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  • Police urge caution among young drivers in hopes of avoiding tragic results

    HANCOCK COUNTY — After years of steady decline, the number of fatal car accidents involving young drivers is increasing nationwide, and research shows those deadly wrecks occur more often in the summer months. As the county continues to mourn the loss of two teens kill...

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  • SWAT activity closes U.S. 40 Friday

    GREENFIELD — Members of the Hancock County’s SWAT team surrounded a Greenfield motel Friday afternoon while attempting to serve an arrest warrant in a case out of Decatur County. Local police were assisting members of the Greensburg Police Department with an ongo...

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  • Residents head south to take in celestial show

    GREENFIELD — Nearly 2 million Americans live within a day’s drive to see the total solar eclipse, and many will be traveling to get a better view, according to NASA. Among them are a handful of Hancock County residents who have made travel plans to head south ahe...

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  • Solar Eclipse: Officials stress viewing safety

    GREENFIELD — All eyes will be on the sky Monday, and officials are warning people of the dangers associated with staring at the sun. For the first time since 1979, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse — when the moon blocks the sun. Every state...

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  • Shirley Town Council plans special meeting

    SHIRLEY – The Shirley Town Council plans a special meeting 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Shirley Town Hall, 409 Main St., Shirley. The special meeting is called for council members to discuss the town’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year in advance of a regular budget hearing, ...

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  • Sweet dedication: County native bakes goods for state fair despite losing hands

    INDIANAPOLIS — She wheels her way between the display cases with ease, steering herself toward the creations she knows came from her kitchen. She recognizes them even from across the room, certain they’re hers without even seeing the name tag attached to them. Th...

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  • Building renovation project delayed

    GREENFIELD — Construction on the façades of 10 downtown buildings likely won’t begin until spring, according to city officials. Ten historic buildings near the intersection of Main and State streets are slated to undergo renovations restoring their fa&cced...

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  • Prosecutor: Woman didn’t sign probation order in sexual assault case

    GREENFIELD — A former teacher’s aide convicted of sexual assault will return to the county’s home detention program — rather than prison as prosecutors had hoped — after local court officials realized a mistake in her original sentencing order. Kish...

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  • Correction – August 17

    A brief in our Tuesday edition (“Teaching scholarship fundraiser planned,” A1,) contained incorrect information. Fundraising for the eighth-annual Carolyn Johnson Scholarship for Tomorrow’s Teacher continues through Aug. 25. Contributions may be made at the...

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  • Man charged with fraud, counterfeiting

    FORTVILLE – A Michigan man is in the Hancock County Jail amid allegations he tried to use a stolen credit card at a store in Fortville. De’Andrae Hunt, 20, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was booked into the jail Tuesday on charges of counterfeiting, fraud and identit...

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