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Reports: Indian billionaire bids $2.5 billion for Aleris

By Dave Taylor Aleris has a new potential buyer, according to published reports, and the name floated in rumors is the same as late last year: Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla. The head of the conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, Birla is reported to have made a $2.5 billion offer for Aleris, through one of his…

What’s being saved?

By Dave Taylor The demolition contract for the former Lewisport Elementary School building details every piece that the library boards wants saved, so what exactly will live on? See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

Lewisport school demolition set, salvaging underway

By Dave Taylor This week marked the beginning of the end for the former Lewisport Elementary School, after a demolition bid was awarded and workers began salvaging and dismantling the Depression-era building. The Hancock County Library Board is having the school razed in order to build a new Lewisport library branch in its place. The…

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Area Obituaries

Mary Douglas Spencer

Mary Douglas Spencer, 86 of Indianapolis, IN passed away November 22, 2017.  She was the Owner/ Operator of the Walk In Beauty Salon for 15 years. She is survived by her children, Karen N. Sego, Ronald L. (Barbara) and Bruce Spencer, grandchildren, Keith(Deven), Neil (Nicole), Scott (Stephanie), Andy (Holly), Brad(Lina), Debby, 14 great grandchildren, sister, Clara…

Henry W. Harrison

Henry W. Harrison, Sr., 78, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home.   He was born in Rome, Indiana, on March 8, 1939, son of the late C. L. and Genevive (McCallister) Harrison.  Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Carolyn McDaniel; sisters, Joyce Redmond, Margaret McDaniel and Mary Jo Sturgeon and…

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…