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Highland hosts its first Labor Day festival

HIGHLAND | Highland hosts its first Labor Day Festival Friday through Monday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road.

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Cinko retires from Dyer police force

Cinko retires from Dyer police force

DYER | Town Council President Joe Cinko retires from the Dyer Police Department on Friday, opening the door for him to run a public office for a third time.

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Michigan City’s Werner, Seizys have eyes on team regional berth

Michigan City’s Werner, Seizys have eyes on team regional berth

When Michigan City senior golf captains Claire Werner and Tara Seizys first joined the team as freshmen, they dreamed of playing in the top two spots in the lineup.

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E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to molesting two girls, according to court records. 

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Former Valpo football coach Stokes left legacy of winning, respect

Former Valpo football coach Stokes left legacy of winning, respect

VALPARAISO | Not long after withdrawing from the spotlight, Tom Stokes had more time to devote to running.

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Highland council avoids alcohol impasse, approves festival funding

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has traded two potential split votes for unanimous votes to transfer funds to the Community Events Commission for the upcoming Labor Day festival.

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Auction of Merrillville parkland attracts few bidders

MERRILLVILLE | The town missed out on $32,000 by not accepting an offer for Hendricks Park last year, Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Guernsey said.

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NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

NIATA revving up bikes for fundraising poker run

Helping veterans have a roof over their heads is the focus of the 2nd annual Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Poker Run.

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St. John police investigating domestic dispute with shots fired

ST. JOHN | Police are investigating a domestic dispute with shots fired Wednesday morning at a home in St. John.

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Joann Boulles, of Griffith, reshelves books Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library.

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Anya Gonzalez, 2, of Griffith, plays with a scarf during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet branch of the Lake County Library. The program meets at 10:30a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Benjamin Dunbar, 19 months, of Munster, smiles while participating in the Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday with is mother Aziza Dunbar, right and his aunt Sandra Khanam at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library. Babies and toddlers up to 23 mont…

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Benjamin Dunbar, 19 months, of Munster participates in the Goose on the Loose children's program Wednesday morning at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library. The program helps promote pre-reading skills, socialization and motor skills, said Melissa Boothe, ass…

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Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Griffith-Calumet toddlers hear stories

Melissa Boothe, assistant librarian at the Griffith-Calumet Township branch of the Lake County Public Library, reads to toddlers Wednesday morning during the Mother Goose on the Loose children's program. Babies and toddlers up to 23 months, accompanied by a caregiver, listen to stories and r…

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Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

VALPARAISO| Family Concern Counseling (FCC) was presented with a Community Fund grant from the Porter County Community Foundation to purchase video and sound equipment for the organization’s play-therapy rooms. The new technology will help FCC to accommodate a growing need for its services a…

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An American in (Disneyland) Paris

An American in (Disneyland) Paris

The Hollywood Tower Hotel is home of "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" attraction at Walt Disney Studios Park outside of Paris. The original Tower of Terror ride opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 1994.

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An American in (Disneyland) Paris

An American in (Disneyland) Paris

The Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster at Disneyland Park outside of Paris is modeled after the original ride at Disneyland in California, which opened in 1979. The version at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida opened in 1980.

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An American in (Disneyland) Paris

An American in (Disneyland) Paris

The Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park outside of Paris is the center of the park, just like the versions at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

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An American in (Disneyland) Paris

An American in (Disneyland) Paris

Phantom Manor at Disneyland Park outside of Paris is that park's version of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

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An American in (Disneyland) Paris

An American in (Disneyland) Paris

The Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park outside of Paris is the center of the park, just like the versions at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

PORTAGE | A Chicago man is facing felony intimidation charges after he pulled a BB gun on a man at a local steel company Tuesday night.

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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Fans of the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team celebrate the team’s 12-2 victory over Northwest champion Lynnwood Pacific at a watch party Aug. 14 in Chicago.

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Fiery three-vehicle crash closes southbound Bishop Ford for hours

DOLTON | A fiery crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway late Monday left one man with head injuries and another facing drunken driving charges.

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Routine surgery takes scary turn

It is Sunday evening around 9 p.m. All is quieting down here at the Eicher homestead. Tomorrow looks like a busy day and this column needs to be in the mail.

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Public welcome at tonight's discussion of song lyrics

GARY | The Gary Commission on The Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with the Minority Male Initiative & Student Support Services at Ivy Tech College, is sponsoring a Village Circle Talk, “The Devastating Impact That Violent & Obscene Lyrics Are Having on Our Youth,” from 6…

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A Labor of Love

Gosh, you can tell school is back in session. The minute the kids are in class every day the temperature seems to go up outside. It’s just been a week but we went from the splendid 70’s to the outrageous high 80’s. Might we even use the pool this week?

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Local concert held for Hilltop Neighborhood House

Local concert held for Hilltop Neighborhood House

VALPARAISO | The Alliance of Students Against Poverty Club from Valparaiso High School hosted a concert at Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe in Valparaiso on May 30 to raise resources to fight local poverty. The group raised $2,000 from ticket sales to the event and donated the money to Hilltop …

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Sign up now for fall activities

Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to entertain them after the bell rings. Even parents with little ones too young for school can find fun local activities to enjoy together.

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Lansing school takes the ice bucket challenge

Lansing school takes the ice bucket challenge

LANSING | St. John’s Lutheran School in Lansing started the school year with the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 20. Participating were Elaine Clay, who teaches 3-year-olds; third/fourth-grade teacher Laura Rathjen, Principal Nick Muench, and Miranda Walker, who teaches 4-year-olds..

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South Shore Orchestra wine tasting at Valley Kitchen & Bar Sept. 14

South Shore Orchestra wine tasting at Valley Kitchen & Bar Sept. 14

VALPARAISO | Valley Kitchen & Bar has partnered with South Shore Orchestra to present a fundraiser as South Shore Orchestra celebrates its 10th season.

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Local HVAC company donates systems for charity event

VALPARAISO | Aire Serv of Valparaiso, owned by Rennie “Ren” Pavich, donated two heating and air conditioning systems for the Bret Laczynski Third Annual “Love You More” Golf Outing and Benefit Dinner held at the Avalon Manor earlier this month.

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CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CROWN POINT | Thirty Crown Point High School students, three Senior Classical League college students and CPHS alumni, and two sponsors joined 1,800 other delegates this summer at the 61st annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

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Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Schererville this weekend

When I promised at the end of last winter that I would not complain about a hot summer, I had no idea that by the end of August I'd hoping I could complain. I know we have a few weeks left of “official summer,” so there is still a chance, slight though, but a chance.

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Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

HAMMOND | Volunteers are needed to join Books, Brushes & Bands for Education in the door-to-door Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade delivery of children’s books through several Hammond neighborhoods for the second annual Book Brigade.

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Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.

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Talk a walk back into history and enjoy high tea

“History Speaks & A Cup of Tea” is a cemetery walk offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 or 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

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Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Jon and Melissa Vinovich, of Lakeville, Minn., walk the dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park recently with their dog, Nitchke.

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Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Josh Lowery, of Evansville and Morgan Whitmer, of Gereseo, Ill. lay on the beach a recent Saturday at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Edison Crime Watch group meets Sept. 3

HAMMOND | The Edison Crime Watch group meets Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Edison School, 7025 Madison St., Hammond.

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Registration due Friday for Schererville Citizens Police Academy

SCHERERVILLE | Applications will be accepted until Friday for the Schererville Citizens Police Academy.

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Irving Community Watch meets Sept. 5 at Irving School

HAMMOND | The Irving Community Watch meets Sept. 5 at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Irving School, 4727 Pine St., Hammond.

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Valparaiso opening application process for firefighters

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Fire Department will soon accept applications for new firefighters.

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Director who oversaw move to new library to retire after 14 years as director

Director who oversaw move to new library to retire after 14 years as director

Crown Point Community Library Director Lynn Frank is retiring after 14 years. She plans frequent visits to the library, but as a patron.

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Lowell places resource officer in Tri-Creek schools

LOWELL | Despite unanswered jurisdiction concerns, the Town Council approved a memo of understanding Monday with Tri-Creek Schools that will put a Lowell police officer in the schools 20 hours a week.

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LaPorte, Michigan City courthouses to undergo massive renovations

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Council this week approved borrowing more than $6 million to complete extensive restoration to courthouses in LaPorte and Michigan City.

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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

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Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses were among 27 companies from across Indiana honored Wednesday as outstanding second-stage companies during the seventh annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards in Indianapolis.

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Troubled Rain Ultra Club closes

MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.

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Lindahl scores late to lead Chesterton girls past Valparaiso

Lindahl scores late to lead Chesterton girls past Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | The cheers began as soon as the final buzzer sounded at Viking Arena and they didn’t stop until long after the Chesterton team bus pulled out of the parking lot.

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Munster nips K.V. in NCC girls soccer opener

Munster nips K.V. in NCC girls soccer opener

MUNSTER | One of the golden, unwritten rules in soccer is you can't foul a player in the penalty box, especially an aggressive goal scorer.

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