Firefighters from four area departments were called just before 10am Memorial Day to extinguish a blaze on Sabuta Place near CR 10 and SR 400W. Full details not currently available.

Things of note in and around DeMotte and Wheatfield:

The 'Remembering Our Fallen' memorial has arrived at American Legion Post 440 in DeMotte. It will be open to the public inside the post building at 1011 15th St SE, from approximately 1pm today (May 24) until it leaves on May 30.

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Monticello — In a game that was as equally tough as the semi-final that preceded it, the Twin Lakes Semistate championship game brought heart-stopping drama and then some.

Despite missing the presence of speedster Catherine Cavinder, out with a knee injury suffered in basketball season, the Lady Kougars wrapped up their seventh straight Sectional Title finishing…

Despite the fact that there was no final home game to celebrate at, after the near constant rain caused a cancellation, the Lady Kougars still got together for some fun and friendship on Frida…

Wheatfield – The Lady Kougars’ Tennis Program continued its domination with back-to-back wins last Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th as they defeated both Lowell and Knox.

Knox – The Kankakee Valley Boys’ Golf Team cruised to victory with four Kougars finishing in the top four spots when they visited their neighbors to the east on Tuesday, April 25. The Kougars …



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


LINTON, Ind. (AP) — Wildlife officials are urging bird-watchers and other visitors to Indiana's wildlife areas to steer clear of a federally endangered bird's nesting sites.


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


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A conservation group has bought 115 acres that's mostly farmland near Bloomington as an addition to a nature preserve.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana airport has expanded its incentives package with the aim of attracting new international air service.

A traffic stop resulted in a high-speed pursuit, which extended from Newton County into Lake County early Monday afternoon.


LAKE VILLAGE — Newton County officers uncovered a bizarre and disturbing scene last Tuesday afternoon while conducting a second raid in as many years on what is believed to be another hidden p…


VALPARAISO — Prom night turned into a trip to Porter County Jail in handcuffs for four adults and one juvenile Saturday night after an officer with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, serving …


North Newton School Superintendent Destin Haas was arrested Friday night by Fowler police (Benton County) for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container in the vehicle.


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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. says it had to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. to ensure it could continue supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.


BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices.


SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local):


BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and natural gas prices.


BEIJING (AP) — Crown Resorts employees are standing trial in a Chinese city on gambling charges, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China.

As we see more outbreaks of once-eradicated diseases, here's what you should know about vaccinating your child

The job market can be a confusing place. If you believe the data, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades. But, the experts suggest this is because many people have stopped looking for work and millions more are underemployed. So, has the job market really improved or should people continue to be anxious? You could research this question, but today I’m going to suggest we apply a little bit of common sense.

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Nearly 200 people turned out Sunday, May 21, to run for a great cause in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

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A little competition gives school districts incentives to get healthy

Wellness: This usually innocuous word is the focus of  our summer issue. Why Wellness? The word itself seems a bit mundane, however, it covers a lot of territory. We ACSHIC trustees were actually pushing the concept before we knew of its current impact. For many years, it seemed natural to us to promote good health practices. From that lowly beginning, ACSHIC has provided resources for maintaining good health. Those resources have included access to GroundRounds and our employee assistance programs via Lytle. 


National News

The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles. But the show's performances and special moments made up for having to stay up late on a Sunday.

In the evening, when my head feels like it is still spinning from the adventures of the day, sitting outside and enjoying the night helps me to unwind. Even during this cold time of year, bundling up and sitting outside sends waves of relaxation through me when I see the stars and hear the c…

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…