Okay, identification time. Can anyone e-mail us or call us to tell us who these players, coaches and cheerleaders are from the 1969 Rensselaer Central High School boys basketball sectional championship team? In keeping with the theme from Armchair Almanac, the Republican wishes to recognize the ’69 team as the current Bombers’ season is about to begin (the football team has some unfinished business to take care of first). According to the Rensselaer Central High School Chaos yearbook, the 1969 Bomber basketball team captured the North Newton Sectional with two thrilling victories over Lowell in the afternoon semifinals and in the evening by beating Benton Central. “The main reason for both Rensselaer victories was the attitude of the players – they never gave up,” said the Chaos staff. It was the school’s first sectional championship since 1963. Photo provided. Rensselaer Republican 11/10/03
JCPL Genealogy & Local History
Welcome to the Jasper County Public Library Genealogy and Local History Department
The materials on these pages are presented by library staff to help you with your personal and local history inquiries.
Explore the index at left to see what is available on this site.
For more information, or to get help with your genealogy requests, please check out our online contact form and select the genealogy category that best matches the region of your inquiry.
About our Local History Collections Online
General Milroy Collection - Hundreds of original letters and documents from a noted figure of the U.S. Civil War.
Oral Histories - First-hand accounts of life in northern Jasper and Newton County at the start of the 20th century. Sponsored by DeMotte-Kankakee Valley Rotary Club - Oral History Project
News Files - Assorted records from our Microfilm and Vertical File Collection
Other Local History Collections available by request:
Catalogued from the KV Post-News and available at the DeMotte Library:
- Birth Announcements 1930s – present
- Marriage Announcements 1930s – present
- Obituaries 1930s – present
Catalogued from the Rensselaer Republican and available at the Rensselaer Library:
- Obituaries 1910-1939, selected years 1940-present
Newspapers on Microfilm
The DeMotte Library has all of the back issues on microfilm of the KV Post-News.
The Rensselaer Library contains several back issues on microfilm of various current and historical newspapers, including:
- Rensselaer Republican
- Jasper County Democrat
- Rensselaer Standard
These sites should be helpful in exploring your personal or local history.
Lanewood Jasper County Genealogy Resources. Award-winning site.
Jasper County Cemetery Records at Find a Grave.com Extensive records from the DeMotte area.
Genealogy Web Sites Hand-Picked Links from free, local, state and government websites (via Delicious.com)
Indiana Roots State geneaology records from Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake and Porter counties