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…

Changes are coming to dining options at the Indiana Memorial Union now that Indiana University's contract with Sodexo has ended. Branding at some eateries has already changed, while a larger renovation will take place over the next few years.

A national banking firm may be hired to help the R-BB school district with its financial operations following a mistake that led to an increase in local property taxes.

Property transfers filed at the Monroe County Assessor’s Office. Information includes property address, seller, buyer, sale price and date of sale. Names may reflect representatives of buyers and sellers.


ROME (AP) — Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations, 11 weeks after elections left the country with a hung parliament.


LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament's foreign affairs committee has slammed the government for "turning a blind eye" to the role London's financial center plays in laundering the proceeds of Russian corruption, saying it helps the Kremlin finance its aggressive foreign policy.

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

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle has offered a glimpse of how she sees her new role as the Duchess of Sussex in a biography posted on the royal website hours after the former actress married Britain's Prince Harry.