Firefighters from four area departments were called just before 10am Memorial Day to extinguish a blaze on Sabuta Place near CR 10 and SR 400W. Full details not currently available.

Things of note in and around DeMotte and Wheatfield:

The 'Remembering Our Fallen' memorial has arrived at American Legion Post 440 in DeMotte. It will be open to the public inside the post building at 1011 15th St SE, from approximately 1pm today (May 24) until it leaves on May 30.

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Monticello — In a game that was as equally tough as the semi-final that preceded it, the Twin Lakes Semistate championship game brought heart-stopping drama and then some.

Despite missing the presence of speedster Catherine Cavinder, out with a knee injury suffered in basketball season, the Lady Kougars wrapped up their seventh straight Sectional Title finishing…

Despite the fact that there was no final home game to celebrate at, after the near constant rain caused a cancellation, the Lady Kougars still got together for some fun and friendship on Frida…

Wheatfield – The Lady Kougars’ Tennis Program continued its domination with back-to-back wins last Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th as they defeated both Lowell and Knox.

Knox – The Kankakee Valley Boys’ Golf Team cruised to victory with four Kougars finishing in the top four spots when they visited their neighbors to the east on Tuesday, April 25. The Kougars …



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy has caused scattered street flooding across central and southern Indiana.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the nation's opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and "pill mills" catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim a…


MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he …


SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Police in an Indiana city say they've seen a rash of drug overdose cases preliminarily linked to heroin and a synthetic cannabinoid.

A traffic stop resulted in a high-speed pursuit, which extended from Newton County into Lake County early Monday afternoon.


LAKE VILLAGE — Newton County officers uncovered a bizarre and disturbing scene last Tuesday afternoon while conducting a second raid in as many years on what is believed to be another hidden p…


VALPARAISO — Prom night turned into a trip to Porter County Jail in handcuffs for four adults and one juvenile Saturday night after an officer with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, serving …


North Newton School Superintendent Destin Haas was arrested Friday night by Fowler police (Benton County) for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container in the vehicle.


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JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Environmental groups have lost a lawsuit seeking to block a New Jersey theme park from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed.


DETROIT (AP) — Detroit says the sale of city-owned properties as part of plans for new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada will bring in $48 million.


BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites.

As we see more outbreaks of once-eradicated diseases, here's what you should know about vaccinating your child

The job market can be a confusing place. If you believe the data, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades. But, the experts suggest this is because many people have stopped looking for work and millions more are underemployed. So, has the job market really improved or should people continue to be anxious? You could research this question, but today I’m going to suggest we apply a little bit of common sense.

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Nearly 200 people turned out Sunday, May 21, to run for a great cause in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

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A little competition gives school districts incentives to get healthy

Wellness: This usually innocuous word is the focus of  our summer issue. Why Wellness? The word itself seems a bit mundane, however, it covers a lot of territory. We ACSHIC trustees were actually pushing the concept before we knew of its current impact. For many years, it seemed natural to us to promote good health practices. From that lowly beginning, ACSHIC has provided resources for maintaining good health. Those resources have included access to GroundRounds and our employee assistance programs via Lytle. 


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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…