IU to Split Schools of Education

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana University Board of Trustees has endorsed a recommendation to split the IU School of Education into two independent institutions on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. The university says the move will allow each school to “more effectively meet the educational needs of Indiana and the nation.” IU says…

Sportsplex Groundbreaking Keeps Hammond Hot Streak

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center marks additional progress on what has been a series of economic development wins in the Lake County city. Plans for the facility, located on the former Woodmar Mall property, include six basketball courts, a dozen volleyball courts and two…

Auditions Scheduled for Clinton County Civic Theatre

Auditions for Clinton County Civic Theatre’s first performance of their 29th season will be Sunday, August 20, at the Frankfort Community Public Library Theatre at 7 p.m. Auditions will be reading from script for eight 10-minute plays – lots of characters – great time for someone new to get involved in a short play!

Grant to Fund STEM Engagement Study

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant to a group of researchers studying engagement in STEM activities in middle school science and math classes. The research group includes professors from Indiana University and Purdue University. IU says the researchers “will observe collaborative group engagement” during the…

St. Joseph’s College Selling Off Assets

Saint Joseph’s College says it will sell certain assets and memorabilia to help fund ongoing work to reopen the school. The sale will take place next week at the Hanson Recreation Center on the Rensselaer campus. The school says key assets “core to the history of Saint Joe” or those that are critical to a successful…

Remainder of Frankfort High School Renovation Project Taking Shape

Thanks to finding a little extra income available in its renovation budget, the Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education approved a request by Superintendent Don DeWeese Tuesday night that will allow the board to get just about everything on their wish list for the Frankfort High School Renovation Project. “We currently have $331,847.56 unencumbered…

Parks Department Will Have Free Concert at TPA

The Frankfort Parks Department will have a free concert featuring Kelly Isenhower at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bandstand in TPA Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music under the stars. Special thanks to Genda Funeral Home for sponsoring the concert.