Gas was $1.38 per gallon. Ronald Reagan was in the White House. Otis R. Bowen was Indiana governor.
A local pastor who has interacted for many years with refugees from different countries says working together would go a long way in solving many issues facing the country today.
The Hartford City Kiwanis Club is actively working with Blackford County School officials to identify children in the community in need of basic clothing items.
More than 200 people gathered together this weekend to show support for Hope O’Connell, a local mother battling kidney cancer.
Jeremy Gulley, a 1991 Blackford High School graduate, was hired this week to be superintendent of Jay County Schools after a four-month-long search.
Blackford County and area residents are urged to attend a fundraiser on Friday that will benefit Hope O’Connell, who was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Mike Nichols of Hartford City, a First Sergeant with the Indiana State Police, says meeting the torchbearers — some of whom are war heroes — from the Bicentennial Torch Relay left a huge impact.
On Oct. 9, local Pastor Wes Rediger — whose goal is to raise money for Syrian refugees — will be among thousands of runners participating in the Chicago Marathon.
The Hartford City Presbyterian Church on Sunday held its first “Day of Caring” event, in which cookies were delivered to first responders, aid was provided to cancer patients, volunteer work was done and a sing-a-long was conducted for the residents of Crown Point.
Joining Community Forces Indiana — where community members can learn how to better serve area military and veterans and their families — will meet at 9 a.m. Friday.
Ten contestants convened at the Civic Center Sunday afternoon to vie for Queen of the 70th Annual Montpelier Jamboree; the winner will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Hair stylist Jessica Sroufe does not look like the stereotypical race car driver. But the soon to be 24 year old has been competing on the track for half her life.
Russ Jones found himself laid off from a job with Blackford Schools and turned it into his own business repairing computers in Hartford City.
National Senior Citizens Day is a day to show support, honor and appreciation to our seniors and recognize their achievements and contributions to our communities.
Sponsored by Old 22 Storage, numerous awards were given at last week’s Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull at the Blackford County 4-H Fair, divided into four categories based on weight.
More than 300 Hartford City High School alumni are expected to gather together this mont for the fourth annual HCHS Alumni Reunion at noon on July 30.
The Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair concluded activities over the weekend, ending with a barn dance for the kids who participated in 4-H activities over the past week.
Sponsored by Steve Weschky of Old 22 Storage, the Kiddie Tractor Pull event on Tuesday night brought smiles and squeals of delight to the numerous children participating in the event, that required the children to pull weights attached to small peddle tractors.
While keeping in theme of this year’s Blackford County 4-H parade — Honoring Veterans, Past, Present and Future — members of the Blackford County 4-H Fair Board invited area veterans, in particular World War II veterans, to serve as grand marshal for the 2016 parade.
Blackford High School graduate Bailey Cline was crowned as Miss Blackford County 2016 fair queen during a pageant held Sunday at the Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair.