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RENSSELAER — Autumn Trace, a new assisted-living community for those of a certain age, will be opening its doors sometime later this summer. The facility, estimated to cost around $6 million, is set to include various services and activities for locals to enjoy once it is completed and ready…

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DeMOTTE — The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce celebrated 20 years for Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village with a plaque. The retirement village has expanded over the past 20 years, including a new wing currently under construction. A new memory care unit is being added for those who are suffe…

DEMOTTE — Mediacom Communications presented Aubrey Toppen, a 2019 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program. The award recognizes the DeMotte resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.

In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 W. for a traffic violation.

Sometimes, the best sun sets are those that come after a thunderstorm; where the sun breaks through the clouds, the light glistening on the rain drenched earth with a rainbow cast overhead; a sure sign that at the end of the day, trial, or storm, everything is not only okay, but beautiful. T…

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WHEATFIELD — As the main gymnasium at Kankakee Valley High School filled with friends and family, a video played of seniors thanking the many people who have helped them through their lives up to graduation day, including teachers, parents, grandparents and family. The video was the creation…

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DeMOTTE — DeMotte resident Sharon Colee has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Touch of Dutch parade and festival happening in August. Colee is the executive director of the Jasper County Community Services and is an advocate for the aging and the community. She has been with the J…

WHEATFIELD — First Church will be holding two free monster truck shows and an autocross show this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. The first monster truck show will be at approximately 9:25 a.m. and the second show will be at approximately 10:55 a.m. Autocross will take place at approximately …

WHEATFIELD — As part of the graduation week festivities, several KVHS athletes were honored for their performances in the classroom and on the field.

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley High School Athletic Directors Office recently announced that 20 athletes at KVHS were named to their respective Northwest Crossroads Conference All-Conference teams based on their athletic prowess and performance. Additionally, 13 seniors were named to the N…

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The standout track and field seniors of Covenant Christian competed on Saturday, June 8, in East Lansing in the Midwest Meet of Champions. Carson Bakker and Grace DeBoer represented Indiana in the by-invitation-only meet held on the campus of Michigan State University. …

In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. The driver was identified as Brandon L. Harrison, 34, who currently has no permanent address. His passenger was iden…

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NEWTON COUNTY — As a result of the investigation into the alleged animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms, charges have been filed on three individuals for the beating of a vertebrate animal, Indiana Code 35-46-3-12, a Class A misdemeanor.

BETHLEHEM, PA — Michelle Kent of Wheatfield, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering degree with Highest Honors from Lehigh University in Spring 2019.

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: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

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A four-term central Indiana congresswoman, who competed against Gov. Eric Holcomb for the 2016 Republican gubernatorial nomination, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election next year to the U.S. House — or run for any other office.

After three years of scandal over Russia's interference in America's 2016 election, President Donald Trump drew a storm of criticism for saying he would not tell the FBI if a foreign country offered him dirt on an opponent. Even after Trump backed off Friday and said he would indeed notify law enforcement, his maneuvering still raised questions about what's legal and what's not when it comes ...

MINNEAPOLIS - The Royals' offense demonstrated a tendency to fizzle out late in games this season, but it kept applying pressure and made the Twins pay for late-inning mistakes. As it turned out, the Royals needed nearly every one of those late runs to avoid a series sweep. Five runs in the final three innings were crucial for the Royals in a 8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in front ...

MEXICO CITY - Guatemalans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president, congressmen and other lawmakers amid widespread disenchantment with a corruption-plagued political system long unresponsive to poverty and violence. Voters began arriving early Sunday at polling places across this Central American nation. There were scattered reports of election irregularities. "I feel apathetic about ...

SAN DIEGO - UC San Diego's commencement ceremony took on a political tone Saturday as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright derided the forces of nationalism in a keynote address that clearly referred to policies of the Trump administration. Albright, 82, also expressed concern about the spread of hate in the world, pointing to the deadly terrorist shooting that occurred at a ...