Area Breaking News

Groceries booming during outbreak, seeing return to normalcy

  By Dave Taylor After being cleaned out by a panicked public, there’s evidence at the county’s grocery stores that things might be returning to normal, but the buzz of activity has given stores a boost in sales and even a temporary boost in pay at one local store. Both local IGA stores, Bill’s on…

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Recovered: county’s first COVID-19 case gives firsthand account

By Dave Taylor Cheryl Gammon made headlines as the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hancock County, but now she’s making them again as the first confirmed recovery from the virus in the county. Gammon, who retired this year from the county school system, was diagnosed in late March but was given the all clear…

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Hancock County Factories to Remain Open

By Ralph Dickerson When Aleris announced plans last Wednesday to close its Lewisport facility for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it sent shock waves throughout the Hancock County community. Many residents began to wonder if the coronavirus would result in other area factories and businesses being shuttered. A quick survey of most of…

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New Clinic Coming to Lewisport

By Ralph Dickerson When C&T Healthcare announced its closing last month it left a void in the medical community in Hancock County. Family Health Care stepped in to fill the void. If the name sounds familiar it is because the practice recently signed a contract to provide school based services to the Hancock County school…

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