As we approach mid-term elections nationwide, we would do well to remember that in spite of events, the work of a democracy must go on.
Some of us spend the late days of summer mourning the impending passing of another warm season. The parents among us also look ahead with hopes of a successful school year for our children.
Years ago my husband and I went to Prague, specifically to see Czech marionettes perform a Mozart opera. I had been told by friends that it was the perfect place for us to vacation.
CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War.
They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.
Gratitude has no expiration date.
With a bullet in his rib cage, another in his arm and men dying all around him, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was in the virtual depths of hell.
The Battle of Stones River marked the Civil War's eighth bloodiest battle as 41,000 Union and 35,000 Confederate troops clashed near Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Times' Marc Chase visited the Stones River National Battlefield where hundreds of men from Porter, LaPorte and Lake counties fought in …
Perhaps it will be like the summer day described in one of Hoosier author Ambrose Bierce's late 19th century short stories when I visit Stones River National Battlefield later this week in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Highland's Adolph Hufenhauser spent some of his last days alone and starving on a straw-covered bench inside a shack on Ridge Road.
CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, volunteers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the Union Army soldiers fighting in a bloody Virginia campaign in which men died by the thousands.
"I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring."
Hundreds of reels of microfilm are the storage vaults of our region's story — from casualty reports in the Civil War to local reactions to the first man stepping foot on the moon.
Sometimes curiosity kills the cat. But every now and then it brings us closer to those with whom we've previously quarreled.
Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.
ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Theatre Company of Lake Central High School will perform in Lincoln, Neb. this June, but before heading west, the young thespians are treating local theatergoers to a preview.
When I was a history teacher, many years ago, I used to ask my students trick questions. Really, they were thought provokers.
HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Regarding Gene Wolfe’s letter, it’s worth noting some 40,000 of the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War were African-American.
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