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JASPER COUNTY — The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services will be considering the nomination of Lisa Hershman as chief management officer of the Department of Defense next week.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently announced his co-sponsorship of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546). This legislation permanently reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)…

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WASHINGTON, DC — Local Congressman Jim Baird of Indiana’s Fourth District was selected to serve on both the House Agriculture Committee and the Science, Space & Technology Committee, on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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As the clock ticks closer to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Indiana’s U.S. Senate race between Republican Mike Braun and incumbent Democratic Joe Donnelly only seems to get more intense. Former President Barack Obama is notably set to stump for Donnelly this Sunday at the Genesis Conventio…

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During its Monday night meeting, the Rensselaer City Council accepted a $7.5 million bid from Bowen Engineering for its wet weather treatment plant on the recommendation of Commonwealth Engineers. Read the full story in the print edition or by subscribing to the e-edition. 

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Check out the first half of the Rensselaer Republican's year in review in today's paper. Take a look back at big stories and local news from January through June 2015. Read the full story in the print edition or by subscribing to the e-edition. 

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.

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SPEEDWAY, Ind., May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ --  Romain Grosjean captured the pole today in qualifying on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Honda drivers claimed three of the top four starting positions for Saturday's GRM Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

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SPEEDWAY, Ind., May 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Romain Grosjean captured the pole today in qualifying on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Honda drivers claimed three of the top four starting positions for Saturday's GRM Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — There are two sides to every story. Actually, Dr. Clara Fenger thinks there could be many sides. An equine veterinarian who for 15 years worked for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Fenger does not know what went on in Bob Baffert’s barn that caused Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit to test positive for betamethasone in a postrace sample. She “absolutely” believes that ...

SAN JOSE, Calif. — George Kliavkoff was a rower at Boston University in the late 1980s. But unless he qualifies as a super-duper senior, Kliavkoff won't be taking the field at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 11. The new commissioner's ability to immediately impact the trajectory of Pac-12 football specifically, and the conference more broadly, is extremely limited. But there are steps Kliavkoff can take ...

FORT WORTH, Texas — We Texans can't bet on a Rangers game, but we may be able to soon carry a .44 Magnum to watch our kids' soccer games. As the opportunity to bet on sports grows like untrimmed, prosperous vines over America, Texas remains true to its Southern Baptist roots. There shall be no drinking before noon on Sundays ... unless it's a mimosa in a restaurant. There shall be no wagering ...

PHILADELPHIA — Twelve wins. How can this be? The Eagles have a new coaching staff. Their best players are 30-somethings returning from injuries. They lack even one proven receiver. Quarterback? TBA. And ... Twelve wins? Really? I say yes. I am alone. Our four-man squad of Eagles writers does not share my view. Three say the Eagles will go 7-10; one, whom we’ll call Mr. Sunshine, has them at ...