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RENSSELAER — Saturday, June 15, marks the official one-year anniversary of the Little Coffee Shop on 231, located along Washington Street in the heart of downtown Rensselaer. The anniversary was celebrated Friday with a ribbon cutting put on by the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce and other lo…

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Smokey Joe is a DSH approximately three years old, and he is neutered. He is a very clean guy who keeps his cage tidy and likes to take naps. He is very calm, lovable and likes to cuddle. If you are interested in Smokey Joe please come and meet him at the shelter.

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“124 Years of the Good Life, Two Weeks at a Time” is the title of Linda Emerson’s new story of Fountain Park Chautauqua, coming up on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. The story will be told at the Jasper County Historical Society Museum at 479 North Van Rensselaer St., as part of the society’s an…

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County commissioner Kendell Culp has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds.

Every year Men’s Health Week is celebrated in the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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DEMOTTE — Mediacom Communications presented Aubrey Toppen, a 2019 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program. The award recognizes the DeMotte resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.

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Sometimes, the best sun sets are those that come after a thunderstorm; where the sun breaks through the clouds, the light glistening on the rain drenched earth with a rainbow cast overhead; a sure sign that at the end of the day, trial, or storm, everything is not only okay, but beautiful. T…

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WHEATFIELD — As the main gymnasium at Kankakee Valley High School filled with friends and family, a video played of seniors thanking the many people who have helped them through their lives up to graduation day, including teachers, parents, grandparents and family. The video was the creation…

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DeMOTTE — DeMotte resident Sharon Colee has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Touch of Dutch parade and festival happening in August. Colee is the executive director of the Jasper County Community Services and is an advocate for the aging and the community. She has been with the J…

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JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 West for a traffic violation.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. The driver was identified as Brandon Harrison, 34, who currently has no permanent address. His passe…

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A special birthday bash will be held at 1 p.m., on June 19 in honor of the 70th anniversary of LaRue Pool in Brookside Park. Food, games and music will be available to enjoy for a $1 admission.

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MONTICELLO — White County residents will have the chance to find out if they have any unclaimed property during a visit from a mobile unit sent from the Indiana Attorney General’s Office next week.

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RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Police Department recently investigated complaints of criminal mischief done in the 400 block of North Cullen Street. This is according to information from the RPD.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 West for a traffic violation.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. …

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

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A four-term central Indiana congresswoman, who competed against Gov. Eric Holcomb for the 2016 Republican gubernatorial nomination, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election next year to the U.S. House — or run for any other office.

CHICAGO - There's an acute need for another starter on the Yankees, but that hasn't stopped them from adding more offensive firepower. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is heading to the Yankees via trade from the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan. A former three-time All-Star, the right-handed hitting Encarnacion, 36, is currently leading the AL with 21 home runs and is ...

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru - For more than a decade, authorities turned a blind eye to the sprawling illegal gold mine in southeastern Peru that had become a national embarrassment but fueled the local economy. The area, known as La Pampa, stretches across 40 square miles of what used to be old-growth Amazon forest. Now it's a desertlike wasteland, gouged with toxic mud pits. It's a place where ...

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Four Democrats hoping to be their party's presidential nominee in 2020 promised at a forum Saturday to improve the economic status of blacks, while also defending themselves against criticism they aren't doing enough to win over black voters, the South Carolina Democratic Party's largest voting bloc. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., told reporters in Charleston that ...

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan voters go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and other lawmakers in this former Cold War battleground that Washington now views through the prism of two key strategic concerns - U.S.-bound illicit immigration and drug trafficking. Sandra Torres, a former first lady who has denied allegations of illicit campaign funding from an unsuccessful 2015 ...