After starting the month warmer than normal, Indiana and much of the United States saw brutally cold weather in December that reached near-record lows, frigid weather that carried over into the new year.

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    In the past few weeks, while the rest of us ate holiday desserts and chocolate covered everything, Dean Branstetter’s kids went without such tasty treats, instead opting for discipline, managing their weight down to the last pound, even over Christmas break.

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Covington hosted Attica in boys’ basketball and the Trojans used solid defense and good shooting to pull away from the visiting Red Ramblers for an 84-31 win Friday.

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Brooke Coffing of Covington signs to play for St. Mary-of- the-Woods in softball. In the picture L to R: Joe Coffing, Brittany Coffing, Brooke Coffing, Mark Feller, Susan Coffing. Feller is th…

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Covington girls’ basketball coach Travis Brown can see that his team is constantly improving, but he says it has yet to pay off in the win-loss column.

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    The Williamsport Police Department was summoned to Heather Smith’s home four times in 30 days around August and September of 2016.

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If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy.

Cheers to a new year. Make a commitment to yourself in 2018 and take time to invest in your health and well-being. Allow time to be active, eat well and de-stress. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Program recognizes Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. The program showcases employers of all sizes – large and small – on their employee wellness program’s performance. Award winners are categorized into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and they are recognized at the WWCMA Annual Conference in September during the Awards Ceremony.

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The 2017 WWCMA Annual Conference Committee works hard all year to put together an amazing event for their members and the wellness community. The team kicks off their planning in January — working on the conference theme, managing venue logistics and lining up speakers that align with the theme. From there, they meet every week to discuss, plan, promote and execute all of their assigned tasks.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades.