WHITING | Investigators are working to determine if a body found washed ashore Monday night on a Whiting beach is that of a Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May.
WHITING | Indiana State Excise Police cited 20 people and five businesses Friday and Saturday outside Pierogi Fest in Whiting.
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of periodic interviews with individuals providing leadership in Northwest Indiana.
Cooks prepare pierogi at Dan's Pierogi stand Saturday during Whiting's annual Pierogi Fest.
Carolyn Kruszynski, a member of the Babushka Brigade, puts recipes "on line" as she prepares for the Buscia's Cooking Show at Whiting's Pierogi Fest on Saturday morning.
Sister Anne Marie taunts participants while sitting over a tank of water for the Carmelite Home Dunk -A-Nun fundraising game at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
Babushka Brigade member Lynn Duimich tempts audience members with palacinky samples Saturday during the Busica Cook Show at Whiting's Pierogi Fest.
Members of the Babushka Brigade present comical demonstrations of Polish delicacies Saturday morning during the Buscia's Cooking Shot at Whiting's Pierogi Festival. "We try to keep it fresh, change it up, keep people guessing," said Babushka Brigade member, Carolyn Kruszynski of the cooking show.
Babushka Brigade member Patsy Kazragys distributes Stack n VanTil bags to members in the audience Saturday during the Buscia Cooking Show at Whiting's Pierogi Festival.
Members of the Babushka Brigade pray with Sister Anne Marie, third from right, of East Chicago St. Joseph Carmelite Home Saturday morning before the Buscia's Cooking Show, part of Whiting's Pierogi Festival activites. The festival continues through Sunday.
The annual Polka Parade kicked off the 2014 Pierogi Festival, drawing thousands of people to Whiting.
WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.
WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.
Whiting's Pierogi Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has once again gained national notoriety.
When Marty Dybel, Tom Dabertin, and Darlene Beerling were brainstorming ideas for a new community event 21 years ago, they all agreed upon two things: they wanted an ethnic festival, and they wanted it to stand out from the rest.
"Kung Pao Pierogies" use several different sauces to give this recipe an Asian influence.
This "Carbonara Pierogi" recipe uses cheese blended pierogies and tops them in bacon, parmesan cheese, and parsley for a truly Italian infused dish.
Inspired by traditional buffalo wings, this recipe combines the hearty flavor of pierogies with a "spicier" flare.
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