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Wet-dry petitions tentatively have enough signatures

By Dave Taylor After months of gathering signatures, the two petitions being circulated to force wet-dry votes in the city of Hawesville and in Hancock County as a whole have twice the number of signatures required to put the questions on the ballot in November, but those numbers must be certified first. See this week’s…

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…

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Area Obituaries

Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox

Steven Dale “Steve” Wilcox, 63, of Hawesville, passed away on March 4, 2018 in Breckinridge County.  He was born on November 29, 1954 in Barberton, OH to BJ and Mary H. Henry Wilcox.  Steve was owner/operator of his own truck and was a member of Hawesville Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by…

Jonathan D. Salcedo

Jonathan D. Salcedo, 32, of Hawesville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 19th, 2018.  He will be greatly missed.  Jonathan attended Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and was a self-employed heating and air technician. Survivors include his 2 children, daughter Haylee Salcedo, age 13 and son, Traceson Salcedo, age 10; his mother, Stephanie…

Martha May Shasteen

Martha May Shasteen, 90, of Port St. Lucie, FL, formerly of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday January 27, 2018 at Palm Garden of Port St. Lucie.  She was born on September 26, 1927 in Columbus, OH to the late Gilbert and Viola Brown Mossbarger.  Martha was a member of Union Baptist Church and was a…