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Portage parade brings out thousands

Portage parade brings out thousands

PORTAGE | Sydney Morris, 7, of Valparaiso, sat on a blanket with her mother, Maria Lance Morris and friends, waiting for the start of the annual Fourth of July parade along Willowcreek in Portage.

July 04, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

Sgt. James McCaig, of Crete, holds his daughter, Reili McCaig, 3, right, and nephew, Jaedan Powell, 19 months, during a welcome home celebration  Saturday in Crete. McCaig, who rode in a procession from Crete-Monee High School to a Veterans Memorial downtown, was greeted by dozens of family,…

June 14, 2014 5:45 pm
Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

Crete man returns home from Middle East tour of duty

Barb Powell, of Crete, hugs her son, Sgt. James McCaig, during his welcome home celebration Saturday in Crete. McCaig was greeted by dozens of family, friends, and residents who celebrated his return from Afghanistan.

June 14, 2014 5:45 pm
Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

BURNHAM | Dion Sellers is only 19, yet he’s a member of the U.S. Army who can say he has served in combat zones in Afghanistan.

April 05, 2013 9:55 pm Photos

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Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

A small crowd waits Friday to welcome Pvt. Dion Sellers back home to Burnham.

April 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

A parade welcomes Pvt. Dion Sellers back to his hometown of Burnham on Friday.

April 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

Burnham gives warm welcome to returning soldier

Veteran Gerald Curry, left, welcomes Dion Sellers back to his hometown of Burnham on Friday. Sellers' mother, Tawana Sellers, right, waves her flag.

April 05, 2013 5:05 pm
Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Second-grader, Ariana Ferguson, 7, leaves her classroom at Protsman Elementary School in Dyer Friday with her father, Mike Ferguson, Victoria Samaniego, left and her mother, Katie Biehl. Ariana thought her father would not be home for Christmas, but received a surprise when he appeared in he…

December 21, 2012 4:19 pm
Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Troops home, physically or digitally, for Christmas

Second-grader Ariana Ferguson, 7, hugs her father Mike Ferguson on Friday as he arrives in at her classroom for a surprise visit at Protsman Elementary School. Ariana thought her father, who serves in the Army and is based in Fort Bragg, N.C., would not be home for Christmas.

December 21, 2012 4:19 pm
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

The hearse carrying the body of Sergio Perez passes by the Schererville Town Hall on Wednesday in a procession from the Gary/Chicago International Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point.

July 25, 2012 10:47 am
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

SCHERERVILLE | The hearse bearing the body of Sergio Perez passes by local residents in a procession from the Gary/Chicago Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

July 25, 2012 10:41 am
Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Grace Ward hugs her father, Seth Ward, when he returned for a brief visit during the holidays last year.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Hobart soldier surprises kids with 'special present'

Seth Ward hugs his children Grace, 5, and Levi, 7, after he surprised them June 10.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart City Council honors soldier back from Afghanistan

HOBART | City officials honored Spc. Luke Ledyard on Wednesday at the City Council meeting.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Hobart soldier gets surprise welcome home

Hobart soldier gets surprise welcome home

HOBART| The gloomy weather didn't rain on one Hobart soldier's parade, as veterans, family and friends surprised him with a welcome home celebration Saturday.

May 12, 2012 6:45 pm Related
Hobart soldier gets surprise welcome home

Hobart soldier gets surprise welcome home

Spc. Luke Ledyard, of Hobart, gets a surprise welcome home from Afghanistan on Saturday.

May 12, 2012 5:20 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Neighbors and students from Lake Central schools created a memorial to fallen Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk outside his parents' home in Dyer.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Rachel Nowaczyk shows a picture of her daughter Kiley holding her "Daddy Doll" that has a photo of David Nowaczyk on it.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

The family of Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk talks Wednesday about the fallen soldier at his parents' Dyer home. Included are his mother, Patti Nowaczyk, from left, grandmother Delilah Weddington, 5-year-old niece Abby Smart, sister Megan Smart and his wife, Rachel Nowaczyk.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk sits with wife Rachel, daughter Kiley and son Conner Reese in this family portrait.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
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