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Santa volunteers distribute books

Santa volunteers distribute books

December 19, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

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

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Fifth-grader Kenshawn Johnson poses a question to astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn on Wednesday at the Watson Academy for Boys in Gary. Handling the communications tasks are amateur radio operators John Spasojevich, from left, Greg Braun and Roy Gillis.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

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

May 08, 2013 7:10 pm Photos

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Gary Mayor and Dept. Heads Take Time Out for Reading

Gary Mayor and Dept. Heads Take Time Out for Reading

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and members of her administration did their part to help make Northwest Indiana a reading community by "putting their noses in a book." On October 5, at 10:00 a.m., everyone in Northwest Indiana was asked to stop what they were doing and read.

October 09, 2012 11:14 am Photos

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Literacy is their business

Literacy is their business

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

July 20, 2012 12:00 am
Methodist Hospitals shares the warmth of the season

Methodist Hospitals shares the warmth of the season

Methodist Hospitals celebrated the holidays with Angel Tree donations, patient visits from the RailCats and Methodist Max mascots, special holiday meals for employees, Methodist choir performances, a Christmas Book-Give-Away by the Gary Literacy Coalition and hospital staff confessions heard…

December 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers recognized at annual chamber meeting

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual meeting at Avalon Manor. In addition to installing the Board of Directors, the chamber recognized several members.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Responsibility makes communities, schools succeed

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 probation. You even understand that students need much more help than what they receive in school.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
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