DEMOTTE — The Jasper County Sheriff’s office released information Friday regarding an incident that occurred on Oct. 9. The release states a deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed going northbound on U.S. 231 near County Rd. 400 North. The deputy pulled the vehicle over …

HEBRON — Safety is a top priority at Hebron Schools. Thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up, Hebron now has one more way to help their students feel safe. The company awarded $1,800 to the school to help cover the costs of an anonymous tip line. The Hebron Tip411 app allows stud…

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RENSSELAER — Saint Joseph’s College announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Indiana Agriculture and Technology School (IATS) for the 2019-2020 school year.

RENSSELAER — People may one day be faced with health care decisions that can impact the quality of care received. A conference, complete with presentations and a dinner, intended to help provide information for those decision will be coming to Rensselaer soon.

Howard Trembly is a 61-year old United States Army Veteran residing in Wheatfield. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Charles and Maime Alumbaugh before relocating to Merrillville at a young age.

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RENSSELAER — Local woman Mary Chesak’s now-deceased uncle, Michael Obermeyer, of Lafayette, was a game warden who had at least one major encounter with notorious gangster John Dillinger.

DEMOTTE — The DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving met at the Fairchild House to hand out this year’s $6,500 in grant awards. The recipients covered a full range of community organizations and school groups. In all, eight grants were distributed, ranging in amounts from $300 to $2000. Awardees i…

2019 marks the golden anniversary for local construction business, Hollandale Builders. Bud Hubers and Jim Toppen got together in 1969 to build homes in “Hollandale subdivision”, located behind what is now Family Express, in DeMotte. They were partners for 15 years. Over the years Hollandale…

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed to Indiana health officials that a Hoosier in Elkhart County contracted eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The patient died as a result of the infection.

STATEHOUSE – Newton County and the Town of Kentland were recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

DEMOTTE — The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new Tractor Supply Company with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, during the store's grand opening celebration. The store opened on Sept. 21, with its grand opening celebration running from Oct. 4 to 6.

DEMOTTE — Head Start, a preschool program for lower income families, held its fourth parent training from the UCLA Health Literacy Program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute. The program held at the DeMotte Head Start in the Fase Senior Center, brought preschool parents…

DEMOTTE — Keener Township received a new ambulance for Emergency Services. The 2019 Ford E350 was delivered to the ambulance station in DeMotte on Thursday having been built specifically for the Keener Twp. EMS. It has updated brighter lighting for the back area and six-point harnesses for t…

WHEATFIELD — On Monday, Sept. 23, Kankakee Valley High School implemented a new and safer way for parents and students to drive to the high school. Along with the new construction of the football field this year, execution of where to park, pick up, and drop off students at the high school l…

WHEATFIELD —The best stories about true love involve two people who defy the odds; who believe with every fiber of their being that they were meant to journey through life together. I have that feeling about this month’s couple, Zachary and Blair Fraley. Their commitment to each and their fa…

DEMOTTE — While visiting with seniors at the Fase Senior Center, Jasper County Officers, including Sheriff Pat Williamson and Chief Jason Wallace, also had the chance to speak to the children in the Head Start program, which is also held at the center.

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JASPER COUNTY — Friday morning at approximately 7:25 a.m., a Pensacola, Florida, man was killed in a single vehicle crash on I-65 at the 230-mile marker. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Bobbie Crowder shows that a white 2007 Ford Expedition, driven by Francisca M. Brown, 62, from Pensac…

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KENTLAND — A meeting of the Newton County Retired Teachers Association will be held Thursday, October 17, at the Covenant Federated Church in Kentland. All retired teachers and guests are encouraged to attend the meeting at 9:30 for coffee, snacks, and the chance to visit prior to the meetin…

SEOUL, South Korea - His video game habit started in middle school. His bedroom door was always locked, and when his grandmother stood on the veranda and peered through his window, he was invariably engrossed in an on-screen gunfight. He eventually began disappearing to play at internet cafes. Night after night, she would search for him, and he would try to evade her. Now he is 21 and ...

JUAREZ, Mexico - The 12-year-old identical twins entered Texas from Mexico days apart in the foothills of Mount Cristo Rey. One came with their father. The other arrived with their mother. It was June. The family's plan was to get caught by Border Patrol agents as quickly as possible, then claim asylum so they could stay in the U.S. legally while awaiting immigration court hearings. The ...

DENVER - At a recent conference here, Denver and Colorado public health officials recounted their scariest hemp CBD manufacturing stories to a packed hotel ballroom. There was the woman who was making hemp oil in her kitchen crockpot and selling it online. The manufacturing facility with no sinks for workers to wash their hands. The facility where dogs ran underfoot. The outdoor festival where ...

DON'T MISS: "Watchmen" - Writer-producer Damon Lindelof ("Lost," "The Leftovers") takes another big, bold creative swing. Here he reimagines and updates an acclaimed graphic novel in a way that might tick off some diehard fans but promises to be a mind-blowing piece of television. His complex saga takes place some 30 years after the events of the comic book and is set in an alternate America ...