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Dispute, arrest illustrate home improvement scams

GREENFIELD — The idea was to move to Indiana from Michigan so they would be closer to family and friends. Part of the plan was to live with relatives and build a large pole barn for storage.  The bes…
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Jail faces another vote at zoning hearing

GREENFIELD — Some neighbors of the farmland proposed for a new Hancock County Jail feel like their voice won’t matter as the county moves forward to build a facility that could cost up to $43 million…
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ROYAL HOMECOMING: New principal returns to his roots at EH

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Adam Barton was a student at Eastern Hancock Middle and High School 30 years ago. Now, he’s back there learning once again — this time about how to succeed as the schools’ new princ…
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Mt. Vernon Middle School having open house

FORTVILLE — The recently renovated Mt. Vernon Middle School is having an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The renovations include an international cafeteria, 17 new classrooms, ideation labs a…
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Frenzy Animal Rescue to hold dinner fundraiser

NEW PALESTINE — The no-kill shelter in New Palestine, Frenzy Animal Rescue, is having a family-friendly dinner event to help raise money for the shelter. The dinner will be held at the New Palestine …
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Downtown street now 2-way for traffic

GREENFIELD — Police are reminding drivers about a downtown Greenfield street changing directions. East Street, between Grant and North streets, has switched from a one-way southbound road to a two-wa…
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County Herb Society to share herbal bread recipes

GREENFIELD — Hancock County Herb Society will meet  April 4 at the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St. Gathering starts at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The program will be present…
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Cumberland OKs capital fund tax hike

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Town Council has approved an increase to a tax levy associated with one of the town’s funds. Council members voted in favor Wednesday night of increasing the property tax …
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Hancock County home sales up compared to same period in 2018

February home sales surge over last year HANCOCK COUNTY — Monthly real estate statistics from F.C. Tucker Company show Hancock County had the biggest growth in homes sold when comparing February with…
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Fortville Business Center offers co-working space

FORTVILLE — The couple that’s been leasing space to companies at their commercial property for the past year realizes not every business is able to move into an office right away. That’s why they’re …
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Cool Clovers 4-H meet program presentations

GREENFIELD — The Cool Clovers 4-H Club met Feb. 17 at Mohawk United Methodist Church. Under the leadership of presiding member Ethan Elsbury, Devon Kelley led the 17 attendees in the pledge of allegi…
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City to give away mulch

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Street Department plans to have a Limb and Leaf Grindings/Mulch Giveaway. The loader will be available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, with a possible additional date of Marc…
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Local student named as Conner Prairie volunteer

Daily Reporter staff reports FISHERS — A new class of youth volunteers has been selected to join Conner Prairie as it prepares to open for the outdoor season on March 26. More than 60 youth ages 10 t…
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City-county animal control partnership in question

GREENFIELD — Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management for years has struggled to house dozens of stray dogs and cats inside its shelter of small hand-me-down trailers tucked behind Park Cemetery. The joi…
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Library to offer new streaming platform

GREENFIELD — Hancock County Public Library cardholders can soon access thousands of critically acclaimed movies and top documentaries using an online streaming service. The library plans to offer Kan…
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