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‘Porch pirates’ a threat this Christmas season

By Dave Taylor ‘Tis the season to the jolly, but ‘tis also the season to be vigilant, as so-called porch pirates are on the prowl, looking for unattended boxes to snatch off of area porches. One such scoundrel hit the house of Bobby and Lynn Pate just last month. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

Library opens school demo bids

By Dave Taylor The bids are in for the demolition of the former Lewisport Elementary School building, and the numbers range from pretty reasonable to impossible. The Hancock County Library Board, which purchased the empty Depression-era school on 2nd Street in August, met last week to open bids for the demolition of the building to…

Hawesville questions training bills, talks new water leaks

By Dave Taylor Ongoing training expenses and worries over potential water line breaks were the main topics last Tuesday at the Hawesville City Council meeting. During the reviewing of the monthly bills, councilman Pat “Junnie” Morris questioned expenses that keep showing up related to city workers’ training. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full…

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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…

John “Red” G. McClellan

John “Red” G. McClellan, 79 of Cloverport passed away November 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 13, 1938 in Breckinridge County at home to the late James B. & Mary Ann McGovern McClellan. Red, as he affectionally liked to be called retired from Dal-Tile plant after many years of…