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EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

Civil War headstone dedication to headline Hammond Veterans Day service

HAMMOND | Nearly a century and a half has passed since Hammond Pvt. Nicholas Mashino survived a battle wound at one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War.

November 08, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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McCormick & Schmick's has free entrees for veterans on Sunday

McCormick & Schmick's has free entrees for veterans on Sunday

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants announced this week that veterans will be treated to a complimentary lunch or dinner entree on November 11th.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 08, 2012 8:30 am
C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

C.P. Civil War soldier honored on 150th anniversary of his wartime death

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, Civil War Sgt. Edwin Sprague died of a sickness that posed perhaps a greater threat to Union soldiers than Confederate bullets.

August 10, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Descendants hail volunteer efforts to preserve ancestors' region Civil War headstones

Descendants hail volunteer efforts to preserve ancestors' region Civil War headstones

VALPARAISO | When she attended a special ceremony honoring region Civil War veterans in May, Valparaiso native Pat Lane had no idea she would learn her great-great-grandfather served as a sergeant in the war.

July 18, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Federal program opens to retrain out-of-work vets

A new federal program aims to retrain 99,000 unemployed veterans for high-demand jobs and will cover the education costs for up to one year.

May 18, 2012 10:00 am
Civil War preservation group hosts celebration

Civil War preservation group hosts celebration

MERRILLVILLE | With 20 new veterans' headstones installed and 41 secured from the federal government, a region Civil War historical preservation group is looking to thank the public and asking for more help.

September 15, 2011 6:35 pm Photos

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New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

New gravestones mark region Civil War veterans' sacrifices

Cpl. Joseph Sweet's rural Hebron grave sat unmarked -- likely for decades -- with no reminder of the Porter County-based Union Army unit in which he served.

August 21, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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11 region Civil War vets to receive new grave markers

11 region Civil War vets to receive new grave markers

Albert Kale's death from typhoid fever in 1861 makes his grave among the oldest of Civil War soldiers buried in the Calumet Region, and his weathered Crown Point headstone shows it.

June 21, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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