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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

There's a national bird — the eagle. There's an Indiana state bird — the cardinal. There's no official Northwest Indiana bird, but it likely would be the sandhill crane.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Hammond man missing in lake at Willow Slough

MOROCCO | Rescuers continued searching Sunday for a Hammond man who went missing the night before in water at JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife area in Newton County, officials said.

July 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Winter stressing NWI wildlife

A thick blanket of snow on the ground practically for the entire winter in Northwest Indiana is placing the lives of deer and other forms of wildlife at risk by making it more challenging to uncover food.

February 23, 2014 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Airport Authority reps should be local

Gary/Chicago International Airport is in the midst of big changes, from privatization to the runway extension to even a discussion of the route to future success. The Airport Authority must steer the airport well.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

DNR to stock fish at Hobart, Lake Station lakes in October

The Department of Natural Resources will stock fish at lakes in Lake Station and Hobart next month as part of the Go FishIN in the City program.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Dredging likely in future of Hobart's Lake George

HOBART | Plans to make Lake George the sparkling jewel of Hobart's downtown also involve maintaining that shine, Mayor Brian Snedecor said.

September 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Crews begin Lake George weed cleanup

Crews begin Lake George weed cleanup

HOBART | Crews from Clarke Environmental headed to Lake George on Monday to begin treating noxious vegetation in the water.

August 26, 2013 5:17 pm Photos


IDNR program teaches benefits, care of city's trees

VALPARAISO | There's more to being a good steward of the city's trees than hugging them occasionally.

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Pence appoints new public access counselor

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have a new person to call on when they need help navigating Indiana's complicated public access laws.

August 22, 2013 12:30 pm Related

LaPorte, state partner to add park property

LAPORTE | To help celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday, coming in 2016, LaPorte County Parks received a present.

May 31, 2013 7:45 pm

Speedway loan plan requires second lap to pass

INDIANAPOLIS | It took two tries, but the Indiana House approved legislation Monday providing $200 million in loans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other Hoosier motorsports companies.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Stone Lake boat race idea discussed

LAPORTE | About 150 people turned out for a public hearing Tuesday sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on plans for a boat race in LaPorte.

March 26, 2013 9:00 pm

State considering Moon Valley purchase even without mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation requiring the state to purchase Moon Valley, a 57-acre Michigan City dune habitat, will not be acted on this session — but Indiana may end up acquiring the land anyway.

February 11, 2013 5:15 pm Related


Pence appoints new state police superintendent

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday named Doug Carter, a former suburban Indianapolis sheriff and retired state trooper, to be superintendent of the Indiana State Police.

December 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Two injured over weekend in crashes in Jasper County

JASPER COUNTY | Indiana Conservation officers are investigating two separate crashes that left two people injured over the weekend.

June 25, 2012 7:30 pm
Man reported missing in Lake Michigan at Beverly Shores

Man reported missing in Lake Michigan at Beverly Shores

BEVERLY SHORES | What was normally a scene of tranquility was the setting for tragedy Monday afternoon as crews searched Beverly Shores waters and shores for a lost man.

June 18, 2012 9:45 pm Photos


Family Fun Fishing event set for Saturday at Robinson Lake

HOBART | The third annual Family Fun Fishing event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robinson Lake.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
Town honors several with memorial trees

Town honors several with memorial trees

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders on Friday presented many environmental benefits trees provide, but some trees planted during Merrillville's Arbor Day celebration serve an additional purpose.

May 11, 2012 7:50 pm Photos


Hobart officials seek public input on future use of west-side marsh area

HOBART | The public is invited to participate in a three-day Hobart Marsh planning session that begins Tuesday.

March 26, 2012 8:30 pm
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