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Newton County crowns a new fair queen

Devin Nicole Hindes of Roselawn is the new Punkin Vine Fair Queen in Indiana. The Newton County Fair crowned its new queen last evening, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fair. Devin is the 18-year-old daughter of Bev & James Hindes. She will be a senior at North Newton High School. She plans to attend Purdue University.

Chyenne Deno of Brook was named runner-up. Miss deno was also the People’s Choice winner. Devn Hindes was also named Miss Congeniality. Maddie Whaley was Miss Photgenic.

Carly James was crowned Miss Teen Newton County.

Little Mr was Ryan Miller and Little Miss went to Lucy Granger.


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North Carolina man jailed in cocaine bust on I-57

A traffic stop on a car hauler Sunday along I-57 led to the discovery of suspected cocaine and a weapon. Illinois State Police stopped the vehicle just before 5 pm. A K-9 alerted police to six kilos of suspected cocaine and a 9 mm Glock firearm. Police estimated the street value of the cocaine at $176,000.

32-year-old Kenneth Berry Jr. of North Carolina is jailed in Kankakee County. KAMEG assisted State Police.

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Iroquois County arrests

A Clifton woman was jailed in Iroquois County on charges of Retail theft and possession of a hypodermic needle. 29-year-old Anita Ponton was wanted on warrants in both Iroquois and Kankakee County.

A Gilman woman, 24-year-old Noel Swartz, was arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police for theft.

18-year-old Trevor Ulitzsch of Kankakee faces charges of theft. He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant. He turned himself in at the County Jail in Watseka.

28-year-old Joel Rodriquez of Clifton turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail Sunday. He was wanted on a local warrant for burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. He remained at the county jail in Watseka.

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3 arrested after house fire in Jasper County

An abandoned house fire over the weekend led to the arrests of three people in Jasper County, IN.

24-year-old Jacob R. Call of Wheatfield and 35-year-old Nicholas Charles Dykshorn of Demotte on various charges including Arson and Burglary. 24-year-old Shelby Renee Gluth of Wheatfield was also arrested on entering and trespassing charges. Suspicious activity at an abandoned home northwest of Wheatfield triggered an investigation by sheriff deputies. Two more incidents at other locations led to the suspects arrests.


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Donovan Unit #3 names new school superintendent

Toby Coates has been named the new Donovan School District #3 superintendent. He joined the district as of July1. It’s his first role as a school superintendent.

Coates come from LaSalle County. His early years in education were in South Streator. He did spend eight years as a building principal at Wallace Grade School in Ottawa and then two years as a principal at Rutland Grade School in Ottawa.
His family has been living in Pontiac the last 16 years.

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