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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…

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

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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Area Obituaries

Robert J. “Bob” Conen

Robert J. “Bob” Conen, 90, passed away October 29, 2017 at Oakwood Health Campus. He was born in Tell City, Indiana on January 11, 1927 to the late Otto and Bertha (Berg) Conen. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Berniece Brown. Bob was a graduate of Troy High School and a veteran of…

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman, 56, of Lewisport, passed away on October 31, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Jeff was born on April 2, 1961 in Owensboro, KY to J.W. and Aretha Ammons Gorman.  Jeff was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, was employed by Domtar where he has worked for 36 years, and was a…