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Lately we have been hearing several reports of problems with vaping. These problems might be illness or something as serious as death. While some might see vaping as a harmless, or even a safer alternative to the once very common practice of smoking, the fact of the matter is vaping is very …

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RENSSELAER — Stace Pickering, project coordinator for Rensselaer’s Parks for People Campaign, recently discussed the design of Brookside Park’s new baseball fields to to the city’s urban forestry council. The council recently received a community and urban forestry assistance grant from the …

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WHEATFIELD — Nineteen-year-old Eugene Uylaki of Wheatfield was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday afternoon for a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, a level 5 felony.

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RENSSELAER — It is only two weeks until the Jasper Newton Senior Expo! This year the Expo will be held at the Jasper County Fairgrounds and feature four classes for attendees. Kristen Williams, senior outreach coordinator for the Indiana Attorney General, will present the first class at 8 a.…

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This is Red. He is a nine-month-old DSH who weighs seven pounds. This big boy is calm, independent, and likes to cuddle. If you think you can give Red a forever home, come and meet him at the shelter with one of the shelter assistants or Shelter Director Mark Sinclair.

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WHEATFIELD — Homecoming can be a momentous week for high schoolers. From earning a spirit stick, to cheering on their fellow peers at a parade, many things can be deemed as significant. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Kankakee Valley High School hosted their annual homecoming parade, along with a new e…

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RENSSELAER — Tim Flinn, Jasper County’s new Veterans Service Officer, is also a U.S. Navy veteran who has seen and done much over a 20-year-career that has taken him to many different locations around the world.

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DEMOTTE — Mark Gust is on a campaign to bring a public dog park to DeMotte. He and his dog, Annabelle, a pitbull, who serves as his service dog, have been to several town council meetings asking the board to help build a dog park so he and his well-behaved dog can go to socialize with other …

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RENSSELAER — Mayor Stephen Wood met with members of the General Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization at city hall recently to proclaim Constitution Week.

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JASPER COUNTY — The Hoosier Scholars 4-H club ended their successful year by winning eight Grand Champions at the Jasper County Fair. Nine of their projects were on display at the 2019 Indiana State Fair. Three club members received National 4-H Awards for their projects. Two 4-Hers were awa…

It's that time of year when individuals are beginning to consider getting their annual flu shot. Jasper County Community Services is extending an opportunity at each of the three senior centers for flu and pneumonia immunizations provided by Walgreens' pharmacies.

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JASPER COUNTY — October 9 is Spotlight on Seniors Day in Jasper and Newton Counties. Purdue Extension, along with Franciscan Health and the county health departments are hosting the second annual Senior Expo at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

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RENSSELAER — In the last nine months, the Franciscan Health Foundation has funded the purchase of multiple pieces of equipment for Franciscan Health Rensselaer. These items will provide an array of services to patients and those entrusted with their care.

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RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central School Board Vice President Julie Koczan recently began work on a project to make free “little libraries” available throughout the city.

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WHEATFIELD — Nineteen-year-old Eugene Uylaki of Wheatfield was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday afternoon for a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, a level 5 felony.

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: Chief justices.

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So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Sept. 11, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”

SEATTLE - After having dipped their toes in the fire a few times but emerging unscathed the first two games of the season, the Seahawks apparently decided to up the difficulty ratio in Week 3 against the Saints and see what would happen if they just fully immolated themselves. The result? One of the more embarrassing home losses in recent Seahawks history, 33-27, against the a Saints team ...

LOS ANGELES - The red carpet got a makeover for the 71st Emmy Awards. On Sunday, some of the biggest names in television arrived at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater in their most elegant looks for the 2019 Emmys. But the carpet itself generated its own buzz for ditching the more traditional shades of red in favor of something more majestic: purple. According to "Good Day LA" anchor Rita Garcia, ...

DETROIT - The UAW is considering staying on strike against General Motors until rank-and-file members approve a tentative agreement, a process that could add more than a week to the length of the work stoppage, the Free Press has learned. No deal has been reached yet. Negotiations continued Sunday as the strike reached its seventh day. Three people familiar with the union's thinking said the ...

LOS ANGELES - Three new wide releases offered an auspicious start to the fall box office season after a lackluster summer failed to recoup the deficit. In first place, Focus Features' "Downton Abbey" film adaptation opened with an impressive $31 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Analysts projected the film would earn around $20 million. The result is the biggest ...