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Minter named Commended Student

Benjamin MinterBenjamin Minter, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, has been named as a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Humphrey Dairy takes top honors at Franklin County Hay Show

At left, Jouwert Talsma presents awards to hay show winners Kyle Humphrey, Hendrik Talsma, Arne Van Dieden, and Erwin Lageschaar.The Humphrey Dairy earned first place for their sample in the 2020 Mount Vernon Saltillo Young Farmer Hay Show on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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4-H sets project meeting, collects hurricane relief

The Franklin County 4-H Club will have a project meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, September 28 at the Franklin County Airport.

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Fishing team at Lake Fork

Pictured left to right are Connor Richards, Tallon Ramsay, Raif Ramsay, and Jack Skelton.The Mount Vernon fishing team competed in its first tournament of the year at Lake Fork Saturday, October 3. Of 94 teams, three local teams placed in the top half.

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Johnson to be inducted into school’s League of Honor

Ray Loyd Johnson was interviewed by filmmaker Michael MeredithRay Loyd Johnson was interviewed by filmmaker Michael Meredith, son of football legend Don Meredith in 2018. Segments of the interview were set to used for a project about his father’s career with the Cowboys.

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Saltillo Community Homecoming canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saltillo Community Homecoming committee made the decision to cancel the annual Community Homecoming.

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Bad weather day

Amber Alford, Ashtyn Redar, Lauren Skeen, Hadley Smith, and Jaylen AlvarezAmber Alford, Ashtyn Redar, Lauren Skeen, Hadley Smith, and Jaylen Alvarez, all students at Mount Vernon Middle School, made the most of their “bad weather day” off from school on Thursday, September 17.

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Redar makes college football team

Xander RedarXander Redar, a freshman at the University of Tulsa, is a first year, walk-on member of the school’s Golden Hurricanes football team for the 2020 season.

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Class reunion for 1954, 1955 canceled

The Mount Vernon High School classes of 1954 and 1955 will not meet in October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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