Russ Kaspar

ASI Holds Annual Halloween Party: Photos

Abilities Services held its annual Halloween party at the Clinton County 4-H Building last night. Ghouls and Gobblins gathered at the annual event and Erick Dircks was there to catch it all for you. CLICK HERE for Photos by Erick Dircks

View John F. Kennedy Letter To WILO and Vern Kaspar

57 years ago tomorrow, John F. Kennedy wrote a letter to Vern Kaspar.  The letter was written on October 28th, 1960.  Eleven days later John F. Kennedy would be elected 35th President of the United States. The letter came to Vern Kaspar’s Frankfort home at 208 North East Street.  (My home at the time, too,…

Frankfort McDonald’s Will Hold Grand Reopening Thursday

McDonald’s in Frankfort is celebrating the completed inside and out remodeling of its store on East Wabash Street. Starting at 7:00 AM Thursday October 26th, the first 100 people inside the newly remodeled Frankfort McDonalds store receive an “All Day Breakfast Sandwich” a week for one year.  Then at 10:30 the Clinton County Chamber of…

United Way At Half-Way Point

Clinton County United Way is half way to its $500,000 goal for the 2017 campaign. The United Way thermometer on the Frankfort Square was just updated at 5:00 PM Friday October 20th by incoming United Way Director Carolina Booth, and reflects the latest news. The Clinton County United Way can see that your household, organization…

Camp Cullom Lodge Shows Off New Roof

Camp Cullom’s lodge now has a new look after the recent installation of its new sloped  roof.  The lodge was having problems with its flat roof and was able to cure the problem with a new metal roof.  A Clinton County Community Foundation  grant was primarily responsible for funding of the project with some additional…

Jimmy John’s Opens This Week

WILO, Shine 99 and Clinton County Daily Daily News has learned that the new Jimmy John’s on the west side of Frankfort opens this week. Joseph Bookwalter, local manager, said that the store will be ready for the October 17th opening. Fresh bread was baking this morning for the opening.  The first sandwich for the…

Science Academy at Camp Cullom: A Place of Discovery for 5th Graders

92 Acres at Camp Cullom Friday night and  Saturday turned into one giant science laboratory.  Approximately 40 5th graders selected by their teachers from Rossville, Frankfort, Clinton Central and Clinton Prairie participated in the Academy. The goal of the Camp Cullom Academy of Science is to spark and fan a burning love for Science among…

Center Township Seeks to Stop Poverty Cycle

Kevin Evans, Center township trustee, grew up in a poverty-stricken environment.  He has successfully stopped the poverty cycle in his own life and is seeking to help others do the same. Evans spoke at the Frankfort Rotary Club Thursday October 5th and updated the gathering on Center Township activities. Kevin Evans received the Indiana Township…

Prairie Grass Observatory Takes Delivery of New Dome

Camp Cullom’s Prairie Grass Observatory just took delivery of a new dome for its 7″ Meade Refracting Telescope.  The $23,000 Dome will be assembled by volunteers in the next several weeks. Camp Cullom expects the telescope to be installed in the new dome by winter. The SkyShed Pod Max 12.5 foot dome will have an…