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BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

It has been six months since little Nathan Woessner was rescued from beneath the sands of Mount Baldy, but the story isn't forgotten. Nor is it over.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Michigan shipwreck preservation: Romance! History! Bad Luck!

Lake Michigan shipwreck preservation: Romance! History! Bad Luck!

Visitors to Indiana's latest nature preserve will have to work a little harder than most sight-seers to take in the attraction.

November 18, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Local dredging project prompted by damage from Hurricane Sandy

Strong winds out of the north and near record waves on Lake Michigan associated with Hurricane Sandy last October impacted two local harbors, making them more difficult for boaters to navigate.

September 11, 2013 5:25 pm
Pence, Michigan City honor rescuers of boy from Mt. Baldy sinkhole

Pence, Michigan City honor rescuers of boy from Mt. Baldy sinkhole

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer and Greg Woessner, the father of Nathan Woessner, honored and thanked the crews who saved Nathan from a sinkhole in Mt. Baldy.

August 28, 2013 8:10 pm
Pence to recognize those involved in rescuing boy buried in sand

Pence to recognize those involved in rescuing boy buried in sand

MICHIGAN CITY | Nathan Woessner's rescuers will get their day in the spotlight next week.

August 20, 2013 6:45 pm Related
National Park Service finds additional hole at Mount Baldy

National Park Service finds additional hole at Mount Baldy

MICHIGAN CITY | Investigators have discovered another hole at the Mount Baldy dune similar to the hole that enveloped a 6-year-old Illinois boy in July.

August 14, 2013 11:30 am Video Photos

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EPA radar sweeps Mount Baldy

EPA radar sweeps Mount Baldy

A crew with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spent Monday sweeping over Mount Baldy with ground penetrating radar looking for any anomalies after a sinkhole swallowed a 6-year-old boy a month ago.

August 12, 2013 2:09 pm

Governor to Recognize MC Firefighters in Boy's Rescue

MICHIGAN CITY | Gov. Mike Pence will attend a ceremony to honor everyone involved in the rescue of a 6-year-old boy who became buried under 11 feet of sand along Michigan City's lakefront.

August 06, 2013 7:45 pm
Nathan Woessner released from rehabilitative care

Nathan Woessner released from rehabilitative care

Nathan Woessner, the 6-year-old boy who was swallowed by a sand dune two weeks ago, has been released after four days of rehabilitative care at a Chicago children's hospital.

July 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Nathan Woessner discharged from hospital

Nathan Woessner discharged from hospital

Nathan Woessner, the 6-year-old Sterling, Ill. boy rescued from underneath some 11 feet of sand July 12, was discharged from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 12:19 pm

6-year-old boy rescued from sand dune starts walking, eating

MICHIGAN CITY | The 6-year-old boy rescued from a sand dune at Mount Baldy last week remained in serious condition Friday but is now able to eat and walk with assistance, officials said.

July 19, 2013 5:18 pm
Local doctor shares story of treating boy who fell in dune

Local doctor shares story of treating boy who fell in dune

MICHIGAN CITY | Word arrived about 4 p.m. Friday. A boy was trapped under the weight of Mount Baldy, a behemoth sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 17, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Doctor hopes for full recovery for boy trapped in sand dune sinkhole

Doctor hopes for full recovery for boy trapped in sand dune sinkhole

CHICAGO | The coroner was standing by when they pulled the cold and lifeless 6-year-old boy from the sinkhole that suddenly swallowed him at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 15, 2013 3:00 pm Video Photos

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Park service will search for possible hidden hazards on Mount Baldy

Park service will search for possible hidden hazards on Mount Baldy

MICHIGAN CITY | The National Park Service has extended the closure of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mount Baldy section indefinitely while park employees investigate whether more underground depressions could collapse and endanger visitors to this popular recreation area.

July 15, 2013 1:13 pm
Boy injured in sand hole remains in critical condition at Chicago hospital

Boy injured in sand hole remains in critical condition at Chicago hospital

MICHIGAN CITY | A boy who was injured Friday after being dragged 11 feet down a sand hole remained in critical condition late Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

July 14, 2013 7:35 pm Photos

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Boy at Chicago hospital after rescue from Michigan City sand hole

MICHIGAN CITY | A 6-year-old Sterling, Ill., boy, rescued from a sand hole in the Mount Baldy section of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore remained in critical condition Sunday morning at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.

July 14, 2013 10:10 am
Become a resident tourist, tour guide

Become a resident tourist, tour guide

Children splash in the water along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Mount Baldy.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
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