Frank Darrington and Tony Hamer, of Munster VFW Post 2697, prepare to fire a cannon Friday during Flag Day ceremonies at the Community Veterans Memorial. The event included a reading of all 50 states and the dates they entered the Union. The cannon was fired after each state.
Cresean Gresham, from Larry Hawkins Middle School, helps clean up the area near the Little Calumet River on Saturday in Riverdale. Water levels were too high for volunteers to clean up the river itself.
Students from Larry Hawkins Middle School in Chicago come out to help clean up the Little Calumet River during the Calumet Waterway Stewards second annual cleanup around the Little Cal. Photos from last year's event ran in Sunday's edition.
New lifeguards for the Munster Community Pool receive instructions before opening day next Friday.
Amie Vaught, of Highland, and Madalynn Vaught, 2, participate in the March of Dimes' March for Babies on Sunday at Highland High School. Madalynn was born at 29 weeks and weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces. Now, at 2, she weighs 24 pounds. Madalynn's family walked for her.
Jade Martin, of Schererville, and Zachary Roper, 9 months, walked in the March for Babies on Sunday in Highland. The march raises money to support programs that help women have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research on problems that threaten babies, according to the March of Dimes…
Brianna Lopez, 7, Selena Lopez, 6, and Lailany Delgado, 5, of the Ballet Folklorico de East Chicago, perform traditional Mexican dances Friday during the Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Hammond Civic Center.
Kristina Kantar, Hammond city attorney, talks to children at Clark Middle School about state and federal laws. Every year, attorneys educate students across the United States for Law Day.
Sister Aloysius, of Hammond, waters the tree at the Donate Life tree planting ceremony last week outside the main lobby at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer.
From left, Celeste Dusk, of St. Joseph Parish in Dyer, the Rev. Henry Sequeria, chaplain for Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer, and John Roth, palliative care nurse at Franciscan St. Margaret Health, sing during a Donate Life tree planting ceremony last week at the hospital. Th…
Dr. Mann Spitler, of Valparaiso, speaks to Hobart DARE program graduates and their parents about his daughter Manda, who died from a drug overdose.
Daren the Lion high-fives Isabella Oesterle, 11, of Ridge View Elementary School, for graduating from the Hobart DARE program. More than 300 fifth-graders graduated from the program Wednesday.
Civil War re-enactor Steve Batey helps students from the East Chicago's Field Education Center peruse items from the exhibit Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore, which is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
The Times Investigative Editor Mark Chase shows Daviona Morris from the East Chicago's Field Education Center a Civil War-era photo taken on the steps of the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point.
Shante Hayward, of Boston, pours tea for Joyce Wagner, of Highland, on Sunday during the fifth annual Friendship Tea Party at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond.
From left, Christine Pepa, of Crown Point, Danilelle Slight, of Gary's Miller Beach section, and Tara Stachowiak, of Michigan City, enjoy the Friendship Tea on Sunday at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond. All proceeds from the event benefit scholarships at the college.
The Socially Together and Naturally Diverse Club at Merrillville High School was one of the winners of the United Way's Everyday Heroes contest. Elizabeth Long, director of leadership, and Danny Lackey, club adviser, accept the check on the club's behalf.
Griffith | Ashley Schiller, 18 is a senior at Merrillville High School and one of the United Way's winners of the Everyday Heros Contest.
Take Five members, from left, David Little, Ted Tomczak and Nancy Dziadus play polka music Monday at the Dyngus Day celebration at All Saints Church.
Dorothy Polus, of Calumet City, enjoys being sung to by Tony Paliga, of the band Take Five, during the Dyngus Day celebration Monday at All Saints Church in Hammond. Dyngus Day, a Polish-American event, celebrates the end of the Lenten season.
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