As a young high school college student in Minnesota, Keith Peterson grew vegetables to help put him through college. Now, more than 30 years later, he and his wife, Angela, are back to toiling the land as small-scale farmers.
TIPTON — Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. is set to permanently close next year, bringing an end to the more than 60-year-old company, according to officials with the United Steel Workers union.
A sports training business run by a former Kokomo native and former Kokomo High School baseball standout is expanding into its own facility, soon to be located on the city’s south side.
Step through what the kids call “The Cabin” and into Stephanie McKinstry’s backyard, and you’ll find a day care center unlike most others.
It was announced on Friday that the Kokomo Tribune newsroom brought home seven awards during this year’s Hoosier State Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.
PERU — Pat Kelly traveled the country performing in circuses as a sad, downtrodden clown for most his life, just like his father, Emmett Kelly, the iconic depression-era hobo clown named Weary Willy.
The Howard County Commissioners received nearly 30 responses from local citizens regarding the board’s recently introduced draft solar ordinance.
TIPTON — Construction on a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing on U.S. 31 is set to begin Monday in a move officials say will dramatically reduce accidents at the intersection.
Howard County schools saw dips in ILEARN results this year, though school officials are not too concerned about the results of a standardized test administered during a year of challenges.
PERU — Mississinewa Lake is seeing record-shattering crowds visit the state recreational area this year following a huge spike in attendance last year during the pandemic.
NOBLESVILLE — Authorities released scant details Wednesday after a suburban Indianapolis police officer shot and wounded a “male subject” while officers were responding to a call for assistance at a house.
There's a 72-hour period in a puppy's development that's ideal to see if they'd be ideal for service, rescue or therapy. Between their 28th and 31st days of life Harlee and Seger tested positively, and Cindie Hudson scooped them up.
A woman to be immortalized by a statue will be the featured speaker at the upcoming dedication ceremony of the Women’s Legacy Memorial.
MIAMI COUNTY — A Watervliet, Michigan, woman was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated Tuesday morning after a citizen alerted authorities that she was driving erratically down the highway at a high rate of speed.
SHARPSVILLE — Workers at Functional Devices are set to vote on forming a union, saying they want a contract with the company that brings fair wages, better benefits and workplace safety.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a new series titled “A Day With ... .” Reporters Kim Dunlap and Spencer Durham will give readers a glimpse into a typical day of various residents from Howard, Tipton, Miami or Cass counties with unique jobs. Photographers also will provide photos and vide…
Garden Square residents will have easier access to mental health services thanks to a partnership between Four County and the Kokomo Housing Authority.
Around 10 years ago, if you would have told Stephanie Schwartz she’d be running a 35-acre farm in rural Howard County, she would have thought you were crazy.
PERU — Courtlynn Crowe wasn’t going to make the cut the first time she tried out to become a flying trapeze performer in the Peru Amateur Circus.
Out at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Friday morning, there was an alpaca dressed as Theodore Roosevelt carved into Mount Rushmore. His exhibitor was 4-H'er Kelsie Heintz.
Kokomo will keep its metro status for at least several more years after the U.S. Office of Management and Budget this week backed off its proposal to reclassify several small metropolitan areas as micropolitan areas.
MACY — A man who led officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday that ended with a SWAT standoff faces a new charge of attempted murder after police say he fired a gun at a state trooper.
TIPTON — The city is a finalist to win a $3 million investment package from T-Mobile, including enhancing the city’s 5G network and a free concert from the chart-topping band Florida Georgia Line.
A new local law requires all residents and businesses in the county to display address numbers in a way that’s easily visible from the street so police and other emergency responders can be sure they’re at the correct address.
On Monday, Taylor schools became the fifth and final school district in Howard County to make masks optional for the coming school year.
This Week's Circulars
- Steel Parts Manufacturing in Tipton to permanently close
- Construction of new U.S. 31 bridge in Tipton Co. set to start
- Police: Father, son arrested after fight with deputies
- Laird's Training expanding, building new facility on city's south side
- A DAY WITH .... Granpa Cratchet: Local comedian and puppeteer reflects on 40-year career
- Functional Devices workers to vote on forming union
- Western names new Primary principal
- Citizen's tip leads to arrest of Michigan woman
- Music at the Fairgrounds to feature local talent
- Police seeking man in recent theft case