Command staff at the Indiana State Police Lowell District were notified on Thursday, May 17 by concerned citizens that they had received possible scam phone calls from a phone number that appears as the Lowell District phone number of 219-696-6242.

Vendor and participant applications and schedules for a number of 2018 Touch of Dutch Festival events are now available on the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce’s website at

On May 3, Hon. John Potter and Hon. Jeryl Leach swore in five volunteers as Crossroads CASA advocates, court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. Family and friends gathered at the Embers venue in downtown Rensselaer to watch the volunteers take an oath promising to…

Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) that adds two tests to Indiana’s newborn screening panel.

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Our Atletes of the Week are three Covenant Christian High School student athletes are among 42 Indiana high school seniors who have been presented 2018 scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA), it was announced on May 14.

WHEATFIELD – The Lady Kougars’ Tennis team served up a 3-2 win at the Varsity level over the visiting Merrillville Lady Pirates on Monday, May 7.

WHEATFIELD — On a blustery day at Kankakee Valley Middle School on Thursday, May 10, records fell left and right for the home team as they hosted their annual Track and Field Invite. Six KV In…

RENSSELAER — Kankakee Valley’s girls’ team and Rensselaer Central’s boys’ squad withstood challenges to claim titles at the annual Gene Edmonds Relays on Friday, April 27.

WHEATFIELD – Due to a scheduling issue on Monday, April 30, both Kankakee Valley Middle School and DeMotte Christian School were left without a scheduled track meet. So they did what good frie…

An animal rights group has added reimbursement to a list of demands related to reports of noncompliance that led to the deaths of more than 100 rats and mice at Indiana University laboratories.

The ABCs of CBCs, BMPs, LFTs and CMPs: A guide to interpreting lab tests

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says.