Russ Kaspar

Clinton County Daily News Team Gathers For Christmas Party

Your Clinton County Daily News team celebrated Christmas together Saturday night.  It takes a team of dedicated people to bring you content on Shine 99, WILO AM/FM, Clinton County Daily News and Shine 99 TV.  Erick Dircks captures some fun party moments at the home of Russ and Susan Kaspar catered by The Angry Donkey…

Spaceport Ground Breaking Possible For July 2019 At Frankfort/Clinton County Airport

20+ Acres at the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport (KFKR)  is slated for the next generation in STEM learning.  A land-lease agreement with the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport is scheduled to become reality in the next couple months. Spaceport President Brian Tanner spoke at the noon Thursday Frankfort Rotary Club at Arborwood. Tanner outlined the plans and objectives…

Olivia Wyrick Wins Distinguished Young Woman Award

By Cindy Loveless Frankfort High School Saturday night was the gathering place for some of Clinton County’s most talented Young Women.  Olivia Wyrick became Clinton County’s Distinguished Young Woman Saturday Night and will represent Clinton County for the State Title of ‘Distinguished Young Woman’ in February. Olivia is a Clinton Central senior and daughter of…

Honorable Kathy Rae Smith

The Honorable Kathy Rae Smith, 66, of Frankfort, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Witham Hospital in Lebanon. She was born January 7, 1952 in Goshen to Charles Dean and Lucille (Rapp) Smith. She was a graduate of Goshen High School, admitted to Ball State University in 1974 and got her law degree from…

Kathy Smith Will Be Remembered As A Servant Leader

Kathy Smith served as Superior Court Judge in Clinton County for over two decades.  Judge Kathy Smith died late Friday afternoon at Witham Hospital in Lebanon. Kathy Smith served in many leadership capacities in Clinton County including as Secretary for Camp Cullom (Clinton County Foundation for Youth).  Kathy Smith was instrumental in writing several grants…

Ellie’s Retreat House Holds Open House Sunday

Many churches, schools and families have discovered the secret of Ellie’s Retreat House on North Columbia in Frankfort. The Retreat House has been a low cost boarding place for families with funerals and out-of-town guests.  The 501 c-3 Retreat is used for vision class to help realize the dreams of groups and organizations. Music classes…

Sparrow Florist and Greenhouse Closing December 21

Four Generations and 59 years have passed since the beginning of Sparrow Florist on 1st Street in Frankfort. Chris Wheatley, Julie Wheatley Balensiefer and Family have announced that the last day for Sparrow Florist will be Friday, December 21, 2018. The original greenhouses were built in 1929 for F.E. Knabe & Son and purchased in…

Frankfort Christmas Parade: VIDEO and Photos

A Frankfort Christmas would not be complete without a parade with Santa and all his helpers decked out in holiday garb.  The route this year went north on Main Street to Washington Street and then South on Jackson to East Clinton. As you watch the video below look out for the winners judged by Marvel…