Community briefs


Newspaper research event Monday

GREENFIELD – Those interested in researching family or local history might consider an upcoming event at the Hancock County Public Library.

A tutorial and open research session on will be featured at a library event at 6 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the main branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

Librarian and Hancock County Genealogist Paul McNeil will explain why newspapers are useful genealogical resources, how to access digital newspapers at the library and at home, and search methods. After the presentation, attendees are welcome to research in the computer lab; while the focus of the event will be on newspapers, attendees are also welcome to use, FamilySearch and HeritageQuest databases. For more information or to register, visit

Dining event to benefit Special Olympics

GREENFIELD – Special Olympics Hancock County will benefit from an upcoming dining event in Greenfield.

Applebee’s Grill and Bar will host a Dining to Donate event from 11 a.m. to close June 22 at 1792 N. State St., Greenfield. Present a flier or order at, select the Greenfield location and at checkout, enter the code “doingood.” Applebees will donate 15% of the check to the Special Olympics organization.

New summer event coming to McCordsville

MCCORDSVILLE – The town of McCordsville is planning a summer event and is seeking vendors and sponsors.

McCordsville Party in the Park will be 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Town Hall Park, 6280 W. 800N., McCordsville.

Applications are available to all local businesses, organizations, farmers and arts/crafts vendors to reserve a vendor space at $40. Sponsorships for the event start at $150 and include free vendor space.

This is the first year of the event, which will include free activities for the community including face painting, harnessed trampoline jumping, an inflatable obstacle course, ax throwing, a caricature artist and more. Visit