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.
In 2012, Rosemary Gard of Crown Point published her second book titled "Destiny Denied," a fictionalized account of the early 1900s in Croatia.
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.
Hailey Leluga pushes her doll during the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce annual Dollie Parade around the Crown Point Courthouse Square.
Voters cast their ballots at Center Township precincts 26 and 34 inside Valparaiso Fire Station 2, Nov. 6, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Greens like lettuce and Swiss chard are fairly easy for beginner gardeners to plant from a seed and grow.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United States Senator Dan Coats talks with the Times Editorial Board, Friday, April 20, 2012.
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.
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