I happily gave away more than 400 candy bars on Halloween night, but something was amiss. More than a quarter of my visitors were without a costume, about an equal number were adults, and another group were so young they couldn’t even walk.
Well, with Halloween gone, we’ve passed the last commercial speed bump before the onslaught of advertising prep for the “big one” — Christmas, the season of Biblical spending. (That’s kind of ironic, no?)
With one hand on his hat and the other in his mother's, John Bale, 5, leads his mother, Sandra, around a spooky corner at one of the many haunted tents during Halloween in the Park at Riverview Park in Lake Station.
Andrea Hollinger, center, guides her children, Stever, 9, from left, Anthony, 4, and Nicole past one of the many spooky scenes Wednesday at the Halloween in the Park event at Riverview Park in Lake Station. More than 1,200 people were expected to attend the annual event which is sponsored by…
LANSING | Students at the Lester Crawl Primary Center, which serves preschool through kindergarten, celebrated Halloween on Thursday with a parade of costumed children for parents to see.
Below is a list of the trick-or-treat hours from towns around the region. Happy Halloween.
For the second year, the Lake County Kool Smiles dental offices are participating in Operation Troop Treats, asking children to bring in their collected Halloween candy to be sent in care packages to the troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude.
The railroad crossing, at Marquette Street and Grand Boulevard, was unmarked and marred by overgrowth on Oct. 31, 1971 when a church bus heading south was hit by a 74-car freight train. The driver of the bus didn't stop and wasn't required to at the time of the accident, according to newspap…
The grave of Rebecca Tucker, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Four red roses, representing the four girls who died, were placed in their memory on the railroad crossing near the train/bus crash on Halloween Day 2011. The crash occurred on Halloween 1971.
Four red roses, representing the four girls who died, were placed on the railroad tracks near the train/bus crash. The girls died on Halloween 1971.
The grave of Merralee Meler, 9, who was one of four victims of the Lake Station train/bus crash. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
Elizabeth Miller, 17, one of the four victims of the Halloween 1971 train/bus crash in Lake Station. Her younger sister, Bobbee Miller Clawson, survived.
Bobbee Miller in her sixth-grade photo.
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Lester Crawl Primary Center students from left, Christopher Pennington, Layla Wells, Deontre Simmons and Serinity Shaw wrap parent Mia Valadez in toilet paper as a mummy during a Halloween event Thursday at the school in Lansing.
Parents of Lester Crawl Primary Center students take photographs of the costumed children as they march in a Halloween parade Thursday at the school in Lansing.
Lester Crawl Primary Center students march in a Halloween parade on Thursday at the school in Lansing.
GRIFFITH | Fourth-graders in Noel Kraus' class used their creativity to match with reading and pumpkins last week at St. Mary School. The students were asked to re-read one of their favorite books and, with their families, create a character from the book using a pumpkin. Just in time for Ha…
LAKE STATION | Roberta "Bobbee" Miller Clawson is still haunted by the memory of the Halloween 1971 accident that claimed the life of her sister and three other girls.
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