Waves pummel a pier at Washington Park beach in Michigan City in October. IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly on Thursday said LaPorte County no longer meets the Clean Air Act standard for ozone due to high levels at the Michigan City air monitor.
Portage Food Bank volunteer Charlie White pulls a cart of donated food inside a room at the pantry last October. Portage volunteers are a vital part of the city's character.
Griffith resident Blake Loudenber, pictured here in March 2012 when he was 8, continues to recover from surgery that gave him a new kidney.
Bowman Academy's Justin King tries to grab a defensive rebound against Park Tudor in last year's Class 2A state championship game. The last two seasons the Eagles have ended their run with bad losses. Coach Marvin Rea said now is the time to finish.
Farmer Russell Harders of Harders Farm harvests soybeans from a field near Ind. 130 in 2011. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told The Times the continuing federal budget sequester could crimp Indiana's $3.4 billion agricultural export industry, especially soy and corn, as well as c…
Ride operator Dewayne Williams sings "Go Dinosaur, Go Dinosaur" to children on his ride last summer at the annual Nativity Church Festival in Portage.
Jennifer Gonzalez, of Valparaiso, laughs with Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living munchkins from the film "The Wizard of Oz," during an autograph session last September at the start of the Oz Fest in Chesterton.
Portage Mayor James Snyder, at left, along with St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba, front right, and kids from the Portage YMCA cut a ribbon dedicating the American Heart Association walking path near the Portage YMCA.
Dillon Rountree lies on the snow after falling off a sled at Park Place Apartments in Portage.
The National Parks Conservation Association and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore work with college student and faculty volunteers in June 2011 to plant native species at Cowles Bog in Dune Acres.
Ogden Dunes is a tight-knit beach community nestled in the Dunes.
The control tower at Gary/Chicago International Airport, seen in this March 2012 photo, is set to close Friday, falling victim to federal sequester budget cuts, Airport Interim Director Steve Landry told the authority board Monday.
Bowman Academy's Justin King tries to grab a defensive rebound against Park Tudor in last year's Class 2A state championship game. On Sunday the IHSAA state tournament draw came out and the Eagles open against River Forest in the Wheeler Sectional.
Valparaiso Library Head of Genealogy Larry Clark looks up an obituary notice requested from someone in California. Clark says he receives many requests about former area residents from family and friends that now live out-of-state.
Portage girls basketball coach Chris Seibert yells to his team during a game earlier this season. Seibert has lost 120 pounds since August, forcing him to buy new suits because his old suits couldn't be taken in any more.
Watson Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Gretchen Pishkur is surrounded by the nearly 1,000 teddy bears that have been collected.
Diane Kemp, Greater Chicago Area executive director for the American Heart Association, speaks during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a walking path near the Portage YMCA.
Michael Ritchie lives at this home near a middle school in Elkhart, Ind. This photo was taken Aug. 2, 2012.
Pierre Moran Middle School in Elkhart, Ind. Michael Ritchie lives across the street from this school. This photo was taken Aug. 2, 2012.
Michael Ritchie lives at this home in Elkhart, Ind. This photo was taken Aug. 2, 2012.
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