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RENSSELAER — Sheriff Pat Williamson came before the Jasper County Council Tuesday night asking for an additional appropriation of $18,000 to pay for the detention center and sheriff’s office utilities through 2019. He said this is something the sheriff has to do each year because it is hard …

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.

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RENSSELAER — Several utility poles were damaged in two separate instances which took place at the beginning of this week, involving Nitco drop lines.

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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 of speed going northbound on U.S. 231 near County Rd. 400 North. The deputy pulled the vehicle over …

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Raven is an eight-week-old DSH female. She weighs about two pounds. Raven is the most shy of her siblings but does like to be petted. This adorable kitten would like to win your heart and come home with you.

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RENSSELAER — The committee overseeing Rensselaer’s Safe Halloween event is still requesting volunteers and candy donations before the event takes place Sunday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

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RENSSELAER — Alliance Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief Kenny Haun said that most or all of the funds will likely be put toward the department’s fundraiser for new Hurst tools, commonly known as the “jaws of life.”

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WHITE COUNTY – White County communities were recently awarded more than $667,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to state Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston).

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RENSSELAER — With help from city leaders, members of Tri-County Bible Church and members of the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, the GracePoint Resource Center opened with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon.

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RENSSELAER — Internet service was down for many in Rensselaer Monday night and most of Tuesday, after an oversized vehicle reportedly collided with utility poles and cables near North Cullen Street. Crews from Nitco repaired the damage and service Tuesday afternoon.

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WHEATFIELD — Jasper County REMC and solar professionals met with county first responders to discuss proper safety procedures and explain how the solar panels work to give them an understanding of the electric generating station built on Kankakee Valley School Corp. land.

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Howard Trembly is a 61-year old United States Army Veteran residing in Wheatfield. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Charles and Maime Alumbaugh before relocating to Merrillville at a young age.

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RENSSELAER — A conference for those seeking answers to vital questions about the complexity of the healthcare system will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. The presentation and a free dinner will be held at Jasper County Community Services’ Senior Center in Rensselaer.

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RENSSELAER — The new Jasper Judging Club, a livestock judging group under former Rensselaer Central High School agriculture teacher Ron Wamsley, finished sixth overall and fourth in swine at the Aksarben Livestock Contest last month.

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WHEATFIELD — Although the new tanker/pumper truck was two months late in arriving, the Wheatfield firefighters were happy to have the new truck to show off at their annual pancake dinner Saturday. The truck is a 2019 Freightliner built specifically for the fire department and will be housed …

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RENSSELAER — Local woman Mary Chesak’s now-deceased uncle, Michael Obermeyer, of Lafayette, was a game warden who had at least one major encounter with notorious gangster John Dillinger.

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DEMOTTE — The DeMotte Women’s Circle of Giving met at the Fairchild House to hand out this year’s $6,500 in grant awards. The recipients covered a full range of community organizations and school groups. In all, eight grants were distributed, ranging in amounts from $300 to $2000. Awardees i…

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed to Indiana health officials that a Hoosier in Elkhart County contracted eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The patient died as a result of the infection.

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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 …

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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 …

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 ...