Newton County- Kentland (1906-)

I like basketball, and it’s best offenses are set up by reading the opponent’s defense. Let’s come back to that! Newton County’s early history was rife with drama. Though it was originally formed in 1835, it was abolished and combined with neighboring Jasper County in 1839. Twenty years later, it was recreated as the last […]

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Jay County- Portland (1916-)

As much as I enjoy driving through small towns across our state, there’s no real reason to go to Salamonia, Indiana. It’s not on the way to anywhere. There aren’t any businesses to speak of, although there’s a neat old schoolhouse. Last someone checked, only about 157 people lived in the village1. So why would […]

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