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Charitable Fun

Charitable Fun

Cortney Anderson of Kouts and Ron Donahue of Highland

June 27, 2014 4:23 pm

Tassinong, a gathering place turned ghost town

Tassinong has been identified the "oldest gathering place for humans in Porter County" by Vidette-Messenger reporter A. J. Bowser in a piece he wrote in 1934.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Pictured are people waiting for train at Benkie Drug Store circa 1890 in historic Kouts.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

UNION MILLS | "These girls live, breathe and eat softball," said John Carr, president of the Porter County Girls Softball Association.

June 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Archaeological dig returns to Collier Lodge

KOUTS | Researchers will continue to peel back the layers of history at Kankakee Valley Historical Society's Collier Lodge this summer.

June 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County's historic bridge moving to new home

KOUTS | More than a decade after progress doomed a 1920s Kankakee River bridge in Lake County, the Kankakee Valley Historical Society will give the bridge new life. 

June 18, 2014 6:47 pm
Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

KOUTS | An 18-year-old Kouts man was arrested Wednesday on an accusation of burglarizing the local Dollar General store during the early morning hours of May 28.

June 18, 2014 6:30 pm

County Road 50 South in Kouts closed today

KOUTS | The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 50 South today from County Road 450 East to County Road 800 East for grinding and paving. Local residential traffic only is allowed during this period.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Kankakee River man

Kankakee River man

Pictured is a man on the Kankakee River.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Kankakee River man

Kankakee River man

Diaries are a great source for historical information and provide insight into the thinking of those who came before us.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Fillies hoping for different outcome in third regional appearance

KOUTS | When Kouts takes the field for Tuesday afternoon’s regional championship game against North Miami, the Fillies will no longer be worried about proving they belong.

June 02, 2014 8:30 pm
Portage man faces drunken driving, intimidation charges after arrest

Portage man faces drunken driving, intimidation charges after arrest

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A Portage man is facing a slew of charges after he was stopped Friday morning suspected of drunken driving.

May 30, 2014 2:45 pm
J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

Many types of men with various backgrounds and aspirations were drawn to the Kankakee Marsh. Some were honest and upright and some were a bit unsavory.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

J. Wesley Johnson, is pictured, front, left.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, and announce the faculty appreciation awards.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SSC faculty appreciation award recipients pictured from left to right: Dr. Springer Service Award, Desmond Campbell; Adjunct of the Year Award, Margot Williams; Faculty of the Year, Al Jackson; Community Educator of the Year, Maria-Diana Gutierrez; Dr. McVey Teamwork Award, Diane Grzeczka an…

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Kouts raises some fees, could raise more

KOUTS | The fee for filing a request before Kouts plan commission or board of zoning appeals went up Monday -- and other fees could soon follow.

May 19, 2014 9:00 pm
Jasper Rangers ruled Kankakee Marsh

Jasper Rangers ruled Kankakee Marsh

The Kankakee Marsh was justifiably reputed as a lawless land. Many an unsavory character plied his criminal trade along the Kankakee and justice was scarce. In response to this threat a group of men came together and formed a vigilante group named the Jasper Rangers.

May 16, 2014 9:30 am
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