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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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JASPER COUNTY — The Jasper County 4-H program is providing an introduction of youth mental health for any adult in our community that works or interacts with our youth. It is important for us to understand youth mental health and how it affects everyone. The more knowledgeable people are abo…

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NEWTON COUNTY — Three new “legends” became the 74th, 75th and 76th inductees to be honored on the South Shore Wall of Legends at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Wall of Legends Project is sponsored by BP Whiting Refinery.

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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 — The DeMotte Historical Society has closed the Depot Museum at Spencer Park. The museum will be closed until March 7, 2020.

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INDIANA — The Indiana Audubon is offering tips this holiday season for those seeking to see an Indiana snowy owl. Snowy owls rank as one of the most charismatic wildlife species in the world, and the heaviest of North American owls. The usually absent arctic owl only visits Indiana during cy…

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INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, Nov. 19, over 70 teachers from the Kankakee Valley School Corporation attended the massive “Red for Ed” rally held at the Indiana Statehouse. They joined over 20,000 other educators from all over the state in staging a peaceful protest in an attempt to gain the att…

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JASPER COUNTY — Darrel Korth was born Nov. 26, 1919, and grew up in Roselawn where at the age of 14, he started a lifetime of work. On Saturday, Nov. 23, family and friends gathered to celebrate his 100 years of life at a restaurant in Valparaiso, where he now lives.

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KENTLAND — Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski anticipates all four cases involving the murder of Nicole Brown at a trailer park just north of Kentland to be resolved by Jan. 8.

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INDIANA — Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry would like to remind ALL hunters and landowners about our deer donation program! After you’ve filled your freezer, please help us to feed those in need in your area by donating to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need initiative.

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick today released her 2020 legislative priorities for the Indiana Department of Education. Student Learning, School Improvement, and Operational Effectiveness continue to be a central focus of McCormick and the department, as evidenced …

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JASPER COUNTY — There is a new opportunity for locals interested in becoming a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote pilot. This is according to a new column written by White County Purdue Extension Educator Andrew Westfall.

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DEMOTTE/WHEATFIELD — The American Legion posts in DeMotte and Wheatfield held ceremonies to honor our veterans Monday and to remember those who were no longer with us. At the time of the World War I Armistice, 11/ 11 at 11 a.m., the DeMotte Legion began its annual ceremony hosting guest spea…

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DEMOTTE — The ordinance shows the rates as of January 2020 but they are the same as 2019 rates. The article is misleading as to the amount of increase. The increase in 2021 is $3.98 with the rate being $51.68 plus tax. In 2022, the rate increase is $4.20 with the rate being $55.88 plus tax. …

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WHEATFIELD — Despite the brisk chill in the air, a large group of officials from the Kankakee Valley School Corporation, Jasper County REMC, Wabash Valley Power, Solential Energy and Bee Solar gathered to dedicate the new solar array located near the intermediate and middle schools. The near…

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DEMOTTE — Two businesses celebrated expanding their space with the help of DeMotte Chamber of Commerce members joining for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Both businesses are located in the Hillside Plaza, at the north end.

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WHEATFIELD — There was more to Halloween than just Trick-or-Treating on Oct. 31. The Wheatfield Lions hosted their annual Costume Contest in the Wheatfield Elementary School just after the scheduled door-to-door hours ended in the town. Due to the unseasonable cold and nasty weather, many ar…

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is pleased to announce the extension of operating season for qualified drivers with a Restricted Class B Commercial Driver’s License for Agricultural Purposes (Restricted Class B CDL). Under this extension, granted by the Federal Moto…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The newly-created Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Commission recently received $2.3 million in state funding for maintenance and improvements, according to State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville).

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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…

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