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Community Christmas Dinner Scheduled

The Community Christmas Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, December 25, at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 401 W. Walnut St., Frankfort. Dinner coordinator Butch Pickering said he needs help and would welcome those who would care to be a part of this occasion. He believes they will serve…

Frankfort City Council Approves New Parks Position

The Frankfort City Council approved amending the 2018 salary ordinance by allowing the Frankfort Parks Department to hire an administrative assistant instead of a laborer Tuesday night. “We’re retooling our parks department,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “We’re redirecting our efforts to better serve the people of our city and one move we are making is…

Indiana Tourism Association Headed to Hendricks County

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Tourism Association has chosen Hendricks County as the host for its annual conference in March 2019. The two-day event, which will be held in central Indiana for the first time in four years, is expected to draw more than 300 tourism professionals from throughout the state. The Indiana…

Two Frankfort Police Officers to Be Recognized

Police Officers Kaleb Thompson and Tyyon Neal will be presented with the prestigious Lifesaving Award at noon on Thursday, December 14 at the Frankfort Police Department in recognition of their heroic actions that saved a man attempting suicide. According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, Thompson and Neal were dispatched to the 400 block of S…

McBarnes Issues Statement on Passing of Marilyn Ransom

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement regarding the passing of Marilyn Ransom. Friends, Our heartfelt prayers go out to Tom Ransom and the Ransom family on the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother, Marilyn. Marilyn passed away early Monday morning, leaving behind a legacy as an educator and community leader. She…

Five Vehicle Crash Claims Two Lives

At approximately 3:20 p.m. Tuesday on I-65 southbound in the left lane of the split traffic pattern near the 172 MM (that is near the SR 26/172 exit) in Tippecanoe County, a five vehicle crash claims two lives and injured two others. On Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police said the victims were identified as 49-year-old…

Last Radio Auction For 2017 Wednesday Morning

Karen Butcher and Kevin Keith take to the airwaves on WILO AM/FM Wednesday at 10:05 AM.  The WILO radio auction will clear out: *Certificates to your favorite area restaurants, * Trailer from TC Trailers, *Gas Dryer from Martin Brothers in Russiaville, *Remote Start car starter, *Car Detail Certificates *MUCH more…check out www.thebargainman.com and click “ALL”…

Memorial Services To Be Held For Former Teacher Marilyn Ransom

Marilyn Mast Ransom, 72, of Frankfort, died at 4:40 a.m. December 4, 2017 at Wesley Manor.  She was born June 24, 1945 in Frankfort, Ind., to George E. & Martha (Stine) Mast.  She married Thomas V. Ransom on August 21, 1966 in Frankfort and he survives. Marilyn was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort High School and…

Parkview Home Issues Residents Wish List

Parkview Home in Frankfort would like to request the public consider the residents of Parkview Home for Christmas gifts this year. Administrator Chris Overman has submitted a list of some items for both men and women that are needed at the facility. The following is the Parkview Home residents wish list: Total of 17 Men:…

Evans Receives Community Leadership Award

Covering Kids and Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) held their Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon on Tuesday, Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, 15th U.S. Surgeon General and first African American woman to hold the post, presented “Making a Difference for all Children and Families.” Also as part of the program, CKF-IN recognized the efforts of local coalitions and…