BROOK — The Brook First Christian Church will be hosting a baked steak dinner fundraiser on Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the church’s roof fund. The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, as well as many salads and desserts.


KENTLAND — Newton County and the Newton County Board of Commissioners have filed a lawsuit against US 41 Motor Plex after an August 22 "Chitown Show & Go” drag racing event resulted in severe overcapacity of the facility and became a "nuisance to county residents."

GOODLAND – The Goodland First Baptist Church is recognizing the heroism of first responders in the south Newton County area during the COVID-19 crisis and recent flood, confirming their willingness to serve under difficult circumstances.


MOROCCO – After nearly an hour-long discussion and at times a debate on whether the Newton County Council should fund a $9 million request from the Newton County Commissioners on behalf of the Newton County Regional Water and Sewer District (NCRWSD), the council tabled any action until more …

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.

Though no boat owner wants to think about the end of the line for Ol’ Wavewhacker, 99.9% of all boats are going to meet an end eventually. What happens to them?

KENTLAND — Reminder from the flooding in Kentland and Newton County on June 27, 2020, the procedures must be followed to get assistance if you qualify. By October 13, 2020, you must first seek assistance from the US Small Business Administration (USSBA) for physical damage to your primary ho…

BROOK — This September the Brook Iroquois Washington Public Library is joining the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to remind youth and adults alike that the library is a doorway to countless resources.

KENTLAND — What’s cooler than being cool? Having a library card from the Kentland Public Library. Sign up for a KPL account during National Library Card Sign-Up Month & have your name entered into a drawing. For our patrons who already have a KPL account, just stop by the library during …


BROOK – When Eric and Elizabeth Phegley purchased the building at 127 W. Main Street in downtown Brook several years ago they had no idea that one day they would be starting up a small breakfast cafe, called Brook Community Breakfast.

I remember the first fish I ever caught, cooked and ate. I knew I liked fish but my parents weren’t fishermen so fish was seldom on the menu at home. If we had fish at my house, it was probably fish sticks.

LAKE VILLAGE — The Lake Village Presbyterian Church (LVPC) invites you to join us for the Annual Family Ministries Golf Outing at Lugene Links in Lake Village on Saturday, September 19.

LAKE VILLAGE — Join the Lake Village Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 13th for a great afternoon of outside tent worship and praise from 3-5 p.m. at the open church lot just one block north of the Lake Village Presbyterian Church.

LAKE VILLAGE —The Lake Village Presbyterian Church Deacons are sponsoring their annual “Free Fall & Winter Clothing Exchange” at the pole barn shed of Jackie and Mallie Dunfee, September 15th – 17th.


MOROCCO — After receiving declining projected revenue numbers from their accounting firm BakerTilly, the Newton County Council unanimously voted to keep payroll at the 2020 level and not give out the raises that were requested from various departments, some asking for as much as a 10 percent…