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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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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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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 Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be working overtime to ar…

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JASPER COUNTY — The Keener Township Volunteer Fire Department announced Thursday that it had received new SCBA equipment. These new air packs will replace the department’s current models that are now out of date and unable to get their annual tests performed.

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This is Gunner. He is a five-year-old, neutered Shepherd Mix. He weighs about 96 pounds and is heartworm positive. This handsome boy may be too rough with cats but does like them. Gunner knows sit, and shake with both paws. He gets along with dogs too! Come meet this wonderful boy today!

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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…

U.S. Route 36 extends for more than 200 miles through the midsection of Colorado. In the center of the state, it's better known as the Denver-Boulder Turnpike, providing scenic views of the Flatirons to the northwest and downtown Denver to the southeast. Given the potentially groundbreaking research underway at each end, a more appropriate moniker for the turnpike might be Head Trauma Highway. ...

NEW YORK - Mikhail Prokhorov arrived like a James Bond villain, a swashbuckler straight out of a private jet, ready to deliver grand proclamations, spend big money and needle James Dolan. (He once called the Knicks owner, "Little man.") For the first few years of his ownership, Prokhorov was present and fun. He hung a billboard of himself and Jay-Z over Dolan's MSG reading "The Blueprint for ...

In 2017, the NCAA said it wanted to limit "repetitive head impact exposure" by football players during the preseason because of a possible link between those blows and concussions. It prohibited two-a-day practices while adding additional practice days. To track the effects of the rule changes, the NCAA initiated a study in which it measured the head impact sustained during preseason practices ...

LOS ANGELES - He wouldn't be here now if just one thing didn't go so terribly wrong. His single mother's back troubles that required five surgeries and forced him to drop out of high school to get a job installing utility pipes. His suspension from Australian rules football for ordering a fat-burning product that contained traces of a banned substance. His college teammate dying from ...