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80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

LAPORTE | An iron foundry that has been a major employer in LaPorte since 1934 and made some of the largest metal castings in the United States is expected to close next month, putting more than 120 employees out of work.

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Coffee served at Barker Mansion on Saturday

MICHIGAN CITY | Barker Mansion will serve Coffee in The Garden  from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, this week and continuing throughout the summer. Coffee, iced tea and cookies will be available throughout the morning.

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Cruise on Down to Thunder Road

VALPARAISO | Hop in your T-Birds, grab your pink jackets, and stroll down Thunder Road to the “Grease” Themed Community Car Show at Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, where attendees are encouraged to dress in the 1950s era.

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LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St.

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All-Stars beat Chicago Queens

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

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YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

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Salutorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Salutorian earns standing ovation and college honors

Highland resident Courtney Raab completed her high school career to the sound of a cheering crowd.

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Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

HAMMOND |Students from the Construction Technology course at the Hammond Area Career Center recently presented Local 599 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters with a plaque to thank the carpenters for their continuous support.

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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Vendors sought for Paws for Homeless Animals Day

HOBART | The third annual Paws for Homeless Animals Day is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Festival Park, 111 Old Ridge Road.

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

 Guests participate in the auction at the nautical-themed 2013 ArtBash. This year, the annual fund-raiser lands at its home for the first time.

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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 buildings that were torn down to make way for the 1919 post office (now City Hall) in Valparaiso.

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Pancake breakfast planned Sunday

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Municipal Airport will be hosting its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the airport, 1300 N. Hwy 212. Dunes Lodge FOP 75 will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast which will include eggs, sausage and orange juice. The…

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Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce awards commitments to city

VALPARAISO | Nine Valparaiso businesses took home Community Improvement Awards Wednesday after the 47th annual awards ceremony.

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LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LAPORTE |  The inaugural turkey gobbling contest Wednesday at the LaPorte County Fair was something to write home about with 9-year-old Joe Pumroy taking first place by just one gobble.

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Man runs to LaPorte hospital after beating

LAPORTE | A man rode his bicycle from Starke County to LaPorte only to be beaten outside a bar and chased while escaping to the hospital.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

Northwest Indiana's seafood specialty comes golden brown, heavily buttered and with lemon wedges and a ramekin full of creamy tartar sauce.

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Porter County arrests

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Hammond police seek tips in fast-food restaurant robbery

HAMMOND | Police are seeking information about a robbery late Tuesday at a fast-food restaurant in Hammond.

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