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Frankfort Optimists seek camp applicants Students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades are encouraged to apply to attend the Optimist Law Camp to be held June 27-30 at Anderson University. The Frankfort Optimist Club will select and sponsor one eligible boy an

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Frankfort native supports the 'Silent Service'

By Erica R Gardner - Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs A 2006 Frankfort High School graduate and Frankfort native is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarines homeported in and visiting the Groton, Connecticut area.

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Summer events at the Rossville Community Library

BY SUSIE BLACKMORE To start off Summer Reading, patrons of the Rossville Community Library and the entire library system will share in a Kick-Off Party Friday, June 1, from 4 - 7 p.m. in front of the Frankfort Community Public Library. Join the fun and enjoy a boun

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office May 21 12:27 p.m. – personal injury accident reported at East County Road 150 South and South County Road 280 East, Frankfort 3:02 p.m. – theft reported in the 6100 block of North East Second Street, Forest 3:08 p.m

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Mountains of Memories: Louise Force

FORCE: Louise Force, of Mulberry, was born Louise Dominicus in 1927 in Belgium and immigrated to the U.S. in 1946 with her G.I. husband, Edwin Michael.

BY JANIE LANK - momthepoet@yahoo.com Louise Force was born Louise Dominicus on October 11, 1927, to Antoinette and Joseph Dominicus in Belgium. “I attended school in Brussels, Belgium, and graduated with the class of 1944. My parents had a café and did l

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Man charged with battery after attempted intervention

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com James Stitzel, 38, of Colfax, was charged with domestic battery in Clinton Circuit Court Tuesday. Deputy Dennis Tillman of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in the 400 block of N. Oakland

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Wastewater rate increase to be decided June 4

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Frankfort Utility Service Board met Monday and heard a report from Frankfort Municipal Utilities General Manager Todd Corrie that there was a possibility FMU could qualify for a grant of up to $550,000 to help pay for

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Community Briefs

Local students recognized at Trine Two local students have been recognized for their academic achievement during the Spring 2018 semester at Trine University’s main campus in Angola. Emma McCarty of Frankfort, a Science Education-Chemistry major, was named to

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Milestones

Births Devon Lilly Rose Trapp born May 15 Devon Lilly Rose Trapp, the daughter of Marissa (Miller) Trapp and Nick Trapp, both of Frankfort, was born May 15, 2018, at Witham Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. A sister, Mayla Trapp, 7, and brother, Gabriel, 3

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Purdue tourism experts: Skip Disney and travel close to home

BY PURDUE NEWS SERVICE During the countdown to Memorial Day, the kickoff to summer travel season, tourism and hospitality experts at Purdue University said vacationers should avoid crowded destinations in favor of a smaller, simpler trip. Professor Liping Cai, who

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Grant gets FMS students reading more

READERS: Frankfort Middle School studentsNataly Cruz and Johanna Valdes read in the hallway Monday.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com A $1,000 Teacher’s Grant provided by the Frankfort Education Foundation was used to purchase hundeds of new books as part of an innovative literacy initiative at Frankfort Middle School. Kristen Horrell, the in

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office May 18 2:31 p.m. – civil problem reported in the 100 block of Blackberry Circle, Frankfort 4:31 p.m. – trespassing reported in the 100 block of South County Road 380 East, Frankfort 4:57 p.m. – found property

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School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

By WILL WEISSERT and JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And

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Teen texting program a valuable resource

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com May is Mental Health Awareness month, when it is recognized that a case of the “Mondays” can turn into weeks or months of feeling down, discouraged or hopeless. Indiana University Health Arnett along with Mental Health

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Community Briefs

USI names local students to Dean’s List The University of Southern Indiana has named the following Clinton County students to the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2018: Caitlyn J. Bradley of Forest; Jennifer Carapia and Kassandra Santos of Frankfort;

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Twins to turn 90 years 'young' on Wednesday

MOLOHON TWINS: Therese Molohon Kuhns and Alice Molohon Meadal will turn 90 on May 23, with Therese’s time of birth just 15 minutes ahead of her twins. Theywill celebrate on Saturday, May 26, with an open house from 1-3 p.m. in the Club Room at Wesley Manor Southside, 1007 Alhambra Ave., Frankfort.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Sisters Therese Kuhns of Frankfort and Alice Meadal of Rossville were born in Jacksonville, Illinois, to Aloysius and Mabel Molohon. They were the first twins born in Jacksonsville’s new hospital. Born May 23, 1928,

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Plaut chosen to lead Purdue College of Agriculture

BY PURDUE NEWS SERVICE Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. Plaut was selected from a group of three finalists after a national search. She succeeds Jay T. Akridge, who became Purdue provost and chief diver

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Lewis Wheeler announces candidacy for Frankfort mayor

WHEELER: Lewis Wheeler, Frankfort District 3 city councilman, announces Friday his candidacy for mayor of the City of Frankfort. Current Mayor Chris McBarnes has said he will not seek a third term.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Lewis Wheeler, Frankfort 3rd District city councilman, announced Friday his candidacy for mayor of the City of Frankfort. If elected, Wheeler would succeed two-term Mayor Chris McBarnes. Wheeler called a 6 p.m. press conf

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Fourth opioid discussion convenes Wednesday

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com United Way for Clinton County and Center Township will hold its fourth in a series of stakeholders’ discussions to identify resources and develop strategies for conquering the opioid addiction problem in Clinton Cou

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Kaplan charged with reckless homicide after investigation

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Wednesday the Boone County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jack Henry Kaplan, 22, of Zionsville on charges related to the October 2016 vehicular death of James Dupler, 21, according to a statement issued by

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Encouragement from our Bible

BY PASTOR DOUG GIVAN For as long as I can remember I have carried a card in my wallet showing a skier on a mountain. The card has a Bible verse that reads: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13). The Bible is full

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Community Briefs

Rossville Lions serving strawberries Saturday The Rossville Area Lions Club Strawberry Fest is set for Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rossville Town Park. There will be Lions Ice Cream, strawberries and pound cake. Cost is $5 each. Golf scramble is

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Michigantown will host Memorial Day event

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com To honor American veterans and active service members, there will be a breakfast and Memorial Day program beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 28, in the Michigantown Lions/Alumni Building. The Memorial Day breakfast, whi

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Fair Council cooks up winning grant application

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Clinton County Fair Council Inc. has announced it will receive a $6,195 grant from the SIA (Subaru Indiana Automotive) Foundation as one of the nonprofit groups awarded dollars during the foundation’s spring gra

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Community Briefs

RHS Baseball hosts Rossville responders’ day Rossville Varsity Baseball is hosting an Appreciation Day Saturday for all members of the Rossville Police Department, Fire Department, volunteers and EMTs.  Rossville first responders should bring their I.D.

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A taste of Tuscany: Grilled panzanella

BY AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH - aicr.org Mediterranean cooking has been the star of health headlines lately. It packs a variety of colorful vegetables, a dash of healthy fat and fresh flavor from a range of herbs and spices. It also calls for sensible p

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K-9 helps apprehend closet napper

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Law enforcement officers from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Frankfort Police Department were dispatched last week on a report of an unknown and uninvited person asleep in a closet in a residence i

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Clinton Prairie names new elementary principal

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Superintendent Amanda Whitlock announced two hiring recommendations to the Clinton Prairie School Board Tuesday.  Whitlock presented Clinton Wilson to be the new principal for Clinton Prairie Elementary and former Go

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Frankfort launching Grants for Grads

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com As part of a multi-faceted summit on affordable housing held in Frankfort last summer, attendees heard about Grants for Grads, a program implemented in Marion to entice recent graduates to purchase homes in the community.

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Climate change to impact forests, greenspaces

by PURDUE NEWS SERVICE Over the next century, rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns could dramatically alter Indiana’s forests and urban greenspaces, according to two new reports from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment based at Pu

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