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Letter To The Editor

LaPorte County Council needs to back buses

I greatly appreciate LaPorte County Council members' time and energy with the concerned parties on the vital nature of transportation services for the needy to health care services in our county. We have been supportive of this service over the past 12 years in underwriting about $720,000 of…

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

What happens when cities renege on rail pledge?

So according to The Times many of the communities in Northwest Indiana are jumping on board, backing the South Shore expansion — Gary being the latest , but with conditions, that the money be used for making improvements for the existing line as well as expanded bus service!

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Pay tribute to all who gave slaves their freedom

Valerie Pennanen’s offensive and insulting letter criticized my suggestion that African-Americans honor and pay tribute to the more than 300,000 Union soldiers who gave their lives to give them their freedom. She said 40,000 African-Americans also fought and died. They are in fact included i…

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Bankers, government have it in for senior citizens

Children used to inherit an estate from their parents at death. The greedy bankers are putting an end to the family inheritance with a reverse mortgage. The bankers discount the value of your parents' residence to keep their investment foolproof.

April 04, 2014 9:59 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am

Before going to war, hold televised debate

The decision to wage war is the most important decision a country makes. Our Constitution calls for Congress to make the declaration.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago play director questions role of critic in arts community

OFFBEAT: Chicago play director questions role of critic in arts community

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am

Violence continues to plague East Chicago

A story the other day told of some consultants looking for ideas for business development in East Chicago.

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Limit closures of street in downtown Valparaiso

As owners of Cupid Wedding & Portrait Studios at 151 W. Lincolnway, we were pleased when Valparaiso built the Central Park Plaza across the street from our location in 2011.

June 12, 2013 1:58 pm

Cat from hoarder house needs a furever home

Sampson is a black and white short hair with beautiful gold eyes. He has been neutered, vaccinated, and tested negative for FIV and Felv. He was born into a hoarder house with 59 other cats. His journey out has been rough, but he can learn to trust people.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am

Cents, percents didn't make sense

Mike Walstra's letter to the editor Sunday should have said the proposed MSD Boone Township property tax rate increase would be 23.38 cents. 

May 07, 2013 12:00 am

$1 more a month for great schools is a bargain

As a homeowner and taxpayer in Munster, I would like to point out the real impact of the Munster schools' proposed general fund referendum on our tax bills. As you probably know, the proposed tax rate on this referendum question is 19.9 cents per $100 assessed value on your home.

May 03, 2013 3:54 pm

Bomber's message likely isn't what was intended

Why would anybody see terrorism as a vehicle for change in this country?

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Response to Asner's plight made me proud of NWI

On the morning after a painful evening at the Marquette Park Pavilion watching Ed Asner labor to perform his one-man show "FDR," I woke up proud to be a part of this community.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hoosiers, keep fighting for our shared principles

Last Tuesday, after years of court battles, Vernon "Hughie" Bowman, a small farmer from my hometown of Sandborn, took his fight against one of the nation’s largest corporations to the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 26, 2013 12:00 am

Attend a Relay for Life kickoff event this month

January has arrived, which only means one thing: Relay season is here! 

January 07, 2013 12:00 am

Thank you for your support following our recent loss

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has reached out to us in the days following our recent loss. Our family has been overwhelmed by your care and concern.

January 04, 2013 12:00 am

Thank you for opportunity to be your next senator

In this season of giving thanks, I am writing to thank the people of Indiana for giving me the chance to serve as the next U.S. senator from Indiana.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

I'm glad my birth mother chose to have me

Richard Mourdock's answer in a recent debate has stirred up a lot of controvsey. Was his statement an anti-woman statement, as some are trying to say? A foolish statement that has no basis? Or a pro-child statement that was poorly worded?

November 04, 2012 12:00 am

Be sure to vote against this president’s ideologies

We are witnessing the greatest lie orchestrated by President Barack Obama and his administration. The lie feeds the needs of people who have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us or the very needy who live to be taken care of.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
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