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Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

HAMMOND | Four Purdue University Calumet fitness management students have received 2014-15 scholarships awarded by the university’s Department…

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NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.

July 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Pierogi parade rolls out Friday

WHITING | A Saturday night fireworks display and a polka luau are just two of several changes or additions to the city's popular Pierogi Fest.

July 21, 2014 7:42 pm

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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Flaring lights up refinery skyline

Flaring erupted from the BP Whiting flare stacks for about 10 minutes Thursday morning.

July 17, 2014 2:42 pm

Pierogi Fest parade application must be submitted by July 23

WHITING | Applications for the 2014 Pierogi Fest Polka Parade will be accepted through July 23 at the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce,…

July 16, 2014 12:05 am

Cruise to Whiting for Hollywood cars and fireworks tonight

WHITING | Cruise over to 119th Street in downtown Whiting today from 5 to 9 p.m. for a special Cruise Night show planned in honor of the City …

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

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…

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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…

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119th Street replicas a cakewalk

119th Street replicas a cakewalk

WHITING The city continued to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday with a Great American Picnic Birthday Party on 119th Street that inc…

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Whiting's Great American Picnic features small city, big cake

WHITING | Round up family and friends for Whiting’s Great American Picnic and Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Whiti…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Images of Whiting prizes presented today at gallery

WHITING | In honor of Whiting's 125th anniversary, the City of Whiting and Studio 659 are hosting an Images of Whiting Contest today through July 27.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Lake officials open E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | There was no shortage this week of companies competing for contracts to build Lake County's E-911 public safety communications system.

July 09, 2014 5:38 pm

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…

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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…

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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 …

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Whiting/Robertsdale Crime Watch will meet Thursday

WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Crime Watch group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 200 at Calumet College of St. Joseph.

July 08, 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

Crossing the Line -- Gas prices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas fo…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

Whiting parade hosts official Disney characters, large crowd

WHITING | Shortly before the start of the city's 95th annual Fourth of July parade Friday morning, 11-year-old Ariana Ferreira, of Whiting, sa…

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Whiting opens 125th anniversary celebration with Mickey and Minnie

WHITING | The City of Whiting will kick off its two-month 125th Anniversary Summer Celebration with a fireworks show at tonight at the newly r…

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

Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Oilmen honor veterans in Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

WHITING | A cane helped Danna Carter as he made his way onto the infield of Oil City Stadium.

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Mickey, Minnie Mouse expected to draw thousands to Whiting parade

WHITING | The Magic Kingdom comes to Whiting Friday with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse headlining the city’s 95th Annual 4th of July Parade.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

PHOTOS: Whiting Oilmen, Habitat host Veteran Benefit event

PHOTOS: Whiting Oilmen, Habitat host Veteran Benefit event

July 01, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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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

Whiting man charged with attempted murder in East Side shooting

Whiting man charged with attempted murder in East Side shooting

CHICAGO | A Whiting man was arrested last week in connection with a shooting that injured one person in Chicago's East Side neighborhood, police said.

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm

Oilmen game to raise funds for Veterans Build Project

WHITING | Baseball, hot dogs and support for the nation's veterans has become a tradition at the Whiting Oilmen's annual Veteran Benefit Night…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

Kalicky's service to be celebrated at Sunday Mass

WHITING | The bond between the Rev. John Kalicky and Whiting runs deep.

June 26, 2014 4:46 pm Photos

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Whiting couple accused of swindling more than $13,000 from woman

CROWN POINT | A Whiting couple are accused of fraudulently gaining power of attorney over a woman's finances and then pocketing more than $13,…

June 26, 2014 4:21 pm

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

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Once again, it has been a busy fruitful year for the Highland Redevelopment Commission with many accomplishments director Cecile L. Petro says.

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland residents love their community

Highland residents love their community

When it comes to places to live and work, residents say Highland is the best.

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland 4th of July Festival sponsored by the Highland Council of Community Events

Highland 4th of July Festival sponsored by the Highland Council of Community Events

The Fourth of July Festival kicks off at Main Square Park and features:

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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New Highland School Superintendent finds job rewarding and challenging

New Highland School Superintendent finds job rewarding and challenging

HIGHLAND - Brian Smith says his first year as Highland School Superintendent has really gone well.

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland sees surge in new businesses during the past year

Highland sees surge in new businesses during the past year

While many Northwest towns and cities struggle to attract new businesses, this past year 19 companies have made Highland their new home and a …

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland Chamber recognizes local businesses with beautification awards

Highland Chamber recognizes local businesses with beautification awards

Nine Beautification Awards were presented by the Highland Chamber of Commerce to local businesses for their strong investment and beautiful im…

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and promote good business

Highland Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and promote good business

The Highland Chamber of Commerce has three events added to its busy calendar this past year to replace the Midwest Zest Fest and help promote …

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Highland Redevelopment Commission working to save downtown ash trees

Highland Redevelopment Commission working to save downtown ash trees

The Highland Redevelopment Commission is trying to save the downtown ash trees before they are killed by the Emerald Ash Borer, director Cecil…

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm

Highland Parks Department programs benefit all age groups

Highland Parks Department programs benefit all age groups

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Human Cannonball to perform at Veterans Benefit Game

Human Cannonball to perform at Veterans Benefit Game

WHITING | In the last 15 years, David “The Bullet” Smith has performed more than 6,000 cannon shots as a human cannonball. This year, Oil City…

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Safeguarding Whihala Beach

Safeguarding Whihala Beach

June 24, 2014 6:43 pm Photos

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New economic development group raises enough to hire director

A new economic development agency in Lake County has raised enough money to hire its first executive director.

June 23, 2014 11:00 am


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