Jasper County Treasurer Donya Jordan is notifying taxpayers that both the spring and fall tax statements for 2017 payable in 2018 have been mailed. The last date to pay the spring installment is Thursday, May 10. The last date to pay the fall installment is Tuesday, November 13.

A meet and greet for Jasper County Prosecutor candidate Jacob Taulman will be held tonight (April 17) at the Fairchild House in DeMotte from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Taulman is running in the May 18 Indiana primary election.

The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative will be holding another Bat House Building Workshop on Wednesday, April 25 at noon. The workshop will be held at the beautiful Jasper County SWCD Education Building (on the northeast side of the paved parking lot, brown and green building) at the Jaspe…

The committee organizing the upcoming Touch of Dutch Festival & Parade are reaching out to community organization to recruit volunteers to aid in the continued success of the Touch of Dutch Festival, slated for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11 at Spencer Park.

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WHEATFIELD – In the opening meet of the outdoor season, both the boys’ and girls’ track teams of Kankakee Valley fell to the visiting Munster Mustangs on Tuesday, April 12. The boys were outru…

WHEATFIELD — The Lady Kougars tennis team is off to a 3-0 start with wins over Hobart, Hanover Central and Rensselaer Central. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity have achieved this feat.

WHEATFIELD — Some questioned how the Lady Kougars would adjust to their move to Class 4A this season. It seems that they haven’t really noticed. In four games to start the new season, the Kank…

WHEATFIELD – In an early-season matchup on Monday, April 2, the Kougar Baseball boys snared a 11 –1 win over the visiting Kouts Mustangs in a mercy rule-shortened five-inning game.

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Mayor John Hamilton is changing the makeup of the Bloomington Parking Commission, a week before the commission is expected to present its findings and make recommendations to improve city parking. Two of the commission’s mayoral appointees, MarDon Salon owner Donna Disque and WonderLab Visitor Services Manager Jennifer Jenkins, have not been invited back to serve … Continue reading Parking commission shakeup concerns some members

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Here’s what we are up to today: I am working on some long-range stories today. I am also following up on approval of a new county affordable housing commission. Kurt is working on long-term stories today as well. Here is a list of the board and commissions that meet today.


NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington. Here's a look at recent events:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.