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AJ Rodriguez, of East Chicago, tries his luck at the strength challenge game Monday afternoon at the Labor Day Festival in Highland.
Children take to the air Monday on one of the rides on the Midway at the Highland Labor Day Festival.
Carol Millman pours out some homemade root beer Monday afternoon at the Highland Labor Day Festival.
Bands from Washington Township and Morgan Township high schools are in the spotlight Monday as they march down Ind. 49 in the Malden Labor Day Parade.
Children adults gather candy tossed along the Ind. 49 parade route Monday in Malden. It was the town's 16th annual Labor Day event.
The Lions Club mascot waves to the crowd during the Lowell Labor Day Parade on Monday.
Members of area labor unions march and throw candy Monday during the Lowell Labor Day Parade.
OGDEN DUNES | The history of a Northwest Indiana beach community was on display Sunday at the Hour Glass Museum.
NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.
Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer for some, the start of college football for others and the political campaign season for all.
“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama
In this age of specialization, the meaning of work gets harder to explain. I know that sounds like a bunch of drivel, but think about conversations that you have with people outside of work and you will have a clearer understanding of what I mean by the meaning of work.
For kids and young parents in the region, visiting Deep River Water Park is a ritual as summery as hot dogs on the grill.
EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have seen enumerated on bumper stickers or in chain emails.
LOWELL | Grabbing up a couple of Bishop Noll Institute commemorative plates from 1966, Sharon Speichert paid for her purchase, then perused items in a nearby booth.
Lauren Enchis, of St. John, sits in her booth and does crossword puzzles as she waits for shoppers.
Shoppers check out some kids toys and clothes Thursday during the Lowell townwide garage sale.
HIGHLAND | Highland hosts its first Labor Day Festival Friday through Monday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road.
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