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'TIS THE SEASON — The Kokomo Housing Authority put on a Winter Bash for residents at Garden Square on Dec. 18. The event featured a visit from Santa, who threw candy in the air for the children to catch, free hot chocolate from Kokomo Coffee Co., gifts from Toys for Tots Partnered with Goodf…

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COMMUNITY — Kokomo Police Department officers mingle with community members earlier this month during National Night Out.

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SWEATING BULLETS — Participants in the third annual 0.5k Underachievers Run, put on by the UAW 685 Veterans Committee, make a lap about Grissom Air Force Base in June to raise funds for Mental Health America of North Central Indiana. The event raised around $2,500.

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CAUSE — United Steelworkers Local 2958 held a charity ride to benefit children of employees who are laid off due to COVID-19 on Oct. 3. Twenty-three participants registered for the first-time event.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL — The 11th annual Kokomo-Con took place this weekend at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, featuring celebrity guests Brennan Mejia, the Red ranger from “Power Rangers Dino Charge” (2015), and Jason Faunt, the Red ranger from “Power Rangers Time Force” (2001). In additio…

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Western varsity soccer secured a dominant 7-0 win over Twin Lakes on Sept. 21 behind Maddy Parr's three goals and one assist. Despite a 4-1 loss to Culver Academies, Parker Dean went 6-2, 6-4 on Sept. 21 to give Western a point in the contest. 

Encouraging signs and cheers awaited students at Bon Air Elementary School, Pettit Park Elementary School, and Bon Air Middle School as the kindergartners through eighth-graders entered their buildings for the first day of school.