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.
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.
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 …
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.
ST. JOHN | Any action regarding a change of the Lake Central High School mascot has been tabled by the School Board.
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.
Chicago Bears mascot Staley Da Bear entertains children Monday at the Lowell Public Library.
Chicago Bears mascot Staley Da Bear gets "five" from Faith Schultz, 7, of Lowell, at the Lowell Public Library.
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…
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.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
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.
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.
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.
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