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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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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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FAIR OAKS — The Economic Development Directors for both Jasper and Newton counties made a proposal for the Indiana Economic Development Association to visit Fair Oaks Farms for its annual conference — a first for the counties and northwest Indiana.

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DEMOTTE — No injuries were reported in an accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in front of McDonalds restaurant on Halleck St. According to the police report, Deuanna Schlink, 78, of DeMotte, did not see Debra Primeau, 63, also of DeMotte, when she pulled out of McDonalds to turn north…

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Michele Lintner and Lawrence Urlick met online through the original social media platform, MySpace, in October of 2006. Lawrence, up late one night competing with this friend, Shawn, for the highest number of friends on MySpace, randomly added Michele as his friend. He then sent her a messag…

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This is Cayde. He is a one-year-old male white Husky. He is friendly with people, likes car rides and is affectionate. He is crate trained, but not house broken. He cannot be left alone in the house and likes to chew and jump on things. If you think you can handle this big puppy, come in and…

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DEMOTTE — According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, two local women were arrested on multiple charges stemming from an incident southwest of DeMotte. The women, Angela L. Pullins, 37, of DeMotte, and Roxanna C. Gentz, 33, of Wheatfield, have been charged with robbery, a level 3 felony…

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DeMOTTE — Firefighter Malachi Kristoff of the Keener Township Volunteer Fire Department walked 110 flights of stairs in full bunker gear Wednesday at DeMotte’s Anytime Fitness gym. He did this to honor firefighters who perished while climbing the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. 

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REMINGTON — Artist Cameron Moberg, who is well-known to the Rensselaer community as part of several downtown art projects, will be lending his skills to downtown Remington, starting Sept. 18.

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JASPER COUNTY — With abysmal scores throughout the state, legislators called for a “hold harmless” resolution after replacing the state’s ISTEP+ tests with the new ILEARN test, all administered online.

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WHEATFIELD — Two separate safety grants have been awarded to the Kankakee Valley School Corp. and the Wheatfield Vol. Fire Department. The school safety grant comes from Homeland Security, which administers the grants. Wheatfield Fire received a safety grant from NiSource-NIPSCO to be used f…

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RENSSELAER — Northwest Indiana was the “stomping grounds” for country groups that took the area by storm in the 1960s through the 1980s. Nelson Wynn and George Huskisson are well known musicians today, as well as part of some of the groups that toured and played country music to audiences ac…

HAMMOND — A federal judge is delaying for another three months a decision on whether to exonerate former Portage Mayor James E. Snyder or sentence him to prison.

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: Stop the bleed.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to revoke a decades-old rule that empowers California to set tougher car pollution standards than those required by the federal government - putting the state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a path to years of fighting in court. The move, which has been in the works for much of the last three years, seeks to erase the ...

WASHINGTON - One of Joe Biden's proudest childhood accomplishments was a five-minute speech to his all-boys Catholic high school in Delaware. The assignment was routine - a public-speaking requirement for all students. But for Biden, it was a triumph in a long struggle to overcome a debilitating stutter. That struggle led him to brawl with schoolyard bullies, to memorize and recite Irish ...

SAN FRANCISCO - Juul Labs Inc., America's largest e-cigarette brand, only started selling its nicotine vaporizers online in China last week, but the products have already disappeared from stores without explanation. The Juul vaping devices and nicotine pods in a range of flavors, including mint, mango, creme and Virginia tobacco, had been available on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s Tmall and ...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, quickly clashed on Tuesday with Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who are considering whether to impeach the president over allegations that he obstructed justice by trying to limit the investigation into Russia's election interference. "The American people continue to be sold a false narrative with the ...