This year will be the eighth year in a row that the Covington National Honor Society will be providing a complete Thanksgiving meal to 100 families in our community who are in need.
State Line will host a Trunk or Treat/Party Saturday October 26 from 6-8pm at the town hall. The town board would like for anyone that would like to give out candy to come and participate in our Trunk and Treat/Party. There will be hotdogs, chips and drinks. Prizes will be given for winning …
Kim Kalweit, librarian at the Covington Library, recently visited the Early Childhood Education class to speak about her career and introduce the class to children’s literature.
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On Sunday Troopers Douglas Feazel, David Milburg, and K9 Colt responded to a domestic call at an address in Attica. While investigating the domestic, troopers smelled the odor of marijuana. The troopers used the assistance of K9 Colt, who led them to the neighbors house, according to the pol…
It was a hard fought game between two teams fighting for sectional seating Friday evening. Ultimately, Benton Central’s Bison sealed the win over the Tigers of Northwestern 27-19.
Two dramatic outcomes highlighted the Benton Central Cross Country Sectional on Saturday as the girls’ meet came down to a tie-breaker while the boys race saw two runners vying for first come …
Cross Country – Boys:
The Covington- Tri-County matchup was not an aerial game in the slightest as rain plagued the first half of the game and enabled Covington to take an early lead that kept the TC Cavaliers in a…
Fountain Central hosted the boys’ sectional tennis tournament on Wednesday through Friday with the home-standing Mustangs coming out on top in the championship match.
Recently I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to attend the Sept. 13 Hoosier State Press Association Summit to address the preservation of publication of public notices in newspapers.
I am an interested possible beneficiary of the Jordan Creek Wind Project (JCWP). I live out of state and nowhere near Jordan Creek. I have very little, if any, control of whether the property involving me will lend their land to the project. However, I have spent my youth working on the farm…
On behalf of the Bud Hershberger Family and Veedersburg Masonic Lodge 491 F. and A.M. We would like to thank those who donated money in his memory to our lodge. It will be used wisely, as we are very grateful. Bud was a fifty year member.
What does the Democratic Party in Washington stand for, lets see. Abortion, open borders, murders, rapes, sex trafficking and drugs coming across our border. The drugs alone have killed over 30,000 U.S. citizens. They refuse to fix our broken immigration laws which is bringing in thousands o…
GARY — A major political shakeup in Gary and Lake County appears to be imminent due to the decision of state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, to run next year for Indiana governor, instead of seeking reelection in Senate District 3.
MICHIGAN CITY — Northwest Indiana is poised to attract more visitors for both business and pleasure following Thursday's grand opening of the 11,000 square foot Fremont Ballroom at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.
GARY — A Lake Superior Court judge has sided with the Gary Housing Authority in round one of a lawsuit filed by a local restaurant operator subject to eminent domain proceedings.
PORTAGE — Chicago and the Surfrider Foundation demanded in a letter this week that state and federal environmental officials step up their oversight and enforcement in the wake of violations at U.S. Steel's Portage plant and ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor.
Advocates for deploying speed enforcement cameras in Indiana highway work zones will have to make their case to the 2020 General Assembly without the extra support that typically accompanies a policy endorsement by a Statehouse study committee.
On Halloween, we all enjoy handing out treats to the little monsters that arrive at our door asking for candy. Unfortunately, some of us have to deal with damage created by larger monsters that arrive at our door asking for trouble.
Vandalism and property damage are just some scary Halloween insurance concerns. You also have to consider the possibility of trick-or-treaters getting hurt on your property or accidents caused by decorations or other holiday accoutrements. Are your insurance policies ready to handle any horrors that the holiday may bring?
Here are some of the most common Halloween events that might trigger an insurance claim.
- Slips and Falls – It is easy for smaller children to trip or slip and hurt themselves, especially with elaborate or clunky costumes that make it hard for them to see clearly or walk normally. Add the an...
We all go through major life changes, both positive and negative. All have the potential to affect your credit, in either a positive or negative way. The outcome depends on how you handle these life events and the corresponding changes.
Consider the following examples.
1. Going to College – College is more than four years of fun – it's an investment in your future. Is your degree likely to result in a job that pays enough to cover your student loans?
You can build credit by making all student loan payments on time or ruin your credit through missed payments and excessive spending. If you need help, income-based repayment plans and other assistance programs are available.
2. Changing Your Marital Status – Your credit scores won't blend after marriage, but activity on joint accounts will affect both credit sco...
Most of us worry about job security at one time or another, but job safety is also a concern for some.
You shopped around to find the credit card with the best annual percentage rate (APR) for your qualifications. Maybe you've got a lower rate than the average – around 17%. The last thing you want to do is incur a penalty APR that ruins your hard work.
If you've missed a credit card payment for at least sixty days, your account may be subject to a higher interest rate known as a penalty APR. The penalty APR represents your increased risk in the card issuer's view – if you've missed one payment, you're more likely to miss other payments.
You can be assessed a penalty APR for reasons other than missed payments, depending on your card issuer's policy. Examples include returned payments, making charges past your credit limit, or defaulting/missing payments on a different account with the same card issuer.
Penalty APRs can be up to 29.99%, but may be lower depending on your card's terms and your creditworthiness. Review the terms and conditions section of you...
To some of us, Halloween is an enjoyable time to dress up our children and/or ourselves, carve scary pumpkins, decorate our home with spooky effects, gorge on treats, and spend the next morning jogging off a candy binge. To others, it is a time to figure out how much candy they need to have on hand to avoid cleaning toilet paper out of their trees the next morning.
Regardless of what you do the morning after Halloween, with these simple steps you can wake up with a thicker wallet than usual, and not just from hiding Hershey's Kisses in it.
- Buy Bulk Candy – You can save tremendous money by buying individually wrapped bulk candy instead of the overpriced brand name assortments at your grocery store or pharmacy. Do make sure that you buy individually wrapped candies; parents will (and should) shy away from letting their children try loose candies because of tampering concerns.
- Make Your Own Costumes – It take...
Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.
Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.
Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.
We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.
No hats, scarves, mittens or heavy coats are needed by these holiday carolers.
SEATTLE - Meet Tim. Tim doesn't want his last name revealed because he fears potential backlash. He has seen what can happen to critics of self-described anti-fascists, and he'd rather not take the risk. But Tim wants it known that he has no plans to renew his membership with the raucous Sounders fan club known as the Emerald City Supporters. In their quest to be as inclusive as possible, he ...
SEATTLE - The Seahawks could really have used Earl Thomas this week. They're facing the sort of dangerous and multifaceted quarterback in Baltimore's Lamar Jackson for which Thomas's instincts, experience and speed at free safety would have been invaluable. Of course, Thomas will instead be on the other side of the field, making his return to CenturyLink Field on Sunday as a Raven. And that ...
CHICAGO - It was a race to the end between the Padres and White Sox, the two teams vying for free-agent shortstop Manny Machado. The White Sox reportedly offered Machado $250 million over eight years, with incentives that could add $50 million or more. The Padres offered $300 million over 10 years, all of it guaranteed. It was a no-brainer for Machado, who took the Padres money and ran. But in ...
IRVINE, Calif. - There's a muggy, backwater town in rural Florida nestled alongside the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve. The home to the annual Kumquat Festival brags on its kumquat pies and quilt contest. In the early 1970s, Dade City claimed about 5,000 sweat-soaked residents in a place often smothered by 90% humidity. Population today is about 7,100, and the median household income for the ...