On Saturday, the 47th annual Indiana State School Music Association’s marching band finals was held at Lucas Oil Stadium.


The Kokomo area has yet to see a repeat of the winter of 2014-15 (knock on wood). But our recent cold temperatures are expected to linger into next week like wood smoke on a sweater, the National Weather Service says.

There’s an old saying we like — one parents and teachers should take to heart: “Give a dog a good name, and it’ll live up to it.”

To their credit, candidates in Kokomo’s municipal election refrained from the kind of mudslinging we’ve come to expect before Election Day.

Well, this is it. This is your chance to put your ballot where your mouth is. If you’ve ever complained about municipal government, it’s time to take action.

Murphy poised to build off foundation for success

At 2 a.m. this morning, we lost an hour. Yes, folks, it’s that time of year.

At a meeting this morning, the Miami County Election Board is set to discuss an anonymous political flyer mailed to thousands of Peru residents listing all three mayoral candidates along with court cases in which they have been involved.

This campaign season, particularly in the Kokomo mayoral race, has been rife with ugliness.

Six years ago Nov. 17, on an unseasonably warm Sunday, Howard County residents received plenty of warning something bad was about to happen.

When an American citizen walks into the voting booth and casts his or her ballot, it is a sacred duty. We live in a country that is envied around the world for its peaceful transition of power and its free and open elections. Voting is the most patriotic act a person can undertake.

Tuesday, state health officials reported Indiana’s first flu-related death of the season. The virus killed more than 110 Hoosiers during the 2018-19 flu season.

Show of hands: Who among you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour before bed Saturday, March 9 this past winter and were late for church the following morning?

Once upon a time, we Americans held shared values of being the good guy, of helping the underdog, of basic manners and civility, and with the understanding that we live and participate in an incredibly blessed country.

On March 21, 2018, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 392. It guarantees every Hoosier can obtain electronic records — like Word documents and Excel spreadsheets — in the same format from state and local governments with no copying fees.

The 2016 general election perfectly shows why early voting is not only popular, but necessary. Howard County cottoned to the concept quite well.

When young people get out on their own for the first time, they are faced with making tremendous financial decisions. How to budget for food, rent and utilities. How much to spend on clothing and entertainment. Whether to open a credit card or take a cash advance.

Kokomo police soon will announce trick-or-treat times for our littlest celebrants. But before the kids hit up the neighbors for candy Oct. 31, parents might want to begin talking about holiday safety with their young ladybug or pirate.

Lots of folks begin their Christmas shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving. But this week, we’ve noticed online promotions pointing out many retailers with holiday sales incentives — over the coming Columbus Day weekend.

Officials say they’re confident the work requirement rules being implemented this year won’t jeopardize insurance coverage for Hoosiers qualified for Medicaid benefits under HIP 2.0. The plan here has been structured more cautiously than plans in other states that have already been put on ho…

When news first came out more than 1,100 ballots from the 2018 general election were discovered in late January of this year inside a courthouse storage cabinet, it certainly raised a lot of concerns.

The Howard County Clerk’s office always is busy — but more so before an election. Voter registration for the Nov. 5 municipal election closes Monday, Oct. 7. Absentee voting begins Oct. 8 for the Nov. 5 municipal election.

National Teen Driver Safety Week begins Oct. 20, and the message is simple: Talking to your teen about safe driving can make a difference.

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican from Newburgh, was sent to the United States House of Representatives to represent the interests of the people of Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. Not just Republicans. Not just supporters of President Donald Trump. All the people.

This Thursday at IU Kokomo’s Kresge Auditorium, the Kokomo Tribune will partner with the Kokomo Perspective, League of Women Voters and Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce to host the last of a pair of debates between candidates for local office.

Before the end of the year, we’ll be sending letters to the many government agencies and schools in our coverage area with requests for planned meeting places in 2020.

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