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RENSSELAER — Neighbors, drivers and first responders all breathed a collective sigh of relief Friday when they found out a bizarre accident, which did significant property damage to a house southeast of Rensselaer, hadn’t harmed anyone.

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RENSSELAER — While speaking Wednesday at the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Jasper County Economic Development Executive Director Stephen Eastridge detailed a plan to keep the county and the region economically healthy.

INDIANAPOLIS — 4-year-old children across rural Indiana now have an opportunity to prepare for school, thanks to funding from the state legislature. Waterford UPSTART was introduced to help families without access to On My Way PreK or who can’t afford preschool in their area. Without this pr…

LOWELL — A semi lost control Sunday afternoon on I-65 north bound at the 236-mile marker (this approximately four miles south of the Lowell exit), which brought Sunday traffic to a stop.

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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…

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.

LAFAYETTE — Junior Achievement of Greater Lafayette, which empowers young people to own their economic success through work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, announces the appointment of their new Executive Director, Jen Edwards.

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RENSSELAER — Wabash Valley Alliance, the community mental health center, was officially rechristened recently as Valley Oaks Health at an open house event.

LAFAYETTE — Food Finders Food Bank announced last week a $4,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to North Central Indiana families. The funds will be used to support the operating costs of Food Finders’ Food Resource & Education Center (FREC). The FREC house…

DeMOTTE — The firefighters and their families enjoyed a catered meal followed by a “wetting ceremony” and awards Tuesday night at the fire station on 15th St. (SR 10). The wetting ceremony goes back to the horse and buggy days, when a fire station would receive a new pump, it would wet down …

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DeMOTTE — No time to travel around and see the automotive history of Indiana? Well, don’t worry, the newest participant at the annual Touch of Dutch Festival will bring some of Indiana’s history to you. On Aug. 9 and 10, the Auto Indiana exhibition known as History on Wheels will be set up i…

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is pleased to remind new Hoosiers about a law making their move to Indiana a little easier. Effective July 1, 2019 there is no longer a requirement for individuals moving to Indiana from another state who hold a valid driver’s license in th…

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RENSSELAER — Friends of the late Jeff Goad, who passed away in December 2018, have organized a memorial 5K run they hope will become an annual event.