EARL PARK — The Earl Park Library will be changing its hours starting November 1st. They will be open Monday 12-5, Tuesday 12-6, Wednesday 12-5, Friday 12-5, and Saturday 9-1. The library will be closed Thursday and Sunday.

NEWTON COUNTY — Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well while reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!

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  • Humidity: 68%
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  • Wind: 8 mph
  • UV Index: 2 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:12:40 AM
  • Sunset: 05:56:43 PM


Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 48F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.


A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 34F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.


A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 51F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

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