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Thursday 02/26/2015
Alums start Taylor football fund raiser
Posted: February 26, 2015

Inspired by Taylor Titans football coach Dennis Bentzler donating his $7,000 coaching salary, Taylor alumni Hank Taylor and Scott Pitcher have committed to helping Dennis raise $25,000 to help restore the football program’s viability.

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Oscar’s Pizza arrives in downtown
Posted: February 26, 2015

Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms... egg?

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Peru Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of Autistic Woman
Posted: February 26, 2015

Peru – Yesterday afternoon, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller led to the arrest of Candler Henderson, 40, Peru, IN. Henderson was arrested when Maller served him with a Miami Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging felony charges for rape, criminal confinement, and sexual battery. Henderson was served the warrant at the Miami County Jail where he was being held on a previous arrest.

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Vitals - News of Record
Posted: February 26, 2015

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
FCA US firing on all cylinders in Kokomo
Posted: February 25, 2015

FCA US, formerly Chrysler Group, is enjoying a renaissance in Kokomo. Today, literally millions of transmissions are being produced in the community’s four assembly plants, and the Kokomo Casting Plant is putting out products that can be found in nearly every vehicle under the company’s four U.S. nameplates -- Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram.

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State Republicans take aim at common construction wage
Posted: February 25, 2015

The Indiana House of Representatives is poised to attack the state’s common construction wage in its latest attempt to advance an anti-labor agenda. But in this instance it is not the unions taking the lead against the move.

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‘Metamorphosis’ takes over IUK gallery
Posted: February 25, 2015

Lori Brubaker had no idea how difficult it would be to put together an art show. As a senior art major at Indiana University Kokomo, she landed a position as the intern for the school’s gallery. It turned out to be a much larger task than she had anticipated.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Mayor seeks to grow Kokomo
Posted: February 24, 2015

Mayor Greg Goodnight’s annual state of the city address took place on Feb. 23, and the message he delivered is that attracting residents is the top priority for his administration in 2015.

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Indiana American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Cold Weather
Posted: February 24, 2015

Greenwood, Ind. (February 23, 2015) – With more cold weather ahead this week across the state, Indiana American Water is urging customers to secure homes and businesses against freezing pipes to avoid costly repairs.

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Coats to hold mobile office in Kokomo
Posted: February 24, 2015

U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) announced that a member of his staff will visit Kokomo in Howard County at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

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Superior II employee facing criminal investigation
Posted: February 24, 2015

An employee of Howard Superior Court II could face criminal charges if an investigation currently underway confirms illegal activity took place.

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Monday 02/23/2015
The blessing of hope
Posted: February 23, 2015

The holidays have been a very busy time of the year. As I reflect back on the gifts that KUO has received and the gifts that we have shared with others I am filled with gratitude.

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Project Access receives $4,000 from city
Posted: February 23, 2015

Mayor Greg Goodnight’s Mental Health & Wellness Committee presented a $4,000 check to Project Access’ Executive Director Sherry Rahl during a special ceremony at Kokomo’s City Hall.

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Ervin Township running in the blind
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 11:17 am

Newly elected Ervin Township Trustee Andrew Cook wasn’t sure what to expect when he took office Jan. 1, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to walk into the job empty-handed. The previous trustee, Connie Longshore, has yet to turn over the records for the township, and all attempts to resolve the situation have failed.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
Best Chocolate Celebration ever
Posted: February 22, 2015

This year’s Samaritan Caregiver’s Chocolate Celebration turned out to be the lucky 13th! No snow and the largest crowd ever chowed down on a record high 4745 chocolate treats, generating $14,000 to help needy seniors!

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President’s New Budget Targets Retirement Accounts
Posted: February 22, 2015

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget was unveiled to the American public at the beginning of this month. This year’s version of the budget, as usual, included a number of provisions targeting retirement accounts. If these are approved by Congress and become law, your retirement plans could be affected greatly.

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Saturday 02/21/2015
Social Security Planning Educational Workshop
Posted: February 21, 2015

Strategies Baby Boomers need to know to maximize their retirement income. During this educational workshop, you will learn:

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Maher named VP at Salin Bank
Posted: February 21, 2015

Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank announced that Matthew K. Maher has joined Salin Bank as Vice President, Credit Manager. Among his duties, Maher will support Salin Bank’s Commercial Banking division by providing objective analysis of the financial condition and credit worthiness of commercial banking credit opportunities. He will report to Brian Hunt, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and General Counsel.

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Ignorant or dishonest?
Posted: February 21, 2015

There have been a number of crises this year in state government. True, they are largely political in nature, but they will impact the people of Indiana nonetheless. But it is our governor’s response to these boondoggles that has to give a person pause.

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The politics of Common Core
Posted: February 21, 2015

The phrase heard around the Mitch Daniels governorship and campaigns was a simple one: “Good policy makes good politics.”

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Friday 02/20/2015
Lotta Soul
Posted: February 20, 2015

I had to sit down and sort out my thoughts. First, I asked myself, “How can a white kid from Greentown possibly do justice to African-Americans in a reminisce article?” To say my interaction with black kids was limited during my youth would be an understatement. My ancestors and family have resided within two miles of my current residence since 1864. It is simply an environmental issue.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Howard County, IN
Posted: February 20, 2015

Wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11AM EST this morning. The winter weather advisory remains in effect from 10PM to 8PM EST Saturday. Wind chill values of 15 to 24 below zero are expected into midday Friday.

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Goodnight to give State of City Address
Posted: February 20, 2015

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has set the date for his annual State of the City presentation. The address will take place at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at Kokomo’s City Hall, 100 S. Union St., prior to the Common Council meeting.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Indiana ranks low in minority opportunity scale
Posted: February 19, 2015

The Kids Count policy report, presented by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity. Indiana ranked low in the nation for opportunities presented to most racial groups.

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Center Township to request audit
Posted: February 19, 2015

Steve Geiselman thinks it is a good idea to have someone audit the books of the Center Township Trustee. His fellow advisory board members agree. But former trustee Jean Lushin bristled at the suggestion.

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