WHEATFIELD — Although Wheatfield Town Marshal Jamie Patrick was sworn in on Oct. 6, the town council hadn’t made the transition from the interim marshal, Jim Gehring. At their November meeting, the council made it official, giving Patrick the job and relieving Gehring from the interim position.

RENSSELAER — According to a press release from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, two juveniles, as yet unidentified pending proper notifications, died when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a farm implement towed by a tractor near County Rd. 200 W on SR 14. The accident occurred Satur…

WHEATFIELD — In a letter to FFA members, parents and supporters, FFA Advisor Garrett Bitterling said the annual FFA Member Auction would be postponed this year. The auction is a fun fundraiser where the members are “auctioned” off for a day of work to the highest bidder and is accompanied by…

Looking for a great place to socially distance and avoid crowds on Black Friday? Give yourself some space and #OptOutside at a DNR property this year. Spring Mill

RENSSELAER — For the last time in 2020, the Jasper County Council and Commissioners met together Tuesday night in the meeting room of the CASA/Health Dept. building on Sparling Ave. in Rensselaer. The meeting room allows for social distancing during meetings, unlike the meeting room at the c…

RENSSELAER — Following a joint meeting of the county council and commissioners, the council began it’s monthly meeting with additional money requests from the Jasper County Clerk Kara Fishburn, and requests to transfer money from other departments as they find themselves short on funding whi…

WHEATFIELD — Nov. 16 proved to be a great day for Kankakee Valley Intermediate School’s Spell Bowl team when they became the state runner-up in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl competition in the orange division. This competition is hosted by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

JASPER COUNTY — In response to the rising spread of COVID-19, Jasper Circuit Court Judge John D. Potter has announced changes to court procedures to maximize safety for lawyers and litigants coming to court.

Private and commercial pesticide applicators in need of year end PARP (Private Applicator Recertification Points) or CCH (Continuing Certification Hour) credits are in luck! The Purdue Extension Services of Benton, Jasper, Newton and White Counties will be hosting the annual QUAD County PARP…

WHEATFIELD — Members of Kankakee Valley’s 2020 sectional championship girls’ golf team were honored at an awards program last week at the high school.

INDIANA — In its continuing effort to support youth pursuing careers in agriculture, Ceres Solutions will offer $25,000 through scholarships to high school seniors and college students this spring, according to a news release. Students receiving the scholarships are selected based on their c…

Brazil's national civil aviation authority on Wednesday became the first foreign air safety regulator to join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in approving the Boeing 737 Max to fly passengers again. The agency indicated that, like Europe's aviation regulator, it too is asking Boeing to make some further design improvements that would be retrofitted to the Max later. In a ...

BALTIMORE — The NFL postponed the Ravens' Thanksgiving Day game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Sunday afternoon amid a coronavirus outbreak, disrupting Baltimore fans' plans to watch the game on the holiday. Three more Ravens — defensive end Calais Campbell and offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura — were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, after all reportedly tested ...

Los cocineros caseros que estaban terminando las listas de compras para el Día de Acción de Gracias y reorganizando las sillas del patio para un festín al aire libre recibieron la semana pasada una noticia del Centro de Control de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC) que aterrizó como una broma de mal gusto en la mesa de las fiestas. "A medida que los casos (de COVID-19) siguen aumentando ...

LOS ANGELES — Concordia University in Southern California will discontinue its use of antigen testing for asymptomatic students and employees, after more than 50 false positives prompted unwarranted concern about a possible major coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, officials at the Irvine university said there were six active cases — four students and two employees — on campus as opposed to ...