Joshua Morrison/News DeCosky GM, 510 Harcourt Road, announced Tuesday it will be changing owners and management when John DeCosky retires. The new owners will be announced next week.

DeCosky GM to change hands

A Mount Vernon institution will change over to new management Dec. 10, when John DeCosky officially enters retirement. The new owners will not be released until Dec. 10, according to son and sales manager, Michael DeCosky.

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Knox Soil & Water asks for increase

The Knox Soil & Water Conservation District is receiving a state match this year of 61 cents for every dollar of Knox County appropriations, which is about “as low as we’ve been [in state contribution] in a long time,” Knox County commissioners heard Tuesday.

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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Herbie Mayer launches his ball down the lane at Colonial City Lanes Monday in Mount Vernon. Mayer paced the Jackets with a combined score of 429.

Jacket bowlers downed by Minutemen

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets bowling team’s varsity ranks ran in to a tough opponent in a home match against Lexington Monday, while the JV boys picked up an 18-pin win.

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Resident brings request for help

Danville resident Shirley Teeter of East Main Street brought before council pictures and a request that the village reimburse her for water damage done to her home while she was in Florida.

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Etta Jean Wolford

Etta Jean Wolford, 91, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family.

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Arnold E. Hamilton

Arnold E. Hamilton, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away Dec. 1, 2018, at his residence. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Woburn, Massachusetts, to Raymond and Louise (Childs) Hamilton.

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Village ends the year strong

Centerburg’s village council finished off the year strong by approving five ordinances and one resolution at its meeting Monday evening.

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of Interchurch Social Services, Salvation Army, Psi Iota Xi and Delta Kappa Gamma stand in front of nine pallets of food collected from Mount Vernon area schools. From left, Austin Swallow, Joy Harris, Lt. Megan Ashcraft, Amber Brady, Lisa Mazzari, Linda Owens, Cindi Doolittle and Sandra Fithian. The grand total of the collection will be announced during the Saturday event for Food for the Hungry.

Elementary schools give back with Food for the Hungry

Fueling both a competitive drive among some of the county’s young students, and a strong desire to give back to those less fortunate, the 20th annual Food for the Hungry school food drive has officially wrapped up this season after a week of collection.

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