Activities highlight school safety week

By Dave Taylor Schools in the county have been celebrating Safe Schools Week with activities to not just entertain students, but to remind them of the skills and resources available to keep everyone safe, both mentally and physically. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Bear spotted in Boling Chapel

By Dave Taylor People throughout the area could “bearly” contain themselves this week when the photo of a bear spotted in southern Hancock County was posted online. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Emmick featured in video for FFA National Convention

By Dave Taylor If someone were to stand in front of the crowd at this year’s FFA National Convention in Indianapolis and ask them who they’re excited to see, the loud reply will likely be “Garth Brooks!” but a much smaller, quieter contingent will surely be crying “Grayce Emmick!” Emmick, 18, was chosen as one…

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Parents grill school board on policies at meeting

By Dave Taylor In a departure from typical meetings, two parents confronted the Hancock County School Board last week with separate concerns about the treatment of their children. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Domtar boiler to arrive via barge Monday; will slow traffic Tuesday

By Dave Taylor Downtown Hawesville will be the site of a major production next week, when an enormous boiler will arrive via barge, be offloaded onto an oversized trailer, and then take a very slow ride to its final destination, the Domtar mill east of town.  The $8.5 million auxiliary boiler has made a four-week…

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Man on house arrest busted for making meth

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville man has been busted for manufacturing meth, while he was on house arrest for a recent drug charge. Eric Lee Howard, 37, was arrested last Wednesday night after police found materials used in manufacturing during a random search of his camper on Franklin Gaynor Road. See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

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Salmon fishing in Michigan

By Dave Taylor Two Hancock County men returned Sunday from a weekend fishing trip to Michigan, but unlike the tranquil fishing they’re used to, this was a battle and a workout. Mike Garvin and Dr. Walt Allen ventured to Walhalla, Michigan for an annual trip to fish for salmon during the seasonal salmon run, and…

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NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

By Dave Taylor After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed. Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator…

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