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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…

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Porter County seeks better way to report storm damage

When the weather's strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?

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Giving blood is an important service, and you can do it today

Being a writer does have its perks. For one thing, I get at least a couple of interesting emails a week.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Fire Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday in Hammond

HAMMOND | The American Red Cross will host a Fire Safety Fair on Saturday at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

March 24, 2014 12:05 am

Blood drive set for Jan. 29 at Indiana University Northwest

GARY | The Student Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations at Indiana University Northwest will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Moraine Student Center.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

Jean Shepherd has 'new' book out

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Related
NIPSCO employees, families ride to aid Red Cross

NIPSCO employees, families ride to aid Red Cross

September 24, 2013 6:03 pm Photos

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Red Cross issues emergency request for blood donors

Red Cross issues emergency request for blood donors

A 10 percent drop in blood donations in June has caused the American Red Cross to issue an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types.

July 10, 2013 10:30 am Photos

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CP library hosting blood drive

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood drive on July 30 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. The library is located at 122 N. Main St..

July 09, 2013 12:17 pm
Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

The lazy days of summer bring extra pleas from blood centers, as regular donors go on vacation and school lets out.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Bob Szot, of Crown Point, has his blood drawn by phlebotomist Reggie Reyes at the Red Cross blood drive at St. Matthias Church in Crown Point Thursday.

June 06, 2013 2:20 pm
Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Bob Szot, of Crown Point, has his blood drawn by phlebotomist Reggie Reyes at the Red Cross blood drive at St. Matthias Church in Crown Point Thursday.

June 06, 2013 2:20 pm
Historic building started as a livery

Historic building started as a livery

VALPARAISO | The building at 204 Lincolnway started out as a livery stable when it first opened as the Empire Hall building in 1901, according to records at the Valparaiso Public Library.

March 04, 2013 8:00 pm
Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

Portage native embraces Peace Corps work in Africa

PORTAGE | At 24, Lauren Falk has learned a lesson many people don't learn in a lifetime.

January 04, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Cause of E.C. apartment fire likely to come late this week

Cause of E.C. apartment fire likely to come late this week

EAST CHICAGO | The cause of a New Year's Day apartment building fire that displaced 21 people likely will not be determined until later this week, a fire official said Wednesday.

January 02, 2013 12:15 pm
Crafters send mittens with a message to Newtown

Crafters send mittens with a message to Newtown

"Chester Raccoon stood at the edge of the forest and cried. 'I don't want to go to school,' he told his mother. 'I want to stay home with you. I want to play with my friends. And play with my toys. And read my books. And swing on my swing. Please may I stay home with you?'" — "The Kissing Ha…

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Young Lowell girls raise cash for Hurricane Sandy victims

Young Lowell girls raise cash for Hurricane Sandy victims

LOWELL | Something stirred inside the hearts of young Zelia Hubbell Schmidlin and Allison Swarens when they saw Hurricane Sandy's effect on people's lives.

November 13, 2012 8:32 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

Cyclone Sandy was technically downgraded from hurricane status just before striking the U.S., but remains highly disruptive. Both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns temporarily suspended their frenetic activity. In part, this reflected the practical impossibility of moving through t…

November 03, 2012 12:00 am

Blood supplies dip low

The American Red Cross said its blood supply has dropped to emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June.

August 04, 2012 6:45 pm

2 tenants hurt after jumping from windows as Gary building burned

GARY | Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday that damaged an eight-unit apartment building in the 700 block of West 35th Avenue.

August 03, 2012 8:00 pm
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