RENSSELAER — Chief Deputy Pat Williamson of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office informed the county council on Tuesday that the department will be requesting an appropriation of $9,000 to cover inoculation shots against Hepatitis B. That particular virus, sometimes called “HBV”, is one that c…

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An alarm of an active shooter at Wheatfield Elementary sent numerous law enforcement agencies to the school as students were dismissing for the day. The school went into immediate lock down and the school was searched. No shooter was found and the alarm determined to be false.

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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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 …



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


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A man serving an 80-year prison sentence for the beating death of an Indiana University student is appealing his sentence.

Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Campus will undergo a transformation over the next few years, thanks to the $40 million earmarked for the project in the 2017-2019 biennial state budget approved today by the Indiana General Assembly. The total cost of the project, about $43 million, will include $3 million in private funding to be raised in a capital campaign.

A new law passed by state lawmakers aims to make it easier to incorporate a business in Indiana.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana farmers are spending countless hours in the fields planting this year's crops, primarily corn and soybeans.


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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 …


NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days.


DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark.


DROTTNINGHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden. At least, spring for the milk cows.


TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) — Lake property owners and farmers in Wisconsin are clashing over a proliferation of high-capacity wells.


BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Britain will face a united bloc of 27 EU nations in the two years of divorce negotiations and said the welfare of citizens and families living in each other's nations will be the priority once the talks start.

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.

Canandaigua manufacturer has weathered the storm of jobs moving overseas

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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


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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Financial disclosure statements filed by a Montana Republican in his bid for Congress show $240,000 in investments in index funds with substantial holdings in Russian firms under sanctions by the U.S. government.

LONDON (AP) — The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance.

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.

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…