RENSSELAER — People may one day be faced with health care decisions that can impact the quality of care received. A conference, complete with presentations and a dinner, intended to help provide information for those decision will be coming to Rensselaer soon.

Recent Obituaries



Local & Social Scene




Follow us on Facebook


History's Mysteries

White County Snapshots from the Past

Talk a walk down memory lane! Submit your favorite White County, Indiana, moments with the community. Click "Submit Photo" below to upload your photos. Photos are instantly posted to the gallery.

From Oct. 7-11, the White County Prosecutor’s Office filed 12 cases related to criminal matters for a total of 640 cases so far this year.

Local Business

As we experience our first annual nighttime frosts and freezes of the season, you will begin to notice more insects and spiders making their bold move into homes, seeking a nice warm spot to s…

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.