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GSU’s mascot search comes down to four

UNIVERSITY PARK | After receiving over 400 suggestions, Governors State University has narrowed its choices for an official mascot down to four: the Bengals, the Prairie Wolves, the Jaguars and the Gladiators, according to a news release.

April 04, 2014 5:10 pm
White Sox mascot,  and organist Lori Moreland at Beggars Pizza in Lansing

White Sox mascot, and organist Lori Moreland at Beggars Pizza in Lansing

Nick Anaczalorso, of Crown Point, holds his 7-month-old daughter Mackenzie while they wait to meet Southpaw, the White Sox mascot at Beggars Pizza in Lansing.

February 27, 2014 8:45 pm
White Sox mascot,  and organist Lori Moreland at Beggars Pizza in Lansing

White Sox mascot, and organist Lori Moreland at Beggars Pizza in Lansing

White Sox organist and Crete resident Lori Moreland plays the organ Thursday night at Beggars Pizza while White Sox mascot Southpaw visits with fans. Moreland also plays the organ at St. Ann Church in Lansing and Our Lady of Knock in Calumet City. She began playing the organ at the age of 7 …

February 27, 2014 8:29 pm

Governors State University launches search for mascot

UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University has launched “Operation Mascot,” its official search for a school mascot. The university is enlisting the help of students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community for input.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central school trustees table talk of mascot changes

ST. JOHN | Any action regarding a change of the Lake Central High School mascot has been tabled by the School Board.

February 08, 2013 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Let multiple mascots spice up school life

Some school districts in Northwest Indiana, including Lake Central, are talking of having a single unifying mascot for all their schools' teams. They're succeeding in drawing reactions.

February 06, 2013 12:00 am
Putting best claw forward

Putting best claw forward

Chicago Bears mascot Staley Da Bear entertains children Monday at the Lowell Public Library.

January 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Putting best claw forward

Putting best claw forward

Chicago Bears mascot Staley Da Bear gets "five" from Faith Schultz, 7, of Lowell, at the Lowell Public Library.

January 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Rusty and Max share holiday warmth

Rusty and Max share holiday warmth

MERRILLVILLE | Rusty the Gary Southshore Railcats mascot and Max the Methodist Hospitals mascot made their rounds through the Methodist Hospitals’ hallways to spread Christmas cheer. Rusty and Max visited patients in Pediatrics and the Rehabilitation Units. Children and other patients receiv…

December 27, 2012 11:39 am Photos

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Dale Porter of Hammond with Peppy the Flame NIPSCO Sign

Dale Porter of Hammond with Peppy the Flame NIPSCO Sign

NIPSCO Retiree Dale Porter, in his Hammond home, displays the retro marketing sign for the power company featuring illustrated mascot Peppy the Flame, which he donated to NIPSCO's history archive for the 100th anniversary today, Aug. 2, 2012.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: VU Crusader mascot continues to evolve

OFFBEAT: VU Crusader mascot continues to evolve

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am

Portage yields at crosswalk idea

PORTAGE | A decision on whether to spend $42,000 to install specially designed crosswalks at Portage High School with the district's mascot will wait at least until the Portage Township School Board's next meeting.

July 25, 2011 9:15 pm
Billy the Purple Kidney and Friends

Billy the Purple Kidney and Friends

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (left) was joined by (left to right) Billy the Purple Kidney, Lake County Probation Officer Sanjin Bosnjak and Mary Kay Hensley, a member of the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana Board of Directors to lead the Saturday, March 26 NKFI Charity Indoor Walk.

March 31, 2011 12:00 am
Chance to play Rusty is chance to add to personality

Chance to play Rusty is chance to add to personality

GARY | When he opens the door, he's the biggest personality in the room. He's part Charlie Chaplin, part Fozzie Bear, and his popularity attracts hordes of kids to The Steel Yard, looking not for a player, but for the giant cat with the fuzzy head.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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