Women are nurturers.  We nurture our kids, partners, family and friends.  We support our churches’ organizations, civic clubs and area schools.  But most of our nurturing involves running a home and  cooking for families, selling fund raising items or raffle tickets for clubs,  donating labo…

The 2017 KV Women’s Club Annual Flower Fundraiser will again be held on two days, Friday,  May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Keener Twp. Fire Station parking lot, and Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in front of Dairy Queen in the DeMotte Plaza. Your support is needed and …

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Donya Jordan, Treasurer of Jasper County is notifying taxpayers that both the spring and fall tax statements for 2016 payable 2017 have been mailed.

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Wheatfield – The always heated rivalry between the Kankakee Valley Lady Kougars and the Andrean Lady Fifty-Niners softball teams was in full swing on Wednesday, April 12, as they faced off for the first, but definitely not last time this season.

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Wheatfield – The Lowell Red Devils Baseball team had KV’s number this week as they picked up two wins in two nights over the Kougars with both games played on KV’s home field due to conditions…

The Kankakee Valley High School Athletic Department has announced the winter sports recipients of All-Conference Selections and the list is a long one. The Kougars compete in the always-tough …

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WHEATFIELD – Kankakee Valley Middle School honored its winter season athletes with two simultaneous assemblies on Thursday, March 23.  Honored were sixth, seventh and eighth grade athletes.

WHEATFIELD – The boys and girls of the Kankakee Valley Middle School Swim Team closed-out their short season with a loss to the always tough Twin Lakes. The young Kougars dropped the meet 125 …



NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Comic books and cartoons are the inspiration for the upcoming exhibit "Pulp Art: Out of the gutter and on the walls" at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.


TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (AP) — Navigating the local court system is just one more traumatic experience for children who have been abused or neglected.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Four-Evening" game were:


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Three-Evening" game were:

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Thursday a two-year state spending plan that has the potential to grow Northwest Indiana's economy and improve its quality of life for decades to come.


By Gregory Myers

A man armed with a semi-automatic pistol took an unspecified amount of money from Trail Tree gas station on Saturday night, after threatening to shoot if he didn’t get the cash.


A police pursuit through multiple counties ended with a male suspect shot dead by police near the White County/Pulaski County line between Monon and Francesville Tuesday morning.

CROWN POINT – Indiana Conservation Officers recently completed a boat crash investigation involving Tony Gibson, 37, of Lake Village. On March 31, Gibson was booked into the Lake County Jail o…

Longtime North Newton School Board member Richard Elijah was arrested and has been charged with felony strangulation along with misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and interfering with the …


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.


GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has reported a near doubling in its first quarter net profit to 1.3 billion francs ($1.3 billion), as its wealth management and investment banking operations grew.


SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. (CVX) on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $2.68 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.


NEW YORK (AP) — Qualcomm is slashing its profit expectations after saying that Apple is now refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.


IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.01 billion.

I can say with certitude that I have now entered Advanced Old Age (AOA). What is it and how do I know I’m there? I note little losses everywhere, except belly fat of course.

Chain supply store CountryMax started, and continues, as a family effort

People lose jobs for a wide variety of reasons. In a majority of cases it’s through no fault of their own.

The Mattiacio family steers Ziebart toward success

Celebrated actor and television icon Ed Asner is one of the most honored actors in television history, with 16 Emmy nominations and 7 wins, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.


National News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations says the U.N. human rights chief will visit Ethiopia next month at the invitation of the government, which has rejected U.N. and other outside offers to investigate months of deadly protests.

ROME (AP) — Italian police said Friday they have arrested a Congolese man suspected being part of a Berlin-based terror cell and of having had contacts with the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in the city, authorities said Friday.

In the evening, when my head feels like it is still spinning from the adventures of the day, sitting outside and enjoying the night helps me to unwind. Even during this cold time of year, bundling up and sitting outside sends waves of relaxation through me when I see the stars and hear the c…

Physical issues curbed my enthusiasm and ability to hunt much this year. I don’t have many brand new hunting stories. However, a good thing about hunting stories is they never grow old as long as you are telling the tales to new people. So here’s one of mine from yesteryear and like all good…

Seasonal snow is an important part of Earth’s climate system. Snow cover helps regulate the temperature of the Earth’s surface, and once that snow melts, the water helps fill rivers and reservoirs in many regions of the world, especially the western United States.  About 98 percent of the Ea…