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Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show set for Saturday

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show will take over the community's downtown area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Little Cousin Jasper Festival to feature entertainment, zip line rides

RENSSELAER | The Little Cousin Jasper Festival will bring three days of family fun, food and entertainment to Rensselaer’s historic courthouse and grounds today  through Sunday.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related

State settles price gouging case against DeMotte propane company

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has reached a settlement with a northwestern Indiana propane supplier that overcharged customers during last winter's propane shortage.

September 04, 2014 7:49 am
NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the inspiring story of family and friends that rally behin…

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show seeking vendors

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice president, craft, information and food vendors are asked …

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

August 23, 2014 6:12 pm Photos

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Jasper County Fall Festival to kick off Friday

RENSSELAER | The Jasper County Fall Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, Ind. 114, two miles east of Interstate 65. The festival offers three days of live entertainment, craft, antique and home décor vendors, food and children’s activities.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

DE MOTTE | Nineteen years after Faith Lutheran Church invited Laborers For Christ to build its current DeMotte facility, congregants invited them back this spring to tackle a expansion project. And while the names of the men and women have changed over the years, the Rev. Jared Raebel said h…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

It's Northwest Indiana's version of Moo & Oink.

August 17, 2014 8:20 am Photos

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Family calls for criminal charges year after crash kills 7

Family calls for criminal charges year after crash kills 7

It's been a year since Gerald Williams Sr. lost seven of his family members in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. 

August 15, 2014 7:15 pm Related
Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm
State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

August 11, 2014 2:15 pm Related
Twins escape from medical problems through dance

Twins escape from medical problems through dance

DEMOTTE | As children grow into adulthood and the pressures of the real world, they often daydream about a simpler time when life was about play and discovery.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Touch of Dutch festival offers live music, parade and car show

DE MOTTE | The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Touch of Dutch Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Park, 112 Carnation St. SE.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
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