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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Daylight Saving Time is set to end at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 1.

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City approves first live-work project for downtown

The Mount Vernon City Council chose to conduct a second vote which resulted in the approval of the city’s first live/work project in the downtown historic district.

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Ribbon cuttings - Woods photography

Ashley Woods Photography celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 8.Ashley Woods Photography celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 8.

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Trick-or-Treat at Sports Complex Saturday

The 30th annual Community Trick-or-Treat event will be at the Franklin County Sports Complex from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31.

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Ribbon cutting - Animal Protection League

The Animal Protection League’s mobile veterinarian clinic ribbon cuttingThe Animal Protection League’s mobile veterinarian clinic celebrated joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 6.

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Gekiere named as a 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager

Roger GekiereRoger Gekiere has been selected as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2020. He has received this award for seven years.

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Alamo museum Halloween Party set

The 15th annual Halloween Party at the Alamo Mission Museum has been set for Saturday, October 31. The party will include games, a costume contest for kids, adults, and dogs, and hot dogs.

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Live/work zoning adopted, first application fails

The Mount Vernon City Council adopted the live/work zoning overlay for the historic downtown business district, but failed to approve the first application for such use at its Tuesday, October 13 meeting.

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Adopt a Pet

Katelyn Green, founder of New Favorite Day Dog Rescue, brought a black lab and information about her rescue operation to the Coldwell Banker Realtors Adopt a Pet eventKatelyn Green, founder of New Favorite Day Dog Rescue, brought a black lab and information about her rescue operation to the Coldwell Banker Realtors Adopt a Pet event on Saturday, October 10. Several pets were adopted during the event.