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Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

HOBART | The banquet hall at Avalon Manor was packed with volunteers Friday morning for the kickoff of the Lake Area United Way’s Day of Caring.

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Man agrees to 20-year sentence in Michigan City toddler's death

LAPORTE | A Michigan City man has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year old son.

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Maimon: First freshmen making GSU a 'lively' place

Maimon: First freshmen making GSU a 'lively' place

UNIVERSITY PARK | This new academic year at Governors State University isn't quite like those of years past.

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New Age of E-Health: Providing care online and at home sparks an industry

New Age of E-Health: Providing care online and at home sparks an industry

Telehealth, in all its forms, has become an important tool for both medical professionals and their patients.

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Volunteers show they care

Volunteers show they care

VALPARAISO | Greg and Liz Farrell enlisted the help of their three children to spruce up and clean up the landscaping at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice.

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Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

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Chalk artists take to the sidewalks in Whiting

WHITING | Artists and chocolate lovers will converge as the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Chalk A Lot festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on 119th Street in Whiting.

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Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

CROWN POINT | Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Crown Point Fire Department this summer to help save animals’ lives during a fire.

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Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

Merrillville awaits word on Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials could soon learn if the former Old Mill building is fit for remodeling or if it will face a wrecking ball.

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Kelly pays tribute to Freedom Summer

CHICAGO | It has been 50 years since Freedom Summer — the effort in Mississippi to ensure that the newly-enacted Civil Rights Act was properly implemented by authorities.

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Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

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Pullman park supporters want Obama's help

CHICAGO | U.S. presidents have the authority to create national parks without congressional approval, and backers of a proposal to turn the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a national park said Thursday they are likely to ask President Barack Obama to…

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Bus barn gets new lease on life

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago and the Schools City of East Chicago reached an agreement after the city sent a letter canceling the bus barn lease with the Schools City of East Chicago earlier this summer.

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Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener

Lake Central sweeps Andrean in volleyball opener

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Central opened its volleyball season in impressive fashion Thursday night.

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Griffith to adjust taxes for E-911

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has approved a resolution to determine how much of the town's 2015 tax levy will be transferred to Lake County as its new E-911 emergency calling system replaces the town's current system.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Porter Township girl sells lemonade to help friend beat cancer

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Cars speed by her Division Road home but Natalee Meinert, 8, doggedly hoists a sign urging motorists to stop at her lemonade stand.

August 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Griffith man gets three years in bank robbery

HAMMOND – A Griffith man who used a toy guy to commit a bank robbery was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison Thursday.

August 21, 2014 7:23 pm

Copeland: Cline timeline expected by mid-September

PORTAGE | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said that planning for reconstruction of the Cline Avenue bridge is on schedule.

August 21, 2014 6:05 pm
Steven Massey and Matt Zandstra are Illiana's 1-2 punch

Steven Massey and Matt Zandstra are Illiana's 1-2 punch

Illiana Christian has advanced to the boys golf sectional in Class 2A in five of the last six years.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm
Maggie Sloan begins her third year on the T.F. South boys varsity golf team

Maggie Sloan begins her third year on the T.F. South boys varsity golf team

Maggie Sloan still gets the surprised looks on the first tee.

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M'ville woman gets home confinement for role in drug deal

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman will spend the next year under home confinement over a federal drug dealing charge.

August 21, 2014 5:05 pm
CP Sportsplex and trail head shine

CP Sportsplex and trail head shine

In July, Mayor David Uran proudly showcased the newest phase and improvements at the Crown Point Sportsplex while hosting games for the National Softball Association World Series.

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John Dillinger Museum is coming to Historic Lake County Courthouse

John Dillinger Museum is coming to Historic Lake County Courthouse

The unique shops and Lake County Historic Museum in Crown Point’s Historic Lake County Court House will have a new notorious neighbor in March.

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Crown Point Farmers Market extended through Oct. 18

Crown Point Farmers Market extended through Oct. 18

There is good news for everyone who enjoys perusing the Crown Point Farmers Market Saturday mornings whether they are searching for fresh produce, flowers or unique gifts and goods.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Crown Point residential and commercial growth strong

Crown Point residential and commercial growth strong

Crown Point continues to experience strong residential and commercial growth. Local developers cite the city’s excellent schools and the Mayor David Uran’s foresight as primary factors in drawing new residents to Crown Point.

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Crown Point special events offer fun for all ages

Crown Point special events offer fun for all ages

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Lake Court House Foundation, Hometown Happenings, the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce and Old Sheriff’s House Foundation produce and promote a variety of community events for Crown Point's residents and visitors alike. This is just one of the many rea…

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New CP businesses offer a variety of shopping and dining

Whether dining out, seeking unique gifts, visiting the dentist or taking care of their pets, Crown Point shoppers have a variety of new establishments from which to choose.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Excellent Crown Point Schools draw new residents

Excellent Crown Point Schools draw new residents

According to local developers and Crown Point Mayor David Uran the quality of schools in Crown Point is one of the city’s biggest draws for new families.

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Crown Point recognized as sixth safest city in Indiana

Crown Point recognized as sixth safest city in Indiana

Crown Point was recently recognized as the sixth safest city in the state, Police Chief Pete Land said.

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Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.

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South Shore CVA to manage tourism marketing for Newton County

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority entered into a contract Thursday to manage tourism marketing for Newton County.

August 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

Bobb Auto Group supports Wounded Warrior Project

As the parent of a son serving in the U.S. Air Force, Art Georgian knows the importance of supporting this country’s servicemen and women, including those who have been wounded and have long roads to recovery.

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Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

NEW CARLISLE | The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office Thursday ruled the cause of an Aug. 4 blaze at K-Fex. Inc. near Hudson Lake in the northeast corner of LaPorte County fire was undetermined.

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Lansing Walgreens donates school supplies to D.171

LANSING | A local drug store helped to ensure that students in Sunnybrook District 171 were well supplied as school began Thursday.

August 21, 2014 11:00 am

Unique short plays showcased at 4th Street’s ‘6X10’

Linda Pauli, a producer of Chesterton’s 4th Street Theater’s “6 X 10 Play Festival,” doesn’t see the half dozen stories that make up their inaugural shorts showcase as mere skits.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am
Alice Peacock performs to benefit Porter County Museum Foundation

Alice Peacock performs to benefit Porter County Museum Foundation

Alice Peacock’s sound is a hybrid of pop/folk and country. She presents colorful story songs with lyrics that paint pictures in the mind’s eye as her voice rides over upbeat instrumentation akin to artists of the 1970s soft rock scene such as Jackson Brown, J.D. Souther and Linda Ronstadt.

August 21, 2014 1:00 am
Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

PORTER | The Duneland Seniors group is hosting its third annual Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Road.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Abe Paluch, 62, enjoys sharing his knowledge of environmental protection as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls clubs in Valparaiso and South Haven.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point hangs on to upend revamped Munster in regional rematch

Crown Point hangs on to upend revamped Munster in regional rematch

CROWN POINT | The faces in the net have changed, as have the molecules of condensed water on every cold beverage in the gym, but the August tradition of a grueling Munster-Crown Point volleyball match is an evergreen story.

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Merrillville officials want Rain Ultra Club to close

MERRILLVILLE | A discussion about Rain Ultra Club became heated at times Wednesday night and included expletives from a Town Councilman, but several Merrillville officials made it clear they want the establishment to shut down.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pm

Cedar Lake won't pay for South Shore Rail extension

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has rejected the South Shore extension interlocal agreement.

August 20, 2014 9:30 pm

Crown Point extends its unbeaten streak to 23

CROWN POINT | The more things change, the more they stay the same.

August 20, 2014 9:00 pm

National Park Service to have hearing on Pullman historic site's future

CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a part of the National Park Service.

August 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Chesterton knocks off Michigan City in DAC opener

Chesterton knocks off Michigan City in DAC opener

CHESTERTON | There may not have been as many goals as the Chesterton players would’ve liked Wednesday night, but that doesn’t mean their coach wasn’t happy.

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Father Pfleger to deliver message at Saturday fundraiser

GARY | It’s a message that echoes throughout the United States and the world – end the violence that destroys neighborhoods and nations, and provide access to good education and employment for all people regardless of race, national origin or abilities.

August 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Work continues for possible second E-911 site

A proposed site for a second Public Safety Answering Point has been developed and budget estimates for the center that would serve St. John, Schererville and Cedar Lake are in place.

August 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Ivy Tech branches out to former Field Elementary site

Ivy Tech branches out to former Field Elementary site

EAST CHICAGO | Ivy Tech Community College and the city of East Chicago announced Wednesday a partnership to open a second Ivy Tech location in the city at the old Eugene Field Elementary School.

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Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tuesday morning.

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Crown Point senior Zimmerman adamantly follows the sport at which she excels

Crown Point senior Zimmerman adamantly follows the sport at which she excels

CROWN POINT | When she moved from Brownsburg to Crown Point in the summer of 2012, Jill Zimmerman quickly noticed the advertisements for weekend road races.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm
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