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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chicago WGN Critic Roy Leonard helped herald NWI stage

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chicago WGN Critic Roy Leonard helped herald NWI stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

Dave Casbon, of Casbon Electric in Valparaiso, gives Bill Wellman, owner of the new The Court restaurant in Valparaiso, a free Pioneer stereo system in this October 1976 photo. Casbon Electric advertised a free stereo system to anyone who showed up with a pachyderm. Wellman, a Valparaiso leg…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Okinawa

JOHN WOLF: My World War II experiences in Okinawa

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Baked in Family Tradition: Henze grandson back in bakery biz with purchase of Chuck's Bakery

Baked in Family Tradition: Henze grandson back in bakery biz with purchase of Chuck's Bakery

Heinz Henze Jr. said he's dough-kneading, powdered sugar-sifting proof that baking is a family trade art form.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 scheduled for Tuesday at Oil City Stadium.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will give local legend Bill Wellman a special 90th birthday celebration Saturday afternoon during the Test Drive and Taste festival. 

June 25, 2014 10:15 am
OFFBEAT: Region's theater icon Bill Wellman celebrates 90th birthday

OFFBEAT: Region's theater icon Bill Wellman celebrates 90th birthday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Bill Wellman at his Office at Whiteco Industries April 1989

Bill Wellman at his Office at Whiteco Industries April 1989

Bill Wellman, shown at his office at Whiteco Industries in Merrillville in April 1989, celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday, June 16, 2014.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
FLICK AND STATUE

FLICK AND STATUE

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

November 21, 2013 7:19 pm
This Year in the Arts: A Calendar of Anniversaries

This Year in the Arts: A Calendar of Anniversaries

A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

November 01, 2013 4:14 pm
DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

These pages from Dec. 24, 2006, show the story about "A Christmas Story" having strong Hammond ties and Doug Ross' column suggestion Hammond and the local tourism bureau capitalize on that classic movie's local ties.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

Bill Wellman, standing in the background looking at the statue of Flick licking the flagpole, deserves credit for the statue. Also shown are Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, and actor Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the classic mo…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

You might still be on a Halloween sugar buzz, but I spent this week thinking about Christmas. Specifically, I had a lot of memories of the movie, "A Christmas Story."

November 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

HAMMOND | Flick getting his tongue stuck on a freezing metal flag pole at Warren G. Harding Elementary School remains a symbol of growing up in Northwest Indiana thanks to the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story."

October 29, 2013 5:57 pm Photos

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Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwatrz, the actor who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story" poses for photographs during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority employees dress up for the unveiling of a new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the movie "A Christmas Story," poses for a photograph with Jean Howell, daughter of the real-life Flick, during an unveiling of a new statue of Flick at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

A new statue of Flick from the movie "A Christmas Story" now is in front of the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Flick's lick from 'A Christmas Story' becomes permanent part of Indiana Welcome Center

Sammy Raykovich, 4, of Crown Point, watches the unveiling of a new statue of Flick at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
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