Story contained errors: A story in some Saturday editions about St. John's 175th anniversary contained several errors. St. John Elevator burned years ago, Pierce Iron Works is no longer in St. John, and Lake Hills Country Club is now an upscale subdivision. The Times regrets the errors.
Landon Sarkey, from left, Olivia Connelly and Isabella Sarkey compete Saturday in the ages 5-and-under Twinkie-eating contest. Landon Sarkey won a $10 gift certificate to McDonald's at the St. John 175th Anniversary Festival.
When John and Johanna Hack and their eight children arrived in a wagon in the wilderness of Northwest Indiana in 1837, a town named St. John was born.
ST. JOHN | A festival atmosphere descends on St. John this weekend.
Cows, a history symbol in Chicago because of "the Great Fire," are prized mascots at Lincoln Park Zoo in the farm display area and will be center stage Tuesday, July 24, 2012, for a 175th Anniversary Tribute to the Windy City at the zoo using the theme "Chi-Cow-Go."
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