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Food pantry and Meijer partner to provide hunger relief

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Township Food Pantry has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give food pantry donation program this fall to help fill the void for local families in need.

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Accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge

HIGHLAND |  Principal Mark Topp of Our Lady of Grace School recently accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge issued by fellow Diocese of Gary by Principal Tom Ruiz of St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Topp announced his acceptance of the challenge, followed by pouring ice into a b…

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County Road 100 South closed for paving today, Tuesday

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Highway and Walsh & Kelly Construction will close County Road 100 South today and Tuesday from Ind. 2 to County Road 500 West for asphalt paving. No local residential traffic allowed during this period.

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Foster homes needed for pets

MUNSTER | Safe Haven Rescue & Adoption is in need of some dedicated foster homes for its small dogs in Munster and surrounding areas. The group is looking for experienced small dog owners and animal lovers who are interested in providing loving safe homes for our dogs until they're adopt…

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St. Anthony auxiliary hosts Amish bakery fundraiser Tuesday

CROWN POINT | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Auxiliary will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the hospital lobby, 1201 S. Main St. The event will feature a variety of items offered by the popular Rise N Roll Bakery, which has locations in Middlebury…

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Annual Steak & Burger dinner to celebrate "Promising Futures"

Annual Steak & Burger dinner to celebrate "Promising Futures"

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County will celebrate "promising futures" at the 15th annual Steak & Burger Dinner Oct. 14 at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union Ballroom.

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Annual Pioneer Days planned

MICHIGAN CITY | Step into the past at LaPorte County Parks' 23rd annual Pioneer Days.

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Who is a Hoosier?

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is hosting “Who is a Hoosier?” one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS) newest traveling exhibitions. The exhibition is on display on the lower level of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Avenue, at the south entrance to LaPorte fro…

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Monday hours added at Gary License Branch

GARY | Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced last week that the Gary license branch is modifying its hours and is now offering its services on Mondays effective Sept. 22. “We believe that offering new Monday branch hours will provide for better opportuni…

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Cut event waste by borrowing recycling containers

PORTER COUNTY | Churches, schools, towns and anyone planning events in Porter County can encourage their guests to recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles by using recycling event containers, provided free of charge by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.

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South Cook County traffic signal upgrades begin Monday

CHICAGO | The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that 52 traffic signal modernization projects at various locations in south Cook County are scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday.

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ValPlaySo-The Next Generation needs tools

Tools are needed to help build ValPlayso The Next Generation. The tools will be returned in good condition, or they will be replaced. All tools will be safely stored and locked. The group will use their own bits and blades. ValPlayso The Next Generation is a community-build project happening…

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CHS Trojan Guard takes second at season opener

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching Band traveled to Goshen to participate with 12 other Northern Indiana bands in the Goshen High School Crimson Invitational. The CHS Trojan Guard placed second.

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Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

DYER | Children’s hospital stays at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer are likely to be more comforting and less apprehensive thanks to a recently delivery of Buddy Bears by Gustavo Galante, MD, a member of B’nai B’rith America Unit 901 in Northwest Indiana, sponsor of the program. Dr. Gala…

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SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Schmidtke, Egeler carry Chargers in boys soccer

SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Schmidtke, Egeler carry Chargers in boys soccer

Justin Schmidtke and Luke Egeler took care of all the scoring for Illinois Lutheran in Saturday's 6-3 road victory over Michigan Lutheran.

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Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

Fire departments and utility workers were scrambling Saturday afternoon after a line of thunderstorms with strong winds blew through the region.

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SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Griffith goal post mystery solved

SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Griffith goal post mystery solved

Football coach Jim Pickett had noticed something just didn't look right about the new goal posts at Griffith and he was right.

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Expo to feature panel of women business leaders

HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber 10th annual business expo and luncheon will feature a panel of experts who will showcase the prominence of women business leaders in Northwest Indiana.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

Michigan City-based Rockzip Highballoons recently earned a second-place finish at the 2014 Lightning Pitch Space Competition.

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Gary Ponderosa helping to feed hungry children

GARY | One hungry child in America, and in Gary, is one too many, managers of a local restaurant say.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 77: Sandhill cranes

There's a national bird — the eagle. There's an Indiana state bird — the cardinal. There's no official Northwest Indiana bird, but it likely would be the sandhill crane.

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FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Vikings blow out Joliet Central, 69-0

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Vikings blow out Joliet Central, 69-0

Devonte Harley-Hampton rushed for 112 yards on five carries, and scored two touchdowns, including a run of 86 yards, while leading Homewood-Flossmoor to a 69-0 rout of SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue foe Joliet Central on Friday night.

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FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Warriors 5-0 for first time in school history

Calumet doesn't appear to be showing any signs of slowing down its blazing start.

September 19, 2014 10:30 pm
FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: K.V. girls win Twin Lakes golf sectional

FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: K.V. girls win Twin Lakes golf sectional

All four Kougars scores shot under 95 at Tippecanoe Country Club on Friday, giving Kankakee Valley its second-ever girls golf sectional title.

September 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Soderquists cite health issue in seeking trial delay

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife and stepdaughter have asked the federal court to delay their trials until early next year.

September 19, 2014 7:20 pm
Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer captured in February near LaPorte after escaping from a western Michigan prison pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges related to the escape.

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Coming Sunday: Meet the region's super fans

Think you're a loyal Bears, Colts or Packers fan? See how you compare to some the region's most die-hard football faithful. You might doubt your allegiance after reading Sunday's Lifestyle cover story.

September 19, 2014 6:00 pm
Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after admitting to shooting another man in 2010, according to court records. 

September 19, 2014 5:57 pm
Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

MICHIGAN CITY | The Women’s Leadership Council of the LaPorte County United Way held its kickoff event, “Wine, Women and Impact” at Shady Creek Winery.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

CROWN POINT | Katelynn Neal, of Winfield, has been named the Lake County Fair’s Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Book signing set for professor's children's book

Book signing set for professor's children's book

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will host a signing of Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin’s recently published children’s book, “The Dog and The Dolphin,” from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Calumet Campus Shop of the Student Union & Library. Preceding the signi…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Critique night planned at art center

CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he wil…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illinois Lutheran boys soccer wins inaugural TVC crown

THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illinois Lutheran boys soccer wins inaugural TVC crown

Justin Schmidtke's hat trick led the Illinois Lutheran boys soccer team to a 5-1 win over Iroquois West on Thursday and the inaugural Twin Valley Conference title.

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THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Morton goes the distance in GLAC volleyball win against Clark

THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Morton goes the distance in GLAC volleyball win against Clark

Vonnicia Felder made good on all but two of her 114 setting attempts and was credited with 27 assists, and Amanda Colvin was 44-of-48 hitting to help lead Morton past Clark 25-17, 19-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7 in Great Lakes Athletic Conference volleyball play Thursday.

September 18, 2014 9:40 pm

Two accused of burglarizing storage site at Gary airport

CROWN POINT | Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a burglary at a Gary/Chicago International Airport storage building.

September 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student who was among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

September 18, 2014 6:25 pm
Scouting Week 4 of Illinois Prep Football

Scouting Week 4 of Illinois Prep Football

Tinley Park (2-1, 1-0 SSC Blue) at T.F. North (2-1, 0-0)

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Report explores feasibility of trauma care, academic medical center

A more than 200-page report released Thursday supports a consultant's findings that existing local hospitals can provide trauma care and that existing facilities should be used for academic medical purposes.

September 18, 2014 5:30 pm

Rollover ties up I-394 traffic near Sauk Trail for 5 hours

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A rolled over semitrailer had all lanes of Interstate 394 closed Thursday morning at Sauk Trail, police said.

September 18, 2014 5:12 pm

Coroner still asks help ID'ing victim of homicide in Gary

The Lake County coroner's office again issued a plea for the public's help Thursday in identifying a man found dead in Gary last month.

September 18, 2014 5:07 pm

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Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

CROWN POINT | Photos of a gray hoodie with a distinctive label and a sledgehammer with red paint streaks on its yellow handle were released Thursday by police investigating the vandalism of a high school bulldog statue.

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C.P. Legion Auxiliary 20 hosts Hawaiian luau on Saturday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 hosts a Hawaiian luau from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion, 1401 N. Main St.

September 18, 2014 12:05 am

Pipeline company donate nozzles to firefighters

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pipeline LLC.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integration of the arts. Mosaic offer students an active, i…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partnership with The Salvation Army and Home Depot in Hammond for the space and location, as well as support from the East Chicago: My Garden Grant sponsore…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts will begin its fall term of classes the week of Oct. 6 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tap Action for Autism fundraiser set for Saturday

GRIFFITH | Innovations in Learning, in Merrillville, will co-host a beer tasting fundraiser Saturday with local business owner Joan Austgen, of Bone Dry Bar & Grill in Highland.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
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