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In the summer we are often reminded to drink more water. Why is water so important? Often labeled “the forgotten nutrient”, water is what makes all the systems in our bodies work. Composed of hydrogen and oxygen and naturally-occurring minerals, it is your best bet to rehydrate and energize.…

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RENSSELAER – It was more than mowing grass as the competitors took to the course in the Lawn and Garden Tractor and Zero-Turn Mower competitions held early Saturday morning on July 20. 4-H members vied for the coveted first, second or third trophies and ribbons that also garnered them a chan…

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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.

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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…

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