Ken Hartman

Canada Named New IUK Chancellor

IU Kokomo has named Mark Canada chancellor, succeeding Susan Sciame-Giesecke, who served in that capacity for 10 years. His role is effective August 15, pending formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Canada has been IU Kokomo’s deputy chancellor since last July and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2015. “Mark Canada knows…

City Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Frankfort Police Station

On Monday morning, one of the most anticipated activities took on State Road 28 West  — the groundbreaking for the new Frankfort Police Department building took place. “This is a great day,” said Frankfort Police Chief Scott Shoemaker. “So many people are here. The weather’s great. Everything has worked out. It’s been going on for…

Water Works Issues Boil Order Advisory

The Frankfort Water Works has issued a boil water advisory Monday afternoon for the water main tie-in. The affected area is five residences on Walnut Avenue and one on South Prairie Avenue. Customers were notified to boil water for drinking, cooking and/or hygiene purposes.

US 421 To Be Closed Until November

Clinton County Central Dispatch has announced on Wednesday, July 6, INDOT will be closing US 421 (State Road 39) between County Road 200 North and County Road 300 North.  The closure is to replace the bridge deck and end spans on the bridge over the South Fork of Wildcat Creek. The anticipated date for reopening…

Local Groups Partnering With Local Police

Center Township, Healthy Communities and United Way has partnered with our local Police Department for National Night Out the last several years by providing school supplies to our children in Clinton County.  Last year we provided close to 300 backpacks to children and teenagers.  This year our goal is to provide 400 backpacks due to…

IHSAA Changing Hoops Format Next Year

The Executive Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association voted to make a significant change to the format of the annual boys and girls basketball state tournaments. In its final meeting of the 2021-22 school year, the group of school principals and athletic directors voted 15-2 to make the regional round a single game…

Local Providers Receive Funding Boost to Improve Public Health

State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) said four agencies serving Clinton County recently received a funding boost through a new state grant program aimed at tackling public health challenges. Lehe and VanNatter, supporters the law establishing the Health Issues and Challenges Grant, said Indiana recently released more than $35 million in grant…

Gilbert Still At Large Following Search

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Clinton County Central Dispatch received a complaint of a Disturbance involving an armed suspect in the 4000-block of S US 421. Matthew John Gilbert, 41, of Kirklin, was reported to have entered the residence with a firearm in an attempt to obtain more firearms and money. Gilbert is known to…