Indiana Beach General Manager Scott Cooper served as the speaker at the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on April 18 and told the crowd gathered at the Tippecanoe Country Club all about the renovations that are currently underway at the park in preparation for its 91st season

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Behind a strong pitching performance by Jay Hammel and three RBIs from Neil Geswein, South Newton knocked off North Newton 5-0 Wednesday for its first win over the Spartans since 2011.

MOROCCO — Rensselaer Central junior pitcher Morgan Moore had her fingerprints all over the Lady Bombers’ 6-4 win over North Newton on Monday.


RENSSELAER — Early season games in baseball allow coaches to experiment. 

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Ben Vanderwall played in the Indiana Elite North vs. South Class 2A Sophomore Game at Danville High School this past Saturday. Vanderwall scored five points in the game for the North. The Sout…


Come next season, Jarrett “Jet” Hammel will be sporting his third different baseball uniform in as many years.



NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Comic books and cartoons are the inspiration for the upcoming exhibit "Pulp Art: Out of the gutter and on the walls" at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.


TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (AP) — Navigating the local court system is just one more traumatic experience for children who have been abused or neglected.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Four-Evening" game were:


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Daily Three-Evening" game were:

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Thursday a two-year state spending plan that has the potential to grow Northwest Indiana's economy and improve its quality of life for decades to come.

Thursday, April 6

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The Newton County Drug Task Force assisted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Department raided a property in Thayer Friday, which led to the arrests of four men after an active methamphetamine la…


To combat the region’s heroin epidemic, Newton County and Kankakee County, Ill have decided to work together to start going after the dealers and target the forefront of the problem—Hopkins Pa…

Thursday, March 23


Crown Point, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers recently completed a boat crash investigation involving Tony Gibson, 37, of Lake Village, IN.


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.


GENEVA (AP) — Swiss bank UBS has reported a near doubling in its first quarter net profit to 1.3 billion francs ($1.3 billion), as its wealth management and investment banking operations grew.


SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. (CVX) on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $2.68 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.


NEW YORK (AP) — Qualcomm is slashing its profit expectations after saying that Apple is now refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.


IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.01 billion.

Chain supply store CountryMax started, and continues, as a family effort

People lose jobs for a wide variety of reasons. In a majority of cases it’s through no fault of their own.

The Mattiacio family steers Ziebart toward success

Wholesaler has been bringing produce to Rochester-area stores since 1904

The family-owned company views "family" as one of its core values


National News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations says the U.N. human rights chief will visit Ethiopia next month at the invitation of the government, which has rejected U.N. and other outside offers to investigate months of deadly protests.

ROME (AP) — Italian police said Friday they have arrested a Congolese man suspected being part of a Berlin-based terror cell and of having had contacts with the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in the city, authorities said Friday.

The Kentland Town Council introduced the ordinance calling for a three-phase sewer rate increase and also passed a resolution to apply for a grant to help pay for a feasibility study for building a new fire station. All of this action occurred at the Aug. 9 town council meeting.

Gazing at eighteen pieces of mail our carrier had stuffed into the mailbox, I mused that I didn’t recall getting such quantity in one day twenty or thirty years ago. In my tractor-trailer driving days, upon returning, I rarely received this much mail in a week. But as my often-quoted favorit…