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DISPLACED: Bottom row, from left, Kushite Thomas, Keshawn Thomas. Top row from left: Kendale Harris, Khalil Topps, Keanna Harris, LaShanda Thomas, and Michael Thomas are living in a rental house after the flood made the one they were previously living in "unlivable."
A flooded market
Lashonda Thomas thought she’d found a good deal in the form of a big, four-bedroom house down in a cozy hollow just south of the Wildcat Creek.
That was before a couple of feet of water swamped the house in the 300 block of East Murden Street, putting Thomas, her husband Michael, and their five children back into the rental market, erasing three years of faithful contract-buying payments. She said she had $8,000 left to pay before the flood hit.
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Baseball squads gear up for busy Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend in Indiana always means the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and a heavy slate of high school baseball games on Monday.
Sectionals across the state had opening-round games Wednesday and Thursday. Semifinals and finals will follow on Monday. Locally, all five Howard County squads will be in action Monday.
Kokomo is hosting a Class 4A sectional. Western and Northwestern are in the 3A sectional at Peru. And, Taylor and Eastern are in the 2A field at Eastern.
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A day in the life
My love for words was written into a hobby at an early age. I wrote stories about the nature I witnessed from my window, experiences I shared with my Pap and anything that came to mind. From age 9, most of my moments were stories my mind hadn’t written yet. For me, writing was the tool that enriched my experiences. If I went to the children’s museum and saw something that struck me, I’d write about it.
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Harper Marie Roe, the first granddaughter of Tom and MeLodye Roe, was born March 14. Submitted | Melodye Roe