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Leaving a legacy: Mt. Vernon students pitch services projects developed in new high school class

FORTVILLE — As he headed back to his seat, Justin Thorpe placed a hand to his chest and let out a deep sigh of relief. Moments prior, the Mt. Vernon High School student had pitched to a group of admi…
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Greenfield-Central class of 68 to hold reunion

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion September 7 and 8. From 6 to 10 p.m. September 7, graduates from other years are invited to Hometown Clas…
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Grant for child advocacy center needs votes

GREENFIELD — The proposed Hancock County Child Advocacy Center is among 200 organizations from across the country vying for grant money provided by a national insurance company. And those spearheadin…
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Fire department strapped for cash, officials say

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Fire Territory's budget is strapped for cash, and finding a solution for any staffing issue could take some time, city leaders say.  Members of the Hancock County Profe…
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Hospital hosting tobacco use workshop

Hospital hosting tobacco use workshop Hancock Regional Hospital is hosting informational session on the impact of tobacco use on the workplace. Brandee Bastin, MA, CTTS, Tobacco Initiative Coordinato…
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Two Hancock County principals selected for leadership training

HANCOCK COUNTY — Two Hancock County principals have been selected for the sixth cohort of the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI) at Indiana State University's Bayh College of Education. …
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Father charged after spanking

GREENFIELD — A local father who admitted to police he gave his young son a spanking that was "too aggressive" now faces criminal charges, according to court documents. Brandon Burmeister, 31, of …
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Morristown farm hosts harvest party

MORRISTOWN — Indiana Farmers Union and Dugger Family Farm are partnering to host a film screening, music set and potluck dinner on Aug. 18 as an end-of-the-summer harvest season celebration. The even…
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McCordsville creates park impact fee

McCORDSVILLE — Starting next year, the fastest-growing area of Hancock County will charge new developments an extra fee to create more parks and trails to keep up with its population boom. For each r…
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Leadership academy seeks project ideas

Leadership academy seeks project ideas HANCOCK COUNTY — Leadership Hancock County needs ideas for community projects for its upcoming year, which begins Sept. 13. The projects help class members appl…
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Panic button app being implemented in county schools

GREENFIELD — A program that enables users to alert police to an active shooter incident with the click of a button is now being implemented in schools across the county. Late last year, county offici…
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School officials talk security updates, say more to come

HANCOCK COUNTY — Hiring mental-health counselors. Updating equipment. Making small charges to policies. As kids across the county continue to settle into their classes for the new school year, distri…
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Foreign exchange students tour county schools

HANCOCK COUNTY — Yurano Chiba and Miku Nakamura glanced at each other before letting out identical giggles. The three high-schoolers sitting across a table from them had just introduced themselves an…
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Police: Video shows man, girl had relationship

GREENFIELD — A video of a Greenfield man allegedly engaging in a sexual act with an underage girl has landed the man in jail, facing a felony charge. But the defendant and the assumed victim both den…
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Luau fundraiser to help local family in need

GREENFIELD — The members of local family that has faced a series of tragedies in recent weeks will be the beneficiaries of a weekend fundraiser hosted by the Greenfield Community Aquatics Team. The g…
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