I still remember the slogan (and song) from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union: “Look for the union label....” It was a jingle written to convince people that pants, shirts and o…

DEMOTTE — Four regional baseball teams faced off for three days over the Independence Day weekend for the hard-fought trophy in a tournament hosted by the DeMotte Screwballs 18-and-Under baseb…

DEMOTTE — The Screwballs, a local amateur baseball team, will host a Fourth of July weekend tournament at Field of Dreams Park in DeMotte. The Screwballs are a team made up of 16 — 18 year-old…

DEMOTTE — The organizers of the annual Rotary Ramble held out for as long as possible before deciding to cancel this year’s race but ultimately ran out of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not long ago, but long enough to predate the virus-crisis, my wife was bemoaning the weather and what she then thought the term “cooped up” meant. I told her to quit whining, pack a bag and we…

ROSELAWN — The smiling faces said it all. The boys and girls, and the adults as well, were finally ready to play ball as Roselawn Little League finally got their Covid-delayed season underway …

Most insurance seems straightforward, until you make a claim. That’s when what you thought was understandable and straightforward comes back stamped “denied” or perhaps with a pay out amount f…

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WHEATFIELD — Kankakee Valley Girls’ Track Coach Lane Lewallen recently announced that four of his seniors were named to the 2020 Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association (ICGSA) Academic A…

WHEATFIELD — Kankakee Valley’s Miranda Dezelich recently signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Ancilla College, located in Plymouth. Dezelich has a strong soccer background having spe…

Everyone is subjected every day to advertising campaigns designed to make the products being hyped so familiar they become ingrained into people’s thoughts and actions. I’m sure you recognize …

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DeMOTTE — After seven years as Covenant Christian’s boy’s basketball coach, John Heerema is focusing all of his energy on his full-time job.

The Chicago Cubs’ turn-of-the-century, double-play combination of “Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance” has gone down in baseball lore. The third baseman on those teams, though, has been lost to history.

Recently, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at increasing U.S. seafood markets. It’s a part of his “America First” ideology, since a large portion of the fish, shrimp and shellfi…

WHEATFIELD — In light of recent decisions by both the Governor of Indiana and the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Kankakee Valley School Board, the KV Athletic Department…

It’s Safe Boating week. I knew it was coming so in the weeks leading up to this I looked for a recent event which could serve as a real life anecdote showing how boaters can easily adopt certa…