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Correction – May 19

In Friday’s sports section of the Daily Reporter, an athlete was misidentified in the story “Going places” on Page B2. New Palestine’s 110-meter hurdler who advanced to regional is Jared Reed. The Da…
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Mt. Vernon superintendent leaving

FORTVILLE — Shane Robbins is resigning as superintendent of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation to take a superintendent position in South Carolina. Robbins, who has been in his current posit…
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Mt. Vernon retiree reception set

Event to honor retiring Mt. Vernon educators Mt. Vernon School Corporation will be hosting the 2018 Retiree Reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be conducted upstairs in the Alumni Cent…
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Prosecutors, police further plans for child advocacy center

ANDERSON — The newly-formed board overseeing the creation of the county’s first child advocacy center toured Madison County’s facility and got advice from the director about what needs to happen to b…
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Southern Hancock Veterans Memorial dedicated

NEW PALESTINE — Under a smoldering spring sky, the dedication ceremony of the Southern Hancock County Veterans Memorial was memorable, particularly to the local veterans who worked years to see the s…
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Opioid crisis hits rural America hard

The opioid crisis is a major talking point on the national political stage. On the whitehouse.gov website, President Donald Trump says, “Together, we will face this challenge as a national family wit…
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Historical society to display local photographer’s work

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Historical Society will honor the work of Joseph E. Cook, a professional photographer from Greenfield. Cook is known for his photos of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway …
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Man gets prison time in rape case

HANCOCK COUNTY — A New Palestine man will serve a 13-year sentence after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman he'd held inside his home last year, a judge ordered. Dustin Hunt, 42, will serve 10…
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Departments plan youth academy

HANCOCK COUNTY — Spots are still available for about 20 Hancock County teens, who are interested in careers in law enforcement, to participate in a week-long youth academy, hosted during summer break…
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Gas leak concerns prompts two hour delay in Southern Hancock

NEW PALESTINE — Students at New Palestine High School and New Palestine Elementary were on an unexpected two-hour delay Thursday due to a gas leak concern at the high school. Members of the custodial…
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Eastern Hancock teachers speak out against new hire

EASTERN HANCOCK — The teachers rose one by one, each displaying a handheld whiteboard with their yearly salary written down. Members of the Eastern Hancock School Board watched as these individuals r…
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Mt. Vernon sophomore dies on vacation

FORTVILLE — A Mt. Vernon High School student has died after what school officials called a “tragic accident” while on vacation. Nicholas Twyman, a sophomore at Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, according t…
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Police: Man who ran from courthouse at large

GREENFIELD — Prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor criminal charge against a man who police say ran from court security Tuesday afternoon. Investigators believe the same man then led them on a high-sp…
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Commissioners accept RQAW design

GREENFIELD — Design firm RQAW submitted its final schematic design of the proposed Hancock County criminal justice campus during a county commissioners meeting Tuesday. The design details the new jai…
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Honoring a champion: Special Olympics program honors late participant

FORTVILLE — In a day full of shouts and cheers, of laughter and excitement, there was one moment of quiet. As her son's name was read over the loudspeaker, Heather Mize slid a finger under her sung…
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