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History of Whiting includes the history of local businesses

History of Whiting includes the history of local businesses

One of the inspiring things about Whiting history is that many of our families have been important in local businesses for generations.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Let's not forget Thanksgiving and the fellowship it recalls

Let's not forget Thanksgiving and the fellowship it recalls

There's Christmas music on the radio already and I found Christmas items on display when I went out to find Halloween decorations.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am

A chair isn't just a chair if it is a part of your family's history

A chair isn't just a chair if it is a part of your family's history

We went shopping for a new chair yesterday. My beloved recliner is declining quickly, probably due to the fact that due to bad knees, I have a…

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Historical society meeting leads into the Christmas season in Whiting

Historical society meeting leads into the Christmas season in Whiting

Since the holidays will soon be upon us (even though mentally, I'm still in August) it's time to announce all the wonderful events in my home …

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Tales of shipmate friends, European ruins and shoes with meaning

Tales of shipmate friends, European ruins and shoes with meaning

More tales from our Vienna Woods trip last month. . .

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Marian Theatre Guild hosts area premiere of "Spamalot" this weekend

Marian Theatre Guild hosts area premiere of "Spamalot" this weekend

Before I continue reporting on my European exploits earlier this month, I suggest that you travel to Whiting this weekend for the Northwest In…

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

First stop on our Danube River cruise - Budapest and its statues

First stop on our Danube River cruise - Budapest and its statues

It all started out with a friendly frisk from the TSA at O'Hare International Airport. While I knew my titanium knee would set the screening m…

October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Oktoberfest salutes German heritage in Whiting

Oktoberfest salutes German heritage in Whiting

It was fun to hear the Deustch Meisters playing their oompah music and see Whiting High students wearing fake Viking braids at Whiting's Oktob…

October 10, 2013 12:00 am

Legends will come together in book about Whiting band tour

Legends will come together in book about Whiting band tour

For me, it was kismet. I was supposed to go shopping but there I sat, just wanting desperately to take a catnap, putting off getting out of my chair.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am

You almost can't avoid seeing someone you know in Whiting

Being from Whiting is certainly a common denominator. I had written about going to the class of 1953 reunion, and assuming I wouldn't know any…

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

GAYLE

As a child, the only way my mom and I could go to Chicago was by taking the South Shore Railroad. She wouldn't drive there and besides, there …

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Would-be librarian gets her kicks by organizing her own bookshelves

I always wanted to be a librarian and had library science been a major offered at the college I went to in Dubuque, I would never have set foo…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

Art and athletics in the spotlight as Whiting looks ahead

Last Saturday and Sunday saw another big weekend in Whiting. Sometimes there's so much going on here, it's hard to find time to enjoy it all.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Goodbye, leafy friend, and thanks for the memories

Joyce Kilmer would be saddened at the by what took place in front of my home yesterday. I know I was.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Crosstown couples can keep rivalry alive at Whiting library

Our Whiting Public Library always has something interesting on display. This month their display is entitled "Defend Your Turf" with football …

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Dogs will have their day in Whiting with contests and vendors

Whiting is going to the dogs.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Pierogi Fest is all about the people who make it special

Helen Kocan would have been be proud of Whiting last weekend. She was the theme for this year's Pierogi Fest and her photo was seen everywhere…

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
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