DEMOTTE — Bob Williams of DeMotte is an avid morel mushroom hunter and every spring he begins his hunt for the delicious fungal morsels. He has a special spot, which he will never reveal, where he finds his mushrooms. On Easter Sunday, he went looking for the spring mushrooms and didn’t find…

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The Jasper County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, based in Rensselaer, held a special breakfast on Monday to honor its working and retired linemen. At one time or another, these people all had the dangerous job of installing and maintaining power lines, either underground or between u…

The Jasper County Farm Bureau, in partnership with Purdue Extension, put on its annual “Springtime on the Farm” event for fourth-graders from Rensselaer and the surrounding area, including Van Rensselaer Elementary School, DeMotte Christian School, Kankakee Valley and St. Augustine School. G…

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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 …



PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died from a shooting involving a northwestern Indiana police officer.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Quick Draw Evening" game were:


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Quick Draw Midday" game were:


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ These Indiana lotteries were drawn Sunday:


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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 …


DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 2 cents per gallon in the past week.


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Filipino lawyer has presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he says contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati and Malaysian officials say they've reached a deal over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with the UAE set to receive $1.2 billion over this year.


TOKYO (AP) — Nikon Corp. says it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over use of its semiconductor making technology by ASML Holding N.V. and Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH.


TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors pondered the outcome from the first round of the French presidential election.

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Twenty-nine million adults and children in the United States have diabetes — nearly 10 percent of the population. An additional 86 million adults have prediabetes, a condition likely to lead to diabetes if not addressed. What’s more, diabetes disproportionately affects certain ethnic minorities and vulnerable populations such as the elderly and underserved. The American Diabetes Association is fighting for millions of families and individuals, working to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.


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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Tru…

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…