2006 is the 30th annual Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival. It is scheduled
for Saturday, September 15th, 7 am-5 pm, rain or shine.
Two all-American favorites play center stage on a day brimming with
activities, including: 200 craft booths, contests, entertainment, music &
great variety of food booths. Brookston's annual festival always takes
third Saturday in September.
This is the time to celebrate the local harvest, rich with apples and
popcorn. Lots of activities throughout the day for young and old. Pancake &
sausage breakfast at the
firehouse. Family entertainment on the stage, big book sale at
the Brookston library, 5K & 10
K Run. Yard Sales galore! Come
with friends and family and enjoy
the day. It is a free
event. For general information, contact Shelly Christopher at
Attorney Robert Little
If you need a will, help doing the closing on some property you are
buying or selling, need a somebody to represent you in court,
Attorney Little's office can help you. Hours: 8a-5p M-F or by appointment,
600 Prairie St., 765-563-3124.
A fellowship of Faith, Hope, and Love.in the countryside! Sunday
School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Study 6:00 p.m.
Nursery & children's church available. 11539 S. 500 W, 765-563-3358.
Beauty Barn & Tanning Salon
Co Rd 100 E, 765-563-6624.
Have you driven a FORD lately? Come on down to Bartlett Ford and
take home some new wheels. Hours: Sales MFS 8-5, TuWTh 8-8; Service M-F
8-5, Sa 8-12, Hwy 43, 765-563-3126.
Brookston Car Wash
Is your ride getting a little funky? Take it to Brookston Car Wash,
lather up, wash the road grime away. And, while you're at it, why not
wash the kids, too? (Only joking...) Big vaccums to pull the dirt up
out of the hard to get at places. US 43 North, Hours: Open 24 hours.
Dr. Laurel Eakin. Specializing in light force adjustment. No appointment
necessary. Now with a massage therapist also. Open Monday thru Thursday,
2:00-6:30 pm - other times by
appointment. 209 Ripley St, one block west of the stoplight,
Brookston, Indiana, community analysis done by annually NIPSO
(Norhtern Indiana Public Service Co.) in cooperation with city and
local economic development organizations. Information is believed
to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.
Brookston Community Van
The Brookston Community Van provides transportation to seniors needing a
lift to go shopping, to the bank and post office, or wherever they may
need to go. The van goes to lafayette on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every
month. Currently they need a driver, so if you know anybody who could help
out, give them a call! 563-3255.
Open 16 hours daily. Eighteen washing machines, two of which are heavy
duty, and seven dryers.
Brookston Prairie Township Public Library was founded in 1916 when the
property taxpayers of the Town of Brookston and
Prairie Township agreed to tax themselves to support th library. The land
was purchased in 1915 through donations and the
building was constructed in 1916 through the grant from the Carnegie
With over 20,000 books on the shelves, the library outgrew the original
building. 1992 was the ground breaking of a 5,426
sq. Ft. Addition and the complete remodeling of the existing 3,669 sq.
Ft. The renovated building now houses a new
community room, a larger historical room, a seminar room and a teen room.
Hours: MTuTh 1p-8p, W 9a-8p, F 1p-5p, Sa 9a-1p, 111 W Second St.,
History of the Brookston, "The Little Wonder City", from the prairie
days, up through at least the 1950's. Originally written by Grover Hartman,
this text was taken from the 1950 Centennial Book.
Brookston Pizza King
Obie's Pizza King features two sizes of pizza with choice of toppings,
Texas BBQ, stromboli, submarines, and hot ham and cheese. Bread sticks and
chips. Fountain drinks. Juke box and arcade game are fun to play while
you wait for your food. If you ask for a large coke - watch out! Hours: 4p-11p M-Th, 4p-11p F&Sa,
4p-9p Su, Closed Mondays, 117 W Third Street, 765-563-3164.
The Brookston Town Hall is the place you go to get your water and
turned on. The Council meets here twice a month. The Brookston town web
site, courtesy of
the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Ginger Brown,
contains a variety of useful information about the town, including info
which would be very helpful to new residents.
They are very helpful if you have any questions or problems. Hours:
9a-5p & 9a-12noon Sa, 205 E Third St., 765-563-3171.
Dean Burget always has a tasty assortment of antiques, from
old-time children's books to furniture, quilts, and curios -- you
name it. Always strictly first-rate merchandise, beautifully displayed.
Hours: By Appointment, 150 W, 765-563-6866.
Designs and manufacturers agricultural research equipment.
Mountain Dulcimers built by hand from native Indiana
hardwoods. Charlie's been building these things for a few years (since
the 1950's), and they
just keep getting better and better. Current waiting list to have him
build you a lap or Appalachian dulcimer is about 2 to 3 months. Hours:
mornings and afternoons, and by appointment. 307 Railroad St,
Manufacturer of high-quality liquid fertilizer. Check out the new Chesters
retail popcorn store in downtown Brookston. This is POPCORN CENTRAL!
Hours: 7:30a-4:30p M-F, 201 S St Rd 43, 765-563-3121.
Church of Christ
206 N. Prairie St., 765-563-3396.
This is the place for everything "country". Visa, Mastercard, & Discover
accepted. Hours: 10a-5p Tu-Sa, 201 E. Third St., 765-563-6100.
The Corner Pub is a relaxing hangout with a Sports Bar theme. It features
LARGE SCREEN (and we're talking really large here, folks!) TV,
pool, and darts. Unusually good selection of tunes on the juke box. All
favorite beverages are served. Stop on by. Hours: 11a-Close
M-Th, 10a-3a F&Sa, 12a-1a Su, 121 W. Third St., 765-563-4010.
Networks, Servers, Computers, Printers. Emergency Repair Service.
FREE Public Access Internet. Sales and service for all brands.
Building the Best and Repairing the Rest Since 1982! Hours:
9a-7p M&F, 9a-5p T,W,Th, 9a-Noon Sa, 105-109 W. Third St.,
R&M Food Mart
Located on the north end of town, R&M Food Mart is a nice size grocery
store. Great meat department, adequate fresh fruits and
vegetables. Everything a family needs to put food on the
table and keep the dog and cat happy. Sale items all the
time. Unlike the giant grocery stores, you don't have to waste a lot of
time and gas getting there, you don't have to park a mile away out in the
and you don't have to hike up and down ten miles of aisles just to buy a
worth of groceries. They have large tobacco assortment, lottery
tickets, and magazines. Something I really
like about R&M Food Mart is if there is something they do not carry that
you buy regularly they will get it in stock for you.
R&M Food Mart is located at the north
town on the west side of SR 43, 765-563-3366.
Dr. Lopp, DDS
Whether you floss and brush 'em, or keep 'em in a jar on the bedside
table at night, Dr. Lopp can help you keep your choppers in good
working order. And he'll never tell you, "Your teeth are great,
but the gums will have to go!" Hours: ?, 803 S Prairie St.,
Friendly, Full-Service Hometown Banking. Lobby Hours: M-Th 9a-4p, F
9a-6p; Drive-up: M-Th 8a-4p, F 8a-6p Sa 8a-12a, 309 S. Prairie St.,
Federated Church (American Baptist &
2nd & Wood Streets, 765-563-6323.
Package alcohol on State Road 43 - the name says it all! These guys can
stack beer cases so high up to the ceiling, you feel like you're walking
around in a maze. Pretty good basic selection, but nothing too exotic.
All your domestic beers, a couple of imports, some table wines, sparkling
wines, single malt whiskey. Chips, pretzels, and munchies. They have
free pretzels at the counter. Yum! Ice cooler is outside. Hours: ?, SR
43 N, 765-563-6157.
Gas station, mini-grocery (milk, eggs, lunch meat - the basics), lottery tickets, cigarettes, newspapers. Good
quickie food: microwave sandwiches, fountain cokes, slushies.
Everything for a good nutritious meal. Clean washrooms. Air pump outside.
Hours: 5a-11p, 211 S Prairie St., 765-563-3548.
The Frontier Dollars For Scholars chapter is organized to provide local
students with academic support and financial aid to encourage higher
levels of achievement. Citizens in our community have formed Frontier a
Dollars For Scholars chapter to rally around our students, to give them a
boost, and to ensure that they reach their highest potential. Local
volunteers raise money to help Frontier students afford the cost of higher
education. All money raised stays in the community to support our local
students. So far Frontier Dollars for Scholars has raised over $23,000
for our students. For more info, contact Floyd Garrott at Farmers State
All Star Soccer Camp, Five days of soccer basics and skills, July 24-28
(Mon-Fri) 6 to 8 PM. Call 563-3407 or send email to email@example.com.
Garrott- Keller Insurance
Insurance for Life, Health, Business, Home, Auto, Farm, Crop-Hail,
Multi-peril & and Motorcycle. High Risk? No
Problem. Let us be your insurance provider. Serving mid-north
9a-5p M-F, 9a-Noon Sa, 301 Prairie St., 765-563-6531.
Need a hand with your taxes? This is the place to go.
Hours: 9a-6p MTuThF, 9a-1p Sa, Closed Wednesdays, 201 W Third St.,
They do a really nice funeral. They are
very caring and sensative to your family's wishes. In the entry-way
there are some great blow-ups of photos of Brookston from around
the turn of the century.
Hours: By Appointment, 101 W Fourth St.,
Hours: ?, 162 E 900 S, 317-563-3182.
Indiana Farmers Union Service Association
Develops on-farm value added community based systems.
Flowers and fine house decoration and accents. Sandra Kenyon does a
beautiful job with boquets,
cut flowers, or plants when you want something special, to say "I love
you" or "I can't believe how stupid I was". Her arrangements are
striking and original and sure to be appreciated by the one for whom they
are intended. Flowers can be wired anywhere in the world. If you're
too cheap to send real flowers, CLICK
HERE to send virtual flowers. (Fun, but not nearly as nice as the
real thing.) Gift items, including: full line of Russ Berrie bears & other
critters, hand painted wood items, custom silk flower arrangements for
home and office (never need watering!), candles, potpourri, balloons, etc.
Sandy's store at the corner of SR 43 and SR 18 is a knockout. Hours:
9:00a-5:00p M-F, 9:00a-12:00p Sa, 116 W. Third St., 765-563-4489.
J & J's Roadhouse
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily lunch specials and
sandwiches. A great place for delicious homemade pie, with 3
or 4 kinds daily. How refreshing to eat in a restaurant that isn't a
chain. Located at 305 Chalmers Road, North end of town, where SR 43 curves,
Jessup Paper Box
At Jessup's they manufacture specialty cardboard boxes, like the ones
that greeting cards come in. They also make a variety of childrens games
and puzzles. Every year around the start of December they have a big
Christmas Sale at which you may purchase many of their products for
bargain prices. The sale is announced on large banners in their
front windows for a couple of weeks before it happens. Coincidently
Jessup's main build is the "Opera House" built at the trun of the
century by the French brothers, for years the site dances, graduations,
chataquas, travelling acts, and other cultural events. Jessup's does a
job keeping this lovely historical structure in good condition. Hours: ?,
Railroad St., 765-563-3131.
Johnson's Machine Shop & Wrecker
They do great welding, that's for sure. AND, if you need something
towed out of the ditch or a snow bank, whether it's a semi truck or compact
got the right tool for the job. Hours: ? 765-563-6594 (if busy, dial
Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Serving breakfast and lunch (close at
2:30pm). Soup and bread bar featuring different
homemade soups and a variety of breads daily, Hearty and healthy.
Smoking is not permitted. Gourmet coffees, herbal teas.
Sinful deserts. The caramel apple pie is amazing, and the rubarb pie is
even better. Recently under new
ownership, with an expanded menu, including a variety of salads! There is
live entertainment by local musicians on Friday evenings,
from 6:30 til 9:00. Special supper every Friday evening. German
106 E Third St.,
Looking for a lot, a house, commercial property or farm ground. Come in
and talk with our agents. They'll take care of you. Hours: Monday thru
Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm., Saturday 9:00 to 11:00 am, or by appointment.
R & H Services
Carpet Binding and Edging, Julie Hughes, 902 Brackney St.,
RE Frost & Associates
Custom programming, computer training and consulting. Database
and CAD applications a specialty. Environmental consulting.
Hours: By Appointment, 114 1/2 W Third St., 765-563-3712.
Tobacco and candy and everything nice - that's what R&M Wholesale is made
of. In addition to distributing candy and smokes to stores in several
counties, R&M runs wholesale outlets in Lafayette and Monticello.
501 South St., 765-563-3188.
Garden chimes and animals, potted plants, hanging baskets, bird houses,
shepherd's hooks, iron plant holders. Annuals, perennials, herbs, and
garden vegetables, singly or by the flat. Tu-F 10a-5p, Sa&Su 10a-2p, 406
Mills St., 765-563-3200.
S & W Farms
Breeding and rising foxtrotters, "Songer's Ambrose
Hank" and "Sensation's Classy Prince" 2691 E SR 18, 765-563-6525.
Insurance is our business. Whatever your insurance needs, Randy can help
you. Hours: ?, 211 S Prairie St., 765-563-3911.
Susan Wyke Frost Porcelain
Beautifully crafted, handmade porcelain objects. Finely detailed dragons,
clowns, and fantasy characters. Christmas tree ornaments, collector's
eggs. Susan's unique and intricate work makes a special gift. Hours: By
Appointment, 114 W Third St., 765-563-3711.
The Other Place
Alcohol and loud music. Rock & roll!!! Karaoke!!! Pool table, dart
Pizza. What do you want on YOUR Tombstone? Open every night til closing
time, Closed Sundays, 103 W Third St., 765-563-6665.
Occupational and Physical Therapy. Hours: By Appointment Only, 111 W Third St.,
Top Notch Tavern
Open 10am til 10pm or so Monday thru Saturday. Bar sandwiches, fries and
mushrooms are available at lunch and on weekdays. Coke, domestic beers,
and mixed drinks. The "economy" burger is 12oz of meat. Neat old bar and
back bar. Lots of Purdue paraphenillia. Friday and Saturday nights, Pam and
Gary serve some of the best steaks you'll ever have. The fillet mignon
melts in your mouth. Be sure to check-out an order of onion rings with
your favorite brew while you wait for your dinner to come - there's none
better. And the home-made bleu cheese dressing is delicious. Wonder about
the Ancient Sex Stone? Don't ask! Available for private parties &
events. Located at 113 W Third St., 765-563-6508.
Full-service video store delivering a superb assortment of videos, and game
cartridges. Ultimate Video always have the latest titles as soon as they
are available. They also carry lots of used video and game titles.
Not sure what to see tonight? Stop in and browse around! Owners, John and
Karen, are friendly and helpful. Hours:
M-Sa 11a-10p, Su 11a-9p, 115 W Third St., 765-563-6838.
United Feeds mixes, sells, and hauls a variety of animal
9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 am Worship. 206 E Fourth St.,
US Government Post Office
Dirk Hoch is the Postmaster in the modern new Post Office building.
There are postal boxes you can rent if you live in town, and local rural
carriers' routes run from out of this office every day. The US Postal
Service is completely self-supporting, and charges less than the postal
services in any other western nation to deliver your mail! It's
always fun to check the FBI wanted posters in the lobby and see if any of
your relatives are in there. Hours: Lobby is 6a-4:30p M-F, 6a-11:30a Sa;
Window is 7:30a-10a & 12noon-4:15p M-F, 8a-11:15 Sa, located at the 205
South St., 765-563-6466.