John David Graves

John David Graves, deceased Nov. 28, 2016, due to Agent Orange induced lung cancer, will be interred Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., at the National Veterans Cemetery near Bushnell, Fla., during a military memorial service.

comments | Obituary | February 18, 2017, 4:04 pm |

 

 


Mary E. Sapp

Mary E. Sapp, 76, of Howard, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2017, at Knox Community Hospital.

comments | Obituary | February 18, 2017, 4:00 pm |

 

 


Virgil Shipley/News Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. Col. Rhoades is Commander of the unit. The 73rd is the first unit to receive the UH-60M (Mike) Black Hawk helicopters, because they have been named the top unit in the country. They will be assigned 20 of the helicopters. The new helicopter was introduced to military members and the public Friday afternoon.

New helicopters

Mount Vernon’s Col. Stephen Rhoades stands in front of a new Sikorsky utility helicopter that has been assigned to Ohio’s 73rd Troop Command at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base.

comments | Photo | February 18, 2017, 3:00 pm |

 

 


Virgil Shipley/News Wiggin Street Elementary students enjoyed Global School Play Day on Feb. 1. From left are, Shelby Row and Alivia Zimmerman; and in the back are, Preston Lang and Ezra Zar.

Pupils profit from Play Day

Students today face more and more state educational standards, more and more high stakes tests, and more and more pressure to be academically successful, but when do they actually get to be “just kids?”

comments | News | February 18, 2017, 12:00 pm |

 

 


Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Dustin Hess (11) leaps over a pair of Mansfield Madison defenders while taking a shot during the fourth quarter of Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game. The Yellow Jackets won, 62-54, in double overtime.

Jackets bump off Rams in double OT

The scoreboard read that the score was tied. But, by the way the Mount Vernon bench and the student section were reacting, you’d think the Yellow Jackets had already won.

comments | Sports | February 18, 2017, 5:00 am |

 

 


Knox New Hope Industries to receive grant

New Hope has been awarded $500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year.

comments | News | February 17, 2017, 6:45 pm |

 

 


Pam Schehl/News Max Wells and Lilly Colopy, pupils in the afternoon preschool class at Danville, have fun learning about the effect of gravity on marbles placed in a “race track.”

Students learning to love learning

“We play and we work and we learn.” That is the motto in the Knox County Educational Service Center’s preschool classes at Danville, and the News recently visited one class to see the pupils in action.

comments | News | February 17, 2017, 6:30 pm |