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Collvins’ Heirloom receives international recognition

The Collvins’ Heirloom project sparkles under the lights at the Detroit AutoRama in February. It was a labor of love and a family affair with three generations working on the project that brought international recognition to Collvins Collision of Mount Vernon.

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A much needed face lift

 Keith Wittebort of Castletop Roofing and Construction watches as a worker strips old paint from the ironwork on the structure.The gazebo in the middle of the downtown Mount Vernon square is receiving a much needed face lift. Keith Wittebort of Castletop Roofing and Construction watches as a worker strips old paint from the ironwork on the structure.

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Fire victims need assistance

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire at the East Main Street Demetria Hendrix and her six year old daughter are looking for assistance after a fire destroyed all their belongings. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. on Monday, February 27.

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Battered women’s shelter needs a helping hand

A group of volunteers is working to establish a battered women’s shelter in Mount Vernon, and they need a helping hand.The Madeline House is being organized by A. Yvee Arnold, and the group needs $1,500 to get started, and then will be seeking donations as their ministry grows.

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Market season opens Saturday

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will begin its 2017 season this Saturday, March 4 around the downtown plaza, which will continue each Saturday through October - rain or shine.

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Chamber of Commerce catches the spirit at banquet

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Award winnersThe Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invited the community to “Catch the Spirit” at their banquet attended by more than 200 people, on Saturday, February 25 at the First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center.

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Incentives okayed for two businesses

Business incentives totalling $61,600 were approved by the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors for two businesses after prescribed public hearings on the proposals last week.

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AutoRama awards

Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.Robby and Stefanie Collvins show off the Alexander Brothers Award they won from the Detroit AutoRama last weekend.

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Twelve file for school board seats

It’s time to dust off your voter registration card and gather your Big Chief tablet and No. 2 pencil to prepare for the upcoming local elections.

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