Kokomo Perspective 02 12 2020 E Edition Page A1

MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 350,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. Main St. - Kokomo 765.452.0055 February 12, 2020 Garage A6 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID KOKOMO, IN PERMIT NO. 60 **************ECRWSSEDDM************** Residential & Business Customer by Alyx Arnett Editor editor@kokomoperspective.com Craig Dunn, William Bersbach, Denise Stover and Roger Yeoman are Registered Representatives of and securities are offered through LaSalle St. Securities LLC (LSS), a registered Broker/Dealer and member of FINRA & SIPC. Mr. Dunn and Mr. Bersbach are Investment Advisor Representatives of and advisory services are offered through Liberty Financial Advisors LLC (LFA), a Registered Investment Advisor. LSS is not affiliated with LFA or Liberty Financial Group, Inc. Investing involves risks, including the risk of principal loss. Website: www.libertyfngp.com cdunn@lasalle-st.com 1213 East Hoffer St. Kokomo, IN 765.457.1134 PLAN TODAY FOR YOUR FUTURE. Roger Yeoman Denise Stover William Bersbach Craig Dunn Anna M. Owens by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com February 12 2020 Need to buy or sell a home? Call Christy Dechert 765.438.7952 SellingKokomo.com 4203 Kelly Ct Loss A7 COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS Well-known public servant, businessman, philanthropist Jeff Stout dies at 55 Last week Howard County lost one of its most well-known and prolific public igures. Howard County Councilman, business- man, and philanthropist Jeff Stout died early Friday morning at age 55. His sud- den and unexpected death, which came as the result of a stroke, left the community reeling as those close to him remembered how Stout dedicated his life to the commu- Jones Northwestern School board member hit with fraud-related charges More details emerge concerning Steven Jones' alleged attempts to defraud school Northwestern School Board Member Steven Jones is in hot water after allegedly attempting to defraud the very school corporation he was elect- ed to serve. Last Thursday Jones was arrested following an investigation by the Indiana State Police. He faced two charges: a level 6 felony charge of delivery of a false sales document and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a fraudu- lent sales document. The charges stemmed from the belief that Jones false- ly submitted receipts to NSC for reimburse- ment relating to work performed on one of his school buses. That work, alleged police, never was done. In addition to his du- ties on the school board, Jones also served as a God's Garage story goes viral, exceeds 1 million page views Other communities now looking to start their own garage ministries; wait list quadruples Perspective Photo / Alyx Arnett REPAIR - (Left to right) Robert Cox, Jason Barnard, and Tony Hall work on a Ford Aerostar at God's Garage. God's Garage, an auto repair ministry backed by Crossroads Church, lew a bit under the ra- dar since it opened in June 2018 at the hands of retired mechanic Tom Smith. Smith and his group of more than 20 volunteers quietly had been repair- ing vehicles for the elder- ly, single moms, and the underprivileged while only charging for parts, saving them tens of thou- sands of dollars in labor costs. The ministry never was advertised, but through word of mouth, it had a waitlist of two weeks. But, after the Koko- mo Perspective featured God's Garage in the Jan. 15, 2020, edition, it no longer flew under the ra- dar. The article went vi- ral, garnering more than 1 million page views and counting on kokomoper- spective.com. After the article was published, Smith received count- less phone calls from people all around the country who were look- ing to have their vehicles repaired, as well as calls from reporters and those curious about how the ministry works. While Smith hasn't been able to take on re- pairs for the countless people who have contact- ed him from other states, he said he offers them his ear. You just listen to them and see if you can pray for them and try to get them some help one way or another, he said. The calls he received from people in need lo- cally also skyrocketed, and his waitlist quadru- pled from two weeks out to more than two months. But that's not a bad thing, Jones A6 Big things are happening at FCA US, and the Kokomo Perspective will share some of the inner workings of the community's largest employer for its annual Salute to FCA US edition, set for Feb. 26. This oversized edition will be filled with stories and photos that take readers behind the scenes to see and learn about the company, its products, and the lives of their friends, neighbors, and family who make FCA US an outstanding company. If your business thrives, in part, because of the men and women who work at FCA US and spend their dollars locally, then take this opportunity to show your appreciation. Celebrate the growth and stability of our community's largest employer by providing a special offer or promotion in Salute to FCA US. To place your ad, call Sales Manager Bill Eldridge at 765-210-5507 or Kathy McCarter at 765-437-0430. Salute to FCA US coming Due to the closing of the Gannettprinter in Lafay- ette where the Kokomo Perspective was being printed, the paper will be printed in Logansport starting next week. Read- ers will notice the change due to the larger-sized pa- per, and the paper will be delivered to homes, still by the USPS, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Papers will start appearing on news- stands on Tuesdays. KP TO CHANGE PRINTERS

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in D:\Sites\Newspapers\KokomoPerspective\guide_page.php on line 153 Next Page