LAPORTE | La Porte Community School Corporation honored the following retirees and honorees on May 16, 2013 at a Star-Studded Evening recognition dinner.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
MUNSTER | Hammond Chapter 546 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association believes there's strength in numbers.
After Jan. 1., United States Steel Corp. will not offer company-sponsored medical and prescription drug insurance to nonunion retirees and dependents who are eligible for Medicare.
Jack Chestnut, 72, sits at the bar Friday night at American Legion Post 66 in Griffith. Like many retirees, he's worried about the future of entitlement programs given the rancor that preceded the recent debt ceiling deal. "If they cut Social Security, there will be a civil war," Chestnut said.
Retiree Marlin Crane, 67, is upset that Congress might even consider cutting benefits to veterans. "If every veteran joined together, we could control the government," the Griffith resident said.
Cheryl and Jerry Gettig, of Griffith, sit at the bar Friday in American Legion Post 66. They are both retired living on Jerry's pension. Cheryl was a stay-at-home mom, and raised seven children.
Local chapter members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association include, from left, Marilyn Kessler, of Lakes of Four Seasons, Shirley Gillespie, of Munster, Dean Jones, of Crown Point, and Priscilla Johnson, Owen Johnson, Marylou Maginot and Ken Maginot, all of Highland.
MUNSTER | Hammond Chapter No. 0546 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets bimonthly at Dante's House of Pizza, 1734 45th Ave., and welcomes new members. The next meeting is set for noon July 13, with Sept. 14 and Nov. 9 the remaining dates this year.
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