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Letter carrier gets probation for making false statements

HAMMOND | A letter carrier for the Glen Park post office in Gary was sentenced to probation in U.S. District Court on Wednesday stemming from …

July 24, 2014 8:10 pm

Son of Roy Boy Cooper killed in crash

Son of Roy Boy Cooper killed in crash

The son of the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Hobart, officials said.

July 21, 2014 8:11 pm

Son of Roy Boy Cooper killed in crash

Son of Roy Boy Cooper killed in crash

The son of the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Hobart, officials said.

July 21, 2014 8:11 pm

Compost area causing stink in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city is looking to the county's Solid Waste Management District to help pull it out of the hole it dug for itself with a co…

July 21, 2014 6:32 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

Volunteer efforts essential component of fair

Volunteer efforts essential component of fair

Behind the scenes, it’s the efforts of volunteers that help keep the Porter County Fair running smoothly year after year.

July 16, 2014 12:15 pm Photos

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Fresh, emerging artists grace grandstand stage

Fresh, emerging artists grace grandstand stage

Rising stars continue to light up the grandstand stage at the Porter County Fair, building on a tradition of showcasing talent on the brink of…

July 16, 2014 10:48 am Photos

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County, fair maintain strong ties toward Expo Center, fairgrounds success

County, fair maintain strong ties toward Expo Center, fairgrounds success

Historically, the Porter County Fair Board has had a very good working relationship with local government officials.

July 16, 2014 10:15 am Photos

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Fair queen lessons extend beyond reign

Fair queen lessons extend beyond reign

Porter County Fair Queen contestants garner a sense of accomplishment and gain new skills leading up to the crowning event at 7 p.m. Thursday …

July 16, 2014 9:45 am Photos

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Livestock auction celebrates community, project dedication

Livestock auction celebrates community, project dedication

The annual Celebration Sale showcases a year of hard work, the rewards of responsibility and the support of community members—all combined in …

July 16, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Balloons’ return adds splash of color to fair’s opening

Balloons’ return adds splash of color to fair’s opening

Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club’s Hot Air BalloonFest will help kick off this year’s fair festivities bringing back an event that creates a new c…

July 16, 2014 8:15 am Photos

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4-H cultivates life skills; new run, foods auction support members

4-H cultivates life skills; new run, foods auction support members

Participating in 4-H serves as a platform for developing life skills and the annual fair is a key opportunity to celebrate members’ hard work …

July 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Fresh acts, returning performers fill free entertainment calendar

Fresh acts, returning performers fill free entertainment calendar

Racing pigs and jumping dogs join dueling guitars and crushing biceps as part of the 2014 free grounds entertainment schedule. A mix of old an…

July 16, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Firefighter’s challenge, lawn demo derby join traditional grandstand events

Firefighter’s challenge, lawn demo derby join traditional grandstand events

Classic fair events such as the truck-and-tractor pull and demolition derby fuse with new offerings this year to fill up the grandstand entert…

July 16, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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3 in custody after dog shot in Lake Station, police say

LAKE STATION | Three suspects were taken into custody early Monday after Lake Station police found a dog with a gunshot wound in the Mansards …

July 14, 2014 9:00 pm

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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Lake Station man dies after motorcycle crash on Borman

HAMMOND | A 33-year-old Lake Station man died late Tuesday night after a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on the Borman Expressway.

July 09, 2014 8:40 pm

Second youth charged in South Haven armed robbery

VALPARAISO | Another 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in connection with the March 29 armed robbery of the Family Express gas station …

July 09, 2014 10:31 am

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

Spend this summer at the Lake County parks

Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Children learn to sing, act, and dance at weekly workshop

Children learn to sing, act, and dance at weekly workshop

LAKE STATION | The Triple Threat Kids Theater Workshop, where singing, acting and dancing take center stage, will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

HOBART | The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first-place winners of its annual Read-a-Thon at the awards ceremony at Avalon M…

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor pitches in to clear debris from marsh

Mayor pitches in to clear debris from marsh

LAKE STATION | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana recently partnered with the Dunes Learning Center and National Park Service for…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Body identified as missing Lake Station man

Body identified as missing Lake Station man

LAKE STATION | The body of a man missing since Monday was found Saturday in a weeded area off Ripley Street and Interstate 94.

June 28, 2014 4:58 pm

Regional silver alert issued for missing Lake Station man

Regional silver alert issued for missing Lake Station man

LAKE STATION | Authorities are searching for a man missing from Lake Station since Monday.

June 26, 2014 10:13 am

Adult learners can apply for several scholarships

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Foundation will begin accepting online scholarship applications Tuesday for the Women’s Giving Circle …

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

High speed chase ends in empty gas tank for Lake Station suspect

MERRILLVILLE | A high-speed pursuit on Interstate 65 late Tuesday was a gas guzzler, Merrillville police said.

June 25, 2014 5:23 pm

Lake County Fair opens office, announces grandstand schedule

CROWN POINT | Summer has officially arrived, and the Lake County Fair Secretary’s Office is now open for business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

State rewards Hammond, Lake Station for best traffic enforcement

Several Lake County police departments wrote so many traffic tickets last year the state is putting an $18,000 wager down that they can step u…

June 16, 2014 6:58 pm

A lifetime of education awaits you. . . at the library

Question: Where can you get an education without first having to pass an entrance exam or pay tuition?

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Youth football and cheer league starts 'Tackling Bullying' program

Youth football and cheer league starts 'Tackling Bullying' program

PORTAGE | "I'm just hoping they'll make me a little more buff," Paul Cuellar said of his pending illustrated depiction.

June 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

HAMMOND | Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist's niece was among four people arrested Wednesday during searches of homes in Gary and Hammond, o…

June 12, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Dads are celebrated this week at Bellaboo's

LAKE STATION | It is Rad Dad Week at Bellaboo’s Pay and Discovery Center through Father's Day this Sunday. All special activities are included…

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

6-year-old calls 911 to help ailing mom on interstate

LAKE STATION | A 6-year-old Thornton boy told police he did what his teachers and mother taught him to do Saturday when she suffered a medical…

June 07, 2014 6:55 pm

GEO Group will work with Hobart to demolish fire-ravaged building

GEO Group will work with Hobart to demolish fire-ravaged building

HOBART | GEO Group, which owns the property where a fire occurred Wednesday at the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Hall, said it's wor…

June 05, 2014 7:04 pm

Gary man pleads guilty in federal court to tax fraud

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty to one count of defrauding the U.S. government on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 5:16 pm

Pedaling pals

Pedaling pals

June 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Station police officer injured in crash

Lake Station police officer injured in crash

LAKE STATION | A Lake Station policeman going to a fight-in-progress call was involved in a crash Saturday that sent four people to the hospital.

May 31, 2014 11:30 pm

Soderquist, Brakley trial reset for October

HAMMOND | The public corruption trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter has been rescheduled to Oct. 20, fede…

May 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Parents can get child car seats checked Saturday

LAKE STATION | NorthShore Health Centers is hosting a free Child Car Seat Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at NorthShore, 2490 Central A…

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

Police seek Lake Station man accused of stabbing neighbor

Police seek Lake Station man accused of stabbing neighbor

LAKE STATION | A 46-year-old man is accused of stabbing his neighbor with a steak knife after offering to save the neighbor's life, according …

May 27, 2014 12:05 am

Lake Memorial Day roundup

With graveside services, wreath-laying ceremonies and parades, the region is celebrating Memorial Day weekend.

May 24, 2014 12:14 pm

Lake Station mayor misidentified

A story in some Friday editions misidentified Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist. The Times regrets the error.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Soderquist returns to council meeting

LAKE STATION | For the first time since pleading not guilty to multiple corruption charges in April, Mayor Keith Soderquist returned to chair …

May 22, 2014 9:40 pm

Work starts on second Toll Road ramp next week

Demolition and reconstruction of another ramp at the Indiana Toll Road interchange with the Borman Expressway in Lake Station will begin next …

May 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Lake Station tax preparer admits fraud, identity theft

HAMMOND | A Lake Station man pleaded guilty Monday to charges involving a 2010 tax fraud scheme in which he inflated customers' income amounts…

May 20, 2014 12:05 am

Club grows service through fundraising efforts

Club grows service through fundraising efforts

HOBART | The Hobart Garden Club negates the image of club members attending tea parties in flowered sundresses to discuss their azalea blooms …

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Join the fun and sign up for Summer Reading programs

Join the fun and sign up for Summer Reading programs

Exploding Art, Splish-Splash Science, H2O-Ology. . .this summer is all about science and other fun activities at the Lake County Public Library.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
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