Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

Local News

October 29, 2013

Local Democrats moving to new location

Kokomo Toys locating downtown.

In time for the 2014 election season, the Howard County Democratic Party is relocating its headquarters to a new location, which is also allowing a retail outlet to move into the downtown.

The party headquarters is moving from the northwest corner of Buckeye and Walnut streets to the third floor of the former Oddfellows building at 341 N. Main St.

The historic third floor is being renovated to house the party’s meeting and office space. The Democratic Party’s move is part of a deal that enables a local small business, Kokomo Toys, to expand its operations and move downtown.

“We have outgrown our current location and have been looking for a larger location for a few months,” David Tharp, chairman of the Howard County Democratic Party, said. “Our meetings are currently standing-room only. This new location is much larger.”

In addition to providing a larger space for the Democratic Party, the move will enable Kokomo Toys to expand and relocate downtown. Kokomo Toys is currently located at 1244 E. Morgan St.

“Kokomo Toys’ expansion and relocation to downtown would not have been possible without the support and assistance of the Howard County Democratic Party,” said Amber Jordan, owner of Kokomo Toys. “I really appreciate the Democratic Party’s commitment to local small businesses.”

The move to an upper story in the downtown core comes after the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association listed the rehabilitation of upper stories as

a top priority in its updated Downtown Master Plan.

“This is a great move for the Democratic Party,” Tharp said. “The larger space fits our needs better, we are helping a local business expand, and we are encouraging sound urban development policies.”

The renovations are expected to be completed by Jan. 1.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Judge: Indiana lacks valid reason for gay marriage ban

    A federal judge says attorneys defending Indiana's gay marriage ban haven't shown any good reason to not recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness.

    April 21, 2014

  • Shooting victim forgives assailant Misty Wallace was a high school senior with a full ride scholarship to play softball in college. Keith Blackburn was a high school dropout on drugs and in gangs, expecting to be either dead or in prison after taking on a life of crime. Their lives wi

    April 21, 2014

  • Take Back the Night and Angel Walk coming Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members will come together at Indiana University Kokomo next week to raise awareness of domestic violence through the annual Take Back the Night and Angel Walk. The rally begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

    April 21, 2014

  • tornadodamage34-20-04.jpg Kokomo Skating Arena: 10 years gone

    If you drive past the intersection of East Morgan and North Ohio streets these days you’ll see some trees, a parking lot and a Dollar General store. What you won’t see is the Kokomo Skating Arena, a landmark which stood on this corner for decades until a tornado caved the roof in April 20, 2004. Those who knew it well said they won’t soon forget it.

    April 20, 2014 6 Photos

  • Question Time: Name a baby (or babies) today

    “Imagine you’re having a baby (or babies) today. What would you name it (or them) and why? (You can give answers for a girl, a boy or both; and any combination for twins, triplets, etc.)”

    April 20, 2014

  • 400SUnion.jpg Counties move forward with flood mitigation one year later

    One by one, properties were bulldozed from the neighborhood between Carter and Murden streets in downtown Kokomo, physically erasing evidence of residential flooding in an area long prone to it.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 400SUnion Counties move forward with flood mitigation one year later One by one, properties were bulldozed from the neighborhood between Carter and Murden streets in downtown Kokomo, physically erasing evidence of residential flooding in an area long prone to it. Removing homes along Park Avenue, near Waterworks Park

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Flooded area - E Murden 01 Jaimz family seeks closure after losing everything Ashley Jaimz and her sister, Amanda Urbina, took a drive through the Cedar Crest neighborhood the other day to view how residents were faring in the wake of a Nov. 17 tornado. The drive was intended to provide some closure to Jaimz, who is still stru

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - FEMA 03 Kokomo resident whose basement collapsed during flood repairs own home

    Walter Raderstorf can still remember sitting in his living room inside his home on West Park Avenue, realizing he had escaped a brush with death. “I was in the basement carrying stuff up and I came in here and sat down,” he said. “It wasn’t 30 second

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Late Kokomo teacher dedicates estate to foundation Longtime Kokomo School Corp. teacher Holly Kirkpatrick will continue to have a positive impact on students thanks to a $38,000 donation from her estate to the Kokomo Public Schools Education Foundation. Kirkpatrick died in November 2012 after teachin

    April 20, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries