Ken Hartman

Purdue to Pioneer On-Demand Commencement for 2020 Class

Members of Purdue University’s Class of 2020 will hear their names called, hold diplomas in their hands, wear a cap and gown, and take part, albeit away from Elliott Hall of Music, in all the personal hallmarks, pomp and circumstance of a traditional Purdue commencement — complete with music from Purdue Bands and Purdue Musical Organizations,…

Howard County Health Department Seeking Donations

The Howard County Health Department is asking if your agency or business has medical grade masks, gowns, face shields or other vital healthcare personal protective equipment (PPE) that you would like to donate to healthcare workers to contact the department at 765-456-2407. They can accept donations of these items and will ensure they get to…

State Health Says Over 600 Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced Thursday that 170 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 645 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.…

‘Leading In Uncertain Times’ Thursday, March 26

The WILO/Chamber of Commerce “Leading In Uncertain Times” series continued Thursday morning with IU Health Hospital President Kelly Braverman. Asked if any testing for COVID-19 was available in the area, Braverman said IU Health has their own test available on a limited basis. She added she did not know of any available tests in the…

Frankfort Utilities Asking Residents Not To Flush Certain Items

Due to people electing to flush things such as disinfecting wipes, napkins and paper towels down the toilet, Frankfort Utilities has issued a letter asking resident to not to that. The following is a letter from Frankfort Utiliites General Manager Todd Corrie. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are aware of the increased use of…

Witham Hospital Under Temporary Entry Restrictions

Due to the significant rise in viral illness activity in our community, temporary entry restrictions are in effect for the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. Beginning Thursday, March 26, patients will be screened upon entry using a screening questionnaire and temporal body temperature.  Patients will only be able to enter through the…

Election Commission Adopts New Procedures for Primary

In response to recommendations from Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and the leadership of Indiana’s major political parties, the Indiana Election Commission has issued an order making it easier for Hoosiers to vote in the June 2 Primary Election. Governor Holcomb previously moved the primary from May 5 to June 2. The complete…

Two Injured in Tipton County Crash

At approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 31 at County Road 600 South, in which two Indiana men were injured. The preliminary crash investigation by Master Trooper Lee Williams revealed that Andrew Paschal, 29, Anderson, IN was…

Small Businesses Are Eligible for Financial Assistance

Gov. Holcomb recently announced that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), said State Sen. Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon). Under the program, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and nonprofits across the state are eligible to apply for low-interest loans up to $2 million to help overcome…