The town of Porter, often referred to as "the missing link" of the regional trail system, is positioned to open three connector paths that will link Porter County towns and cities to neighboring counties and neighboring states. These newly minted trails will make Porter more accessible to su…
CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s Thursday Adventures continues on Thursday, July 12, at 1 p.m. when Into the Woods participants are invited to the Fairy Walk at Bailly Homestead.
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PORTER | Mark Schurr stood in the dry sun outside on the grounds of Bailly Homestead, holding a pole with a prism on top like Indiana Jones out of a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Sad to say, but the closed bridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is becoming a symbol of the Calumet Region.
PORTER | Several Cub Scouts in Pack 773 from Annunciata Parish on Chicago's East Side spent a day of learning while having fun during Duneland Heritage Days at the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm on a recent Sunday in September.
Liam Bermejo, Wolf Scout, conquers his fears and lets a tarantula sit on his hand while vising the Chellberg Farm in Porter. The tarantula, Hannah, lives at the Field Museum.
In the front are, from left, Cub Scouts Austin Crocker, Liam Bermejo, Miguel Trejo and Gio Trejo and, in the back row, Antonio Aguilera with Native American Nibbs and Mischell Trejo and Elise Aguilera.
Antonio Aguilera learns how to wash clothes the "old-fashioned way" while Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker wait for their turn at the task.
Scouts and their sisters take a log break after working together to climb the hill. Pictured are Elise and Antonio Aguilera, Liam Bermejo, Miguel, Mishelle, Gio Trejo and Austin Crocker.
PORTER | Bright sunshine and mild breezes welcome visitors Saturday to Duneland Heritage Days at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
KOUTS | He was a fur trader, a voyageur, a carpenter and a land speculator.
Rita Duncan, genealogist for the Native American Nations of the Great Lakes region, talks about region historical figure Joseph Bailly on Tuesday as part of a presentation to the Kankakee Valley Historical Society in Kouts. The Bailly Homestead is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Porter County is a rich source of ethereal encounters for the Indiana Ghost Trackers, according to the members of the group.
PORTER | No one answered the door or the repeated calls for responses at the Chellberg Farm on Thursday. That's not too surprising, since no one has lived there for decades.
Business and community leaders gathered Thursday on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Portage to celebrate the centerpiece of the Marquette Plan -- the creation of a new park on what was once a toxic wasteland.
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