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October 12, 2006|by ERIN JULIUS

Police respond to 104 calls for service



HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 104 calls for service during the month of September, Police Chief T.J. Buskirk said Wednesday night at the Hancock Town Council meeting.

There were 80 K-9 unit scans of cars, and two K-9 unit calls for drug-related incidents, Buskirk said.

Also, 100 traffic citations were issued, and there were 16 arrests, nine of which were drug-related, Buskirk said.

Buskirk also announced that the police department plans to donate video cameras to Hancock Elementary School in an effort to help with school security. The school has had a problem with vandalism, Buskirk said.




Halloween Parade set for Oct. 25



HANCOCK - The annual Hancock Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Hancock Rotary Club, will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., Mayor Daniel Murphy said Wednesday night at the Hancock Town Council meeting.

The parade begins at Widmeyer Memorial Park and ends at the Park-N-Dine.

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Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories - bands, floats, drill teams, color guards, antique/classic automobiles and marching organizations. All entries must submit entry forms to Parade Chairperson Dan Murphy. Last year, $3,500 in prize money was awarded.

Rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

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