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Demo derby fans pack fair grandstand

Demo derby fans pack fair grandstand

CROWN POINT | Smoke, fire, booming crashes and mud flinging through the air, the demolition derby drew its largest crowd in years at the Lake County Fair.

August 10, 2014 8:33 pm Photos

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Rally inspires East Chicago families for start of school

Rally inspires East Chicago families for start of school

EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago, local businesses and families came together Saturday to make East Chicago kids not only prepared, but excited for the end of summer and start of school.

August 09, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to limits

Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to limits

CROWN POINT | By the numbers, it was 140 hot dogs, six cases of water and 13 people determined to eat their way to victory.

August 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Going hog wild at Lake County Fair

Going hog wild at Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | Hooves kicking up dust, the Loin Ranger and Swillery Rodham Clinton raced ham to ham around the U-shaped track for the ultimate pig racing prize: an Oreo.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Lake County Fair gives taste of fest for preview night

Lake County Fair gives taste of fest for preview night

CROWN POINT | While the line for discounted wristbands was long, lines for the rides themselves were short and sweet. Food vendors were just heating up grills and preparing deep fryers for the long haul.

July 31, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Cuisine holds special ties to the ‘old country’

Cuisine holds special ties to the ‘old country’

WHITING | Seven buscias, hair rollers secured in place by babushkas, shared their cooking wisdom and zany sense of humor during the Buscia Cooking Show on Saturday morning at the Main Stage as part of Whiting's annual Pierogi Fest.

July 26, 2014 7:59 pm Photos

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International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.

July 25, 2014 9:09 pm Video Photos

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New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 5:36 am Photos

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Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

GRIFFITH | Central Park transformed into a canvas for artists’ imaginations for the annual Park Full of Art in Griffith on Saturday. This was the 40th year for the weekend event, with almost 70 artists participating.

July 19, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Park Full of Art celebrates 40th year

GRIFFITH | When it began four decades ago, Park Full of Art was created to be a hub for local artists.

July 17, 2014 6:21 pm
Festival of the Lakes opens in Hammond

Festival of the Lakes opens in Hammond

The temperatures didn't reflect the Caribbean island music Wednesday as the Festival of the Lakes opened in Hammond.

July 16, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

Campout brings friends, families to stay the night at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | The open space between the Splash Pad and pavilion at Wicker Memorial Park was dotted with clusters of tents Friday night for the second annual Summer Wicker Park Camp-Out.

July 11, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

Elegance Wedding says 'I Do' to military brides

HIGHLAND | For bride-to-be Tracy Batten, a white lace-layered dress is big change from the U.S. Army uniform she wears five days a week.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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March, block party oppose Gary violence

March, block party oppose Gary violence

Broadway Street in Gary rang with the shouts of “Stop the violence,” "Peace,” and “Put down the gun” as residents rallied at the second annual Stop the Violence and Prayer for Peace March and Block Party.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Parades a Fourth of July staple

Parades a Fourth of July staple

HOBART | The brass and drum rhythms of marching bands boomed, and parade sirens blared Friday during the annual Hobart Fourth of July parade.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hobart parade

Hobart parade

David Wortsman, of Schererville, proposed to Aleah Turner, of Valparaiso, during the Hobart Fourth of July parade Friday.

July 04, 2014 6:16 pm
Twilight Parade lights up Highland

Twilight Parade lights up Highland

HIGHLAND | Amid the sirens of parading emergency vehicles, revving of vintage cars and roaming lions, tigers and bears (all costumed mascots) the annual Twilight Parade in Highland lit up Thursday evening.

July 03, 2014 8:38 pm Photos

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Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

Black Oak Baptist Church marks 75th anniversary

GARY | When Senior Pastor Bob Parnell began working at Black Oak Baptist Church in 1989, other men of the cloth told him if he wanted the church to succeed, he needed to move it out of Gary.

June 25, 2014 7:12 pm Photos

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No run of the mill marriages in Crown Point

No run of the mill marriages in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | With each step, the bride, arm and arm with her father, not only made her way to her smiling groom, but into longstanding tradition. This had been two years in the making for Karla Ortegon and Craig Hoskins, of Crown Point.

June 20, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Trinity Lutheran student heads to second National Geography Bee

Trinity Lutheran student heads to second National Geography Bee

CROWN POINT | Sean Ives has been to places like Paris, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Vienna and New York City.

May 16, 2014 8:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

YOUNG VOICES: Continue war on poverty, don't target poor

While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Let's give trickle-up economics a chance

YOUNG VOICES: Let's give trickle-up economics a chance

The new year has brought minimum wage raises in 13 states to as high as $9.32 an hour. However, the question still remains for the rest of us: Is $7.25 enough to live on?

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Good people overpower bad in face of tragedy

YOUNG VOICES: Good people overpower bad in face of tragedy

For three long years, my family's life has been on hold. Will we lose or keep the home we have lived in for 55 years? The verdict came a few weeks ago — arriving hand-in-hand with winter’s chill.

November 18, 2013 12:00 am

Memorial planned for bike trail near Harrison Park

HAMMOND | To honor soldiers fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, a group of veterans has banded together to create a memorial near Harrison Park.

August 11, 2013 8:39 pm

East Hammond-Pullman crime watch to celebrate six years

HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

HUD awards nearly $21M in grants to Gary, E.C., Hammond

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.

August 08, 2013 7:00 pm

South Shore CVA to accept nominations for ROSE awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking nominations for Recognition of Service Excellence awards.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond Police Department issues 419 tickets during blitz

Hammond | A total of 419 citations were issued by the Hammond Police Department during the Operation Pull Over campaign in July.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

Gary youths gather to restore the city, eradicate graffiti

GARY | The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble.

August 07, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Mosquitoes in Griffith test positive for West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | Mosquitoes collected from the west side of Griffith have tested positive for West Nile virus.

August 07, 2013 6:00 pm
Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Police, residents unite for National Night Out

Residents across Lake County enjoyed a pie-eating contest, food, dancing and bounce houses Tuesday night, all in the name of fighting crime.

August 06, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

Hammond prepares for crowds at Cal Ripken World Series

HAMMOND | While Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been focusing on getting the 15 boys on the Hammond Optimist Youth Baseball geared up for the Cal Ripken World Series, the city also has been clearing the way for the national youth baseball tournament.

August 06, 2013 7:30 pm Video

Council to review Hammond parking lot ordinance Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is expected to vote Monday on a parking lot ordinance that stirred up Hammond residents in June and also discuss rezoning an area for commercial use.

August 05, 2013 9:25 pm

Hammond home destroyed in blaze; no injuries reported

HAMMOND | A one-story house at 1109 Bauer St. was destroyed Monday in a fire.

August 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

Miller Beach Day Campers clean lakeshore

GARY | A group of children scoured Miller Beach Monday, enthusiastically cleaning up the shore, one piece of trash at a time.

August 05, 2013 8:45 pm

Back to School Party slated Saturday offers music, food

GARY | The Community Back to School Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church at 411 N. Montgomery St., in Gary.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am

Love From Above to benefit students and families Aug. 17

GARY | The community event Love From Above will be filled with activities for children and adults.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am
Stings to target human trafficking

Stings to target human trafficking

The women walk down the street in sweat pants and tank tops, looking casual, as if strolling down a grocery-store aisle. Until a car slows down and stops in front of them, and they get in.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm

Hammond kids can pick up free school supplies Aug. 24

HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic offers food, games, prizes

HIGHLAND | The Indiana University Northwest Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Memorial Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Community meeting to focus on back-to-school safety

GARY | A back-to-school public safety Meeting will be open to parents and students at 5th Avenue Methodist Church.

August 03, 2013 7:00 pm

Hammond pastor fights to turn building into church

HAMMOND | The fate of the Virgil Huber Funeral Home building, 7051 Kennedy Ave., is caught in the cross hairs of a lawsuit that will decide whether it becomes a church or a chiropractor's office.

August 02, 2013 7:45 pm
Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

Visitors get a taste of the Lake County Fair

CROWN POINT | It's hard to not be tempted by the enticing smells of grilled, roasted and fried food at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

August 02, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Hammond homeowners can apply for Hearts for Hammers

HAMMOND | Applications for the Hearts for Hammers, a nonprofit service project, will be available until Aug. 26.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. National Night Out event to feature DJ, games, more

EAST CHICAGO | The 30th annual National Night Out Against Crime will promote safety and awareness and bring the residents together at Washington Park Pool.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

Lake County Fair to celebrate its 161st year

CROWN POINT | For devoted fairgoers, the Lake County Fair is an irreplaceable region tradition.

August 01, 2013 9:15 pm Video Photos

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HUD to partner with Gary Housing Authority to shore up financial management

GARY | The Gary Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will partner to improve financial management and physical conditions at the city's public housing, officials said Thursday.

August 01, 2013 6:00 pm

Munster Night Out to include free swimming, children's activities

MUNSTER | The Police Department will be mingling with residents poolside for Munster's National Night Out Against Crime.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond to serve potluck dinner for National Night Out

HAMMOND | To celebrate National Night Out, there will be a free potluck dinner at the Hammond Housing Authority office.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
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