NEWTON COUNTY — Two local, Newton County farmers, Cody Styck and Gary Cooper, will be talking about how they are building soil health on their own farms and providing technical know-how for implementation. State Soil Health Expert, Stephanie McClain from the Natural Resource Conservation Ser…

ROSELAWN — The January meeting of the North Newton School Board was held at Lincoln Elementary this past Monday. Samantha Hickel was officially welcomed to the board, replacing Mike Russell. Officer elections resulted in the following: Patricia Reyes – President, Paul Sheldon – Vice Presiden…

featured

KENTLAND — Kentland residents may soon be able to enjoy a revitalized park if a new crowdfunding campaign reaches its $50,000 fundraising goal by Feb. 20. If successful, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will provide a matching grant as part of its CreatINg Plac…

INDIANA — The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 81st Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the …

Creel counts on popular lakes often show more fish being caught and harvested during the ice fishing portion of the year than during the open water fishing period. I’ve seen those statistics several times. I’ve never seen any statistics about the number of fish caught and released by ice ang…

ROSELAWN — After being open for just, 12 months, Community Preschool has achieved Level 3 in Paths to QUALITY™, Indiana’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early learning and child care programs. The preschool program based out of Community Christian Reformed Church in Roselaw…

breaking featured

KENTLAND — From the very first hearing, Nicole Bowen’s family and close friends have shown up to the Newton County Courthouse wearing blue shirts saying “Justice for Nicole.” Some sort of justice may have finally arrived for them, 20 months later, as Garrett Kirts, one of two primary suspect…

There’s more than just corn and soybeans harvested in Indiana. In 2019 the DNR reported over 114,000 deer were harvested statewide. Here in Newton and Jasper Counties the DNR put the tally at over 2000. With additional antlerless options available in many counties this year, that harvest is …

featured

RENSSELAER — Inspired by the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, the Prairie Arts Council just wrapped more than a month-long exhibit titled “Celebrating Women & Photography” at Lilian Fendig Gallery in…

featured

NEWTON COUNTY — North Newton and South Newton High Schools’ career and technical education (CTE) programs and enrollments are growing. During the last two years, the Newton County schools have a combined average of 833 students enrolled in CTE courses, as a part of the Indian Trails Career C…

KENTLAND — Kentland Rotarians plus one guest, Rotarian David Machain from Mexico, met on Tuesday, Jan. 5 for Kentland Rotary Club’s weekly Zoom meeting. The program was on “Volunteering for the American Red Cross” which was presented by Aamina Alexander, Volunteer Recruitment Team Leader of …

INDIANA — With the recent temperature drops across the state, Indiana Conservation Officers are advising Hoosiers across the state of the potential hazards of being on frozen lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, according to information from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.