I found something that I did not expect, though it is probably because I have not been paying attention.
On the east side dirt was being moved. (The main reason for including this picture, however, was to show the trees changing color.)
This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.
Here is the official website of the City of Rensselaer: http://www.cityofrensselaerin.com/
The Rensselaer branch of the the Jasper County Library offers many programs. Their calendar is at: http://jcpl.tlcdelivers.com/jasper/calendar.asp
The water flow in the Iroquois River is measured east of Rensselaer by the USGS at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/uv?site_no=05522500
http://jasper.in.wthgis.com/ Who owns what and where in Jasper County.
Brian Capouch's articles about area history, published in the Pulaski County Journal.
City of Rensselaer; Minutes of City Council, Park Board, Board of Public Works and SafetyJasper County Government Document Center
Rensselaer Central School Board Minutes (called Board Bits)