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The Women’s March on Washington that took place on Saturday was joined in solidarity by numerous other marches in cities across the country. The event’s website, womensmarch.com, referred to these as “Sister Marches.” One of those Sister Marches took place in Valparaiso in Porter County. It was a largely peaceful event, even when the participants encountered a pro-life group finishing its own demonstration. The local march was attended by numerous men and women from the surrounding area, including Rensselaer. 

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Indiana Auditor of State, Tera Klutz, CPA, is reminding all Hoosiers of the importance of being Retirement Ready.  Last month, Congress declared October 15-21 as National Retirement Security Week; A week when all of us should take time to review our individual and family investment strategie…

LifeStream Services is asking for your help in brightening the holidays for isolated seniors in need in East Central Indiana. AngelWish is LifeStream’s annual campaign to spread holiday cheer to isolated seniors and people with disabilities. The program coordinates doorstep delivery of packa…

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The Women’s March on Washington that took place on Saturday was joined in solidarity by numerous other marches in cities across the country. The event’s website, womensmarch.com, referred to these as “Sister Marches.” One of those Sister Marches took place in Valparaiso in Porter County. It was a largely peaceful event, even when the participants encountered a pro-life group finishing its own demonstration. The local march was attended by numerous men and women from the surrounding area, including Rensselaer. 

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Since the arrival of the Trump administration, local leaders have become largely optimistic about what is yet to come in the President's first term. They are also thrilled with Indiana's connection to the national stage, through former Governor Mike Pence's rise to the Vice Presidency. With these new circumstances, they hope that Indiana's agricultural and political values could influence the direction of the country.  

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RENSSELAER, IN. — In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, local college students reflected on the 2016 election and where the county may be heading. Some lean toward the conservative side and are filled with enthusiasm. Others are more moderate, staying quietly optimistic. And still others, on the liberal side, are disappointed by the decisions that have been made, but choose to remain hopeful.   

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RENSSELAER, IND. — Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation teacher Stephanie Davisson is attending the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump today. Davisson may attempt to broadcast her view of the crowds and ceremonies live on her Facebook page, and she plans to give presentations on what she sees for Rensselaer students on Monday.

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RENSSELAER, IND. — Patty Coons, a retired senior executive for the Decorating Den Interiors franchise who currently lives in Rensselaer, will be attending the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump today. This opportunity comes as part of her close connection with the Mike Pence family, the Indiana Delegation, and various other historic political campaigns.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz was in Hartford City on Thursday taking time to tour Northside Elementary and visiting each classroom.

Twenty-two Blackford County residents are among the more than 2,000 Hoosiers statewide who have been selected through a nomination process as torchbearers in the Indiana Torch Relay as part of Indiana’s 200th birthday celebration.

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In a case that merely started with the Fowler Police Department being called for a well being check of local resident Teresa Jarding, there have been more twists and turns than most murder mystery movies. When the police were called to 500 E. Fifth St. in Fowler to check on forty-nine year old Jarding who had been out of contact with family for some time, they found Jarding in what was termed at the time as "medical distress." Jarding was transported to the hospital by emergency medical workers on Sept. 24 and died the following day.