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Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

Green thinking puts tree farms in the black

SCHERERVILLE | Sweetie's Shoppe sits at a wide part of a winding path that cuts through hills laden with spruces, pines and firs at Luers Christmas Tree Farm, where people pay to saw and take home a tree.

December 17, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Flood Recovery and Food Safety Resources available at Purdue Extension

LAPORTE | The recent storms and heavy rains caused considerable damage to trees and houses in parts of the county. The rush of excess water to lower places caused some washouts and flooding. Downed power lines caused extended periods of electrical outages, too, which may raise concerns about…

June 28, 2013 2:44 pm

Lyme disease in the state hits NWI hardest

The prime season for tick bites is underway, and people in the region have the highest odds in the state of becoming a meal and contracting the illness Lyme disease.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Want to Learn About Rain Gardens?

CROWN POINT | A rain garden is a landscaped area planted with native plants and flowers that soak up rainwater. At the Lake County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building this April 27, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Surveyor’s Office are sponsori…

April 26, 2013 11:15 am

First steps to flood recovery

If you are one of the victims affected by the recent floods, Purdue Extension has the following advice as you make decisions for your family’s belongings.

April 25, 2013 12:12 pm

Purdue Extension's Growing Stronger starts April 18

MICHIGAN CITY | Purdue Extension’s Growing Stronger is coming to the Michigan City Senior Center. This 8-week fitness program is fun and FREE. Join us for fellowship, healthy snacks, and the opportunity to practice the exercises with Allison Goshorn, Purdue Extension Educator and certified p…

March 29, 2013 1:26 pm

High tunnels focus of Dec. 1 Purdue Extension open house

WANATAH | Produce growers interested in continuing crop production into the winter months can attend Purdue Extension's High Tunnel Open House on Dec. 1 in Wanatah.

November 28, 2012 11:12 am

Webinars: Making the most of feed and forages for goats and sheep

LAPORTE | Purdue Extension will present two webinars that will discuss managing forage shortages and feeding practices for goat and sheep farmers following the drought. The production of commercial versus show goats will also be discussed. The webinars will run 6 to 8 p.m. CST (7-9 p.m. EST)…

November 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Lake County 4-H Educators Receive National Recognition

Lake County 4-H Educators Receive National Recognition

CROWN POINT | Purdue Extension educators Julie Jones and Jennifer Govan are the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Urban 4-H Programming Award presented by Debbie Nistler, President of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA). Jones and Govan have been instrumental in cre…

November 16, 2012 3:15 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Lexi plays in the water at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago last week.

August 01, 2012 9:46 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

John Wojcik, pretreatment assistant for the East Chicago Wastewater Division, takes a water sample at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 9:46 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

A water quality advisory is posted at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 9:47 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Water samples are taken last week at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 9:46 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Ruth DeJong, left, and Corinne Fleming, both of Lansing, wade in the water at Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago last week. Fleming said she swims at the beach about once a week and never has gotten sick. She also never puts her head under water.

August 01, 2012 9:47 pm
Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

Officials working to solve Jeorse Park Beach E. coli mystery

The Jeorse Park Beach in East Chicago is empty last week. Halfway through this year's 97-day beach season, Jeorse Park Beach I was closed to swimmers 31 times, more than any other local beach. The adjacent Jeorse Park Beach II was closed 20 times, making it the second most closed beach.

August 01, 2012 9:47 pm
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Bishop Dale Melczek presides Wednesday over a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 8:00 pm
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Fathers Luke Nowak, from left, Edward Spyrka, Joseph Ivans and Frank Czaicki of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster sing Wednesday during a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 8:00 pm
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Bishop Dale Melczek presides Wednesday over a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 8:00 pm
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Bishop Dale Melczek presides over a special dedication Wednesday for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 8:00 pm
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Sister Michele Dvorak of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ prays Wednesday during a special dedication for the recently renovated chapel at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

August 01, 2012 8:00 pm
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