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July 20, 2013

July 20, 2013: Cheers & Jeers


“We extend our thanks to PASTArrific, World Class Beer, Indulgence Bakery and the Howard County Home Brewing Club for the food, drink and lovely venue. McKeever and Hargrove provided the music, and Cartwright Ellis was our auctioneer for the live auction. We are grateful, too, to all those who donated door prizes and silent auction items. Special thanks go to our fantastic Ales for Tails Committee!

“More than 50 generous businesses and individuals helped sponsor our event. Our sponsors included:

“TOP DOG: Jefferson Road Animal Hospital

“BEST FRIENDS: King’s Heating and Plumbing Inc.; Haynes International; NIPSCO; Hoosier AM-FM Radio; PASTArrific; World Class Beer; William and Sandra Knarr; Eric Heathers, M.D., A.A.F.P., and Ann Heathers; Kokomo Animal Hospital; Edward Jones; and Bolinger Law Firm.

“TAIL WAGGERS: The Hardie Group; Community First Bank of Kokomo; Dr. Donald Fantuzzo; Bill and Karen Peelle; Tom and Carol Scherschel; PHUN MD LLC; and Peelle Law Office.

“COOL CATS: Heather and Milo Sekulich; Wendy’s of Kokomo; Always About Pets; Melissa Ellis Residential Appraisals; Scared Rabbit Productions; Salin Bank; Robert Mullen and Dianna Delgado; and Cone Palace.

“FACE LICKERS: Michael and Joyce Lantz; Al and Dottie Crebo; Richard and Angela Zeltner; Gene and Nancy McGarvey; Krystal Coombs; Mick and Marydee Daily; David and Diane Turner; Kokomo Neurological Group; Dave and Linda Kitchell; Lynn Murray; Brian and Pam Barnett; Mackey Hagenow; Tom and Betty Poppas; Step ‘N Stone LLC Physical Therapy; Dr. Pratap Gohil; Harrold-Chandler Real Estate; Burger King; Dan and Ann Harrigan; Barb Alexander; Crume/Ellis Auctioneers; Cindy Mapes; Paul and Julie Wagner; Kokomo Tribune; First Farmers Bank and Trust; Superior Distribution; and Herbst Family of Pharmacies.

“We truly appreciate Kokomo and Howard County!”

Wind opponents’ outing raises $6,200

Emily West of Sharpsville sends this Cheer on behalf of wind farm opposition group Tipton County Citizens for Responsible Development and its board of directors:

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    August 23, 2014

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    August 23, 2014

  • State challengesfederal government Recently, some have questioned why the State of Indiana has brought lawsuits against our federal government. While this litigation is adversarial by nature, it is a necessary part of our constitutional process. What distinguishes the U.S. Constitutio

    August 23, 2014

  • Aug. 23: Letters to the Editor Paying for lack of leadershipThe salaries of the Board of County Commissioners and the complete funding of the Local Economic Development Organization, is from taxes paid by the residents of Tipton County. The actions of these two entities are unacce

    August 23, 2014

  • Smoking ordinance misguided As a subscriber to the printed edition of the Kokomo Tribune, and a non-smoker, I was very interested upon seeing a page one article in the Aug. 13 edition titled “City-wide ban on smoking revealed.” After reading the article, my interest was peaked

    August 22, 2014

  • Why government openness matters Failing to share information makes us weaker. It enfeebles congressional oversight, which is a cornerstone of representative democracy and which, when aggressively carried out by fully informed legislators, can strengthen policy-making. One of the fu

    August 22, 2014

  • Aug. 22: Letters to the Editor Rokita wrong on GMOsThe Aug. 13 Tribune article about Rokita’s “Town Hall Meeting” left out a key issue — Rokita’s co-sponsorship of HR4432. This bill would ban mandatory labeling of currently genetically modified foods and prohibit any state from en

    August 22, 2014

  • Use the law to save lives As college students head back to campus, it’s a good time to remind them of the Indiana Lifeline Law.When the General Assembly passed the law two years ago, the goal was to encourage minors to call for help by giving them immunity from being prosecut

    August 22, 2014

  • It's time to deal with crisis For five and a half years, the president has gone around Congress to ignore, defy and alter laws in a variety of areas, from Obamacare implementation to issuing excessive new labor and environmental rules to infringing on religious freedom. It is no

    August 21, 2014

  • Nation must be united On Aug. 9, unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, by a police officer. Since that time, protestors and unrest have filled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a town near St. Louis.A similar scenario

    August 21, 2014

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