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Holiday on Ice Rink opens Friday, partners sought to help with ice rink

The Mount Vernon Holiday on Ice Skating Rink sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will open Friday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. The rink has been set up on the parking

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Second Saturday event this weekend

The Haystack, a student choir from Hopkins County,  will be singing at the November Second Saturday event.The Second Saturday in November will be celebrated around the plaza in downtown Mount Vernon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Duke Swallow will be singing in the gazebo until 1 p.m.

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Johnson joins health center as nurse practitioner

Jamie JohnsonJamie Johnson is now officially a Family Nurse Practitioner with the Franklin County Family Health Center. She has been working as an intern at the Center since February 2015,

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Rotary Scholarship Gala Saturday

A celebration of service by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and show of community commitment to its youth will be Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m. The fund raising gala will be at the Rose Mary Jennings Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

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Rountree home has historic facade with modern interior

Bridgett and Joshua Nelson stand in front of their new home.Bridgett and Joshua Nelson stand in front of their new home. It has a historic facade with a modern interior and expanded living area that was envisioned by contractor Felix R. Sanchez for the 1887 Victorian style house,

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Anniversary

J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary.J.D. and Iris Baumgardner cut a cake to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The couple did not have a cake on their wedding day. More than 100 people attended a reception in their honor on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the County Seat.

Dist. Gov. Dewitt to speak at Rotary Scholarship Gala

T. H. “Tom” DeWitt, Governor for Rotary District 5830, shown with his wife AnneT. H. “Tom” DeWitt, Governor for Rotary District 5830, shown with his wife Anne, will be the featured speaker for the Mount Vernon Rotary Club’s Scholarship Gala set for Saturday, November 14.

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Applications open for food baskets

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County began the process of identifying those who need to receive the annual  Christmas For All food baskets in 2015 this week.

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Soggy trick or treat on the square

Alea and Alexis sported rain coats and umbrellas along with their Halloween costumes during Trick or Treat on the SquareAlea and Alexis sported rain coats and umbrellas along with their Halloween costumes during Trick or Treat on the Square on Friday, October 30. More than 760 children and their parents braved

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