KENTLAND — The Kentland Rotary Club awarded $5,000 in adult scholarships for the 2020 school year for the following scholarship recipients Michelle Miller, Kentland; Jaqueline Flores, Kentland; Elizabeth Garing, Kentland; Kelley Roberts, Goodland; and Olivia Roberts, Goodland.

MOROCCO — The meeting of the North Newton Board of School Administrators took place at Morocco Elementary this month. While the corporation office and board room are already housed on the second floor of the building, this meeting took place in the heart of the school – the cafeteria. Studen…

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LAKE VILLAGE — A fire Monday morning destroyed a mobile home in the 10 Oaks Mobile Home Park with several fire departments on scene to extinguish the flames. Lincoln, Lake and Keener Twp. Fire Departments all responded to the fire shortly before noon.


KENTLAND — Brook resident, Kyle D. Conrad, has filed for re-election to the office of Newton County Commissioner, District 1, on the Republican ticket for the upcoming May 5th Primary Election. Conrad has served as commissioner since 2013.

MOUNT AYR — It has been almost a year since Mt. Ayr was bequeathed money for water and/or sewer updates from the estate of former resident, Helen Kraud.

KENTLAND — John Cook presented a program to the Kentland Rotary Club about the strange and amazing tale of Lurancy Vennum from the book “The Watseka Wonder” written by Dr. E.W. Stevens who observed and help treat the nature of her illness or possession in 1878.

Newton County- On Sunday, January 12, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Trooper Brian Runyon responded to a single vehicle crash in Newton County.  Preliminary investigation by Trooper Runyon revealed that a black, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Andrew Kepchar, 29, from Crown Point, IN, was t…


MOROCCO — A partnership between the Town of Morocco and the Newton County Economic Development Commission (NCEDC) could result in new businesses downtown as well as a new residential development on the west side.

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MOROCCO — Members of the Newton County Regional Water and Sewer District (NCRWSD) spoke to the Newton County Council Jan. 10 to introduce its plans to extend water and sewer utilities north up to SR 10 and measure the council’s interest in funding the project.