2014-02-16T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK
February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Propane shortage has area dealers scrambling

The propane shortage is putting a big spotlight on a usually low-profile industry, with dealers making an epic effort to keep customers supplied. Indiana and Illinois propane dealers are hunting high and low for loads of the precious fuel, sending trucks as far as Kansas and Texas to keep customers homes heated and farms operating.

RDA commits financial backing for South Shore extension

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Friday voted 7-0 to provide $8 million per year for building an extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer.

Heart breaking: Cardiovascular disease leads as cause of death

People wearing red last Friday can take heart in knowing they're part of a national effort to draw attention to cardiovascular disease in women. Friday marked Go Red for Women, an annual campaign through the American Heart Association. The red attire worn en masse could spark discussion about heart disease.

Sweet news: Gayety's Chocolates and Ice Cream to reopen in Schererville

Marketers claimed the revived Twinkie snack cake was the sweetest comeback in the history of ever, but that was before Gayety's Chocolates and Ice Cream announced it would reopen its Schererville location.

Mortuary science students have a passion for service

Every day in communities throughout Northwest Indiana and beyond, funeral directors provide a vital service to grieving families, offering comfort and support to the living while caring for their dead.

New vehicles to take center stage at the Chicago Auto Show

The 106th annual auto show starts Saturday and will continue through Feb. 17. More than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of McCormick Place will be devoted to automakers' latest offerings.

Holy all-natural organic guacamole! Whole Foods to open in 2015

Whole Foods Market on Wednesday officially confirmed the 40,000-square-foot upscale supermarket, it's first in Northwest Indiana, will open in 2015 in the new Shops on Main retail center at Indianapolis Boulevard and Main Street.

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