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Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

George Dommer, right, and his friend Don Olsen, at the goodbye party for Dommer, a lifelong Lansing resident who is moving to Arizona to be closer to his family. Olsen grew up just around the corner from Dommer in the "Oak Glen" area of Lansing and the two have known each other their whole lives.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

Lifetime resident says goodbye to Lansing

In 1928, George Dommer was born in a house at 17849 Torrence Ave. He’s lived all his life in Lansing, but this week he has been packing up what he’s accumulated in his 85 1/2 years here and is heading for Arizona to live with his daughter.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Remembering the old days on the South Shore

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Byron's Barber Shop ages to 120 years

Byron's Barber Shop ages to 120 years

CHESTERTON | Newspaper clippings and faded photographs tell the story of Byron's Barber Shop that has seen beards trimmed and hair clipped since 1894.  

June 15, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Reader has fond memories of time in Lansing

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Ford Hangar takes another step toward rehabilitation

LANSING | Village Trustee Mikal Stole is a longtime village resident who takes a particular interest in the municipal airport at the southeast corner of the community.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing retiree made a difference

Over the nearly 23 years I have lived in Lansing, I have loved learning about Lansing’s past. On my nights as a docent at the Lansing Historical Society, I’ve sat thumbing through old newspapers reading about happenings in the area and scanning the sales ads indicating you could buy a bag of…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

Hundreds gather to say goodbye to former Calumet City mayor

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City said goodbye Monday to Robert Stefaniak, the city's former longtime mayor.

April 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

MARC CHASE: A profound gift, gone into history

Are we truly appreciating the living connections with our past before they themselves pass into history?

March 10, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

The 1954-1955 Brookwood School handbook.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Brookwood Middle School students leave for the day at the school in Glenwood. The old Glenwood School sign is still above the entrance. The original building was built in 1898.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Part of an old clock that used a paper tape with a punch system to sound the school bell at Brookwood Middle School in Glenwood, which was built in 1898. The original four-room brick structure still stands at the corner of Glenwood-Lansing and Glenwood-Dyer roads.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Brookwood Middle School is shown from the 1940s or '50s. The contraption on the side of the building is a fire-escape tube, which was later removed sometime in the 1970s.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Brookwood Middle School fifth-grader Kennedy Cooper works on math problems at the school in Glenwood. The school will be demolished to make way for a modern building set to open in fall 2015.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Brookwood Middle School students from 1910 pose for a class picture.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

Glenwood saying goodbye to Brookwood Middle School

GLENWOOD | Brookwood School District 167 is getting closer to building a new middle school, which could open in the fall of 2015.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

Here Herb Krumm shows some of the records of his family's concrete business, including payroll records and supply orders

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

LANSING | If you want to learn a little about the history of village of Lansing, the Lansing Historical Museum, located in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library, is the place to go.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

Visit museum to hear stories of Lansing's past

Pictured is Herb Krumm, one of the museum guides who can be found at the museum one Saturday a month. Krumm's family has a long history in the village, operating several businesses over the years, including the village's first documented business, the Union Hotel, which sat at Ridge Road and…

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Event to remember failed Lake Calumet airport plan

CHICAGO | The Hegewisch public library, 3048 E. 130th St., is inviting guests to remember the failed Lake Calumet airport plan with a special program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

November 20, 2013 9:00 pm
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