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Munster man charged in fatal DUI crash to stand trial next year

Munster man charged in fatal DUI crash to stand trial next year

CROWN POINT | Michael Temores won't stand trial until early next year in the fatal crash that killed a Lansing man.  

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Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

Munster Swim Club wins age-group relay; Kyle Adams pans four golds

MUNSTER | Matt Lee does see the irony in having his Munster Swim Club travel down to Indianapolis for its Indiana Age-Group State Championship…

12 hours ago

Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

Compassionate care earns staffers top peer awards

MUNSTER | Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient c…

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note

Music helps cancer patients heal on a positive note

MUNSTER | If you listen closely, you may hear the sounds of pickin’, strummin’ and hummin’ coming from the Cancer Resource Centre thanks to be…

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Family Christian Center to host job fair, workshops

MUNSTER | Family Christian Center, 340 W. 45th St., is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29. 

August 21, 2014 10:45 am

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.

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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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Griffith Youth Soccer Program teaches life lessons

Griffith Youth Soccer Program teaches life lessons

Participation in youth soccer teaches players the essential life skills of leadership, confidence, creativity and competition, Dan Perez, pres…

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New Griffith businesses thrive

New Griffith businesses thrive

In its short existence, Griffith’s Grindhouse Café has already earned the distinction of being chosen by NWI Times’ readers as the “Best Place…

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Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council hosted the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime celebratio…

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A Munster tradition returns

A Munster tradition returns

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Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

Chief Justice Rush takes helm of Indiana's courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Loretta Rush vowed to respect the rule of law and promote "fair, impartial, effective justice" as the new chief justice of Indiana.

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Munster man, 24, enters plea agreement in fatal crash

Munster man, 24, enters plea agreement in fatal crash

CROWN POINT | A Munster man admitted Friday to causing a crash in 2012 that killed his front-seat passenger, according to court records. 

August 18, 2014 4:30 pm

A library card is the smartest card you can own

As the new school year arrives, the Lake County Public Library would like families to be aware how important a library card can be. That is wh…

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

TINLEY PARK | Forty years ago, inspired by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, KISS took the concert experience to all new levels featuring p…

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Special ed can begin before school

Parents need not wait until the start of their child's first school year to start receiving special education services, said Indiana Youth Ins…

August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

Munster school leaders blame state for deficit

MUNSTER | Munster school leaders blame the district's $8 million deficit on a state funding formula, a 2008 state take over of the general fun…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Legislator decries attacks continue on public education

MUNSTER | One state representative believes Munster's deficit is the result of a continuing attack on public education. 

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become …

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Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

MUNSTER | There are eight Elliott Elementary and Wilbur Wright Middle school students who can truly say their summer vacation was out of this world.

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Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper fails to show up for court

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point woman accused of stealing more than $33,000 in donations from the One Region social action organization is schedul…

August 15, 2014 12:05 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 41: Carmelite Monastery

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 41: Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Monastery on Ridge Road in Munster has a long history with the area's Polish Catholic community.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

The Salvation Army provides backpacks at annual carnival

The Salvation Army provides backpacks at annual carnival

MUNSTER | The Salvation Army’s sent more than 100 children back to school with smiles and full backpacks thanks to its annual Back to School C…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks for a great ride and a lot of memories

This is my last regular monthly column as Munster town manager. I have enjoyed sharing with you some of the things going on in Munster and Nor…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Get a taste of what's in your own backyard at “Theatrepalooza”

MERRILLVILLE | Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder?

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Munster High School’s Nia Clark was recently named a national champion at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament, held in …

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Steger man charged in robbery at Munster bank

MUNSTER | A Steger man was charged Thursday in connection with a robbery earlier this week at a Chase Bank branch in Munster.

August 14, 2014 6:18 pm

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produce…

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighbori…

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become …

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Adoption fees waived for education personnel at Humane Society

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will waive adoption fees Saturday for school teachers, coaches, administrators and staff as part of the …

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Head to cancer center for support groups, exercise and education

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit programs and support groups for those with …

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 39: Ridge Road

One of the Region’s most important thoroughfares has a long and stories history.

August 13, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

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Munster police seeking tips in Chase Bank robbery

Munster police seeking tips in Chase Bank robbery

MUNSTER | Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery Tuesday morning at a Chase Bank branch in Munster.

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School year starts with controversial new standards

School year starts with controversial new standards

New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins. 

August 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Munster schools face financial woes

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster is in rough financial straits, including being behind on NIPSCO bills, according to information provided …

August 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita…

August 11, 2014 1:55 pm Related

Two-day pilgrimage completed

Two-day pilgrimage completed

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State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community…

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Local groups continue raising funds for slain officer's family

Local groups continue raising funds for slain officer's family

GARY | Local organizations are having fundraisers this month for the family of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield. 

August 10, 2014 12:30 pm

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First babies arrive at new Community Hospital birthing center

First babies arrive at new Community Hospital birthing center

MUNSTER | It didn't take long for the stork to find the newly-expanded Community Hospital Family Birthing Center.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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South Shore Arts luncheon is Wednesday at Fair Oaks

South Shore Arts' August Chamber Luncheon is inviting Region 4 members to its monthly social gathering, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to …

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels schedules training for new volunteers

MERRILLVILLE | Meals on Wheels invites interested volunteers candidates to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session at the Meals on…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Photographers have two chances to learn and share

Area photographers have two opportunities this week to share their work and ideas with fellow shutterbugs.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
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