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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Earnhardt car, Doctor Who, Shatner, Nimoy, Elvira, Tiegs here this weekend

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Earnhardt car, Doctor Who, Shatner, Nimoy, Elvira, Tiegs here this weekend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 20, 2014 4:51 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Next Halloween, follow basic trick-or-treat rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Next Halloween, follow basic trick-or-treat rules

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.

November 19, 2013 12:05 am

Haunted hayride scares up fun in Cal City

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?)

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Getting into the spirit of things

Getting into the spirit of things

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.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Getting into the spirit of things

Getting into the spirit of things

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…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

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.

October 31, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Halloween trick-or-treat hours across the region

Halloween trick-or-treat hours across the region

Below is a list of the trick-or-treat hours from towns around the region. Happy Halloween.

October 31, 2013 4:00 pm

Candy swap for toys treats military stationed overseas

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.

October 31, 2013 12:05 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Remembering Lake Station's worst day

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…

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Remembering Lake Station's worst day

The grave of Rebecca Tucker, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst Day

Remembering Lake Station's worst Day

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's day

Remembering Lake Station's day

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Remembering Lake Station's worst day

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Remembering Lake Station's worst day

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Remembering Lake Station's worst day

Bobbee Miller in her sixth-grade photo.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Bob Newhart' actress Marcia Wallace, 70,  gone too soon

OFFBEAT: 'Bob Newhart' actress Marcia Wallace, 70, gone too soon

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

Lansing youngsters get in the Halloween spirit

Lester Crawl Primary Center students march in a Halloween parade on Thursday at the school in Lansing.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Pumpkins come to life as book characters

Pumpkins come to life as book characters

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…

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
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