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Hostess Sno-Balls Vintage Advertisement

Hostess Sno-Balls Vintage Advertisement

Hostess Sno-Balls,  commercially packaged soft spongecakes covered in marshmallow frosting and shredded coconut, were introduced in 1947 and originally sold with one pink cake and one white cake wrapped in cellophane.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo schools put further limits on snacks

VALPARAISO | The days of parents bringing a cake to their elementary school child's class to celebrate a birthday or other event apparently are over.

May 03, 2014 6:00 pm
Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Program putting East Chicagoans to work

EAST CHICAGO | Sherrette Pearson cared for developmentally disabled patients for more than a decade, but didn't have the proper certification to continue to work as a nursing assistant when she came to Northwest Indiana to be closer to family.

July 12, 2013 2:35 pm Photos

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If Hostess acts were criminal, show me convictions

To the Merrillville union representative: Thank you for informing us of the criminal act by the Hostess management for stealing union funds. After the federal convictions for this criminal activity, I will be willing to retract any statements about the greedy unions who destroyed the Hostess…

January 16, 2013 12:00 am

Progress, development marked region economy in 2012, despite challenges

Gary airport soars again

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Felt can add texture, warmth, fun to winter days

Felt can add texture, warmth, fun to winter days

It's that time of year when texture, character and warmth define the most successful decor. The perfect time for felt.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ho Ho maker's strife was nothing to laugh about

Business publications have reported that Hostess products suffered from both financial mismanagement and a decline in sales. The company had several CEOs in a five-year period, and the union stated the last CEO had given himself a raise.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am

Hoarding Hostess products showed who real Twinkies are

So unions are screwing everything up again, putting Hostess out of business by not agreeing to a $75 million-a-year reduction in pension benefits, an 8 percent wage cut, and a 17 percent reduction in health care benefits.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Don't bogart that joint, my lawmakers

Hostess Foods might want to reconsider closing its stores in the wake of news that Indiana's top cop would like to see marijuana decriminalized and taxed.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am

Old-style Sacher torte

During the summers spent in an enclave of old cottages on Lake Michigan in the Grand Mere area off the highway near Stevensville, summer treats meant going to Bit of Swiss Bakery, then owned by Hans Kottman and his wife Mary. Kottman, who hailed from Austria, had first been a baker back in t…

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Twinkie Kerfuffle: Simplify your life and make them yourself

Twinkie Kerfuffle: Simplify your life and make them yourself

I started writing this column when I heard Hostess had closed and there would no longer be Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and no Sno Balls in our lives and that people were beginning to sell them on eBay and Amazon at astronomical prices. For example, an eBay ad touts “the original 8K Twinkie …

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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The Daiy Fix

The Daiy Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

Anatomy of a Twinkie

CHICAGO | The biggest celebrity shock to grip the nation since Kristen Stewart cheated on Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson is clearly the possible demise of the Twinkie.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
What happens if Twinkies really do go away

What happens if Twinkies really do go away

Let's not panic. We all know that Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder bread and the rest of Hostess Brands' oddly everlasting foods aren't going away any time soon, even if the food culture that created them is gasping its last.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

November 20, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Downtown Hammond is on its way back

GUEST COMMENTARY: Downtown Hammond is on its way back

Some of my most vivid memories growing up in north Hammond consisted of walking the 16 blocks from our apartment to visit downtown. I remember patronizing The Jupiter, F.W. Woolworth and, of course, Goldblatts.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am
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