LOWELL — A semi lost control Sunday afternoon on I-65 north bound at the 236-mile marker (this approximately four miles south of the Lowell exit), which brought Sunday traffic to a stop.

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MOROCCO — No official vote took place but the consensus of three county boards was to move forward with pushing back the completion date for Select Milk Producers’ proposed cheese and whey manufacturing plant to the end of 2022.

WHEATFIELD — Long-time Kankakee Valley football and basketball play-by-play announcer Mike Coffer was honored before the football game against Lowell on Sept. 20. Much to Coffer’s surprise, he was the one being announced when Athletic Director John Gray, who had orchestrated the surprise, ca…

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WHEATFIELD — Nineteen-year-old Eugene Uylaki of Wheatfield was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday afternoon for a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, a level 5 felony.

It is only two weeks until the Jasper Newton Senior Expo! This year the Expo will be held at the Jasper County Fairgrounds and feature four classes for attendees. Kristen Williams, senior outreach coordinator for the Indiana Attorney General, will present the first class at 8 a.m. She will b…

RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Council approved a request from the Jasper County Airport Authority for an additional appropriation of $75,000 to purchase an airplane. The funds come from the airport’s own money but the council had to approve the expenditure.

RENSSELAER — After several meetings with county department heads and entities involved in the annual process of creating a budget for the next year, the Jasper County Council approved the budget for the county at Tuesday night’s meeting. The budget for all county operations totals over $10 m…

Homecoming can be a momentous week for high schoolers. From earning a spirit stick, to cheering on their fellow peers at a parade, many things can be deemed as significant. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Kankakee Valley High School hosted their annual homecoming parade, along with a new event, a Carni…

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RENSSELAER — Tim Flinn, Jasper County’s new Veterans Service Officer, is also a U.S. Navy veteran who has seen and done much over a 20-year-career that has taken him to many different locations around the world.

DEMOTTE — Mark Gust is on a campaign to bring a public dog park to DeMotte. He and his dog, Annabelle, a pitbull, who serves as his service dog, have been to several town council meetings asking the board to help build a dog park so he and his well-behaved dog can go to socialize with other …

WHEATFIELD — Rhonda Toppen, representing KV High School Athletic Boosters, spoke to the Kankakee Valley School Board Monday night, Sept. 9. She explained that she joined the boosters three years ago and became a member of the administrative board. Three others also joined at that time, and t…

WHEATFIELD — On Friday, Sept. 13, the new stadium at Kankakee Valley High School was christened with an old and familiar name. The combination football and soccer field surround by a track will hold the same name as the previous stadium – that of Fred Jones Field.

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley Football team and Athletic Department will team up with a local group of motorcycle enthusiasts this Friday, Sept. 20, to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian. The Sanctified Souls RC is a group of men who love to ride while helping their local community…

The Hoosier Scholars 4-H club ended their successful year by winning eight Grand Champions at the Jasper County Fair. Nine of their projects were on display at the 2019 Indiana State Fair! Three club members received National 4-H Awards for their projects. Two 4-Hers were awarded as 10-year …

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley Kougars came THISCLOSE to suffering their third late loss of the season on Friday, Sept 13.

WHEATFIELD — During halftime at last Friday night’s football game at Kankakee Valley came the moment that many were waiting for when the Homecoming King and Queen were announced. Seniors Carley Riffett and Wes Higdon were crowned as King and Queen by Mike Coffer after the entire court and la…

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Chief justices.

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So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Sept. 11, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”

The data in this report is from the most recent U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics Police-Public Contact Survey. The top reasons drivers get pulled over were ordered by their share of all traffic stops in which police provided a reason. Traffic stops with uncategorized reasons were excluded from the final list.