A few years ago, I took a class called Environmental Science. In the yearlong class, students learned how the region was formed. Later, the students learned about the formation of the Florida Keys.
LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school whic…
Over the last few weeks, mail carriers have swaddled themselves in layers, clutched hand-warmers and donned boots with at least 2 inches of tread.
The Indiana Department of Transportation fired an employee for posting a video on the social media about Cline Avenue's potholed surface earlier this month.
SCHERERVILLE | A popular chocolate shop and ice cream parlor has closed its Schererville location.
Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
HOBART | A nearly completed concrete median that's part of Hobart's new Festival Park gateway concerns resident Larry Brown.
Jim Fitzer, of Portage's Economic Development Corp., stands near a new Family Express store under construction along Ridge Road near Willowcreek. Portage has been successfully attracting new businesses to its area.
Jim Fitzer, of Portage's Economic Development Corp., stands near a new Family Express store under construction along Ridge Road near Willowcreek.
The temporary closure of U.S. 30 in Dyer earlier this month got me to thinking.
HIGHLAND | The bright neon lights have dimmed at Johnsen's Blue Top Drive-In, a landmark Highland restaurant where carhops served up big burgers and homemade root beer for nearly eight decades.
Costs are mounting for the Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion and initiative to lure private investors.
I recently attended Lansing’s 120th birthday celebration that provided a glimpse of the village’s rich and sometimes colorful past. A lot has changed from those early days.
GRIFFITH | In 2008, Griffith began planning a renaissance of its downtown to bolster existing businesses and attract new enterprises.
The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.
MUNSTER | An interlocal agreement between the three Ridge communities’ police departments will set up a violence reduction initiative task force that better addresses crime along the Ridge Road corridor caused by gangs and narcotics.
HOBART | Police are investigating two robberies, one outside a downtown restaurant and one at a store on West 37th Avenue.
MUNSTER | It took 100 days to create a new Munster landmark along Ridge Road.
At the heart of the business community, the Munster Chamber of Commerce has been a dynamic part of Northwest Indiana since 1955. Located at 1040 Ridge Road, the chamber has more than 240 members, ranging from large regional corporations and universities to sole proprietorships, and that numb…
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