High Visibility Enforcement, Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Kokomo Area on Saturday Night

On the evening of March 17, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and Kokomo Police Departments will conduct a multijurisdictional enforcement checkpoint targeting impaired drivers in Howard County. Officers from the Howard County Sheriff Department and Kokomo Police Department will be involved in the checkpoint. After the checkpoint, Howard County deputies and Kokomo Police officers will…

March for Our Lives Scheduled for Downtown on March 24

Organizer Mark Newhart has announced he has organized a community conversation called ‘March for Our Lives’ that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Veterans Park in downtown Frankfort. Individuals of all ages are invited to come and discuss teen suicide, mental health, addition, safety in schools and more. Mayor Chris…

Rossville Avenue Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental

The February 5 fatal fire at 2243 Rossville Avenue has been ruled accidental with the cause being electrical, Frankfort Fire Investigator Adam Hoke announced Wednesday. The fire resulted in the death of 39-year-old Jason Trail Sr. and injured five others, all of whom have recovered from their injuries, which was mostly smoke inhalation. Firefighters had…

Lahrman Named to Farmers Bank Board of Directors

The Farmers Bank is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Lahrman to its Board of Directors, effective Monday, March 12, 2018. “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Lahrman as a member of the Board of Directors.  His vast knowledge and experience, particularly in agriculture, offers additional experience and diversity for…

Galveston Man Dies in Cass County Crash

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 24 at County Road 600 East, in which a Galveston, IN, man died. Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Ezariah Bricknell revealed that Joshua Kilgore, 24, Galveston, IN was driving a 2002…

About 100 Central Students Participate in Walkout

Clinton Central High School Principal Al Remaly said they did have about 100 students participate in a very civil conversation in our cafeteria Wednesday morning. The group had a moment of silence, talked about school safety and how it’s everyone’s responsibility, and mental health issues that our students face. It was a great conversation.

About 200 Frankfort Students Participate in Walkout

Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese said they did have 108 high school students that participated in the walk-out Wednesday morning. They quietly stood around the flag pole until 10:13 when they held hands and made one large circle around the flag pole and one student spoke about her hope for positive change to…

Mishawaka Mayor Continues Quality of Life Focus

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood says a $7 million park proposed for an emerging downtown area is a play on city leadership’s top priority: attracting people. “Now, more than ever, people want to pick their community, then they’ll pick their job,” said Wood, who first came to office in 2010…