MIAMI – Just about every town has a community Christmas tree prominently displayed to celebrate the holidays.
Actor and author Hill Harper will serve as the keynote speaker for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo’s 16th annual “Doing the Dream” programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Harper will speak at the event’s annual community banquet Jan. 23 and at a student convocation Jan. 24.
Earlier this year, the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. electric utility giant received the state’s go-ahead to set up a 300-megawatt wind turbine farm as part of plans to phase-out coal-fueled facilities.
Scott Bell was sentenced in Howard Superior Court 1 of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. On operating while intoxicated, to 913 days, with 14 days executed and the balance on supervised probation. On leaving the scene of an accident, to 180 days, wit…
TIPTON – Tipton Mayor Don Havens died Friday morning after an extended battle with Crohn’s disease, just two weeks before his term was set to expire.
At long last, one of Kokomo’s most prominent vacant downtown properties is headed for development – more than three years after a sudden demolition took out a historic building on the courthouse square that had been around for nearly a century-and-a-half.
INDIANAPOLIS — The demands of teachers for the 2020 legislative session remain the same: increased teacher pay, holding teachers and schools harmless from poor ILEARN test scores and repealing the 15-hour externship for re-licensing.
TIPTON – Tipton Mayor-elect Tom Dolezal has chosen 17-year police veteran Jeff Stout to lead the Tipton Police Department and replace current Chief Thomas Clark, who is retiring.
Progress was made Tuesday night on multiple developments, including Kokomo’s two most prominent ongoing projects: the downtown hotel and conference center and the east side’s Championship Park complex.
Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company in a move that is expected to bring $490 million in new investment to the local plants in Kokomo and Tipton and potentially add over 1,000 new jobs.
INDIANAPOLIS — Veteran Health Indiana on Wednesday announced a new $40 million, 46,000-square-foot veterans health care center will be built off Indiana 46 on Terre Haute’s east side.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police are still investigating the alleged abduction of a 62-year-old woman in the Galveston area on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing flags in Miami County to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Peru Mayor Richard “Dick” Blair.
A roughly half-mile stretch of new road connecting Morgan Street to Judson Road officially opened last week, marking the end of a project that has been on the books for more than 30 years.
Tears, laughter, memories and maybe the most electric Christmas suit City Hall has ever seen took center stage Monday night, as seven of Kokomo’s Common Council members said their goodbyes, leaving behind decades of experience and setting the stage for a dramatic revamp of the city’s legisla…
A $30,000 donation from Logansport’s Cole family will help train future nurses, paramedics and medical workers at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo campus.
Workers at the local Fiat Chrysler Automobile plants in Kokomo and Tipton overwhelmingly voted to approve a tentative agreement with the company – that comes with the prospect of a $450 million investment and more jobs at one of the plants.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his office’s agenda for the upcoming 2020 legislative session Tuesday, taking aim at — among other targets — motorists who use hand-held devices to text, tweet or navigate.
PERU – Richard “Dick” Blair, a former Peru police chief who went on to serve three terms as the city’s mayor, passed away Saturday morning, leaving behind a legacy as a bipartisan, easy-to-work-with leader whom residents respected and loved. He was 87.
Kokomo Mayor-elect Tyler Moore on Monday announced two new appointments to his incoming administration, along with the retention of three existing city department heads.
As the We Care telethon came to a close Sunday night, tears were shed and laughs were shared as hosts shared precious memories of those lost and the generosity of the community in 2019.
TIPTON – A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow IU Health Tipton to expand its telehealth technology to enhance its addiction and mental health services.
A new outdoor play space is coming to the downtown branch of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library that will offer kids a place to learn outside the building’s walls.
During a year when Indiana’s small retailers are fighting online giants for holiday dollars, Danny Reynolds added up the sales for his clothing store Monday night and was surprised to find they topped his 2018 opening weekend sales.
TERRE HAUTE – In the November election, the pass rate for school referendums statewide was the lowest since November 2014, prompting one expert in Indiana tax policy to ponder whether it’s a blip or a new trend.
Details have emerged about a new plan for Kokomo’s former downtown YMCA, an area that has been targeted for development in recent years but has so far seen only demolition.
A Kokomo man was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for his role in a 2017 Thanksgiving Day shooting incident that left David Langston, Chicago, severely injured.
U.S. Navy Ensign Wright C. “Billy” Hobbs sat triumphantly in the cockpit of his beloved F6F Hellcat; a smile stretched across the Kokomo man’s face. Hobbs was born to be a pilot, his family said, and they even have the photograph to prove it.
A Macy man is now facing numerous felony charges after police say he barricaded himself inside his residence with his 14-year-old son early Thursday morning.
A Peru woman who owned a medical transportation company was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to running a Medicaid scheme that resulted in over $11,000 in extra payments to the company.
BUNKER HILL – American Legion Post 555 is normal in a lot of ways. Members gather every month for a meeting, where Legionnaires present the colors and vote on important decisions. They organize fundraisers and donate money to a slew of local causes.
A lawsuit filed against the Howard County Sheriff’s Department by the family of a man who killed himself inside the local jail in 2017 has moved to federal court.
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This Week's Circulars
- Teen killed in Sunday shooting
- Moore names Reed, Dodd to administration, will retain 3 dept. heads
- UAW ratifies new Fiat Chrysler contract
- Downtown skate park near completion
- Tipton Mayor Don Havens dies after extended illness
- Local UAW workers approve new contract
- New development plan emerges for Kokomo's former YMCA
- Offices, condos coming to former Barko building space
- Police seeking Kinsey escapee
- With year's final meeting, Kokomo Common Council ends an era