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Local history from our microfilm and vertical file collections

A view of the crowd assembled on the courthouse lawn, listening to Gen. Dwight D

Charlie Halleck Day - Sept. 13, 1962

Coverage from the Rensselaer Republican newspaper of the visit of former president Dwight D. Eisenhower to give a political endorsement of his friend Charles A. Halleck. Halleck was running for re-election to the U.S. Congress.

Char Groet of DeMotte was a torch bearer in DeMotte.

Olympic Torch Visits Jasper County - 1996

Olympic games are times of International celebration. In 1996, Jasper County Indiana got to share a little bit of that spirit as the torch relay passed through DeMotte, Rensselaer and Remington, on its way to the opening of the Atlanta games that July 19.