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Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

HIGHLAND | They survived deprivation during the Great Depression, then went to war in their teens and early 20s, responding to a threat such a…

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Honoring Heroes

Honoring Heroes

HIGHLAND | They survived deprivation during the Great Depression then went to war in their teens and early 20’s, responding to a threat the wo…

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Future of NWI mass transit up for discussion

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting two meetings about public transportation on Oct. 29 at Wicker Park Social Cen…

October 22, 2014 8:13 am

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Raising a glass to raise funds

Raising a glass to raise funds

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption fee waived this weekend at Humane Society Calumet Area

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will offer all treats and no tricks this month with an Adoption Fee-Waived Weekend at its adoption cente…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Local politicians support public education

Local politicians support public education

HIGHLAND | A rally in support of public education was held Monday by Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, and state Rep. Mara Candelaria-Reardon, D-Munster.

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Lake Federal Bank to launch mobile banking

Lake Federal Bank to launch mobile banking

HAMMOND | A bank that started in Hammond's Hessville neighborhood 57 years ago has added branches in Highland, St. John and, later this week, …

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All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

At the Cedar Lake branch of the Lake County Public Library, we often add the catch phrase, ‘It’s Always Fun @ the Library!’ to our handouts.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

MONDAY

October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Perspective puts history in its place and makes it come alive

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and co…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Portions of Main Street closed to traffic starting Monday

MUNSTER | Beginning Monday, Main Street will be closed to traffic for one week from the Pennsy-Greenway bike path east to Indianapolis Boulevard.

October 18, 2014 4:47 pm

Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

A longtime fixture in the local business community started his career in the grocery industry at a time when they still stamped the prices on …

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Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Fond memories of first dates with future spouses, nights out on the town, and quaint intermissions with cake and coffee inspired people from a…

October 17, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Hamm: No more waste district credit cards without board approval

Lake County's solid waste district chairman admonished the agency's acting director this week to hold off on any new credit card applications …

October 17, 2014 4:57 pm

Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

The Lake County solid waste district board voted 12-2 on Thursday to immediately park all five of its employee take-home vehicles.

October 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Tri Kappa hosts Halloween Boo Blast

Tri Kappa hosts Halloween Boo Blast

HIGHLAND | The Munster-Highland chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will scare up some ghoulish fun for the communities this Halloween season with i…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Damage to cooling system will close Deep River Ice Skating Plaza this winter

MERRILLVILLE | While preparing for the opening of the Deep River Ice Skating Plaza at Deep River Waterpark, Lake County Parks and Recreation D…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Humane Society to host National Feral Cat Day event

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host a free event Thursday for participants to construct a feral cat shelter. This event is one of …

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Strack & Van Til names new president

Strack & Van Til names new president

Ken Diehl will serve as the new president and CEO of the region's main local grocery chain, Strack & Van Til announced Tuesday.

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Highland says 'action' on Town Theatre renovation

Highland says 'action' on Town Theatre renovation

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council on Monday raised the curtain for a renovation of the historic Town Theatre.

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Highland students learn devices are fonts of learning, not just toys

Highland students learn devices are fonts of learning, not just toys

HIGHLAND | Warren Elementary School fifth-graders Gabrielle Garcia and Blake Schwandt understand the implications of using the Internet.

October 12, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Domestic violence is an issue that needs attention every day

The news cycle comes and goes. Today, it is ISIS terrorists in Syria and Ebola in Dallas, tomorrow – who knows?

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Cindy Retzlaff recalls her husband, Mike, waiting several years after they built their home in 1999 in Porter County's Duck Creek to make sure…

October 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Court interpreter accused of taking money to toss charges

Court interpreter accused of taking money to toss charges

HAMMOND | An interpreter in Hammond City Court is accused of taking money from Spanish-speaking defendants and dismissing at least five cases …

October 11, 2014 5:20 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2014 12:05 am

Device enables girl to 'speak' for first time since she was a toddler

Device enables girl to 'speak' for first time since she was a toddler

Mimi Burke doesn't remember the sound of her 12-year-old daughter Sophia's voice.

October 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Griffith joins Highland to celebrate Festival of the Trail

The towns of Highland and Griffith are teaming up to celebrate the arts, nutrition, and physical fitness during the second annual Festival of …

October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Alarm bells sound as Lake officials discuss pulling back pay raises

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Council debate about reducing some employees' pay raises turned out to be a false alarm during a real false alarm.

October 09, 2014 6:10 pm

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Run or walk in Jack O Lantern Jog

Run or walk in Jack O Lantern Jog

HIGHLAND | Get into the Halloween spirit and register for the Highland Chamber of Commerce's annual Jack O Lantern Jog 5K/5K9 on Oct. 25. This…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

New music college now open in downtown Lansing

New music college now open in downtown Lansing

An aging building in Lansing has been given new life. The old village hall was state-of-the-art when it was built near the turn of the 20th ce…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime Lansing family businesses continue to thrive

Longtime Lansing family businesses continue to thrive

As we become more accustomed to big box stores and national chains, there will always be a place for the “little guy” who runs the independent…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dinner will recognize dozens of local volunteers

Dinner will recognize dozens of local volunteers

Every community has those quiet, unassuming people who do a lot for others expecting nothing in return. Lansing is no exception. With that tho…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

L.A.C.E. brings community events to Lansing

L.A.C.E. brings community events to Lansing

In 2012, following the first Lansing Autumn Fest, the Lansing Association for Community Events was formed to continue to bring fun activities …

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Super Walmart to have upgraded look

Super Walmart to have upgraded look

Next spring the long-awaited opening of the new Super Walmart will take place on Torrence Ave bringing an upgraded look and nearly twice the n…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LARC has served community for nearly six decades

LARC has served community for nearly six decades

In 1956, parents of some Lansing children with developmental disabilities met in the basement of a church and formed as the Lansing School of …

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Improving communication through Code Red

Improving communication through Code Red

The Lansing Police Department has been hard at work initiating a new communication system with residents that will help get out information on…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Introducing a new brand

Introducing a new brand

When Fabian Newman came on board as the director of communications for the Village of Lansing, one of his first goals was to create a logo for…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing craft brewery expands

Lansing craft brewery expands

When One Trick Pony Brewery opened up in a small spot in an industrial strip on the west end of Lansing in May 2012, they were an instant hit.…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing Autumn Fest returns to Fox Pointe

Lansing Autumn Fest returns to Fox Pointe

Lansing is gearing up for its biggest event of the year, the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest, running from October 10 through 12. This third ann…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cadet program offers hands-on law enforcement training

Cadet program offers hands-on law enforcement training

The Lansing Police Department offers a cadet program to youths age 15 and older under the direction of Commander Pet Grutzius as a way of intr…

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Reputed gang member pleads not guilty in '99 Whiting murder

HAMMOND | Reputed Two Six gang member Frank “Pumpkin” Perez Jr. pleaded not guilty to several felony charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

October 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Decor & More relocates in Highland

Decor & More, a home furnishing store in Highland, has been so successful that it's moving into a much larger location.

October 07, 2014 1:36 pm

Police seek Highland Dairy Queen robbery suspect

Police seek Highland Dairy Queen robbery suspect

HIGHLAND | A man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt robbed the Dairy Queen at 3339 45th St. on Sunday night.

October 06, 2014 8:00 pm

Lake commissioner floats E-911 peace plan

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Commissioner formally offered concessions Monday to Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville to resolve an impasse ov…

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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