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Fourth activities set at Vastwood Park

A full day of activities are in store at Hancock County’s Vastwood Park for the 246th anniversary of the American colonies declaring their independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776. In addition to the fireworks show at 9 p.m., which is sponsored by Fiscal Court and overseen by Pyro Shows, the day will…

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Fiscal Court approves $3.2-mil emergency communications project

By C. Josh Givens Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved a project to replace the county’s outdated emergency communications system with a “gold standard” digital system which will cover the entire county. The approval took place at Monday’s meeting of Fiscal Court Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the current system is not reliable in several…

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Sue Geneva “Pauline” Sutherland

Sue Geneva “Pauline” Sutherland, 74, of Hawesville passed away after a short issue with cancer at the Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN. Sue was born in Hancock County to the late Waldo and Mary Alberta Carol Tindle on June 20, 1947, part of a large family. She loved quilting, gardening and about any…

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Getting to Know You: Greg Franzman

By Jennifer Wimmer Greg Franzman, professional drummer and therapist, moved to Hawesville in 1969. He finished his eighth grade year at Hawesville Elementary School, and graduated from Hancock County High School in 1973. When he arrived in Hancock County to live with his uncle, the late Clay Quinn, and his wife, Shirlene, there were a…

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What I learned from dying: I’m missing

By Dave Taylor “I miss that smile,” she said after I sent her an old picture of me. That’s not what I was going for. I was trying to show my wife how much thicker I was back when I was still way sicker. Then I said something about how my current smile makes me…

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Second round of ARPA funding released locally

Hawesville and Lewisport are recipients of funding under the second tranche of funding released under the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress in 2021. Hawesville will receive $132,282, while Lewisport will receive $225,815. The funding levels are determined by population for cities with counts below 50,000 people. Each allocation was…

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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions

Deputy Aaron Emmick investigated a two-vehicle collision around 6:32 a.m., June 2, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Madison Street in Hawesville. According to the report, William K. Blinzinger, 93, of Hawesville, was operating 2018 Ford Escape westbound on U.S. 60 and entered the left westbound lane. Tracy M. Young, 55, of Hawesville,…

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Clarion honored for service to Hancock County

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock Clarion was honored Monday evening with a special award for the newspaper’s contributions to the well-being of the Hancock County community over the years. The award was accepted by Publisher/Editor Donn Wimmer, and the Wimmer family. “Right at the top of our front page, it says ‘The Voice of…

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Laura Kessans: 2022 Hancock County Citizen of the Year

By C. Josh Givens Laura Kessans has been awarded the title of 2022 Hancock County Citizen of the Year. Kessans was recognized Monday evening at the annual dinner of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. Kessans not only serves the community as the Youth Services Center Coordinator for Hancock Middle and High Schools, she also…

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