Torchbearers named for bicentennial relay

Staff report

INDIANAPOLIS — State officials unveiled the names of more than 2,000 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearers Wednesday during a special ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay starts Sept. 9 in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capital, and will wind through all 92 Indiana counties before ending with a celebration at the statehouse Oct. 14.

The relay comes through Hancock County on the final day, Oct. 14.

Torchbearers were nominated by the public and selected by local committees.

These are Hancock County’s torchbearers, according to the local bicentennial committee, which oversaw the selection process:

Andrew Ebbert

Bailey Young

Jayce Phelps

Clayton Fahrnow

Skip Kuker

Nancy Davis

John Richardson

Jill Ebbert

Elaine Thornsteinson

Chuck Fewell

Jerry Bell

Sarah Kesterson

Max Meise

Ernest Alder

Harold Jarrett

Mary McConnell

Paul Okerson

Nicholson Miller

Retta Livengood

Brigette Cook Jones

Coming up

In an upcoming edition of the Daily Reporter, we’ll tell you more about the local residents who were selected to carry the bicentennial torch through Hancock County and the impact they’ve made in their communities. For more information about the relay, visit