Kokomo Perspective 08 24 2016 E Edition Page A1

765-452-0055 kokomoperspective.com e-edition August 24, 2016 500 North Buckeye Downtown at the Depot NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN AT THE HISTORIC DEPOT CALL TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY (765) 450-7873 500 N. Buckeye Downtown at the Depot by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Owners branch out of Lafayette to offer the sports bar to Kokomo residents Wings Etc. franchise owners Trent Terry and Andy Gutwein are giving Kokomo residents a taste of what their Lafayette customers have been tasting for the last few years. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, their fourth location will open its doors in down- town Kokomo at 113 E. Sycamore St. Were excited to be here for sure and offer this experience to a new set of people, said Terry. Im excited to learn a new community. Its been an exponential learning curve for me, but everybody has been very friend- ly here. The decision to open a location in Kokomo came out of a desire to expand, but the Lafayette market already was saturated. With incen- tives to open up downtown and the energy he felt during multiple visits while scouting the area here, he said he felt confident that Kokomo would make a good home to his fourth Wings Etc. Terry and his crew have been working to remodel the former Laugh House into the family-friend- ly sports bar, and he said the buzz thats been generated is encouraging. People keep asking when were opening, he said. I think theres a lot of excitement. That makes us ex- cited. The sports bar will feature 21 high- definition TVs, 20 beers on tap, a full bar, and indoor and outdoor seating. While the name, Wings Etc., makes it clear that wings are the forte, Terry stressed the etc. part means the sports bar offers a whole lot more than just its signature fresh, never frozen wings. In addition to chicken, also on the menu are fresh, never frozen premium burgers, made-to-order sandwiches, a variety of appetizers, hardwood-smoked ribs and rib tips, seafood, rolled-to-order wraps, sal- ads, desserts, and kids meals. The sports bar offers specials throughout the week, including 59 cent boneless and traditional wings on Mondays and 59 cent boneless wings on Thursdays. Something Terry said is unique is that the lunch specials are of- fered from 11 to 2 p.m. seven days a week, rather than on weekdays only. Wings Etc. also will be one of the few restaurants open downtown on Sun- days. Thats something very, very unique. We will be the only place to watch sports downtown on Sunday. If you want to come watch the NFL game, you have to come here, he said. What also makes Wings Etc. stand apart for its competitors, Terry said, is that each one of the TVs comes with its own box that allows the game to be changed on that specific TV, rather than multiple TVs. A lot of other people dont do that because its really expensive for each TV to have its own DirecTV box, he Wings Etc A2 by Alyx Arnett News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Hazing rocks Western cheerleading squad by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com City proposes $500,000 savings Mayor of Kokomo Greg Goodnight dropped a bombshell on the Howard County Recycling District Advisory Board last week. As the board prepped for a second reading of its 2017 budget, Goodnight attend- ed the boards meeting with a proposal. He proposed, in order to cut costs, that the city be contracted to run the districts operations with the hope of saving $110,000 on an annual basis. Im throwing a pro- posal out here that we freeze the levy at $825,000, said Goodnight. The city will contract it all, take over all legal responsibili- ties, services, and run the whole thing. Savings to the taxpayers is a little over $110,000 per year. I need time to evaluate this and get through and find defi- ciencies, but at the end of ive years, if we don't do additional levy increases and freeze it at $825,000 for ive years, the savings will be almost $700,000. Proposal A3 Goodnight 27 years of headlines that molded a community Local police fight changing war on drugs Kokomo: stronger than most as 1991 approaches Officials say county commissioner is former KKK Boat found, Kokomo Schools officials indicted No accounting for democratic party money Police report filed on Lushin for domestic violence Beyond the acquisition: the future of Delco, Delphi Tribune sues Perspective County Council cuts two deputies; officers angry Perspective releases first sex offender paper in the country No link between hum and health risk YMCA accused of withholding pay- ments to employee's retirement plans Former county clerk's computer purchase under scrutiny Homes sustain damage in flood 89 90 91 93 92 94 95 97 96 98 99 00 01 02 Stay tuned to next week's edition for headlines from 2003-2016. For Local Weather Call 457-9211 Sponsored by: City of Kokomo, Coca-Cola, White's Meat Market, Brad Howell, Miller's Variety Store, William's Shoes Over 4.11 Million Callers A hazing incident during a Western High School cheerleading camp has left some parents displeased at how the schools administration has han- dled the situation. During Friday's Western varsity football game in Frankfort, onlookers may have noticed the cheerleading squad was short most of its members. Thats apparently because as punish- ment for an alleged hazing incident, which was described as sexual in na- ture by multiple sources, some cheer- leaders received a single game suspen- sion during the away game. According to sources close to the sit- uation, others involved in the hazing Western A11 Perspective Photo / Alyx Arnett WINGS - (Left to right) General Manager Brooke Burton and District Manager Trent Terry will open Wings Etc. on Sept. 13. Mayor presents idea to manage recycling district operations

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