DEMOTTE — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group purchased a gram of cocaine from Hilario Mercado Jr. on April 30 at a location in Keener Township according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

No one wants to think about it yet, but it will be here before you know it-back to school time! The cost of school supplies can add up. The good news is that means it’s nearly time for the 6th Annual Back to School Fair. The Back to School Fair is for students of the Kankakee Valley and DeMo…

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WHEATFIELD — Earlier this year, the board for Kankakee Township was asked by Wheatfield Fire President David Myers for money to purchase a new truck. He asked each of the townships the fire department covers, Wheatfield, Walker and Kankakee Townships and the Town of Wheatfield, to put in mon…

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RENSSELAER — Jasper County Board of Zoning Appeals member Scott Walstra admonished the capacity-and-then-some crowd gathered in the Commissioners’ Room at the Jasper County Courthouse that the meeting held on July 15 was not one that was open to discussion or comment and that outbursts would…

CROWN POINT — The City of Crown Point would like to invite the region to the 2019 Taste of Crown Point at Bulldog Park on July 19, from 4 to 10 p.m. and July 20, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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DeMOTTE — The 10th annual Kougar Klassic Car and Truck Show will cruise onto the grounds of the Keener Township Fire Department on Aug. 3. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. until noon and awards will be presented at or about 2:30 p.m.

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested three adults on charges of arson, burglary and criminal trespass, among others with additional charges possible as the investigation continues. Arrested were Jacob R. Call, 24, of Wheatfield; Nicholas C. Dykshorn, 35, of DeMotte, and S…

The carnival ride company Amusements of America will be providing 11 rides at this year’s Jasper County Fair carnival. Since last year’s fair, several members of the fair board association have admitted that 2018 was a disappointing year for the quality of the fair’s carnival rides. But they…

LOWELL — Indiana State Police District 13 K9-Rogue will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rogue’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ike, Vancouver, WA Police Depart…

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DEMOTTE — On July 8, two vehicles collided on Halleck St. (US 231) Monday evening at around 5 p.m. Shellie Jones, of Wheatfield, was stopped at the intersection of 15th Ave. and Halleck St. facing west, and as she started to make a left turn to go south, she collided with a car driven by Apr…

Biggs graduates from Central Methodist University

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WHEATFIELD — Five Kankakee Valley High School students recently traveled to Anaheim, California, to represent the school at the FCCLA Nationals. Kylee Geeve, Rhianna Keister, Jessi Tobias, Audry Wright and Alex Yuratovac, accompanied by KV Food and Consumer Sciences Teacher Jennifer Fase, tr…

JCPL hosts “A Universe Of Stories” summer reading events for children

Marram Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center operated by Porter-Starke Services, Inc., will be expanding their service locations to include 704 South State Road 2, Hebron, Indiana, opening on Aug. 5. Marram Health Center will further expand access to care in Northwest Indiana, p…

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County Sheriff Pat Williamson recently put out a statement addressing local rumors about Jasper County being considered a “sanctuary county” by the federal government. Williamson said that an individual under a suspected illegal immigration hold or “detainer” was relea…

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County 4-H team members Anna Hannon, Tyler Hannon, Ashley Peterson and Gage Tebo recently won third place in a more typical judging competition, the Royal Highland Show, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The team also took first place in what was, for them, a new type of competi…

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RENSSELAER — The Prairie Arts Council is currently hosting a 25th anniversary celebration for the Carnegie Quilters group in the Lillian Fendig Gallery of the Carnegie Center along North Van Rensselaer Street.

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LAKE VILLAGE — On July 10, at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Newton County 911 Center was notified by multiple 911 callers of an erratic driver on southbound US 41 north of SR 10. Callers stated that the vehicle (a silver Toyota Highlander) had struck construction barrels in Lake County and wa…

On Saturday, June 8, Theodore Verburg and Margie Son Estaban vowed to love, honor, and cherish each other in the presence of many family and friends. A warm, windy day met with a flutter of excitement as guests filled the pews at Community Church in Roselawn, anxiously waiting to witness and…

DeMOTTE — No time to travel around and see the automotive history of Indiana? Well, don’t worry, the newest participant at the annual Touch of Dutch Festival will bring some of Indiana’s history to you. On Aug. 9 and 10, the Auto Indiana exhibition known as History on Wheels will be set up i…

Some of artist Judy Crawford’s most engaging work is now on display at the Wheatfield Public Library through the end of August. The theme of the exhibit is animals and birds, with oil paintings and charcoal drawings included. Make plans to stop in and enjoy the original works by one of our o…

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is pleased to remind new Hoosiers about a law making their move to Indiana a little easier. Effective July 1, 2019, there is no longer a requirement for individuals moving to Indiana from another state who hold a valid driver’s license in t…

NEW YORK - Hundreds of demonstrators called for the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo on the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner's death, and Garner's daughter said she's ready to protest daily if the cop remains on the force. "If he doesn't get fired, we're going to do this every day," Emerald Snipes-Garner told about 300 people as they marched from Foley Square to police headquarters in ...

LOS ANGELES - A Superior Court judge will allow handwriting experts to testify during the murder trial of the eccentric real estate scion Robert Durst but will hold an evidentiary hearing to determine how many - and what they can say. Their testimony will center on an anonymous note mailed to Beverly Hills police around the time Susan Berman was killed in 2000 that listed her Benedict Canyon ...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is always in search of a new hook to keep his fans engaged, especially one that is likely to offend, gain attention or both. Wednesday night, he got one when the crowd at his rally in North Carolina broke into chants of "send her back" as he began cataloging grievances against Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Trump paused and looked on for several ...

DEL MAR, Calif. - Bing Crosby's memory was alive and well at the Del Mar racetrack Wednesday. His grandson, Phil Crosby Jr., sang the track's theme song, "Where The Turf Meets The Surf," before the fourth race. It was recorded in 1938 by Bing Crosby, who co-founded the track and greeted the first fan when it opened in 1937. Phil brought his mother, Peggy Crosby Klugman, along for the ride. ...