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Children’s choir to hold auditions

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Children’s Choir is scheduling assessments and auditions for prospective members until Dec. 21. Appointments will be available Jan. 7 at Mount Comfort United Methodist…
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Here’s what your online shopping habit means for the people delivering your packages

The most wonderful time of the year is also the most hectic time of the year for shipping services like FedEx and UPS. Both UPS and FedEx say they expect to handle a record number of packages this ho…
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Police: Woman stole during kids-only shopping spree

FORTVILLE — A Greenfield woman admitted she got a little “greedy” while tagging along during a shopping spree that members of the Fortville Police Department had recently for children in need. Her ch…
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Southern Hancock looks to reassure parents after threat circulates

NEW PALESTINE — Southern Hancock Schools officials are citing student privacy as their reason for not releasing more information about what they called a non-credible threat to New Palestine High Sch…
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Charging forward: City to acquire electric vehicle, will install battery stations

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Utilities aims to plug in to the next wave of the automotive industry with the purchase of an electric car and soon-to-be-installed charging stations downtown and near the int…
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Chuck Wells, publisher of the Daily Reporter, to step down

Chuck Wells, vice president and group publisher for AIM Media Indiana, parent company of the Daily Reporter, has announced his resignation effective Dec. 21. Wells, of Columbus, and his wife, Suzanne…
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Police looking for man who scammed woman

Police looking for man who scammed woman HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help identifying a man they say scammed a 73-year-old woman into giving him thousands o…
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Business Briefs December 14

FUSE launches fundraiser with Dave’s Car Wash GREENFIELD — Families United for Support and Encouragement, or FUSE, announced a partnership with Dave’s Express Care Car Wash during the holiday season.…
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Two seniors earn full-ride Lilly scholarship

HANCOCK COUNTY — It was news nine years in the making for Ethan Elsbury. And amid the cheers and tears, he was just trying not to pass out, he joked. When Elsbury learned he was one of the recipients…
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Fortville recount must be completed by Dec. 20

FORTVILLE — A Fortville town councilman who lost a tight race for his seat last month will have to pay $2,300 if he proceeds with a recount of the election results, according to court documents. Repu…
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Police: 14-year-old believed shooter in robbery investigation

CUMBERLAND — Police believe a 14-year-old pulled the trigger in the slaying of a Cumberland man outside a store Monday night during an apparent robbery. Officers on Wednesday were finalizing their in…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Behind the Curtain

by Tom Marullo “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” It’s an iconic line from the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and her companions discover the true identity of the Wizard and get a glimpse…
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Mt. Vernon schools name new superintendent

FORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation on Tuesday announced it has hired a new superin tendent after a six-month search. Jack Parker worked for 30 years in Center Grove schools as a teac…
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The last best after-Christmas sale

The after-Christmas sales are nothing like they used to be. I was at an after-Christmas sale a few years ago and there were a dozen checkout lines open with no wait at any of them. A TV crew stood by…
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Extra police at school following threat

NEW PALESTINE — A student’s threat on social media led to an extra police presence at New Palestine High School Tuesday morning. An investigation by school officials and local law enforcement determi…
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