Brickstreet Theatre to Hold Auditions this Week

Auditions are being held this week for Brickstreet Theatre’s production of  “Wit” by Margaret Edson. Brickstreet Theatre is looking for 3 men and 3 women in this inspiring drama, and people to help out behind the scenes as well! Auditions are being held at Brickstreet Theatre’s new rehearsal space at 122 North Clark Street in […]

Hancock County to make digital updates to drainage district maps

Hancock County’s landscape has dramatically changed by settlement and agricultural practices over the years. The county now has nearly 200 drainage districts throughout its 16 townships. Previous drain maps have consisted of tiles drawn by hand, making it sometimes confusing to read. After lengthy consideration, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors has made the decision […]

Local Community is all about Spreading Love

Are you bored with doing the same ole’ same ole’ for your loved ones each Valentine’s Day.  One local community is here to spice things up for you. The Garner Chamber of Commerce and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School Vocal Department are offering local residents another way to show love this holiday.  Garner Chamber Director Amber Jenniges […]

Hancock County E911 Service Discussion…Still Going

Hancock County is definitely not finished with the communications and 911 service discussion yet.  After many disgruntled citizens opposed the proposed communications center merger with Winnebago County to save taxpayer money and improve dispatch services, the Hancock County Supervisors are now looking at other ways to sharpen its handling of emergency 911 calls. Supervisor Jerry […]

Hancock County elected officials could see a 3.2% wage increase

The Hancock County Compensation Board has spoken and it believes the county’s elected officials deserve a 3.2 percent across the board wage increase for the next budget year, considering early data from other counties’ across the state show proposed increases from 2.5 to nearly 5 percent. The Compensation Board also voted in favor of an […]