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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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…

October 9 is Spotlight on Seniors Day in Jasper and Newton Counties! Purdue Extension, along with Franciscan Health and the County Health Departments are hosting the second annual Senior Expo at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

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With abysmal scores throughout the State of Indiana, legislators called for a “hold harmless” resolution after replacing the state’s ISTEP+ tests with the new ILEARN test, all administered online. A lot rides on the results of these standardized tests that so many administrators and teachers…

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WHEATFIELD — Two separate safety grants have been awarded to the Kankakee Valley School Corp. and the Wheatfield Vol. Fire Department. The school safety grant comes from Homeland Security, which administers the grants. Wheatfield Fire received a safety grant from NiSource-NIPSCO to be used f…

RENSSELAER — Northwest Indiana was the “stomping grounds” for country groups that took the area by storm in the 60s through the 80s. Nelson Wynn and George Huskisson are well known musicians today, as well as part of some of the groups that toured and played country music to audiences across…

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ROSELAWN — This past Saturday, a community of believers came together to worship God and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ at the 2019 Community Church Bandfest, which was located in the parking lot of the Roselawn True Value store in Newton County.

Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2020. Do you know what they are? Come to a free educational presentation to find out, and get the answers you need to your other Medicare questions as well! Cliff Havens will be presenting Medicare Made Clear at all three branches of the Jasper Cou…

WHEATFIELD — This Year’s “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens was a huge success at the Wheatfield Library, and would not have been possible without the support, help and donations provided by our local businesses. Library staff would like to express our thanks …

HAMMOND — A federal judge is delaying for another three months a decision on whether to exonerate former Portage Mayor James E. Snyder or sentence him to prison.

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: Stop the bleed.

Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on climate change. ___ The evidence, the expert advice, common sense - they all point to a single unavoidable conclusion: Humankind has dragged its feet for so long on the looming crisis of climate change that it is no longer looming but is upon us, and will be impossible to undo. It would be foolish, of course, to rule out nascent or not-as-yet ...

Note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series on climate change. ___ The world is drifting steadily toward a climate catastrophe. For many of us, that's been clear for a few years or maybe a decade or even a few decades. But others have known that a reckoning was coming for much longer. A Swedish scientist first calculated in 1896 that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere could lead to warmer ...