I met Lupe Hinch about ten years ago at a local event in Roselawn and she immediately impressed me with her wit, her humor and her smile. She is the kind of lady that always has a smile on her face and works hard to put one on the faces of all the people she meets and she meets plenty of pe…

The Purdue Extension Newton County Leadership Class visited the statehouse Feb. 8 in part of their eight-session program. Program participants were able to tour the statehouse and even got to discuss issues with Representative Doug Gutwein. On the way to Indianapolis, class members heard fro…

After reports of a county employee being arrested on felony charges made headlines last week, the Newton County Board of Commissioners discussed implementing new hiring procedures to help prevent any similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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ONARGA, Ill.—A controversial play in the final seconds prevented South Newton from getting a chance to repeat as Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament champs Friday night.

KENTLAND—South Newton got a much needed Sangamon Valley Conference win Tuesday night as the Rebels led from start to finish in a 61-41 victory over Iroquois West.

The North Newton swim and diving teams took second place at the Greater South Shore Conference meet held at Wheeler High School Jan. 14.

After coming out slow against Frontier and Watseka a couple of weeks ago, the South Newton Rebels were focused on better starts this past week, and they did exactly that in picking up wins ove…

After a sloppy first half, South Newton completely shut down Frontier and allowed the Falcons to score three points in the second half en route to a 53-19 victory Jan. 3.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Senate panel is set to consider a measure making the state schools chief appointed by the governor instead of elected by voters, despite its 23-26 defeat in the Senate this session.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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

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

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Indiana is once again launching its annual competition for female artists across the state.

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The death of two-and-a-half-month old Wheatfield infant, Ayden Zylstra has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County, Illinois Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Both men facing charges for the triple homicide in Sumava Resorts last August got new attorneys last week as both cases are likely heading to trial this summer.

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A Grant Park, IL man has been arrested for the sexual battery and rape of a teenager in Newton County early last year

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Former Kentland Baseball Association President Dave Schoenbeck pleaded guilty to a felony corrupt business influence charge Friday in relation to the misuse of Little League funds.

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in the robbery of the DeMotte State Bank in Morocco Wednesday afternoon.

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SINGAPORE (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Monday that European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's top banking supervisor says profits are "a weak spot" for financial institutions in the 19 countries that use the euro currency and that some should be "pushed out of the market" by merging with stronger competitors.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon.

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BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has unexpectedly risen to a six-year high.

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LONDON (AP) — Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words "Made in England."

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DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir will attend Wednesday's Arab Summit in Jordan, despite a long-standing warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's top banking supervisor says profits are "a weak spot" for financial institutions in the 19 countries that use the euro currency and that some should be "pushed out of the market" by merging with stronger competitors.

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…