Local choir director named state’s Outstanding Music Teacher of the Year

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GREENFIELD — While it might not be easy getting a bunch of teenage boys to want to sing, choir teacher Mary Evers makes it look effortless.

READY FOR ANYTHING: Disaster preparedness focuses on coordinated planning

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HANCOCK COUNTY — You’re only as good as your preparation, and that’s paramount when it comes to getting ready for a countywide emergency, officials say.

Jeter bills include legal reforms, hot-button issues

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INDIANAPOLIS – In a short session for the Indiana General Assembly, lawmakers must carefully consider which bills will get their time and attention. Rep Chris Jeter, R-Fishers, has prioritized issues this session that include hot-button cultural topics as well as legal reforms.

County reports 217th COVID-19 death

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The county reported a new COVID-19 death, raising its total to 217.

A NEW APPROACH: Behavioral health court aims to help offenders overcome their poor decisions

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HANCOCK COUNTY — It’s not always easy for people to look at their actions and confront the issues that caused them to get in trouble with the law.

DREAM BIG: CASA program aims to grant kids’ wishes

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HANCOCK COUNTY — A new wish-granting initiative through the local Court Appointed Special Advocates program, also known as CASA, recently generated more than $20,000 in donations to help make children’s dreams come true.

CROWDED FIELD: At least six candidates in the running for District 54 seat

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BLUE RIVER TOWNSHIP – Voters in Indiana House District 54, which includes Blue River Township in Hancock County, will have their pick of candidates when voting in the 2022 election. So far, six candidates have declared that they will run for the seat – five Republicans and one Democrat, all women.

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.