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Gift shop opening in Danville

Danville will be getting a new shop this weekend, with the grand opening of the Danville Gift Closet, located at 12270 Millersburg Road, Saturday.

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Gambier approves new signs

Last night’s Village of Gambier monthly council meeting was relatively short, with only a few topics on the agenda — most of them not requiring much discussion.

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Joshua Morrison/News Addison Barber, 9, tosses a bean bag at the cornhole area on the Public Square during First Friday festivities in downtown Mount Vernon.

New First Friday starts off summer

The First Friday season officially kicked off Friday night with the theme of “Summer Celebration,” as people filled downtown Mount Vernon despite the threat of rain earlier in the afternoon.

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Chelsea Olms/News Pastor Jason Snyder, left, of the Utica Memorial Church gave Monday’s Memorial Day service at the Legion Hall, honoring those who have served the country. Michael Flaherty, Legion Post 92 Commander; Carlton Riley, Legion Post 92 Chaplain; Nordie Mick, Legion Post 92 Auxiliary Chaplain; and the Legion 92 Auxiliary (back) listen as Snyder speaks to the crowd.

Snyder asks Utica to never forget

After visiting cemeteries around the area to pay tribute to veterans, the American Legion Post 92 gathered at the Utica Wall of Honor along with other attendees for a Memorial Day service followed by a luncheon at the Legion Hall.

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Chelsea Olms/News Nikki Frazier places a flag on the tombstone of her great-great-uncle, Ronald E. Van Houten, in preparation of Memorial Day. Frazier assists the Fredericktown Legion every year with putting flags on veterans’ graves at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown for Memorial Day. This will be the third year she has assisted with the project.

Frazier finds purpose in flags

Nikki Frazier has been assisting the Fredericktown Legion with putting flags on veterans’ graves at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown for three years now, helping to celebrate and recognize around 560 veterans in the cemetery for Memorial Day.

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Gambier flush with progress

The village of Gambier has been kept busy over the last few weeks, with construction projects, an Arbor Day event, and the planning for upcoming summer events occurring within the village.

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Joshua Morrison/News Dick Maxwell has worked at Weekley Chrysler Jeep Dodge for over 50 years. At 71, he said he doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon because he enjoys the atmosphere of Weekley’s.

Maxwell on maximum overdrive

Dick Maxwell, 71-year-old Butler resident, has worked for Weekley Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Butler for just over 50 years, and he doesn’t have plans of retiring any time soon.

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Peppys adding location in Mount Vernon

Peppys Pizza and Subs is coming to Mount Vernon, with the purchase of Dominic’s Drive Thru, located at 908 S. Main St. Peppy’s announced the acquisition Tuesday on its Facebook page.

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Joshua Morrison/News Nate Silver, editor in chief and creator of FiveThirtyEight, gives the commencement address to the graduating class of Kenyon College on Saturday at the Kenyon Athletic Center.

Silver to Kenyon: Continue pivoting

In its 190th Commencement ceremony, Kenyon College celebrated its 404 students receiving degrees Saturday morning, among which there were two from Knox County — Melissa Layton from Centerburg and Catalina Odio from Gambier.

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Chelsea Olms/News Charles Beatty, left, accepts this year’s Sertoman of the Year Award from Bladensburg Sertoma club president, Tex St. Clair at Thursday’s annual Community Awards Dinner at the Bladensburg Church of Christ.

Hill, Beatty recognized

A commitment to serve the community was celebrated Thursday with the presentation of the Bladensburg Sertoma Service to Mankind and Sertoman of the Year Awards at Bladensburg’s annual Community Awards Dinner.

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