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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


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


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


Meet 4-H member Alex Hughes

Meet 4-H member Alex Hughes

On any given day during the Porter County Fair, chances are pretty good that you’ll spot 4-H member Alex Hughes. Hughes spends every possible hour at the fair, and might be seen in the Horse Arena wearing his signature cowboy hat, or at “Spuds-N-Moo” ordering himself a chili cheese dog.

June 24, 2013 10:37 am

Entry deadline for Hobart's Fourth of July parade is Friday

HOBART | Deadline to sign up an entry for Hobart's Fourth of July parade is Friday.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

Motorist strikes box in road; car is covered in sauerkraut

LAPORTE | A man traveling a LaPorte-area highway wound up with his car covered in sauerkraut.

June 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Gary man charged with burglary from Hobart house

HOBART | A 19-year-old Gary man asked another man to burglarize the Hobart home of a friend, police said.

June 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Hobart man reports collectible cars stolen from storage unit

HOBART | A Hobart man reported a burglary at his unit at Public Storage, 4000 W. 37th Ave., police said.

May 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Hobart chamber announces recipients of annual awards

Hobart chamber announces recipients of annual awards

HOBART | The Hobart Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner April 12.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am

Police hold April 21 fundraiser for after-school CAP in Hobart

HOBART | Hobart police are hosting a Quarter Auction by the Quarter Queens at 5 p.m. on April 21 at American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St. Doors open at 4.

April 13, 2013 12:05 am
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