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Help your postal carrier help the hungry

In Indiana 1 in 6 people struggle with food insecurity. You can help by joining in during the 26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday, May 12.

By springtime, many pantries are depleted, which leaves them approaching the summer low on supplies when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available for children in need.

Support your neighbors by placing a bag of unopened, non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday. Your food donation will be distributed to local pantries.

IUK honors students

Indiana University Kokomo celebrated the academic success of its students, with the annual master’s hooding ceremony and honors convocation.

Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke expressed her deep admiration for the students’ personal commitment to excellence, and challenged them to lead.

“We will look to you for your leadership. Society will look to you to make a difference in all the challenges we’re going to face in the future,” she said, noting that one of her favorite quotes is, “Extraordinary people are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

Those receiving outstanding student awards included Della Anderson of Rossville, R.N. to B.S.N. Anderson also was one of the student veterans honored with the Veteran Service Coin. Other student veterans receiving the award were Artemio Cardenas, Matthew Lucas of Frankfort.

Students recognized for graduating from the honors program included Coral Regalado-Santos and Flor Valdes of Frankfort.