NP superintendent and administrators honored for service

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From left to right: New Palestine Council Member Ethan Maple, New Palestine Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Lantrip, Council President Teri Reed, NPCS Director Miles Hercamp, Council Member Ryan Hartley, Council Vice President Bill Niemier, and NPCS Assistant Superintendent Bob Yoder are given community awards from town officials for their many years of service.

Arrests — April 8

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Charging information is obtained from the Hancock County Jail. If you have questions about a charge listed here, call the sheriff’s department at 317-477-1147.

Indiana AG Todd Rokita alleges inflated COVID-19 stats

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At a South Bend political rally on Saturday, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita accused public health entities across the state of submitting “faulty” and “unsound” data when it came to COVID-19’s death toll and positivity rate.

New Indiana partnership focuses on reducing health care costs, improving workforce health

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Several Indiana employers, universities and health care organizations have joined forces with the goal of reducing health care costs and maintaining a healthy workforce.

Fishers man faces 17 different charges in kidnapping case

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The Fishers man who ignored a protective order of a woman by kidnapping her earlier this month is now facing 17 different charges including felony kidnapping and rape.

SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER: ‘Shop with a Deputy’ helps dozens of area children

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The small child was sitting in the front of a grocery cart with a toy in his hand while his slightly older brother was walking around with a Sheriff’s flashlight, shining it at anyone who got close enough.

Night time patching operations on I-70 near Mount Comfort

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HANCOCK COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors announces lane closures on I-70 near Mount Comfort. Beginning on or after Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 a.m. crews will close the left two lanes of I-70 eastbound from 93.6 mm to 95 mm and the left lane of I-70 eastbound from 103 mm to 104.5 mm. Beginning on or after Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6 a.m. crews will close the left lane of I-70 westbound at 106 mm to 104 mm. These lane closures will allow crews to safely complete patching operations. INDOT reminds drivers to consider worker safety by slowing down, using caution and avoiding distractions when traveling in and near work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

New Palestine Harvest Fest, a little something for everyone

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NEW PALESTINE — A grownup Spiderman, James Meadows, and his sidekick Spiderman junior, Brody Gunn, Meadows’ grandson, were hanging out at the pumpkin painting table adding just the right color of bright yellow to a mini pumpkin at the Second Annual New Palestine Harvest Fest Saturday afternoon.

SENIOR RESOURCES: Free fair offered information and more for older adults

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MT. COMFORT — Many local nonprofit organizations gathered to offer information, goodies and more to the seniors of Hancock County this past Saturday. The free...