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Community foundation works with nonprofits

The Hancock County Community Foundation recently awarded grants to two area nonprofits. Alternatives, Inc. received a grant from the Hancock County Enrichment Fund, a component fund of the foundation…
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Online registration starts at Eastern Hancock

Registration starts for Eastern Hancock schools Online registration is open for the 2018-19 school year for Eastern Hancock schools. Families are asked to complete the online registration process pri…
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Group putting final touches on Greenfield’s first recovery house

GREENFIELD — Every once in a while, Carol Wright and Linda Ostewig have to pinch themselves. There were times they thought this moment wouldn't come. Even as they assured community members it would…
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Community groups, businesses organize food drive

HANCOCK COUNTY — Community leaders are working to restart a food pantry drive that provided thousands of pounds of food to area pantries every year. Last year, the 40,000 Pounds of Giving food drive …
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Four teens charged in robberies

GREENFIELD — Four Indianapolis teenagers are in jail accused of robbing two Hancock County gas stations overnight this week while armed with handguns. A group of teens reportedly entered the Speedway…
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30 years strong: Keihin celebrates 30th anniversary in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — After 30 years in the community, one of Hancock County’s largest employers is eager to continue sharing joy with the society in which they operate, corporate officials said. Last month, …
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Youth recovery organization extends reach to 20-somethings

GREENFIELD — It’s a question Linda Ostewig gets all the time. Probably once a week, someone asks whether a friend or a relative can attend the support groups or worship provided at the Landing Place,…
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Class of ’68 plans reunion

GREENFIELD — Members of the Eastern Hancock High School class of 1968 are planning their 50th class reunion. The event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 at the home of Joe and Pat (Walker) Mohr,…
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Town manager’s email hacked

MCCORDSVILLE — Officials from the Town of McCordsville issued a warning midday Wednesday that their town manager's email address had been hacked and urged residents not to open any messages sent fr…
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Nurse gets probation for stealing, cashing checks

GREENFIELD — A home health nurse who admitted to stealing clients’ checks in order to cash them at a local grocery store will spend three years on probation as punishment. But Dominique D. Johns, 24,…
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Council, commissioners to discuss jail on Tuesday

GREENFIELD — Hancock County officials say they’re hoping to reach some sort of understanding next week on the location and cost of a new jail, an issue that’s been at the forefront for county officia…
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Youngsters learn STEM lessons during Camp Invention

GREENFIELD — What makes a good inventor? What is their job? What do they do? Alissa Solchik posed the question to a group of youngsters gathered in a classroom at J.B. Stephens Elementary School on M…
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Soup kitchen fundraiser planned

GREENFIELD — Avery Dennison is hosting a fundraiser breakfast for the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. For a donation, those who attend may choose from pancakes, egg a…
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I-69 crash sends one to hospital

MADISON COUNTY — A late morning crash on Interstate 69 police say was caused by dangerous driving sent a local man to the hospital with injuries. At around 11:20 a.m., police responded to I-69 near t…
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How window air conditioners brought the Ice Age (copy)

I’m of the last generation that grew up without air conditioning as a standard feature in most homes. We got air conditioning eventually, but only after Mom and Dad were sure we’d endured enough blis…
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