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MERRIVILLE — With the holidays in full swing, calls from scammers to our homes and businesses posing as NIPSCO employees continue to rise—an issue impacting many energy companies around the United States.

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RENSSELAER — Vicki Dorris, general manager of the Emergency Services Billing Corporation (ESBC), was invited to speak Monday to the Rensselaer City Council to discuss its mission of “assuring adequate funding to support quality and up-to-date emergency services.”

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RENSSELAER — Crowds of locals walked Saturday through Potawatomi Park for the Rensselaer Park’s Department’s first Frosty Fest event, as well as the city’s second Holiday Tree Trail.

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DEMOTTE — Last week, the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce joined two local businesses in a ribbon cutting ceremony for each. On Thursday, The Ci Insurance office celebrated the merger of Consolidated Insurance with Century Insurance to create Ci Insurance located at 824 S. Halleck St. On Friday, …

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DEMOTTE — The Fase Senior Center honored 10 of its participants with a special dinner and program on Dec. 4. All of the 10 honored were age 90 or over with the oldest at 98, and the youngest at 90. A filled room joined in celebrating their long journey that continues through life.

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DeMOTTE — The family of Louis and Hazel Crane, of DeMotte, will celebrate with them for their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lincoln Twp. Fire Station in Thayer. Friends and family are invited to come and chat with the happy couple, share food and fellowship. The famil…

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Meet Cheese, he is a 10-year-old DSH male. He weighs about 15 pounds and definitely will never pass up a treat. Cheese does not mind other cats but prefers calmer dogs. He also likes to be petted. Come meet with Cheese and see if he would be a good fit for you!

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RENSSELAER — Roger Beehler was one of those teachers his students loved and remembered long after their high school days were over. For 25 years, Beehler taught art classes and coached the baseball team at Rensselaer Central High School. Roger Beehler died in 2016 but has remained an inspira…

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MERRILLVILLE – Northern Indiana Public Service Company received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to modify its electric rates effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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DEMOTTE — A DeMotte man was arrested the day after Thanksgiving after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a physical domestic disturbance, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Donald W. Eger, 49, was accused of domestic batter, a Class A misdemeano…

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Nov. 26, regarding a stolen 2000 Ford Ranger truck taken from the Parr area. The caller said the person who took the truck, Paul J. Widup, of DeMotte, did not have permission to take the vehicle. The caller also said Widup ha…

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is still looking at installing new software for the entire local first responder community. The Spillman Flex software, which local offices are eyeing, is used by Lake and Porter counties, and in other counties across the state. Representatives…

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DEMOTTE — A DeMotte man was arrested the day after Thanksgiving after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a physical domestic disturbance, according to a press release…

INDIANAPOLIS — Steuben County Commissioner Lynne Liechty, R-North District, was elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners Northeast District during the annual conference last week. Her peers have selected her to represent them.

San Diego ranked among the top five hotbeds for innovation nationally over a 12-year period, according to a new study that suggests tech clustering has contributed to a growing economic and political divide in the country. The Case for Growth Cities report from Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation calls for a massive federal ...

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that the FBI botched its high-profile investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government efforts to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favor. "The activities we found don't vindicate anyone who touched this," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, describing the findings ...

The Green New Deal resolution now before Congress asserts that there can be no environmental justice without social and economic justice. Its proponents have promised to create quality jobs for low-income people, communities of color, and workers in fossil fuel industries. But the resolution left out one group that desperately needs a place in this new economy: people with criminal records. ...