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Teaching Garden

Teaching Garden

Milka Atchley, from ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor, plants celery with South Haven Elementary School kindergarten student, Hunter Reid, 6, last spring as part of the school's Teaching Garden.

April 03, 2014 7:30 am
It's a new tax year for NWI residents and workers

It's a new tax year for NWI residents and workers

Crown Point Republican Kim Krull displays yard signs she gave away during a rally in opposition to the Lake County income tax.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Trend in health care focuses on the home

Trend in health care focuses on the home

VNA home hospice care nurse Stephanie Paduch visits in June with Bill Crumpacker, of Chesterton. Crumpacker died last fall.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
McLegends XI basketball, boys game

McLegends XI basketball, boys game

Thornton's Marsean Vercher guards 1995 Thornton grad Tai Streets during the McLegends XI all-star basketball game in April 2013

March 14, 2014 11:05 pm
Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum

Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum

Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum, who began his career as a booking consultant for the theater, marks his 25th anniversary with the stage space on March 13, 2014.

March 12, 2014 11:30 pm
5 ideas to build a better Northwest Indiana

5 ideas to build a better Northwest Indiana

Luke and Pete Bochniak, of Valparaiso, work on a sand sculpture from the nursery rhyme, "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," last July as they participate in the 16th annual sand sculpture contest at Indiana Dunes State Park.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am
Mike Taylor, Marian Catholic coach

Mike Taylor, Marian Catholic coach

Marian Catholic boys basketball coach Mike Taylor

March 06, 2014 7:55 pm
Dustin McCowan sentenced to 60 years in murder of Amanda Bach

Dustin McCowan sentenced to 60 years in murder of Amanda Bach

Joseph Elliott McCowan greets friends and supporters March 28 outside the Porter County Courthouse in Valparaiso following the sentencing of his son, Dustin McCowan.

February 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Dustin McCowan

Dustin McCowan

Dustin McCowan leaves the Porter County Courthouse on March 28 following his sentencing in the September 2011 murder of Amanda Bach. Judge William Alexa sentenced McCowan to 60 years in prison.

February 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Anika Johnson, Bloom Township

Anika Johnson, Bloom Township

Bloom Township's Anika Johnson grabs a rebound from Illiana Christian's Jann Vree during the season opener. Johnson has been a leader on a young Blazing Trojans team.

January 27, 2014 5:49 pm
NWI casino

NWI casino

January 10, 2014 4:43 pm
State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

The main entrance to the three-story academic west wing of Lake Central High School will open to students Tuesday. The building and a new pool in the east wing are part of a construction project that began in June 2012 at the school in St. John.

January 04, 2014 12:00 am
State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

A new academic wing at Lake Central High School features wide hallways and new lockers.

January 04, 2014 12:00 am
State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

State-of-the-art facilities await students at Lake Central High

The new 50-meter Olympic-sized pool at Lake Central High School features a high diving board and four low diving boards. The pool is part of an expansion at the St. John school.

January 04, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point's Johnny Lynk celebrates the Bulldog's first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Crown Point's Johnny Lynk celebrates the Bulldog's first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Crown Point's Johnny Lynk, top center, celebrates the Bulldog's first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:28.27 Saturday during the IHSAA Boys Swim/Dive Sectional at Crown Point High School.

December 26, 2013 12:11 pm
Ozinga raises flag, opens CNG station

Ozinga raises flag, opens CNG station

Marty Ozinga IV, president and co-wner of Ozinga Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete watches Wedensday while a new 375 square foot American flag is raised over Ozinga's Gary, Indiana location. The flag was raised atop a 70-foot aluminum flagpole that was originally built to be used at the London Olymp…

December 26, 2013 12:11 pm
Prep softball, Lake Central at Crown Point

Prep softball, Lake Central at Crown Point

Crown Point's Rachael Honaker can't quite reach a fly ball from Lake Central's Lily Del Toro in the 5th inning as the Bulldogs play the Indians Monday at CPHS.

December 26, 2013 12:11 pm
Airport authority takes first step in privatization deal

Airport authority takes first step in privatization deal

The baggage claim area stands empty in March at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. 

December 23, 2013 6:00 pm
NWI home sales cool off in November

NWI home sales cool off in November

A home is shown for sale in Portage. Overall, 693 homes were sold in November in the five counties covered by the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, as compared to 680 homes in the same period last year. The median selling price increased to $127,500, a 1.2 percent increase f…

December 19, 2013 11:37 am
Home sales off to fast start this year

Home sales off to fast start this year

A home is shown for sale in Portage. Minakshi Ghuman, a Realtor with ReMax Pace Realty in Valparaiso, says there has been a positive mindset among buyers and sellers. From the sellers point of view in some cases, there was a shortage of listings in certain price ranges and they were feeling …

December 19, 2013 11:37 am
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