I think antiques are in my DNA. As a small child I lived in our old family home in Greencastle, Indiana. I do not remember a lot about that 1880’s house, but it was filled with dark furniture that had carved details with lovely fabrics that never wore out.

• MASS VACCINATIONS: The Indiana Department of Health will be offering a drive-thru mass vaccination clinic on May 25, 26 and 27 for first shots at the First Church in Wheatfield on U.S. 231 & State Road 10 near the Family Express. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This site will be off…

JASPER COUNTY – Sponsored by Jasper County REMC, Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District, Jasper County Soil & Water District, Jasper County Highway Department and the City of Rensselaer, this year’s electronics recycling day brought a variety of old and broken computers, televisions, mon…

JASPER COUNTY — A Wheatfield woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia after Jasper County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of trespassing in the early morning hours of May 6.

Jasper County, Indiana, Mini 4-H members had their first Mini 4-H workshop of the year in April. They were able to learn about 4-H and recite the 4-H and American pledge to start the meeting. They also rotated around to different stations where they learned about future possible 4-H projects…

• WEED WRANGLE: The Jasper County Invasives Initiative (JCII) and its partners will hold its first Weed Wrangle in Jasper County on May 15. The event will occur from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., CST, at the Prairie Border Nature Preserve in Wheatfield located at county roads 11713 North and 400 East.

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RENSSELAER — Thanks to the friends and family of Jeff Goad, Rensselaer Parks program director Heather Hall will see a vision become reality with the construction of the Jeff Goad Healthy Youth Parks Education Recreation (HYPER) Center for Education at Brookside Park this summer.

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — West Central High School graduate Matthew Poortenga received a Bachelor of Science degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on Saturday, May 8.

• LIBRARY BOARD MEETS: The Jasper County Library Board will meet on Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Rensselaer Library’s meeting room. Meetings are open to the public.

JASPER COUNTY — A Wheatfield woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia after Jasper County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of trespassing in the early morni…

LAGRANGE — Indiana’s economy fared better overall in 2020 than most people expected, Indiana State Senator Sue Glick (R-LaGrange), told a crowd gathered Thursday for lunch at the American Legion Post in LaGrange. And because of those good economic numbers, as well as the influx of federal stimulus dollars into the state coffers, Glick said state legislators had one of the most productive sessions that she’s ever seen in her more than a decade in Indianapolis.

MEERUT, India — The men stood shoulder to shoulder in the blazing heat, their chests leaning against empty oxygen cylinders lodged in the dirt. They had come from all over to this makeshift oxygen tank-refilling center in a city 40 miles northeast of the Indian capital of New Delhi in a desperate bid to score what has become the most precious commodity in this pandemic-stricken nation. Police ...

CHICAGO — The other day I spoke to a guy in Los Angeles who was selling, he said, an authentic sheet of fingerprints taken by Chicago police after the arrest of Leopold and Loeb, nearly a century ago this month. He said he was hoping to sell it to “someone very wealthy in the Chicago area.” He wants $137,500 (“non-negotiable”). This guy, Gary Zimet, a longtime dealer of historical artifacts ...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A few days after he led a coup, the president of El Salvador uploaded a video onto TikTok of him gliding in a military vehicle while hundreds of soldiers salute. Then comes the soundtrack: A booming reggaeton song called "Bichota"— slang for "big shot." The video — irreverent, rooted in pop culture and projecting brazen strength — has been viewed 2.6 million times ...

SEATTLE — Ana Ruiz Peralta, a 44-year-old Pasco resident and Mexican immigrant, ran last year for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, talking about improving roads and mental health services, and being a careful steward of public money. But those were not the only things motivating the Democrat's campaign in a part of the state stretching north from the Columbia River through rapidly ...