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Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Celebrating a legacy
    As early as 1929 Wayman Chapel AME Reverend Henry Perry was proposing a recreational center for African-Americans since they were denied access to public pools, gymnasiums, and other facilities. He saw the need for a place for blacks to find fellowship. 
  • From buckets to steam engines
    In its earliest days, David Foster referred to Kokomo as “the orneriest town on earth” as the town established its identity. The City of Kokomo was incorporated in 1855, but city government wasn’t established until 1865 when Nelson Purdum was elected as the first Mayor of Kokomo. 
  • Total eclipse coming
    For the first time since 1979, the lower 48 states will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The most visible coverage of the sun will begin in Oregon and cross the United States in a southeastern arc, making its last touch in South Carolina.
  • Four days of bluegrass fun
    Music, camping, and family fun are sure to delight at this summer’s bluegrass music festival. The Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival is set to take place Thursday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 20, at the KohKohMah grounds
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  • KHCPL showing new artist
    The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) added a new artist, Sam Prifogle, to its art gallery this month. “The library wanted space to give artists the recognition they deserve. We want the community to enjoy the art and the library,” said Lisa Fipps, director of marketing at KHCPL. 
  • Simple. Fresh. Delish.
    The Local BBQ’s pulled pork nachos feature local pork that has been smoked for 12 to 15 hours over local applewood and cherry wood. The full flavor of the pork comes through in delectable bites.
  • 21 and Under Fun: The first tattoo won’t be the last
    Tattoos: something most people want the minute they turn 18, like me. I got my first tattoo the day of my 18th birthday with the phrase “Everything happens for a reason” across my collarbone. Little did I know it wouldn’t be my last.
  • Friday night lights
    School is back in session in Howard County, which means the Friday night lights will shine over the football fields, cheerleaders will be rooting for their team, and fans will yell in delight when the home team scores a touchdown. 
  • Caged Heat comes to town
    All American Championship Wrestling (AACW) will host its ninth wrestling event, Caged Heat, in Kokomo this Saturday, Aug. 19. Located in the parking lot of Front Row Live, 1833 S. Plate St., Caged Heat will feature three cage matches. 
  • Sweat it out now for better hunting later
    This is the worst time of the best time of year for me. On one hand, I am pumped for the upcoming fall hunting seasons and eager to get back in the woods and spend some time in a treestand. 
  • Sharon Coy
    Sharon Louise Coy, 67, of Kokomo passed way at her home on August 1st, 2017. She was born on April 24th, 1950 to her late parents Harold E. and Zella Lacey (Fallen) in Galveston, IN
  • Going to the dogs
    The dogs of summer have had their time to shine in the sun, but there are other hot spots in Kokomo where  man’s best friend is welcome. Whether it’s out for a run or to grab a bite to eat, there are several options around the City of Firsts that cater to dog owners. 
  • 8/9/2017
    The Kokomo Police Department wishes to extend its thanks to many community partners for such a great night out. On July 25th the Kokomo Police Department participated in 34th Annual National Night out. 


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