In case you missed it – February 6

FAFSA workshops planned for students and their parents

HANCOCK COUNTY — This month, the Hancock County Community Foundation and local high schools are partnering to offer FAFSA Days, during which experts from the National Center for College Costs will be on campuses throughout the county to help parents and graduating students fill out student aid paperwork.

The FAFSA forms must be filed before March 10 if students are seeking federal or state grants, loans and scholarships to pay for school.

Two of the four FAFSA Days planned to help families were held Monday and Tuesday at Greenfield-Central and New Palestine high schools. Another is planned for Feb. 16 at Eastern Hancock High School. Mt. Vernon High School will host an event Feb. 24.

Former officeholder returns equipment and documents

FORTVILLE — Former Fortville clerk-treasurer Marcie Stafford returned town equipment and documents to Fortville Town Hall on Jan. 25, more than four weeks after leaving office.

The items Stafford didn’t return when her term expired Jan. 1 included a town cellphone, printer and several town documents.

Judge upholds murder charge for man accused of stabbing local

BOULDER, Colo. — A man suspected of fatally stabbing a Greenfield native during an argument in Colorado will face a charge of second-degree murder — not a lesser count of manslaughter, a judge ruled this week.

Ian Scheuermann, 22, of Boulder, Colorado is accused of killing former Greenfield resident Sean Hudson during an altercation late last year near the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, where both men were attending school.

Boulder County Judge Karolyn Moore decided this week Colorado district attorneys had enough evidence to charge Scheuermann with second-degree murder. She denied the defense attorneys’ request to reduce the charge to reckless manslaughter, according to The Associated Press.

Program seeks fresh façades for businesses in the area

McCORDSVILLE — Businesses in McCordsville in need of a fresh coat of paint, a new sign or an awning might be eligible to receive financial assistance from the town to make improvements to the exterior of their buildings.

Applications are open for the McCordsville Redevelopment Commission’s new façade grant program, which offers local businesses up to $5,000 in matching grants to make improvements to the front of their buildings.