GRIFFITH | Fourth-graders in Noel Kraus' class used their creativity to match with reading and pumpkins last week at St. Mary School. The students were asked to re-read one of their favorite books and, with their families, create a character from the book using a pumpkin. Just in time for Ha…
Pumpkin growers have plenty to show during the nation's worst drought in decades, and the reason is pretty simple: pumpkins do well in dry weather.
John Barenie, of Griffith, stands next to his award-winning pumpkin that set a new Indiana state record at a weight of 1,308 pounds.
MUNSTER | Munster Parks and Recreation hosts its newest event "Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides! Oh My!" from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Centnnial Park.
Visitors walk their finds back to a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch in 2010 at County Line Orchard in Hobart.
PRETTY IN PINK - - A pumpkin dressed up in tribute to the special edition "pink" M&M candy created by the Mars Candy Co. for breast cancer awareness month is one of the special pumpkins featured at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster for Halloween.
WEB READY - - A creepy pumpkin spider, which includes a smaller painted pumpkin as the head, is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.
PUMPKIN PATCH KID - - A pumpkin dressed as a toddler is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.
AROUND THE WAIST - - A pumpkin dressed as a physical trainer is one of the decorated pumpkins on display this week for Halloween at Fitness Pointe gym in Munster.
A BIG DEAL - - Larry McRae of Chicago stands next to the 1,000-pound-plus pumpkin greeting guests at Brookfield Zoo this week in honor of Halloween 2010.
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Noah Kneifel, 4, of Westville, picks out several pumpkins at Coulter's Produce and Greenhouses. While they may not have a bumper crop, local producers say their pumpkins are healthy and available in greater variety this season after a dismal crop last year.
Visitors prepare to walk their finds back to a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch at County Line Orchard in Hobart. The weather cooperated this year, leading to a more robust crop.
Pumpkin-toting visitors climb aboard a tractor after visiting a pumpkin patch at County Line Orchard in Hobart.
LOWELL | "Orange" you glad it's nearly time for the Lowell GFWC/IFC Woman's Club fourth annual Pumpkin Fest?
I am Sue Reed, new executive director of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. I will be working in both the Merrillville and Crown Point offices and hope to bring enthusiasm, a wealth of expertise and new ideas to the chamber.
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