Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.
MERRILLVILLE | The American Heart Association raised nearly $600,000 for cardiovascular research, education and advocacy at Saturday's Heart of Gold Gala, the group announced Tuesday.
CROWN POINT | Casimira Bilinski was clearly a cut above most of her competition during back-to-back events Monday at the Lake County Fair.
Ryan Hile, 12, of Columbia City, Ind., munches his way to second place during the Lake County Fair Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Top dog Caleb McKinney, 15, of Dyer collects his first-place trophy for the adult group after trumping the competition in the Lake County Fair Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Competitors in the younger than 15 group gobble down hot dogs at the Lake County Fair Hot Dog Eating Contest at the fairgrounds in Crown Point.
Nine contestants peel their apples, going for the longest unbroken strip of peel, at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point. The Apple Peeling Contest was sponsored by St. Anthony Medical Center.
Margaret Mathis, of Crown Point, uses a cautious traditional technique that wins her first place with a peel of 50.6 inches at Monday's contest at the Lake County Fair.
Former champion peeler Ray Popyk, of Crown Point, serves as judge and measures apple peels Monday in the Radio One Tent.
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