GOODLAND — On December 6, 2019 at approximately 5:12PM, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to CR 600E and CR 1700S, near Goodland, for a single vehicle crash involving a utility pole.

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KENTLAND — Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski anticipates all four cases involving the murder of Nicole Brown at a trailer park just north of Kentland to be resolved by Jan. 8.

MOROCOO — On Tuesday, December 3rd the North Newton swim and dive teams opened the pool to their cross county rivals from South Newton. Two schools determined to represent their school in the water to bring home the “Blue & Gray Trophy”. Great sportsmanship is always seen between the sch…

LAKE STATION — On December 2nd the Lady Spartans traveled up north to play against the Lake Station Lady Eagles. Coming into the game the Lady Spartans were 1-5 coming up against the Lake Stat…

MONON — The North Newton wrestling team traveled to North White for the 2019 Invitational. Coach Bruce Cunningham, along with the team had high expectations coming into the meet. Coming into t…

There’s hardly a day when I’m fishing on Lake Michigan that one of the people fishing with me doesn’t point off in one direction or another and ask, “What’s that floating over there?” More often than not, it’s a balloon. If I can make the turn, I adjust my course and scoop up the derelict floaters.

There have always been fishing contests of one sort of another. Perhaps it was just a wager between friends fishing together which awards a buck on who catches the first fish, or the largest. But in 1967, when Ray Scott founded the Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society — complete with a tournamen…

Actually, the title would be better, but longer, if I wrote, “Can Three Rs Save Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Other Traditional Outdoor Activities?” Based both on the sales of licenses for activities, which requires a license and other polls, either expressed as actual numbers or as a perce…

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FRANKLIN, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Franklin on Tuesday, December 10th and is conveniently located next to BMV and just east of Johnson Memorial Health Hospital. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of Indiana.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Notes due 2030 (together with the 2024 Notes, the "Notes"). The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to redeem or satisfy and discharge the entire $700 million of the Company's 5.125% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") in accordance with the indenture governing the Company's 2021 Notes and for general corporate purposes.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Steuben County Commissioner Lynne Liechty, R-North District, was elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Northeast District during the annual conference last week. Her peers have selected her to represent them.

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The holiday season is full of plans and activities that make December incredibly hectic. If you are the average American, tax considerations and financial adjustments are pretty low on your holiday to-do list. However, you are not the average American — you enjoy saving money, are diligent in seeking ways to save, and excellent at following through with your plans. We can help by offering these potential money-saving tips to take to save on this year's taxes.

  1. Make Maximum Retirement Contributions – If you can afford to do so, max out your contributions to tax-deferred savings plans. For the 2019 tax year, maximum annual Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contributions are $6,000 with an additional $1,000 allowed as a "catch-up" contribution for taxpayers who are at least fifty years old. 401(k) plan annual contribution limits are $19,000 with an extra $6,000 catch-up allo...

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The end of the year is full of activities. Family, school, and work obligations can keep you running constantly, without the time to consider other important things – such as whether you have used all of the health care and dental plan benefits covered by your insurance.

Are insurance concerns not high on your holiday list? They probably aren't, but you could be wasting money by not reviewing your insurance usage before the holiday madness starts in earnest.

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Christmas Shipping Can Still Be Free

Are you a procrastinator who hasn't started your holiday shopping yet? If not, are you still hunting for deals even after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday? In any case, you still want to take advantage of online bargains and free shipping offers.

You're in luck, thanks to Free Shipping Day on Saturday, December 14. Luke Knowles, the founder of Free Shipping Day and the corresponding website FreeShippingDay.com says that he created the holiday ten years ago "to cater to procrastinating shoppers like myself."

Prior to Free Shipping Day, consumers tended to stop online shopping in early December, worrying that if they waited any longer their packages might not arrive on time. Knowles knew that retailers were capable of economically delivering mid-December orders by Christmas Eve, and created an annual e...

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Fall is here. It's time for thinking about cooler weather, Thanksgiving, falling leaves – and taxes? With a new tax code in place, a few hours spent on your taxes now can produce benefits in April with the savings of both time and money. The following tips may be able to help you achieve those goals.

Organize Your Files – Which documents do you need to file your taxes? Start with last year's tax filing and see how many forms still apply. List all the additions that you may require and gather all the supporting documents that you need to back up itemized deductions.

Don't forget to include W-2 and 1099 forms for all sources of income, especially if any part of your income comes through freelance work. Other forms that may apply are a 1095 form to verify health care coverage purchased through the marketplace, 1098 forms for various forms of interest and tuition pay...

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Credit freezes are one of the most valuable tools in your identity theft protection toolbox. When a credit freeze is placed on your account, lenders can't access your credit history to assess your risk and are unlikely to approve loans or other forms of credit.

You're in control. Unfreeze (thaw) your accounts whenever you want to apply for credit and re-apply the freeze when you're done. Thanks to recent legislation, all credit freezes and thaws are now free of charge, making them convenient for all consumers.

You probably know that you must apply individual freezes with each of the three major credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion). You may also know to place a credit freeze with Innovis, the fourth and less-publicized credit reporting agency.

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If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”

While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins

In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

CHICAGO - You can put it on the board - yes! Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, whose 42 years as a major league broadcaster included 33 with the White Sox, is the winner of the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2020 Ford C. Frick Award. The selection by a panel of the 11 living past Frick honorees and four historians/columnists was announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. Harrelson, 78, who retired in ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Six Indian citizens pleaded guilty to a visa fraud conspiracy after a federal government sting ensnared hundreds of foreign students at a fake university, according to government officials. The six men recruited students to the "University of Farmington" in Michigan, which was set up by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and staffed with undercover agents, court ...

MEXICO CITY - As paintings go, it is tiny - about the size of a cereal box. But the controversy it has incited is huge. There, riding bareback on a white horse, is Emiliano Zapata, the Mexican revolutionary leader who, with his big mustache and steely gaze, has long been a symbol here for a certain kind of tough masculinity. The painting challenges that image. In it, Zapata strikes a sensual ...

BALTIMORE - Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Heard received medical attention Wednesday after a defendant threw a metal water pitcher at her as she presided over his sentencing hearing in a downtown courtroom, striking her "somewhere around the middle of her forehead," court and sheriff's officials confirmed. Heard, who remained conscious, immediately recessed the courtroom to seek medical ...