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Domtar to have new owners

Paper Excellence Company offers 3 Billion in Cash On May 11, 2021 Paper Excellence, a global diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers, and Domtar a leading provider of fiber-based products, announced that they have entered into a strategic business combination under which the Paper Excellence group of companies will acquire…

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Ginger Estes named high school principal

Last Thursday the Hancock County school district removed the interim tag from Ginger Estes’ name and hired her as the new principal of Hancock County High School. She replaces Ashley Gorman, who resigned earlier this spring to take a job in the private sector. “I am extremely excited,” Estes said. “I look forward to a…

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Commonwealth’s quest to get all employees vaccinated names first winner

Commonwealth first Vaccination Incentive Drawing Winner on Monday, May 3rd.    At 11:00 a.m. we held our first vaccination incentive drawing in the Red Room for an opportunity to win $5,000.00. I’m pleased to announce that Don Adams, Cold Mill Bridle/Threader, was our lucky winner. Each eligible employee was assigned a random number. Those ticket…

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Fiscal Court sets swimming hours at Vastwood Park

A pedestrian meeting greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning. Most items on the agenda consisted of routine housekeeping items the court needs to do each month to keep county government operating. The county did set swimming hours for Vastwood lake for this summer. Swimming opens June 21 of this year. The…

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What I learned from dying. Who wants my stuff?

Like most things medical, I’ve been willfully ignorant about chemotherapy. I’ve always considered myself healthy as a horse – and I in fact have outlived several horses – so I never needed to know about anything about it. I started my chemo regimen on Monday and I’m told that on days three through five after…

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Council passes amended budget

A light agenda greeted members of the Hawesville City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting at City Hall lasted 30 minutes. The two major items on the agenda were the second reading of an ordinance to amend the 20-21 budget, and the first reading of the 21-22 fiscal year budget. The…

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Hancock County graduation ceremony set for May 26

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely affect the Hancock County school system, and plans for this year’s high school graduation. At this time, the school system does plan to hold an in-person graduation ceremony, but it is not open to the general public. Masks are required to attend. The ceremony takes place on May 26…

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