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Habitat groups build on success

Habitat groups build on success

Javaze Hart, right, of Lansing, and her children, Keith Johnson Jr., 9, and Artenice Johnson, 20, stand in front of their new home in Lansing in November 2013. The home was constructed through the Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs organization.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Erin Gunnink, shot put gold medalist, and Brent Bowgren, first athlete to become a national coach, arrive in Indiana after the 2014 Special Olympics.

June 21, 2014 7:04 pm
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

The local Special Olympics USA Games team poses for a photo. Pictured from right to left, row one, are Lorrie Woycik, Erin Gunnink, Robert Kerley, and Garnett Kirk; row two: Tim Hiller, Andy Petrovich, Kathy Petrovich, Rob Griffith, Chris Ellingsen; and row three: Andrew Walstra, Brent Bowgr…

June 21, 2014 7:04 pm
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Washington Township High School valedictorian Logan Donovan, gives his speech to the graduates Saturday at the commencement ceremony.

June 07, 2014 12:16 pm
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Graduates walk into the Washington Township High School commencement ceremony Saturday to the song "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar and arrangement by James Ployhar.

June 07, 2014 12:16 pm
DAV Walk raises disabled vet awareness

DAV Walk raises disabled vet awareness

The annual Disabled American Veterans fundraising walk circled the perimeter of Wicker Park from the pavilion.

May 31, 2014 4:34 pm
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Students from Lake Central High history teacher Tom Clark's class display memorabilia from area veterans at Saturday Disabled American Veteran fundraising walk at Wicker Park in Highland. They are Cassidy Niewiadomskj, 16, from left, Jarea Wilson, 16, Tony Guitierrez, Schererville, Tom Clark…

May 31, 2014 4:34 pm
Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

May 10, 2014 11:00 am
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Fuzzy Zoeller

Pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller shows the audience how to hit the ball with different clubs during a clinic celebrating the 15th anniversary of the First Tee program at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center in Valparaiso.

May 10, 2014 10:59 am
Fuzzy Zoeller, Kyle Harvey

Fuzzy Zoeller, Kyle Harvey

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller helps Kyle Harvey, 11 with his putting during a clinic and demonstration Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center in Valparaiso. Zoeller attended by way of the First Tee program.

May 10, 2014 11:00 am
Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

May 10, 2014 10:59 am
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Marshan Mitchell, a member of the Environmental Club at T.F. North, helps Anaya Rolling, 6, plant flowers at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.

April 26, 2014 4:33 pm
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Ashley Lumpkinmoss, 17, shows Rayna Franklin, 4, how to plant flowers at a flower planting Saturday at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.

April 26, 2014 4:33 pm
Pride of Highland: Volunteers spruce up parks

Pride of Highland: Volunteers spruce up parks

Brandon Chong, 17, Bradley Trichak, 17, and Jacob Munsie, 16, help clean up Brantwood Park on Saturday in Highland. The Highland High School football team worked at Brantwood and other volunteers cleaned up other town parks as part of Park Pride Day.

April 26, 2014 4:21 pm
Union supporters recognized for their contributions

Union supporters recognized for their contributions

Dan Murchek, president of the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor, presents the George Meany Award to Tim Murray, of Ceramic Tile & Terrazzo Local 21, on Thursday during the federation's awards reception at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland.

April 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Kids scramble for eggs at Dyer hunt

Kids scramble for eggs at Dyer hunt

Children scramble during the Easter egg hunt Saturday at Northgate Park in Dyer. More than 500 people were expected to participate.

April 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Scrambling for eggs

Scrambling for eggs

Jame Steele, 4, hunts down candy at Saturday's Easter egg hunt in Dyer.

April 12, 2014 3:25 pm
Hammond event helps girls prepare for prom

Hammond event helps girls prepare for prom

Virginia Bermea, of Chicago, helps Rachel Washington, 18, pick out jewelry to go with her dress during a prom event Sunday hosted by Paying It Forward Wishes and Heros and the Hammond Boys & Girls Club. Girls were treated to hair styling and nail treatments and were able to pick out prom…

March 30, 2014 5:44 pm
Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

The crowd started filling up Beatniks on Conkey last month for the Hammond Community Theater's production of "The Mousetrap."

March 16, 2014 6:31 am
Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

John Stewart, of Lansing and Mary LeVan, of Hammond, attend Beatniks on Conkey for the performance of "The Mousetrap." LeVan said she attends every show Beatniks puts on.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
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