Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James P. Ulm

Brigadier General James P. Ulm is director, North American Aerospace Defense Command Planning Staff, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. General Ulm was born in 1937, in Frankfort, Ind. He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961 and a master's degree from The George Washington University in 1973. The general completed … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Brigadier General James P. Ulm

Notable Clinton Countians: George Maxwell Fowler

A life-long resident of Frankfort, George Maxwell Fowler, known to most simply as “Max”, was born on July 6, 1889, the second son of George Y. and Christina Kramer Fowler. While yet a boy, Max became involved with work at the Frankfort Morning Times, owned and published by his father. During the early 1900s, chronic … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: George Maxwell Fowler

Notable Clinton Countians: Basil “Stuffy” Walters

Basil "Stuffy" Walters,  a Frankfort native, started his newspaper career as telegraph editor for the Indianapolis Star in 1920. After a year, he moved on to other city papers, earning promotions to assistant editor, editor, executive editor, and finally vice president of the Chicago Daily News. Walters retired to Frankfort in 1961 and was inducted into Indiana’s Journalism … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Basil “Stuffy” Walters

Notable Clinton Countians: Zerna Addis Sharp

Zerna Addis Sharp, often called the “Mother of the Dick and Jane reader,” was born near Hillisburg in 1889. Although Sharp never wrote any of the stories for the popular reading books, she selected the subject matter and storylines and supervised the artwork and layout for each book. She also named the characters and decided … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Zerna Addis Sharp

Notable Clinton Countians: Freddie Shaffer

Freddie Shaffer  was born and raised in Frankfort. Shaffer performed with the Fred Waring and Paul Whiteman orchestras before returning to Clinton County to teach music. In 1938, Shaffer established an all-girl band, starting with about 15 talented girls. The Big Band era was in full swing, and the girls were selected for their musical … Continue reading Notable Clinton Countians: Freddie Shaffer