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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

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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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.

September 16, 2014 8:00 pm Related

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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.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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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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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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