Business Briefs: Greenfield man promoted in National Guard


Walmart buys land near Mt. Comfort for $9.8 million

HANCOCK COUNTY — A subsidiary of Walmart has paid more than $9.8 million for two parcels of land totaling more than 203 acres slated for the company’s proposed fulfillment center near Mt. Comfort.

According to real estate transfers recently recorded in the Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Walmart Fulfillment Services LLC bought just over 135 acres at 5259 W. 500N from Century Soil LP for $6,454,560 and about 68 acres directly to the west from Brock Farms Inc. for $3,352,884.

Walmart is proposing a distribution facility on the site spanning more than 2.2 million square feet with more than 2,000 parking spaces. It would be the company’s largest distribution facility in the country

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Greenfield man promoted in Indiana Army National Guard

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Army National Guard Lt. Col. Andy Zartman, Greenfield, was recently put in command of the Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Battalion.

Zartman now leads the soldiers who are charged with ensuring that the Indiana Army National Guard maintains its readiness levels at approximately 11,000 citizen-soldiers led ultimately by Indiana’s adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles.

Zartman takes the reins of the battalion from Lt. Col. Adam Tscherne, who has been in command since April 2019.

The battalion encompasses not only Army National Guard recruiters across the state, but also the recruit sustainment program that prepares newly enlisted soldiers for the rigor of basic combat training and their National Guard careers.

Communications manager joins county community Foundation

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Community Foundation welcomed Laura Parker to the organization in November as communications manager.

Since that time, Parker has been responsible for the management and execution of communication strategies and special events. As a member of the Relationship Management Team, Parker designs marketing materials and provides stewardship services.

Parker is completing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and media arts from Southern New Hampshire University. Her past experience includes serving as the youth services library assistant at the Hancock County Public Library and owner/cake designer at Two Sisters Cakery. She and her family live in Greenfield.

Postal service to hold job fair in Indianapolis

The U.S. Postal Service is hosting an outdoor drive-through job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Greater Indiana District Office, 3939 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis.

Masks and social distancing are required for all attendees and employees working the job fair. Attendees must be more than 17 years of age.

The Postal Service has vacancies for carriers, processing clerks and handlers. Driving jobs require a valid Indiana driver’s license, two years’ driving experience and a good driving record.

More information is online at and