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Fred Main/News Kiwanian Andrew Clarkson, center, flips over a load of chicken breasts Saturday as part of the Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue at the Kroger parking lot. Getting ready to take the chicken to be boxed up are Rob Broeren, left, and Bill Seder, right. The Kiwanis Club cooked and sold approximately 1,400 chicken dinners as part of the club’s yearly fundraiser.

Annual grillin’

Kiwanian Andrew Clarkson, center, flips over a load of chicken breasts Saturday as part of the Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue at the Kroger parking lot.

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Fred Main/News Sam Cole, 14, of Mount Vernon, works with his horse, Willie, to move this large ball through the barrels in a figure-8 formation during a Cowboys and Cowgirls fun event Saturday at the Knox County Horse Park. Twelve riders from around the county and beyond participated in the event, which included the Figure 8 race, as well as Egg and Spoon and a Can Race.

Horsin’ around

Sam Cole, 14, of Mount Vernon, works with his horse, Willie, to move this large ball through the barrels in a figure-8 formation during a Cowboys and Cowgirls fun event Saturday at the Knox County Horse Park.

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Fred Main/News The Mount Vernon Fire Department promoted two firefighter/EMTs and two new firefighter/EMTs took the oath from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis during a ceremony Tuesday at Council Chambers in City Hall. From left are, Kyle Campbell, new firefighter/EMT; Joshua Lester, promoted to lieutenant; Trevor Williams, promoted to captain; and Nicholas Light, new firefighter/EMT.

New firefighters, promotions

The Mount Vernon Fire Department promoted two firefighter/EMTs and two new firefighter/EMTs took the oath from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis during a ceremony Tuesday at Council Chambers in City Hall.

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Athletes geared up for state

More than 50 Knox County athletes will get the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend — participating in a state competition.

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Fred Main/News Jeff Butcher, right, tells a story about Mike Crouch as Mike’s family looks on during a celebration of life memorial for him Saturday at Hiawatha Golf Course. The event was part of the first annual Mike Crouch Memorial Golf Tournament, which honored the longtime golfer and co-owner of Hiawatha Golf Course, who passed away last fall. Watching the speech is, from left, Mike’s daughter, Rachel, wife, Ellen, and son, David.

Crouch remembered with golf, fellowship

One hundred forty-four golfers and many other family and friends celebrated the life of Mike Crouch the best way they knew how — with food, fellowship, a few jokes and, of course, golf.

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Fred Main/News From advertising and circulation to editorial and press room operations, visitors from New Hope Industries learned about the many departments that make up the Mount Vernon News while they toured the downtown facility Wednesday. Guiding the tour is News Advertising Managing Corby Wise, at right.

Educational tour

From advertising and circulation to editorial and press room operations, visitors from New Hope Industries learned about the many departments that make up the Mount Vernon News while they toured the downtown facility Wednesday.

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Fred Main/News Bailey Thayer throws the shot put under the watchful eye of her father, Jim, during the Mount Vernon Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Mount Vernon High School. Track stars, from the past, present and future, participated in the fundraiser for the Mount Vernon High School track program.

Giving it all

Bailey Thayer throws the shot put under the watchful eye of her father, Jim, during the Mount Vernon Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Mount Vernon High School.

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