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These roots are smashing

by Lynda Balslev Root vegetables are fall and winter’s best-kept secret. Packed with nutrients, natural sugars and starch, the humble root is a healthy and flavorful substitute for the ubiquitous russet potato and a superb way to get your vitamins and nutrien

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Community Calendar

Nov. 21 The Frankfort Police Department will hold a public retirement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. for K-9 Otto at the department located at 201 W. Washington St. The ceremony will begin in the FPD conference room and proceed outside the lobby doors for the five-year FPD

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Community Briefs

Saturday Night Dinners at Post #12 Saturday night dinners at Frankfort American Legion Post #12 are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. at 451 W. Clinton St. Dinners range in price from $8.50 to $14.50 on a menu that includes ribeye steak, ham steak, hamburger steak,

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Commissioners take over bill payments from coroner

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The Clinton County Commissioners moved during their regular meeting on Wednesday to have the county auditor pay delinquent bills for the county coroner’s office and suspend the office’s credit card temporarily until t

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County educators join sea of red

COVERED IN RED: The Statehouse lawn was covered in red on Tuesday for the “Red for Ed” rally supporting public education in Indianapolis.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Clinton County teachers and supporters of public education were among the huge throng on Tuesday that descended on the Statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally in Indianapolis. “About 65 people (from Frankfort scho

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Public record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 18 9:48 a.m. – property damage accident reported at North State Road 75 and West County Road 500 North, Frankfort 11:28 a.m. – reckless driver reported on South U.S. 52, Frankfort 4:40 p.m. – domestic inc

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Milestones

Sebastian Sanchez Saavedra born Nov. 13 Sebastian Sanchez Saavedra, son of Carlos Sanchez Trejo and Maria Saavedra Rodriguez of Frankfort, was born Nov. 13 at Witham Hospital in Lebanon. Sebastian is welcomed home by his brother Julian Sanchez Saavedra. Maternal gr

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Community Calendar

Nov. 21 The Frankfort Police Department: will hold a public retirement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. for K-9 Otto at the department located at 201 W. Washington St. The ceremony will begin in the FPD conference room and proceed outside the lobby doors for the five-year FPD

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Community Briefs

Saturday Night Dinners at Post #12 Saturday night dinners at Frankfort American Legion Post #12 are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. at 451 W. Clinton St. Dinners range in price from $8.50 to $14.50 on a menu that includes ribeye steak, ham steak, hamburger steak,

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Trees for Troops

DULL’S FARM: Dull’s Christmas Tree Farm is located at1765 Blubaugh Ave. directly across from Mel’s Drive In on Ind. 39 East.

By Jerry Leonard - news@ftimes.com Located at 1765 Blubaugh Ave. directly across from Mel’s Drive In on Ind. 39 East, Dull’s Tree Farm is once again participating in the annual Trees for Troops program, which is sponsored by the Christmas Spirit Foundat

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FPD to retire K-9 Otto on Thursday

Times staff The Frankfort Police Department will hold a retirement ceremony for one of their canine co-workers on Thursday evening, when K-9 officer Otto is recognized for his five years of service to the department. “Over the past few months, Otto’s he

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 15 1:38 p.m. – property damage accident reported at North State Road 75 and West State Road 26, Frankfort 2:01 p.m. – property damage accident reported at 2700 block of North State Road 39, Frankfort 5:21 p.m.

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Community Calendar

Nov. 16 Westward Road: will perform 6 p.m. in East Side Christian Church at 1758 E. Walnut St. in Frankfort. Westward Road is an exciting and dynamic family trio from Indianapolis. They have been singing together as Westward Road since 2014 and absolutely love wors

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Community Briefs

Saturday Night Dinners at Post #12 Saturday night dinners at Frankfort American Legion Post #12 are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. at 451 W. Clinton St. Dinners range in price from $8.50 to $14.50 on a menu that includes ribeye steak, ham steak, hamburger steak,

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Main Street looks to bring holiday skating downtown

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The possibility of holiday skating in downtown Frankfort was a topic of conversation at a fairly brief Frankfort Common Council meeting on Monday. “We’re also working on having an outdoor skating rink in the downtown

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County Dems welcome gubernatorial candidates

CORDIAL RIVALS: Democratic candidate for governor Dr. Woody Myers, right, greets Harold Puckett as Ben Portis looks on at the Clinton County Democrats Holiday Party atJohnny V’s Main St. Grille and Sports Pub in Frankfort on Thursday evening. Puckett and Portis work on the gubernatorial campaign of State Sen. Eddie Melton.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Clinton County Democrats held their holiday party at Johnny V’s Main St. Grille and Sports Pub in Frankfort on Thursday evening, with two of the three declared party gubernatorial candidates attending and the other havin

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Community Calendar

Nov. 15 Holiday Open House: hosted by the IU Health Frankfort Gift Shop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be door prizes, special sale items, refreshments and more. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to shop for unique items and get a jump start on y

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Community Briefs

Saturday Night Dinners at Post #12 Saturday night dinners at Frankfort American Legion Post #12 are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. at 451 W. Clinton St. Dinners range in price from $8.50 to $14.50 on a menu that includes ribeye steak, ham steak, hamburger steak,

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Six to vie for Distinguished Young Woman of Clinton County

Times staff Six Clinton County high school seniors will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Clinton County program Saturday evening at Frankfort High School hoping to receive $3,000 in college scholarships and the opportunity to represent the county as the

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Early Christmas present

HELPING KIDS AT CHRISTMAS: The Center Township Trustee’s Office donated $2,500 to the Wayne Webster Children’s Christmas Fund at Wednesday’s Frankfort Board of Works meeting. Webster started the fund as an employee of the Frankfort Street Department before his death in 2016. Above, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes, Center Township Trustee Kevin Evans and street superintendent Jason Forsythe pose for a check-passing photo.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The Frankfort Street Department received an early Christmas present at Wednesday's Frankfort Board of Works meeting that should go a long way in making the holiday a little brighter for area children. Center Township Trustee Kevi

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Community Calendar

Nov. 14 COACH Kids annual Thanksgiving Dinner: hosted by the 1st Church of the Nazarene Community Center will begin at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by calling the office at 654-8812. The Capt. Harmon Aughe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 5:30

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Community Briefs

Saturday Night Dinners at Post #12 Saturday night dinners at Frankfort American Legion Post #12 are open to the public from 5-7 p.m. at 451 W. Clinton St. Dinners range in price from $8.50 to $14.50 on a menu that includes ribeye steak, ham steak, hamburger steak,

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Club Notes

FHS Class of 1954 meets The Frankfort High School Class of 1954 held their monthly meeting on Nov. 7 at Main Street Grille in downtown Frankfort. Fourteen classmates, spouses, relatives and friends attended: Judy Shanks and Jim Baker, Jack and Karen Pitman, John an

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FPD Agility Testing

AGILITY TESTING: The Frankfort Police Department held agility testing for applicants on Saturday at Frankfort High School. Applicants completed a written test before the agility test. Applicants were required to have a vertical jump of 16 inches, complete 25 pushups and 29 sit-ups in one minute, finish a 300-meter run in 71 seconds and a 1.5-mile run in 16:28 seconds. Twelve of 17 applicants passed all the requirements.

FPD Agility Testing

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Prairie drama opens 'Almost, Maine' tonight

A SNOWBALL THEORY: Clinton Prairie premiers its fall play “Almost, Maine” tonight at 7 p.m. in its auditorium. Above, Evan Huelskamp as Pete describes his theory on the distance between people using a snowball, while Ginette (played by Emma Price) becomes frustrated after trying to get closer to him.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Clinton Prairie opens its fall play, “Almost, Maine,” tonight with the play chosen providing the school’s seniors an opportunity to flex their dramatic acting muscles a little more while allowing some flexibilit

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City council agrees to equal salaries for sanitation workers

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The Frankfort Common Council passed an ordinance on first reading that will allow sanitation laborers to be paid similarly to those in the motor vehicle highway and parks departments during the council's regular meeting on Tuesda

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 8 12:19 p.m. – property damage accident reported in the 30 block of West Main Street, Rossville 2:58 p.m. – property damage accident reported at East County Road 530 South and South State Road 39, Frankfort 4:3

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