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Three area marching bands compete in regionals

INDIANAPOLIS | Three area high school bands perform Saturday at the Super Regional Marching Band Competition in Indianapolis, going against other highly-ranked marching bands from schools in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee, as well as Indiana.

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Legacy Foundation wins national award for work with Gary

GARY | The Legacy Foundation garnered national honors Wednesday for its public-private partnership with the city of Gary as part of its Neighborhood Spotlight program.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

Luncheon salutes World War ll vets, highlights Honor Flight Chicago

HIGHLAND | They survived deprivation during the Great Depression, then went to war in their teens and early 20s, responding to a threat such as the world had never seen before.

October 22, 2014 6:36 pm Photos

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Honoring Heroes

Honoring Heroes

HIGHLAND | They survived deprivation during the Great Depression then went to war in their teens and early 20’s, responding to a threat the world had never seen before.

October 22, 2014 4:50 pm Photos

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Grant seeks to prod Gary revitalization ideas

GARY | Once synonymous only with urban decay and crime, the Steel City continues to undergo a transformation from Marquette Park along Lake Michigan to a new Arts and Sciences building on the corner of 35th and Broadway co-sponsored by Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech.

October 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Portions of Main Street closed to traffic starting Monday

MUNSTER | Beginning Monday, Main Street will be closed to traffic for one week from the Pennsy-Greenway bike path east to Indianapolis Boulevard.

October 18, 2014 4:47 pm
Students interact with local leaders

Students interact with local leaders

Today's teenagers represent tomorrow's business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors: the young professionals of the 21st century.

October 17, 2014 4:02 pm Photos

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IUN's Clothesline Project airs 'dirty laundry' of domestic, gender abuse

IUN's Clothesline Project airs 'dirty laundry' of domestic, gender abuse

GARY |  Breaking her silence on the subject after more than 30 years, a woman talks about the years of physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon her, first by her father and then later by a man she dated.

October 14, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Opportunities exist for Broadway livable corridor

Opportunities exist for Broadway livable corridor

GARY | Developing Broadway from the Gary Metro Center at 280 Broadway south to 93rd Avenue in Crown Point as a livable corridor depends on the will of the people in three Northwest Indiana communities and cooperation between governmental and private sectors.

October 13, 2014 3:34 pm

Livestock leaders provide industry overview

SCHERERVILLE | Modern livestock production, notably dairy and pig farms, creates economic development throughout Northwest Indiana, according to two recognized leaders in that industry.

October 10, 2014 3:20 pm
Local hospitals institute protocols for possible Ebola patients

Local hospitals institute protocols for possible Ebola patients

Ebola is scaring people around the world.

October 09, 2014 11:00 pm Related
Peifer Elementary opens after thorough cleaning

Peifer Elementary opens after thorough cleaning

SCHERERVILLE | More than a quarter of Peifer Elementary students remained absent from school Thursday, a day after a mass illness, suspected to be norovirus, prompted a thorough cleaning of the school.

October 09, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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Festival helps bolster Mommy's Haven financially

CROWN POINT | For some women 18 and older, pregnancy and homelessness go hand in hand.

October 09, 2014 5:46 pm
Holy Land pilgrimage focused on peace, prayer

Holy Land pilgrimage focused on peace, prayer

As the most recent Gaza conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians heated up in September, Bishop Dale Melczek and 17 other U.S. bishops journeyed to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on a mission of prayer and peace.

October 07, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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A passion for preserving the Old Courthouse

A passion for preserving the Old Courthouse

CROWN POINT | Marty Wheeler considers reserving and restoring the Old Lake County Courthouse to its former glory for generations to come her passion and life’s purpose.

October 06, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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MS auction raises more than $100K to battle disease

MS auction raises more than $100K to battle disease

HAMMOND | Going, going, gone!

October 05, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Pence praises Reagan values at GOP breakfast

MERRILLVILLE | Gov. Mike Pence told the more than 300 gathered Saturday at the annual Lake County GOP Reagan Breakfast that America’s 40th president was the reason he chose to become a Republican after being raised in a strong Irish Democratic family who hailed from Chicago’s South Side.

October 04, 2014 11:30 pm

Albert's auction continues fight against MS

HAMMOND | Fine jewelry, sports tickets, spa packages, museum passes, TVs, golf packages and lots of themed baskets go to the highest bidder at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers’ 12th annual MS Auction Sunday.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
Breast Cancer Awareness Tea sets records

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea sets records

HOBART | The 13th annual Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Awareness Tea set records from ticket sales to sponsors.

September 30, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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How ‘moos and oinks’ drive NWI’s economy

SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.

September 30, 2014 9:45 am

Using the 'Buddy' system to raise awareness about Down syndrome

CROWN POINT | A petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, balloon launch and much more await participants in Sunday’s 10th annual Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

September 29, 2014 7:20 pm
Protsman tour? Been there; seen that

Protsman tour? Been there; seen that

DYER | So many residents already toured the new Protsman Elementary School since January that Sunday’s official grand opening ceremonies and tours of the school drew few residents.

September 28, 2014 5:47 am Photos

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Melczek applauds Cardinal George, new archbishop

Melczek applauds Cardinal George, new archbishop

MERRILLVILLE | On a recent bright fall morning, Bishop Dale Melczek sat in his office at the Catholic Diocese of Gary pastoral center reflecting on changes coming to the neighboring Chicago Archdiocese.

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Making learning about money fun

Making learning about money fun

GARY | Learning about money and how it works can be fun. Just ask 54 kindergartners at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls.

September 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Computer recycling creates job for TradeWinds workers with special needs

Computer recycling creates job for TradeWinds workers with special needs

MUNSTER | Properly recycling computer equipment creates security for the donors, an eco-friendly solution to dumping in landfills and, for those involved in TradeWinds’ Secure Computer Destruction & Recycling program, employment opportunities for eight workers with special needs.

September 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Educating NWI about the Holocaust

Educating NWI about the Holocaust

MUNSTER | Teaching today’s students about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and genocide provides challenges for educators at all levels.

September 23, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Rosh Hashana heralds beginning of High Holy Days

Rosh Hashana heralds beginning of High Holy Days

At sundown Wednesday, the most sacred 10 days in Jewish spiritual life begin as Rosh Hashana ushers in the Jewish New Year with traditions that date back thousands of years.

September 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

WWII vet receives French Legion of Honor medal

HIGHLAND | As war raged in Europe in 1944, 21-year old John Benedict, of Griffith, boarded the Queen Mary liner along with some 20,000 servicemen, dodging Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean on the first leg of a journey that would eventually lead many of them to Normandy Beach on D-Day.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

GARY | Creating an educational environment where every student can succeed will take a paradigm shift to partnerships and collaboration between every stakeholder and away from all punitive actions and antagonism.

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NIRPC green lights transportation programs

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved a resolution involving transportation improvement projects for 2014 through 2017 during the full commission meeting Thursday.

September 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular in Mediterranean countries during a specially catered meal.

September 17, 2014 2:48 pm Photos

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ECIER Foundation program at JWA Boys & Girls Club encourages youth to seize the opportunities

ECIER Foundation program at JWA Boys & Girls Club encourages youth to seize the opportunities

GARY | The carpe diem message of “seize the opportunities and run with them” echoed throughout the kickoff of the Educational Innovative Youth Program held Tuesday at the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club.

September 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Local sports stars bring message of literacy to E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.

September 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Pomp, sacred ceremonies honor K of C Abraham Lincoln Assembly

Pomp, sacred ceremonies honor K of C Abraham Lincoln Assembly

MERRILLVILLE |  Pomp and sacred ceremonies dating back to 1882 come to the Radisson at Star Plaza this weekend as hundreds of Knights of Columbus members from six states gather to honor the centennial of the Abraham Lincoln Assembly.

September 12, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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RDA seeking firms to apply for EPA grants

Cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in East Chicago, Gary and Hammond takes on new focus thanks to two federal grants.

September 12, 2014 3:50 pm

Home for the Holidays?

MERRILLVILLE | Even though half of the $90,000 still needs to be donated for the Veterans Build home, disabled American veteran Danna Carter and his two teenage sons will be in their new permanent, affordable residence by the holidays.

September 11, 2014 5:39 pm
Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

Indiana’s first Veterans Build brings affordable home for American vet

MERRILLVILLE | Sunshine broke through the dark storm clouds Wednesday as dozens of supporters gathered on the grass of an undeveloped lot on Roosevelt Street to kick off Indiana’s first Veterans Build.

September 10, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Transportation funding undergoing changes

PORTAGE | The world of federal funding for transportation improvement projects throughout Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties looks vastly different, according to a report heard Tuesday by the Transportation Policy Committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

September 09, 2014 1:11 pm

Mayor touts Gary’s economic development efforts

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson packed the house at the Gary Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday at Majestic Star Casino, offering updated information about the city’s economic development initiatives.

September 08, 2014 3:55 pm
Patriotic fervor fills old courthouse

Patriotic fervor fills old courthouse

CROWN POINT | American patriotism came alive in speech, song, prayer and pledges during Sunday’s 2014 Patriot Brunch in the Maki Ballroom in the historic Old Lake County Courthouse.

September 07, 2014 7:29 pm Photos

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State auditor candidate wants to be watchdog of Indiana finances

SCHERERVILLE | According to a Democratic candidate for Indiana state auditor, corruption in Indiana government costs taxpayers millions of dollars.

September 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Little Heroes Walk helps local families battle childhood cancer

CROWN POINT | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday people of all ages can promote awareness and raise funds to help area families whose children battle cancer.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Where to go with the dogs

Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all require proof of up-to-date immunization for the canine family member.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am
Dog parks give pets, their owners a place to exercise, socialize

Dog parks give pets, their owners a place to exercise, socialize

Stony, aka “The Sheriff,” barrels up and down the steep grassy hill, breaking up any rough-housing he sees.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Striking a chord with the community

GARY | Music is the universal language, and on Sept. 13 members of the city’s police, fire and public safety departments will burst into song during a concert at West Side High School auditorium

August 31, 2014 5:52 pm

It's in the bag: Temple Beth-El fundraiser sells purses, accessories for good cause

MUNSTER | Finding bargains on great accessories, such as purses and jewelry, now ranks among the most popular national pastimes, and has even spurred competitions among consumers to find the best at the lowest price.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Making connections for employment

Making connections for employment

MUNSTER | Hundreds of adults from throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs in Illinois gathered Friday morning at Family Christian Center, seeking to connect with job opportunities.

August 29, 2014 3:03 pm Photos

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Planting seeds of future for developmentally disabled trainees

Planting seeds of future for developmentally disabled trainees

SCHERERVILLE | Like the tomatoes and peppers they’re growing in an adjacent half-acre field, 10 male residents of Campagna Academy diagnosed with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities are blossoming thanks to a partnership with Planting Possibilities and the Legacy Foundation.

August 28, 2014 7:27 pm Photos

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Lake E-911 system on a fast pace

CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget for 2015 and news that full-time dispatchers will be hired in the next few weeks.

August 28, 2014 6:52 pm
Technology, training offer better response to medical emergencies

Technology, training offer better response to medical emergencies

Response to medical emergencies, wherever they occur, continues to evolve and improve with advances in technology and training. Levels of in-the-field care not imagined in years past are now becoming standard practice.

August 24, 2014 10:15 am Photos

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