The following students have made the high honor roll or honor roll at Bon Air Middle School for the first semester:

TIPTON - After several years of planning, dozens of government meetings, and hundreds of doughnuts and cups of coffee, Tipton cut the ribbon on its new jail Thursday.

Meet Q! This adorable feline is 3 years old and she has already been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Q has a sweet personality, is very playful and does not mind other felines. If you would like to meet her, stop by the Cat Café. She is part of our feline colony. For more information pl…

PERU – State police say a two-week long criminal investigation resulted in the arrests of six Peru residents on drug charges, including one charge of trafficking meth at the Miami County jail.

PERU – A Miami County committee is asking for funding to hire a second officer to patrol the courthouse and beef up security throughout the building, which officials say has the least amount of safety-measures of any courthouse in the area.

Darius Bloch, sentenced in Howard Circuit Court on criminal recklessness, to 730 days, with 64 days executed and the balance suspended to supervised probation, with 32 actual days and 32 days of jail time credit served. The defendant was also ordered to forfeit any firearms in his possession…

Two 14-year-old males arrested last month in connection with the December 2019 homicide of a 15-year-old boy are likely headed to adult court. Additionally, another teenage male that police believe also played a role in the incident is now facing a felony charge of murder.

Newly released court transcripts filed through the Howard County Prosecutor’s Office paint the picture of a 24-year-old man who was Tased, scalded with boiling water, pistol whipped, struck with the leg of a chair and hit with brass knuckles during two separate confinement incidents inside a…

BUNKER HILL – The Grissom Air Museum is asking the Miami County Council for $100,000 to help pay for a new exhibit space to house a rare B-58 Hustler bomber plane that will mark the largest expansion at the facility since it opened nearly 40 years ago.

A Kokomo man who was arrested for what police believe was his involvement in an April 2019 homicide was recently deemed incompetent to stand trial. 

Howard County most likely will not become a “gun sanctuary county,” despite a local effort to do so.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling for the resignation of newly appointed Kokomo city councilman Roger Stewart, after anti-Muslim Facebook posts he shared on his profile were uncovered.

PERU – The Indiana Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to install five J-turn intersections on U.S. 31 in Miami County just three year after pulling a similar proposal that received fierce pushback from legislators and residents.

Four Kokomo residents have been charged after an investigation into a recent kidnapping incident at a house in the 700 block of South Courtland Avenue uncovered a video showing alleged torturous activity at a separate residence late last year. 

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget.

An elective offered at Tipton High School is giving students a new perspective on the traditional literature class while also getting to play some of the most iconic video games.

Insulin users would no longer need a prescription to buy the life-saving medication under a state Senate bill passed by a House committee Wednesday.

Some Cass County residents have been following the story of the quarantined cruise ship in Japan on a personal level, thanks to a former county resident.

BUNKER HILL – Officials at Grissom Air Reserve Base say the installation’s economic impact on the local economy last year fell to $124 million after a spike in 2018 due to increased military operations.

Former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby has recommended that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill be suspended for 60 days for groping four women at a party marking the end of the 2018 legislative session and then engaging in a campaign against them.

The Following Maple Crest students made the first semester honor roll and high honor rolls

Two Kokomo men were recently indicted in federal court on charges related to the use of firearms during an alleged incident in Studebaker Park last September.

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Here is the March calendar of support groups and classes offered by Community Howard Regional Health. For more information, go to

The following couples have been issued marriage licenses by the Howard County Clerk’s office:

Editor’s note: Area faith-based institutions should send their event submissions at least two weeks before the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., P.O. Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or email The deadline is noon on Wednesday. Be sure to includ…

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