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TPA Park Pool is open With repairs made, the TPA Park pool re-opened Friday.  “We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding with the unfortunate delay in our pool opening this season. To show our gratitude to the community, we are offering f

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Y and partners offer free swim lessons

SWIM: The FrankfortParks Department is partnering with the Clinton County Family YMCA and the Center Township Trustee’s Office to offer free swim lessons at the TPA Park pool for all area youngsters five years and older.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The City of Frankfort Parks Department is partnering with the Clinton County Family YMCA and the Center Township Trustee’s Office to offer free swim lessons at the TPA Park pool for all area youngsters five years an

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office June 14 9:11 a.m. – harassment reported in the 100 block of South Columbia Street, Colfax 11:18 a.m. – criminal mischief reported in the 11000 block of East County Road 300 South, Kirklin 1:03 p.m. – custody d

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Job stress cited as trigger for domestic incident

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Frankfort Police officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 500 block of South Main Street on June 12 based on the report of a domestic incident. The woman who placed the call, the wife of the suspect, had left the s

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BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com To determine in what parts of the country children are most invested in doing something for Dad on Father’s Day, Up4 analyzed Google data and calculated the number of searches for Father’s Day gift ideas were

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Youth Theatre's 'Wizard of Oz' packs the house

OFF TO OZ: Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy Gale travel together to the Emerald City in the Clinton County Youth Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The characters are played by Cambell Carter, Jessica Stoner, Sam Seifert, Kyaela Corkwell and Emma Smith, respectively.

A REVIEW BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Clinton County Youth Theatre played to a packed house Friday with their production of “The Wizard of Oz,” led by Emma Smith as the gingham-dressed Dorothy and little Cambell Carter as To

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Driver killed, two passengersairlifted from crash on 26

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com A single-vehicle accident early Friday morning caused the death of the driver and injured two passengers. According to Chief Deputy Joe Mink of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a cras

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The good news of God

BY PASTOR DOUG GIVAN We are surrounded on all sides. We cannot get away from it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is on our cell phones, on our televisions on multiple channels and in every newspaper and magazine. It is part of life we cannot escape totally. This i

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Church Briefs

Mechanicsburg Christian offers VBS June 18-22 The Mechanicsburg Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, for kids aged 4 through 6th grade. There will also be a special VBS-related event on Sunda

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$35 million Donaldson expansion in the works

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Frankfort City Council agreed at its meeting Monday to approve a request from the Donaldson Company for a tax abatement to expand its plant at 3260 W. State Road 28, Frankfort.  The two seven-year abatement resol

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Local students learn to be HOBY leaders

GRASHAM: Riley Grasham of Frankfort High School, right, poses with the members of his group, Chess,at the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership seminar he recently attended at the University at Indianapolis.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Riley Grasham of Frankfort High School and Bailey Good and Grayson Snyder of Clinton Prairie High School recently participated in the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar held at University of Indianapolis.

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Medicare card change could trigger scams

STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com In June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing new, more secure cards to Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. Beneficiaries do not need to do anything to get new cards, and they are being mailed at no cost

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office June 13 9:23 a.m. – solicitors reported in the 7000 block of West County Road 1000 North, Rossville 6:28 p.m. – suspicious vehicle reported in the 7700 block of West State Road 28, Frankfort 6:38 p.m. – suspic

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Asking questions will help when buying wine

WINE: One of the bigger stories, perhaps untold, is the increasing quality of inexpensive wine. Quality continues to improve as more people enjoy wine with dinner and recreationally.

BY HOWARD HEWITT It can be intimidating for some to walk into a retail wine shop with hundreds of bottles ranging in price from $7 to $300. Even a small shop may have 500 to 700 different labels of red and white wines. You may not know the technical terms or unders

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office June 12 11:12 a.m. – theft reported in the 2400 block of North State Road 39, Frankfort 3:00 p.m. – civil problem reported in the 400 block of East Adams Street, Kirklin 5:22 p.m. – domestic incident reported

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Maple Dijon Roasted Rutabaga

If you’re thinking of changing up your diet this year, remember that small changes are the most sustainable. Eating a variety of vegetables provides your body with the right balance of nutrients and encourages you to get creative with cooking. This recipe fea

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Grass may be greener - and too tall

CLEAN-UP: A Frankfort Street Department truck deposits fallen limbs and brush at the city’s compost site at 905 Burlington Ave. However, grass clippings and leaves are the responsibility of the property owner and can be brought to the site Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. – noon.

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com With rain and warm weather fueling the growth of grass and weeds, Frankfort’s Building Services team wants to remind residents of the city’s mowing enforcement process that kicks in once grass reaches seven inches high

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Parkview Home celebrates 100 years

LEDGERS: Parkview Home Administrator Chris Overman hefts the two mammoth ledgers saved when the original county home, known as the Clinton County Asylum for the Poor, burned down. Built in 1918, Parkview will celebrate its 100th birthday Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at 1501 Burlington Ave.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Clinton County Parkview Home will mark its 100th year on Saturday with a party and open house from 1-4 p.m. at 1501 Burlington Ave., Frankfort. To celebrate the milestone, Parkview will host all community members at a

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County surprised by drain cost

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Clinton County Council received a wave of bad news from County Surveyor Dan Sheets about the cost estimates for the drainage work needed at the northeast corner of the I-65 and State Road 28 intersection. Currently, t

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Community Briefs

Staffords celebrate 50th anniversary Friday Frank and Sharon (Ream) Stafford were married June 15, 1968, at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Frank is retired from Fairfield (Oerlikon), and Sharon worked at Mallory as well as being a homemaker. They have a daught

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Cleveland stars in her own show

GOOD TIMES: Linda Cleveland, left, talks with well wishers at her retirement open house Sunday. Cleveland is retiring from being the theatre and auditorium director for Rossville Consolidate School District. One of her highest priorities has always been for her students to have a good time with every production.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Current students, former students, other directors, fellow teachers and members of the community visited the Rossville Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon to the open house celebrating Linda Cleveland’s retirement

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Red Barn opens 50th season Wednesday

NO SEX: The Red Barn opens its season Wednesday with the farce, “No Sex Please, We’re British.” The cast takes the stage at 8 p.m.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Red Barn Summer Theatre will open its 50th Anniversary season with “No Sex Please, We’re British.” The farce is written by Alistair Food and Anthony Marriott.  The play includes a young bride an

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office June 11 12:27 p.m. – bunco reported in the 2400 block of Washington Avenue, Frankfort 2:14 p.m. – property damage accident reported in the 200 block of South Main Street, Kirklin 2:26 p.m. – suspicious vehicle

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Summer Reading, films, and Storytime Cooking Class

SUMMER READING: Library staff members Kate McCormick and Rachel Milburn pose with their daughters at the Summer Reading Kick-off party

BY SUSIE BLACKMORE Summer Reading is in full swing at the library, and this year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Readers of all ages can earn points and win prizes by reading, attending library programs, and volunteering in the community. Stop by the Frankfort Lib

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Parks, Frito-Lay partner on 'Better Together'

BETTER TOGETHER: Students involved in this year’s community service campaign pose with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes (sixth from left), Mark Sheets (second from right) of Pepsico and Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets (right) in front of the Frankfort Parks Department ofice in TPA Park.

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com As part of Frito-Lay hosting Purdue University, Ohio State and University of Illinois college students for their summer intern program, Frito-Lay and the Parks Department are participating in a Better Together community service cam

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FFD extinguishes Fontana Fasteners fire

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Frankfort Fire Department answered a call at Fontana Fasteners, 3595 W. State Rd. 28, Monday evening to extinguish a smoke stack fire.  According to FFD Chief John Kirby, the department dispatched a ladder truck,

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Patients' self-diagnosis of personality disorders not as far off as previously believed

BY BRIAN PELOZA - PURDUE NEWS SERVICE Purdue University researchers think the gap between a psychologists’ diagnosis and a patient’s self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both are using the same evaluation tools. The resea

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office June 8 9:59 a.m. – reckless driver reported at East State Road 26 and North County Road 0 EW, Frankfort 12:33 p.m. – criminal mischief reported in the 8700 block of North County Road 600 West, Rossville 2:45 p.m. &#

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Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk work starts

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The City of Frankfort will begin work on its Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk improvements on Wednesday at 8 a.m. The work will begin at First and White Streets. Residents in the area are asked to park on only the sou

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Eldredge's experience with elephants changes her

ELEPHANT CARE: Menna Eldredge, a Frankfort graduate who is now a junior at University of Findlay in Ohio, spent two weeks inThailand at the Elephant Nature Park with Loop Abroad, a study-abroad group that specializes in veterinary and animal welfare educational experiences.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Makenna Eldredge feels her two-week trip to Thailand to participate in a hands-on veterinary care experience changed her life. Eldredge, 20, a graduate of Frankfort High School and the daughter of Susan and Joe Ruch, is a

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Civic Theatre spotlights scholarship winners

CIVIC: Ethan Hathaway, left, and Darian Hrdlicka, right, are the winners of theClinton County Civic Theatre Ralph “Pete” Peterson Scholarship for 2018.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The Clinton County Civic Theatre recently announced the winners of its Ralph “Pete” Peterson Scholarship for 2018. The students chosen are Darian Hrdlicka and Ethan Hathaway. The award is presented to stu

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