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GOODLAND — The annual music festival that raises money to help area veterans is going on as planned as four crowd favorite tribute bands will highlight the stage at the 7th annual Goodstock – Operation Restoring Hope Music Festival Aug. 15 at Foster Park.

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KENTLAND — South Newton Schools will return to face-to-face instruction on August 13, according to the original approved calendar date. South Newton, like several other schools, finished last year through remote learning, leaving the schools on March 13th.

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KENTLAND — On August 4, 2020, Newton County EMA and the Town of Kentland completed a telephone conference with representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Indiana Department of Homeland Security. The conference regarded the continued disaster declaration request to the SBA…

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MOROCCO — Several years ago, co-working spaces became popular in cities across the country for its accessibility and convenience. However, starting a co-working center in a small town has always been looked at with doubt and hesitation. That changed in Newton County July 29 with a ceremonial…

If you think saying the word “bobolink” is fun, you’d be right! Even more fun is seeing the bird itself.

If there’s one silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it could be the training of the masses to wash their hands often, use sanitizer and to employ other techniques to avoid or diminish potential contact with contaminated surfaces. Hopefully, these are lessons and practices which will remai…

KENTLAND — Newton County Clerk Jessica Firkins would like to remind voters of Newton County that Petitions of Nomination and Consent for School Board Offices may be filed in the Clerk’s Office now through August 21, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A pair of Newton County farms have been awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.

EARL PARK — By order of the Governor, masks will be required in the library as of July 27th. With the community’s needs in mind during these often uncertain times, Earl Park Public Library wishes to remind you that they offer free Wi-Fi available at the library. They have also recently expan…

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) wants to remind Hoosiers that the deadline to apply for energy assistance in Program Year 2020 is on July 31st. In addition to the standard Energy Assistance Program (EAP) benefit, a one-time payment of $350 is al…

NEWTON COUNTY — The Newton County Extension Homemakers play an important role in local children going back to school. Each year, backpacks filled with all grade level’s necessary supplies are filled and distributed to the local elementary and middle schools, as well as, organizations that as…

“I always use 20-pound-test line when fishing for..” It doesn’t matter what, catfish, salmon, carp; the point is, the person making that claim always uses line 20 with a breaking strength — often called “test.”

WEST LAFAYETTE — Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. But the exact role service dogs play in the day-to-day lives of veterans — and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform — is less known.

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BROOK — Eight years ago, the group who envisioned the Brook Community Meals would have never imagined a line of cars stretching across town from the alley behind the Brook United Methodist Church waiting to pick up carry-out dinners and desserts. But when the State of Indiana went under a st…