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    All American Auto Service Supports Local Veterans Photography Provided The adage, “When one door shuts, another door opens” seems to apply to the life of veteran and co-owner of All American Auto Service, Warren Sims.  After a series of events and a period of serving the country in the Army, he had the opportunity to ...
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    Star Building Supply Has Been a Trusted Kokomo Business For Nearly 75 Years Photography Provided Star Building Supply is a well-established business in the Kokomo community, but it has an interesting history that residents may not know. Although it’s been located at 1501 North Market Street since 1947, it once had a different name, and ...
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    Distinctive Concept Opens for Youngsters and Adults Alike Photographer / Jim Hunt Sweet Peas Play Café, located on South Plate Street, is truly an all-ages concept. It’s an innovative idea that combines engaging play areas for children up to age 12 with a space for parents to catch their breath as they enjoy a great ...
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    Tipton-Based Company is Built on Tradition Photographer / Jim Hunt Dustin Smith, owner of Cabinetry 28 in Tipton, says cabinetry runs in his blood.  “My great-grandfather, Thory Shelton, was in the cabinetry business first,” Smith says. “He was a master carpenter from Kentucky, and the first person in my family to go to college. He ...
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    The Tipton County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Kegan Schmicker as the new executive director, effective September 1, 2020. After a month-long search and a review of many qualified applications, the Board of Directors concluded that Schmicker put forth the best action plan for developing the next level of value-added service to Tipton ...
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    Local 685 Women’s Committee Helping in the Fight Against Breast Cancer Photography Provided The Local 685 Women’s Committee, a UAW organization for the Chrysler plant facilities in Kokomo, has actively been supporting breast cancer research in many ways. The committee has been around for a long time, and has recently been planning events and raising ...
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    Photography Provided Diana Bond In 2012, an annual mammogram detected triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for about 10 to 15% of all breast cancers, and refers to the cancer cells that test negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors, as well as the protein called HER2. The biggest challenge I had was that my husband was ...
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    Tipton Vintage & Artisan Market Showcases Pieces More Than a Century old Photography Provided When visitors walk into Memory Lane Antiques, located at 120 North Main Street, they immediately sense the shop is different from a typical antique store. Owned by Susan DeVault and her husband Jack, the shop showcases antique pieces more than a ...
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    Writer / Patrick K. Rocchio Photography Provided by Chris Beushausen and Patrick K. Rocchio A few weeks ago during this rather dismal and self-isolating hot summer, it was announced that Indiana Beach was reopening under new ownership. The promise was to provide patrons with an immensely improved amusement and water park experience. During my teen ...
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    Family-Owned Business Thrives on Customer Care, Comprehensive Coverage Photography Provided For 55 years, Gaffney Insurance Agency in Kokomo has prospered because of its excellent communication with customers. “Communication has been key in our agency,” says Vice President Michael Gasaway. “We strive to take care of each of our customers’ requests in a timely manner. Our ...