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Five manhole covers stolen in Lowell; police seeking tips

LOWELL | Lowell police report five manhole covers have been stolen recently throughout the town.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 88: Zao Island dragon

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 88: Zao Island dragon

"The Game of Thrones" and its trio of winged fire breathers may be one of the hottest things on television, but residents of Northwest Indiana have been having fun with dragons for years.

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2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holland, were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

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Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

The Largest Red Nose was created last year by the winners from Southridge Elementary School in Highland for the Time Out For Reading Photo Contest, which has been expanded this year to include videos.

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Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

The Largest Number of Students Award in last year's Time Out for Reading Photo Contest went to Liberty Elementary School in Chesterton, which packed everyone into the school's Library Media Center, according to Media Specialist Heather Lowe.

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D.215 dual credit program saves students, families time and money

D.215 dual credit program saves students, families time and money

CALUMET CITY | Since 2008, the College Step-Up program has saved District 215 families more than $247,000 in college tuition. The College Step-Up Program, a dual credit enrollment program between South Suburban College and District 215, provides Thornton Fractional North and South students t…

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Reel in fall catches for fun

We recently returned from a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where my aunt and uncle celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.

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PSC Job Fair is Oct. 15

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Representatives from companies and institutions from across the metropolitan Chicago area will be recruiting for full-time, part-time and internship positions, ranging from entry level to professional and managerial levels, at the Prairie State College annual fall job fair.

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Consumer Wellness Advocate certification training workshop this month at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute is hosting Consumer Wellness Advocate Certification Training for individuals who wish to gain the tools to promote wellness at home and in the workplace. This unique program will be facilitated by Alexandra Glumac, MS…

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Business & Career Institute to bring small business workshops back to Oak Forest

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute and SCORE have once again partnered to bring free business workshops geared for small business developers and owners. Two new workshops will be offered this fall at the college’s Oak Forest Center.

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The not so easy, carefree life of a high school student today

The not so easy, carefree life of a high school student today

As a parent of three students who "survived" high school, I have always felt a little ahead of the game being blessed to work with high school students all day and having three at home throughout the years. I have looked at the stressors from both sides of the fence, home and school.

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Enjoy Autumn and Rummage Sale in Portage

Here we are, the first day of October, just 30 days from the little ghouls and goblins rat-a-tat-tating on our doors for tricks or treats. Autumn most certainly is my favorite season of the year. All the fall color changes, an extra hour of sleep, football, hockey, crisp, cool air and all th…

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Time for the apple orchard

Time for the apple orchard

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Grant provides microscopes

Grant provides microscopes

Westchester Intermediate School purchased new microscopes for use in fifth and sixth grade science classes after receiving an Acorn Grant from the Duneland Education Foundation. The microscopes are equipped with the Moticam system (cameras for use with computers), and will improve and enhanc…

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Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

CROWN POINT | Spike Albrecht paid a visit to his alma mater recently before heading to Ann Arbor for his junior year at the University of Michigan.

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Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

St. Mary Catholic Community School alumnus Spike Albrecht reads to second-graders at his alma mater during a recent visit to the Crown Point school.

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Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will host its Creative Writing Conference from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville. At the networking dinner, award-winning fiction writer Barbara Shoup, author of seven novels and executive director of the Indiana Writers Center in I…

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Vendors must apply by today for Hobart Tri Kappa style show space

HOBART | Today is the deadline for vendors interested in participating in Hobart Tri Kappa's annual Style Show and Bazaar, to be held Nov. 9 at Avalon Manor. This event is the Hobart chapter's main fundraiser and includes a style show, dinner, bountiful basket raffles, and unique vendors cho…

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Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

Barbara Shoup

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Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Sofia Grimsgard believes that it is possible for one person to change the lives of many, and looks forward to a career in politics.

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Fill a bag for Hobart Kiwanis Food Pantry Drive this Saturday

The Hobart Kiwanis Club will conduct its annual Food Pantry Drive on Saturday. All residents should have received a grocery bag on their doorstep this week with a letter from the Kiwanis. If not, feel free to fill your own bag with nonperishable food items.

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Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Winfield Elementary School in Crown Point won last year's Time Out For Reading Award for Reading With Friends by submitting this photo. "Students brought in their teddy bears (or other special friends) to read to," said Heidi Beemsterboer, library media paraprofessional.

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