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Local pair earns recognition in World Wide Bridge Contest

Local pair earns recognition in World Wide Bridge Contest

Alan Geller, of Munster, and Dave Bigler, of Hobart, were the top scorers from northwest Indiana in a World Wide Bridge Contest held June 7, submitting an overall score of 59.30 percent, for which they were presented with a Heat Winning Certificate.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

OFFBEAT: Chesterton's funny guy Jim Gaffigan getting TV sitcom

The last time comedian and Chesterton claim-to-fame Jim Gaffigan played any dates in Northwest Indiana was August 2013 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

August 02, 2014 5:51 am
Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, originally from Chesterton, has gotten a green light for a full season of his pilot comedy sitcom, "The Gaffigan Show," which is set to air on cable's TV Land in 2015.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm
Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It attests to the fact that the player has acquired enough master points and the requisite number of black, silver, red and gold points to be considered…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Mineral Springs Road at Dune Acres to be closed

DUNE ACRES | Railworks Track Services has been hired by the Chicago South Shore Railroad to rehab the Mineral Springs crossing at the entrance to Dune Acres off U.S. 12.

June 24, 2014 1:09 pm
DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. threw his weight around Thursday, but it didn't land where he wanted.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Video

Wire problems delay South Shore, Metra Electric trains

South Shore and Metra Electric commuter trains were running 10 to 15 minutes late during the Wednesday morning rush due to wire problems in the south suburbs.

October 23, 2013 7:50 am
Massachusetts woman dies after golf cart accident

Massachusetts woman dies after golf cart accident

DUNE ACRES | A Massachusetts woman died Sunday after police said she fell from a golf cart operated by a man arrested on a drunken driving charge.

July 15, 2013 3:05 pm

Little town of Beverly Shores leads Porter County per-capita debt

The small lakefront community of Beverly Shores has a fraction of the population of the city of Portage, yet is carrying three times the amount of debt per full-time resident, according to online municipal financial reports.

April 27, 2013 7:30 pm

Westbound South Shore trains running on time after early morning delays

All westbound South Shore trains are operating on schedule after early morning delays of up to 20 minutes due to red signals east of the Dune Park station, according to a statement issued by the commuter rail line.

April 24, 2013 7:50 am
Dune Acres dedicated to neighbors, environment

Dune Acres dedicated to neighbors, environment

DUNE ACRES | Dune Acres was incorporated as a town in 1923 with a population of 16 people living in five homes. They wanted to develop an upscale community in the Indiana Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan akin to those on Chicago’s North Shore.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cowles Bog coalition seeks preliminary injunction to halt tree removal

HAMMOND | The Coalition to Protect Cowles Bog Area filed a motion Monday seeking to prevent the National Park Service from cutting down 3,400 trees until the conclusion of their lawsuit, federal court records show.

December 31, 2012 3:32 pm

Controlled burns planned near Dune Acres, Griffith today

Fire teams from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are planning controlled burns near Dune Acres and Griffith today

November 29, 2012 7:51 am
Lansing-based nonprofit hosts golf outing

Lansing-based nonprofit hosts golf outing

Last year's champions at the LARC annual golf outing are, from left, Terry McKenna, of Beverly Shores; Bob Lauer, of Dune Acres; Craig Slosson, of Crown Point, and Chuck Gist, of Schererville. With them is LARC Executive Director Lora Hurling and Garry Buell, far right, LARC's director of pu…

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Porter Co. schools chip in to save truancy diversion program

VALPARAISO | School districts across Porter County have pitched in to keep a 10-year-old truancy diversion program alive.

May 28, 2012 8:00 pm
Duneland officials to call on public panel to help budget new tax money

Duneland officials to call on public panel to help budget new tax money

CHESTERTON | In the wake of last week's tax referendum victory, Duneland School Corp. officials want to find three to five community members to help them decide how to spend the additional revenue.

May 12, 2012 5:15 pm
Duneland schools looking to voters for tax increase

Duneland schools looking to voters for tax increase

CHESTERTON | Twelve years after helping lead a successful petition drive to build a new high school, Jim Jeselnick is promoting the call for a tax increase to support school district operations.

April 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Duneland summer school funding cuts unveiled

CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. board heard how the state's cuts to financial reimbursement for summer school will affect the district's offerings this year.

March 05, 2012 9:00 pm
Dune Acres energized in being 'a sleepy place'

Dune Acres energized in being 'a sleepy place'

DUNE ACRES | While some communities look to change, Dune Acres finds its charm in remaining "a constant."

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

Duneland School Board approves placing tax referendum on primary ballot

CHESTERTON | Members of the Duneland School Corp. board voted unanimously Monday to ask voters in the spring to bless the district's request for more money.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am
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