Knox Crosswalk Work to Take Place This Week

Long-awaited crosswalk work in the City of Knox may finally get done this week. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that the installer would try to be in Knox this week, but the work depends on the weather. “A 50-degree day at daytime is fine,” he explained, “and then as long as it doesn’t get below freezing or something too many days in a row.”

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Serenity Gardens Mural Project in Knox Could Possibly Start as Soon as This Week

Preliminary Sketch of Serenity Gardens Mural

As long as the weather cooperates and the necessary equipment can be accessed, the mural project at Serenity Gardens in Knox could get started as soon as this week.

Mayor Dennis Estok met with artist Joe Eskridge last Wednesday to go over details related to the project at the corner of Main and Lake Streets. When discussing the strategy of how he plans to tackle the wall mural, Eskridge said he is going to utilize a grid pattern to help break up the work. Continue reading

Knox City Council Members Vote to Move Forward with Street Print Project

Preliminary Design for Street Print Project

Knox officials are currently working to implement some of the projects established in their 2015 comprehensive plan.

When the city council met last Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok reminded the members about some of the projects that were included in the plan. He mentioned that the mural that will be painted on the wall behind Serenity Gardens was a part of it.

That project is currently in the design phase and city council members will now be tackling another project in the comprehensive plan, the street print project. He said, “We’ve talked about the street print to put on the corner of Lake and Main streets.” Estok reminded them, “You’ll have designed crosswalks and the city emblem in the middle of that intersection.” Continue reading

Serenity Gardens Mural Starts to Take Shape, Preliminary Drawing Presented to Knox Officials

Preliminary Sketch of Serenity Gardens Mural

When the Knox City Council members met at the end of May, they received the first glimpse of the proposed mural that will be painted on the wall behind Serenity Gardens downtown.

Initially, three local artists were going to collaborate on a design, however, two of the individuals decided not to pursue the project. Instead, Oregon-Davis Art Teacher Joe Eskridge will be working on the mural himself. Continue reading

Local Artists to Collaborate on Mural for Serenity Gardens in Knox

Mayor Dennis Estok shared some information with Knox City Council members about a mural that will be put up on the wall behind Serenity Gardens located at the corner of Main and Lake Streets in downtown Knox.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Estok said that he met with some local talent recently and brainstormed some ideas about how to tackle the project.

“We do have three local artists, Joe Eskridge, Zac Hunter and Ryan Ehresman, they’re all three working together,” Estok explained, “What they’re going to do is basically, they’re going do three different themes and what I want them to do is bring the themes in and invite the public to view them and everything.” Continue reading

Knox High School Students Gathering Donations for Serenity Garden


Engraved name bricks are still for sale to be placed in the Serenity Garden in downtown Knox.

Serenity Garden is a project Knox High School students are eager to start once the weather is nice. The idea behind the project is to beautify an area where an older building was demolished some years ago. A gazebo is planned for construction and benches will be set up in the garden as well.

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