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Munster robotics team heads to international championship

Munster robotics team heads to international championship

MUNSTER | In five years, a team of 25 students has gone from starting a new robotics team to heading to the international competition.

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Munster cancels study session with safety board on Monday

MUNSTER | The joint study session between the Munster Town Council and the Board of Safety, originally scheduled for Monday, has been canceled.

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White Oak rail crossing closes Monday for repairs

White Oak rail crossing closes Monday for repairs

MUNSTER | Before the expected traffic snarls associated with the Calumet Avenue/45th Street underpass project commence next year, drivers will…

April 19, 2014 6:11 pm

Free programs and support groups benefit patients and families

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

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Local churches of various faiths are celebrating Holy Week with both old and new traditions.

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Grandmother made activity books

Grandmother made activity books

Bonnie Jean Spoerner was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother, said Jack Spoerner, her husband of 60 years.

April 17, 2014 12:05 am

Two Munster teams headed to National Science Olympiad

Two Munster teams headed to National Science Olympiad

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Cedar Lake postpones South Shore vote

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has postponed a vote on the South Shore extension financing until next month.

April 16, 2014 8:15 pm

Auxiliary donates to SWAT team

Auxiliary donates to SWAT team

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Shred Day to benefit Opportunity Enterprises

CROWN POINT | Oak Partners Inc. is offering an opportunity to clear your clutter for a cause.

April 15, 2014 2:16 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee options

FLOSSMOOR | Dr. David Smith, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a lunch discussion at n…

April 15, 2014 10:45 am

CN to close White Oak Ave. crossing beginning Monday

MUNSTER | The Canadian National Railway is closing the at-grade crossing at White Oak Avenue, just south of 45th Street, for improvements from…

April 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Community starts Passover holiday

MUNSTER | People across Northwest Indiana began observing Passover on Monday night. 

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Self-made man turned hobby into business

Self-made man turned hobby into business

Michael J. "Mike" Moricz was an independent, self-made man who turned a hobby he loved into a profitable business, his daughter-in-law Betsy M…

April 14, 2014 12:05 am

Hospice offers grief support for children and teens

MUNSTER | Hospice of the Calumet Area sponsors a Healing Hearts program provides counseling through a bereavement support group for children a…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Pick up free food Wednesday at Munster Pantry on the Go

MUNSTER | A Pantry on the Go event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Family Christian Center, 340 45th Ave. in Munster.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

City of Gary and Jewish Federation of NWI volunteer at food bank

City of Gary and Jewish Federation of NWI volunteer at food bank

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Trains roll on in region

Trains roll on in region

A Times analysis of Canadian National operating reports for February shows blockages of 10 minutes or more have tripled during the past two years

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Cast of thousands contributes to 'Jesus of Nazareth' production at Munster church

Cast of thousands contributes to 'Jesus of Nazareth' production at Munster church

MUNSTER | The curtain went up Friday night on Family Christian Center’s 26th annual production of “Jesus of Nazareth.”

April 11, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Lake voting has yet to catch fire

CROWN POINT | Early voting has begun slowly in Lake County.

April 11, 2014 8:05 pm

Ritz visits Munster High

Ritz visits Munster High

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Classes and support groups help cancer patients and families

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and care…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore Arts hosts luncheon and networking

MICHIGAN CITY | South Shore Arts will host its April Chamber Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, …

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Kindergarten Roundup held online by School Town of Munster

MUNSTER | A all-day Kindergarten Roundup for the School Town of Munster is underway. Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open to childre…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Community Hospital recognized for patient service

MUNSTER | For the fourth year, Community Hospital has received the Outstanding Patient Experience award from Healthgrades, a company that eval…

April 08, 2014 12:15 am

Winfield voting site stays put for May 6 primary

CROWN POINT | Early voting begins Tuesday with no changes in the eight locations Lake County residents can use to cast a ballot before the May…

April 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Harvey man given 2 years for Munster bank robbery

CROWN POINT |  Billy Covington said Monday he robbed two banks in Illinois and Munster in a three-day period in 2010, hoping to commit suicide…

April 07, 2014 5:30 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Surgeon joins Hammond Clinic

MUNSTER | Dr. Richard Zhu has joined Franciscan Hammond Clinic in the Department of General Surgery.

April 07, 2014 4:30 pm

New Times digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

New Times digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

The Times Media Co. has named Joe Battistoni as new digital advertising director.

April 06, 2014 5:00 am

Celebrate the 'Joys of Spring'

Celebrate the 'Joys of Spring'

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Hospice Artisans and Crown Point High School art students pool their talents to benefit Hospice of the Calumet Area

Hospice Artisans and Crown Point High School art students pool their talents to benefit Hospice of the Calumet Area

CROWN POINT | Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Hospice Artisans recently formed a new and unique partnership with Crown Point High School’s Natio…

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Lake Central Thespians go international at festival

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Theatre Company of Lake Central High School will perform in Lincoln, Neb. this June, but before heading west, the …

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Children star in Shakespeare's most famous comedy

MUNSTER | The Education through Theatre program at Theater at the Center presents the enchanted world of William Shakespeare through "A Midsum…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

The Salvation Army offers free seminar for will and estate planning

MUNSTER | The Salvation Army of Lake County will host a Will and Estate Planning Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Salvation Army, 8225 Colu…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer patients and families offered classes and support groups

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and care…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Federal judge to hear Munster couple's marriage request

Federal judge to hear Munster couple's marriage request

EVANSVILLE, Ind. | A federal judge has set a hearing in the case of a Munster couple seeking to compel Indiana to recognize their legal same-s…

April 05, 2014 3:00 pm

Longest-running "Phantom" performs Saturday in Munster

Longest-running "Phantom" performs Saturday in Munster

MUNSTER | Franc D’Ambrosio, famed as “the world’s longest-running Phantom (of the Opera),” brings the stage to life at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at t…

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Munster High captures fifth straight speech team state championship

Munster High captures fifth straight speech team state championship

MUNSTER | Six hundred students representing about 60 high schools competed at the 2014 Indiana High School Forensic Association State Finals l…

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Theatre at the Center offers shows not available in Chicagoland

Theatre at the Center offers shows not available in Chicagoland

This year, Theatre at the Center is having a season of premieres, featuring shows not seen before in the Chicagoland area.

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Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales. sports and checkers are among the themes of the chairs designed by local students …

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Peoples Bank completes purchase of First Federal

Two longtime Northwest Indiana community banks have officially merged.

April 02, 2014 2:56 pm

New pastor from Valparaiso finds himself right at home in Munster

New pastor from Valparaiso finds himself right at home in Munster

Peter Speckhard, 44, is settling in as the newest pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Munster.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies. 

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm

The sky is the limit for some Munster Swim Club members

The sky is the limit for some Munster Swim Club members

MUNSTER | The view can be picturesque. An canvas of opal blue. Maybe a smattering of clouds. A hot California sun.

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Expo to feature Olympian

MERRILLVILLE | Brian Hansen, a two-time Olympian in long track speedskating who lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago, will appear at an up…

March 31, 2014 11:45 am

Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents 'Romeo and Juliet'

HAMMOND | William Shakespeare’s "Romeo & Juliet" is easily the most widely performed play in the world. But at the Towle Theater, audience…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Lauren Chapin visits region to help support Israel

Lauren Chapin visits region to help support Israel

MUNSTER | Lauren Chapin, best known as Kathy or Kitten on the beloved 1950s TV series “Father Knows Best,” loves Israel.

March 30, 2014 9:30 pm

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