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The U.S. has survived elections as well as the Civil War

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Museum trips offer chance to make friends with marionettes and more

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.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Duneland during the Civil War

Duneland during the Civil War

CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War. 

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.

June 28, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

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.

June 21, 2014 6:19 pm Video Photos

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Battle of Stones River featured NWI heroes

Battle of Stones River featured NWI heroes

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 …

June 21, 2014 2:00 pm
MARC CHASE: A date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

MARC CHASE: A date with history and the 'Bloody 9th'

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.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: A region epic of loneliness, war and remembrance

MARC CHASE: A region epic of loneliness, war and remembrance

Highland's Adolph Hufenhauser spent some of his last days alone and starving on a straw-covered bench inside a shack on Ridge Road.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

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.

May 28, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

"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."

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

MARC CHASE: Don't yawn, library film is window to region

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.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: The curious case of a son of Merrillville

MARC CHASE: The curious case of a son of Merrillville

Sometimes curiosity kills the cat. But every now and then it brings us closer to those with whom we've previously quarreled.

May 06, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central Thespians go international at festival

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.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

“Saving Lincoln” is a well-told story worth venturing out to see

When I was a history teacher, many years ago, I used to ask my students trick questions. Really, they were thought provokers.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

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.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Bailiwick Chicago's 'Dessa Rose' moving 'Old South' stage story

OFFBEAT: Bailiwick Chicago's 'Dessa Rose' moving 'Old South' stage story

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Many African Americans fought on Union side

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.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
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