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Pack 337 enjoys another Pinewood Derby

DESIGN SPECTRUM: A wide array of colors and car designs were on display at Rossville’s Pinewood Derby on Saturday.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com In a continuation of a tradition spanning generations, Rossville Cub Scout Pack 337 had its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday inside the auxiliary gymnasium at Rossville Middle/High School. Thirty Cub Scouts and 13 open-class

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Profiles in Mentoring

COACH Kids: Jo Ellen Clark, right, poses for a photo with her mentee, Lizeth.

Fourteen years ago, Jo Ellen Clark knew that she wanted to give back to the community in some form of volunteering. She strongly believes “we are here to serve God by helping others.” Clark was thrilled to learn about the mentoring program in Clinton Co

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Spring has sprung in the Children's Department

by Linda Palmer - Children's Services Manager There are lots of exciting things happening in the Children’s Department as we usher in the warmer days and spring sunshine. If you’ve been using the bitter cold days as an excuse to stay home, now is the ti

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Mountains of Memories - Dr. Edward Northrop

By Janie Ford Lank - momthepoet@yahoo.com Doctor Edward J. Northrop was born Feb. 3, 1950 in Frankfort to George and Lillian Northrop. He was the brother between two sisters. “I grew up east of Geetingsville and started school at Owen,” he said. “

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s OfficeMarch 19 11:23 a.m. – theft reported at South County Road 300 East and East State Road 38, Frankfort March 20 3:11 a.m. – burglary reported in the 400 block of Sims Street, Frankfort Frankfort Police Dept.March 19 8:

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Calvin Cottrell has turned 90 years young

Born March 16, 1929, in Clinton County to Perry and Clara (Wagoner) Cottrell, Calvin is a retired farmer and is well known in the area for his Christmas lights display near Rossville. For over 40 years, Calvin has enjoyed bringing smiles to many who have made his l

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office March 15 9:36 a.m. – reckless driver reported in the 0 block of Robert Egly Drive, Rossville 12:06 p.m. – truancy reported in the 2500 block of South County Road 450 West, Frankfort 2:50 p.m. – wanted person r

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Frankfort Education Foundation announces scholarship

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com The Frankfort Education Foundation announced on Wednesday the offering of a $500 summer learning experience scholarship for Community Schools of Frankfort students in grades 7-11. According to a press release from the foundati

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Celebrating volunteerism

INDUSTRY: Representing Frito Lay, shift managers Kate Zink, center, and Alex Mata, right accept the Best Industry Campaign Team award from 2018 UWCC campaign chairwoman Karen Gregerson.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com United Way for Clinton County celebrated everything it accomplished in 2018 and installed new officers for 2019 at its annual meeting on Tuesday inside the Paul Phillippe Resource's Burgen Hall. Rick Stefaniak started the meet

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Healthy Communities to create health center

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition announced that it is applying for a USDA Community Facilities Loan in order to buy the First Baptist Church at 301 S. Columbia St. with the intention of converting it into a comm

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Milestones

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Births Cooper Joshua Little born March 11 Cooper Joshua Little, son of Creed Little and Joshua Melton Jr., both of Frankfort, was born March 11 at Witham Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Char

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Frankfort celebrates women with 3rd annual Expo

BUSINESS WOMEN: The mother and daughter duo of Stellar Creations on Main, Crystal Reichert, left, and Linda Harrison speak with a customer at their booth at the Women’s Expo.

By Leeann Doerflein - news@ftimes.com Talks from three inspiration women drew several hundred women – and some men and children — to the Frankfort Community Public Library for the third annual Women’s Expo Saturday. Many attendees were Clinton Cou

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Evans adjusts to new role with the city

FIRST DAY: Kevin Evans worked his first day as the City of Frankfort's newDirector of Housing Initiatives and Property Maintenance on Monday in Old Stoney.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Kevin Evans worked his first day as the City of Frankfort's Director of Housing Initiatives and Property Maintenance on Monday in Old Stoney. Also the Center Township Trustee, Evans was officially appointed to his new position

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office March 14 1:28 p.m. – reckless drive reported in the 1700 block of West State Road 28, Frankfort 3:13 p.m. – domestic incident reported in the 6600 block of West County Road 0 NS, Frankfort 3:20 p.m. – hit and

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New Castle leaders tour downtown Frankfort

SHOWCASE: Joined by a group of fellow local leaders, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes, far left, speaks to a group of community leaders from New Castle on Thursday inside Nickel Plate Flats.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Frankfort's downtown was showcased Thursday when a group from New Castle came to town to tour recent and current projects undertaken by the redevelopment commission and have questions answered by those who have worked on them

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Fire-damaged buildings ready for demolition

WEST WASHINGTON: Buildings that were severely damaged or completely destroyed by the Jan. 22 fire on West Washington Street in Frankfort are set to be demolished. The section of West Washington between Main and Columbia has been closed since the fire due to the unsafe condition of structures.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com The fire-damaged properties at 52 and 54 W. Washington St. in Frankfort are ready to be demolished after an $89,000 bid from Ridenour & Sons Excavating was accepted by the Frankfort Board of Works on Friday. “This pa

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