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Lewisport Heritage Festival

Lewisport Heritage Festival June 2-4, wide entertainment on tap

The 33rd Annual Lewisport Heritage Festival is set from June 2 until June 4 in downtown Lewisport. Highlights of the festival include pageants, live music, food booths, children’s rides, a 5K walk/run, antique car and motorcycle cruising, and a tractor show and pull. June 2 On Thursday, June 2, the festival will open at Chapman…

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Getting to know you; Emma Wilson

At only nineteen-years-old, Emma Wilson is already running a successful baking business from her home in Lewisport. She launched EMazing Cupcakes & Treats in March of 2020, and graduated from Hancock County High School that year as well. Emma’s parents are: Sara & Todd Roberts and Chadd & Layla Wilson. She has three siblings: Paige,…

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Getting to know you; Brent Wigginton

In 1978, Brent Wigginton moved to Hancock County with his family. His parents, Jerry and Kay Wigginton bought a farm in Pellville. Jerry worked at NSA and Kay was a Homemaker. Wigginton grew up farming and said he, “learned early in life, what it was to have to do hard work and see a job…

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Emmick’s tractor wins Most Unusual and Unique award

At the Lewisport Heritage Festival two weeks ago, an entry by Byron Emmick and son Kasey won the Most Unusual and Unique award at the tractor show. They entered a Christmas tree sprayer tractor built in the late 1940s. “It is a 1948 Farmall A & C cross,” Byron said. “A guy built seven of…

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Lewisport Heritage Festival; big success

After a two and a half year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Lewisport held its Heritage Festival last weekend. Lewisport City Administrator Brent Wigginton called this year’s festival a success. “I think it went really well,” Wigginton said. “We had no major problems. Wigginton said he thought a smaller crowd attended…

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Lewisport Heritage Festival starts next week

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lewisport Heritage Festival is back with a few changes! Due to the festival being later in the year than normal, some of the regular vendors could not work the event onto their schedules, so a couple of food trucks will take their place! Organizers hope…

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Heritage Fest moved to September

The Lewisport Heritage Festival, a staple of summers since 1989, will be held in the fall this year, which organizers hope will allow them to have a festival free of COVID-19 restrictions, or at least more so than this June when it was originally planned. This year’s festival will be held on September 23, 24…

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Lewisport amends budget

In a meeting lasting less than 30 minutes, the Lewisport City Council approved the first reading of an amendment amending the 2020-21 budget. The budget ordinance increases the General Fund by 121,000, said Lewisport City Administrator Brent Wiggington. He said the increase came from CARES ACT money the city received from the Federal Government in…

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