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…

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.

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…

MOROCCO — When the Newton County Economic Development Commissioner started discussing creating a website they wanted to be able to promote the area to potential businesses as well as provide valuable information for residents of the county.

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JASPER COUNTY — Jasper County Superior Court Judge Russell Bailey asked county commissioners for approval to expand the offices of his court reporters at Tuesday’s commissioner meeting.

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…

RENSSELAER — Staff for Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) will host mobile office hours in Rensselaer, Flora, Frankfort, and Crawfordsville. If constituents would like to visit with a staff member, please call 317-563-5567 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, staff will adhere to local an…

DEMOTTE — On Sept. 25, 1998, the DeMotte Historical Society opened the town’s depot, which had been used for a food pantry before being sold to the Town of DeMotte. The historical society had the building, which was in need of repairs, moved to its final location in Spencer Park, where it se…

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DEMOTTE — With the global pandemic challenging the world, Oak Grove Christian Village’s Activities Director Karre Parker felt the challenges soon after accepting the position. Parker was nominated for the award, given through the LeadingAge Indiana organization, by co-worker Dana Nunnamaker.

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. — Breanna Toppen of DeMotte and a 2017 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School, earned a spot on Trinity Christian College’s spring 2020 Dean’s List.

BEIJING - TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance are making a fresh legal attempt to stop the impending end of the popular app in the United States. In a lawsuit filed on Friday night against U.S. President Donald Trump and the Department of Commerce, they are demanding, among other things, an injunction. A separate suit, to stop a ban on the Chinese app WeChat, was to be heard in a ...

WASHINGTON - The United States was preparing to reimpose international sanctions on Iran on Saturday as a U.S.-imposed deadline loomed, which has been met with overwhelming opposition from other countries. "Virtually all U.N. sanctions on Iran will come back into place" at 8 p.m., U.S. special representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams said earlier in the week. But other members of ...