USB Accepts Resignation of Secretary

The Utility Service Board accepted the resignation of Leslie Valadez as its secretary Monday night and replaced her with former USB board member Marilyn Chittick. The USB also announced that the annual pay for this position will be $3,800. Valadez submitted her resignation letter on November 21 and the following is her letter of resignation.…

Frankfort School Officials Assessing Storm Damage

Community Schools of Frankfort officials are still trying to determine how much damage was caused by the severe storms that hit Frankfort, especially Frankfort High School, on Saturday, November 18. “We walked through last week with our adjuster from the insurance company and documented all the damage,” said Superintendent Don DeWeese. “He felt like that…

Study Shows Good, Bad Parts of Education in State

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that a new study released by the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Inc. offers a glimpse into the current state and the future of education in Indiana. “Closing The Graduation Gap: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates in Indiana” reports the state’s 87.1 percent graduation rate is…

Department of Education Unveils Priorities For 2018

Student Learning, School Improvement, and Operational Effectiveness highlight the 2018 Indiana Department of Education Strategic Policy Priorities released today by Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “The foundation of these policies is to create a rich, innovative and immersive educational environment that challenges our students to be successful lifelong learners,” said Dr. McCormick.…

Nickle Plate Flats Closing In On Enclosure

Nickle Plate Flats project in Downtown Frankfort is getting closer to the goal of enclosure before the bad winter weather moves in. Iron Men Properties Principal Joe Blake, who is the developer in charge of the Nickel Plate Flats apartment complex said earlier in the fall that the crew would work as much is needed…

Public Invited to Downtown Ceremony Thursday

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes is inviting citizens in the City of Frankfort to come downtown on Thursday for the unveiling of a new piece of artwork. He explains the ceremony in the following note. “On behalf of the members of the Frankfort Future Leaders Advisory Council, you are invited to the unveiling of Frankfort’s first…

Kokomo Police Department Seeking Re-Accreditation

The Kokomo Police Department is scheduled to have an on-site assessment in conjunction with our efforts to achieve re-accreditation status.  The purpose of the assessment is to verify that the Kokomo Police Department continues to meet the professional standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  The accreditation program requires…