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Sunday, May 29, 2016
  • Splish splash in the city
    With a big May 21 splash, summer activities for the Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department got underway as Kokomo Beach opened its gates for another summer of fun in the sun. While weather was not fully cooperative, the day paved the way for what promises to be a fun summer of outdoor activities in the City of Firsts. 
  • Summer comes early to Russiaville
    Kick-off summer the right way in western Howard County with the Russiaville Summerfest set for June 3 thru 5. The annual celebration draws thousands to Russiaville each year for three days of food, rides, music, and games.
  • Have a berry tasty Friday
    The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association is going to paint the Courthouse Square red again with the return of the Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 3. For the second straight year, the festival will take place in conjunction with downtown’s First Friday celebration.
  • Tragedy strikes local bike rider
    McKinley Alternative School teacher and Kokomo High School girls swim coach Donita Walters has been preparing for months for an epic summer bicycle ride from the West Coast to the East Coast (see the Kokomo Herald online story “Coast-to-coast on two wheels”). But Tuesday night, as Walters was partaking in her bike ride home, she was struck by a car traveling at a high rate of speed near 450 North and Davis Road.
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  • Zoo Extends Hours to Better Serve Guests
    The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, Ind., will stay open later beginning Saturday, May 28 and continue late hours through Labor Day, September 5. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 7p.m. daily. Last admission will be at 7 p.m.; grounds will close at 8 p.m.
  • New seven-story water slide complex opens this weekend at Kings Island
    Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they will wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. 
  • IU Kokomo Art Gallery features work by area high school artists
    The Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery showcases the work of talented high school juniors and seniors in the 21st annual High School Exhibition. The exhibit, which opened with an awards ceremony on Wednesday (May 25), includes work by nearly 50 students, from Kokomo, Maconaquah, Tri-Central, and Peru high schools. It continues through Saturday, June 11, in the Gallery located in Upper Alumni Hall.
  • New deer biologist and mammalogist join DNR
    Joe Caudell, the deer biologist, joins the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife from Murray State University in Kentucky, where he had served as assistant professor of wildlife since 2013. He also has served as an adjunct professor in Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources since 2011.
  • Mantis prey on competition
    Days into the launch of a new Premier Development Series season, a newcomer is stealing the scene. The Kokomo Mantis FC played its first two games in the friendly confines of Kokomo Municipal Stadium and proved that the new venue is more than a baseball stadium by posting consecutive shutouts and starting its inaugural season with a pair of victories.
  • Treadway follows in footsteps
    The Northwestern Lady Tigers basketball program is on the upswing. Next year’s freshman and sophomore class have players Tiger Nation has been talking about for years. But that class will be without the leadership of a four-year stalwart for the program. Brooke Treadway, a 5-foot-11 power in the paint, will graduate next month before continuing her career at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.
    Ramona Lee Smith, 84, Greentown, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was born December 30, 1931, in Kokomo, to Earl L. and Jeanette E. (Tate) Croddy. On December 25, 1961, she married Wesley "Wes" Smith, in Greentown, and he survives.
  • Prepare Your Pets for Hurricane Season
    Hurricane season is now upon us - running from June 1 - November 30.  It is expected to be a busy hurricane season this year.  A total of 12 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes are expected this season.
  • 5/26/2016
    CAM, Inc. would like to thank ALL THE BRAVE PEOPLE who came out to the CAM Burgerfest.  Gene Kotrewa said Rev. Ruth prayed to God for 75 degree weather and God, jokingly, reversed the numbers to 57.  It really was cold – but the day was great fun.  As a Community Service Provider for Center Township Trustee, this is truly a community event in Foster Park.    


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