This past Nov. 11, KVHS hosted their annual Veterans Day Assembly to honor local veterans that are surrounding our community. The event started out with a symphonic prelude from the KVHS Advanced Band. Following the music, Principal Micheal Spagna continued with a welcome for the veterans, a…

DEMOTTE — Dr. Ann Achufusi, a new physician to the Franciscan Physician Network at the DeMotte Health Center was the guest speaker recently at a DeMotte Chamber luncheon sponsored by Franciscan Health. Her topic for the day was “Healthy Living Without Breaking the Bank, Age Well and Live a G…

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LAKE VILLAGE — On Saturday, Nov. 16, about 8 p.m., a male described as 5’ 5” to 5’ 8” with a slim build, wearing a black trench coat style jacket, dark green stocking cap, mask, jeans and black gloves entered the AMSTAR gas station on CR 300W in Lake Village (about ¾ mile south of US 41 and SR 10).

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley School Board met on Veterans’ Day for their first regular meeting of the month. After recognizing the high school Students of the Month, the school board went quickly through their agenda, which included a vote to pursue the Town of DeMotte’s water expansion …

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WHEATFIELD — Prior to the game against Kouts last Saturday night, the Lady Kougars paused a moment to honor a special fan who is nearing a special day. Longtime fan Darrel Corth will turn 100 years old on Nov. 26, and was sitting in his usual spot in the first row near the entrance to the ho…

INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick today released her 2020 legislative priorities for the Indiana Department of Education. Student Learning, School Improvement, and Operational Effectiveness continue to be a central focus of McCormick and the department, as evidenced …

RENSSELAER — First responders and fire departments from Jasper County and beyond all responded to a massive blaze in Rensselaer’s downtown mall Sunday afternoon. No one was seriously injured.

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RENSSELAER — The Indiana Chapter of the Children’s Advocacy Center released an article this week that praised the work of Rensselaer’s Valley Oaks Health employees for their service in a sensitive investigation.

DEMOTTE — A great combination for fall for friends and family to join together is coming to the Fase Senior Center in DeMotte. All are invited to the concert on Friday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6/person for the concert and dinner and can be purchased at the door.

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WHEATFIELD — Wheatfield Elementary students and their families visited the school Monday evening, Oct. 28, for the annual Science Fair. The children’s experiments lined the halls and students stood by their projects until a judge talked with them about their entry. Afterwards, the students a…

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WHEATFIELD — The three newly elected town council members, Don (known by his nickname Robin) Gear, Richard (Dick) Hudgens, and Diana Birky, met for the first time after their triumphal election win to discuss their candidacy and what they plan for the town when their term begins on Jan. 1.

DEMOTTE — The ordinance shows the rates as of January 2020 but they are the same as 2019 rates. The article is misleading as to the amount of increase. The increase in 2021 is $3.98 with the rate being $51.68 plus tax. In 2022, the rate increase is $4.20 with the rate being $55.88 plus tax. …

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WHEATFIELD — Despite the brisk chill in the air, a large group of officials from the KV School Corporation, Jasper County REMC, Wabash Valley Power, Solential Energy and Bee Solar gathered to dedicate the new solar array located near the intermediate and middle schools. The nearly 18 acre si…

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(Pat Kopanda went home and wrote this poem after attending a Memorial Day service at the DeMotte American Legion one year. This is a true story told by a Vietnam veteran who was the guest speaker that day.)

Though she has been offered a leaf blower, my dear friend chooses to rake her leaves the old-fashioned way — — because she wants to be sure to hear the melodious, rattling trumpet-like call of the sandhill cranes as they fly over! She doesn’t want to miss a single awe-inspiring moment of the…

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced plans to invest $400 million in its manufacturing facilities at its Lilly Technology Center campus in Indianapolis. The plans are driven by increasing demand for Lilly's current medicines, and they provide additional manufacturing capacity for future medicines coming from Lilly's pipeline. These new investments will create approximately 100 new highly skilled jobs at the company.

Actress Lori Loughlin avoided another court appearance Wednesday after a federal judge accepted her latest not guilty plea in the college admissions bribery case. In a filing Tuesday, Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley waived her appearance and entered the written plea the "Full House" star submitted Nov. 1 to the new bribery charge handed down last month. Prosecutors announced Oct. 22 that ...

LONDON - Britain's Prince Andrew has announced that he will "step back" from public duties, citing the "major disruption" caused by the renewed focus on his relationship with the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, 59, said that he will "step back from public duties for the foreseeable future" after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, agreed to the move. "It has ...

LOS ANGELES - As Hollywood's major unions gird for potentially contentious contract negotiations with the major studios, streaming giant Netflix is moving to hash out its own labor deals that could give it a competitive advantage in the event of a strike. This summer Netflix negotiated its first overall agreement with actors union SAG-AFTRA. Last month the International Alliance of Theatrical ...