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Portage Legion post hosts help session Saturday for NWI vets

PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold a help/informational seminar for veterans regarding the Veterans Administration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave. Doors open at 1.

January 11, 2014 7:09 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer our call of duty to our veterans

GUEST COMMENTARY: Answer our call of duty to our veterans

Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Captain William D. Swenson, U.S. Army, for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Six decades later, Korean War wounds remain

Six decades later, Korean War wounds remain

Charles "Mike" Mikovetz wears two pairs of socks to keep his feet warm. Even in the summer.

October 26, 2013 10:43 pm Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: VA subcontractors' payments still MIA

It is just shy of two years since the Adam Benjamin Jr. Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point opened. Since then, the medical staff has been healing patients in the facility, which is nearly twice the size of the old building. But festering financial wounds remain untreated.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am
VA checks not in the mail

VA checks not in the mail

The work was finished nearly two years ago, but outstanding bills still haven't been paid to many of the subcontractors that built a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Crown Point.

July 13, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Heed second lesson from Newtown

In the wake of the Newtown school tragedy, there was focus on two responses — gun control and improving mental health care.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Job fair gives veterans a boost in job search

Job fair gives veterans a boost in job search

PORTAGE | Area veterans looked to get a leg up on hiring Thursday.

May 02, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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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.

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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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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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