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The Blackford County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday at the Lighthouse Church in Hartford City. It was standing room only and the Central Committee couldn’t b…

Long time Hartford City residents Floyd and Carolyn Thrailkill celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2021. They have a loving family of 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-…

Those in downtown Hartford City last Saturday were treated to a little trip back in time. “Rock Around the Clock” provided a little journey back to the days of sock-hops and malt shops. The da…

Unbeknownst to many, the Northwest side of Blackford County is home to a hidden treasure. Beginning at the youth Soccer Field near Blackford high School is the Blackford Greenway Trail. This i…

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In a Page 1 News-Times story involving the partial building collapse on West Main Street, Hartford City Mayor Dan Eckstein was incorrectly quoted as saying "We are meeting 'without' the proper…

We have kicked off a new initiative this week – Operation Full Pack. This initiative is focused on providing much needed supplies (food and non-food items) to military families, both active du…

The Blackford County Community Foundation, Inc. is nominating one local student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in 2022. This award provides full tuition, required fees and …

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DENVER AND SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Frndly TV – the leading national family friendly TV service provider – and FETV, one of the fastest-growing networks featuring family friendly programming, today announced an agreement where FETV will join the Frndly TV channel offering today, July 29.

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference© (AAIC© 2021), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) presented two new exploratory analyses of data from the Phase 2 TRAILBLAZER-ALZ study. In the first, greater amyloid plaque changes following donanemab treatment was highly associated with less cognitive decline and participants with greater plaque clearance at 24 weeks of treatment showed less tau progression. In the second, Lilly shared data showing that treatment with donanemab drives a rapid reduction of a biomarker reflecting Alzheimer's disease pathology, plasma P-tau217, which was detected within 12 weeks.

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Someone shot at another vehicle traveling southbound on Interstate 94 near the Steel Bridge on Wednesday night and Illinois State Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the shooter or their vehicle.

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WASHINGTON — Indiana’s Republican senators split their vote Wednesday on a bill proposing roughly $550 billion in new national infrastructure spending package, with Sen. Todd Young helping to advance the bill and Sen. Mike Braun voting against.

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The Blackford County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday at the Lighthouse Church in Hartford City. It was standing room only and the Central Committee couldn’t be any more delighted with the turnout.

Long time Hartford City residents Floyd and Carolyn Thrailkill celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2021. They have a loving family of 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Congratulations to Floyd and Carolyn on this very special occasion.

Those in downtown Hartford City last Saturday were treated to a little trip back in time. “Rock Around the Clock” provided a little journey back to the days of sock-hops and malt shops. The day began with a cornhole tournament sponsored by the American Legion Post 159. A classic car show too…

Unbeknownst to many, the Northwest side of Blackford County is home to a hidden treasure. Beginning at the youth Soccer Field near Blackford high School is the Blackford Greenway Trail. This is a wonderful place to take a run, stroll or bike ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the nea…

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In a Page 1 News-Times story involving the partial building collapse on West Main Street, Hartford City Mayor Dan Eckstein was incorrectly quoted as saying "We are meeting 'without' the property owner to discuss his options." Mayor Eckstein in fact said " 'with' the property owner." We're ch…

We have kicked off a new initiative this week – Operation Full Pack. This initiative is focused on providing much needed supplies (food and non-food items) to military families, both active duty and veterans.  Picture a soldier who is leaving on deployment carrying a pack on their back. The …

The Blackford County Community Foundation, Inc. is nominating one local student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in 2022. This award provides full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of under…

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Tri-Kappa  Associate Chapter announces the winners of Bridge-a-rama for the month of June as follows:

The first ever Rotary Club had been formed when attorney Paul P. Harris called together a meeting of three business acquaintances in downtown Chicago, at Harris’s friend Gustave Loehr’s office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Street on February 23, 1905. In addition to Harris and Loehr (a m…

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Hartford City residents got an unwelcome surprise on Monday morning when part of a building collapsed. The walls of the first and second floors of the building in the 200 block of West Main Street gave way and collapsed into the alley behind the building.

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MUNCIE, Indiana – The East Central Indiana Regional Partnership (ECIRP) will apply for the state’s Regional Economic Acceleration Development Initiative (READI) program, which could result in up to $50 million in local funding. The region includes seven East Central Indiana counties – Blackf…

This photo shows the employees of one of Blackford County’s many glass factories during the Gas Boom. It was a very hot job and hard work as well. During a recent stop by the Blackford County Historical Society and Museum, I was allowed to lift one of the pieces of glass blowing equipment an…

        Area children are in for a treat on July 9 at 2:00 PM when Parent’s Choice Award winning family musician Leonardo brings his orange electric guitar to Weiler Plaza in downtown Hartford City. The Hartford City Public Library is responsible for bringing Leonardo to Hartford City.

The first Summer in the Park event at the Sigma Phi Gamma Founder’s Park at 700 north Richmond Street in Hartford City on July 3 was a hit. It is hoped that this will become an annual event. The all day event brought all kinds of fun activities to enjoy.

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After a year like no other, 4-H members, FFA members, The Purdue University Extension of Blackford County, and the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association will come together for a full week of activities next week at the 144th Blackford County 4-H fair. 4-H members are currently in the proc…

The Blackford County Arts Center of Arts Place announces the opening of their 2021 SummerFest Juried Art Show. The exhibit will feature artwork by Indiana artists and will be available to the public from July 26th through September 9th. The artwork will be juried by Kathryn Armstrong, Execut…

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INDIANAPOLIS—All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

It is believed that the first school in Hartford City was a private subscription school began by Baptist Missionaries in 1838. The meeting house located on East Washington Street also served as a school for the six families then living in town.

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The purpose of the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation is to support site selectors, business owners, entrepreneurs, and existing Blackford County businesses in making their businesses successful. Since taking the position in November of 2019, BCEDC Executive Director Warren Br…

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has extended the deadline for applications for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, July 9. The grants are awarded to Indiana organizations and colleges to support programs that recruit, prepare, place and retain …

I come from a fairly lengthy history in the retail grocery business. In this leadership role, I get asked a lot about our food supply. A year ago, we were experiencing a major disruption in the food supply across the country, grocery store shelves were low or empty with quantity limit signs …