North Newton Spartan track seniors were honored on the field on Thursday, April 19, just prior to their home meet against Tri-County: Madison Alexander, Ivy Allen, Cole Clinton, Tim Davis, Laney Duranleau, Braden Evans, Ethan Gagnon, Krista Lynn, Billy Papas, Eric Scheeringa, Emma Taylor, Ja…

PHOTO BY DAWN GELLER, INFO. BY LISA KESSLER North Newton Band participated in an ISSMA organizational contest on Friday, April 13 at Hanover Central High School. Under the direction of Craig Redlin the High School was given a Silver Award rating. Congratulations going out to the North Newton…

Seven members and one guest of Northwest Jefferson Homemakers met Wed, April 4 at 1 p.m. carrying in their favorite recipes at the home of Janet L Burton. Lunch followed the club prayer. The secretary will make copies of the recipes for distribution in May. Pat Boldman won the napkin prize.

Sunny Ritchie is looking forward to her and her husband Gene’s 60th anniversary on April 19.

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Mayor John Hamilton is changing the makeup of the Bloomington Parking Commission, a week before the commission is expected to present its findings and make recommendations to improve city parking. Two of the commission’s mayoral appointees, MarDon Salon owner Donna Disque and WonderLab Visitor Services Manager Jennifer Jenkins, have not been invited back to serve … Continue reading Parking commission shakeup concerns some members

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Here’s what we are up to today: I am working on some long-range stories today. I am also following up on approval of a new county affordable housing commission. Kurt is working on long-term stories today as well. Here is a list of the board and commissions that meet today.


NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington. Here's a look at recent events:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.