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Teachers share success stories of all-day preschool

By Dave Taylor What started as a bit of an experiment has paid big dividends immediately and laid the groundwork for big change in the schools, according to four preschool teachers who sang the praises of Hancock County’s all-day preschool at the school board meeting Thursday. Beginning this school year the district expanded its preschool…

Three HCHS juniors graduating Friday

By Dave Taylor As students line up this Friday for the graduation ceremony at Hancock County High School, three students might seem a tad younger. They’re graduating a year early under a fairly new program that allows students to earn their diplomas at the end of what would have been their junior year. McKenzie Bombard,…

County starts new emergency alert service

By Dave Taylor Hancock County has implemented a new emergency warning system, which will not only warn residents of dangers, but can also allow rescuers to understand users’ specific needs to provide better help in times of trouble. ALERT Hancock County! is a new system that can call, text, or email in emergencies, and those…

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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…