Community briefs


Fall dinner to benefit local church

WILLOW BRANCH – An upcoming fall dinner will benefit a local church’s renovation project.

Willow Branch United Methodist Church will host its fall dinner from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 23 with inside dining or carry-out options. Menu is a cube steak meal for $15 or a homemade chicken and noodles meal for $12. Meals include mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, salad, dessert and drink. Children ages 5 and under eat free. The church is located at 6422 N. Thomas St., Willow Branch.

Mayoral forum Sept. 20

GREENFIELD – A public forum with Greenfield’s mayoral candidates is coming to the Hancock County Public Library Sept. 20.

The League of Women Voters of Hancock County will present the forum, where candidates will address questions from attendees from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the main branch of the HCPL, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. Candidates are Republican Guy Titus, Democrat Nate Anderson and Libertarian Larry Silver Jr.

Goblin exhibit opens at Riley home

GREENFIELD – A new exhibit is available at the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum.

In honor of this year’s “Nine Little Goblins” theme for Riley Festival, the exhibit examines Riley’s poem and how illustrations of goblins have changed through the years.

The museum is located at 250 W. Main St., Greenfield. For more, visit

Recycle event Sept. 30

GREENFIELD – Recycle hazardous waste, electronics, tires, latex paint and shred documents at an upcoming Fall Collection Event hosted by Recycle Hancock County.

The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Sept. 30 at Elanco, 2500 Innovation way, Greenfield. Fees apply: hazardous waste is $5 per carload; electronics, $5 per carload with some additional fees; document shredding, $3 per box; tires, $4.50 off rim or $5 and up on; Latex paint $1 per quart, $2 per gallon or $5 for a five-gallon bucket. The event is for Hancock County residents only, no businesses. Credit cards and cash are accepted. Pharmaceuticals are collected for free.