Books should make you laugh and smile, transport you to faraway lands, transform you into dragon-slaying sleuths, and make you feel all the feels along the way. “If we treat books like they’re magical, kids will grow up believing that too,” says Shanna Schwartz, Lead Senior Staff Developer a…


One pyrotechnic company’s accidents opened the door to a booming business for Ramsey Pyrotechnics. For over 30 years, Phil Ramsey and his son, Chris, have had a blast providing pyrotechnic entertainment for countless crowds to enjoy.

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An American Flag was flown over the United State Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on June 8 in honor of Leroy Good’s 100th birthday and his service to his country and to his community.

The Frankfort Community Public Library recently announced that Phoebe Smith was selected as the Derrick/Fullerton Volunteer of the Year for 2019. The Friends of the Frankfort Library made the announcement during its virtual annual meeting held on June 17.


Determined to continue its long tradition of providing scholarships to county graduates, the Purdue Club of Clinton County gathered at the large shelter at TPA Park on Tuesday to recognize this year’s crop of scholarship recipients. The casual meeting at the park took the place of the club’s…


When Frankfort native Tim Burrell married a Rossville girl named Avery Rupp in July of 2012, little did they know that their combination of traits would form the foundation of a business they would create together nearly eight years later.

The Clinton County Family Literacy Program recently announced Jane Stewart Holden as the 2019 recipient of the Jack R. O’Neill Award for “Outstanding Service to the Family Literacy Program.”


The City of Frankfort’s annual Independence Day fireworks show is set to begin at dusk on July 4 at TPA Park. While there will not be the usual vendors set up at TPA Park this year, Mayor Judy Sheets said that the city parks along with their playgrounds, shelters and restrooms will all be op…

There are a lot of new things happening at The Edge, the Library’s Teen Department, this summer. We are creating fun and educational virtual programming that viewers may access on many different platforms.


Oil paintings created by the late American landscape artist Floyd Gahman will be on display until July 31 in the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Gallery on the second floor of the Frankfort Community Public Library.

Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets chose to swear in a long list of appointed department heads and other civil servants before Monday night’s city council meeting in the basement of Old Stoney.


Frankfort swore in its newest Chief of Police when Scott Shoemaker took his oath of office before the start of Monday evening’s city council meeting in the basement of Old Stoney.

The On-Stage Foundation announced on Monday that work has begun on the installation of a brand-new, state-of-the-art sound system for the Red Barn Summer Theatre.


The City of Frankfort’s “Be Kind Week” came to its conclusion with Friday’s “Kindness Day” community celebration at Old Stoney.

The Frankfort Community Public Library and its branches in Michigantown, Mulberry and Rossville are coming together with area businesses to promote Summer Reading in Clinton County. Local librarians have worked to prepare educational and entertaining Virtual Programming for all ages this summer.


For the second day in a row, friends and family joined the Frankfort Fire Department, the Frankfort Police Department and several local not-for-profits for a parade on Friday at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.

Seeking to shorten the waiting list for 4-year-olds to be enrolled in a Pre-K classroom, United Way for Clinton County partnered with Center Township and Community Schools of Frankfort to allow for 22 local children to attend a new Pre-K class at Suncrest Elementary for free this fall.


As part of the City of Frankfort’s “Be Kind Week,” the Frankfort Police Department hosted the community for some Glover’s Ice Cream and conversation at FPD Headquarters Wednesday at 201 W. Washington St. in Frankfort.

The most stringent precautions put in place since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic have rightly been at our state’s retirement and long-term healthcare facilities. Since restrictions on visitors have been tough on residents, Wesley Manor Retirement Community has planned “Parents D…


The City of Frankfort’s “Be Kind Week” kicked off Monday with Frankfort firefighters and police officers traveling through neighborhoods to greet residents. On Tuesday’s “Random Act of Kindness Day,” the Frankfort Street Department and Parks Department hosted local kids at TPA Park for a “Ki…

This past Monday, June 15, the Frankfort Community Public Library and the branches in Mulberry, Rossville and Michigantown re-opened to the public for limited service. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. The libraries will be open on Tuesday and Thu…

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Kim Stevens, the business leader at Frankfort Main Street, has become a certified Facilitator of the Destination Creation Course, a class designed to help business owners increase their revenue and customer traffic during the novel coronavirus pandemic.


More than 20 years after the completion of Phase 1, ground was broken on Phase 2 of the Southridge subdivision Tuesday morning on the southeast side of Frankfort.

The beginning of 2020 hasn’t been typical for farmers, but a few weeks of warm, sunny weather is helping improve local morale amid trade and financial uncertainty.


The cause of a fire that the Frankfort Fire Department responded to Saturday has been ruled as arson by FFD Battalion Chief and fire investigator Jeff Cline according to Fire Chief John Kirby.

The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded 91 scholarships and renewals from 25 funds to Clinton County students with an approximate value of $297,564, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.


The TPA Park Aviary and Petting Zoo will open to the public Sunday, and new Frankfort Parks Department Superintendent Bart Kraning is excited to finally be able to showcase these unique features.

City leaders have announced an initiative to promote kindness throughout the city of Frankfort. The “Be Kind” Campaign will run from June 15 through June 19 and will include events and participation by all city departments.

Continuing its works of bringing people together for the betterment of the community, United Way of Clinton County partnered with Richey Athletics, Cintas Frankfort, Sew & Sere, Barb Gerald, Sandy Witty and Jackie Yentz to make masks for those who need them. To date, United Way of Clinto…

The Senior Homeowner Assistance for Repairs Program (SHARP) began accepting applications in early May and will continue accepting applications until grant funds run out, which usually happens in mid-summer.

City of Frankfort Street Department Superintendent Jason Forsythe used Monday’s city council meeting to update the council on Phase 2 of the Washington Avenue Project and on the status of the city’s parking lot on N. Jackson St.


The Frankfort Fire Department wrapped up a Live Burn Training on Wednesday by burning down the garage and house they had been using since Tuesday on a property along W. Co. Road 500 N. between N. Co. Road 200 W. and N. Co. Road 300 W.

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The Frankfort City Council unanimously approved publication of notices for six public outreach meetings on the potential annexation of portions of Center Township and Washington Township during its regular meeting Monday evening in the Frankfort Municipal Utilities IT Building at 1050 Washin…

The Frankfort Police Department swore-in its newest officer Monday during the Board of Works and Public Safety meeting in the Frankfort Municipal Utilities’ IT Building at 1050 Washington Ave. in Frankfort.

Frankfort Community Public Library announced on Monday that its Teen Department is now part of the grassroots literacy movement, Project Lit.

Well-known throughout Clinton County for his storytelling and role in preserving local history, Leroy Good was honored with a 100th birthday ceremony in the Clinton County Historical Society Museum on the second floor of Old Stoney on Saturday afternoon in Frankfort.

U.S. Representative Jim Baird (R-IN, 4th District) is encouraging Indiana agriculture producers and ranchers to apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Thursday Thunder rolled back into downtown Frankfort this week, drawing people to Veterans Park for a type of public gathering rarely seen in recent months.