It or Ticket emblems reminding you to fasten your seat belts were handed out to drivers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg on Monday afternoon. Scouts Andrew Banta, left and Isaac Wilhelm hand a bag to the passenger in this car who was wearing her seat belt.

Centerburg Scouts: Click it

Shoppers at the Hometown Market in Centerburg were reminded by Cub Scout Troop 382, and the Knox County Health Department, that one should always buckle up when they are on the road, even for just a short trip to the supermarket.

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Car Show supports Cub Scout Troop 382

The 2017 Central Ohio Cruise In brought many classic cars to the parking lot of Centerburg High School on Saturday. Car owners in attendance were glad to show off their vehicles and support Boy Scout Troop 382 of Centerburg which hosts the event as a fundraiser for activities they do throughout the year.

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Joshua Morrison/News Larry Grindle offers a wide ranges of attorney services from his office at Zelkowitz, Barry and Cullers.

Attorney not always in court

Larry J. Grindle is a lawyer at the Zelkowitz, Barry and Cullers Ltd. firm on 121 E. High St., who specializes in tax law, assisting the elderly with wills, trusts, tax returns, and estate planning with elder law, probate cases, and he is also in charge of the real estate title company they have at the firm.

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Virgil Shipley/News Concerned community members gathered in the basement of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to discuss community issues that were close to their heart on Wednesday night as part of the nationwide Big Table effort.

Big Table sparks ideas

Concerned community members gathered in the basement of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to discuss community issues that were close to their heart on Wednesday night as part of the nationwide Big Table effort.

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Chase Strawser/News Firefighters from the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Central Ohio Joint Fire District battled these flames on a barn owned by Matt and Andrea Roddy of Mount Liberty late Friday evening. The barn was totally engulfed in just a few minutes and the roof collapsed soon after, according to Andrea Roddy.

Late evening blaze

Firefighters from the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Central Ohio Joint Fire District battled these flames on a barn owned by Matt and Andrea Roddy of Mount Liberty late Friday evening.

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Joshua Morrison/News Vine Street Barbershop owner Colin Pack resorted to placing this sign at the corner of Vine and Mulberry streets to let customers know his shop is open even when the road is closed due to construction at the Woodward Opera House.

Street closings cutting off downtown businesses

When Colin Pack moved his Vine Street Barbershop across the alley from 10 to 12 W. Vine St. earlier this year, one of the reasons was to avoid the street closings that have made downtown Mount Vernon a little harder to navigate and difficult for businesses to attract customers.

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