Brienne Hooker from the Jasper and Newton Community Foundations was the guest speaker at the North Newton Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14. She came to update everyone on how the foundations operate and how they can and will continue to help the communities for many ye…

Jasper County Community Services is encouraging those that have not applied for Energy Assistance to make appointments for assistance for the one time utility credit. The program will close in May of this year.  It is important to make an appointment to receive these beneficial utility credits.

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DeMotte – Despite their best efforts, the Covenant Christian Knights fell to the visiting River Forest Ingots, 52 – 41, in a hard-fought battle on Saturday, Feb. 11th.  The game had opened with a salute to the military and veterans which featured both teams unfurling a gym-floor-sized flag, …

Wheatfield – The Kankakee Valley Kougars made short work of the visiting Hammond Academy of Sciences and Technology team on Feb. 7th. The Kougars devoured the Hawks 72 – 40 in a game that was …

Wheatfield – On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the seniors of the Kankakee Valley Boys' and Girls' Swim teams were honored during the regularly-scheduled swim meet that afternoon. Ten athletes were honored…

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Chesterton – The Lady Kougars managed to overcome a challenging Chesterton that threw the KV pressure back in their face. Facing off in Game 1 of the Class 4A Sectional #2 on Tuesday, Jan. 31,…

RENSSELAER — These days, a 3-point shot by Hebron senior guard Tyler Patrick is as good as a lay-up.    

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Four-Evening" game were:

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Three-Evening" game were:

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DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Investigators have moved to a larger headquarters as they work on finding who killed two teenage girls near a northern Indiana hiking trail.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The third-ranking state Senate Republican wrongly said that an Indiana financial incentive for installing solar panels would disappear unless lawmakers supported his bill t…

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

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WHEATFIELD — On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at approximately 2:36 a.m., the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a possible heroin overdose on County Road 50 West, just south of the Wheatfield town limits. 

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DEMOTTE — The DeMotte Police Department was called to the scene of a physical fight between two adult males Monday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. The department responded to an address in t…

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men who were involved in a bar fight on New Year’s Day in Wheatfield.

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A second arrest has been made in connection to the triple homicide in Sumava Resorts that occurred Sunday.

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A Cedar Lake man has been arrested in connection to a triple homicide in Sumava Resorts.

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BEIJING (AP) — China's policy ministry says more than 800 people have been arrested in a crackdown on unlicensed banking operations as authorities try to stem outflows of money from the country.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

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The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for discrimination based on disability.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Far too many Americans face out-of-control surprise medical bills, often for emergency care, despite the fact that they spend their hard-earned money on health insurance to protect them. 

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The journalists will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Kirkwood High School Journalism Auditorium, 801 W. Essex Ave.

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Martin Prado’s after-school activities revolve around his grandma’s schedule.

What can seem like a little flutter in the chest can be a sign of a serious health condition that can lead to stroke, and one local physician is hoping to encourage the elderly to be proactive.

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A few tips can prevent trouble.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway award the night's top prize to "La La Land," only to correct thems…

The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for discrimination based on disability.

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good i…

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…

Who doesn’t like getting a certificate suitable for framing - even if you don’t frame it? It means you’ve accomplished something special.