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1st Source reports increased income

A South Bend-based bank with a big presence in Northwest Indiana reported higher third-quarter and year-to-date profits.

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Former volunteer wrestling coach arrested on child molestation charge

Former volunteer wrestling coach arrested on child molestation charge

A Hobart man charged this week with child molestation had served as a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Edison High School in Lake Station during the 2012-13 school year.

1 hour ago
Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly hitting a friend in the head with a skateboard.

9 hours ago
Learning about environment

Learning about environment

Kalie Sibley uses her magnifying glass to look closer at the green leaves.

17 hours ago
Learning about environment

Learning about environment

PORTAGE | Kindergarten students at George L. Myers Elementary in learned about leaves with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District. Benson visits schools in Porter County throughout the year providing “in-school” field trips to learn about environment. The…

17 hours ago Photos

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Learning about environment

Learning about environment

Michelle Benson asked the students to describe what a Gingko leaf looked like at different angles.

17 hours ago

PHS hosts area spell bowl on Nov. 3

PORTAGE | The 30th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl will be held at Portage High School on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

17 hours ago

Fire department again teams with pizza restaurant on detector blitz

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will again team with J.J.'s Pizza this year to check for smoke detectors in homes.

17 hours ago
Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

The VNA accepted a $2,000 donation from The Red Carpet Lounge for VNA Hospice. Pictured are Sheila Raye, Maria Galka, VNA, and Joyce Zaragoza.

17 hours ago
Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

PORTAGE | The Red Carpet Lounge in Portage held its 13th annual car show and presented a check for $2,000 in proceeds to support the Visiting Nurse Association hospice program. Sheila Raye, owner of the lounge, said they selected VNA Hospice as the recipient for the third year in a row becau…

17 hours ago
U.S. Steel's flat-rolled income jumps more than tenfold

U.S. Steel's flat-rolled income jumps more than tenfold

U.S. Steel reported its highest segment operating results since 2008, before the Great Recession dragged down both the demand for steel and the financial performance of steelmakers around the world.

October 29, 2014 4:30 pm
Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The annual Duplicate Bridge Fall Sectional, held Oct. 10-12, was attended by duplicate bridge players from near and far, including many who call the weekly games in Highland, Calumet Twp. and Portage their home.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Purdue North Central Student Veronica Ramirez with her Mexican Rice Recipe

Purdue North Central Student Veronica Ramirez with her Mexican Rice Recipe

Purdue North Central Student Veronica Ramirez of Portage displays her easy recipe for Mexican rice.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Day of the Dead includes special recipes

FROM the FARM: Day of the Dead includes special recipes

One of the last of our peach trees at our family farm grew by accident, but produced plenty of fruit.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage police release sketch of suspected bank robber

Portage police release sketch of suspected bank robber

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect in Monday's armed robbery of MainSource Bank, 5959 U.S. 6.

October 28, 2014 3:55 pm Related

Porter County Board positions to be filled in December

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in December.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am

Women arrested after riding mo-ped on lawns

PORTAGE | Three women were arrested Sunday afternoon after riding a mo-ped on lawns and sidewalks, then taunting a neighbor.

October 27, 2014 4:45 pm

Portage police begin emergency hiring procedure

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Merit Board approved invoking the emergency hiring process at a recent meeting to speed up filling positions at the Portage Police Department.

October 27, 2014 4:15 pm
Portage police seek tips after ending search for bank robbery suspect

Portage police seek tips after ending search for bank robbery suspect

Portage police gather near the Finder's Mall adjacent to MainSource Bank as they investigate an armed robbery Monday at the bank on U.S. 6 near Willowcreek Road.

October 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Portage police seek tips after ending search for bank robbery suspect

Portage police seek tips after ending search for bank robbery suspect

Portage police search the area near the MainSource Bank on U.S. 6 near Willowcreek Road following a robbery Monday at the bank.

October 27, 2014 3:00 pm
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