VALPARAISO | How do you plan meals for about 3,000 volunteers over the seven-day construction of the ValPLAYso playground build? According to Jeanne Baird, it was "pretty easy."
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.
“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.”
CROWN POINT | They really know how to play ball in Crown Point, and that means they need a lot of ball fields.
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.
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.
How even-tempered was Jacques "Jack" Campbell?
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.
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.
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.
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)…
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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.
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.
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…
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…
PORTAGE | It was a long, hard winter on city workers.
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.
HOBART | The Hobart American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at 11 a.m. today.
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