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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.
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.
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.
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?
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…
MVPs with Mayor Norm Abbott. MVP for Oak Glen (on left) is Kyheim Schooler. MVP for Coolidge was Antonio Basey.
Oak Glen's Grizzlies team takes Roundball Classic trophy.
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 …
Betty Ballard (nee Suarez) was a dedicated mother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family, said her husband, James Ballard.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Ryan Yates, of Munster, was on the Earth a short time, but managed to touch many lives and accomplish many things.
We are nearing the day of the year where expectations run high to surprise and spoil the love of your life.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Center was transformed into an outdoor enthusiasts dream recently as the 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show took place there.
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…
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Staff and stu…
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.
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.
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…
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.
The holidays are now behind us and there are some long weeks and months ahead before spring break, but if you’re looking for a break to take before then, you’re in a good spot for it. Whether you want to go tubing or ski down a slope or you want to relax in a lazy river and pretend it’s 80 d…
LANSING | At the 7th annual Evening of Thanks Dinner, more than 40 volunteers from the community were recognized for their service to the community. One of them was Dr. Kerri Katsalis of Ridge Animal Clinic who was the special volunteer nominee for the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.
MUNSTER | At the recent 2013 Lunch-O-Ree at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster sponsored by the Boy Scouts Calumet Council, Jed Hoyer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs was the guest speaker for the crowd of scouting executives, scouting suppo…
The teen years. For many it’s when you have the most fun of your life, but it’s also a time that most adults would not want to go back and do over. Although teens have so much to learn about life, they often think they know it all. Good advice often falls on deaf ears.
LANSING | Lansing Junior Woman's Club is seeking new members in 2014 to join the non-profit organization that is dedicated to making a difference in the community through various service projects. The club generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the First United Methodist Churc…
As families around the region gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables, one Valparaiso family will be together in another place special to them.
LANSING | On Nov. 16, the gym at Lansing Christian School was filled with Lansing residents helping to make a difference for those half a world away. The school, in partnership with Global Aid Network, packed up 10,000 Harvest Packs of heirloom vegetable seeds for families in developing countries.
The Lansing Association for Community Events (L.A.C.E.) is hoping to recreate what was once a popular holiday happening in the community. L.A.C.E.’s First Annual Christmas Home Tour takes place Sunday with four homeowners opening their not-so-humble-abodes to be admired.
It’s an unlikely pairing - a group of high school choir singers that have become sweethearts of the region’s war veterans. While the elite singing group that calls themselves Wolffgang does sing a variety of timeless classics that appeal to a mass audience, they’re best known for their rendi…
I wish I had more time for reading and most of my reading seems to happen in the summer. I’m not big on fiction and what I most enjoy reading are autobiographies and biographies. The last two books I’ve been reading as we moved out of summer and into fall are those of two local people who fo…
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Historical served up a traditional Thanksgiving meal to the clients and employees of LARC recently. LARC is an organization that provides support for adults with developmental disabilities.
LANSING | On Saturday, the gymnasium at Thornton Township High School in Harvey filled with alumni, former staff, community leaders and supporters who gathered to honor the tradition of excellence in athletics at the school and one athlete in particular, Lou Boudreau.
LANSING | The teams from Lansing that are part of the Northwest Indiana Soccer League wore pink socks during their games this month in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LANSING | The Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a limited edition ornament for the holidays that commemorates Lansing's 120th year. Ornaments are available at the Chamber office while supplies last.
LANSING | As part of Lansing Autumn Fest, a vintage baseball game was held at Winterhoff Park to continue the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Lansing's incorporation as a village.
Not a day went by that Walter Rather didn’t recognize what a blessing it was to be alive. After serving during World War II in Europe, where he was wounded twice and survived fighting in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, he expressed often how lucky he felt he have come home.
Way down in the Southern end of the state is a charming little town called Santa Claus and in the summer months, when the Holiday World Amusement Park (formerly known as Santa Claus Land) is open daily, the number of visitors exceeds the number of residents many times over.
Exciting things are happening at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It now covers nearly 473,000 square feet on a 29-acre site and is the largest children's museum in the world.
LANSING | Cub Scout Pack 247 had some special visitors at their annual kick-off meeting in September at St. Ann School. Dave DiNoso's Traveling World of Reptiles presented a number of creatures and the boys were able to touch some of the animals and interact with them. The dens of Pack 247 m…
LANSING | As Fire Prevention Week was observed during the second week in October, Lansing author Carrie Steinweg visited third grade students at Greenwood School in South Holland to read her children's book, "Old 104 Rides Again."
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held the three-day Lansing Autumn Fest last weekend in downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe and Park Plaza with activities for all ages.
LANSING | LARC, a Lansing organization for adults with development disabilities, held a fundraiser Saturday at its Lansing workshop.
LANSING | The First National Bank of Illinois, which is a branch of Old Plank Trail Community Bank, made a $2,500 donation to the Lansing Autumn Fest as a gold sponsor.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club recently traveled to Midway Airport for the evening arrival of the Honor Flight Chicago return on Oct. 2.
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