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RENSSELAER — The city of Rensselaer’s sixth annual Rock the Arts summer music and art festival will be held at Potawatomi Park on this coming Saturday, June 22. Locals are encouraged to visit with each other at the park, between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., to support local art, artists, and public a…

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DeMOTTE — As Threads owners Verl and Jan Van Riessen start the process of closing their DeMotte store after 40 years, the torch is passing onto new proprietors, Kaelyn (Kay) Fisher and Alisa (Lisa) Taylor. They plan to do some renovations of the store and reopen under the new name, KaLi Appa…

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RENSSELAER — Saturday, June 15, marked the official one-year anniversary of the Little Coffee Shop on 231, located along Washington Street in the heart of downtown Rensselaer. The anniversary was celebrated Friday with a ribbon cutting put on by the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce and other l…

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Smokey Joe is a DSH approximately three years old, and he is neutered. He is a very clean guy who keeps his cage tidy and likes to take naps. He is very calm, lovable and likes to cuddle. If you are interested in Smokey Joe please come and meet him at the shelter.

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“124 Years of the Good Life, Two Weeks at a Time” is the title of Linda Emerson’s new story of Fountain Park Chautauqua, coming up on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. The story will be told at the Jasper County Historical Society Museum at 479 North Van Rensselaer St., as part of the society’s an…

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JASPER COUNTY — Dannae Yozman, previously known by the last name of Zylstra, has begun a 12-year-jail sentence, for behavior which resulted in the death of her infant son, Ayden Zylstra.

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County commissioner Kendell Culp has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds.

Every year Men’s Health Week is celebrated in the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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DEMOTTE — Mediacom Communications presented Aubrey Toppen, a 2019 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program. The award recognizes the DeMotte resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.

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MONTICELLO — Veterans, those currently serving and their family members are invited to take part in Monticello’s 15th Honor Our Veterans Boat Parade and Proud to be an American celebration next month.

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MONTICELLO — Veterans, those currently serving and their family members are invited to take part in Monticello’s 15th Honor Our Veterans Boat Parade and Proud to be an American celebration next month.

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Sometimes, the best sun sets are those that come after a thunderstorm; where the sun breaks through the clouds, the light glistening on the rain drenched earth with a rainbow cast overhead; a sure sign that at the end of the day, trial, or storm, everything is not only okay, but beautiful. T…

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WHEATFIELD — As the main gymnasium at Kankakee Valley High School filled with friends and family, a video played of seniors thanking the many people who have helped them through their lives up to graduation day, including teachers, parents, grandparents and family. The video was the creation…

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DeMOTTE — DeMotte resident Sharon Colee has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Touch of Dutch parade and festival happening in August. Colee is the executive director of the Jasper County Community Services and is an advocate for the aging and the community. She has been with the J…

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JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 West for a traffic violation.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 West for a traffic violation.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. …

It is said that having a pet provides many days of joy and happiness and at least one day of sorrow. The loss of a fur baby can be as difficult as the death of a human family member or friend, with each individual processing the grief differently.

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper will have to wait another day to see if his old fans have changed their outlook on him. Monday night's series opener against the Nationals was postponed after a 2-hour, 55-minute rain delay. The game will be made up on Wednesday as part of a split-doubleheader. The first game will begin at 1:05 followed by the second game at 7:05 p.m. The Phillies will return Tuesday ...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in Atlantic City Municipal Court on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend inside a casino, has waived his initial appearance, according to court officials. On Monday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced that it had extended Herrera's administrative leave, which was set to expire Monday, ...

LONDON - He's admitted smoking opium, pledged to revive the most unpopular plan in the history of Britain's Parliament and acknowledged that he has many weaknesses and a lot to learn. But Rory Stewart, the rank outsider in the contest to become Britain's next leader, is suddenly winning support and giving his bigger-name rivals a reason to worry. Officials working for three better-known ...

SAN DIEGO - It's a scene right out of "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss: All that's left is the trunk. A century-old Monterey Cypress tree in La Jolla's Ellen Browning Scripps Park - thought by many locals to be the inspiration for the foliage in Seuss' 1971 story about ecological devastation - fell down last Thursday. City officials are investigating the cause. "The tree was not dead at the time it ...