CARING FOR K9s: Local lawmaker’s bill seeks stronger penalties for killing police dogs

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HANCOCK COUNTY – Patrolman Caleb Freeman has plenty of gear on his belt and vest.

Teenager’s death leaves Greenfield community brokenhearted

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GREENFIELD — The community is in mourning over the loss of a local teenager who died following a single-car accident Saturday night. Law enforcement officials believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash of the popular Greenfield-Central High School student.

NP outgoing council president hopes to see numerous candidates for 5 open seats

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NEW PALESTINE — After serving on the New Palestine Town Council for this his 16th year, council president Clint Bledsoe is in the midst of his final year of community service, he said. Bledsoe is on record saying he will not run again and is concerned that the upcoming open election is a bit confusing for people vying for what will be five open at-large New Palestine Town Council seats.

‘FUN EXPERIENCE’: Ewald shines as new Leadership Hancock County director

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HANCOCK COUNTY — Melissa Ewald was preparing to send her youngest child off to college last summer when she saw the job posting for a new executive director for Leadership Hancock County.

Hine honored for years of service to county veterans

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GREENFIELD — U.S. Air Force veteran David Hine was honored earlier this month for his years of service to Hancock County veterans.

Local blessings: Food available at area churches, pantries

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HANCOCK COUNTY – Donations and volunteers are always welcome at local food banks in Hancock County, and there are several opportunities for those in need of warm meal or packaged dinner to get help.

Community briefs

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DR seeks pet photos

Mt. Vernon Middle School announces seventh grade honor roll

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FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon Middle School recently announced seventh grade students on the honor roll, based on grades in the first semester of the 2022-23 school year.

Woman accidentally shoots self in foot, police say

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MCCORDSVILLE — Officials with the McCordsville Police Department say a 23-year-old female was accidentally shot in the foot early Sunday morning in the Sagebrook neighborhood near CR 700 West and CR 600 North.

Borgman: Pocket inequity has me searching for the essentials

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If life is a pie chart with different size slices for “eating, sleeping, working,”etc., the biggest slice of my pie would be “looking for my reading glasses.”