Kokomo Church to Open Permanent Downtown Campus

Development in downtown Kokomo has led Crossroads Community Church to plan its next campus location in the heart of the city. The church recently purchased the former Hillegoss law office at 116 N. Main Street, across from the Howard County Courthouse. Since September of 2018, the church has been temporarily holding Sunday services at the…

VanNatter’s Bill Supporting Pensions Advances to Governor

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) to increase Indiana police officers and firefighters pension benefits from the 1977 Fund could soon become law. The 1977 Fund was created for eligible police officers, firefighters and their spouses to help pay for retirement, disability and survivor benefits. VanNatter’s legislation would increase the monthly amount beneficiaries receive. “In…

Duke Energy Awards Grants to 19 Indiana ED Groups

Duke Energy has awarded grants of up to $5,000 to 19 Indiana economic development groups for two separate programs. “The Marketing Partnership Program and the Foreign Direct Investment Partnership Program are designed to help local economic development groups strengthen marketing efforts to help attract jobs and investment to the communities within our Indiana service territory,”…

Mayor’s Night Out Scheduled for Frankie’s Cafe

As part of their ongoing efforts to share news of Frankfort’s progress and hear residents’ ideas and concerns, Mayor Chris McBarnes and the City’s department heads invite community members to join them at the next Mayor’s Night Out at Frankie’s Café on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to come early to…

Closures Announced for Road Bridges Over State Road 25

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the timeline for closures on three Tippecanoe County Roads over State Road 25. The contractor will be placing polymeric overlays on the three bridges. They plan to close C.R. 1000 E. over S.R. 25 on or after Monday, May 6. Only one bridge will be closed at one time…

Construction Work to Begin on I-65 NB and SB in Indianapolis

Work is scheduled to begin next week on I-65 near downtown Indianapolis. This project is the first of many Marion County projects this summer as the Indiana Department of Transportation works to clean up the interstates after two years of harsh freeze/thaw cycles during the winter months. Crews will be working on I-65 NB and…

STEM Grant to Benefit Four Hoosier Schools

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that schools in north central Indiana are among several to land more hands-on STEM experiences for students. A grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is allowing for the expansion of the A World in Motion program, which incorporates STEM learning into the classroom. The…

Campaign to Combat Hunger Beginning in Indiana

One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including more than 77,000 people in North Central Indiana. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Food Finders Food Bank are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark…

Rose Acre Farms Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Rose Acre Farms recently hosted their community egg hunt and family fun day in Frankfort on Friday, April 12. Despite strong winds, hundreds of guests came out to TPA Park for the annual event. This year, the event featured games, agriculture trivia, a petty zoo, essay contests, egg decorating, magic shows, jugglers and a silent…