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June 12, 2013

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Free summer lunch programs benefit area kids.

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District changes name

The Kokomo-Center Schools board voted unanimously Monday to change the district’s name to Kokomo School Corp.

Officials said the old name, which officially was Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corp., was obsolete.

It had adopted that name in 1954 when Kokomo and Center Township voters approved a referendum for consolidation by a 2-to-1 margin.

With the annexation of most of Center Township into the city of Kokomo, however, the identification of Center Township as a separate educational unit is no longer needed, said Joe Dunbar, school board president.

Need A Meal?

Four open sites in Howard County serve free meals to students 18 and younger throughout the summer. Taylor Primary School offers breakfast from 7:45 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday through June 28. It serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 9. For questions, call the cafeteria office at 765-453-1101 ext. 501. Kokomo Schools has sites at Carver Community Center and Garden Square Apartments. Those are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday from now until July 19. For questions, call food services at 765-454-7112.

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