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YOUNG VOICES: Hike the Dunes, appreciate their beauty

YOUNG VOICES: Hike the Dunes, appreciate their beauty

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.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Historic Lansing building to become music college

Historic Lansing building to become music college

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…

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Winter weather hampers delivery

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.

February 05, 2014 3:30 pm
Travel at your own risk: Ex-INDOT workers raise concerns

Travel at your own risk: Ex-INDOT workers raise concerns

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.

January 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Gayety's in Schererville has served its last scoop

Gayety's in Schererville has served its last scoop

SCHERERVILLE | A popular chocolate shop and ice cream parlor has closed its Schererville location.

December 31, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Highland man was first to cross old Nine Span Bridge

Highland man was first to cross old Nine Span Bridge

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.

December 06, 2013 7:30 pm
Hobart resident hopes to curb traffic problems at new gateway

Hobart resident hopes to curb traffic problems at new gateway

HOBART | A nearly completed concrete median that's part of Hobart's new Festival Park gateway concerns resident Larry Brown.

November 10, 2013 9:15 pm
development in portage

development in portage

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.

August 27, 2013 2:13 pm
development in portage

development in portage

Jim Fitzer, of Portage's Economic Development Corp., stands near a new Family Express store under construction along Ridge Road near Willowcreek.

August 27, 2013 2:13 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: NWI needs better roads, not NIMBY detours

WILLIAM NANGLE: NWI needs better roads, not NIMBY detours

The temporary closure of U.S. 30 in Dyer earlier this month got me to thinking.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Blue Top Drive-in building faces uncertain future

Blue Top Drive-in building faces uncertain future

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.

July 10, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Gary airport board wants to borrow nearly twice as much

Gary airport board wants to borrow nearly twice as much

Costs are mounting for the Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion and initiative to lure private investors.

June 24, 2013 1:56 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Up to challenge on redevelopment transformation

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Up to challenge on redevelopment transformation

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.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
Economic renaissance of Griffith continues

Economic renaissance of Griffith continues

GRIFFITH | In 2008, Griffith began planning a renaissance of its downtown to bolster existing businesses and attract new enterprises.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Regionalization would work well for some services

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.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

New police task force to address crime along Ridge Road corridor

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.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart cops probe robberies at store, outside restaurant

Hobart cops probe robberies at store, outside restaurant

HOBART | Police are investigating two robberies, one outside a downtown restaurant and one at a store on West 37th Avenue.

December 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Munster McDonald's creates new image along Ridge Road

Munster McDonald's creates new image along Ridge Road

MUNSTER | It took 100 days to create a new Munster landmark along Ridge Road.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Munster Chamber part of community since 1955

Munster Chamber part of community since 1955

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…

April 22, 2012 8:49 am
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