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A small sign outside Tolbert & Tolbert law offices in Gary has served as a big indicator for Shelice Tolbert.


GARY | In an effort to make Gary a "reading city," the Gary Literacy Coalition is hosting an event Tuesday that will offer free books and feat…

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Mentoring has always played a huge role in Eddie Melton’s life, and the Gary-born man is devoted to creating mentoring opportunities for young…

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GARY | Judy K. Ball blends her love of learning and God as an educator, an advocate for children and a community volunteer.


GARY | Laps For Literacy is committed to putting a book in the hands of a child in every home in Gary. Bring members of an organization, schoo…

  • John J. Watkins, The Times

Students listen as questions are asked of international space station astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn.

  • John J. Watkins, The Times

Fifth-grader Kenshawn Johnson poses a question to astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn on Wednesday at the Watson Academy for Boys in Gary. Handli…

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  • Deborah Laverty, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2223

GARY | A Lew Wallace STEM Academy junior was starry-eyed after asking astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn a question live from the International …

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GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and members of her administration did their part to help make Northwest Indiana a reading community by "putt…


GARY | Gary Literacy Coalition held its first open house last month to introduce residents to the coalition and its mission, activities and ac…

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Methodist Hospitals celebrated the holidays with Angel Tree donations, patient visits from the RailCats and Methodist Max mascots, special hol…

  • By Sue Reed Times Columnist

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual meeting at Avalon Manor. In addition to installing the Board of Directors, th…

  • By Philip Potempa, (219) 852-4327

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.



  • By Danita Johnson Hughes

By now, you've heard that students in Northwest Indiana need help. You've heard that several high schools in the region are on academic probat…