WOLCOTT — The Town of Wolcott will host a “Meet the Candidate” night Oct. 21, and residents are encouraged to attend and meet the citizens who are running to represent them.
RENSSELAER — People may one day be faced with health care decisions that can impact the quality of care received. A conference, complete with presentations and a dinner, intended to help provide information for those decision will be coming to Rensselaer soon.
Local & Social Scene
Follow us on Facebook
Special Sections Spotlight
DEMOTTE — The Jasper County Sheriff’s office released information Friday regarding an incident that occurred on Oct. 9. The release states a deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate …
Thursday, October 10
DEMOTTE — Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding a domestic disturbance at a home southwest of DeMotte Oct. 6. Deputies arrived to find a man who identified himself as …
MOROCCO - The last two years the Midwest Conference Championship has been decided by the final game of the year with Tri-County taking on North Newton. The Cavaliers won the first meeting for the conference title, while the Spartans came out on top last year.
RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central senior Hannah Redlin was presented a state championship ring by RCHS athletic director Ken Hickman Friday night during the Bombers' football game with Tipton.
WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley Kougars easily manhandled the visiting Munster Mustangs on Friday night in the final game of the regular season.
RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central coach Chris Meeks was asked to rattle off the names of the true heroes in the Bombers’ 24-7 Hoosier Conference playoff win Friday at the Harrison Athletic Complex.
WHEATFIELD — Kankakee Valley easily advanced at its own Class 3A volleyball sectional Thursday night, dominating River Forest, 3-0.
Back in my school days, my father offered a great piece of advice as I struggled to figure out how I would “make a living” after graduation: “Find a job you would be willing to do for free and then figure out a way to get paid to do it. You may never be rich, but you likely will be happy.”
CALUMET CITY — The latest entry in the south suburban casino sweepstakes aims to put a new gaming facility less than two miles from the Indiana border at the River Oaks shopping center in Calumet City.
State Rep. Mike Aylesworth, R-Hebron, whose House District 11 spans southern Lake and Porter counties, is hosting four town hall meetings Tuesday and Wednesday to speak with his constituents prior to the start of the 2020 legislative session.
Thirty years ago this month the first Hoosier Lottery tickets were sold in Indiana.
A Statehouse study committee declined to make a policy recommendation Friday to address a hospital payment issue triggered when Indiana children covered by Medicaid receive trauma or neonatal emergency care from health providers located in another state.
GARY — A major political shakeup in Gary and Lake County appears to be imminent due to the decision of state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, to run next year for Indiana governor, instead of seeking reelection in Senate District 3.
On Halloween, we all enjoy handing out treats to the little monsters that arrive at our door asking for candy. Unfortunately, some of us have to deal with damage created by larger monsters that arrive at our door asking for trouble.
Vandalism and property damage are just some scary Halloween insurance concerns. You also have to consider the possibility of trick-or-treaters getting hurt on your property or accidents caused by decorations or other holiday accoutrements. Are your insurance policies ready to handle any horrors that the holiday may bring?
Here are some of the most common Halloween events that might trigger an insurance claim.
- Slips and Falls – It is easy for smaller children to trip or slip and hurt themselves, especially with elaborate or clunky costumes that make it hard for them to see clearly or walk normally. Add the an...
We all go through major life changes, both positive and negative. All have the potential to affect your credit, in either a positive or negative way. The outcome depends on how you handle these life events and the corresponding changes.
Consider the following examples.
1. Going to College – College is more than four years of fun – it's an investment in your future. Is your degree likely to result in a job that pays enough to cover your student loans?
You can build credit by making all student loan payments on time or ruin your credit through missed payments and excessive spending. If you need help, income-based repayment plans and other assistance programs are available.
2. Changing Your Marital Status – Your credit scores won't blend after marriage, but activity on joint accounts will affect both credit sco...
Most of us worry about job security at one time or another, but job safety is also a concern for some.
You shopped around to find the credit card with the best annual percentage rate (APR) for your qualifications. Maybe you've got a lower rate than the average – around 17%. The last thing you want to do is incur a penalty APR that ruins your hard work.
If you've missed a credit card payment for at least sixty days, your account may be subject to a higher interest rate known as a penalty APR. The penalty APR represents your increased risk in the card issuer's view – if you've missed one payment, you're more likely to miss other payments.
You can be assessed a penalty APR for reasons other than missed payments, depending on your card issuer's policy. Examples include returned payments, making charges past your credit limit, or defaulting/missing payments on a different account with the same card issuer.
Penalty APRs can be up to 29.99%, but may be lower depending on your card's terms and your creditworthiness. Review the terms and conditions section of you...
To some of us, Halloween is an enjoyable time to dress up our children and/or ourselves, carve scary pumpkins, decorate our home with spooky effects, gorge on treats, and spend the next morning jogging off a candy binge. To others, it is a time to figure out how much candy they need to have on hand to avoid cleaning toilet paper out of their trees the next morning.
Regardless of what you do the morning after Halloween, with these simple steps you can wake up with a thicker wallet than usual, and not just from hiding Hershey's Kisses in it.
- Buy Bulk Candy – You can save tremendous money by buying individually wrapped bulk candy instead of the overpriced brand name assortments at your grocery store or pharmacy. Do make sure that you buy individually wrapped candies; parents will (and should) shy away from letting their children try loose candies because of tampering concerns.
- Make Your Own Costumes – It take...
Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.
Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.
Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.
We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.
No hats, scarves, mittens or heavy coats are needed by these holiday carolers.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong police swept through a popular shopping district late Sunday afternoon, catching anti-government protesters, tourists and ordinary residents up in a clearance operation that saw scores hit by tear gas and water cannon. Bystanders could be seen fleeing the scene as dozens of police vehicles drove down a major thoroughfare in some of the densest neighborhoods in the world, ...
DALLAS - A tornado moved through Dallas Sunday night after it was first reported in the Love Field area and moved east, leaving heavy damage and debris in its wake. No tornado warnings were still in effect as of 10:02 p.m., but severe storms that could bring strong winds and hail were still moving through Dallas County, as well as Collin, Hunt and Kaufman counties, according to the National ...
DETROIT - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison was on the ground in pain, pounding his fist in frustration. Doctors and trainers surrounded him on the turf Sunday in Ford Field. On the bench, linebacker Jarrad Davis was getting his ankle taped. Cornerback Darius Slay and running back Kerryon Johnson were out with hamstring injuries. The Lions looked beaten up and beaten down as ...
Sometimes exceptional travel experiences simply demand a repeat. After visiting the magnificent Lake Geneva area of Switzerland a few years ago, my husband, Tony, and I resolved to return to this beautiful country to continue our voyage of discovery. This time around we opted to visit the Canton of Bern, famous for its jaw-dropping Alpine scenery, and the cosmopolitan and historical city of ...