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MARC CHASE: Lost-and-found dog story restores faith in goodness

MARC CHASE: Lost-and-found dog story restores faith in goodness

Just when it felt like the self-interested ruled the day in Northwest Indiana, Griffith neighbors selflessly emerged on behalf of a Highland f…

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Waste board begins process to find new director

CROWN POINT | Fewer night meetings and less credit card use may be on tap for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District in the wake of t…

September 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Police: Man left stolen Audi running to rob Radio Shack

CROWN POINT | A Dolton man drove to a Griffith Radio Shack in a stolen Audi and left it running while he went inside and robbed the store, cou…

September 18, 2014 6:36 pm

Pipeline company donate nozzles to firefighters

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pip…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Tap Action for Autism fundraiser set for Saturday

GRIFFITH | Innovations in Learning, in Merrillville, will co-host a beer tasting fundraiser Saturday with local business owner Joan Austgen, o…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Co…

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Armed robbery suspect caught leaving scene, Griffith police say

GRIFFITH | Griffith police arrested a man suspected of armed robbery at a Radio Shack there Tuesday night as he was leaving the store.

September 17, 2014 8:29 am

Griffith cries foul, nixes revised South Shore extension contribution

GRIFFITH | Saying it was not what was agreed to, the Town Council on Tuesday rejected an agreement proposed by U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky to ma…

September 16, 2014 9:30 pm

Police: Man struck resident's face with sword, repeatedly stabbed truck

GRIFFITH | An officer on Monday used a Taser to subdue a Griffith man who used an 18-inch blade to strike a man in the face and repeatedly sta…

September 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Who you gonna call? When in doubt, try the library

Your local library is the place to come for great materials, fun and interesting events or classes, and easily accessible computers. And where…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

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September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith schools seek $24.8 million budget for 2015

GRIFFITH | The Griffith School Board is looking at a $24,801,191 operating budget for 2015.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Boy Scout Troop hosts annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival

GRIFFITH | The 35th annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival, hosted by Griffith Boy Scout Troop 264 is Sept. 27 and 28 in Central Park, 698 N. Broad St.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Man charged in burglary after roommate recognized him, officials say

CROWN POINT | A man who said, "Tell him this is what he gets," as he ran off with items taken in a burglary got what was coming to him Thursda…

September 11, 2014 8:00 pm

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their po…

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

No raise for Lake Ridge superintendent Johnson-Shirley

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

CROWN POINT | A Griffith woman is facing criminal charges after her 4-month-old daughter was treated for several injuries at a Chicago hospita…

September 08, 2014 5:36 pm

Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

It is said that there is no higher form of career praise than that expressed by one’s coworkers.

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Lake County Public Library welcomes new director/CEO

Lake County Public Library welcomes new director/CEO

Ingrid Norris has become the eighth director in the 55-year history of the Lake County Public Library.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Little Heroes walk with fans to fight cancer

Little Heroes walk with fans to fight cancer

CEDAR LAKE | Youthful firefighters, police officers, soldiers and superheroes gathered Sunday afternoon to unite with families in the fight ag…

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Search on for LAUW leader after Martinez retirement

GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way board recently accepted the retirement notice of Lou Martinez, its president and CEO, and is searching for…

September 06, 2014 6:15 pm

2 men charged with stealing batteries from semis in Griffith

GRIFFITH | Two men were charged Wednesday in connection with a theft last month of seven automotive batteries and an aluminum step plate from …

September 04, 2014 12:05 am

Canstruction Northwest Indiana winners named

Canstruction Northwest Indiana winners named

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hayride reservations offered at five Lake County parks

Reservations for tractor drawn hay rides are offered at Lemon Lake, Stoney Run, Oak Ridge Prairie, Deep River, and Buckley Homestead county pa…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Intergenerational golf opportunities offered at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has two intergenerational golfing opportunities available at Cedar Creek Family G…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith challenges new FEMA flood map

GRIFFITH – The Town Council on Tuesday said it has appealed federal changes in the Cady Marsh Ditch flood plain map that would require many ho…

September 02, 2014 9:38 pm

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line …

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 centr…

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 58: WW II-era tank in Griffith

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 58: WW II-era tank in Griffith

Technically, the WW II-era tank sitting in Griffith's Central Park near the town's war memorial is the M4A1E8 Sherman Medium Tank, but it coul…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annua…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

MUNSTER | For a fifth consecutive year, the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe team has been named champions of the Concept2 World Rowing compe…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Making tracks to Griffith

Making tracks to Griffith

August 30, 2014 7:25 pm Photos

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith gets ready to Rock 'N' Rail

GRIFFITH | The town's sixth annual Rock 'N' Rail Festival features music, food vendors and a beer garden -- all on the roadway and sidewalks o…

August 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Portion of North Broad Street closes to accommodate festival traffic

GRIFFITH | A portion of North Broad Street will be closed to traffic, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, to accommodate traffic for the Rock-n-Rai…

August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Area United Way hosts networking event

Lake Area United Way hosts networking event

MERRILLVILLE | Board members and staff of Lake Area United Way made “A Toast to The Vanguard” at its signature "Fifth Thursday" networking eve…

August 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Ana Grandfield, director of the Lake County Public Library, is shelving her last book Friday, retiring with 28 years of service to the LCPL.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

Pediatric cancer fighter given Sagamore Award

GARY | When asked what gives her such passion for helping families cope with childhood cancer, Donna Criner simply pointed to her grandson, Drew.

August 24, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Griffith testing fire hydrants across town through Sept. 5

GRIFFITH | To ensure its fire hydrants are in working order, the town of Griffith has hired a company to test and flush hydrants.

August 24, 2014 12:05 am

Microbrew supporters all wet, still faithful

HIGHLAND | Torrential downpours and a flooded parking lot at Wicker Memorial Park couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of craft beer lov…

August 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Griffith to adjust taxes for E-911

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has approved a resolution to determine how much of the town's 2015 tax levy will be transferred to Lake County as …

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Talent sought for chorus and youth orchestra auditions

MUNSTER | Talented vocalists and young musicians are welcome at upcoming auditions for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Northwest Ind…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an…

August 20, 2014 10:45 pm

Town improvements will rebuild residential roads and alleys, improve stormwater control

Town improvements will rebuild residential roads and alleys, improve stormwater control

The Griffith alley and street improvement projects are well underway, Town Council President Rick Ryfa, R-3rd, says.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Successful Griffith Central Market in second season

Successful Griffith Central Market in second season

Griffith Central Market, well into its second season, is experiencing tremendous success.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith conjures up a great fall filled with family fun

Griffith conjures up a great fall filled with family fun

Griffith is conjuring up a great fall filled with family fun. From train-related festivals, music, 5K walk/runs, to Santa in the Caboose, Grif…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Growing Griffith YMCA programs serve all ages

Growing Griffith YMCA programs serve all ages

Embraced by the community with open arms during the past two years, the Griffith Family YMCA continues to expand its membership and programs.

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