Sept. 12

In 1967, the State Board of Tax Commissioners approved a $1,714,255 appropriation sought by the Mt. Vernon school district for construction of a new high school south of Fortville.

Sept. 13

In 1958, Charlottesville School Principal George Glenn announced that a new grade school building was in use, with two rooms already occupied and the rest expected to be available soon.

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Sept. 14

In 1910, Greenfield street lights were dark after a bearing overheated at the electric plant, and a replacement part was not expected for two or three days.

Sept. 15

In 1957, a fire threatened a block of downtown Greenfield businesses but was put out, with the flames burning a rack of topcoats near the front of the Carr-Mac’s men’s clothing store. Manager Keith McClarnon, who nearly 20 years later would become mayor of Greenfield, said the store had recently received a shipment of fall menswear before the blaze. Fire investigators blamed faulty wiring for the fire.

Sept. 16

In 1922, Greenfield Mayor Frank Larrabee sentenced two Indianapolis men to 90 days at the penal farm and charged each $5 and costs after the men were arrested for picking pockets at the Hancock County Fair.

Sept. 17

In 1987, a gathering on the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza was one of many nationwide celebrating the 200 anniversary of the United States Constitution. Girl and Boy Scouts signed a replica of the Constitution to send to Washington, D.C., and pocket-size editions of the Constitution were handed out to the public.

Sept. 18

In 1997, an 89-year-old man was injured when the golf cart he was driving collided with a motorcycle at U.S. 52 and Bittner Road in New Palestine. The New Palestine High School marching band was ushered off the school parking lot to make room for a medical helicopter to land.