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WHEATFIELD — The students at Kankakee Valley Middle School got a joyful reunion on Thursday, Dec. 19, when Assistant Principal Bill Ridley showed up unannounced during a Roll Ridley celebration being held in the gymnasium. Ridley has been on medical leave while being treated for cancer.

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MONTICELLO — White County residents — and a handful of Remington subscribers — who regularly watch Lafayette-based WLFI Channel 18 may have noticed they can no longer watch the station on their Xfinity cable system.

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Millions of Americans will be traveling over this Christmas and New Year’s Holiday period, with the majority traveling by automobile. What this means for Hoosiers is more traffic on the highways. To help ensure the safety of all motorists, the Indiana State Police will be participating in Op…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Applications for the 2020 Innovate WithIN pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Education, Ball State University and STARTedUP Foundation, are open to high school students across Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With the recent snowfall and dropping temperatures, Indiana Conservation Officers advise being mindful of the potential hazards of frozen lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

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INDIANAPOLIS—All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Thursday, Dec. 26.

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The Junior Scribes Writer’s Group met on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to celebrate the completion of National Novel Writing Month. Members set a word count goal according to their age and almost every member exceeded their goal. The overall winner was Rachael Becker who exceeded her writing goal of 8,00…

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VALPARAISO — Since August 2018, the Jasper Newton Foundation has been in litigation against the Law office of Robert Monfort, Monfort himself, and his assistant Teri Hardin. Hardin became the legal guardian of a client of the law office, and after the client passed, she filed a will giving h…

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WHEATFIELD — The KV School Board and corporation officials announced Monday night they are naming the middle school football field after Bill Ridley, assistant principal and athletic director for the middle school. Ridley, who is preparing to undergo treatment for cancer, was given a standin…

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BROOK — At the meeting of the Brook Town Board on Tuesday, Dec. 10, Rex Chapman led a discussion about getting radar speed signs for both ends of town. Both he and Jeff Laffoon have witnessed vehicles, especially heavy duty trucks, speeding through town. Chip Flahive was at the meeting and s…

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WOLCOTT — A White County woman is trying to get an opioid-reversal medication into the hands of Tri-County School Corporation officials in light of the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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WOLCOTT — The fifth graders from Sarah Turner’s and Natasha Demerly’s class prepared a presentation for the Tri-County School Board regarding the district’s need for a crossing guard on US Highway 24 in Wolcott.

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DEMOTTE — Last week, the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce joined two local businesses in a ribbon cutting ceremony for each. On Thursday, The Ci Insurance office celebrated the merger of Consolidated Insurance with Century Insurance to create Ci Insurance located at 824 S. Halleck St. On Friday, …

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JASPER COUNTY — The Jasper County 4-H program is providing an introduction of youth mental health for any adult in our community that works or interacts with our youth. It is important for us to understand youth mental health and how it affects everyone. The more knowledgeable people are abo…

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MILTON, Fla. — For many service members, hanging up the uniform at the end of a shift signifies the end of the work day and the beginning of some much needed downtime.

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NEWTON COUNTY — Three new “legends” became the 74th, 75th and 76th inductees to be honored on the South Shore Wall of Legends at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The Wall of Legends Project is sponsored by BP Whiting Refinery.

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MERRILLVILLE – Northern Indiana Public Service Company received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to modify its electric rates effective Jan. 1, 2020.

CHICAGO — The Carlson family had just gone to bed at their home in Union when they heard pounding at the door and their dogs barking. So they looked out a window and saw their more-than-100-year-old barn ablaze. Because of the quick decision of their neighbor to stop on his way to work at the McHenry County Jail, they were able to save themselves and the majority of their animals, except four ...

AUSTIN, Texas — A three-year legal battle involving Austin's ban on digital advertising on commercial billboards appears to be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, an escalation by the city that could have rippling consequences throughout Texas and two other states. Austin is among roughly 90% of cities in Texas that prohibit digital billboards anywhere except for on the premises of the business ...

After months of solitary monotony, Celia Rose Gooding woke up on a recent Sunday morning and grabbed her denim jacket, plaid skirt and black boots. She traveled from Westchester, New York — where she lives with her mother, Tony-winning actress LaChanze — to Manhattan, a familiar commute she had all but abandoned for months. She and her fellow actors from the Broadway musical "Jagged Little ...

It started slowly enough — new prohibitions trickling in. First, it was no red meat or your heart would explode. Then no chicken because, they warned, salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter on carcasses can give you the stomach flu. After that, it was no fish — definitely not if you are pregnant — because the iodine, mercury and other heavy metals in it can rob you of whatever brain cells you ...