Downtown Greenfield to host parade, other events

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GREENFIELD — Greenfield will be lit with excitement with the arrival of Santa Saturday and plenty of downtown events and activities.

Coming up: What to do this weekend

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Here is a list of events happening in Hancock County this weekend and beyond. If you know of an upcoming community event that you’d like to see featured here, email dr-editorial@greenfieldreporter.com.

Dick Wolfsie: Grumpy new man

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I’m about to turn 75. I’ve always wanted to be a grumpy old man. Over the years, I thought I had made a lot of headway in this area, especially in the getting older part, which is easy. I also found myself getting progressively grumpier, as well. Or so I thought.

Local officials learn about community development

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GREENFIELD – City, town and nonprofit officials from throughout Hancock County recently completed a course designed to develop leadership and offer practical takeaways to improve the community.

Teresa Holland: Stuff and more stuff

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On a recent visit with a former work colleague, newly retired, the discussion turned to cleaning stuff out, or rather, downsizing. She pointed out after another recent move to her new retirement city that she was not really attached to stuff. After several moves for employment, she had consistently downsized with each move as it always cost money to move it. Military families I have met over the years have also shared this truth.

Mt. Vernon football team wins blood drive challenge

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Mt. Vernon High School’s football program was awarded a $1,000 equipment grant from this summer’s Colts Blood Donation Challenge. The high school was the site for a blood donation clinic and collected the most units in the Indianapolis area. Each player was able to choose from a Colts hat or football as an additional prize for the successful blood drive.

Library news: Holiday-themed events planned

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Here’s a look at what’s coming up at local libraries in Hancock County.

Best Friends: family pet photos

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Editor’s note: The Daily Reporter will feature pets of local readers once a month, from dogs and cats to snakes and chickens. To submit a photo of your family or farm favorite, email dr-editorial@greenfieldreporter.com and include your name, the name of your pet, the names of any people that may be in the photo, and a short description of what makes your pet special to you. Please include “Pets Page” in the subject line of the email.

Dr. Bob Barnes: Flea treatments have jumped to a new level

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Some of us will remember the problems of trying to treat your pet with flea issues many years ago. It was powders and topical sprays that made a mess. Not to mention flea bathing and dips that smelled terrible and made even bigger messes, especially with big hairy dogs.

Community briefs: Santa replying to children’s letters

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Santa replying to children’s letters