WEST LAFAYETTE – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty grocer focused on healthy organic products and groceries, announced today the company’s newest West Lafayette area store will open on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at 2410 N Salisbury St. Suite 110, West…

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair announces five additional shows that will be part of the 17 total concerts that make up the 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage headline entertainment, which returns August 2-18. Each day of the State Fair features a concert that is free with paid fair ad…

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MONTICELLO — Veterans, those currently serving and their family members are invited to take part in Monticello’s 15th Honor Our Veterans Boat Parade and Proud to be an American celebration next month.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair announces the first six of 17 concerts that will be part of the 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage headline entertainment, which returns August 2-18. Each night of the Fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission.

LAFAYETTE – The City of Lafayette and its partners: Tippecanoe County, City of West Lafayette, Builders Association of Greater Lafayette and the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors has released its Tippecanoe County Housing Analysis and Strategy Plan. Over the last year with industry …

Visit Lafayette – West Lafayette (VLWL) announces the hiring of Emily Weisenberger as the Sports Marketing Manager. Weisenberger graduated from Purdue University’s Hospitality and Tourism Program with a concentration in environmental sustainability. She worked as a Visitor Information Specia…

LAFAYETTE – The votes are in, and the names of the two new water slides currently being built at Tropicanoe Cove have been selected. After a process of brainstorming by the staff at Lafayette Parks and Recreation and by the Mayor’s Youth Council, and a week-long public survey, the results ar…

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On May 1 at approximately 8:00 p.m. troopers with the Indiana State Police were involved in a short vehicle pursuit leading to multiple drug and traffic arrest.

HAMMOND- Richard Seeger, Jr, 55 years old, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Senior Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen on his plea of guilty to receipt of child pornography,…

WEST LAFAYETTE – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty grocer focused on healthy organic products and groceries, announced today the company’s newest West Lafayette area store will open on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at 2410 N Salisbury St. Suite 110, West…


LAFAYETTE — This week Franciscan Health announced that it will transition to a new model of care for mental health services. Franciscan Health will open a crisis stabilization unit named Franciscan EmPATH on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state.

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Congratulations! You've just finished paying off your mortgage – probably the largest debt you'll ever have in your life. Should you expect your credit score to increase as a result? Not necessarily.

Your credit score is calculated from your credit report, a history of all of your borrowing and payment activity. While your mortgage was probably a huge part of that history, it's just one part. Credit reports also consider other installment loans, your credit card payments, and any payments for non-borrowing related charges (like cable or utility bills) that have gone into collections. Every account matters and contributes to your credit score.

Consider the factors that go into calculating a credit score, starting with payment history – the most influential factor. Mortgages require regular payments for a long time. With those payments removed, that's one less regular payment that proves you...

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Welcome to parenthood! You are a proud new father, simultaneously overjoyed and terrified. Since you are now responsible for another human being, you should know that the estimate of what it will cost to raise your child is approximately a quarter of a million dollars, without accounting for inflation. If you would like to send him or her to college, you will probably need at least that much more.

A 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 at $233,610 ($284,570 adjusted for inflation). That is for the average middle-income couple; costs ranged from families in the Northeast that will spend around $264,090 to residents in the urban Midwest and rural regions who will spend about $227,400 and $193,020, respectively.

Unfortunately, that figure is not likely to drop, and inflation-adjusted w...

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Americans appear to be feeling more confident in their finances – at least with respect to their credit card payments.

According to a new survey from CompareCards.com, more Americans are paying their credit card bills in full. As of January 2019, 39% of survey respondents paid all credit card bills in full over the last six months and 69% paid at least half of their bills in full over the same time period.

"It's great news that more Americans are paying their card statement balances in full each month," said CompareCards.com Chief Industry Analyst Matt Schulz. "Job No. 1 for anyone with a credit card is to pay your balance off as soon as possible, and it's a positive sign that more Americans are able to do that every month."

If consumers follow through on their survey statements, momentum for full payments will keep growing.

Almost half (48%) of respondents are very confident they will pay all credit card bills in full for the current month's ...

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Father's Day is coming up on June 17th. What can you get Dad to celebrate his special day without loading up the credit cards? Sometimes simpler gifts are the best. Simpler gifts may also be your only option if you are young and short on cash, or if your credit is not up to scratch right now. You can check your credit score and read your credit report for free within minutes by joining MoneyTips.

What does your Dad like to do in his spare time (if he has any)? What are his hobbies and his favorite activities outside of work? With a bit of recon before Father's Day and the occasional leading question, you can get some idea of what he might like or need. Hint: if Dad is like 99.9% of Dads, the best choice is not aftershave or a necktie — no matter how cool the necktie is. ...

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Father's Day will be here soon. Have you picked up anything for Dad yet?

You probably will, if statistics count for anything. In 2019, spending on Father's Day will account for an estimated record $15.96 billion in sales, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). That's a pretty impressive number – not in the league with Christmas, but not far behind the spending levels of Valentine's Day and Easter.

While Father's Day spending is substantial, the total of $15.96 billion and average of $139 in 2019 is surpassed by the record $24.95 billion total and $196 average spent on Mother's Day – and the gap is expected to grow in the future. Sor...

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If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

Root canals and comedy clubs. It’s true that one is significantly more pleasant than the other, but they share the same goal: To put a smile on your face. There is another commonality. Both are among the patient services at Brockport Smiles, a dental office with a fresh approach to patient care and oral health.

MINNEAPOLIS - Two University of Minnesota wrestlers arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released without charges Tuesday, but they remain suspended from the team, campus officials said. Gophers star wrestler Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested late Saturday and held at the Hennepin County Jail. The county attorney faced a deadline of noon ...

Michael Avenatti's trial date set in Nike extortion case NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti will face trial Nov. 12 after being charged with trying to shake down Nike, a judge ordered Tuesday. Prosecutors expect the trial will last roughly a week. Avenatti is accused of demanding around $25 million from Nike and threatening to go public with allegations the shoe giant made secret payments to ...

NEW YORK - Paul Manafort still has friends in high places. The nation's second highest-ranking law enforcement official stepped in last week and made sure President Donald Trump's former campaign boss was spared an uncomfortable stay on Rikers Island, according to the Justice Department. The extraordinary intervention from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen came in response to a letter ...

More than three months after the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S. women's national team has more ammo to add in their fight against wage disparity. According to the Wall Street Journal, the last three audited financial reports from the USSF reveal that the powerhouse women's team generated more game revenue than their male counterparts ...