Local News

Purdue Makes the Switch to Paper Straws

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University Dining & Catering is transitioning away from plastic straws and will switch to paper straws in the university’s residential and retail outlets. The paper straws will be sourced from Fort Wayne-based Aardvark Straws. The switch from plastic to paper straws will be complete on March 18. This will…

Community Events

The St. Mary’s Catholic Church Annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry will be every Friday during Lent until April 19 from 4:30-7 at Muller Hall, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. The public is welcome and carry out is available. Cost is $10 for adults and kids 12 and under are $5. Menu consists of…

US 421 Bridge Over Kilmore Creek Will Close April 1

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the U.S. 421 Bridge over Kilmore Creek will close on or after Monday, April 1 for a bridge rehabilitation project. This bridge is located north of Frankfort and just south of State Road 38 in Clinton County. The roadway is scheduled to reopen April 30, with the contract…

Boil Water Advisory for Residents in Washington Ave. Area

Due to loss of pressure in the Frankfort Water Works Distribution System caused by construction activities on Washington Avenue, the Frankfort Water Works has issued a Boil Water Advisory for residents in the construction area on Tuesday morning. This Boil Water Advisory applies only to homes and businesses on: Washington Ave. – 1403, 1450, 1600,…

Statewide Tornado Siren Testing Set for Tuesday Morning

As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a statewide tornado drill is planned for 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19. This drill provides a valuable opportunity for families, schools and businesses to practice severe weather emergency plans. Some ways families can practice during the statewide tornado drill are: Take household members – quickly but calmly…

Education Takes Center Stage at Legislative Breakfast

Education was the main topic of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast Saturday morning at Wesley Manor’s Harmony Hall. The main thrust of the conversation centered around House Bill 1021, which specifies that a school corporation may determine the allocation among its funds of property tax reductions resulting the granting of property tax…

Purdue Extension Hosts Operation KidSafe Event

Operation KidSafe made its initial appearance in Frankfort on Friday at the Purdue Extension Office with one main objective. “The main emphasis is to give the parents a tool just in case their child goes missing at some point,” said event sponsor Debbie Isgrigg of the Allstate Agency. “They can immediately give law enforcement officers…

Lincoln Day Dinner Big Night for Candidates and Voters

Clinton County Republican Chairman Jim Moyer said the Lincoln Day Dinner held Thursday night at Arborwood was not only a big night for the candidates, but also a big night for the voters. “This is the lead up to the primary election and we have a lot of contested races,” said Moyer. “This is a…

Wanted Tippecanoe County Subject Resists Arrest

At approximately 6:42 p.m. Saturday, Boone County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit came into contact with Tyren Barnes (24) as a result of a traffic stop. Barnes had initially provided deputies with false personal identifying information. Once deputies realized he had given them false information, they went to place him into custody on a Tippecanoe County…

IHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament

IHSAA State Championship Games Saturday’s Games At Bankers Life Field House Class A — Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (27-2) vs. Barr-Reeve (26-2), 10:30 a.m. Class 2A — Andrean (20-8) vs. Linton-Stockton (27-3), 12:45 p.m. Class 3A — Culver Academies (24-3) vs. Silver Creek (24-3), 6 p.m. Class 4A — Carmel (25-1) vs. Ben Davis (20-7),…