Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Hundreds attend an auction Saturday at a historical home on East 73rd Avenue in Merrillville.
Conrad Kraft, of Kraft Auction Services, auctions old merchandise at a historical home in Merrillville. Paul Yurkas bought the house in 1979 and filled it with his beloved collections of vintage advertising signs, antique clocks, old toys and numerous other items. Yurkas died earlier this year.
Jonathan Kraft, of Kraft Auction Services, auctions items from a historical home in Merrillville. The home also was auctioned off during Saturday's event.
Larry Chupp, of Kraft Auction Services, holds up a pair of kettles Saturday at the auction at a historical home on 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. The two-story, red brick home topped with a cupola was built in 1877 for a Chicago lumber dealer.
Visitor peruse items up for auction Saturday at a historical home in Merrillville.
Hundreds attend an auction Saturday at a historical home on East 73rd Avenue in Merrillville. A Munster man bought the home built in 1877 for $128,000, and its contents were sold in a separate auction.
Dan Marjanovic, of Schererville, guards a flag pole hat his nephew purchased Saturday during an auction at a historical home in Merrillville.
Mim Pace, of Crown Point, places a bid on some merchandise Saturday during an auction at a historical Merrillville farmhouse.
Stan Kowalewski looks at a 1920s-era Brunswick hand crank phonograph Saturday during an auction at a historical Merrillville home.
Robert Walsh, of DeMotte, checks out a 1920s-era Brunswick hand crank phonograph Satuday during an auction at a historical Merrillville home.
Angela Burnham, center, of Hammond, and Keena Carson, of Chicago, dance to a Michael Jackson song on Carson's mp3 player Tuesday in front of Jackson's boyhood home at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary. Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
A home is shown for sale in Munster earlier this month. Northwest Indiana single-family home sales increased 26 percent in April as compared to one year ago, marking the 22nd straight month home sales have increased in the region.
A home is shown for sale in Munster. Single-family home sales increased 25.7 percent in June in the five counties covered by the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, marking the 24th straight month of year-over-year increases for home sales in the region.
Country music icon George Jones died Friday at 81 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He was hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, forcing him to postpone two shows.
Volunteers in Chesterton work Saturday in the yard of Carla Knight as part of the Rebuilding Together Duneland project.
Robert Cibak, 19 of Chesterton, and Peter Steeves of Valparaiso prep a doorway Saturday at the Chesterton home of Carla Knight as part of the Rebuilding Together Duneland project.
Carla Knight, left, is joined by her friend Lee Anne Floran Saturday as they inspect work being done in and around her Chesterton home as part of the Rebuilding Together Duneland project.
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