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.

DEMOTTE/WHEATFIELD — The American Legion posts in DeMotte and Wheatfield held ceremonies to honor our veterans Monday and to remember those who were no longer with us. At the time of the World War I Armistice, 11/ 11 at 11 a.m., the DeMotte Legion began its annual ceremony hosting guest spea…

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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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WHEATFIELD — Parents learned on Nov. 7, students will not be attending the KV schools on Nov. 19 due to a rally many of the teachers will be attending in Indianapolis. A letter sent to parents from Superintendent Don Street states the notification was made to give parents time to arrange for…

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Braton Tolkamp as Grub and Carly James as Folly rehearse a scene from Covenant Christian High School’s fall play production “A Play About a Dragon.” A band of roving thespians are hired to perform their play of “Saint George and the Dragon” for King Stanley the Stern, or so they think. Much …

Lincoln student and staff have taken part in National Red Ribbon Week this past week. Students heard announcements, dressed up for spirit week and had the opportunity to pledge to be drug free. Spirit week started Tuesday, Oct. 29-Live your Dreams...Be Drug Free (pajama day), Wednesday, Oct.…

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Wheatfield had only one incumbent running for the town council, however, the town voted in three new members, all Republicans. The new town council members in 2020 will be Richard Hudgens, who garnered 20.2% of the vote; Diana (Borg) Birky with 19% of the vote and Don (Robin) Gear with 18.7%…

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WHEATFIELD — Through the CTE programs at Kankakee Valley High School, there are many useful skills that can be learned before kids make their way off to the college setting. Jennifer Fase, a FACS teacher at Kankakee Valley High School, gave a little insight on the culinary program at KVHS.

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DEMOTTE — The NORWEJ (Northwest Jasper Regional District) board approved a water rate increase during a public hearing held on Oct. 28. The increases go into effect in each year on Jan. 1, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Two women were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia after calling the sheriff’s office for assistance when they ran out of gas. On Oct. 29, in the early morning, Jasper County officers arrived at the intersection of County Rd. 400 North and 20 East to assist the when …

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley School Board of Trustees met on Monday, Oct. 28 in a short regular meeting, flying through the agenda in record time with an empty audience, which is a rare event for the board.

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DEMOTTE — Two businesses celebrated expanding their space with the help of DeMotte Chamber of Commerce members joining for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Both businesses are located in the Hillside Plaza, at the north end.

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RENSSELAER — Mark Falahee of Trane visited the Jasper County Commissioners to give an update on the progress of a deal to cover a solar farm project that could supply power to the Jasper County Detention Center and Sheriff’s Office.

JASPER COUNTY — A local organization has formed to send care packages to our troops overseas for the holidays. From Home to our Heroes is collecting donations to send care packages, and are asking for items from a list or for monetary donations to help pay for the cost of shipping.

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County REMC recently awarded its latest quarterly Operation Round-up grants. According to the organization, this fund allows individual members to contribute just about $6 annually, by rounding up their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar.

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Airport recently announced that it closed the deal on a Cessna 172M. Airport Manager Ray Seif stated that this plane will be used for instruction and rental “once the aircraft completes a couple of minor repairs and potentially a couple of upgrades.”

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PLANO, Texas, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thom Hermann, CEO of Intuitive Health, and Seth Warren, President and CEO of Riverview health are proud to announce the opening of their first combined emergency room and urgent care facility in Fishers, Indiana. Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care-Fishers will open on Nov. 18, 2019.

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CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) announced today that its board of directors has approved an additional $500 million to repurchase the company's outstanding common stock. As of September 30, 2019, CNO had repurchased $177.3 million of common stock in 2019 and had remaining repurchase capacity under the buyback program of approximately $107 million. The repurchase program is intended to be implemented through purchases made from time to time in the open market, through private transactions or by a tender offer, in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. The amount and timing of the repurchases (if any) will be based on business and market conditions and other factors.

Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hard-liner, tapped for No. 2 job at Homeland Security WASHINGTON - Shortly after being sworn in as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf - who the Senate confirmed as the agency's policy undersecretary just hours earlier - conducted his first order of business. He moved Ken Cuccinelli, a favorite of immigration hard-liners, into the ...

It seemed like the moment Paul Jamushian had been waiting for his whole life. On Oct. 29, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 405 to 11 in favor of a resolution to recognize the killing of 1.5 million Armenians more than a century ago as a genocide. Quick approval by the Senate appeared possible. But the 80-year-old Jamushian, whose parents survived the slaughter by Ottoman Turks, will ...

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Five years ago, Angels center fielder Mike Trout became the youngest player at the time to be named most valuable player in a unanimous vote. He was 23, already two full seasons into his dominating romp of the major leagues. He had nearly won the American League award the two previous seasons but finished runner-up to Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera each time. In 2014, members ...

WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according to three U.S. officials. The probe of Giuliani, which one official said could also include possible charges on violating ...