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Photo courtesy of Panther Kenpo Karate In this file photo, Steve Hatfield, left, poses with his nephew Joel Hatfield after Joel receives his black belt. Steve Hatfield’s Panther Kenpo Karate School shuttered its doors when the stay-at-home order went into effect on March 23. Hatfield decided to not reopen the school, opting to retire instead.

Hatfield made a difference for karate students

They call him ‘Mr. Hatfield.’ The respect is genuine and flows freely as they speak of him. For current and former students of Steve Hatfield at Panther Kenpo Karate School in Mount Vernon, the news that the school closed has been met with sadness.

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Fred Main/News Utica’s Emily Londot (20) powers a spike through three Granville defenders during their Division II District semifinal volleyball match Wednesday at Licking Heights. Londot led the Redskins to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-9 victory over the Blue Aces.

Londot named to U.S. junior national team

Ohio State University student Emily Londot, who recently graduated from Utica High School, has been named to the 2020 U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team (U20) by U.S.A. Volleyball.

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Geoff Cowles/News Drew Elliott of Centerburg heats up his tires as he prepares to race at Pacemakers Dragway Park on Saturday.

Elliott begins return to normal at Pacemakers

For many families that have been left virtually shut-in due to the COVID-19 restrictions, any opportunity to get out of the house is a welcome relief. For racers in and around Knox County, a sunny Saturday afternoon at Pacemakers Dragway Park is a big step back to a normal life.

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Photo courtesy of Dave Parsons Dave Parsons, pictured in this selfie holding a pizza, attempted a 24-hour, 100-mile ultra-marathon to raise money to deliver pizzas to front-line healthcare workers at Knox Community Hospital, which he delivered personally Tuesday night. Parsons, a former sports information director at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, delivered pizza sponsored by his current employer, Donatos, for which he serves in public relations.

Parsons runs for front-line healthcare workers

For Mount Vernon resident and former Mount Vernon Nazarene University sports information director Dave Parsons it may look like it’s all about serving pizza. It’s a fact it’s always been about serving the community.

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