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…


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

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Ports.


NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as "the hole."


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal.

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

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of independents and Libertarians in Nebraska is still climbing while the Democratic Party continues to lose voters and Republican registrations stay relatively flat, according to new state voting data.