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Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

Horses provide therapy for special needs riders

On a little track in a covered arena in Hobart, individuals with disabilities light up as they escape the restrictions and difficulties of everyday life for an hour a week on the back of a horse in a therapeutic riding program.

April 20, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

LANSING | Over a four-day period students from T.F. South High School's History Club collected just over $800 with the intentions of donating the funds to benefit local veterans. "The students collected every day in second period, and the class which raised the most would win breakfast. The …

April 16, 2014 6:08 pm
L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held a recent Fat Tuesday Bash at the Lansing Country Club with proceeds going toward the 2014 Lansing Autumn Fest. L.A.C.E. is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring together those in the community through a series of public e…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

LANSING | Entertainer Steve Justman visited the Lansing Public Library to perform for the Lansing Historical Society's March meeting. Justman's program was titled "Songs of the Railroad" and audience members sang along to such tunes as "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Wabash Cannonball"…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

LANSING | St. Ann Parish recently hosted Scout Sunday with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts from Lansing attended. Participating were Lansing American Legion Post 697, Boy Scout Troop 276, St. Ann Girl Scouts and their leaders.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Times correspondent visits journalism students

Times correspondent visits journalism students

LANSING | Times correspondent and community online liaison Carrie Steinweg recently visited T.F. North High School in Calumet City where she spoke to students on the newspaper and yearbook staffs about careers in journalism and how to submit news articles to appear on The Times Communities pages.

April 08, 2014 3:31 pm

St. John to host vendor fair, breakfast

LANSING | A Palm Sunday pancake breakfast and vendor fair will take place at St. John Lutheran School on April 13. Pancakes will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. Adults are $8 and children under 10 and seniors over 65 are $5. The Easter Bunny will be at the event to visit with kids and post…

April 08, 2014 3:25 pm
Mom served family, church, school, community

Mom served family, church, school, community

Delia A. Martinez (nee Munoz) was the kind of mother who would drop everything and do anything to help out her family, according to her son Matthew Martinez. “She’d always stop what she was doing to babysit her grandchildren,” he said. “She was so proud of them and her boys.”

April 07, 2014 12:05 am
T.F. South graduates win televised dream wedding

T.F. South graduates win televised dream wedding

LANSING | Joe Wagner and Dolly Sintich are heading into a whirlwind 42 days. The couple, formerly of Lansing, were selected the winners of a dream wedding courtesy of ABC 7's "Windy City Live."

April 04, 2014 5:41 pm
Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

Visible Music College prepares for opening in Lansing

LANSING | In August, Lansing will officially become a college town as classes begin at the Visible Music College.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SSC Literary Magazine wins numerous awards

LANSING | South Suburban College’s student literary art publication, The Scriblerian, was the recipient of several awards for excellence from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).

March 28, 2014 2:35 pm

Gourmet wine dinner will benefit Boy Scouts Calumet Council

MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.

March 28, 2014 2:27 pm
National Guardsman organizes fundraiser to benefit first responder families

National Guardsman organizes fundraiser to benefit first responder families

LANSING | Mike Sanow of Lansing has seen first hand the difficulties placed on the family of a first responder when there is an injury. His step-brother, Del Pearson, was shot in the line of duty as a Chicago police officer two years ago.

March 27, 2014 11:49 am
Historic Lansing building to become music college

Historic Lansing building to become music college

LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school whic…

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Beyond the Sea: Region fish frys expand their menus

Beyond the Sea: Region fish frys expand their menus

We've hit the Lenten season which means that there are a lot of hungry people in the Region seeking out seafood at the end of the week.

March 25, 2014 11:17 pm Photos

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Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

Historical Society presents program on memoir writing

LANSING | Janette Quinn of livingstories.us presented a program for members of the Lansing Historical Society at their February meeting. Quinn talked about questions to ask when interviewing a family member about their life and about collecting thoughts to write your own history.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Dinner

LANSING | Cub Scouts from St. Ann Pack 247 recently held their annual blue and gold dinner. As part of the dinner, the Webelos 2 took part in a crossover ceremony to Boy Scouts and receive their Arrow of Light. The scouts also took part in a cake contest with a theme of "Race Day."

March 24, 2014 6:01 pm Photos

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T.F. South graduates competing for televised dream wedding

T.F. South graduates competing for televised dream wedding

LANSING | ABC-7's Windy City Live is holding a contest with four couples as finalists competing to receive a dream wedding that will take place live on the air this spring. Joe Wagner and his fiancé, Dolly Sintich, who are both formerly of Lansing, now live in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.

March 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Lansing residents to hold candlelight vigil

LANSING | Residents of the Lansing community are planning a candlelight vigil for Sunday night at 7 p.m. outside the home at 17918 Wildwood Avenue in Lansing where a 2-year-old girl died Wednesday. An autopsy showed that the child died of child abuse and blunt force trauma. Her father has be…

March 22, 2014 4:17 pm
Woman had battled cancer since 1975

Woman had battled cancer since 1975

Born in Chicago’s Roseland area, Helen Hazekamp (nee Jostes) graduated from Pullman Tech High School in 1939. There, she met her future husband, Clarence “Shorty” Hazekamp. After high school, Helen worked as a secretary in Chicago, while Clarence served in the Army during World War II. They …

March 22, 2014 12:05 am

Gourmet wine dinner will benefit Boy Scouts Calumet Council

MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.

March 21, 2014 6:05 pm
Lansing man was dedicated to family

Lansing man was dedicated to family

Thomas Eisha was born in Chicago, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School and Washburn Trade School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, children Laura, Linda, Thomas and Michael and ten grandchildren.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Region services help improve relationships, ensure safety

Region services help improve relationships, ensure safety

Several agencies and services are available in the region to help improve family relationships and ensure a safe environment for residents. Sometimes that means providing emotional support or plans to develop new goals.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing Juniors welcome new members

Lansing Juniors welcome new members

LANSING The Lansing Junior Woman's Club installed new club members at its February meeting. Clarice Fuss, Alissa Bolz, Sue Bierzychaduk and Dorothy Dodaro are the newest members.

March 14, 2014 3:43 pm
Extreme winter = good gardens: Experts predict good growing season for 2014

Extreme winter = good gardens: Experts predict good growing season for 2014

It’s been a brutal winter in Indiana and Illinois where we’ve seen record snowfalls and drastic record low temperatures, but there is a silver lining to all this misery. If you’ve ever thought about planting a garden, this would be a good year to do so.

March 06, 2014 11:25 pm Photos

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L.A.C.E. to host Fat Tuesday bash

L.A.C.E. to host Fat Tuesday bash

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events is hosting a Fat Tuesday Bash on March 4 at the Lansing Country Club, 18600 Wentworth Ave. The evening will include entertainment, appetizers, pazkis, candy bar and beads.

February 26, 2014 4:35 pm
S'ville man was 'a kind gentleman'

S'ville man was 'a kind gentleman'

Robert “Bob” O’Neill, 81, of Schererville, was born in South Chicago and graduated from Chicago Vocational High School where he participated in football, wrestling and speed skating.

February 24, 2014 11:30 pm
Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

What kid isn’t fascinated with dinosaurs? We see them in movies and books and play with miniature versions, but how often are we exposed to true specimens of these massive creatures that once roamed the earth?

February 23, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Lynwood man enjoyed golf, grandkids

Lynwood man enjoyed golf, grandkids

John Stob, of Lynwood, was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States as a baby with his parents and two older sisters. He grew up in Lansing, where he attended Lansing Christian School and Illiana Christian High School before serving in the U.S. Army, 2nd Engineer Battalion of th…

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Roundball Classic

Roundball Classic

MVPs with Mayor Norm Abbott. MVP for Oak Glen (on left) is Kyheim Schooler. MVP for Coolidge was Antonio Basey.

February 21, 2014 2:32 am
Rounball Classic

Rounball Classic

Oak Glen's Grizzlies team takes Roundball Classic trophy.

February 21, 2014 2:30 am
Oak Glen Grizzlies take trophy in Roundball Classic

Oak Glen Grizzlies take trophy in Roundball Classic

LANSING | The fifth annual Lansing Roundball Classic Tournament concluded Thursday evening with the 5th grade boys' basketball team from Oak Glen School winning the championship game against Coolidge with a final score of 22-15 in a round of overtime after the game ended in a 14-14 tie. The …

February 21, 2014 2:24 am Photos

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Lansing woman loved being with family

Lansing woman loved being with family

Betty Ballard (nee Suarez) was a dedicated mother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family, said her husband, James Ballard.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Celebrating Lincoln this President's Day: Visit attractions at his former Indiana and Illinois homes

Celebrating Lincoln this President's Day: Visit attractions at his former Indiana and Illinois homes

This month is the 205th birthday of our country’s beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. While Illinois has been dubbed “The Land of Lincoln” and he is most closely associated with this state where he spent most of his adult life, Lincoln also has strong ties to the state of Indiana where …

February 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Boy Scouts welcome Chicago Cubs' Jed Hoyer as guest speaker

Boy Scouts welcome Chicago Cubs' Jed Hoyer as guest speaker

MUNSTER | Jed Hoyer, executive vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was guest speaker at the recent Lunch-O-Ree sponsored by the Boy Scouts Calumet Council at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Munster teen loved baseball, spread kindness

Munster teen loved baseball, spread kindness

Ryan Yates, of Munster, was on Earth a short time, but managed to touch so many lives and accomplish so many things in that time.

February 11, 2014 12:05 am
Lansing couple has inspiring love story

Lansing couple has inspiring love story

Well, it’s February - the month of love and romance. Over the years I’ve written a lot of articles at this time about happy couples. Some were newlyweds. Some had been together for more than half a century. Some were military couples dealing with separation. I’ve even talked to a handful of …

February 10, 2014 4:57 pm Photos

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Munster teen spread kindness

Munster teen spread kindness

Ryan Yates, of Munster, was on the Earth a short time, but managed to touch many lives and accomplish many things.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am
Love is in the air: Five fabulous weekend getaways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Love is in the air: Five fabulous weekend getaways to celebrate Valentine's Day

We are nearing the day of the year where expectations run high to surprise and spoil the love of your life.

February 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Stringsong releases new album

Stringsong releases new album

LANSING | Lansing violin/piano duo Stringsong recently debuted its recording project, “King of Love” on CD. Cheryl D. Kapteyn and Renée N. Hale have been making music together since 2005. They have played many genres of music, but have kept worship music as their focus.

February 07, 2014 4:07 pm
A nesting place: Recreating your bedroom space

A nesting place: Recreating your bedroom space

The bedroom is a space that is meant to encourage relaxation and rest and a mini-bedroom makeover can be just the thing to help keep the winter blues at bay.

February 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond hosts 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show

Hammond hosts 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show

HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Center was transformed into an outdoor enthusiasts dream recently as the 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show took place there.

January 27, 2014 3:08 pm Photos

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American Idol finalist to perform in Highland

American Idol finalist to perform in Highland

HIGHLAND | Phil Stacey appeared on season six of American Idol. The Navy Veteran made it into the top performing such covers as Bon Jovi's "Blaze of Glory." He has since released an album "Into the Light" and will perform songs from his album in Highland on January 28 at 7 p.m. at Kolas Chri…

January 24, 2014 5:54 pm
Lansing residents volunteer at military ceremony

Lansing residents volunteer at military ceremony

LANSING | A group of Lansing residents recently traveled to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. to assist with removal of wreaths that had been placed on veterans' graves before Christmas.

January 24, 2014 2:16 pm Photos

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Veteran loved doing police work

Veteran loved doing police work

John L. Sullivan was one of four children in an Irish Catholic family raised on Chicago’s South Side. He met Rita (Zandstra) Sullivan at Fenger High School and the high school sweethearts married in 1950.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am
SSC presents Hansel and Gretel

SSC presents Hansel and Gretel

LANSING | Tickets are still available for the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday showings of Hansel and Gretel at South Suburban College. Advance reservations are recommended. To reserve tickets, please call 708-596-2000, extension 5741 or e-mail to eshunko@ssc.edu or jtassin@ssc.edu. Staff and stu…

January 16, 2014 12:41 pm
Munster man was devoted to family

Munster man was devoted to family

A talented worker in the home inspection business who was originally from Boston, Michael Damore was a dedicated family man who enjoyed his time with his wife, three children and two grandsons.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Former Dolton resident was friend to many

Former Dolton resident was friend to many

Betty Ann (Gerritson) Walker fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, outliving the predictions given to her by her doctors. “She really fought it,” said her son, Todd Walker.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing man was hard worker, devoted to family

Lansing man was hard worker, devoted to family

Homer Truman Robinson was a hard worker who made his family his biggest priority. His daughter, Phyllis Sarnowski, said that he always worked two or three jobs as she was growing up to make sure his family was taken care of. “He worked whatever jobs he could work,” she said. “He was a forema…

January 03, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing woman loved daughter

Lansing woman loved daughter

Although her life ended much too soon after fighting ovarian cancer, Kris Foster touched so many and maintained close relationships with longtime friends, said her her daughter, Morgan Foster. She said the two had an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship.

January 02, 2014 10:05 pm
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