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Whiting man was devoted husband

Whiting man was devoted husband

James “Junior" Plemons was born in Tennessee where he grew up in a large loving family, caregiver Cindy Franz said.

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GOP not buying Dems' doomsday approach to tax hike

Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.

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New system could give Lansing residents direct emergency warnings

LANSING | The Village Board heard a presentation last week about a new communications program that could let Lansing provide emergency warnings to residents more quickly and directly.

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Regional Health Clinic to host open house

HAMMOND | The new Regional Health Clinic at 559 State St. will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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Munster Crime Watch slated to meet Thursday evening

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department will hold its next Crime Watch meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Munster Town Hall.

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Griffith kindergarten roundup planned Tuesday, Thursday

GRIFFITH | Kindergarten roundup for Griffith Public Schools is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

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Hammond workers to begin flushing city hydrants today

HAMMOND | The Hammond Water Works Department will begin flushing hydrants today.

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Hammond chess tournament Saturday to benefit academy

HAMMOND | The fourth annual Hammond Open Chess Tournament will be Saturday at the Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

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Spaghetti dinner to raise cash for Ross Twp. food pantry

MERRILLVILLE | A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the SS. Constantine and Helen hall, 8000 Madison St.

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Kids can make Mother's Day craft at Schererville program

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Parks Department will offer a program in which children 3 to 6 years old can create a craft and card for Mother's Day.

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Memorial Opera House to participate in Give Local Porter County on May 6

Memorial Opera House to participate in Give Local Porter County on May 6

Nathaniel Wasko is like many 13 year olds. He likes soccer, he plays the drums, and he’s in 7th grade. Yet, when the curtain rises, this teen isn’t in the audience. He’s on the stage.

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Summer program offered to middle schoolers

Portage Township Schools is offering an innovative project now in its second year for middle and high school students.

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Ice cream social set for Saturday

SOUTH HAVEN | Gabriel's Horn and Altrusa of the Dunes are hosting an ice cream social fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at South Haven Christian Church, 786 Juniper St., (Valparaiso. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Door pr…

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Illustrator visits Duneland Elementary Schools

Illustrator visits Duneland Elementary Schools

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Students honred with academic rings

Chesterton High School honored 51 senior students with the Class of 2014 Academic Rings at the Academic Recognition Night sponsored by the school.

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Seton Academy seniors tour places of worship

LEMONT, Ill. | The senior class at Seton Academy in their World Religions class taught by Campus Minister Melissa Novak recently toured various churches and places of worship in the Chicago area.

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Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Lori Postma, R.N., emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator at Franciscan Healthcare Munster, will appear next week in an episode of the NBC-TV show "Chicago Fire," but that isn't her only claim to fame.

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Buy affordable books and more at your library

Buy affordable books and more at your library

Don't want to pay late fees for overdue books and movies? Then just buy them at your library.

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South Suburban College provides options to area residents

You may have seen it and don’t know it yet — on a billboard, during your favorite show, or while surfing the Internet — South Suburban College’s multicolored spheres are gaining momentum as residents recognize them more frequently through the…

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PUC professor to discuss Russia and Ukraine at campus program

HAMMOND | A Purdue University Calumet professor will discuss implications of recent and developing actions by the Russian government in the Ukraine at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the university’s Powers Computer Education Building, Room 130, 2200 1…

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Purdue trustees promote nine PUC faculty members

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to nine Purdue University Calumet faculty members at its April 4 meeting held at Purdue University North Central.

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IUN to host annual forum on child abuse and neglect

GARY | In observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs and its community partners will host the 24th annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect at 9 a.m. Friday …

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Purdue Calumet Theatre Co. celebrates 50 years with 'Places!'

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Calumet Theatre Co. celebrates 50 years of campus performances with its presentation of “Places!”, a retrospective review of scenes and songs performed by the company during the past five decades.

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Parenting Fair offers fun for the whole family

GARY | Indiana Parenting Institute and Community & Faith Outreach Initiative will celebrate people raising children in Northwest Indiana from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Baber Youth Center at First AME Church, 2005 Massachusetts St. A…

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TradeWinds enrolling children for summer day camp

TradeWinds enrolling children for summer day camp

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Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

Police deliver Easter to children following family tragedy

HAMMOND | Multiple police, fire and railroad agencies brought Easter smiles Sunday to a family of children in need of them.

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Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appears to be laying the groundwork to require out-of-work Hoosiers to volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits, though he denies having plans to do so.

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Education seen as major weapon in war on poverty

EAST CHICAGO | Education of parents and the children of those in poverty is among the tools needed to combat poverty in the region, according to a panel discussion held Friday.

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Local vet teaches K-9 CPR, first aid to police, fire departments

Local vet teaches K-9 CPR, first aid to police, fire departments

VALPARAISO | Combining a passion for caring for pets and an admiration for canine law enforcement, local veterinarian Lisa Booth is benefiting both.

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Chicago man admits selling murder victim's belongings

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to Class B felony burglary for his role in a deadly robbery in Gary in September 2012.

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Councilwoman wants cigarette sale signs removed from stores

EAST CHICAGO | The sale of cigarettes, both traditional and electronic, has one East Chicago City Council member concerned.

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Mexican national pleads guilty to charge of dealing cocaine

CROWN POINT | A Mexican national accused of dealing cocaine pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges.

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Woman crashes into Harry O's Restaurant in Cedar Lake

CEDAR LAKE | A 65-year-old woman drove into Harry O's Restaurant on Sunday morning, police said. 

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Munster trash, recycling fees to rise slightly

MUNSTER | Residents will see a bit of an increase on their monthly refuse and recycling collection bills come June 1.

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Merrillville council postpones charter school decision

MERRILLVILLE | Some Merrillville officials aren't ready to make a decision about a special exception request for the proposed Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Charter School.

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Munster robotics team heads to international championship

Munster robotics team heads to international championship

MUNSTER | In five years, a team of 25 students has gone from starting a new robotics team to heading to the international competition.

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East Chicago launches $2 million park improvements

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is investing $2 million in new equipment and improvements for eight parks in the city.

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Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

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New Gary police unit to keep close eye on top 200 criminals

GARY | Five officers from the Gary Police Department will be charged with keeping a close eye on those who are considered some of the city's worst criminals.

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Merrillville wants temporary fix on Mississippi Street

MERRILLVILLE | The bumps on Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 in Merrillville could get smoothed out before the town starts a project to widen the road.

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Proposed classical arts center granted extra two years for renovations

CROWN POINT | Organizers have been granted a two-year reprieve to finish work on an 84-year-old donated building envisioned as a classical arts center for Northwest Indiana.

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Hammond police investigating after man, 60, shot in ankle

HAMMOND | A 60-year-old man was shot Saturday night in the 900 block of Highland Street, police said. 

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7-year-old girl among two wounded in Hammond shooting

HAMMOND | A 7-year-old girl and a 38-year-old woman were wounded in a shooting Saturday night while attending a family gathering, police said. 

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Transplanted roundabout tree barely survived

VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-points roundabout in November.

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Music curriculum explained to Porter Twp. schools board

BOONE GROVE | Holly Granzow, music educator at Porter Lakes Elementary School, reviewed the First Steps in Music program at a recent Porter Township School Corp. board meeting.

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St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

PORTAGE | Rosa DeLeon spent three years on kidney dialysis when the decision was made she should be put on a transplant list.

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New Pub Crawl to follow Dyngus Day tradition in LaPorte

LAPORTE | Dyngus Day, a wildly popular bar hopping event in LaPorte is Monday, and for the first time, another event geared more toward lovers of craft beer and wine is on tap.

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Crete police canine sold to handler who is now a Joliet cop

CRETE | Hans served the Crete Police Department well in recent years, yet the German shepherd is retiring early because his handler took a new job with a different police department.

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5 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings

CHICAGO | Five people have been killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

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Whiting man was devoted husband

Whiting man was devoted husband

James “Junior" Plemons was born in Tennessee where he grew up in a large loving family, caregiver Cindy Franz said.

4 hours ago

GOP not buying Dems' doomsday approach to tax hike

Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.

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