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Jerry Ross named as honorary member of foundation board

CROWN POINT | Crown Point native Jerry Ross, the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions, has been appointed as an honorary member of the board of directors of the Lake Court House Foundation Inc.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Times readers offer astronaut updates and reminders

OFFBEAT: Times readers offer astronaut updates and reminders

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jerry Ross NASA Astronaut

Jerry Ross NASA Astronaut

Jerry Lynn Ross, a retired a U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut, will be inducted May 3 into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame near Orlando, Fla.

February 08, 2014 12:00 am
Region's space pioneer Ross will be inducted May 3 into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Region's space pioneer Ross will be inducted May 3 into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Crown Point native Jerry Ross, the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions, has been selected for induction in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

February 07, 2014 7:55 pm
Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

CHICAGO | More than 3,000 students, including some from Northwest Indiana classrooms, mingled Friday with Museum of Science and Industry scholars and officials who offered insight into growing fields in science.

October 04, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to Chicago area youth Friday about his time in the space program. Ross, a Crown Point native, visited with students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to Chicago area students, including those from Avicenna Academy in Crown Point, about his time in the space program at an event Friday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. 

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center to host Space Race

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host a Space Race on Sunday.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center hosting Space Race Sunday

HAMMOND | The Space Race 5K run/2K walk will step off at 8 a.m. Sunday from the Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St.

September 16, 2013 12:05 am

Old Lake County Courthouse readies for birthday bash

CROWN POINT | Veteran astronaut Jerry Ross will make a hometown landing in September to help celebrate a milestone in city history.

September 01, 2013 8:00 pm
Astronaut Jerry Ross

Astronaut Jerry Ross

Crown Point native and NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross returns to Northwest Indiana Sept. 22 to celebrate the 135th birthday of the Crown Point Courthouse and participate in a special autobiography party for his new memoir "Spacewalker."

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Astronaut Jerry Ross helping Crown Point Courthouse celebrate 135 years

OFFBEAT: Astronaut Jerry Ross helping Crown Point Courthouse celebrate 135 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Courthouse 135th Birthday Celebration

Lake County Courthouse 135th Birthday Celebration

CROWN POINT | The Lake Courthouse Foundation is announcing a Birthday Celebration for “The Grand Old Lady” turning 135 years old.

August 30, 2013 1:35 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Slipping the surly bonds of negativity

MARC CHASE: Slipping the surly bonds of negativity

I learned an important lesson about community last week while visiting about the farthest place I could go from Northwest Indiana while still being within U.S. borders.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Indiana needs to expand its brand

PHIL WIELAND: Indiana needs to expand its brand

When I heard Indiana is developing a new brand to boost tourism, I had mixed emotions.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am
Bidders snap up library contents, but pass on building

Bidders snap up library contents, but pass on building

CROWN POINT | Library contents from wooden chairs to orange metal book shelves and a replica space shuttle were sold at auction Saturday, but the building itself drew no bidders.

April 20, 2013 1:44 pm Photos

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Ross donates space travel memorabilia to Purdue's archives center

WEST LAFAYETTE | Astronaut Jerry Ross on Thursday donated papers, artifacts and memorabilia from his space travels to the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center.

February 07, 2013 8:55 pm

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