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Fredericktown UMC celebrates 200 years

The Fredericktown United Methodist Church, located at 123 Columbus Road, will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in September with activities during the Tomato Show, a Sunday dinner, and fundraising for its $2.4 million building project.

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Tree ordinance sparks discussion

As it was a hot topic for July’s monthly Village of Gambier council meeting, Monday night’s meeting was predominantly made up of discussions — both from villagers and council members — about the proposed new tree ordinance for the village.

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Chelsea Olms/News From left, Kristen Witham with six-week-old Emma, Heather Faulkner with five-year-old Logan, and Marie Snipes with 10-week-old Ian attended Friday’s worldwide “The Big Latch On” event at the Knox County Resource Center for Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

Area women ‘latch on’ to support breastfeeding

The Knox County Breastfeeding Network participated in “The Big Latch On” event on Friday in support of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, welcoming breastfeeding mothers to participate in the event at the Education Resource Center.

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Joshua Morrison/News Ohio is home to close to 500 species of bee.

Certification programs available for naturalists

The Knox County chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program offers those interested in learning more about Ohio’s natural resources a chance to take courses through The Ohio State University and expand their knowledge.

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Aircraft fire burns runway

The plane fire Saturday at the Knox County Airport left no one injured; however, the heat of the fire did damage to the airport’s runway.

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An apple a day

The topic of Tuesday’s monthly Farmer’s Breakfast was all about apple genetics and hybridization, with a presentation by Mitch Lynd from Lynd’s Fruit Farm.

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Chelsea Olms/News The Country Club Rehabilitation Campus hosted the Llamas R Us 4-H group, with McFarland’s Farm, for “A Day at the Fair” where residents and their families enjoyed the company of the 4-H’ers and their animals, as well as food and drinks, and shaved ice.

Fair animals make a trip in to the city

The Llamas R Us 4-H Group, with animals from McFarland’s Farm, visited the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus on Wednesday for an afternoon of fun for both residents and visitors with “A Day at the Fair.”

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Joshua Morrison/News A mural touching on Mount Vernon’s industrial heritage is being created on the McDaniel CPA building, on the corner of Mulberry Street and Ohio Avenue. Mount Vernon Nazarene University professor John Donnelly, seen here, is painting the area honoring the Cooper-Bessemer Corp. on June 26. Other areas honor Ariel Corp., PPG and more.

Industrial history comes alive on mural

A new mural, located on the west side of the McDaniel CPA office building on the corner of South Mulberry and West Ohio Avenue, in downtown Mount Vernon is part of an initiative through the Knox County Landmarks Foundation.

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