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Strack & Van Til bagger Randy Pribble, 57, is surprised with presents, cards, balloons and cupcakes for his birthday by local residents, including Lydia Ramos, right, at the store in Hammond.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pm
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Strack & Van Til bagger Randy Pribble, 57, is surprised with presents, cards, balloons and cupcakes for his birthday by local residents, from left, Tamye Haugen, Yvonne Brandner, Junita Wilson, and Lydia Ramos at the store in Hammond. Haugen, founder of the group Pay It Forward Wishes an…

June 19, 2014 7:13 pm
062014-nws-SURPRISE

062014-nws-SURPRISE

Strack & Van Til bagger Randy Pribble, 57, is surprised with presents, cards, balloons and cupcakes for his birthday by local residents at the store in Hammond.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pm
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Strack & Van Til bagger Randy Pribble, right, looks at more than 70 birthday cards he received from people in the community with Tamye Haugen at the store in Hammond. Haugen, founder of the group Pay It Forward Wishes and Heroes, found out it was Pribble's birthday while shopping at the …

June 19, 2014 7:13 pm
Cops share street with athletes for Special Olympics Torch Run

Cops share street with athletes for Special Olympics Torch Run

LANSING | Stephen Schwemlein buried his face in his mother's shoulder Tuesday morning as they waited to receive the Special Olympics torch.

June 10, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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Seminars to focus on special needs trusts

Attorneys and members of the general public who are taking care of someone with special needs can learn more about special needs trusts at an upcoming pair of seminars being put on by Centier Bank.

November 14, 2013 6:30 am
TradeWinds nearing completion of new Hobart facility

TradeWinds nearing completion of new Hobart facility

HOBART | TradeWinds Services plans to move administrative offices from its Gary location to its new facility in Hobart in a few weeks, representatives said last week.

October 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Hay rides offered for families with special needs

GRIFFITH | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will host an afternoon of CSRI Wheelchair Accessible Hayrides for families with special needs from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
“Charlie Brown” comes to life

“Charlie Brown” comes to life

CROWN POINT | Charlie Brown and his lovable gang of friends showcase a day in the life of this classic "Peanuts" cartoon character in Crown Point Community Theatre’s final production of its ninth season, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

August 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County offers seasonal activities for all ages

No one can say there isn't plenty to do in Lake County, even in the middle of winter. Here are some activities planned this week through Monday.

February 06, 2013 12:00 am
Success in school: Learning disabilities can be helped with the right tools

Success in school: Learning disabilities can be helped with the right tools

With school back in session, parents hope their children will find a path to academic success. Learning disabilities, once considered road blocks to that success, can now be helped with the right tools, according to local educators.

September 05, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Church fundraiser provides special needs bike

Church fundraiser provides special needs bike

HIGHLAND | Willa Kim, a 9-year-old special needs member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will soon be biking in style.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

Highland Soccer Palooza is about the love of the game

If the original "Rocky" movie was so good, why did they make another one? Why not stop with the perfect film?

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
Work, family and special needs

Work, family and special needs

Raising a family is not easy. It takes work to provide food, shelter, stimulating activities, ethical and moral lessons and the love and affection that children need. Plus, you want your children to have other opportunities and experiences like sports, vacations and visits to fun attractions…

July 05, 2012 12:00 am
Five reasons your child should be friends with someone who has special needs

Five reasons your child should be friends with someone who has special needs

It's hard for kids to relate to something they don't understand. And kids naturally fear what they do not know. By having someone in their lives with special needs, they are exposed to the fact that there's nothing to be scared of.

June 04, 2012 9:00 am
Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Just because my son has Down syndrome doesn't mean he shouldn't be taught appropriate social skills and be able to wonder about the possibilities of his future.

April 23, 2012 9:00 am
Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

As with any child, it is important for me to set limits on my son's behavior while encouraging him to do his best.

April 04, 2012 4:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

Welcome to spring 2012. I am confident we all can agree the weather over the last several weeks has been unusual but a pleasant surprise. We all now can start to think about all of the activities we want to participate in since the nice weather is finally here.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
Bulldog Blazers give students with special needs a reason to cheer

Bulldog Blazers give students with special needs a reason to cheer

Like all of the cheerleaders for Crown Point High School, Natalie Lesko loves going to basketball games and helping to energize the crowds.

February 29, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

Everyone needs to feel supported and to know that they are not alone in the struggles of raising children. This is especially true when raising a child with special needs.

February 06, 2012 9:00 am
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