Firefighters battle blaze in garage; no one injured

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FORTVILLE - The Vernon Township Fire Department battled a fire in a detached garage shortly after midnight on Saturday, Jan. 15. First-responders were called to...

OFF TO THE RACES: Candidates begin preparing for 2022 elections

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GREENFIELD – A few major offices will be contested this year as election season in Hancock County kicks off, with challengers running against the incumbent county prosecutor and a member of the board of commissioners.

4 more COVID-19 deaths for county

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The county recently recorded four new COVID-19 deaths, including two residents in their 40s.

Officials OK tax breaks for buildings

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HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials this week approved a tax break for a large speculative building and started the process for two more.

Ricks Centre gets a renewed focus on events

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GREENFIELD — The H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts may soon have events posted on its marquee every weekend — at least if its new event programmer has his way.

Sports equipment collection coming up

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Sports equipment collection coming up

COVID spikes spur further school closures

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HANCOCK COUNTY — A second school system in the county has closed doors this week amid the ongoing COVID-19 surge.

Disaster preparedness leaders tour New Pal High School

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NEW PALESTINE — The county’s emergency management directors visited New Palestine High School this week to make sure the building’s renovations are taking disaster preparedness into account.

Hospitals face shortage of donated blood

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GREENFIELD – The blood supply in Indiana and around the country is facing a dangerous shortage, with organizations warning that the problem could pose significant obstacles to medical care and encouraging people who are able to donate blood to do so.

Death pushes county COVID-19 toll to 210

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The county reported a new COVID-19 death, raising its total to 210.