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…

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

We all know that getting out in nature is great for our health, but sometimes our busy schedules make it difficult to find the time to get our “green time”. Fear not, it’s really much easier that you might think – because green time is all around you!

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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.