Area News

Walter Toler reveals combat experiences during Korean War

By Dave Taylor Walter Toler has lived a long, interesting life, but the 91-year-old almost didn’t make it out of his 20s after getting caught out on his own during the Korean War and having to call in an air strike on his own position. Toler, who grew up in Lewisport on a farm adjoining…

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County goes wet, sales could start January 6

By Dave Taylor Hancock County is all wet. Voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county by a vote of 2,183 to 1,377, with the “yes” vote winning every single precinct. A wet-dry vote for the city of Hawesville also passed easily, 224 for and 155 against, although the county going wet…

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Keown reaches for the stars, finds love, new life in Sweden

By Dave Taylor The 2019 version of Jared Keown is very similar to the 2010 version. He’s fresh out of school, he’s into playing sports, and the people around him speak with funny accents. Now Dr. Keown, with a Ph.D. in astrophysics and living in Sweden, he’s also worlds away from the Hawesville baseball and…

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Faithful correspondent: Harris in 50th year writing Boling Chapel news

By Dave Taylor On October 30, Elizabeth Harris will celebrate 50 years of giving Hancock Clarion readers a glimpse into life in Boling Chapel in her weekly column. In “News from Boling Chapel” Harris notes the social happenings of the area during the past week, listing birthdates, weddings, family gatherings and who visited whom, and…

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2019 Clarion Regional Senior Living

Regional Senior Living The 2019 Hancock Clarion Regional Senior Living guide is here. Inside seniors will find information on health and wellness, estate planning, and assisted living, as well as a lifestyle feature on John and Marianne Smith Edge.

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Basham is newest county deputy

By Dave Taylor The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is fully staffed again with the hire of a new deputy last week. Justin Basham, who grew up in Lewisport and now lives in Hawesville with his wife Mary Beth, was hired last week for the job he grew up dreaming about. See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

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Fallin home shown in Country Living magazine

By Dave Taylor November’s issue of Country Living magazine features a home familiar to nearly anyone who’s driven into Lewisport in the past 118 years or so, with the stately, white home of Mike and Cindy Fallin prominently placed on a page of tempting century-old homes on the market across America. The home, located at…

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Lewisport defends tax increase in public hearing

By Dave Taylor During a public hearing last Thursday to discuss the city of Lewisport’s plan to increase its property tax revenues 4 percent, the city council heard from some citizens who questioned the need for the increase.  The city’s property tax rate will increase from 20 cents per $100 of assessed value to 20.4…

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Fire destroys couple’s ‘dream home’ Sunday

By Dave Taylor A fast moving fire destroyed a home just east of Lewisport Sunday afternoon while the owners were at the hospital visiting family. Crews were dispatched to a fire at 585 Lee Henderson Road, the home of Joe and Barbara Cecil, after 4 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor spotted flames. See this week’s…

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Hawesville man featured on Sportsman Channel this week

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville man will be featured on the Sportsman Channel this week in an episode of Brotherhood Outdoors that followed him on a bird hunt in South Dakota. Jeff Braun’s episode will air four times this week starting on Tuesday afternoon and wrapping up with airings on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. and…

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