County historian reappointed to position

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau have reappointed local history expert Joe Skvarenina as Hancock County historian.

Skvarenina of Greenfield, who began serving in the position in 1991, will serve another four-year term.

As a volunteer, the county historian serves as an ambassador and collaborator with different groups and acts as an educator about county history. Skvarenina writes a weekly column for the Daily Reporter, sponsored by NineStar Connect, and hosts a history program for the utility provider’s cable network. He has written several books on county history.

Last year, Skvarenina received the Herbert Hawkins Award from the Indiana Historical Society for his contributions to the preservation of local history.