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Baseball building collapses Friday

By Dave Taylor Even with all of the attention on the baseball and softball district tournaments at Vastwood Park this week, one of the biggest events took place without a crowd, when the practice building at the high school baseball field collapsed when no one was around Friday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the…

Lewisport growth means tax rates could fall, revenues could still rise

By Dave Taylor Recent growth in the city of Lewisport has officials there facing the unfamiliar problem of rising property tax assessments affecting the tax rate, and what they can do to take advantage of the potential increased revenue. In a lengthy discussion during Thursday night’s city council meeting county property valuation administrator Karen Robertson…

Jeffrey’s Cliff now open by appointment

By Dave Taylor Preparation work on Jeffrey’s Cliff is progressing, with a team of helpers working Saturday to clean up the area and mark off boundaries, but recent vandalism exemplifies why the nature area isn’t yet open to the public without a guide. A total of 53 volunteers from Domtar and the Student Conservation Association…

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Area Obituaries

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…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…