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Portage American Legion to hold election meeting

PORTAGE | The Portage American Legion Post 260 is accepting nominations for the election of a new post commander and finance officer due to the recent resignations from those posts.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Doughboy stands in tribute to U.S. soldiers of WWI and beyond

“The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history's clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.”

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point building its own fields of dreams

CROWN POINT | They really know how to play ball in Crown Point, and that means they need a lot of ball fields.

July 17, 2014 7:41 pm

Fundraiser planned for Portage police, fire dogs

PORTAGE | A fundraiser and Rock 'n Blues show will be held Aug. 2 to benefit the Portage Police K9s and Portage Fire Department dog Bosco.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: A week to shape a lifetime

YOUNG VOICES: A week to shape a lifetime

Recently, I had the honor of attending Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola. It was a supreme distinction for me to represent Lake Central among 550 other rising seniors across Indiana.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

Longtime umpire Jacques 'Jack' Campbell found his calling

How even-tempered was Jacques "Jack" Campbell?

June 27, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Remembering the sacrifice

Remembering the sacrifice

Dale Kats, American Legion Post 697 past commander, watches as Commander Bert Gangolf places an American flag by the grave marker on a World War I veteran on Friday morning in honor of Memorial Day.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am
Remembering the sacrifice

Remembering the sacrifice

Bert Gangolf, American Legion Post 697 commander, finds a grave marker on Friday morning in Oak Glen Cemetery in Lansing to place an American flag in honor of Memorial Day.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

National American Legion official to speak at park service Monday

LEROY | Robert Eugene Newman, national vice commander for the Central Region of the American Legion, will be a guest speaker at the Memorial Day Service at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Stoney Run County Park, 142nd and Union Street, about seven miles east of Crown Point. A U.S. Navy veteran (1965-69)…

May 23, 2014 1:18 pm
FROM the FARM: Mock Hostess Sno Ball Cake great for gatherings

FROM the FARM: Mock Hostess Sno Ball Cake great for gatherings

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

National veterans convoy to stop at PHS Tuesday

PORTAGE | On Tuesday, a convoy of motorcyclists will be traveling through Portage, stopping off at Portage High School for a program with the school's JROTC students.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Coats rips management of U.S. veterans agency

Coats rips management of U.S. veterans agency

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., condemned the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, claiming the federal agency is plagued by a culture of mismanagement and indifference to veterans' needs.

May 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Dyngus Day at Portage American Legion

Dyngus Day at Portage American Legion

Cyndi Back, auxillary president, left, and Carolyn Shipla dish up carry out orders of Polish sausage, sauerkraut, new potatoes, grilled onions and sour cream Monday at The American Legion Post 260 in Portage as they celebrate Dyngus Day with a lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fund…

April 21, 2014 4:06 pm
Dyngus Day at Portage American Legion

Dyngus Day at Portage American Legion

Cyndi Back, auxillary president of The American Legion Post 260, serves Diane and Bob Samansky, of Portage, on Monday during Dyngus Day lunch and dinner at the post's hall. In the foreground are Jim and Pat Brown, of Valparaiso. The post served up Polish sausage, sauerkraut, new potatoes, gr…

April 21, 2014 4:06 pm
Portage Legion Auxiliary thanks city workers with lunch

Portage Legion Auxiliary thanks city workers with lunch

PORTAGE | It was a long, hard winter on city workers.

April 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage Legion post hosts help session Saturday for NWI vets

PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold a help/informational seminar for veterans regarding the Veterans Administration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave. Doors open at 1.

January 11, 2014 7:09 pm

Hobart American Legion to remember Pearl Harbor

HOBART | The Hobart American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 11 a.m. today.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am
Riders get revved up about helping kids

Riders get revved up about helping kids

November 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Vietnam vets among largest group on hand for Stoney Run service

Vietnam vets among largest group on hand for Stoney Run service

LEROY | Jim Koutz was traveling deep into the countryside of Vietnam last summer, more than 40 years after leaving the country and its unpopular war behind.

November 09, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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