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January 17th  - Wednesdays are Wacky at the Brook Public Library! Children in grades K-5 can join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for games, crafts, snacks, learning, fun and more.

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Did you get a new bird feeder for Christmas?  Wild Birds Unlimited, a chain of nationally franchised “bird feeder” stores reported brisk sales this holiday season. Do you have that new bird feeder sitting on your porch, deck, garage or some other place as much to get it out of the way as to …

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North Newton hosted Delphi wrestlers on January 13, 2018.  There was an exhibition match between Krista Lynn and Delphi Courtney Brown before the meet started. Working hard though out the match Krista was unable to get the win. Each school had weight classes they were unable to fulfill thus …

For Billy and Karen Harris of Brook, this past Dec. 29 held a very special meaning.

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LeAnn Sale, candidate for Newton County Auditor, was at the Newton County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 to file for the upcoming primary.

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Are you looking for tools to strengthen your family and help your child reach their goals?  Parents want to protect their children, but it’s challenging. Youth need skills to help them resist  peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors.  Research shows that protective parenting improves fam…

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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST /1 PM EST/ TODAY... * WHAT... SNOW OCCURRING. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE... PORTIONS OF AND NORTHWEST INDIANA AND CENTRA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN INDIANA... KANKAKEE RIVER AT SHELBY AFFECTING LAKE AND NEWTON COUNTIES .THE PRESENCE OF ICE IN THE RIVER IS BACKING UP WATER AND ADDING NEARLY 2 FT TO WHAT THE OPEN-WATER STAGE WOULD BE. IF THIS ICE-…

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INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Transportation is scheduling a full call-out of plow trucks throughout the state in anticipation of icy conditions during Friday morning's commute. Weather forecasts are calling for rain, followed by freezing rain and snow. 

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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ FRIDAY... * WHAT... MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. TOTAL SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A LIGHT GLAZE ARE EXPECTED. * WHE…

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Of her time working for the Town of Morocco, Town Utility Clerk Melissa Pass said that she is happy to have been able to serve the town, calling it a “family based environment.”

ALERT! Over the past few days, unknown callers, claiming to be affiliated with NIPSCO, have been contacting customers demanding payment through a prepaid card. These calls are NOT from us or anyone affiliated with us.Remember these tips to protect yourself and your personal information from …

Kentland, IN 1/8/2018– South Newton High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Rebels athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award…

Little Wigglers continues this winter at the Brook Public Library every Monday at 4:00 pm. Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers can stop in to read, wiggle and groove in this motor and sensory skills based program. Call 219-275-2471 for more information.

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The Brook Public Library has been awarded a $5,500.00 grant from the Newton County Community Foundation to complete their AWE Learning Systems project.

On Sunday, January 7th, Miss Newton County, Logan Glassburn participated in the 2018 Miss Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant. Logan went through a three-day judging process in which she had individual interviews, a prepared speech presentation, and an evening gown competition with on-stage wor…