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Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

One by one, videos of Korean War veterans from our region are being added to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

MARC CHASE: Celebrating perfectly imperfect heroes

My Grandad could drink, smoke and swear like a sailor -- probably because from 1942-1945 he was one.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Oak Hill Cemetery ceremony focuses on region Civil War veterans

Oak Hill Cemetery ceremony focuses on region Civil War veterans

HAMMOND | About 100 region residents gathered Sunday at the tomb of a Hammond veteran who served his country more than a century ago, commemorating the sacrifices of America's bloodiest war.

November 11, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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National WW2 Museum exhibit: POWs held by Nazis

National WW2 Museum exhibit: POWs held by Nazis

A violin made from bed slats, a bomber jacket, and journals filled with humor, nostalgia, sorrow and boredom help to tell the stories of the 92,820 Allied soldiers held in nearly 100 Nazi prisoner of war camps.

November 11, 2012 9:00 am
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

Lake Station City Hall to be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day

LAKE STATION | Lake Station City Hall, 1969 Central Ave., will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day.

November 06, 2011 9:15 pm

Portage Council approves 2012 budget

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council made quick work of its meeting Tuesday night, approving the budget for 2012, an ordinance amendment and some transfers.

November 02, 2011 12:00 am

D.215 approves new school calendar

CALUMET CITY | School board officials for the Thornton Fractional high schools have approved a calendar for the upcoming school year that calls for classes to begin on Aug. 17, to end on June 4, 2012, and to have the second full week of April off as spring break.

March 25, 2011 6:15 pm

Events and social groups for senior citizens

Events and social groups for senior citizens. Submit your local events online at nwitimes.com/app/calendar/events

November 14, 2010 12:00 am
Veterans feted by Crown Point funeral home

Veterans feted by Crown Point funeral home

CROWN POINT | Local veterans gathered last week for a complimentary roast beef dinner hosted by Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre in honor of Veterans Day. "We had an overwhelming response, 70 veterans attended," said Jean Lahm, event coordinator for Geisen.

November 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Events and social groups for senior citizens

Events and social groups for senior citizens. Submit your local events online at nwitimes.com/app/calendar/events

November 07, 2010 12:00 am

Veterans Day events

The following is a listing of events honoring veterans for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

November 05, 2010 11:11 am
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