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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Remembering a hero
    Much has been said about the fateful late March early morning when Howard County Sheriff Deputy Carl Koontz was shot and killed in the line of duty and Corporal Jordan Buckley was injured. Now, five months later, the law enforcement officer – a hero to the community – will be forever remembered after the county dedicated a well-traveled bridge in his honor.
  • YMCA seeks new leader
    When David and Shirley Dubois arrived in Kokomo in late 1998, they thought the stay would be short lived – five years at the most. As the newly crowned CEO of the Kokomo Family YMCA, Dave’s intentions were to continue the capital building campaign, build a new facility and move on to a new assignment within the organization. 
  • Food, fun, faith, and friendship
    Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church will host its annual FunFest on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 on the grounds of the church, 3155 S. 200 West (Dixon Rd).  The public is invited to attend.
  • Indiana: State of the art
    On August 11, former Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Director Charles Joray held court in his former stomping grounds giving a history lesson on the library’s Hoosier Art collection.
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  • Application deadline nears for state park deer reductions
    The deadline for hunters to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is Aug. 22. Hunters must apply online by visiting and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link. The link also includes additional hunt details. Paper applications are not available.
  • Kokomo Jackrabbits No. 23 in attendance nationally
    For the second consecutive season, the Kokomo Jackrabbits are near the top in attendance nationally for summer-collegiate teams. The Jackrabbits moved up to No. 23 from last season’s No. 26 in rankings released by Ballpark Business.
  • Hidden gem in Howard County
    Tucked away in eastern Howard County is what many in the race community consider the best kept secret in the area – the Kokomo Quarter Midget Club. While locals may not know an asphalt racetrack is located at 1198 Hillsdale Drive, the world of motorsports sure does.
  • Kokomo’s Unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent
    According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Kokomo’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent – its lowest rate since September 2015 and the second lowest rate since 2000. The rate is also lower than the state level (4.6) and the federal level (4.9).
    Harry Vernon DeSchamps, 93, Kokomo, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born March 12, 1923, in Cassville to Francis and Anna (Housand) DeSchamps. He married Mary Lou Collins, and she preceded him in death Oct. 14, 1972.
  • Boating Safety for You and Your Pet
    With boating season in high gear it's a good time for a little refresher on pet friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it's important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind.
  • 8/18/2016
    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many people who have read my articles over these many years.  I have received so much encouragement from many of you! 


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