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Time and change

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and Santa brought that new rod or reel you’ve had your eye on.

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Pictures paint interesting story on truck traffic

A PowerPoint presentation by City Council member Matt Starr shed some interesting light on the problems of truck traffic moving through Mount Vernon. Starr took the pictures from the cab of a truck traveling on state routes through town.

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Holiday season

I was in a store the other day looking at spinning reels and considering whether it’s time to replace one of my older spinning reels.

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Joshua Morrison/News The former Mount Vernon Middle School on Mulberry Street has seen better days. Ivy grows over the sign, as the light on the pole leans. The school is facing intense scrutiny by the city of Mount Vernon.

Mayor: No progress on old MVMS

In October 2017, the owners of the old Mount Vernon Middle School gave a city a timeline for the redevelopment of the property. Phase one was to have been completed by June 30 of this year.

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Trustees elect new leaders

Bob Evans, a trustee for Clay Township, will be the new president of the Knox County Trustees and Clerks Association, taking the place of Brian Durbin of Brown Township, who is stepping down with the end of his term.

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Armistice signed, ending World War I

The headline in the Daily Banner Nov. 11, 1918, screamed: “ARMISTICE SIGNED” and beneath it in smaller type: “Fighting ceases at 6 o‘clock Washington Time, 11 Paris time.”

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Footers poured for pillars at City Hall

The old side pillars at City Hall have been removed and the footers were poured Thursday for the new pillars, reported Jason Epley, assistant to the city engineer, at the mayor’s weekly press briefing Friday.

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