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Joshua Morrison/News Leaf pick-up in the city of Mount Vernon began on Monday. Leaves will be picked up through Nov. 30. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves to the curb and not out into the street.

Weather, equipment slows leaf pick up

Leaf collection got off to good start this week, Street Superintendent Tom Hinkle reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing, despite delays due to some rain and cold, plus a broken piece of equipment that put one truck out of operation for part of a day.

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Church gets OK to demo house, plant grass

The Mount Vernon Historic Review Commission voted Thursday to grant the certificate of appropriateness for the International Church of the Four-Square Gospel to raze the 1890s-vintage house on its property on North Main Street and replace it with a grassy area.

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Chuck Martin/News Robert Turner, left, and Ethan Whilock assemble a “Rockr” prior to mounting the device at the new accessible playground at Memorial Park.

Playground taking shape

There’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex lurking at the new inclusive playground, now under construction at Memorial Park. Not a real T. Rex, of course, but a sculpture of the skull, ribcage and tail of every kid’s favorite dinosaur, which they will be able to play on, in and around.

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Joshua Morrison/News A motorcycle escort was provided for the Eyes of Freedom, a traveling memorial dedicated to Lima Company, Sunday. The exhibit will be on display at Veterans Hall in the Knox County Memorial Building, 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon, through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

‘Eyes of Freedom’ arrives in style

You could hear them coming — police and sheriff’s cruisers, and maybe 100 or more motorcycles, all escorting a semi-trailer carrying the “Eyes of Freedom” to the Knox County Memorial Building where it will be on exhibit through Friday.

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