Sen.-elect Brian Buchanan (R-Lebanon) became the state senator for Senate District 7 after taking the oath of office on Monday, Feb. 12. He was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

On Tuesday, February 6 at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a four-vehicle crash on State Road 10 near County Road 650 West.

LAPORTE — The Lady Kougars must have felt they were staring into a funhouse mirror image of themselves on Saturday, Feb. 10 when they took on the Lake Central Lady Indians in the first game of the LaPorte Regional — only is was a slightly bigger, slightly taller version of the Kougars. The K…

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Chamber members are encouraged to take part in the 2018 Third House sessions hosted by the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce. The community is also invited to meet with state legislators during the sessions. The Chamber’s 2018 legislative calendar includes two open forums and a wrap-up luncheon with state legislators. At each session, attending lawmakers will provide an overview of current legislation before the Indiana House and Senate and address questions from those attending. The next open-floor Third House session will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Kresge Auditorium at Indiana University Kokomo, 2300 S. Washington St. Legislators will again take questions from the audience, and a reception will follow. The final session will be a wrap-up luncheon which will summarize key happenings from the current legislative session. It is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Bel Air Events, 3014 S. Webster St. All Third House sessions are open to the public. There is no cost to attend the first two events; however tickets for the wrap-up luncheon are $15. The Chamber asks that attendees for the luncheon register in advance. For more information about these sessions or to register for the March 21 luncheon, call the Chamber at 765-457-5301 or visit


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Toro Co. (TTC) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $22.6 million.


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The minutes to the last policy meeting of the European Central Bank suggest that policymakers could indicate as soon as March that they are mulling an earlier end to their stimulus program.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marcus Corp. (MCS) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $34.4 million.


AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $303.1 million.

“In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.” John Sawhill,

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A local official in Poland says a runaway cow that avoided captivity for weeks has died after it was caught and put on a truck to be taken to a farm.