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Today in History: Sept. 22, 1914

Three of England's armored cruisers, Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy, have been sunk by German submarines in the North Sea.

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Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.” - Abraham Lincoln, July 10, 1848.

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A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

A storm devastated all of southern Porter County in 1917. This photo is of the Catholic Church in Kouts. Hebron and everthing in between was flattened.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 21, 1914

The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Writing … is the great invention of the world.” - Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 11, 1859.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

The U.S. has survived elections as well as the Civil War

As we approach mid-term elections nationwide, we would do well to remember that in spite of events, the work of a democracy must go on.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept 19, 1914

Powerful evidence that the prosperity of the Calumet region goes undaunted by wars and rumors of wars is seen as Edward's Manufacturing, making machine parts, plans to construct a factory building in East Chicago.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost.” - Abraham Lincoln, March 9, 1832.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 18, 1914

For five days, the French and British have failed to break through the strong German fortified lines. The Germans have vainly tried to assume the offensive, but the situation remains unchanged.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“If all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.” -Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1864.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 17, 1914

Good news for Hammond, as the S. R. Feil Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, will locate a plant in the old packing house. They manufacture Salvete, medicated cattle feed. Thirty carloads of product are put out a day.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 16, 1914

Secretary Carroll Woods of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce prepared a statement for the State Commission on Working Women. "Our industries and business enterprises are extensive employers of women. The general condition under which women work in Hammond are good."

September 16, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

On Henry Clay: “His will was indomitable; but this quality often secures to its owner nothing better than a character for useless obstinacy.” - Abraham Lincoln, July 6, 1852.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.” - Abraham Lincoln, Aug. 22, 1864.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Freedom of speech is here to stay thanks to the U.S. Constitution

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“I am glad to know that there is a system of labor where the laborer can strike if he wants to! I would to God that such a system prevailed all over the world.” - Abraham Lincoln, March 5, 1860

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Dairies still tell history from a personal perspective

Are diaries a thing of the past? Today we call them "journals" and that word itself has become a verb, as in "I journal every night."

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion … and you allow him to make war at pleasure.” - Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 15, 1848

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
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