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Kevin Hannon

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm
BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Living the fantasy of my final day at the fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Today is the final day of the 163rd Porter County Fair, and it's the last day before some of you have to enter a corn dog withdrawal clinic.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Bidding a fond fair-well to the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | As I carefully clip the final re-admission stamp for this year's 162nd Porter County Fair from the back of my hand, let's look back at some of the precious memories I will be trying to forget until the 163rd fair.

July 27, 2012 7:00 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Bird rescue or robin the cradle?

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The heat had Monday's visitors to the Porter County Fair dropping like overheated humans.

July 25, 2012 1:00 pm

Summertime and the county fair living is greasy

WASHINGTON | My dipstick tells me my cholesterol is a quart low, so it must be time for some Porter County Fair food. My EEG has pretty much flatlined, so I should be able to handle the fair's aural onslaught of country music.

July 19, 2012 11:45 pm
Winds pose challenge for Porter Couty Fair opening

Winds pose challenge for Porter Couty Fair opening

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A lot of country music star Luke Bryan's fans heeded the warning and came early to avoid traffic for his show Thursday, the opening day of the Porter County Fair. They arrived before noon.

July 19, 2012 4:49 pm Photos

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Fair leaves behind many memorable moments

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair is a big event with a lot of little, touching moments, like the frequent trips to the ATM to touch your bank account for more ride money.

July 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Hannon runs first Porter fair in Steele's shadow

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is Kevin Hannon's fair, but the ghost of Lonnie Steele still haunts the Porter County Expo Center. It's almost like you can still hear his voice.

July 22, 2011 12:00 am
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