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DEMOTTE — After funeral home owner Jason Frazier unexpectedly passed away in July, the fate of his businesses in DeMotte and Monon was uncertain.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced that Jasper County Commissioner Kendell Culp received the 2020 Outstanding County Commissioner Award. The award recognized his contributions made to county government throughout his years of public service.

RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on Sept. 15, on two warrants issued by the Jasper Superior Court on June 23 for Shawn L. McGan, 34, with an address in Napa, Idaho. He is charged with theft as a Class A misdemeanor, and battery resulting in moderate bodily injur…

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Council looked at the possibility of moving funds to cover a $42,000 shortfall in the town’s general fund budget. The town’s accounting firm said the town is in “very good shape” for the 2021 budget despite the shortfall because the town does have cash reserv…

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. Franciscan Health Crown Point and its affiliated physici…

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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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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…

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.

RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Council approved the budget for 2021 after holding hearings over several days in August. Council President Rein Bontreger thanked the council for their diligence in going through the budget. He said this year, since more than a decade, the council could not giv…

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…

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KENTLAND — Newton County and the Newton County Board of Commissioners have filed a lawsuit against US 41 Motor Plex after an August 22 “Chitown Show & Go” drag racing event resulted in severe overcapacity of the facility and became a “nuisance to county residents.”

MONTICELLO — A popular White County tourist attraction and entertainment spot is being forced to stay docked for the foreseeable future because water levels on Lake Freeman have dropped between three to six feet during the past 30 days.

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 …

WHEATFIELD — At Monday night’s school board meeting, the board and administrators heard concern from parents regarding the issue of childcare at the schools if they were to close for an extended period of time due to COVID. On Friday, a letter was sent to parents and guardians of elementary …

WHEATFIELD — Wheatfield fire fighters were excited to learn the department had been chosen to receive a grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $411,500 after waiting a year to learn the outcome of their application. The grants are awarded to fire departments that need to repl…

Gathering for dinner in 2015, at the governor’s retreat, Brown County State Park’s Aynes House, Gov. Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats came to some career conclusions. Pence decided he would not seek the presidency in 2016, and Coats opted against reelection.

In a double-header sweep of the Oakland A's, where they were the visiting team in Game 1 and the home team in Game 2, the Mariners avoided a walk-off, extra-innings loss in the opening game with a 5-1 victory in eight innings - yes, eight innings. In the nightcap as the team, but still wearing their road uniforms, the Mariners scored eight runs in the third inning and rolled to an easy 12-3 ...

RENTON, Wash. - When the Seahawks and Cowboys kick off Sunday afternoon there will be three players on the field who have received an MVP vote since 2012. None are named Russell Wilson. The three who have are Wilson's teammate Bobby Wagner (one vote in 2014) and Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott (one vote in 2016) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (six votes in 2016). Wilson, meanwhile, has never ...

The Mariners figured out the best way to avoid watching the A's celebrate another extra-innings, walk-off win this season - score four runs in the top half of the inning to put the game out of reach. After watching the A's celebrate their sixth walk-off of the season Friday night, the Mariners found themselves in an extra-innings situation fewer than 24 hours later. The Mariners scored four ...

WASHINGTON - Since the beginning of the season, Jacob deGrom has been candid about his desire to win a third consecutive National League Cy Young Award. He never backed off that personal goal, even if he always made sure to say his main goal - the team one - was to win a World Series. DeGrom almost certainly will not achieve the personal goal, even if he had a stellar season by a normal ...