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Births Alonzo Merritt Fickle born June 21 Alonzo Mettitt Fickle, son of Rebeka Hoffer and Alonzo Fickle of Frankfort, was born June 21 at Witham Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches in height.  Alonzo is welcomed by sisters Abigaile, 6, a

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Community Calendar

Today The 4-H fair opens at 8 a.m. with the goat show, with the Bear Hollow wood carving show: at noon, and 5, 7 and 9 p.m. in the entertainment area. 4-H exhibits are available for viewing from 1-9 p.m. with Clinton Hall exhibits open from 4-9. Hoops Catering Home

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Community Briefs

St. Mathew preschool has openings St. Matthew preschool still has a few openings left for children that will be 3 by Aug. 1, in the 3- and 4-year old afternoon classes that meet on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. If a child will be

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Meredith New celebrates 99th birthday

WW II DAYS: Frankfort’s Meredith New shown in his dress uniform while serving in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II.

Frankfort’s Meredith New celebrated his 99th birthday on July 8, with several days of festivities accompanying the event for the World War II vet who served as a gunner in the U.S. Air Corps. “We’ve been celebrating every day almost,” his da

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Program gives inmates Second Chance

SECOND CHANCE: Clinton County Sheriff Rich Kelly speaks to the media during a Monday morning press conference where he provided details on his office's new Second Chance employment program for inmates at the Clinton County Jail.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Clinton County Sheriff Rich Kelly detailed on Monday morning how his office hopes to ease the transition of inmates at the jail back into society with the new Second Chance program, which looks to find employers open to hiring in

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Public Record

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Clinton County Sheriff’s Office July 12 9:51 a.m. – suicide reported in Frankfort July 13 4:07 a.m. – theft reported in the 2400 block of East Wabash Street, Frankfort 4:52 p.m. – person in Frankfort re

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Parading into the Clinton County 4-H Fair

LEADING THE PARADE: The Frankfort Fire Department led Sunday’s Clinton County 4-H Fair Parade around the downtown square, with this year’s fair which runs through Saturday themed “Heroes of the Heartland.”More photos on page A6.

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Frankfort schools also received NCHS grant

Times staff The Community Schools of Frankfort announced it received a three-year Resilient Youth Initiative implementation grant from North Central Health Services totaling $452,312. “Through the Resilient Youth Initiative, NCHS seeks to assist schools in de

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Farmers Bank donates $1K to Indiana United Methodist Children's Home

Donation: Farmers Bank recently donated $1,000 to theIndiana United Methodist Children’s Home. Pictured during a check presentation, from left, are Farmers agricultural and commercial loan officer Kendra Chastain, IUMCH Executive Director Rich Lapinski,Farmers President and CEO Karen Gregerson, Farmers (Lebanon) assistant branch manager Lori Allen, IUMCH board treasurer Nancy Harshbarger and IUMCH financial manager Aaron Spencer.

Times staff Representatives from The Farmers Bank recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home located in Lebanon. The funds will help fund bedroom furniture for the agency’s new Teaching Family Homes, according

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Community Calendar

Today BalesStrong 5K Fun Run: hosted by the Frankfort Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will register participants at 7 a.m. before the start of the 8 a.m. race. Registration fee is $30, and all proceeds will be donated to Officer Rob Bales. For a registra

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Community Briefs

Christmas in July for Indiana Veterans Home Harvest Chapel Church is sponsoring a Christmas in July fundraiser for the 189 veterans at the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette. The church and organizer Ruth Dommestrup are collecting items such as water bottles, sunbl

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office July 11 10:47 a.m. – domestic incident reported in the 50 block of South Gaddis Street, Rossville 1:00 p.m. – reckless driver reported at South U.S. 52 and West County Road 300 South, Colfax 2:08 p.m. – allege

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It's Fair Time

EVERYTHING IN PLACE: Some heavy machinery was used to move picnic tables in front of the food stands at the fair on Friday.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Everything has been set up and organizers are hoping for one of the best Clinton County & 4-H County Fairs in recent memory after listening to what the community had to say. “We’re excited about the entire Clinton

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Clinton Prairie schools receive $98,847 grant

Times staff Clinton Prairie School Corp. announced Friday that it received a three-year Resilient Youth Initiative implementation grant from North Central Health Services totaling $98,847. “Through the Resilient Youth Initiative, NCHS seeks to assist schools

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Facing religious tensions in the modern workplace

ON RELIGION by Terry Mattingly - Americans wrestling with religious conflicts in the workplace need to start by doing some math. Right now, about 157 million Americans work full time. Meanwhile, a 2013 study by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understandin

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Church Briefs

Roar! VBS First Church of the Nazarene hosts Roar! Vacation Bible School for children ranging from 2 years of age to 6th grade will be July 18-21 at 2056 E. Wasnash St. in Frankfort. The VBS will be 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, and 1

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Community Calendar

Saturday BalesStrong 5K Fun Run: hosted by the Frankfort Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will register participants at 7 a.m. before the start of the 8 a.m. race. Registration fee is $30, and all proceeds will be donated to Officer Rob Bales. For a regis

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Community Briefs

MHSAA Scholarships The Mulberry High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce their 2019-2020 academic scholarship program. This is the 12th consecutive year that the association has offered monetary awards to students who demonstrate academic excellence, c

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Working it out at band camp

DRUMLINE IN STEP: Members of the Frankfort High School marching band drumline work on their footwork during band camp practice on Wednesday.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The Frankfort High School marching band has been honing their summer competition performance over the last week under some adverse conditions as they prepare for a busy couple of weeks culminating with the Indiana State Fair comp

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Public Record

Frankfort Police Department July 10 11:12 a.m. – person reported as unresponsive 12:01 p.m. – property damage accident reported in the 0 block of East White Street 12:51 p.m. – personal injury accident reported in the 1400 block of East Wabash Str

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Domestic disturbance leads to arrest of Frankfort man

Times staff A Frankfort resident faces additional charges for being in possession of firearm as a serious violent felon after his arrest on a warrant early Thursday from an investigation of a possible domestic situation on July 6. Roberto Javier Maldonado Jr., 45,

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Quick Times

Farmers Bank parking closes for maintenance The parking lot for the Farmers Bank main office on Walnut Street will be closed beginning Saturday today for resurfacing and maintenance with the project expected to be complete in about a week.  The project

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YMCA Happenings

By Tristen Comegys - Clinton County Family YMCA CEO July membership special At the Y, we work everyday to improve individual and community well being. That is why we offer monthly membership specials. In July, we are offering two free personal training or two free

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Community Calendar

Today The Frankfort Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and Frankfort Police Department in partnership with the American Red Cross: will hold an Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the first Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St

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Community Briefs

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Christmas in July for Indiana Veterans Home Harvest Chapel Church is sponsoring a Christmas in July fundraiser for the 189 veterans at the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette. The church and organizer Ruth Dommestrup are collec

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Red Barn begins final production tonight

FAMILY NIGHT: The Red Barn Summer Theatre, 2101 E. Kelly Road in Frankfort, will hold its second annual Family Night on Tuesday with a 5:30 p.m. performance ofStephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart’s“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum.” Anyone between the ages of 4 and 18 receives a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Drawings and free food will also be available that evening. Above, Adam Nichols, Sadie Sheets, Tessa Sheets and Jordan Flora promote the special night while hanging a sign for it at the Red Barn.

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com The Red Barn Summer Theatre opens its final production of its 51st season tonight with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum” by Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart. “This award-winning musical is known

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Community Calendar

Thursday The Frankfort Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and Frankfort Police Department in partnership with the American Red Cross: will hold an Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the first Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton

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Elevating berries and cream dessert

by Lynda Balslev - TasteFood Who doesn’t like fresh berries and whipped cream for a simple summer dessert? Berries and cream are the height of ease and good flavor, and a combination I rely on throughout the summer season. Sometimes, though, if I want to up t

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Community Briefs

Summer Meal Program The Clinton County Family YMCA and Community Schools of Frankfort is offering complimentary meals to all children under the age of 18 throughout the summer, with the program sponsored by the USDA. Meals are free to those meeting the age requirem

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Community Foundation awards over 300K in year's first half

By ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com   The Clinton County Community Foundation announced on Wednesday that it had bestowed more than $308,900 in competitive grants during the first half of 2019. “These grants are awarded from our unrestricted community en

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Frankfort Police report fewer arrests so far

Times staff The Frankfort Police Department released its mid-year statistics for arrests and other responses on Wednesday, with the stats showing a decrease in arrests and need for police responses in the city so far in 2019 compared to 2018. “The slight decr

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