Area News

WhiteRock one year later: CEO says it’s still happening

By Dave Taylor One year ago this week state and local officials heralded the announcement that a company would be coming to Hancock County, to spend $179 million and create 124 jobs. The elation has subsided though, after the initial steps were never completed, but the county and the company both hold out dimmed hope…

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Kindergarten in Hancock County has evolved into new innovation

By Dave Taylor When kindergarten was introduced in Hancock County in 1965, it consisted of things like being quiet, learning to form single file lines, and naps. Those days are long gone though, and kids in the county now are not only expected to achieve much more, they’re now mixed with first graders in both…

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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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