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RENSSELAER — The northwest outlet of the Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced that State Road 114 will close Monday in Rensselaer for railroad crossing repair between County Road South 150 East and County Road South 20 East. The road will close Monday morning and is antici…

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JASPER COUNTY — The Jasper County Sheriff’s office announced Friday that its first donation of yellow squash went to the Rensselaer Food Pantry, the Northwest Indiana Rural Crisis Center and the Jasper County Recovery House. Over 40 yellow squash and zucchini were reportedly picked and delivered.

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This is Lolly. She is a two-month-old DSH female. This pretty calico likes to be petted and receive attention. She is a little shy at first but will talk to you until she gets to know you. Come visit her if you think she would be a good fit for you.

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JASPER COUNTY — The Jasper County Highway Department is starting a three week chip seal project throughout the county this week. There will be pickup trucks at each end of the road that is being chip sealed and drivers will be directed into a certain lane when coming through the area.

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RENSSELAER — Country music star Chris Golden brought his singing and performing talents Friday to the stage of the Ritz Theater, delighting the show’s many attendees.

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RENSSELAER — Sharon Colee of Jasper County Community Services recently announced a new way to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables through approved farm stands. Northwest Indiana Community Action, the Area Agency on Aging for Area One of Indiana, will be at the Rensselaer and the Fase Senior C…

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Ice cream and summer always seem to go together well and July is National Ice Cream Month. Rather you select your favorite flavor from the grocery or make your own favorite recipe at home, ice cream is an all American favorite. Did you know that the average American eats about a ton of ice c…

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WHEATFIELD — Earlier this year, the board for Kankakee Township was asked by Wheatfield Fire President David Myers for money to purchase a new truck. He asked each of the townships the fire department covers, Wheatfield, Walker and Kankakee Townships and the Town of Wheatfield, to put in mon…

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RENSSELAER — Jasper County Board of Zoning Appeals member Scott Walstra admonished the overcrowded audience July 15 in the Commissioners’ Room at the Jasper County Courthouse, saying meeting was not one that was open to discussion or comment and that outbursts would not be tolerated.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is pleased to remind new Hoosiers about a law making their move to Indiana a little easier. Effective July 1, 2019, there is no longer a requirement for individuals moving to Indiana from another state who hold a valid driver’s license in t…

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DeMOTTE — The 10th annual Kougar Klassic Car and Truck Show will cruise onto the grounds of the Keener Township Fire Department on Aug. 3. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. until noon and awards will be presented at or about 2:30 p.m.

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested three adults on charges of arson, burglary and criminal trespass, among others with additional charges possible as the investigation continues. Arrested were Jacob R. Call, 24, of Wheatfield; Nicholas C. Dykshorn, 35, of DeMotte, and S…

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WOLCOTT — Over the next several months, Wolcott will be sending letters to random households to participate in an anonymous survey that town officials say will be vital to obtaining capital improvement grants.

REMINGTON — With art becoming a large part of Jasper County’s identity, the Remington Town Council is moving forward with a plan to add murals to downtown buildings.

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County Sheriff Pat Williamson recently put out a statement addressing local rumors about Jasper County being considered a “sanctuary county” by the federal government. Williamson said that an individual under a suspected illegal immigration hold or “detainer” was relea…

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DeMOTTE — No time to travel around and see the automotive history of Indiana? Well, don’t worry, the newest participant at the annual Touch of Dutch Festival will bring some of Indiana’s history to you. On Aug. 9 and 10, the Auto Indiana exhibition known as History on Wheels will be set up i…

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested three adults on charges of arson, burglary and criminal trespass, among others with additional charges possible as the investigation co…

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla claimed Randeep Hothi was a dangerous stalker who injured a security guard and endangered Tesla employees with his car. It asked a judge to slap Hothi with a restraining order. But Tesla dropped the suit Friday after the judge ordered the company to turn over video and audio evidence to prove its case. The company said it chose not to release the evidence to protect the ...

Money awards to victims could be affected if Judge Kenneth Marra could throw out the non-prosecution agreement, lawyers say. Recent criticism of federal prosecutors' once-secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has already sparked a New York-based criminal investigation that led to fresh charges for the 66-year-old financier and forced the resignation last week of one of President ...

Boxes of printers and office supplies lay scattered on the ground. Campaign staff sat on the floor in mostly unfurnished offices as they were just starting to occupy Joe Biden's Iowa headquarters in Des Moines after weeks of working remotely in coffee shops around the city. The delayed headquarters opening is just one of the many ways Biden is playing catch-up in the crucial first-caucus state ...

NEW YORK - Hot, hot, hot summer day as NYC bakes in 90-plus temperatures, with forecasters predicting no immediate relief. The summer's first heat wave descended Saturday on a sweat-soaked city where New Yorkers kept their cool by splashing in sprinklers or sitting in air conditioning. The temperature hit 91 degrees before noon in Central Park, with the high mark threatening to reach 100 ...