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Larry Di Giovanni/News Volunteers, food vendors and an Earth Day event crowd had a successful “Zero Waste” event Saturday at the Brown Family Environmental Center, said Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention Director Randy Canterbury. He is pictured next to a container for recyclable and compostable items during the event.

Canterbury: Zero waste a trend worth making

The director of Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention said he can re-use the success of Saturday’s “zero-waste” Earth Day effort at the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) to plan more zero waste events in Knox County, a potential trend-in-the-making he hopes will catch on with public and private entities alike.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Susie Chrisman has folded The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt into a small square so that a photo image of her son, murder victim Jarrod Chrisman, along with his dates of birth and death, is visible. Susie belongs to a group of close-knitted parents called Parents of Murdered Children. The quilt travels between them throughout the year.

Quilt unites families of homicide victims

Every year for the past nine years, Susie Chrisman of Bladensburg has received a special quilt that keeps the memory of her son, Jarrod Chrisman of Mount Vernon, front and center in the minds of friends and family members — along with nine other young people from other parts of the country who are also displayed on the quilt.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Ohio Bird Sanctuary Executive Director Gail Laux told Saturday’s Earth Day audience that while tiny, at just 6 ounces, Screech owls like Winnie are fearless hunters in the wild and like mice.

Making animal shelters go over big on Earth Day

Wildlife presentations up close and personal, an attempt at a “Zero Waste” event, vendors galore and tables where you could make your own animal shelters — bee hotels, bluebird boxes and bat houses — were just some of the Earth Day offerings Saturday at the Brown Family Environmental Center.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Knox County Administrator Jason Booth, left, discusses the advantages of the Guardian inmate wristband tracking system with Deputy Sheriff William Shaffer during the Knox County Commissioners’ Thursday tour of the jail and its recent high-tech advancements.

Inmate wristbands track movement

High technology already exists at the Knox County Jail with a computer-controlled central command and jail management systems, digital video cameras and a new video visitation system for inmates allowing connections with family via the Internet.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News CES Credit Union President/CEO Sandy Coffing thanks Main Street Mount Vernon for bestowing the Large Business of the Year Award upon a thriving business during Thursday’s MSMV 2019 awards dinner held at the Knox County Memorial Building.

Businesses feted for Main Street impact

Business owners and operators lauded the accomplishments of their peers who have made major contributions in revitalizing the downtown during Thursday evening’s Main Street Mount Vernon 2019 Annual Awards Dinner.

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Durbin honored as top 911 dispatcher

The Knox County Commissioners passed resolutions proclaiming this week to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, while recognizing Donna Durbin as Knox County 911 Center’s Dispatcher of the Year for 2018.

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