Kankakee Valley and Covenant Christian high schools are looking for a large turnout on Friday, Nov. 17, when the boys’ basketball teams will host their annual Food Drive Scrimmage.

Jasper County Public Library branches in DeMotte, Wheatfield, and Rensselaer will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Lady Kougars basketball team crushed the visiting Kouts Fillies on Saturday, Nov. 11  by a score of 79 – 20. Much as they had done in their first game of the season, the girls played a stifling game punctuated by steals and scores, to the extent that it almost didn’t seem fair.

The Kankakee Valley Booster Club and K.V. Athletic Department honored the school’s fall athletes on Monday, Nov. 6th during an award ceremony held in the high school auditorium in front of the…

The Lady Kougars Basketball Team opened their 2017-18 season last Thursday with a mauling of the visiting Lady Spartans in the Kougars’ Den with a final score of 82 – 27.How lopsided was it? N…

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Kankakee Valley High School has lost their football coach . . . again. Zach Prairie, hired in early 2016 as the Kougars Varsity coach, surprised and shocked many when he took to both twitter a…

SOUTH BEND – In a battle of Kougar versus Wildcat, it wasn’t much of a catfight last Friday night in the first round of Football Sectionals. South Bend Riley took it to Kankakee Valley early a…

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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 …

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HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States' trade representative has expressed concerns on a lack of progress in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement at the conclusion of the fifth round of talks in Mexico City.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the biggest challenge facing the central bank in coming years will be to craft an interest rate policy that avoids putting the economy through a "boom-bust" cycle.

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DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade attended by the president and the prime minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month in a move that stunned the country.