Indiana Bicentennial Train rolls into Kokomo Sept. 26-28

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All Aboard!  The Indiana Bicentennial Train (originally known as the Indiana History Train) will be in Kokomo (the first of four stops this year) on September 26-28, 2013.  The train will be located in Downtown Kokomo at the corner of Superior and Buckeye Streets.  Visit Kokomo to experience this unique state-wide event first!

The public is invited to tour the train with its three 65-foot refurbished freight cars.  The Indiana Bicentennial Train’s on-board exhibition, The Next Indiana, will help visitors reflect on the past, present and future of the Hoosier State.  Before or after seeing this new exhibit, visit temporary “depots” filled with hands-on activities, games and presentations for all ages. Visit with a historic 1916 interpreter, vote for your favorite Hoosier invention, explore the Creativity Commons tent, and shop in the pop-up history market.

Admission is free!  The Indiana Bicentennial Train and accompanying activities will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Group reservations are available by calling (317) 232-1882 (space is limited.)  For more information, visit

The 2013 Indiana Bicentennial Train is presented by the Indiana Historical Society and sponsored by The Indiana Rail Road Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation, in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and Indiana Humanities.


2013 Howard County Health Fair coming Oct. 3rd


The 31st Annual Howard County Health Fair will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 8 am – 3 pm at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event & Conference Center.  Be one of the first 500 through the door to receive a free gift, plus take advantage of free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, bone density, vision and more.  Community counselors and local pharmacists will be on hand to discuss your results and direct you to the many health vendors for additional information.

Seasonal flu shots given by the Howard County Health Department will be available for a $15 donation for those 18 through 64.  Flu and pneumonia vaccine will be given for those 65 and older with Medicare Part B and/or Medicare managed care plans.  These individuals must bring their insurance cards.

American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 am – 2 pm, and Windmill Grill will be on-site with a food court.  For more information about the event, call (765) 453-8593 or visit