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Robert and Catherine Hanna of Rensselaer, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Danielle Hanna, to Eric Charles Seaman, son of Kevin and Charla Seaman of Cicero and Noblesville, IN, respectively.

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JASPER COUNTY — The Richard A. Angle Memorial Scholarship, as it was originally named, was established in 2005 as a scholarship fund for South Newton High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in an agriculture related field. Since 2005, fourteen South Newton graduating seniors have be…

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RENSSELAER — Julie Koczan, a social worker for Franciscan Health Rensselaer, was asked to speak to the city’s chamber of commerce about the suicide prevention plan known as “Question, Persuade, Refer” — or QPR.

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

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RENSSELAER — Residents gathered at the eMbers Venue Thursday to take part in a town hall event covering numerous topics of concern to local communities.

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Harley is nine weeks old and is as cuddly as they come. He is the shy guy out of his sisters, but would love to lay in your lap and be the center of attention. If you think you can give Harley the life he deserves, please come to the shelter to meet him.

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RENSSELAER — Started in 2010, the America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, have been dedicated to partnering with farmers to strengthen rural communities. The programs provide funding for ag scholarships, nonprofit donations and school STEM grants. Since inception the program…

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Jerry Souders, who was wanted on a warrant for charges including burglary, theft and criminal Recklessness, fled police Thursday at 7:15 a.m., from the 700 block of E Harrison St. Later that day, and after putting out requests for assistance from the community, Souders was re-captured.

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The end of summer can only mean one thing, school is back in session. School buses will be back on the road and troopers with the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post will be hitting the roads to watch for stop arm violations. High visibility enforcement will be used to encourage motorists to…

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RENSSELAER — Crossroads CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Director, Katie Hall, received recognition from the Indiana Supreme Court Justices for her service to the Indiana Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Guardian Ad Litem / Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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DEMOTTE — The Kankakee Valley School Board of Trustees met Monday night after a public hearing on collective bargaining in deciding teachers’ wages. An update on the athletic fields was presented to the board, including an opportunity for the board to consider adding storage for hand tools a…

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RENSSELAER — Eleven individuals, ranging from citizens to city employees and first responders, were awarded life-saving citations Monday for actions which kept alive a grateful Rensselaer man early last month.

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DeMOTTE — As the summer season was coming to a close, a new opening was being introduced at the Touch of Dutch Festival this year. Rick Klompmaker, a shoemaker from Holland, Michigan, visited us at the festival to demonstrate the art of wooden shoemaking. This was Rick’s first year at the To…

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WHEATFIELD — The Kankakee Valley High School Interact Club, a Rotary sponsored club, recently collected its one millionth drink tab to donate to the Chicago Ronald McDonald House, but they are not done yet. The group will be at the DeMotte McDonalds on Wednesday, Aug. 28 between 5 and 8 P.M.…

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FAIR OAKS — Fair Oaks Farms officials said the first harvest from its apple orchard, which the company described as being “four years in the growing,” has been collected.

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On Aug. 24, 1919, Jaradean “Jane” Vernice was born to Jess and Effie Wynkoop. Jane was one of nine siblings. She married Leo Ambrose Stalbaum on June 28, 1946. This year marks her 100th birthday, a birthday that took 10 decades to reach; 100 years of memories; 100 years of life.

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JASPER COUNTY — Erica Luchik of the Indiana Invasive Initiative will be doing free landowner surveys and management plans for Jasper County residents Aug. 13 —20.

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Jerry Souders, who was wanted on a warrant for charges including burglary, theft and criminal Recklessness, fled police Thursday at 7:15 a.m., from the 700 block of E Harrison St. Later that d…

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RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Police Department announced this week that it is joining approximately 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Ge…

SEATTLE - Angie Mentink was already a trailblazer, so it's only fitting she played for the Silver Bullets, the professional women's baseball team that played around the country from 1994-97. In high school, she played football, and in college, she helped start the Washington softball program, becoming the team's first big star. But the dream for Mentink, known as Angie Marzetta as a Husky, was ...

BALTIMORE - In the trailer for the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic "Harriet," the abolitionist, played by actress Cynthia Erivo, is seen carrying and firing a firearm in multiple scenes. Here, she's shooting a handgun as she flees on the back of a horse. There, she's pointing it at a threat as she shelters a girl in her arms. Over there, she's aiming a long gun and leading a pack of Union ...

And you thought NFL rules were overly draconian? The top two female finishers at a 2020 Tokyo Games triathlon test event got DQ'd for staging "a contrived finish" - holding hands while crossing the finish line. Clemson, not to be outdone, self-reported a violation to the NCAA for "impermissible use of confetti" during a football recruit's campus visit. ___ Headlines - At TheOnion.com: ...

DETROIT - What do you say to a person who has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer? On Wednesday afternoon, after Jay Allen told the remaining fans filing out of Comerica Park to travel safe and come back soon, I told him I was sorry for waiting until now to introduce myself. Mostly, I was sorry he has to deal with this. Allen, a couple weeks shy of his 60th birthday and just five months ...