DEMOTTE, Ind. — For the month of March, the DeMotte library will be hosting a Silent Auction created by the Friends. Bids can be placed anytime during library hours from March 1st through March 31st.

The Jasper County Frost Law will be in force beginning Friday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 a.m. and stay in effect until further notice. No truck over 16,000 lbs. declared gross weight will be allowed on any county maintained roads. Please use the automated number (219) 866-4953 for updates on the statu…

DEMOTTE, Ind. — Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors, especially those in retirement homes and care centers have experienced more isolation than those able to more easily stay in contact with family and friends. The staff at Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village, assisted b…

RENSSELAER – Last week, NIPSCO announced their plan to reduce generating capacity of the Schahfer Generating Station by 50% with the retirement of coal-fired units 14 & 15 at the end of 2021. This decision is consistent with NIPSCO’s 2018 announcement to retire all coal-fired generation …

JASPER COUNTY , Ind. — Jasper House, Inc., a 501c3 (pending) local non-profit recently delivered toiletry bags and homeless questionnaires to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Rensselaer Police Department, and DeMotte Police Department, with plans to deliver them to the Remington Polic…

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RENSSELAER — Saint Joseph’s College Trustees and staff are pleased to welcome The House of Grace to campus. The House of Grace is a nonprofit, faith-based organization established in 2017 in Thorntown, Indiana. They provide education, spiritual and emotional healing, and a safe environment w…

INDIANA STATEHOUSE – The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted unanimously in support of legislation co-authored by State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) that would make it easier for communities across the state to install Safe Haven Baby Boxes.

Effective Tuesday, Feb. 9, Franciscan Health will move to loosen visitor restrictions due to the decline in COVID-19 cases across the state of Indiana and the communities that we serve.

Introducing a new puppy to your household can bring many rewards. However, getting the hang of things can take some time, especially for first-time pet owners.

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DEMOTTE — Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. acquired Town & Country Construction, Inc. of Demotte, Indiana on February 5, 2021. This new acquisition further strengthens Rieth-Riley’s operations in northwest Indiana. The joining of these two long-standing companies will provide continuit…

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RENSSELAER — The Indiana State Fire Marshall and Marion Township/Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 4569 Lakeside Dr. in Rensselaer.

MERRILLVILLE – Extreme cold temperatures may create safety hazards and also lead to increased energy usage and higher bills. With frigid weather expected over the next few days, NIPSCO offers tips to prepare customers to stay safe and warm, as well as save on energy costs.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today announced that the company's board of directors declared a first quarter cash dividend of $0.26 per common share, a four percent increase over the company's 2020 quarterly rate. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2021 and is payable on or about April 16, 2021.

HOUSTON – President Joe Biden visited Houston on Friday afternoon to survey the aftermath of last week’s winter storms and the statewide grid collapse that left millions of Texans without power and heat in sub-zero weather. Gov. Greg Abbott, playing chaperone as the new president visits the state’s largest COVID-19 vaccination “super site,” is pressing for him to add more counties to the major ...

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are expected to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID 19 relief package Friday, pushing forward the aid millions of Americans are waiting on as the country continues to grapple with the pandemic that has killed half a million Americans and crippled the economy. The Democrats are planning to include a $15 minimum wage in the legislation, even though the Senate parliamentarian ...

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis City Council members on Friday approved plans to seek assistance from both community groups and other police departments during the upcoming trial in George Floyd's death. The trial for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is expected to draw attention from around the world. City leaders have said they hope to avoid a repeat of the rioting that followed ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Sen. Rick Scott, the leader of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, said Friday that he isn’t taking sides in internal GOP conflicts, as leaders clash over former President Donald Trump’s role in the party. Scott said some may believe his role as leader of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is to “mediate between warring factions on the right and mediate the war ...