The Kankakee Valley School Corporation issued new April dates and times for pick up of meals for students during the week. The new days for the rest of April are Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m. with meals for that day and the next; Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. with meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and …

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JASPER COUNTY — School’s out is not really correct. As Kankakee Valley School Corporation Superintendent Don Street was quick to point out, school isn’t really out; the buildings are just closed for the rest of the school year.

WHEATFIELD — On Thursday, April 2, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer McCormick announced schools would not be open for the remainder of the school year, and that schools would have to meet the 160 instructional day requirement through e-learning. KV Superintendent Don Street said …

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DEMOTTE — A soon-to-be bride and groom were surprised Sunday afternoon when a parade of well-wishers, some in decorated vehicles, drove by with honking horns and shouts of love and best wishes to the couple. Unaware a small parade was being organized to help lift the spirits of the couple wh…

The DeMotte Public Library is inviting families to take their children on a bear hunt! Although the library is currently closed due to the pandemic, the librarians have set up an adventure for children around the library. Start at the library’s front door (facing Birch St.) to find the first…

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced that Indiana has been granted a federal Major Disaster Declaration, which provides funds to help communities recover from COVID-19.

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WHEATFIELD — Last weekend, long-time Kankakee Valley football and basketball play-by-play announcer Mike Coffer was due to be honored at the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) banquet in Indianapolis. Each year, the IIAAA honors one person from each district …

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are facing challenging times to keep their families safe and avoid the spread of COVID-19, and unfortunately scammers are adding additional risk by taking advantage of the current health crisis. Newly-surfaced reports show scammers creating text messages, emails, webs…

WHEATFIELD — Kankakee Valley High School is working on a project to help keep the local front-line health care providers safe against the Coronavirus. Vital medical supplies are in short supply so teacher DJ Sterrett is making and donating protective face shields. Using a plan from Prusa Pri…

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NEWTON COUNTY — The Newton County Health Department is reporting the first local death attributed to COVID-19, which occurred on April 2. The affected individual was a patient in a medical facility, was elderly and suffered from underlying health conditions.

DEMOTTE — Students in Ella Lapota’s second grade class at DeMotte Elementary School were asked to write a brief story about their spring break. Since the schools are closed, they typed and submitted their work electronically through Google Classroom. The stories show how children can always …

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On Friday afternoon, the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce sent out a letter to its members and “friends” announcing the annual Touch of Dutch Festival and Parade has been cancelled “due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 virus.”

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Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced he has extended the state's medical emergency declaration through May 3, but the Stay-at-Home order, he refers to as "Hunker down Hoosiers" will be in effect for two more weeks, and may be extended further as the days progress. It was originally set to exp…

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Thank goodness for the Smith’s longspur. It’s a welcome distraction… a mission, a challenge, a journey to temporarily take my mind and heart off the concern and anxiety that I have been feeling about COVID-19.

DEMOTTE/WHEATFIELD — While life as we know it has been disrupted, there are resources to help businesses and families get through this pandemic. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) sent a press release Thursday explaining some of those resources and how they can be used. On Ma…

In the article, “Local restaurants need your help,” the hours for Burns Family Pizzeria were listed incorrectly. The hours are Monday — Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., Friday 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for carry out and delivery only.

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WHEATFIELD — A family escaped their home with nothing but the clothes they wore Tuesday afternoon, when the family’s mobile home caught fire. The Wheatfield Fire Department, with assistance from Keener Fire arrived to find the mobile home completely involved in fire. The call came in shortly…

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WHEATFIELD — A family escaped their home with nothing but the clothes they wore Tuesday afternoon, March 31, when the family’s mobile home caught fire. On Monday, April 6, Wheatfield and Keener Fire Departments responded to a garage fire on 900 North near St. Rd. 49.

For every bit of bad news people see about the coronavirus, there are good news happening too. Members of the community are reaching out to help others, participating in social media sharing funny stories or inspirational music and donating to the local food pantries.

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Legion's 102(nd) National Convention, originally scheduled for Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2020, is canceled due to public-health concerns, ongoing restrictions and uncertainties related to the global coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 17(th), DMI's Senior Director, Digital Technology Office, Andrew Brockett, will participate in a live, virtual panel discussion at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business as part of the school's annual Life Sciences Day. Brockett will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry, as well as the promise of artificial intelligence, mobility and telehealth solutions.

New York reached a grim new milestone Wednesday in the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting 779 new deaths, the state's highest number yet for a single day. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state's flags lowered to half-staff as the confirmed death toll there reached 6,268, more than double the fatalities in the 9/11 terrorist attack. "It is breathtaking," Cuomo said. Nationwide, health authorities have ...

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony, stemming from a Sept. 30 incident in which he allegedly injured his oldest daughter. Hamilton pleaded not guilty Oct. 31 after turning himself in on Oct. 30 and was released on a $35,000 bond. But the case will be delayed indefinitely ...

When young people beat you up for telling them the truth about the coronavirus - that they, too, can acquire the disease, need hospitalization, and die from COVID-19 if they don't practice social distancing - we're in another kind of pandemic. This one is of immense selfishness, recklessness, and at this extreme, criminality. The beating in the head with baseball bats of a 61-year-old father ...

TAMPA, Fla. - Tom Brady said that he knew before the start of the 2019 season that it would be his final one after 20 years with the New England Patriots. "I don't think there was a final, final decision before it happened," Brady said Wednesday during an interview on the Howard Stern Show. "But I would say I probably knew before the start of last season that it was my last year. I knew that ...