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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
Gary man devoted his life to God

Gary man devoted his life to God

After serving in World War II, Edward J. Stazinski decided to enter the monastery and devote his life to his faith, his cousin said.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Pudgy Pet? Call Biggest Loser: Pet Edition

Pudgy Pet? Call Biggest Loser: Pet Edition

Keeping a healthy weight is as hard for pets as it is for their owners, which is why the doctors at Gast Animal Hospital in Valparaiso have decided to launch the Biggest Loser: Pet Edition competition.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man’s life was centered around family

Man’s life was centered around family

Chester Aydelotte was a teacher, a storyteller and a leader to his family and friends, his daughters said.

July 17, 2014 9:28 pm
Woman was center of her family

Woman was center of her family

Becky McCallister was a kind and gentle woman who was devoted to her kids and to her grandkids, said her son, Doug McCallister.

July 13, 2014 11:26 pm
Woman loved talking to people

Woman loved talking to people

Anne Sullivan was an outgoing woman who talked to everyone she met, said her daughter, Judy Sullivan.

July 12, 2014 9:37 pm
Woman was passionate about Hobart history

Woman was passionate about Hobart history

Erica Davis said her mother, Elin Christianson, was the most intelligent woman she has ever known.

July 11, 2014 11:12 pm
Man was center of family

Man was center of family

Argelio Trevino Sr., was a caring father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, said his daughter, Maria Callas.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Man was gentle giant

Man was gentle giant

John Dobrowolski was a gentle giant who loved to help other people, said Roxanne Dobrowolski, his wife of six years.

July 10, 2014 10:18 pm
Hobart woman outgoing, people person

Hobart woman outgoing, people person

Pamela Jones was an outgoing woman who loved meeting new people, said her husband, Jerry Jones.

July 09, 2014 12:05 am
Woman was devoted to her faith

Woman was devoted to her faith

Darlene Navarro was an outgoing, vivacious woman who loved her family and could talk to anyone, said her husband, John Navarro.

July 03, 2014 9:46 pm
M'ville man valued family over all else

M'ville man valued family over all else

Andy Schulatz was a kind-hearted, loving man who valued his family and friends above all else, said his wife, Jessica Schulatz.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Man devoted to family

Man devoted to family

Robert Turman was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, said his daughter, Agnes Isailovich.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
It doesn’t matter what, but children should read during the summer

It doesn’t matter what, but children should read during the summer

Local experts say it doesn’t matter what your children read during the summer, as long as they are reading on a daily basis.

June 30, 2014 11:36 am
Lowell garden walk features impressive gardens

Lowell garden walk features impressive gardens

Seven locations will be featured as part of Lowell Garden Club’s 18th annual garden walk.

June 29, 2014 3:54 pm Photos

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Gary doctor was champion for civil rights

Gary doctor was champion for civil rights

Dr. Herschel Bornstein was a champion for civil rights and the Jewish community as well as an early supporter of the environment, said his daughter, Becky Lipton.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo man loved his family

Valpo man loved his family

Jim Woods had an amazing sense of humor and an infectious laugh, said his wife, Dianne Woods.

June 28, 2014 10:39 pm
Man lived life devoted to family

Man lived life devoted to family

Joseph Mistro was an easygoing man who was always making people laugh, his daughters said.

June 25, 2014 10:29 pm
Woman lived a life of faith

Woman lived a life of faith

Marta Camisa had a deep faith in God and an unending love of her family, said her son, Greg Camisa.

June 24, 2014 10:43 pm
Valpo woman held four degrees

Valpo woman held four degrees

Judy Ann Serwatka was a woman with many talents and interests, said her husband, Conrad Serwatka.

June 23, 2014 12:05 am
Munster garden walk offers beautiful flower gardens

Munster garden walk offers beautiful flower gardens

Ten of the area's top gardens will be featured in Munster's 8th Annual Garden Walk June 27 and June 28.

June 22, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Man was E.C. Washington basketball standout

Man was E.C. Washington basketball standout

Walter Bulatovich was an outgoing man who always encouraged people to do their best, said his daughter, Dawn Hackerott.

June 22, 2014 12:05 am
Valpo mom gave everything to family

Valpo mom gave everything to family

Margaret Rachford gave everything she had to her family until the very end, said her daughter, Susan El-Naggar.

June 21, 2014 12:05 am
Man was passionate about helping others

Man was passionate about helping others

Danny Wray was always willing to jump in and lend a hand, said his wife, Lori Wray.

June 16, 2014 10:59 pm
Dementia impacts patients, loved ones

Dementia impacts patients, loved ones

Forgetfulness is a normal part of the aging process and it can be hard to know when forgetfulness goes from a momentary lapse to a serious medical condition, experts say.

June 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine: Megan Glaros loves being her hometown meteorologist

Rain or Shine: Megan Glaros loves being her hometown meteorologist

CBS meteorologist Megan Glaros' day begins in the middle of the night, when she awakens about 1 a.m. and makes her commute to downtown Chicago from her St. John, Indiana, home.

June 16, 2014 1:49 pm Photos

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Crown Point's Ritz was proud family man

Crown Point's Ritz was proud family man

Oscar Ritz was a hard-working, honest man who prided himself in serving the community and taking care of his family, said his daughter, Janice Ritz.

June 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Ask the Expert: Dr. Baghar Mohideen

Ask the Expert: Dr. Baghar Mohideen

Dr. Baqhar Mohideen is the medical director for the Porter Regional Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. 

June 15, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

During the fall of 2004, Patrick O’Neill began having episodes where he would get weak and dizzy, and his vision would blur.

June 14, 2014 1:21 pm Photos

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LaPorte woman cared for others

LaPorte woman cared for others

Jean Anne Smyth-Wilson was excellent at taking care of others, said Tom Wilson, her husband of 24 years.

June 11, 2014 10:38 pm
Highland man influenced many lives

Highland man influenced many lives

Robert Engerski was a hardworking and honest man with a great sense of humor who was a father figure to many, said Sheryl Sculley, the oldest of his seven children.

June 10, 2014 5:59 pm
Woman humbly served others

Woman humbly served others

Gertrude Henry was a modest woman who was always willing to pitch in and help others, said her daughter, Roseanne Robbins.

June 09, 2014 9:54 pm
Woman lived life to the fullest

Woman lived life to the fullest

Nancy Snider lived life to the fullest, and kept working and volunteering for months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, said Wayne Snider Sr., her husband of 19 years.

June 09, 2014 4:21 pm
Bellaboo’s offers summer programs for young children

Bellaboo’s offers summer programs for young children

Kids aged 3 to 7 can participate in Camp Bellaboo, the fun-filled summer camp held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bellaboo’s.

June 08, 2014 9:00 am

Plan Commission streamlines guidelines for North Wind Crossing

HOBART | Attracting new businesses to North Wind Crossings might be somewhat easier, thanks to an ordinance amendment that clarifies what types of businesses can and cannot be added to the park.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Children ages 6 and up have the opportunity to learn about space and science through day camps at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Man had good sense of humor

Man had good sense of humor

Patrick Maloney was a funny, kind man who cared about everyone, said his wife, Phyllis Maloney.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
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