Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closings and Events

Last Updated on January 16, 2017 by cassnetwork

Monday, January 16, 2017 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president encourages all Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and service projects in honor of Dr. King and to visit to find Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service projects across our country. Read the presidential proclamation here.

Here are additional closings we’ve received:

Post Office: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a postal holiday. There will be no mail delivery and post offices will be closed.

Cass County Government: The Cass County Government Building (courthouse) will be closed Monday, Jan. 16. The Cass County Commissioners meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan 17 at 9 a.m.

Eel Township Trustee’s Office: Closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Open for business as normal on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
BMV: All BMV license branches will be closed Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  All branches resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17.  Online transactions can completed on
IUK: Indiana University Kokomo will be closed Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The IU Kokomo Library, the Cougar Country Café, and the bookstore will be closed. The Cole Fitness Center will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Online and electronic resources for the library can be found at The campus will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 17.

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Tickets are on sale now for Ivy Tech Community College’s annual community banquet in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s edition will feature Emmy Award-winning television personality, best-selling author, and inspirational life coach Iyanla Vanzant. The event is set for Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Bel Air Events Center, 3014 S. Webster St. Individual tickets for the community banquet, which will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 26, are $50 and can be purchased online at by the Jan. 20 deadline. Seating is limited to the first 380 people who register and more than 250 tickets have already been sold

To reserve tickets for the community banquet, go to .  To get more information about participating in the student convocation, contact Allison Toren, program chair of Professional Communication and a lead on the “Doing the Dream” activities, at 765-252-5518 or