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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — She was in total disbelief and didn't even recognize that her name was being called, however, while it didn't register at first North Newton senior Kylie Blann was crowned Saturday night as the new Miss Indiana US International.

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INDIANA — In just a few weeks billions of cicadas will emerge from underground with heavy concentrations throughout Indiana. When looking at a Cicada Brood Map, while most of Indiana is yellow for being known to be inhabited by Brood X, also known as the "great eastern brood", Newton and Jas…

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KENTLAND, Ind. — The Southside Park Project, a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with the Newton Historical Society and Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), is approaching its April 17th deadline. If successful in reaching the campaign goal of $50,000, IHCDA will p…

KENTLAND, Ind. — Spring has Sprung, and all of us at the Kentland Library are so excited. So to celebrate, the library is welcoming the sights and sounds of birds with its “Spring Grab & Go” crafts for all ages including adults. Come in and pick yours up starting April 19 — until the kit…

I hope you had a wonderful start to your week and are enjoying the sunshine this morning. Spring is most definitely here! Trees are budding (and pollenating — as I literally sneeze), flowers are blooming, turkeys are gobbling, robins munchin’ on worms, Crappie & Bass are biting, the gras…

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Lafayette Aviators will be holding a casting call on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 at Loeb Stadium for potential employees. It is anticipated the team will be hiring more than 75 game day employees for their first season at the new Loeb Stadium.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Following reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for additional review of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the Indiana Department of Health is proactively notifying all vaccination clinics using it to pause.

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GOODLAND, Ind. — The 4th annual Frog-Hop 5K Run/Walk will be held onsite starting at Foster Park in Goodland with a virtual option as well. This year’s run/walk is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodland in memory of two former South Newton cross country runners, Levi Mueller, who p…

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. — Dental record comparisons have confirmed that the skeletonized remains that were located on February 27, 2021, approximately 5 miles northeast of Rensselaer, are those of Bill Prater, who has been missing since late July.

The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands is an 8,300-acre prairie and savanna habitat in Northwest Indiana, open every day of the year for public enjoyment. For more information about Kankakee Sands, visit www.nature.org/KankakeeSands or call the office at 219-285-2184.

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MOROCCO, Ind. — The last day of the season for Bieser’s Pumpkin Patch back in 2018 is bittersweet in the memories of owners Joe and Amy Bieser. They didn’t imagine that would be the last time the popular attraction, which was just in its second year, was open, however, it was during that day…

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MCCLELLAN TOWNSHIP, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are investigating the deaths of more than 30 deer located in the fenced-in bison area of the Kankakee Sands.

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KENTLAND, Ind. — The Kentland Town Council accepted a $155,798 bid from Town & Country to do the street paving for 2021. Four companies made bids on the job with Town & County being the low bidder. Fox Paving bid $159,637.90, Central Paving $172,228.90, and Milestone $241,480. The ac…

KENTLAND, Ind. — Greg Hall introduced a video by the virtual presenter for the Kentland Rotary meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Mr. Caruso quickly acknowledged that his list was derived from a book, written in 2017, by Doug Griffiths that is titled 13 Ways To Kill Your Community.

KENTLAND, Ind. — Fitting for the themes in NOW, the South Newton show has been postponed due to cast members in quarantine. Director Jennifer Kindig did not want to do the show without some of the seniors, especially since they also missed out on their performances as juniors when last year’…

MOROCCO, Ind. — The Newton County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Pond Fish Sale. Orders must be placed in advance by May 3rd to ensure fish are on the truck.