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Kay Babcock, at left, speaks with guests at the Newton County Historical Society’s Open House on Friday, Dec. 8. “We do this every year,” Babcock said of the event, which took place at the NCHS’s building in downtown Kentland. “Even Santa came!” PHOTO BY STEVE WILSON

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Maverick Ocampo, age 2, and Anahi Baez, 8, visit with Santa at the Brook Chirstmas Festival on Dec. 9 at Brook United Methodist Church, which was sponsored by both Brook UMC and the Brook Public Library. In addition to each of Santa’s visitors getting a free book, the event also featured gif…

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 The Lady Spartans opened their Season at Benton Central High School on Nov. 21.  Chilly water didn’t stop this team from doing their best and putting 67 points up against BCs 117. Benton Central had no divers which allowed North Newton to sweep the spots.  Brooke Myers edged out her fellow …

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Susan Buck, mother of 2016 murder victim Richard Thomas, was the first of a number of victims’ relatives to speak at the Oct. 23 sentencing hearing of murder suspect Sebastian Wedding. 

Three Newton County men are facing narcotics, weapons and other charges following a July 14 raid in Brook, according to the Newton County Prosecutor's Office. For the complete story see our Ju…

Three Newton County men are facing narcotics, weapons and other charges following a July 14 raid in Brook, according to the Newton County Prosecutor's Office. For the complete story see our Ju…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad.

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire Sebastian Pinera once looked set to easily win the presidential runoff and swing Chile back to the right. Now, the election's outcome is so uncertain analysts say the country could remain on its center-left path.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula — but the North gave no sign of budging on its nu…