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Clinic offers low-cost pet care

The Knox County Humane Society announced the opening of a low-cost vaccination and wellness clinic during an open meeting Thursday night that included several local veterinarians.

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MOUNT VERNON — Art Baker and Patrick Valentino were recognized by the Board of Commissioners for their volunteer work with the Knox County Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday. Both received Distinguished Service Awards from EMA and resolutions passed by the board to honor their “unselfish commitment and dedicated service to the citizens of Knox County and the Knox County Emergency Management Agency.” Volunteers like Baker and Valentino sacrifice their time so that agencies like the EMA aren’t overwhelmed or understaffed while responding and preparing for emergency situations. “Through coordination, planning, exercises, and proper training, the local emergency manager can enhance the day to day emergency capabilities within the county to be prepared for any disaster,” the EMA site says.

Volunteers feted for work with EMA

Art Baker and Patrick Valentino were recognized by the Board of Commissioners for their volunteer work with the Knox County Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday.

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Haygood brings his books to life

Author and journalist Wil Haygood, with the charisma of a masterful storyteller, told the audience at Kenyon’s Brandi Hall on Monday the narratives behind the narratives of his book, “The Butler: A Witness to History,” and his biography about Thurgood Marshall called, “Showdown.”

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Bicycles help promote goods at Hometown Market

Walking into the Hometown Market store in Centerburg, nothing seems out of place to the customer meandering down the aisles and preoccupied with their grocery list. However, when they look up, there, perhaps, is a puzzled look on their face.

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Gibbs Watch group keeps eye on legislator

On Saturdays from 12-12:30 p.m, the Public Square looks a little more colorful than usual with protesters wielding handmade signs accompanied by chorus of concerned voices and faces to pique the interest of passers-by.

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Virgil Shipley/News This shotgun was in the mystery gun case in the live auction at the Knox County Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday night at Apple Valley’s Floral Valley Community Center. Michael Webber, left, had the winning bid of $2,200 for the Mossberg 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun without knowing what was in the gun case. At right is Chris Fletcher, treasurer and banquet chairman of Pheasants Forever.

Pheasants Forever banquet draws big turnout

On Saturday, hunting, outdoor, and nature conservation enthusiasts came together for the annual Knox County Pheasants Forever banquet to test their luck on raffle games, raise the stakes by bidding in silent and live auctions, and have a good time knowing that all the funds from the auction will be staying in Knox County for Pheasants Forever activities and events.

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Joshua Morrison/News From left, New Directions board members, Margaret Clor, Cynthia Cunningham (vice president), Dotti Riggs, board member and executive director, Matt Helman cut the two ribbons, the purple, used for awareness of violence and abuse prevention, and teal, signifying sexual assault, during their open house on Friday afternoon at their office on Gambier Street.

New Directions building officially opens

The ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at noon Friday on 110 E. Gambier St. officially opened the doors to the new location of the New Directions administrative building to the community.

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