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Cubs prospect pitches in to support special needs

Cubs prospect pitches in to support special needs

Chicago Cubs prospect and Highland native Jordan Minch has pitched in numerous high pressure situations throughout his career, but never as nerve-wracking as pitching against the Munster Challengers.

September 18, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce has prided itself on making a difference in the region.

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm Video Photos

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Rock and roll powerhouse inspires students with Q&A

Rock and roll powerhouse inspires students with Q&A

MUNSTER | Gary's Crystal Taliefero has been a touring musician with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon and Piano Man Billy Joel since 1989. In that time, she's gained a wealth of experience in the music industry and she's made it her primary focus to share it with aspiring musicians and students.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Rock and Roll powerhouse inspires students with Q&A

Rock and Roll powerhouse inspires students with Q&A

Region native Crystal Taliefero has been touring with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon and Piano Man Billy Joel since 1989. In that time, she's gained a wealth of experience in the music industry and she's made it her primary focus to share it with aspiring musicians and students.

September 11, 2014 11:45 am Video Photos

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Highland, Valpo youth mission trip opens eyes, hearts

Highland, Valpo youth mission trip opens eyes, hearts

With no knowledge of their parents and abandoned by their grandfather, brothers Moises and Aaron were fending for themselves on the streets of  the Dominican Republic since they could remember.

September 09, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the inspiring story of family and friends that rally behin…

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Solid dining and night life in Dyer

Solid dining and night life in Dyer

DYER | John's Pizzeria owners Maria and Nik Mileusnic's story plays out like a fairy tale.

August 31, 2014 2:05 pm Photos

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Patti's All-American gets a makeover

Patti's All-American gets a makeover

DYER | Celebrating her 45th year in the business, Patti Komara says the key to her success remains the same as it was when she opened her doors at 16 years-old.

August 31, 2014 1:47 pm Video Photos

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Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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TradeWinds celebrates consumers and community

TradeWinds celebrates consumers and community

MERRILLVILLE | The TradeWinds Consumer Choir not only stole the show, they also captured the hearts of the hundreds in attendance at the organization's annual Ports of Call Gala held earlier this year at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Times presents the Power of Digital

The Times presents the Power of Digital

In today's technologically driven world, it can be overwhelming for small businesses to compete in today's market. Or is it?

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Daughter of 'good Samaritan' follows her father's footsteps

Daughter of 'good Samaritan' follows her father's footsteps

CROWN POINT | When Abby Knight's father died in an accident just before Christmas, she refused to let go of his spirit, finding solace and inspiration in his final act of heroism.

August 18, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

TINLEY PARK | Forty years ago, inspired by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, KISS took the concert experience to all new levels featuring pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and outrageous light shows.

August 17, 2014 8:20 pm Photos

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Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become an All-Star major leaguer.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become an All-Star major leaguer. They were simply content knowing he found something he enjoyed doing, was making friends and developing relationships.

August 14, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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If at first you don't succeed, Tri, Tri again

If at first you don't succeed, Tri, Tri again

LAPORTE | Some compete in the LaPorte Family YMCA Triathlon to push their bodies, some to test their endurance, some to raise money and bring awareness to causes, and some even to challenge their culture.

August 02, 2014 2:13 pm Photos

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Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their culture in Hispanic youth, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hometown Days brings in crowds from all over region

Hometown Days brings in crowds from all over region

NEW CARLISLE | Hundreds lined the street to catch a glimpse of the floats that paraded through downtown New Carlisle on Saturday for its annual Hometown Days festival.

July 26, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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Beyonce, Jay Z rock legendary Soldier Field

Beyonce, Jay Z rock legendary Soldier Field

There was an electricity in the air at Soldier Field on Thursday night and it wasn't for the Monsters of the Midway.

July 25, 2014 3:16 pm Photos

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A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his doorbell rang on a cold winter's night on Feb. 15, 1969.

July 23, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero has two passions in life -- music and mentoring.

July 17, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm for their culture, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22-year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed away in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Ringo Starr offers two region fans 'a chance of a lifetime'

Ringo Starr offers two region fans 'a chance of a lifetime'

HAMMOND | All his life, Jerry Gomez dreamed about meeting rock 'n’ roll legend and former Beatle Ringo Starr.

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm Video

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Canseco still seeks place in game he loves

Canseco still seeks place in game he loves

SCHERERVILLE | Jose Canseco is still a huge presence. Just ask the more than 100 fans Saturday who crowded the entrance of Baseball Card Exchange to seek autographs and photos.

July 05, 2014 6:25 pm Photos

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Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22 year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

June 30, 2014 10:47 am
Times publisher points to digital initiatives during United Way breakfast

Times publisher points to digital initiatives during United Way breakfast

MUNSTER | Chris White, publisher of The Times, said the news industry is "constantly changing" and reiterated that the most successful organizations "strive to understand the needs of their audience."

June 24, 2014 2:21 pm Video Photos

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Legacy of Amanda Bach lives in work of Amanda Forum

Legacy of Amanda Bach lives in work of Amanda Forum

VALPARAISO | The tragic death of their daughter Amanda will always be a nightmare for the Bach family. But there is bittersweet comfort in knowing that her legacy will live in the hearts and minds of those who cared and continue to care for her.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

Bodybuilding way of life for many for various reasons

MERRILLIVILLE | For some at body builders at Universal Fitness, working out is a way of life for those dedicated to health and fitness, for others it was a way to stay off the streets.

June 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Student/Teacher Olympics is fun for a good cause

Student/Teacher Olympics is fun for a good cause

CROWN POINT | Drew Perschon and the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation hold a special place in the hearts of Crown Point High School students.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baseball card store helps feed needy with autograph session

Baseball card store helps feed needy with autograph session

SCHERERVILLE | Cedar Lake resident James Miller beamed with pride as he told his 10-year-old grandson and namesake that he saw Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas pitch in person and witnessed his no-hitter on television.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

The term hero is thrown around quite easily these days.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Related
Times looking for photos celebrating history

Times looking for photos celebrating history

MUNSTER | Do you have an historic photo of your downtown, an old school that still resonates passion in your heart, a favorite place you loved as a child or a picture with your favorite athlete/celebrity that visited the region? 

May 28, 2014 8:38 am
E.C. hero provided with $10,000 surprise on Ellen DeGeneres Show

E.C. hero provided with $10,000 surprise on Ellen DeGeneres Show

EAST CHICAGO | Community hero Keon Kendall Brown has had quite the past couple months and appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today with a huge surprise.

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm Video Photos

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Holocaust survivor's story touches Lake Central students

Holocaust survivor's story touches Lake Central students

ST. JOHN | Ernest Fruehauf lights up when he talks about his first recollections of growing up in Bavaria, Germany. That is until 1938, when his life was turned upside down when his family’s café was destroyed and his father was ripped away and taken to the Dachau Concentration Camp.

May 23, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Hobart Schools collaborate to help students succeed

Hobart Schools collaborate to help students succeed

HOBART | Making the transition from middle to high school can be a daunting experience. New surroundings, kids, teachers and subjects can cause a bit of anxiety for incoming freshman.

May 16, 2014 4:53 pm
Times hosts tours for community schools, organizations

Times hosts tours for community schools, organizations

MUNSTER | Times tour director Nicole Certa has hosted dozens of community schools, organizations, clubs, etc., in the past couple months.

May 15, 2014 1:23 pm Photos

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Warren Elementary School celebrates Special Person Day

Warren Elementary School celebrates Special Person Day

HIGHLAND | Hundreds of loved ones filled the gymnasium and halls of Warren Elementary School on Friday, May 9 to celebrate Special Person's Day.

May 09, 2014 2:36 pm Photos

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Early Learning Center observes Month of the Young Child

Early Learning Center observes Month of the Young Child

HOBART | The Early Learning Center at George Earle School celebrated the the Month of the Young Child in April, so named by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

WATERBURY, CT | As multi-instrumentalist, Rock N' Roll aficionado, and Region native Crystal Taliefero gazed into the crowd of 3,000 youth at the legendary Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT, her message was clear-"Don't be afraid to fail, but most importantly don't be afraid to succeed."

May 07, 2014 5:38 pm Video Photos

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Early Learning Center celebrates their students

Early Learning Center celebrates their students

HOBART | The Early Learning Center celebrated the National Association for the Education of the Young Child's (NAEYC) month of April, coined as the Month of the Young Child.

May 01, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

GARY | It's only fitting that one of the NBA's all-time assist leaders came to  the city to provide another dish — this time to the Gary School Corp.

April 28, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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Salvation Army celebrates volunteers with ice cream social

Salvation Army celebrates volunteers with ice cream social

SCHERERVILLE | Lake County Coordinator captain Rebecca Simmons touted the efforts of volunteers Thursday during the Salvation Army's first ice cream social.

April 26, 2014 3:03 pm Photos

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Special needs students treated to perfect prom

Special needs students treated to perfect prom

CROWN POINT | The girls didn't worry about who looked better in their dresses and none of them would've been devastated if someone had the same one.

April 22, 2014 6:25 pm Video Photos

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Hobart schools staff learns to reach out to students

Hobart schools staff learns to reach out to students

HOBART | School City of Hobart staffers spent a recent day with authors Darrell Scott and Dr. Bob Marzano learning how to "Awaken the Learner."

April 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. student hailed as a hero for his quick actions

E.C. student hailed as a hero for his quick actions

EAST CHICAGO | Heroes don’t only exist in movies or comic books, and an East Chicago teen proved this Sunday when he saved a woman and her young son after their car crashed into his house.

April 09, 2014 7:10 pm Video Photos

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C.P. girl struggling against rare disease hopes to win special van

C.P. girl struggling against rare disease hopes to win special van

CROWN POINT | Sophia Burns is fed intravenously, undergoes daily breathing treatments and battles seizures.

April 07, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Region native appears with Jimmy Fallon tonight

Region native appears with Jimmy Fallon tonight

HAMMOND | Region native Crystal Taliefero appears tonight with her boss/mentor Billy Joel on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon.

March 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Former Brickie and NASA team leader inspires students

Former Brickie and NASA team leader inspires students

HOBART | Former NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations team member Michelle Ham has a great passion for education. She is even more dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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