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Dresbaugh claims another Rensselaer Central High School girls' golf invite title

RENSSELAER — North Newton junior golfer Mackendzie Dresbaugh successfully defended her Rensselaer Central Invitational title on Tuesday, shooting a 79 ...

Rensselaer Central celebrates 2019 graduates | Local

RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 on Sunday.

Anna Hannon claims 2019 Supreme Showmanship title | Local

RENSSELAER — Rensselaer's Anna Hannon turned her knowledge and experience in handling all kinds of species into the 2019 Supreme Showmanship title ...

Rensselaer Central High School Science Olympiads do well in competition

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Rensselaer Central High School Science Olympiad team traveled to Purdue University for the Regional Competition. The kids did very ...

Rensselaer Central school board thanks teachers, Chief for career training work

RENSSELAER — Indian Trails Career Cooperative Director Jim Stradling attended this month's Rensselaer Central School Board meeting to recognize local ...

Rensselaer Central High School football team camping at Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER — Rensselaer Central's football team will be heading to Manchester University for its annual team camp next week.

RCHS performing 'Fiddler on the Roof' | Events

RENSSELAER — This weekend will mark a special anniversary for the Rensselaer Central Drama Department, as they give a revival performance of the classic ...

THS hires new head varsity football coach | Sports  Kokomo Perspective

Taylor High School scored legendary George Gilbert as the new varsity head coach of the football team earlier this year.

Eight vie for Jasper County Fair royalty | News

RENSSELAER — The 2019 Jasper County Fair Queen Pageant will be Friday, July 12, at the West Exhibit Hall of the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

Memorial 5K run in Rensselaer honors late runner

RENSSELAER — Friends of the late Jeff Goad, who passed away in December 2018, have organized a memorial 5K run they hope will become an annual ...

Fendig directors talk building 'Notre Dame' | Local

RENSSELAER — The Fendig Summer Children's Theater's production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is set to premiere this week.

Locals cruise in at Indiana Farm Bureau | Events

RENSSELAER — Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance hosted an informal cruise-in event, normally put on by Jasper County Council President Rein Bontreger, ...

Rensselaer residents remember homicide victim | Local

RENSSELAER — Dozens of people gathered in the parking lot last Friday at the Rensselaer Arby's to honor the memory of a Rensselaer Central High School ...

2019 Jasper County Fair Queen candidates announced | Local

RENSSELAER — The 2019 Jasper County Fair Queen Pageant will be held on Friday, July 12, at the West Exhibit Hall of the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

Rensselaer woman killed in single vehicle crash | Local

RENSSELAER — Thirty-seven year-old Kimberly Kuehl of Rensselaer was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday evening. The crash occurred near ...

Rensselaer-raised meteorologist wins Emmy Award | Local

RENSSELAER — Jon Wilson, a Rensselaer-raised meteorologist who now works for Fort Wayne's NBC station, won an Emmy Award last month for his part in ...

Jasper County REMC awards local students | Local

RENSSELAER — Jasper County Rural Electric Membership Cooperative has once again chosen students from their membership to receive educational ...

Man arrested after high-school-age co-worker fatally stabbed  WTHR

A man has been arrested following the fatal stabbing of a high school-age co-worker at northwestern Indiana restaurant.

State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Independence Day Celebrations happening close to home | Local

There are several Fourth of July celebrations happening in the area beginning on June 29, with the annual fireworks show at the Jasper County Fairgrounds.

Healthy Haven opens in downtown Rensselaer | Local

RENSSELAER — Co-owners Kaylie Black and Rielle Zeider recently opened the new location for their smoothie and juice bar along Washington Street in ...

Second Whiskey & Whiskers event slated this weekend

RENSSELAER — This year's Whiskey & Whiskers event at the eMbers Venue will take place from 5-11 p.m. Saturday.

Tri-County hires new superintendent | Local

WOLCOTT — After a six-month search, the Tri-County School Corporation has named its new superintendent.

Mayor of Rensselaer reacts to loss of Hoosier State Rail Line

Amtrak recently funded a brand new train station for Rensselaer.

St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer mourn passing of 'Doc' Egan

RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer and St. Joseph's College communities are both in mourning this week over the death of a beloved music teacher.

Van Rensselaer recognized as Apple Distinguished School | Local

Van Rensselaer Elementary School has been recognized as an “Apple Distinguished School”. This distinction recognizes schools for their vision and ...

Police: Rensselaer student fatally stabbed by Arby's coworker  Journal & Courier

Police say the fatal stabbing occurred during a shift, but they have not established a motive.

Police give statement on alleged school threat | Local

On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 the Rensselaer Police Department received information after school had been released that a student had made a threat of ...

Name released of Rensselaer stabbing victim; suspect jailed

A person faces preliminary murder charges following a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Rensselaer.

Redlin still competing after runner-up finish at state meet

RENSSELAER — The state's No. 2 discus thrower took a four-day break from workouts last week.

New RPD Chief reflects on law enforcement career

Rensselaer's newly sworn-in Police Chief, Matt Anderson, has spent almost two decades with the RPD, in a career guided by inspiration, ambition to serve his ...

'Down to Business' with eMbers/The eMbers Station | Local

What does this business do? We are a special events venue and extended on the building is a wood fired brick oven bistro restaurant with a craft bar that ...

Jasper County braves deadly winter conditions | Local

Several of the Jasper County Commissioners, including President Kendell Culp, have signed an official letter declaring a state of emergency in Jasper County, ...

Sleeping driver knocks out power | Local

DEMOTTE — A man driving southbound on Halleck St. (US 231) fell asleep at the wheel and ran his car into two utility poles and two unoccupied parked cars ...

Grief counselors available after death of Rensselaer Central High School student

Last week, Rensselaer Central High School student Chase Wireman passed away. The school has since stated that grief counselors will be available at RCHS ...

Former Christian Haven goes up for auction | Local

WHEATFIELD — The former Christian Haven facility for troubled adolescents has gone up on the auction block, with online bidding beginning on Feb. 27 and ...

Two killed, two injured in crash south of Rensselaer

Two people were killed in a crash which took place near the intersection of U.S. 231 and Country Road 800 South, just south of Rensselaer, in a multi-vehicle ...

Potts recalls old Newton grade schools | Local

Local amateur historian Richard Potts recently happened upon records and photographs about historic schoolhouses in the area of Newton Township.

Remington's Fountain Park preps for Chautauqua | Local

REMINGTON — The first thing you need to know about the Fountain Park Chautauqua that runs July 13-28 is that it's not a fair or a festival.

Hoosier State train nears end of line | Local

RENSSELAER — Amtrak's Hoosier State train line that runs between Chicago and Indianapolis four days each week, providing transportation for smaller cities ...

Jasper County Arrest Log | Crime

Jasper County Arrest Log. Tuesday, February 3. Kristy Lynn McDonald, 37, of Rensselaer, was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office for theft. Monday ...

Autonomous Kart Racing Returns to IMS  Inside INdiana Business

Purdue University Motorsports will Tuesday begin the annual evGrand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-day event will feature high school and ...

Newton County Animal Control saves 15 'puppy mill' dogs dumped at Willow Slough

Newton County Animal Control was able to locate and rescue 15 dogs believed to be from a puppy mill that were dumped at Willow Slough.

Multiple police agencies serve arrest warrant | Crime

In the afternoon hours of Feb. 12, members of the Jasper County Sheriff's Tactical Squad, members from the Indiana State Police SWAT team and the Newton ...

Local teen donates 'Locks of Love' | Local

Seventeen-year-old Rensselaer Central High School student Tyler Castongia recently had his long locks of hair removed and donated to the Locks of Love ...

Dhliwayo declared incompetent, Arby's murder suspect unable to stand trial

Murder suspect Raymond Dhliwayo has been found incompetent to stand trial for his alleged role in the stabbing of Rensselaer Central High School Student ...

Photos: IHSAA wrestling state finals Day 1  Indianapolis Star

Brownsburg High School wrestler Kamariyon Nelson wrestles Wheeler High School wrestler Giovanni Diaz in the 113-pound weight class during the first day of ...

Friends mourn the loss of woman killed in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - We may know the name of the woman found dead in Newton County, but there are still many unanswered questions as the ...

Weilbaker helps Rensselaer swimming reach new heights | Sports

The gargling of the gutters, the splashing of the water, the ripples in the waves and the tearing sound of bodies entering the water. These are the sounds that ...

Arrest made for social media threat against Delphi High School

Eighteen year old Madelynn Rose Charles was arrested early on Thursday morning in connection to the Snapchat threat towards Delphi High School.

Rensselaer Central girls' hoops team honored at awards program

RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central girls' basketball coach Wes Radtke had his team in position to win a sectional title this winter, but fell shy in its bid for its ...

Jasper County should be wary of wind farms

Dear Editor,. My husband and I attended the Jasper County Commissioners' meeting on Monday because we are very much against the installation of wind ...

Bangert: Rensselaer is hard to spell; says so right on the sign  Journal & Courier

City regroups after new welcome signs do what many visitors do – misspell the Jasper County seat's name.

Fair Oaks Farms says animal rights group infiltrated company

FAIR OAKS — Fair Oaks Farms officials said Wednesday they believe an animal rights group has infiltrated the company with the intent of creating animal abuse ...

Vigil held for Valentine; suspect confesses to murder charge

In the days following the death of Rensselaer Central High School student Jared Valentine, locals have endeavored to support one another and to support ...

6 vie for Jasper County Fair queen | Community

The Jasper County Fair Queen pageant will be held Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds in the West Exhibit Hall, and will feature the Little Miss Jasper.

Rensselaer Arby's stabbing suspect enters not guilty plea Wednesday  Journal & Courier

Dhliwayo told police that the victim made an insulting comment to him during a shift, court documents state.

Madison Hires Head Coach, AD  Madison Courier

Madison Consolidated High School filled its two biggest athletic vacancies with the hiring of Joe Bronkella as athletic director and Mark McFarland as head boys.

Multiple-semi crash blocks I-65 for hours | Crime

A multiple semi crash near the Remington 205 exit closed both lanes of southbound I-65 for nearly five hours on Monday morning.

Man barred from Dhliwayo case after incident | Local

A man was barred from attending the court proceedings for murder suspect Raymond Dhliwayo, for an incident which took place during and after a competency ...

Clinton Central mourns the loss of Jaden Quick

Monday is the official start of high school football practice across the state. One local team is beginning its season differently because one of the team's captains, ...

Jasper County Court News | Local

Marriage Licenses: Aug. 22. Timothy Bultema, 21, of Lowell to Kaitlyn Zeldenrust, 20, of Wheatfield. Aug. 20. Matthew Schultz, 25, to Jillian Raab, 24, both of ...

Chamber hears history of Jasper/Newton Foundation | Local

The Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce gathered for its monthly lunch at the Carnegie Center on North Van Rensselaer Street on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Annabelle Comes Home' will leave viewers disappointed

Annabelle, the creepy doll mascot of the “Conjuring” universe, is indeed coming home.

Van students participate in Math Bowl | Local

Several Van Rensselaer Elementary fifth graders recently competed in their division's portion of the 2018 Math Bowl Competition on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Down to Business With EXCEL Air Services, Inc.

Business Name: EXCEL-Air Services, Inc. Address: 2326 W. Clark St., Rensselaer. Contact Info: 219-866-5587. Website:

Police arrest woman in local forgery case | Local

A woman was recently arrested by local law enforcement on charges including forgery and theft, according to information from the Rensselaer Police ...

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Spider-Man' strays a bit too far from home

Following “Avengers: Endgame,” the MCU needs someone new at its head.

Queen and princess chosen to reign at Jasper County Fair

The Jasper County Queen pageant was held Friday in preparation for this year's fair, which begins on July 14. Six young ladies vied for the title with 13 even ...

Bazz's Roller Rink to celebrate 65 years of business

One of Rensselaer's local businesses, Bazz's Roller Rink, will be celebrating 65 years in business on Friday June 1, 2018. As a local establishment, the skating ...

Q&A: Meet the at-large candidates  Current in Carmel

Four candidates are seeking three at-large seats on the Carmel City Council. At-large incumbents Ron Carter and Kevin “Woody” Rider are joined by current ...

Jasper County candidates update; new sign-ups | Local

Wednesday, Jan. 10 marked the first day that locals aspiring for leadership positions in the county and various townships may sign up to officially become ...

Jasper County Community Services announces opportunities for local seniors

For the past four years, the Jackson Funeral Chapels and Monuments and Fountain Stone Theaters have provided a day of opportunity for the Jasper County ...

Diesel fuel tax increase by the state of Indiana

Diesel fuel tax increase by the state of Indiana. To Editor. The 2018 Indiana General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, an increase on the price of ...

Jasper County Arrest Log for July 31 | Crime

Tuesday, July 31. Lester G. Fisher, 71, of DeMotte, was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear. Joshua Anthony Hopper, 37, ...

Hickman, Stevens muscle up to help Bombers edge Winamac

RENSSELAER — Rensselaer Central junior Aidan Stevens provided the offense and sophomore teammate Eli Hickman kept Winamac's hitters off-balance to ...

MOVIE REVIEW: No crown for 'The Kid Who Would Be King'

Unless they're part of a huge franchise like “Harry Potter,” live-action kids' movies are a tough sell.

Fendig to perform Broadway hit "Newsies" | Events

When one thinks of Fendig Summer Theatre's latest production, a word which may immediately come to mind is “size.” Everything from the cast to the two-story ...

Threat list found in book at Jefferson High School

Lafayette Police are investigating a non-specific threat list found in a book at Lafayette Jefferson High School.

A look ahead: How area boys' hoops team will fare in 2019

With the field of local boys' basketball teams trimmed from six to one with Covenant Christian winning its first sectional title last week, it's time to look ahead for ...

Prep Profile: Redlin throws a mean discus, shot for Bombers

RENSSELAER — With two state qualifiers and an Indiana and national Hall of Fame coach in her corner, Rensselaer Central sophomore Hannah Redlin is on ...

Jasper County Arrest Log for Wednesday, May 2 | Crime

Wednesday, May 2. Ashlee Renae Hafner, 32, of Rensselaer, was arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear. John Joseph Ramsey, 45, ...

Indiana wrestling state finals: Here's who will grapple under the Bankers Life spotlight tonight  Indianapolis Star

The IHSAA wrestling state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is one of the most unique events of the year.

John Davis reflects on law enforcement career | Local

Master Patrolman John Davis has spent nearly a decade with the Rensselaer Police Department. In that time, he has led and been a part of several unique ...

Jasper County takes in primary election results | Local

Over twenty—five percent of Jasper County's registered voters came to the County Courthouse for the Primary Election season which concluded on Tuesday, ...

Senator Donnelly speaks to Jasper Co. ag groups

Jasper County government leaders, Members of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and members of the Indiana Corn Growers Association all gathered at Clauss ...

A Statement from St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN) Alumni: We Demand Transparency after Board Votes to Close Campus  PR Newswire

RENSSELAER, Ind., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the February 3, 2017 announcement that private St. Joseph's College would temporarily ...

Suspect arrest for counterfeit bills on April Fool's Day

Rensselaer Police arrested a Gary man on Sunday, April 1 for charges related to an ongoing case involving counterfeit bills.

WL school mourns untimely loss of teacher

West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School is mourning the loss of a faculty member who passed away over the weekend.

Kankakee Valley's Lindsay Stokes leads all-area girls' hoops teams

The 2017-18 season was a banner year for several of the area's seniors, with three players reaching 1,000 points in their careers. Maria Nanninga of Covenant ...

Community mourns the loss of Zachary Hyde

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — People in West Lafayette feel an emptiness as they grieve the loss of 14 year-old, Zachary Hyde. Hyde was in a car accident ...

Lowell assistant is new football coach at Kankakee Valley

Kankakee Valley Athletic Director John Gray dipped into the Lowell football program to nab the Kougars' next football coach.

Indiana wrestling state finals: Avon's Carson Brewer won't be denied; Cathedral, Roncalli enjoy solid opening night  Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS – Carson Brewer wasn't necessarily surprised, but the Avon senior sure wasn't expecting arguably the IHSAA wrestling state finals toughest test ...

Indiana wrestling state finals notebook: Brayden Littell bounces back, future IU grapplers show out  Indianapolis Star

Four wrestlers headed to Bloomington picked up individual state titles in Saturday's IHSAA finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Best friends mourn the loss of Purdue student killed in car crash

Best friends are mourning the loss of a Purdue University student who died in car crash on Monday.

Jasper County Animal Control receives donation for shelter expansion

Jasper County Animal Control Director, Mark Sinclair received an $802.50 check from Fair Oaks Farms. The money and a piece of artwork were donated to the ...

Anderson takes oath as 2018 Police Chief | Rensselaer Republican

Rensselaer Police Lieutenant Matt Anderson was officially sworn in to take up the post of Police chief on Jan. 1, 2018, during Wednesday night's City Council ...

Tri-County FFA wins State Chapter Meeting Contest!

Tri-County FFA sent two teams to the state chapter meeting contest on Saturday, January 27th at Lebanon High School. The novice division team (grades 7-9) ...

High School Football Player Blocks Two Punts On The Same Play  Business Insider

YouTube Here's Rensselaer Central High School player Dalton Saunders blocking two punts on one play against Central Catholic last weekend. It's amazing ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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