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Downtown Hobart close to national historic designation

HOBART | The Hobart Commercial Historic District is one step closer to being recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Ankit Mehta

Ask the Expert: Dr. Ankit Mehta

Dr. Mehta is a neurosurgeon at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, part of the Community Healthcare System. He also is currently on the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, interned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, …

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm
Now is the time to prepare your garden for winter

Now is the time to prepare your garden for winter

Even though summer has just come to an end, now is the time to begin preparing your lawn and garden for the long winter months, local experts say.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso men’s store closing after more than 30 years

Valparaiso men’s store closing after more than 30 years

For more than 30 years, David Shurr has been helping men around Northwest Indiana step up their style game at his store, David’s Men’s Clothier.

October 16, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Woman reduces number of dogs in Hobart home

HOBART | Hobart resident Diane Link Polgar has reduced the number of dogs in her home by 12 after city officials told her she could no longer keep more than two dozen dogs in her home.

October 15, 2014 6:48 pm
Library dedicated to educating community

Library dedicated to educating community

Regardless of age or income, the library is a place dedicated to educating everyone who walks in the door, says Jennifer Burnison, marketing manager for the Lake County Public Library.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am Photos

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Food options abound in Merrillville

Whether you’re looking to grab a freshly made taco or want a higher-end steak dinner, there are dozens of dining options in Merrillville from which to choose.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am Photos

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Merrillville home to numerous medical facilities

Merrillville home to numerous medical facilities

Merrillville is home to numerous doctors offices and clinics, as well as home to one of the largest hospitals in Lake County.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am
Historical Society offers new favorites and old standards

Historical Society offers new favorites and old standards

If you’re looking for some Merrillville nostalgia or learn a little bit about the history of the Region, the Merrillville Ross Township Historical Society is a good place to start.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am

Merrillville boasts state-of-the-art planetarium

For more than 40 years, students from around Northwest Indiana have had one of the best planetariums in the area at their fingertips. 

October 15, 2014 11:09 am
Star Plaza Theatre continues to attract well-known acts

Star Plaza Theatre continues to attract well-known acts

For more than 30 years, Merrillville’s Star Plaza Theatre has been the stage to some epic performances and has hosted stars before they were well-known acts.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am
Ross Music Theater inspired by visionary

Ross Music Theater inspired by visionary

In 1964, Jerry Reinhart dreamed of creating a theater and a theater program at Merrillville High School that was a cut above what was available in the area.

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STAND club promotes diversity

STAND club promotes diversity

For more than 15 years, Merrillville students have had the opportunity to work together to create a diverse environment within the school district.

October 15, 2014 11:09 am
Merrillville offers numerous specialty businesses

Merrillville offers numerous specialty businesses

Located amid technical schools, lawyer’s offices and apartment complexes, Merrillville has a variety of family-owned businesses.

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Hobart fire chief resigns

HOBART | Stephen C. McKown has stepped down as fire chief only three months after accepting the position.

October 13, 2014 4:45 pm
Section of U.S. 30 the new 'Calorie Alley'

Section of U.S. 30 the new 'Calorie Alley'

Dwayne Walker has a nickname for the stretch of U.S. 30 just east of Clay Street: Calorie Alley.

October 10, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Kathleen Szot

20 UNDER 40: Kathleen Szot

Kathleen Szot loves working in public relations because it allows her to merge her creative side with her critical thinking skills.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Barry Tyler Jr.

20 UNDER 40: Barry Tyler Jr.

Barry Tyler Jr., is entering his ninth season as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Hammond High School.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Ellis Dumas III

20 UNDER 40: Ellis Dumas III

Ellis Dumas III believes he has been blessed with an abundance of gifts, and believes it is his duty to pass those blessings around in his community.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Jeff Meyers

20 UNDER 40: Jeff Meyers

For Jeff Meyers, the best part of joining the family insurance business is having something new to do and someone new to help on a daily basis.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Chris Campbell

20 UNDER 40: Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell takes pride in giving back to the community he calls home and seeing the community thrive.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. John's Global Attraction: Shrine of Christ's Passion shares Jesus' last journey

St. John's Global Attraction: Shrine of Christ's Passion shares Jesus' last journey

Nestled on 30 acres in St. John, the Shrine of Christ’s Passion takes nearly 200,000 visitors annually on a walk chronicling the steps of Jesus’ last journey before being crucified. But the Shrine of Christ's Passion has grown beyond the Stations of the Cross with more sculptures and surroun…

September 24, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Want to pick apples? Choices abound

Whether you want to pick apples locally or make it a road trip, there are numerous places around Indiana and into Michigan where you can pick dozens of different varieties of apples.

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Fire hydrants pit planners vs. Albanese

HOBART | Albanese Confectionery must add two new fire hydrants behind their building, or risk losing the building permits on their expansion project for a year, the Plan Commission ruled Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 8:11 pm

Help your pet lead a long happy life

Like any other member of the family, it is important to make sure your cat or dog stays healthy.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Plenty of fun for Fido

Plenty of fun for Fido

Gone are the days where the family pet is treated as an afterthought, staying at home alone while the kids are in school and the adults are at work.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Keep your family — and your pets — safe

Keep your family — and your pets — safe

Whether you are integrating a new pet into the family or bringing a new baby home from the hospital, there are important things to keep in mind to make sure all the people and animals stay safe, experts say.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Pamper yourself at one of several Dyer spas

Pamper yourself at one of several Dyer spas

Whether you’re looking to get your hair done or be pampered with a massage or facial, Dyer has numerous places to go and be pampered.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm
Several dentists practice in Dyer

Several dentists practice in Dyer

Several dental practices have chosen to make Dyer their home over the past several years.

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Business in Dyer is booming

Business in Dyer is booming

Business is booming in Dyer, and the economic future of the town looks bright.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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Dyer offers wide variety of health care options

Dyer offers wide variety of health care options

If you’re having a baby or planning for your later years in life, Dyer has a wide range of health care opportunities from which to choose. In addition to a plethora of doctors, obstetricians and pediatricians, the town can handle provide any in-patient or out-patient services necessary.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm
Too much stuff? Dyer offers several consignment options

Too much stuff? Dyer offers several consignment options

As summer fades into fall, people everywhere are faced with the question: What do I do with all the gently used things I am never going to use again?

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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Dyer becoming a place for foodies

Dyer becoming a place for foodies

Whether you’re craving a good lasagna, a Reuben sandwich or anything in between, Dyer is quickly becoming a hot spot for new restaurants and specialty food shops, and new places are popping up on a weekly basis.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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St. Monica Home reaches out to teen moms

St. Monica Home reaches out to teen moms

In a small home on the secluded corner of the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer campus, the St. Monica Home has been offering refuge to pregnant teens and teen moms for 20 years.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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Investing options abound in Dyer

Investing options abound in Dyer

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or looking towards retirement, financial experts say now is the time to start investing your money.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm
Wonder Years treats customers as family

Wonder Years treats customers as family

At Wonder Years, taking care of children is the Gutierrez family’s passion.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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Fitness Pointe class puts new spin on cycling class

Fitness Pointe class puts new spin on cycling class

Fitness Pointe is putting a whole new spin on the traditional cycling class.

August 20, 2014 6:30 am
Building their faith brick by brick

Building their faith brick by brick

Xander Stuckey and Abby Beauchamp team up on a section of the base for one of the Bible images they created at the Bricks 4 God activity hosted by Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. John.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Building their faith brick by brick

Building their faith brick by brick

Fifty youngsters gathered at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in St. John last month to participate in Bricks 4 God, which was part of the week-long vacation Bible school. The event, organized by Catherine Leckrone, director of Bricks 4 Kidz of Northwest Indiana, allowed students to build a hal…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Mentoring Students: NIPSCO program helps prepare students for future

Mentoring Students: NIPSCO program helps prepare students for future

Brandi Sims just graduated from Merrillville High School this spring, but already has a plan for the next few years of her life mapped out.

August 11, 2014 12:47 pm
Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

As the school year gets underway, thousands of buses carrying tens of thousands of students will begin flooding the streets of Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago. 

August 11, 2014 12:47 pm

Back to school an exciting time for teachers, too

Starting a new school year is an exciting time for teachers, as well as for students and for parents. 

August 10, 2014 10:30 pm
School nurse is on the front lines of public health

School nurse is on the front lines of public health

For Mary Ann Radoja, being a school nurse at Lowell High School is a big responsibility. She is in sole charge of the health and well-being of the students, faculty and staff, a population of more than 1300.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm Photos

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Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

When it comes to keeping your kids safe in school, the most important thing for parents and students is a good relationship with the school staff and the school’s resource police officer.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm
Future Files: New priorities, facilities and curriculum changes are at hand

Future Files: New priorities, facilities and curriculum changes are at hand

It’s time to break out the new backpacks, folders, pencils and erasers and head back to school.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm Photos

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Hobart planners authorize filling pit where brothers died

HOBART | The Hobart Plan Commission has authorized adding up to 4,000 cubic feet of clean fill to a pit in the 4600 block of Missouri Street.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Highly-Rated Schools: Elite 4-star status measures success for NWI

Four-star school status is awarded to the top 25 percent of all schools in the State of Indiana based on test scores, and Northwest Indiana has more than three dozen schools who received the honor during the 2012-13 school year. 

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The boy who lived: 'Little Warrior' puts up a big fight

The boy who lived: 'Little Warrior' puts up a big fight

Even before her baby was born, doctors told Alexis Mata that her son would probably die.

July 26, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Woman was center of family

Woman was center of family

Welma Gearhart was a strong, independent lady who was always there for her family, said her daughter, Lizabeth Romeo.

July 26, 2014 7:12 pm
Man believed in helping others succeed

Man believed in helping others succeed

Max Cohen had a kind, compassionate heart and believed in dedicating his life to serving other people, said his daughter, Melissa Cohen.

July 24, 2014 10:36 pm
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