Suet should be a staple at every birder’s feeding station year-round, simply because it attracts the greatest variety of birds, including some birds that don’t eat other feeder foods. Suet is one of the best bird foods, one of the easiest to provide and one of the most economical to add to y…

LAFAYETTE — Due to the size, scope, and impact of the downtown Christmas Parade along Main Street, accompanied by the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus in the upcoming weeks and months, it is with deep disappointment that the 2020 Christmas Parade is cancelled as determined by the Ti…

Several weeks ago the U.S. Senate passed the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act with a bipartisan voice vote. Very few nays were heard from opposing senators. More recently, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the ACE Act. Unanimous votes are nearly unprecedented i…

This spring we were delighted to look up and find that our furry, winged, big brown bat mascot was hanging upside down again this year in the rafters of the Kankakee Sands seed processing barn. Ah! Some normalcy in these craziest of times!

ROSELAWN — The family and friends of Matt Malinowski, who passed away suddenly on September 17, are inviting the public to a memorial picnic in his honor. It will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 3-6 pm at the Roselawn Park.

NEWTON COUNTY — According to the bylaws of the Newton County REMC, it is the duty of the board of directors to appoint a committee on nominations, consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than ten (10) members who shall be selected so as to give equitable representation on the committee…

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IDAVILLE — A White County woman was killed and a Kentland woman was seriously injured Tuesday (Oct. 6) when the transport bus they were in collided with a semi-tractor trailer along US 24 on the western edge of Idaville.

JASPER COUNTY — On Saturday morning, Oct. 3, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Trooper A. Partyka responded to a single vehicle crash on I-65 at the 217 mile-marker in Jasper County. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Partyka shows that a black 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound when for un…

KENTLAND — The Kentland Rotary Club met virtually last month to receive a presentation from Amanda Berenda. Amanda is the Program Director for Junior Achievement in the Greater Lafayette Area in North West Indiana.

It’s no secret that exposure to loud noises is damaging to human ears and the damage is cumulative. The loss of hearing older folks often display can be attributed to attending rock concerts back when they were in college; or for me, to hunting trips I took decades ago when I never gave much…