MOUNT AYR — The Newton County Historical Society visited a building from the pinnacle of Mt. Ayr’s past. The building, owned and restored by resident and Building Commissioner, Dan Thomas, marks a chapter in Mt Ayr’s long standing history. Since obtaining the building, formerly the Mt. Ayr G…
BROOK — Brook is making progress on water and drainage issues. Nick Snodgrass reported on the strategies and advancements for the continuation of the water problem investigations. He put a catch basin in to fix the tile on West Washington Street and repaired tiles on Fletcher Street that wer…
BROOK — On the same ground that more than 25,000 spectators stood nearly 111 years before, a dedication ceremony took place Sept. 14 immortalizing the 1908 Taft President Kickoff Rally held at George Ade’s Hazelden.
LAKE VILLAGE — Ten enthusiastic Lake Village Elementary students met and got to work on their robot Sept. 11 as part of the school’s first robotics team — the Tiger Bots.
THAYER — The Newton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a female driver of a blue sedan that may have witnessed a fatal motorcycle crash at approximately 6:49 p.m. Sept. 14 in Thayer.
RENSSELAER — October 9 is Spotlight on Seniors Day in Jasper and Newton Counties. Purdue Extension, along with Franciscan Health and the County Health Departments are hosting the second annual Senior Expo at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.
FAIR OAKS — The Economic Development Directors for both Jasper and Newton County got together and made a proposal for the Indiana Economic Development Association to come to Fair Oaks Farms for its annual conference, a first for the counties and northwest Indiana. Among the other proposals g…
According to the bylaws of the Newton County REMC, it is the duty of the Board of Directors to appoint a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than ten (10) members who shall be selected so as to give equitable representation on the committee to the represent…
MOROCCO — With more than 40 educators in attendance, most of them wearing “Red for Ed”, the North Newton School Corporation staff and administration along with the school board stood united in a special meeting Sept. 9 to discuss state funding for education and the need for legislative change.
NEWTON COUNTY — After lower than expected initial scores from the state’s new standardized test, called Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network or better known as ILEARN, legislators have called for a “hold harmless” resolution.
ROSELAWN — This past Saturday, a community of believers came together to worship God and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ at the 2019 Community Church Bandfest, which was located in the parking lot of the Roselawn True Value store in Newton County.
BROOK — The President of the United States once stood in Newton County, once kicked off his campaign right outside Brook, once made the ground beneath our feet the most important place to be in the nation, even if only for a day.
KENTLAND — A lawsuit has been filed claiming the Newton County Commissioners failed to follow statutory procedure in its decision to change the zoning for 1881 Ranch, a planned private gun club on the eastern edge of Newton County in Jackson Township.
LAKE VILLAGE — The Lake Village Presbyterian Women are hosting their annual Fall Breakfast Bake, Craft, and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, September 14 at the Lake Village Presbyterian Church located at 9412 North 300 West Lake Village, Indiana.
KENTLAND — If the first few days are any indication, the new Gaga Pit that was built as part of David Hamilton’s Eagle Scout project will be a huge hit.
KENTLAND — Six South Newton Elementary students accepted and conquered the “Sharpen the Saw” Challenge over the summer as part of the school’s teachings of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
KENTLAND — The Newton County Commissioners gave their blessing to the Newton County Childcare Coalition to proceed with plans on creating high-quality early childhood education opportunities in the county with a priority of establishing a childcare center in Goodland.
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KENTLAND — Teachers, coaches, and long-time athletic and community supporters petitioned the South Newton School Board to name the high school gym in honor of coach Mike Hall for his exemplary service and unique standard of excellence to the school and the athletics programs.
EARL PARK — The Earl Park Fall Festival is very fortunate to have Ken Stone on the roster for managing the bluegrass portion of the events. He first came to the festival as an instrumentalist in 1979, and he’s been coming almost every year since. For the last 15 years he’s been the chairman …
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — At an all-staff meeting Aug. 30, News-Gazette Media CEO John Reed announced to employees that an agreement has been signed to sell substantially all of its assets to the family-owned Champaign Multi Media Group LLC, an affiliate company of Community Media Group.
MOROCCO — Starting in the spring of 2022, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin draining J.C. Murphey Lake in the Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area as part of a periodic renovation.
KENTLAND — While plans for a new firehouse in Kentland hit a small bump in the road earlier this month, homegrown fundraising efforts have kept the project’s focus on track.