The Newton County Historical Society invites the public to attend their program at their monthly meeting on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Historical Interpreter Gib Young will tell us about the Indiana Regiments fighting at Gettysburg. There were 2,200 Hoosiers on the field of Gettysburg on July 1-4, 1863.

On May 3, 2012, Jeff Huxford’s life was changed forever by a horrible traffic wreck at the intersection of U.S. 231 and SR 10 that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Prior to that day, Dr. Jeffrey Huxford — a DeMotte family physician — was accustomed to treating the maladies and ills of…

The Kankakee Valley Middle School Student Council recently completed a food drive. The event ran for two weeks, starting around St. Valentine’s Day, and gathered items for the Wheatfield Food Pantry.

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RENSSELAER – The Kankakee Valley Middle School Wrestling team capped made Coach Norm Hemphill very happy when, for the fourth time in his five years coaching the team, they took home top honor…

CULVER – The Covenant Christian Knights may not have won the Regional game against the Blackhawk Christian Braves last Saturday but the fans in attendance definitely won for spirit.

PORTAGE – The Kankakee Valley Girls Track and Field team got their season started with appearances in two events over the last weekend, both held at Portage High School.

CHESTERTON – The Kougars’ collapse was complete against a talented Chesterton Trojans team in the first round of the Chesterton 4A Sectional. Chesterton simply outperformed KV in every categor…

    The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) continues to partner with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to share the top tax filing season concerns referred to as the “IRS Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.

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    The East Central Indiana Regional Partnership presented the region’s 2017 accomplishments at their Annual Stakeholder’s Luncheon on March 7. The organization detailed both project activity from the 10-county region and recent marketing efforts. Businesses in east central Indiana announced 2,718 new jobs and a capital investment of over $527 million in 2017.

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Scagg’s taco soup takes the top prize in soup cook-off

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PNC Bank announced Feb. 16 to customers it plans to close its Wheatfield and Rensselaer branches in May and consolidate those customers to its nearest branch in Merrillville, according to bank officials. That decision leaves Wheatfield with the distinction of being a town that will soon be w…


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available on the market.

Health and wellness experts explain why some of the hottest fitness trends for 2018 are reflections of classic workouts