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A special meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners on the afternoon of May 17 resulted in a shift in leadership and direction of a key highway department.

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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.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Evansville Regional Airport is planning a nearly $12.4 million redesign of its airport terminal which will include a single security line, an updated food service area and more amenities for families and children.


BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a phosphoric acid spill in central Indiana prompted road closures and the evacuation of the immediate area nearby.


AURORA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured when a semi-truck crashed into an Indiana Department of Transportation mowing crew along a highway in southeastern Indiana.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Quick Draw Evening" game were:


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


A Morocco woman is facing 15 felony and 15 misdemeanor charges for running a dangerous puppy mill in Newton County.

A traffic stop resulted in a high-speed pursuit, which extended from Newton County into Lake County early Monday afternoon.


Pat Gorecki, the woman who was on site when Newton County officials raided an underground puppy mill in Lake Village last week, has a long history of alleged animal cruelty.


Newton County officers uncovered a bizarre and disturbing scene last Tuesday afternoon while conducting a second raid in as many years on what is believed to be another hidden puppy mill.

North Newton School Superintendent Destin Haas was arrested Friday night by Fowler police (Benton County) for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container in the vehicle.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local):


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The 2017 Ioniq Hybrid is Hyundai's fuel-efficient challenger to the Toyota Prius, America's best-selling gasoline-electric hybrid.


NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former anchor Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that "sock puppet" Twitter accounts were set up to harass her were false.


DETROIT (AP) — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market.

Poor wheat.

OMAHA - Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Omaha on Tuesday as the ribbon was cut on the new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Food. We don’t really give it a lot of thought. We just get used to the cycle of becoming hungry and then shoving something down so we can keep going with our busy schedules. This is very apparent at our places of work as we grab that candy bar for a quick “pick me up” or bury our face in that bag of potato chips when we get stressed because the boss just got after us.

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The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television's "Mister Rogers" for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic children's show.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday.

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…