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FHS, FMS On ‘Lock Out’ for Almost 30 Minutes Thursday

Frankfort High School and Frankfort Middle School were both placed on ‘Lock Out’ for a short period of time Thursday afternoon due to a shot being fired in an apartment on Maish Road just north of the railroad tracks. Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese said they were notified of a shot fired in…

Italian Manufacturer to Establish North American Headquarters in Indiana

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Delaware County officials joined Filtrec S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of filters and filter elements, in Milan this week as the company announced plans to locate its first U.S. operation in Indiana. The company will invest $1.3 million to establish a facility in Daleville, which will serve as the company’s North…

CAST Group Has First Meeting Since School Began in August

For the first time since school started back in August, the group called CAST (Communities and Schools Together) met Wednesday morning at the Education and Administration Center in Frankfort to discuss transportation, health services and had demonstrations on what school nurses and secretaries do on a daily basis. CAST meets eight times in a calendar…

US 52 Resurfacing Project Will Close County Roads

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces there will be several county road closures beginning Friday, September 21 after 9 a.m. for concrete paving operations on U.S. 52, weather permitting. The closures can last up to four days and will most likely reopen Monday, September 24 during the afternoon. The next county road intersections to…

Still Time To Enter Grandma’s Cook-Off

Ready to knock ‘em dead with your best recipe? Grandma’s Cook-off is in its 11th year this Saturday September 22 and you are invited to enter a favorite Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup or Dessert.  The top winner in each category will receive $300.00 on the spot after judges select your gastronomical masterpiece. Cook your…

Pacesetter Campaign Gets United Way Off to Great Start

From all indications, it looks like this could be a banner year for the 2018 United Way Campaign. During the kickoff breakfast Tuesday morning at Arborwood, United Way announced it had raised $111,168 from its Pacesetter campaign which involved just three agencies — Donaldson, Center Township of Clinton County and The Farmers Bank. “I’m so…

TPA Park Pool Feasibility Study Underway

Challenges in maintaining the pool presented themselves soon after the water went in the TPA Park Pool this year.  Before opening again, significant repairs must be made. The City Council gave their nod of approval to seek options from the community on what their views might be for the future of the facility.  The Board of…

State Police and IMPD Searching for Armed Suspect in Indy

Officers from the Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are conducting a manhunt near I-465 and Mann Road. The incident began around 1:15 this afternoon when Troopers were investigating a single vehicle crash on I-465 near Mann Road. The driver of the vehicle, which was stolen, had fled from the scene on…

Kokomo Police Investigating Fatal Accident

At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, Howard County Dispatch received information from Battleground Police Department (Tippecanoe County) regarding a stolen vehicle. KPD dispatch put out an attempt to locate on a black Honda Civic stolen from Battleground, Indiana. Information received indicated the individual in possession of the stolen vehicle was possibly armed and dangerous and en…

Adrian Marks PBY Aircraft For Marks Terminal Almost Finished

Terry Laughner is a master at accurately recreating aircraft into beautiful wood models of the original plane. Terry’s latest undertaking is modeling the famous PBY-5A Catalina aircraft now 18,000 feet underwater.  The famous PBY aircraft was flown by Adrian Marks.  Marks was decorated by Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz for his ingenuity and bravery resulting in…