KENTLAND - The Kentland Rotary Club met on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Kentland Community Center for a noon meal together. Sue Frischie, representing the Newton County 4-H Council, was present to receive a check from the Rotary Pancake Breakfast held last month. All proceeds from the b…

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RENSSELAER — St. Joseph’s College now has several opportunities for students to return to campus early next year, and the college’s alumni association has been meeting with the college’s leadership to discuss its accreditation status.

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.

THAYER — The family of Louis and Hazel Crane, of DeMotte, will celebrate with them for their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lincoln Twp. Fire Station in Thayer. Friends and family are invited to come and chat with the happy couple, share food and fellowship. The family…

HAMMOND — Three new “legends” became the 74th, 75th and 76th inductees to be honored on the South Shore Wall of Legends at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Wall of Legends Project is sponsored by BP Whiting Refinery.

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ROSELAWN — Whenever a great calamity strikes, it leaves scars in its wake. Such was the case 25 years ago when American Eagle Flight 4184 tragically crashed into a soybean field, killing all 68 people aboard. The small community of Roselawn had never before experienced such a horrific loss o…

As 2019 comes to a close, we’re crunching the numbers and finding that it’s been an extremely successful year at Kankakee Sands.

KENTLAND — Four members of the Northwest Jefferson Extension Homemakers sold South Georgia Pecan Company products at Murphy’s Food King from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 25. There was also a drawing to win a free pound of nuts.

NEWTON COUNTY — In an effort to improve the method of getting information out to the public, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office will attempt to do a video program title ON THE ROAD. The intent of ON THE ROAD is to provide information by video that you otherwise may not read.

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KENTLAND — To help out needy families from area communities, South Newton Elementary is hosting its second annual Christmas Giving Tree this year. The tree is already up and full of tags. It is located right inside the school’s entrance across from the main office.

The Holidays are fast approaching and with that comes an increase of recycling and trash. The recycling sites are picked up on a weekly basis but with the Holiday schedule, please remember that the recycle day for your location may be pushed back one day. If the sites are full, please bring …

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MERRILLVILLE – Northern Indiana Public Service Company received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to modify its electric rates effective Jan. 1, 2020.

INDIANA — The Indiana Audubon is offering tips this holiday season for those seeking to see an Indiana snowy owl. Snowy owls rank as one of the most charismatic wildlife species in the world, and the heaviest of North American owls. The usually absent arctic owl only visits Indiana during cy…

KENTLAND — The South Newton Board of School Trustees met last Monday, November 25, to conduct their monthly business. The school is always appreciative of donations, especially around the holidays. The Covenant Federated church generously contributed to the elementary health account, and sev…


MOROCCO — Hundreds of people braved the cold and the high winds for another successful Morocco Christmas celebration Nov. 30.