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July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their cu…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will tal…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

July 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Local man expected to enter plea in Medicaid, Medicare kickback scheme

HAMMOND | The owner of medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana entered into a plea agreement Wednesday regarding a kickback scheme in …

July 25, 2014 7:23 pm

Highland declares two pit bulls a danger, orders euthanization

HIGHLAND | About 100 Meadows residents jammed Town Hall on Thursday night as the Police Commission declared two pit bulls to be dangerous and …

July 24, 2014 10:19 pm

Historical Blue Top Drive-In returns under new ownership

Historical Blue Top Drive-In returns under new ownership

HIGHLAND | Ever since the Blue Top Drive-In's once neon, now LED sign started lighting up the night sky again, a caravan of curious motorists …

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Highland stopped in Little League state final

Highland stopped in Little League state final

After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little Leag…

July 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Dollars go to Highland scholars

Dollars go to Highland scholars

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Annual scholarship golf outing set for Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | A shotgun start will kick off the eighth annual Greater Calumet Area U.S. Bowling Congress  Scholarship Golf Outing on Aug. 2 at Wi…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his d…

July 23, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Art league welcomes nature painter to Monday meeting

HIGHLAND | LACARE Art League will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Glory to God Church, 3711 Ridge Road, with Carol Heikema as guest demonstrator. …

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Highland reviews pit bull attack under dangerous dogs ordinance

HIGHLAND | The owner of two pit bulls will learn their fate under a dangerous-dog ordinance hearing before the town's police commission Thursday.

July 22, 2014 2:25 pm

Officials present plan to renovate Town Theatre

HIGHLAND | The Town Council and Redevelopment Commission scored a box office hit Monday with more than 100 residents showing up for a presenta…

July 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Don't let summer go by without a visit to the library for books and movies

What's on your “To-Do” list this month? Are you saving your vacation for the closing days of summer, or are you already gearing up for back-to…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

Local Babe Ruth teams advance to Ohio Valley Regionals

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Red manager Scott Angel claims he doesn't have an ace up his sleeve.

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

NWI Communities and The Theatre at the Center collaborated for the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest. Both Anita Beezhold,…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Week Ahead - Lake County

MONDAY

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Church hosts taco dinner

Church hosts taco dinner

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Giving blood is an important service, and you can do it today

Being a writer does have its perks. For one thing, I get at least a couple of interesting emails a week.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Trial date set for former Highland teacher accused of sexual misconduct

CROWN POINT | A former Highland High School teacher and coach charged in late 2011 with six felony counts of inappropriate relationships with …

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm

Softball-soccer fields switch gets timeout

HIGHLAND – The Park Board told more than 30 Meadows subdivision residents on Thursday that a trade of locations for a softball field and socce…

July 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Chambers host golf outing Friday

Chambers host golf outing Friday

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Highland residents cry foul over softball plans for Meadows Park

HIGHLAND | A proposal to switch a soccer field in Meadows Park with a youth softball field in Sheppard Park has neighbors crying foul.

July 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Fingerprint leads to charges in Highland Subway robbery

Fingerprint leads to charges in Highland Subway robbery

CROWN POINT | A single fingerprint led to charges against a trio accused of robbing at gunpoint the Subway in the 9500 block of Indianapolis B…

July 15, 2014 6:05 pm

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm fo…

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

HOBART | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana honored its volunteers this spring at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the good work they do…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rockopelli 2014 rocks Highland's Main Square Park

Rockopelli 2014 rocks Highland's Main Square Park

HIGHLAND | Main Square Park really rocked Sunday during Rockopelli 2014 as eight bands performed a free all-ages music festival in the gazebo.

July 13, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Cop in good spirits at fundraiser

Cop in good spirits at fundraiser

LYNWOOD | Craig Barnes doesn't remember the crash. He doesn't remember much of the four days he was sedated after it, either.

July 13, 2014 5:01 pm Photos

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Building the region one family, one home and one community at a time

I read a newspaper story about 20 years ago with a statistic that struck a chord. It said that in New Jersey, the average age of the buildings…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Residents asked for thoughts about shuttered theater's future

HIGHLAND | Residents will be asked to project their thoughts on the future of the historic Town Theatre on July 21 at a Town Council study session.

July 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | The open space between the Splash Pad and pavilion at Wicker Memorial Park was dotted with clusters of tents Friday night for the s…

July 11, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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Night golf offered at Wicker Memorial Golf Course

HIGHLAND | If finding time to hit the links during the day is challenging, North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan has a solution: Night golf.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

North Township Trustee hosts camp out Friday at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan is hosting a camp out today at Wicker Memorial Park pavilion.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption event offers firefighters fee waiver Saturday

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPC…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Police, firefighters to raise funds for Lynwood cop

Police, firefighters to raise funds for Lynwood cop

Lynwood and Sauk Village police officers and firefighters are scheduled to come together Sunday to raise funds for injured Lynwood police offi…

July 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutatorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Family enjoys Festival of the Lakes Special Person’s day

Evelyn Wilson, who has three special needs children, says her family appreciates all the city of Hammond and the many volunteers do to help th…

July 09, 2014 2:56 pm

Hammond arts community thriving

Hammond arts community thriving

Whether at Towle Theater or Paul Henry’s Art Gallery or through the efforts of Books, Brushes and Bands for Education theater and the arts are…

July 09, 2014 2:56 pm Photos

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Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina and Wolf Lake Pavilion offer summer fun for the entire family

Hammond Marina Coordinator Susan Tabers said there will be plenty of family fun at the marina this summer.

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program has saved city families hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition.

July 09, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

HIGHLAND | Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part…

July 09, 2014 9:01 am

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic devel…

July 09, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

Evelyn Wilson says the Hammond Parks Summer Program has been extremely beneficial for her three special needs children.

July 09, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

New Hammond residents Rick Soria and Scott Fech were drawn to the city because of its revitalization, restaurants, shops, festivals and proxim…

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

Music in the Air

July 09, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Promoting good health in Hammond

Promoting good health in Hammond

A healthy city is important because good health enables clear thinking, which makes for better life choices, increased self-esteem and sets a …

July 09, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Lake County Public Library conducting online survey

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Public Library is conducting an online survey through July 21 to find out how patrons use the library’s compute…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am


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