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Area churches change with times in quest for new members

Area churches change with times in quest for new members

It's not exactly a holy war, but churches have been forced to develop a new battle plan to recapture people's interest from the myriad other obligations, attractions and distractions vying for their time and attention.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

VALPARAISO | When a parks department playground set retires, it isn't thrown in a landfill. It gets a face-lift and then travels the world.

February 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Work/After Work: The Evolving Vocation of Donna Blue Lachman

Work/After Work: The Evolving Vocation of Donna Blue Lachman

There aren’t too many of us who can say we found our calling in life right from the get-go, but for Donna Blue Lachman, a free spirit if ever there was one, recognizing her passion to become an actress, an artist, was as simple as child’s play. “I grew up in Skokie and my mother was an actre…

July 14, 2013 11:50 am Photos

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PUC professor pens book about Haiti experiences

PUC professor pens book about Haiti experiences

A Purdue University Calumet professor who narrowly escaped the 2010 Haitian earthquake by a matter of  hours has written a book in tribute to the nation, “Brush with Haiti.”

April 15, 2013 12:00 am
Old Valpo playground to get new life in Kenya

Old Valpo playground to get new life in Kenya

VALPARAISO | Playgrounds are a concept kids in many parts of the world can't comprehend.

March 23, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Pastor shares Haitian ministry work with his Crown Point church

Pastor shares Haitian ministry work with his Crown Point church

Sharing the blessings he has received is a priority for Pastor Rick Hillard of Eastlake Baptist Church in Crown Point.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo playground to get new life in Haiti

Valpo playground to get new life in Haiti

VALPARAISO | Volunteers battled the cold, wind and rain Friday to remove playground equipment at Fairgrounds Park so it can be refurbished and used at the Kids Alive International children's village in Haiti.

April 20, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Haitian orphanage on the mend after quake

Haitian orphanage on the mend after quake

HAMMOND | Two years after the massive earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, most of the country remains in desperate condition, but the Maranatha Orphanage and School is on the mend, the Hammond founder of the orphanage said Wednesday.

January 11, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Outreach director leads active ministry for the community

Outreach director leads active ministry for the community

Sally Van Bokkelen leads members of Westminster Presbyterian Church to respond to needs both near and far.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am
Haitian dignitary thanks medical missions group

Haitian dignitary thanks medical missions group

HOBART | Haitian professor Vilna Josaphat traveled to the area this week to extend thanks on behalf of his country.

January 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Valpo reaches $100,000 goal for Haitian relief

VALPARAISO | It took a year, but the city reached its goal of raising $100,000 for Haitian relief set by Mayor Jon Costas after an earthquake destroyed most of Port-au-Prince in January 2010.

January 24, 2011 7:30 pm
Haitian amputees find new outlet in soccer

Haitian amputees find new outlet in soccer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti | MacKendy Francois lost a leg in Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake, one of thousands whose limbs were amputated so they could be extricated from the rubble or to stop a dangerous infection.

January 12, 2011 8:15 pm
Crown Point family reflects on year since adopting child from Haiti

Crown Point family reflects on year since adopting child from Haiti

CROWN POINT | Cleo Matthysse, 2, was bouncing so hard on his trampoline that his elastic-waist jeans began to fall down before his father, Ryan Matthysse, swooped in.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point family reflects on year since adopting child from Haiti

Crown Point family reflects on year since adopting child from Haiti

CROWN POINT | Cleo Matthysse, 2, was bouncing so hard on his trampoline that his elastic-waist jeans began to fall down before his father, Ryan Matthysse, swooped in.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Kids Alive Haiti rescue efforts growing rapidly

Kids Alive Haiti rescue efforts growing rapidly

VALPARAISO | It's been a year since an earthquake dramatically changed life in the already poverty-stricken nation of Haiti and brought unprecedented demand for Kids Alive International to care for orphaned and abandoned children there.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am
Crash course in cholera relief

Crash course in cholera relief

HOBART | A trip to Haiti over the Thanksgiving break aimed at assisting cholera victims made a lasting impression on at least one region medical student.

December 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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IUN students raise funds for Haitian earthquake relief

IUN students raise funds for Haitian earthquake relief

Indiana University Northwest students $1,000 for Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Pictured from left to right are Kris Carlos, freshman; Krystyle Carlos, senator; Jasen Anderson, treasurer; Jerred Zukanovich, senator; Ashley Dunlap, senator; Michael Blackard, secretary; Jessica Flores, pre…

November 02, 2010 12:00 am
IUN students raise funds for Haitian relief

IUN students raise funds for Haitian relief

GARY | When Jessica Flores, a junior studying psychology and anthropology at Indiana University Northwest, watched the news and saw the devastation in Haiti caused by massive earthquakes Jan. 12, she decided to help.

November 02, 2010 12:00 am
Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph

Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph

MUNSTER -- Haiti Ambassador Raymond Joseph visited Munster's Family Christian Center Sunday.

July 26, 2010 12:00 am
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