Frankfort Unified Neighborhoods and Frankfort Parks Department are teaming up for a “Meet the Characters” event from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2020 at TPA Park during the annual Festival of Lights.

With the Christmas season approaching, Frankfort Main Street is getting into the holiday spirit by organizing a Christmas Residential and Business Decorating Contest as well as a Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

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The Frankfort Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association raised money for Rob Bales and his family with its second annual Bales Strong 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday at TPA Park.

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Wild Duck Tattoo at 358 N. Main St. in Frankfort moved into its new location in March – right at the start of the Governor’s stay-at-home orders – but the business survived the lockdown to open their doors again and have been creating works of art in their new studio ever since.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office partnered with local elementary schools, its jail commissary and Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation out of Cincinnati, Ohio to assemble care packages for our soldiers deployed overseas.

The Farmers Bank’s Board of Directors recently authorized a $75,000 challenge grant for ONE80 Recovery Resources. The challenge grant will match, dollar-for-dollar, new donations from donors who wish to make a contribution to ONE80 Recovery Resources between Nov. 10, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Even though Thanksgiving may be a bit different for us this year, I hope everyone has a good holiday. I know part of my family will be with us for a little while using Zoom. Not our typical Thanksgiving, but we will make do remembering that everyone’s health i…

Nearly seven months after its originally scheduled date, the Second Annual Bales Strong 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at TPA Park in Frankfort.

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Facing a surge of patients with positive tests for COVID-19, the Chief Nursing Officer at IU Health Frankfort, Marilyn Riley, wrote a letter to the community, urging the community to use caution as cases spike across the nation.

Two Frankfort natives have collaborated with a small group of fellow Ball State University graduates to create “TubLove: A Poetry Art Book” which will become available for pre-order on amazon.com on Cyber Monday, November 30.

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A crowd came out to celebrate in the suddenly chilly weather Wednesday morning during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park in downtown Frankfort.

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The holidays are upon us, and we are all getting our houses ready for family and friends to visit. We hope your holidays for 2020 will be filled with lots of love and cheer. The Mulberry Library will be closed November 26-29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 30.

Janis Thornton has released her second true crime book titled “No Place Like Murder, True Crime in the Midwest.” Thornton’s latest book will hit a little close to home because four of the crimes took place in Frankfort.

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The bridge that crosses Prairie Creek just west of Old Stoney and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office on East Walnut Street in Frankfort was officially named the Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe Memorial Bridge during a ceremony held Saturday near the east side of the bridge in the parking lot of…

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The phrase “Never Forget” is spoken often, but Ron Bradley has lived up to those words by making it a personal mission to place head stones on the graves of veterans whose unmarked graves did not have one. Bradley, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, started this project over a year…

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant and K9 Operations Coordinator Joey Mitchell received a unanimous decision during an executive meeting over the weekend by the North American Police Work Dog Association to become a certified police K9 trainer.

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On November 5, Clinton County reported 47 new cases of COVID-19, a record for one day, and bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,175. As the COVID-19 rate of positivity continues to rise in Clinton County, City of Frankfort leaders are taking additional steps to minimize the risk…

The Board of Directors of The Farmers Bank and The Farmers Bancorp announced officer appointments to the Board of Directors on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at their scheduled board meeting following the annual meeting of the shareholders.

The Clinton County Community Foundation will join in a nationwide celebration Nov. 12 through 18 to recognize “the increasingly important role these philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges,” accordin…

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Pizza King has been a fixture in Colfax since the late 1970s, and it looks to continue its long tradition of being a tasty dining option in a town with few after Jeremy and Andrea Corbin bought the business from former owners Dan and Della McKinney in April.

Frankfort Middle School will join Frankfort High School in moving to e-learning tomorrow (Nov. 6) until returning to in-person instruction on Nov. 16 due to an increase in COVID-19 related absences at the school, according to a press release sent by Community Schools of Frankfort Superintend…

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Following a nationwide trend, voters came out in force for the 2020 general election with a record number casting their ballots in Clinton County.

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Created as an alternative to some annual events that could not take place this year due to the pandemic, Spooky Trails Trunk or Treat drew a large number of trick-or-treaters through a creepy TPA Park on Saturday evening at Frankfort.

A traffic stop for two moving violations on I-65 led to the arrest of two men and two women on Saturday in Clinton County.

The Frankfort Street Department is using its new leaf machine to help raise awareness for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks to a donation from Center Township of Clinton County, the sides of the leaf machine have been decorated with messages of hope for those suffering from Alzhe…

Frankfort Police Department was recently awarded a $16,371.00 grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to conduct several high-visibility enforcement campaigns designed to prevent traffic injuries and fatalities.

Earlier this month, it was announced that former Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese is a 2020 Lorin A. Burt Outstanding Educator Award Recipient.

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Tucked away behind the current hospital, work on the new IU Health Frankfort has been steadily progressing ever since the groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2019. Now, with just a few finishing touches left, the new hospital is ready to receive all patients on November 9.

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Fifth-graders at Green Meadows Elementary unleashed their imaginations and put their developing writing skills into use by participating in the third annual Scary Story Contest.

Clinton County youth are invited to “make some music! Learn how to create original tracks through the art of beat making, song writing, and rhyming!”

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The Class of 1963 met at Hoops Restaurant and Sports Bar at 9 a.m. on October 6. Those in attendance were Bob Boggess, Jan Crawford Shady Lane, Bill Mohler, Tom Ransom, Andrea Shriver and Patty Zink. The next meeting is 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 3 at Hoops Sports Bar & Restaurant. All classmates and friends are welcome.

Karen Gregerson, president and CEO of The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, has been honored with the 2020 Indiana Bankers Association Woman of the Year award, sponsored by Krieg DeVault LLP, Indianapolis. She was presented with the award on Oct. 23 during the virtual IBA Banking on Women Conference.…

St. Matthew Community Preschool was happy to announce that they recently reached Level 3 on Paths to Quality – Indiana’s statewide rating system for early care and education programs.

Healthy Communities of Clinton County and St. Matthew United Methodist Church recently announced that A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope (ABLBH) recovery support group has officially been approved. The Frankfort ABLBH Chapter is scheduled to launch on November 5.

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Crystal Reichert and her mother, Linda Harrison, started Stellar Candle Company – currently doing business as Stellar Creations on Main – back in 2016, and they have spent the time between then and now expanding their store’s offerings.

The Community Foundation Serving Howard, Clinton and Carroll Counties has received a Community Leadership Grant of $350,000 as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative. Howard County received a $150,000 grant, and Clinton and…

Despite the obstacles thrown in its way by the pandemic, the Senior Homeowners Assistance for Repairs Program, or SHARP, was able to adapt and help 27 homeowners make a combined $191,329 worth of repairs this year.

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Executive Director Dawn Layton and her staff at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center were busy hustling bags full or food and health care items out to cars in their parking Thursday morning as part of their monthly bag pickup program.

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Through setbacks that included a wet spring of 2019, underground obstacles and even a pandemic, the construction of Prairie Creek Park in downtown Frankfort has progressed since its groundbreaking in January of 2019. Now, the park is nearing completion with just a handful of finishing touches left.

The CCEH/Clinton County Extension Homemakers would like to congratulate and celebrate with the Indiana Extension Homemaker Association on its 107th anniversary and heritage going back to 1913. The IEHA’s mission is to strengthen Indiana homes and families through continuing education, leader…

Clinton County is moving forward with a COVID-19 vaccination plan – a plan that is addressing the vaccination of as many as 40 percent or 50 percent of county residents once a vaccine is available.

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The Clinton County Chambers of Commerce joined friends and family of Peggy Carten-Davis and Chad Davis in celebrating the opening of the Find Your Bliss Real Estate office with a ribbon cutting Tuesday at 3483 N. Co. Road 400 W. in rural Clinton County.

Friends of the Frankfort Public Library, Inc. was recently selected as one of the recipients of a capital grant made possible by North Central Health Services (NCHS) administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF).