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Albert's auction continues fight against MS

HAMMOND | Fine jewelry, sports tickets, spa packages, museum passes, TVs, golf packages and lots of themed baskets go to the highest bidder at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers’ 12th annual MS Auction Sunday.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers to hold MS Auction on Oct. 5

Albert's Diamond Jewelers' owner Fred Halpern may be known for his business savvy, outrageous commercials and witty billboards, but closest to his heart is his charitable work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA seeking participants for classic car exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking classic car owners who are interested in participating in a classic car exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center from March 26 through April 30, 2015. The exhibit would feature approximately 18 vehicles and include a histori…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Paint the Parks exhibit open at Indiana Welcome Center

Paint the Parks exhibit open at Indiana Welcome Center

HAMMOND | Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit that highlights U.S. national parks through art, will remain on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, through Sept. 29.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

Wilbur and Orville Wright get credit for the first successful powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., but Octave Chanute earned accolades, too, for helping the Wrights get it right.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

The way the statue of Flick beckons fans of "A Christmas Story" to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond all year, you'd think Christmas never ends there.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

The lady is on the move again. As president of the Lake Court House Foundation, lovingly called "The Grand Old Lady,” I would like to share with you the events of the past year.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chanute glider

Chanute glider

A replica of Octave Chanute's glider, which helped inspire the Wright brothers' famous first successful flight, seems to soar above the exhibit space at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

August 18, 2014 12:15 pm
Flick beckons movie fans all year

Flick beckons movie fans all year

Flick, the subject of a triple dog dare in "A Christmas Story," is captured in bronze at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The statue attracts a stream of visitors all year who love Jean Shepherd's classic tale of life in Hammond in the 1940s.

August 18, 2014 12:09 pm
EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

On the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death, the Hammond museum with his name was shut down. The museum is moving to Crown Point, closer to the scene of perhaps his most infamous crime — his escape from the Lake County Jail. That's where it belongs.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Dillinger death anniversary includes Hollywood ties

OFFBEAT: Dillinger death anniversary includes Hollywood ties

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am Video
Dillinger Museum closes shop in Hammond

Dillinger Museum closes shop in Hammond

The John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center closes today to prepare for its move to the old Lake County Courthouse.

July 22, 2014 3:24 pm
Chair design is "super" winner

Chair design is "super" winner

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, volunteers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the Union Army soldiers fighting in a bloody Virginia campaign in which men died by the thousands.

May 28, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Families invited to learn about safety and Explore the South Shore

HAMMOND | To kick-off National Tourism Week, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host Family Safety Education Day on Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Eighth-grade history students from Hammond's St. John Bosco School learned of their region's participation in the Civil War during a Tuesday field trip to the Indiana Welcome Center.

April 15, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales, sports and checkers are among the themes of 70 chairs designed by local adults and students for the fifth annual Chairish the Children art project on display through April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 13, 2014 11:56 pm Photos

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Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales. sports and checkers are among the themes of the chairs designed by local students for the fifth annual “Chairish the Children” art project which is on display during April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 02, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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