In 1996, Andrew Childers, 17, of Willow Branch was stabbed to death during an argument. Joe Gossage of Fountaintown, 17 at the time of the stabbing, was sentenced in March 1997 to 30 years in prison for his part in the death. Willow Branch teen Shannon Keene pleaded guilty to aiding aggravated battery and was sentenced in March 1997 to 8½ years in prison, 4½ of them suspended, for his role.
In 1957, police arrested a 20-year-old Wilkinson man on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication after an argument with a Greenfield youth at the Hancock County Basketball Tourney.
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In 1957, Congressman Ralph Harvey confirmed that New Palestine would have a new post office, to be built on Bittner Road.
In 1965, the Daily Reporter noted that the Federal Communications Commission had approved the sale of Greenfield radio station WSMJ to WPBF Inc. of Middletown, Ohio, for $42,500.
In 1937, heavy rains washed out a bridge over Nameless Creek, a mile south of the Westland School. The Greenfield fire pumper pumped water out of the basement of the city’s Columbia hotel.
In 1987, an Indiana Department of Transportation representative said work was under way to add traffic signals at U.S. 40’s intersections with county roads 500W and 700W, replacing the warning flashers previously there.
In 1947, a fundraising drive began in Greenfield to raise money to combat polio.