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Korean veteran was a quiet hero and patriot

Korean veteran was a quiet hero and patriot

Korean Conflict veteran Stanley Koliboski, who was living in Schererville when he died last spring at 87, kept an U.S. Army uniform that fit him his whole adult life. Though he was proud of his service, his widow Theresa said recently, he didn’t like to talk about it.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Harbor lights show the way for East Chicago's Mirko Blesich

AL HAMNIK: Harbor lights show the way for East Chicago's Mirko Blesich

John Baratto's East Chicago Washington basketball teams produced several great players, but the movie credits didn't end there.

June 04, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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ECW grad, former Bears' return standout Ron Smith dead at age 70

ECW grad, former Bears' return standout Ron Smith dead at age 70

Ron Smith was a walking contradiction, extremely proud of his athletic prowess but as private as an island paradise.

June 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Gridiron greats grew up to make their mark in other fields

High school sports generally, and football in particular, have produced some strange results.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

Calumet Region has always been filled with songbirds

A few weeks ago I wrote about the latest sensation, a child with an adult's voice. The response to that column has been interesting.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am
91-year-old Purdue Calumet Student Edgar Spikes stays young using his mind

91-year-old Purdue Calumet Student Edgar Spikes stays young using his mind

HAMMOND | Edgar Spikes has visited 49 of the 50 United States and traveled the world extensively. One of the few places he had not visited much was a college campus, but the 91-year-old East Chicago resident is making up for lost time.

November 22, 2011 1:17 pm
OFFBEAT: Local author pens mystery, 'Twilight' stars coming to Chicagoland cinema

OFFBEAT: Local author pens mystery, 'Twilight' stars coming to Chicagoland cinema

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Washington legend, Olympic gold medalists visits E.C. HOF

Washington legend, Olympic gold medalists visits E.C. HOF

EAST CHICAGO | Forlorn NBA fans are in the need for some good news, or at least a half-court shot of hope.

September 26, 2011 10:00 pm

Ice skating memories of youth tinged with sadness

History, to a large extent, is made up of fragments that add up to a whole. Sometimes, these "wholes" go completely unrecorded, but nevertheless make a deep impression on one's mind. Such was the case of one we will deal with today.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am

E.C.'s Boryla was a star on and off the basketball court

Sept. 16 will be a day remembered as London's loss and the Calumet Region's gain. That's because Vinny Boryla will be putting away Teibel's boned and buttered perch rather than England's fish and chips.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am

Trip out West leads to reunion with E.C. friend

We tend to praise to the heavens our earthly achievements, as if we had everything to do with them. This week, I had reason to rediscover the fact that there is a higher power driving us toward laudable goals.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am

Barnett was more than the pride of the Panthers on the court

The brightest star in the galaxy shined brightly that night. Of course this was back when Hoosier basketball was Hoosier basketball - before the morons outflanked the game and legislated it into powdered recollections.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

Harborites say "S'long, pal" to a true legend

I did not know Frank Hanak, or very much about him, but one day I heard a story of how he was down in the dumps. Frank, who passed away July 22 at the age of 89, had devoted much of his adult life to education.

August 01, 2010 12:00 am

Stories - and rumors - abound about the history of the region

There are so many good stories about the history of the Calumet Region. Straying from them into gray areas is like mining for gold in a jewelry shop.

June 27, 2010 12:00 am

Today - and everyday - is a day for memories of fathers

Today is Father's Day, which, of course, makes me think of my own handsome, witty father, although I don't need a special day for that.

June 20, 2010 12:00 am
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