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MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

When I asked the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: When Fido has scales -- and can eat your face

MARC CHASE: When Fido has scales -- and can eat your face

Oh baby, baby, it's a wild world.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
'Shelter Us' author tells furry pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells furry pals' tales

MUNSTER │ A new children’s book inspired by the lives of shelter dogs is raising money for the Humane Society Calumet Area, officials there said.

June 23, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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And the winner of the NWI Communities Father's Day Contest is...

And the winner of the NWI Communities Father's Day Contest is...

More than 20 readers shared with NWI Communities details about why their dads are simply the best, and we have to agree. These local dads sound like amazing folks!

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

MARC CHASE: Bonds of heart in eyes of beholder

"She has my eyes, Dad."

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
And the NWI Communities Mother's Day Contest winner is...

And the NWI Communities Mother's Day Contest winner is...

After reading through the 21 submissions entered for the NWI Communities Mother's Day Contest, it's safe to say there are quite a few phenomenal moms out and about in the Region.

May 08, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Ross Group wins national awards

PORTAGE | A local development and commercial construction firm has picked up three national awards. The Ross Group won a Top 10 Builders of the Year Award, a Volume Award for 2013 and an Accumulated Volume Award for sales over the past few years from Mississippi-based Ceco Building Systems.…

March 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Judge extends ban on Vegas arson case puppy raffle

LAS VEGAS | A judge in Las Vegas extended a temporary ban Tuesday on a plan to raffle 27 puppies rescued from a pet shop fire, at least until he hears testimony from a man who claims store ownership and property rights over the animals.

March 11, 2014 6:04 pm
MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

Are we truly appreciating the living connections with our past before they themselves pass into history?

March 10, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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Lakeshore Chamber to honor businesses and public servants

The "Stars of the Lakeshore" will come out Feb. 15 for the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's awards dinner.

February 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Portage Texas Roadhouse to host Veterans Day event

PORTAGE | Military veterans are invited to a free lunch this Veterans Day courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, 6130 U.S. 6.

November 02, 2013 9:00 pm

Funeral services set for Merrillville family

MERRILLVILLE | Kennetha Purnell, 38, and her husband, Micheal Nichols, 41, were high school sweethearts who had just moved into their house with their two children, a family member said.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart bicyclist charged with home burglaries

HOBART | A 29-year-old Hobart man rode his mountain bike while committing home burglaries, police said.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
Do Your Homework Before Selecting a Pet

Do Your Homework Before Selecting a Pet

What is it about a tiny, fluffy kitten that makes them so hard to resist? For many, it's their looks. Appearance is one of the primary factors when choosing a feline friend, while dog owners tend to focus on size.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart man says handguns, ammo stolen from apartment

HOBART | A Hobart man reported several stolen items, including two handguns and ammunition, from his apartment, police said.

July 16, 2013 12:05 am
Video: Dogs Project helps 4-H members bond with their furry friends

Video: Dogs Project helps 4-H members bond with their furry friends

4-H member Emily Sears taught her dog, Holly, to sit, lie down, roll over, heel, stand on her hind legs, and even run through an obstacle course. Holly and Emily have been a successful team, winning Grand Champion in the Agility contest at last year’s Porter County Fair.

July 11, 2013 1:36 pm Video Photos

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Noteworthy band director finally getting name recognition on Hobart bandshell

HOBART | The music man credited with developing a nationally ranked band program at Hobart High School is finally getting his noteworthy due after 27 years.

July 08, 2013 9:30 pm

Elvis tribute planned Thursday at free event in Hobart park

HOBART | Entertainer David Lopez will perform an Elvis tribute at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Bandshell at Festival Park, 222 E. Old Ridge Road.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

The bloodiest battle of America's bloodiest war

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Crown Point's Joseph Sprague stood among the mourners as Col. John Wheeler was buried in a city ceremony that attracted more than 1,000 people.

July 02, 2013 2:22 pm Photos

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