DeMOTTE — After careful evaluation and physician consolidation efforts, the Franciscan Physician Network (FPN) has decided to close its DeMotte Health Center on Sept. 25, with its physicians moving to the nearby Winfield Health Center.

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RENSSELAER — DeMotte artist Judy Crawford will have a solo exhibit entitled “FACETS” sponsored by the Prairie Arts Council during the month of October at the Carnegie Center in Rensselaer. It will be an exhibition of original paintings and drawings. The show will have an opening reception on…

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KENTLAND — Christopher Mathis, one of the five people originally charged in the March 30, 2019 murder of Nicole Bowen, accepted a plea agreement and has been released after being sentenced to time served.

JASPER COUNTY — A Griffith man was arrested on drug possession charges after a Jasper County Deputy made a traffic stop on US 231 Sept. 10. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the deputy had to take evasive action to avoid being struck by an oncoming vehicle, which crossed the …

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WHEATFIELD — In their most lopsided victory yet in a 5 - 0 start to the season, the Kankakee Valley Kougars absolutely mauled the visiting Munster Mustangs on Friday, Sept. 18, by a score of 53 - 0. That score, as one-sided as it was, could have been even worse had not KV Coach James Broyles…

There are at least 28 species of ducks in North America. Some, like mallards, are wide spread and can be found just about anywhere, north to south — coast to coast. Some are more localized. Cinnamon Teal are very common in California and the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve never seen one here in…

INDIANA — Crops across the state are looking bountiful and harvest is almost here. Farmers will soon be traveling in large slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roads. To increase roadway safety, we are encouraging motorists to exercise caution and patience when approaching large farm equipm…

Dr. Lei Zhang has joined Purdue University as the new nematologist . Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Nematology at Purdue University, with a joint appointment between Department of Botany & Plant Pathology and Department of Entomology. Dr. Zhang’s research program at Purdue will f…

DEMOTTE — Nick DeKryger, vice president at Belstra Milling Co. in DeMotte was the guest speaker at the monthly Community Round Table hosted by the Jasper County Economic Development Organization and the Jasper Newton Foundation. He spoke about a new educational program through the LEAP found…

There are at least 28 species of ducks in North America. Some, like mallards, are wide spread and can be found just about anywhere, north to south — coast to coast. Some are more localized. Cinnamon Teal are very common in California and the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve never seen one here in…

Private property, a foundation block of western civilization, is under attack on many fronts in today’s America. It’s not surprising that the radical left-wing rioters have been calling for further progress on the road to implement Marx’s plan for a socialist utopia.

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day by act of Congress, which passed a law in the hope schools would take the time to teach about the history and the philosophy of that venerable document.

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LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- William McBride, Ph.D., is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Prominent Educator for his remarkable contributions to the field of Education and in recognition of his role as an Arthur G. Hansen Distinguished Professor at Purdue University.

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