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Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.

August 02, 2014 1:27 pm
Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

In 2012, Rosemary Gard of Crown Point published her second book titled "Destiny Denied," a fictionalized account of the early 1900s in Croatia.

August 01, 2014 5:27 pm
Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

The expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway remains stalled by the failure of railroads to agree on terms for use of relocated tracks built at the public's expense.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point Hometown Festival Days Cover

Crown Point Hometown Festival Days Cover

Hailey Leluga pushes her doll during the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce annual Dollie Parade around the Crown Point Courthouse Square.

June 02, 2014 2:35 pm
Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Voters cast their ballots at Center Township precincts 26 and 34 inside Valparaiso Fire Station 2, Nov. 6, 2012.

May 05, 2014 5:13 pm
Beer

Beer

Pictured is a Beltaine Scottish Ale from Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City. At a recent preview of Blue Chip's annual Brewfest, Shoreline's Beltaine Scottish Ale was paired with a seared/grilled duck breast among other dishes.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage resident Sue Hadan, right, has her blood pressure checked by St. Mary's Medical Center wellness coordinator Tammy Reibly during a previous Senior Health Fair at Woodland Park.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Most beginner gardeners should be successful at growing hybrid tomato plants, some root vegetables and greens. Here, Audrey Carrillo, front, and sister Caroline of Chesterton collect vegetables and fruits from their home garden in Chesterton before taking them to the Valparaiso food pantry.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Vegetables

Vegetables

Greens like lettuce and Swiss chard are fairly easy for beginner gardeners to plant from a seed and grow.

April 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Gary Airport

Gary Airport

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved an historic 40-year privatization deal for development and airfield operations at the lightly-used airport.

January 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Donovan Chandler, Andrean

Donovan Chandler, Andrean

After playing sparingly his first three years on Broadway, Andrean's Donovan Chandler has stepped up big time as a senior. Heading into today's Class 3A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Indianapolis Brebeuf, Chandler 41 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.

November 28, 2013 7:48 pm
Keenan Simmons, Michigan City

Keenan Simmons, Michigan City

Keenan SimmonsSchool: Michigan CityGrade: SeniorHeight: 6-7Position: WingNickname: KeenoColleges recruiting me: Committed to Southern Illinois EdwardsvilleMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, because he is such a unique player and has made being a positive role model for young p…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Andrean wide receiver Tylor Petkovich, 35, helped lead the 59ers to last year's Class 2A Northern Semistate against Fort Wayne Luers, a 35-21 loss. On Friday against West Lafayette, Petkovich said last season's pain will be a driving force in the 3A semistate.

November 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Andrean wide receiver Tylor Petkovich, 35, has been driven by last year's Class 2A Northern Semistate loss to Fort Wayne Luers. On Friday, he wants to change the picture against West Lafayette in the 3A semistate.

November 19, 2013 8:02 pm
Ramon Guerrero, Andrean

Ramon Guerrero, Andrean

Andrean's Ramon Guerrero helped lead his 59ers to the semistate last year as an offensive standout. This year his success has changed to the defensive side of the field.

November 05, 2013 6:00 pm
Tourism activists seek Calumet Heritage Area

Tourism activists seek Calumet Heritage Area

In this August 2012 file photo, beachgoers enjoy the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Portage. An effort is underway attempting to link the Indiana Dunes with the Pullman State Historic Site on the city's South Side to create a Calumet Heritage Area for tourism to the region.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak, shown at last year's Plymouth Semistate, resigned from her post Monday and will return to the position Wednesday. No explanation was given for her resignation or return. 

October 15, 2013 7:15 pm
Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean coach Julie Wiejak celebrates a point with her team during last season's Plymouth Semistate semifinal against Fairfield. Wiejak coached at Andrean for three seasons, her teams reaching the semistate both years. She resigned Monday.

October 14, 2013 7:15 pm
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

United States Senator Dan Coats talks with the Times Editorial Board, Friday, April 20, 2012.

October 05, 2013 12:34 am
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Young brown trout fly out of a tube and into the water at the Port of Indiana in April 2012. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources released 70,000 young brown trout into the water to increase fishing opportunities on Lake Michigan.

September 15, 2013 12:12 pm
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