April 2015

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Fredericktown FFA takes 5th in District Ag Power Diagnostics Contest

Fredericktown FFA competed in the District Agriculture Power Diagnostics contest, formally called Tractor Trouble Shooting. The team took 5th place at the  district competition that was held at  Franklin Equipment in Columbus. This Career Development Event is an extension of the Ag Ed classroom and…


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Science Play Initiative Open House, May 1

SPI Open House at First Friday – Friday, May 1st, 6-9m.  No admission charge inside (at 227 S. Main St. Mount Vernon, OH) and water play, bubbles, Imagination Playground, and chalk will be outside weather permitting – spitspot.org.  Enjoy the Mount Vernon First Friday celebration with live music, food vendors,…


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Wildflower Hike & Dance Performance – May 2

Take a 1.5 mile hike on the Fern Trail to enjoy spring woodland wildflowers, as they take advantage of the spring sun before tree leaves emerge.  Catch Mayapple, trillium, dogwood, and unfurling ferns.  The program takes place this Saturday, May 2 beginning at 1:00pm. At 2pm,…


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Enjoy weekend of free fishing

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 2 and 3, you can experience it for free. All Ohio residents are invited to take part in Ohio’s annual free fishing weekend, without purchasing a fishing license, according to the Ohio Department…


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Prescription Drug Drop-off collects over 95 pounds of pills

MOUNT VERNON – Saturday’s Prescription Drug Drop-off event at four locations in Knox County was a success.  Over 95 pounds of unused, unwanted or expired pills were collected.Knox County Sheriff’s Captain Jay Sheffer reports the following collection totals: Centerburg – 9.28 lbs. Fredericktown – 3.02…


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Fredericktown FFA brings home State Banner

Recently, the Fredericktown FFA participated in the State Environmental and Natural Resources Competition at Darby Creek Metro Park in Galloway, Ohio. The only teams that can compete in this competition are the top 5 teams in Rural and Urban Soils, Forestry, Wildlife Management, and Nature …





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School Fine Arts Exhibition Held

Fredericktown students recently displayed their talents at the School Fine Arts Exhibition in the Fredericktown Elementary Commons. Grades pre-K through grade 12 participated in the show which showcased clay projects, drawings and live musical performances. Shown below are some of the projects exhibited. Photos by…