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'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit at the Welcome Center

Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit at the Welcome Center

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail unveiled the newest poster in the South Shore Line by artist Mitch Markovitz on Thursday night at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

February 27, 2014 7:42 pm
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

Al Whitefield, of Hobart and a Civil War re-enactor, looks over displays featured in the 2014 Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln exhibit Thursday night at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail unveiled the newest poster in the South Sho…

February 27, 2014 7:42 pm
South Shore poster

South Shore poster

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail unveiled a South Shore poster by artist Mitch Markovitz in February at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

February 27, 2014 7:42 pm
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Valpo public works hopes to harvest the rain

VALPARAISO | Plans for the city's new public works campus are expected to be ready to submit for bids in about a week, and Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes the cost leaves room to include a rain harvesting system.

September 29, 2013 11:00 pm
Major changes planned at VU in coming years

Major changes planned at VU in coming years

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University expects to break its enrollment record in the fall, but it's a prelude to continuing growth at both its Valparaiso and Hyde Park campuses, President Mark Heckler said.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
Author to detail service of Civil War 'Boys from Lake County'

Author to detail service of Civil War 'Boys from Lake County'

HAMMOND | Dozens of men from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties watched as more than a third of their 73rd Indiana Infantry regiment fell in one of of the bloodiest battles of America's bloodiest war.

April 26, 2013 7:35 pm Photos

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Region debut of Civil War film attracts about 80 to Welcome Center

Region debut of Civil War film attracts about 80 to Welcome Center

HAMMOND | Lakes of the Four Seasons filmmaker Tre Manchester sought to bring the home-front struggles of the Civil War to life in the region debut of his short film Saturday.

April 20, 2013 4:20 pm Photos

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Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase's Civil War exhibit

Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase's Civil War exhibit

Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase recently was interviewed for Lakeshore Public Television's Lakeshore News Tonight program regarding a special exhibit at Hammond's Indiana Welcome Center commemorating Northwest Indiana's role in the Civil War. Chase, who designed and is leading the exhi…

April 12, 2013 4:15 pm
Welcome Center hosts Holiday for Heroes event

Welcome Center hosts Holiday for Heroes event

December 06, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Dillinger Museum to be featured on Travel Channel

HAMMOND | The Travel Channel’s "Mysteries at the Museum" show will explore the story of John Dillinger’s infamous 1934 escape from the Lake County Jail in Crown Point. The episode, which airs at 8 p.m. Thursday, showcases the wooden gun that helped Dillinger get away from the “escape-proof” jail.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am

I-94 welcome center to close for upgrades

The welcome center on Interstate 94 near Michigan City will be closed for repairs from Monday through Aug. 30 for facility upgrades, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

August 04, 2010 8:40 am
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