It is only two weeks until the Jasper Newton Senior Expo! This year the Expo will be held at the Jasper County Fairgrounds and feature four classes for attendees. Kristen Williams, senior outreach coordinator for the Indiana Attorney General, will present the first class at 8 a.m. She will b…

RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Council approved a request from the Jasper County Airport Authority for an additional appropriation of $75,000 to purchase an airplane. The funds come from the airport’s own money but the council had to approve the expenditure.

RENSSELAER — After several meetings with county department heads and entities involved in the annual process of creating a budget for the next year, the Jasper County Council approved the budget for the county at Tuesday night’s meeting. The budget for all county operations totals over $10 m…

Homecoming can be a momentous week for high schoolers. From earning a spirit stick, to cheering on their fellow peers at a parade, many things can be deemed as significant. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Kankakee Valley High School hosted their annual homecoming parade, along with a new event, a Carni…

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RENSSELAER — Tim Flinn, Jasper County’s new Veterans Service Officer, is also a U.S. Navy veteran who has seen and done much over a 20-year-career that has taken him to many different locations around the world.

DEMOTTE — Mark Gust is on a campaign to bring a public dog park to DeMotte. He and his dog, Annabelle, a pitbull, who serves as his service dog, have been to several town council meetings asking the board to help build a dog park so he and his well-behaved dog can go to socialize with other …

WHEATFIELD — Rhonda Toppen, representing KV High School Athletic Boosters, spoke to the Kankakee Valley School Board Monday night, Sept. 9. She explained that she joined the boosters three years ago and became a member of the administrative board. Three others also joined at that time, and t…

WHEATFIELD — On Friday, Sept. 13, the new stadium at Kankakee Valley High School was christened with an old and familiar name. The combination football and soccer field surround by a track will hold the same name as the previous stadium – that of Fred Jones Field.

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley Football team and Athletic Department will team up with a local group of motorcycle enthusiasts this Friday, Sept. 20, to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian. The Sanctified Souls RC is a group of men who love to ride while helping their local community…

The Hoosier Scholars 4-H club ended their successful year by winning eight Grand Champions at the Jasper County Fair. Nine of their projects were on display at the 2019 Indiana State Fair! Three club members received National 4-H Awards for their projects. Two 4-Hers were awarded as 10-year …

WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley Kougars came THISCLOSE to suffering their third late loss of the season on Friday, Sept 13.

WHEATFIELD — During halftime at last Friday night’s football game at Kankakee Valley came the moment that many were waiting for when the Homecoming King and Queen were announced. Seniors Carley Riffett and Wes Higdon were crowned as King and Queen by Mike Coffer after the entire court and la…

DEMOTTE — Tiny Christopher David was born on State Rd. 55, less than a mile north of State Rd. 2 on the side of the highway on Aug. 10. He came into the world a few weeks earlier than expected and first time mom, Andrea David, didn’t realize she’d been in labor until the pain and the need to…

It’s that time of year when individuals are beginning to consider getting their annual flu shot. Jasper County Community Services is extending an opportunity at each of the three senior centers for flu and pneumonia immunizations provided by Walgreens’ pharmacies.

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FAIR OAKS — The Economic Development Directors for both Jasper and Newton County got together and made a proposal for the Indiana Economic Development Association to come to Fair Oaks Farms for its annual conference, a first for the counties and northwest Indiana. Among the other proposals g…

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DEMOTTE — According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, two local women were arrested on multiple charges stemming from an incident southwest of DeMotte. The women, Angela L. Pullins, 37, of DeMotte, and Roxanna C. Gentz, 33, of Wheatfield, have been charged with robbery, a level 3 felony…

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DEMOTTE — No injuries were reported in an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in front of McDonalds restaurant on Halleck St. According to the police report, Deuanna Schlink, 78, of DeMotte, did not see Debra Primeau, 63, also of DeMotte, when she pulled out of McDonalds to turn north…

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DeMOTTE — Firefighter Malachi Kristoff of the Keener Township Volunteer Fire Department walked 110 flights of stairs in full bunker gear Wednesday at DeMotte’s Anytime Fitness gym. He did this to honor firefighters who perished while climbing the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

Michele Lintner and Lawrence Urlick met online through the original social media platform, MySpace, in October of 2006. Lawrence, up late one night competing with this friend, Shawn, for the highest number of friends on MySpace, randomly added Michele as his friend. He then sent her a messag…

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: Chief justices.

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So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Sept. 11, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”

DETROIT - The UAW is considering staying on strike against General Motors until rank-and-file members approve a tentative agreement, a process that could add more than a week to the length of the work stoppage, the Free Press has learned. No deal has been reached yet. Negotiations continued Sunday as the strike reached its seventh day. Three people familiar with the union's thinking said the ...

LOS ANGELES - Three new wide releases offered an auspicious start to the fall box office season after a lackluster summer failed to recoup the deficit. In first place, Focus Features' "Downton Abbey" film adaptation opened with an impressive $31 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Analysts projected the film would earn around $20 million. The result is the biggest ...

ARLINGTON, Texas - Miami Dolphins receiver Allen Hurns left Sunday's 31-6 loss to Dallas Cowboys after suffering a concussion during a violent collision during the first quarter. Hurns, who collided with Cowboys safety Jeff Heath when both tried to catch a pass over the deep middle thrown by Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen, was taken to a local hospital, where he'll remain with a member of the ...

HOUSTON - First, and with the deepest and most sincere sense of appreciation and jealousy, a tip of the cowboy hat to the genius who came up with the name of the event in which a crowd announced at 50,000 people of Indian descent gathered Sunday to greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Houston home stadium of the Texans. "Howdy, Modi!" (And always with the exclamation mark.) Houston ...