Indiana farmers faced incredible weather related challenges in 2019 which negatively affected production in many parts of the state. In White County, like many places, farmers had a very late start to planting. Fortunately, things did dry out just in time to get most of the planting in, but …

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WHEATFIELD — The KV School Board met for the first time in 2020 electing to keep the officers the same as 2019. Jill Duttlinger remains the president of the board, Kristy Stowers as vice president and Dr. Ed Habrowski as secretary. Lana Olson remains the assistant secretary to the board.

KVHS — One single blood donation can save up to three lives. You have a chance to save those three people. Not only should you donate blood because the need for it is constant, but according to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone needs blood.

LAKE VILLAGE — Learn about the endangered Whooping Crane (and other cranes of the world) in this fascinating presentation by Melanie Cowell of the International Crane Foundation. Despite their rarity, whooping cranes have been seen in Newton County during their spring and fall migration! Mee…

WHEATFIELD — The new Wheatfield Town Council met in for the first time at the regular scheduled meeting on Jan. 16. The three new board members quickly chose Dick Hudgens as president and Robin Gear as vice president. Hudgens accepted the role of street and sewer commissioner and Diana Birky…

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LAKE VILLAGE — A fire Monday morning destroyed a mobile home in the 10 Oaks Mobile Home Park with several fire departments on scene to extinguish the flames. Lincoln, Lake and Keener Twp. Fire Departments all responded to the fire shortly before noon.

KENTLAND — Brook resident, Kyle D. Conrad, has filed for re-election to the office of Newton County Commissioner, District 1, on the Republican ticket for the upcoming May 5th Primary Election. Conrad has served as commissioner since 2013.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — DeMotte businessman Tim Belstra, of Belstra Milling Co., represented the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) at the historic signing Jan. 15 of the U.S.-China trade agreement in the White House.

A Purdue Extension course entitled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered to assist private landowners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodland property. The course will be held on eight Thursday evenings beginning March 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Centra…

DEMOTTE — Local college student Jessica Frazier will soon be working for “the Mouse” as an intern at Disney World in Orlando. Frazier has visited the many worlds of Disney with her family, and working at the famous resort has been her dream.

WHEATFIELD — On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Champions Together Program hoisted their fifth banner in celebration of the partnership between Kankakee Valley High School and Special Olympics. Prior to the varsity boys’ basketball game, the differently-abled athletes from both KV and Munster, their …

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MOROCCO — Members of the Newton County Regional Water and Sewer District (NCRWSD) spoke to the Newton County Council Jan. 10 to introduce its plans to extend water and sewer utilities north up to SR 10 and measure the council’s interest in funding the project.

BOURBONNAIS, IL — Students from DeMotte and Wheatfield were named to the Olivet Nazarene University Fall Dean’s List. To qualify for inclusion on the Dean’s List, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3…

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House Bill 1279, authored by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, would give the RDA authority to create a "nonprofit entity" that could "solicit and accept private or public funding" to carry out the RDA's goal to spur projects in the Transit Development Districts that are being created in anticipation of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's double-track and West Lake Corridor projects.

NEW YORK - Sonny Grosso, the larger-than-life NYPD detective whose fast-and-furious crime-busting with partner Eddie Egan became the basis of the 1971 hit "The French Connection," died Wednesday, a family member confirmed. He was 89. Grosso, who turned Hollywood producer after the spectacular screen retelling of the takedown of a heroin trafficking ring starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, ...

CORVALLIS, Ore. - It was after midnight Monday that Shareef O'Neal tweeted an image of Bart Simpson lying in bed and staring at the ceiling, blinking as if in deep contemplation. The social media missive was sent out several hours after the UCLA redshirt freshman received the dreaded Did Not Play - Coach's Decision designation during the Bruins' home victory over California. It was the fifth ...

WASHINGTON - Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was among the first senators spotted ordering milk to the Senate chamber for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday, and he took small sips to wash down what looked like a Hershey's chocolate bar. This was the second day of the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, and the 100 senators began to search in earnest for comfort ...

MIAMI - Erik Spoelstra was desperate for answers as a 19-point halftime lead dwindled to single digits in the third quarter Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Miami Heat dismantled the Washington Wizards for the first 24 minutes, leading by as much as 21, and then the second half arrived. The Wizards cut the lead to 10, so Spoelstra countered with a timeout. They cut the lead down to ...