In 2009, New Palestine High School’s softball team repeated as Class 3A state champions, winning the program’s third title (2004, 2008, 2009) by defeating Andrean 10-0 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Senior pitcher Sara Evans won the statewide Mental Attitude Award.
In 1990, Greenfield City Council adopted a resolution establishing a sister city relationship between Greenfield and Kakuda, Japan, home of Keihin’s parent companies. Dignitaries from both cities signed documents in a ceremony a few months later, during October’s Riley Festival.
In 1973, the Community School Corp. of Southern Hancock County revoked a regulation that prohibited participation in extracurricular activities by married students and students who had been pregnant or were court-determined fathers. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit.
In 1923, an auto crash on U.S. 52 in Finly killed Edward Eubank, young son of Earle Eubank, a University of Cincinnati science professor. The family was traveling to visit relatives. Edward’s mother, Maude, died the next day.
In 2000, Mt. Vernon High School’s softball team captured the Class 2A state title, defeating Evansville Memorial 6-0 at Cherry Tree Softball Complex in Carmel.
In 1966, St. Michael Catholic Church had an open house in its new building at 519 Jefferson Blvd.
In 1895, Marcellus Neal of Greenfield became the first African-American graduate of Indiana University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. The university’s Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center is named for him and for Frances Marshall, IU’s first African-American female graduate. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1919.
In 1967, Hancock County Commissioners sought an appropriation of $60,000 from the county council to buy new right-of-way along Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600W), anticipating its upcoming role as a feeder for an interchange of Interstate 70.
In 2004, New Palestine High School’s baseball team won the Class 3A state championship, defeating Andrean 3-2 at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The win came a week after New Palestine’s softball team won its first state title, making the school the first in state history to win state titles in baseball and softball during the same season.