The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…
Kristi Crowe, Donna Way and Tina Felter who are all volunteers for the Porter County Sheriff’s Department mounted posse, patrol around the parking lots Wednesday at the Porter County Fair.
Conner Morton, 5, of Hobart, pets Mystic on Wednesday. Mystic is one of the horses of the mounted posse of the Porter County Sheriff’s Department at the Porter County Fair.
Mylee Mac, 2, on the shoulders of her father, Tom Mac, of Clearwater, Fla., pets one of the mounted posse horses Wednesday at the Porter County Fair while the posse was on patrol.
Children fly on one of the many thrill rides available at the Porter County Fair Midway on Tuesday afternoon.
Tom Cole, of Valparaiso, tries his skill at one the many skill games that were on the Porter County Fair Midway on Tuesday afternoon.
Porter County Fair visitors walk up and down the Porter County Fair Midway on Tuesday afternoon checking out the rides, games and food that the air vendors had to offer.
Riders take a spin -- forward and backward -- Saturday on the Matterhron ride at the Porter County Fair. Sunday is the last day of the fair.
Ashley Montalvo, 8, left, and her sister, Lindsey, 6, both of Crown Point, wait for a turn on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride, their favorite ride at the Porter County Fair. Sunday is the last day of the fair.
Randi Goodnough, of Jackson, Mich., is framed Saturday by inflatable fish prizes at the Fishy Fish children's game that she manages at the Porter County Fair.
Games and rides line the Midway Saturday at the Porter County Fair.
Games and rides line the Midway Saturday at the Porter County Fair. Sunday is the last day of the fair.
Visitors stop for tickets to rides at the 2011 Porter County Fair. This year's fair takes place from July 19 to 28.
The 175-seat roadhouse has seen many music legends since it opened in 1924.
This 1904 piano at the Midway Tavern was favored by Grammy award-winning bluesman Pinetop Perkins.
Midway Tavern owner Albertina Wassenhove, 83, is considered the "queen of the blues" in Mishawaka.
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