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KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

Now that we have parked our snowblowers in favor of lawnmowers, and traded our snow shovels for spades, it is time to talk about environmentally responsible gardening. Whatever patch of green you call home, whether it is a few patio planters, prize-winning veggies or acres of turf, how you t…

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Potash warehouse could be online in late 2014

Potash warehouse could be online in late 2014

The building of Potash Corp.'s new transfer facility in Hammond has been delayed, but the Canadian company remains firmly committed to the project, having spent $12 million at the site already, a top Potash Corp. executive said Friday.

April 19, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso could turn sludge savings to earnings

VALPARAISO | Applying the city's annual 4 million gallons of treated sewage on area farm fields has been a good thing for the farmers and the city, but turning the sludge into compost could prove to be an even bigger boon for the city.

December 02, 2012 8:15 pm

Wilson Industrial Sales expanding in Rensselaer

A wholesale marketer and distributor of inorganic chemicals is building a new facility in Rensselaer and plans to create up to 15 jobs in the city by 2015, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Wednesday.

May 09, 2012 12:00 pm
A Thanksgiving for garden soil

A Thanksgiving for garden soil

For putting food on our tables, let's give thanks to the soil in our vegetable gardens.

November 23, 2011 9:00 pm
Mayor says Potash Hammond facility almost a deal

Mayor says Potash Hammond facility almost a deal

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said he expects to close a deal by Nov. 1 to locate a major rail transfer facility for Potash Corp. adjacent to Hammond's Gibson Yard. "For all intents and purposes, it's a done deal," McDermott told the Times.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mayor says Potash Hammond facility almost done deal

Mayor says Potash Hammond facility almost done deal

Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said he expects to close a deal by Nov. 1 that will locate a major rail transfer facility for Potash Corp. adjacent to Hammond's Gibson Yard.

October 12, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

Spring has finally gotten a solid grip on the region, and green is busting out all over. With spring comes a pretty long list of yardwork and gardening chores. Along with the thrill of watching spring bulbs bloom, lawn mowers, gardening equipment and lawn spreaders are coming out of the gara…

April 23, 2011 12:00 am
Hammond hopes for $80M deal with world's largest fertilizer producer

Hammond hopes for $80M deal with world's largest fertilizer producer

The world's largest fertilizer producer wants to locate a rail transfer center in Hammond at the Gibson Yard, which could kick off more development and job creation there, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.

March 31, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Hammond hopes for $80M deal with world's largest fertilizer producer

Hammond hopes for $80M deal with world's largest fertilizer producer

The world's largest fertilizer producer wants to locate a rail transfer center in Hammond at the Gibson Yard, which could kick off more development and job creation there, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.

March 31, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Pros and cons of organic vs. synthetic fertilizers

Pros and cons of organic vs. synthetic fertilizers

Another growing season is fast approaching, and before you can seed you must feed.

March 24, 2011 12:00 am
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