In 1973, a fund was established to raise money to buy a handmade desk that had belonged to Reuben Riley to place in the Riley Home.
In 1995, Pat Elmore was elected mayor of Greenfield, the first (and so far only) woman to hold that office.
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In 1912, a freight train switching a car struck and killed an 83-year-old Greenfield woman at the East Street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad. She was returning to her home after delivering a basket of fruit to a friend. Friends and family said the woman was hard of hearing and had close calls in the past.
In 2016, former Hancock County resident Kevin Duane “Yogi” Ferrell Jr. made his NBA debut for the Brooklyn Nets, coming off the bench to contribute five points in a 110-96 loss to the New York Knicks. The former Indiana University star later signed with the Dallas Mavericks.
In 1987, Hancock County Democrats filed a request to recount votes in a Greenfield City Council race that saw Republican incumbent Joyce McClain win by five votes over Democratic challenger Gary Evans. Ten days later, Hancock Superior Judge Richard Payne dismissed the motion for a recount, indicating Democrats had not met legal requirements for filing the request.
In 2008, the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened at Indianapolis International Airport, honoring the World War I flying ace who was born in Wilkinson. Cook died March 25, 1943, in the South Pacific during World War II. He was 50.
In 1979, the Mt. Vernon School Board voted to close and raze the Fortville Elementary School building in downtown Fortville when Mt. Vernon Elementary School opened. Years later, the Fortville Elementary name was given to a school building on County Road 200W, north of Mt. Vernon High School.
In 1973, a bridge over Little Sugar Creek at County Road 400N collapsed into the creek when a cement truck crossed it.