WHEATFIELD — Joe Mackey, the Democratic nominee for Indiana's 4th U.S. Congressional District, will participate in a candidate meet and greet in Wheatfield on Tuesday, August 18. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT and will take place at the American Legion Post 406 (17768 N. 80 W., Wheatf…

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly be the defining economic event of 2020 and beyond, and has brought uncertainty to markets around the world. How has it impacted farmland values around the state of Indiana? This and other economic issues in agriculture were addressed in Purdue’s annual …

PORTER COUNTY — The Porter County TSP (Traffic Safety Partnership) will be working to safeguard students as they get on and off the bus this fall. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes looking for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dang…

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley School Corporation Assistant Superintendent Alissa Schnick spoke at the school board meeting Monday night with an update on the plan to open school on Aug. 12. She said after speaking with the Jasper County Health Director, Dr. Marianne Nelson, all students w…

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KENTLAND — Newton County Adult Probation Officer and Community Corrections Director Dustin Burns is expected to resign sometime this week, according to several county officials after he was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 5 for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol…

JASPER COUNTY — A Remington man was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery following an incident that occurred on July 23 in Remington.

ST. JOHN — Kankakee Valley incoming freshman Brynlee DeBoard caught some top-notch area golfers flat-footed during last Friday’s Lake Central Invitational when she shot a 79 at Palmira Golf and Country Club. The 79 also set her own personal record as she had never before broke 80 strokes.

RENSSELAER — This time of year is full of hustle and bustle with the local high schools starting to get back into the swing of things. This year, however, returning to school as well as those involved in sports has taken a unique turn. The IHSAA has at this current time stated that fall spor…

If you watch much news it’s apparent the Senate doesn’t like what the House of Representatives does and the feeling is mutual. Accordingly, neither house of congress seems to endorse much of what the executive branch of government is trying to do and neither branch gives many accolades to th…

The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly be the defining economic event of 2020 and beyond, and has brought uncertainty to markets around the world. How has it impacted farmland values around the state of Indiana? This and other economic issues in agriculture were addressed in Purdue’s annual …

People across the country are receiving unsolicited packages of unidentified seeds in the mail that seem to be coming from China. The Office of Indiana State Chemist, located at Purdue University, is urging Hoosiers not to plant or dispose of the seeds since they could be spreading noxious w…

A reader commenting on my column about nimrods from Podunk emailed that he appreciates a little context with his news, “a concept that seems to be an endangered species.”

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John Green was trying to get a friend of his mom's jet ski working when it backfired on him. The 28-year-old remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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