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Age is just a number to longtime St. John volunteer

Age is just a number to longtime St. John volunteer

At 87, Marion Thiel’s volunteer work continues to make her a vital member of the St. John community.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Abe Paluch, 62, enjoys sharing his knowledge of environmental protection as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls clubs in Valparaiso and South Haven.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

GUEST COMMENTARY: United Way campaign about more than dollars

During the coming months, United Way staff and volunteers will be making workplace presentations to thousands of employees throughout Northwest Indiana in coordination with the community campaign.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Paul Throne, 87, was honored for his decades of community involvement, along with his wife, Ruth Throne, as grand marshals of Hobart’s Fourth of July Parade.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

Randall Starewicz, of Munster, visits with a dog at the Humane Society Calumet Area shelter in Munster where he volunteers as a dog walker.

June 20, 2014 3:37 pm
'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

Randall Starewicz, of Munster, puts a leash on Ed the dog at Munster's Humane Society Calumet Area shelter recently. Starewicz is a former teacher and has written a trilogy of children's books inspired by the lives of shelter dogs. He volunteers at the shelter walking dogs.

June 20, 2014 3:36 pm
'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

Randall Starewicz's latest book, "Shelter Us: The Tails of Max and Miles," is inspired by the stories of shelter dogs.

June 20, 2014 3:37 pm
'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

Randall Starewicz, of Munster, visits with a dog at the Humane Society Calumet Area shelter in Munster where he volunteers as a dog walker.

June 20, 2014 3:36 pm
'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

'Shelter Us' author tells pals' tales

Randall Starewicz, of Munster, with his wife, Liz, shows a copy of his book at the Humane Society Calumet Area shelter in Munster.

June 20, 2014 3:37 pm
Chance encounter inspires Highland woman to make a difference

Chance encounter inspires Highland woman to make a difference

MUNSTER | A single moment can change the course of an entire life. This was the case for Highland's Karen Scheeringa-Parra, whose chance encounter has inspired a lifetime of service.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Woman rescues small animal rescue to keep saving "piggies and bunnies"

Woman rescues small animal rescue to keep saving "piggies and bunnies"

When Portage resident Desiree Christian began volunteering with a small animal rescue that was soon closing its doors, she hopped into action and took over as owner.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels schedules training for new volunteers

MERRILLVILLE | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is seeking people interested in volunteering as drivers for the organization.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

ELWOOD, Ill. | A group of Lansing residents recently traveled to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to assist with removal of wreaths that had been placed on veterans' graves before Christmas.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Lansing resident and Marine veteran Paul Henry helped with removal of wreaths with a volunteer group at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., which is in Will County.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

While at the cemetery, the volunteers took time to visit the grave of Lance Cpl. Philip J Martini, who died while serving in Iraq. Martini was a Lansing native and Thornton Fractional South High School graduate.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Lansing residents volunteer at military cemetery

Ian Steinweg, of Lansing, carries wreaths removed from veteran graves at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing residents volunteer at military ceremony

Lansing residents volunteer at military ceremony

LANSING | A group of Lansing residents recently traveled to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. to assist with removal of wreaths that had been placed on veterans' graves before Christmas.

January 24, 2014 2:16 pm Photos

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EMT uses training to care for humans, animals

EMT uses training to care for humans, animals

Emergency medical technician Bobby Elliott is using his hands-on training to serve both humans and animals.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Gavit volunteers at Chicago Marathon

Gavit volunteers at Chicago Marathon

October 15, 2013 1:15 pm
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