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JASPER COUNTY — The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services announced Monday afternoon that it will be considering the nomination of Lisa Hershman as chief management officer (CMO) of the Department of Defense next week.

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RENSSELAER — Local police, firefighters and ambulance workers all responded to a semi-vs-car crash at the intersection of U.S. 231 and County Road 700 South Monday afternoon.

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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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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 …

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CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KAR Auction Services Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR) announces three additions to its board of directors -- expanding board diversity and cross-industry expertise. Stefan Jacoby has more than 30 years of automotive industry experience, most recently in mobility ventures. Over his 20-year career, David DiDomenico has managed investment portfolios at various financial firms. Mary Ellen Smith brings extensive knowledge of global operations and digital transformation from her 20 years at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

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MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF), the holding company of MutualBank (the "Bank"), announced today record quarterly net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 was $6.1 million, or $0.71 diluted earnings per common share. This compared to net income available to common shareholders for the same period in 2018 of $5.4 million, or $0.62 diluted earnings per common share. Net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 represents an annualized return on average assets of 1.18% and return on average tangible common equity of 12.65% compared to 1.07% and 12.92%, respectively, for the same period of last year.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2019 of $0.645 per share on outstanding common stock.

Al principio, UC Berkeley fue un “gran choque cultural” para Michael Piña, un nativo de Kerman del central San Joaquin Valley. "La población hispana estaba completamente ausente", recordó Piña de sus primeros días como estudiante de la Universidad de California en Berkeley, "y fue realmente impactante para mí cuántos estudiantes de mi comunidad y con una identidad similar a la mía no están en ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic presidential primary next year, but they will be prohibited from casting ballots for President Donald Trump or any possible Republican challenger, according to information released Monday by state elections officials. Those rules are made by the individual political ...

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday that quickly chewed through at least 30 acres in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades section, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood. Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. Monday to the blaze, which erupted near 500 N. Palisades Drive. The fire, initially reported as about one acre in size, ...

WASHINGTON - Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party was on track to lose roughly half a dozen seats in Atlantic Canada, as expected, as results began to roll in for what is poised to be one of the closest elections in the country's history. The Liberals have won or were leading in 24 of 32 districts, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The ...