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Horseshow Casino employees donate school supplies

Horseshow Casino employees donate school supplies

HAMMOND | Employees of Horseshoe Casino collected a variety of school supplies, which included glue, crayons, pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks and other items. The items were sorted and packed in three boxes and will be distributed to homeless students that attend Hammond Public Schools.

August 19, 2014 3:39 pm
Hammond school building renovation

Hammond school building renovation

The Hammond schools purchased a number of pieces of furniture from a Lake Central School Corp. auction. They created a computer lab at Morton High School using the computer stations from Lake Central.

August 14, 2014 8:48 am
Hammong building renovation

Hammong building renovation

The School City of Hammond Maintenance Department recently purchased a bucket truck which is less costly and more efficient than renting. The truck comes in handy for many exterior repairs including changing outside lights as pictured here by School City of Hammond Electrician Matt Corbin

August 08, 2014 8:54 am
Hammond Area Career Center

Hammond Area Career Center

A new ticket booth for George Rogers Clark High School, built by students in the Hammond Area Career Center Building Trades Class under the direction of building trades teacher Dave Verta. The Clark Athletic Boosters stained and finished the log cabin before it was moved over to Clark. The t…

August 08, 2014 8:39 am
Fifth-graders participate in Enviro Art Day

Fifth-graders participate in Enviro Art Day

HAMMOND | The second annual Enviro Art Day was held on April 22, 2014 at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Hammond. Enviro Art is a one day event with four fifth-graders from each School City of Hammond elementary school attending.

May 21, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Civic Center concert series presents Common Feb. 22

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Parks Department are proud to announce the latest concert at the Hammond Civic Center .

December 30, 2013 12:31 am
Local businesses help raise funds for winter-wear items

Local businesses help raise funds for winter-wear items

HAMMOND | School City of Hammond students walk to school if they live within an approximate 1.5 mile radius of their school. One particularly blustery day, ACC University English teacher Meagan Stephens noted that all seven of the children walking to Eggers Middle School on Becker Street wer…

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
2012 expenditure of Hammond municipal casino revenues by amount and category

2012 expenditure of Hammond municipal casino revenues by amount and category

Provided by city of Hammond

December 17, 2013 2:29 pm
Shadowing the mayor

Shadowing the mayor

Shadowing Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., right, for a day, three youngsters took advantage of the opportunity to sit in the mayor's chair and work on municipal issues, from left, fourth-grader Colten Palkon, sixth-grader Alex Burton, and eighth-grader Analea Albright, who left the curre…

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Author Jerry Pallotta shares his books with students and learns about their creative efforts at the Young Authors Conference hosted by the School City of Hammond for grades 2 to 6.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Students from Wallace Elementary School, from left, Nadia Martinez, Trinity Smith, Quinita Royal, Tyler Mitchell, Kaniyah Heads, Jade Quinoez and Tatianna Smith, show the books they wrote and illustrated during the Youth Authors Conference hosted by the School City of Hammond.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Hammond students share books and meet author, storyteller

Professional storyteller Grant Fitch takes a break while performing 45-minute lunchtime sessions for students at the Young Authors Conference at Hammond's Morton Elementary School.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Halloween Trick or Treat Hours for The City of Hammond

Halloween Trick or Treat Hours for The City of Hammond

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. wants to remind all Hammond residents that the Halloween hours for Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween night have been changed to 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

October 18, 2012 1:30 pm
Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

Talking about reading with Clifford the Big Read Dog during the School City of Hammond Title 1 Book Mobile tour are, front row from left, Hammond School Board member Marilyn Jones; Clifford, portrayed by O’Bannon Elementary School Assistant Principal Ryan Eckart; Title 1 office staffers Cynd…

October 18, 2012 12:00 am
Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

Clifford brings books to children in Hammond parks

Children choose books from the School City of Hammond Title 1 Book Mobile at Pulaski Park in Hammond.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am

Beakniks on Conkey at the PAV tonight

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the details of the first Beatniks on Conkey presents event.

August 10, 2012 11:52 am
Students SOAR during summer

Students SOAR during summer

Students from the Forensic Science class from the School City of Hammond's S.O.A.R. program pose in front of a Superior Ambulance and the MCI trailer after learning about careers in the medical field. Students are pictured with teacher Regina Ellis, EMT Lindsey Demore and Supervisor Ken Sink.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am
Students SOAR during summer

Students SOAR during summer

Ken Sink of Superior Ambulance talks to students from the Forensic Science class from the School City of Hammond's S.O.A.R. program about how the hydraulics on the stretcher work so EMTs do not have to strain to lift patients into the vehicle.

August 08, 2012 12:00 am
City of Hammond Announces Hohman Avenue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City of Hammond Announces Hohman Avenue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. and The City of Hammond announced the completion of Phase I improvements on Hohman Avenue, part of a redevelopment project for the beautification of Downtown Hammond. Streetscape improvements for four blocks of Hohman Avenue and one block of Russell Stre…

June 06, 2012 10:29 am Photos

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Hammond presents annual parent/child Sweetheart Dance

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s annual Parent/Child Sweetheart Dance takes place on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

January 10, 2012 12:45 pm
Learning good health habits

Learning good health habits

Purdue University Calumet nursing students, from left in white coats, Christine Avgerinos, Sarah Sheely and Lisa Leonhardt, show Hammond Adult Education students David Etheridge and Jazmin Neal proper tooth brushing techniques during Health Literacy Day. Nursing students presented five works…

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
Hammond holiday parade steps off Saturday

Hammond holiday parade steps off Saturday

Hammond High School marching band members participate in last year's Hammond holiday parade, which kicks off this year at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gavit High School.

December 02, 2011 12:00 am
Groundbreaking Ceremony set for Sept. 16 for downtown redevelopment

Groundbreaking Ceremony set for Sept. 16 for downtown redevelopment

HAMMOND | The City of Hammond is proud to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of a redevelopment project for the beautification of downtown Hammond at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the NW corner of Hohman and Rimbach St.

September 15, 2011 4:03 pm
Chief Miller shares insights about guarding against burglaries

Chief Miller shares insights about guarding against burglaries

HAMMOND | Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller frequently sends out an E-newsletter to share tips and suggestions to the public. Chief Miller has shared with www.HammondCommunity.com some insights with regards to guarding against burglaries.

September 06, 2011 1:00 am
Channie Jones artist reception at the Towle Theater

Channie Jones artist reception at the Towle Theater

HAMMOND | The Towle Theater will be having an artist reception for Channie Jones on August 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Towle Theater.

August 01, 2011 11:50 am
McDermott challenges city workers to 5K race

McDermott challenges city workers to 5K race

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. nears the finish line in the 2010 Festival of the Lakes 5K walk/run.

July 20, 2011 12:00 am
McDermott challenges city workers to 5K race

McDermott challenges city workers to 5K race

Runners take off at last year's 5K walk/run at the Festival of the Lakes at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond.

July 20, 2011 12:00 am
Festival Provides Volunteer Opportunity for Scholarship Students

Festival Provides Volunteer Opportunity for Scholarship Students

HAMMOND | Hammond's 8th Annual Festival of the Lakes is a great opportunity for the College Bound students to earn all of their volunteer hours within one week.

July 07, 2011 1:45 am
Hammond's Festival of the Lakes goes green

Hammond's Festival of the Lakes goes green

HAMMOND | Hammond's 8th Annual Festival of the Lakes and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. are proud to announce changes to this year's events which will make the Festival more environmentally friendly.

July 01, 2011 11:27 am
Public Workshop Announced for Southern Shores District Plan

Public Workshop Announced for Southern Shores District Plan

HAMMOND | A public workshop for the Southern Shores District plan will be held on July 7, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1120 119th Street, Whiting, IN.

June 29, 2011 11:44 am
Hammond and Whiting partner to announce Southern Shores District Plan

Hammond and Whiting partner to announce Southern Shores District Plan

HAMMOND | The cities of Hammond and Whiting are proud to jointly announce the Southern Shores District Plan.

June 24, 2011 12:17 pm
Festival of the Lakes | Fishing Derby

Festival of the Lakes | Fishing Derby

Past Festival of the Lakes Fishing Derby Winners.

June 22, 2011 10:57 am
Centier Bank opens doors in downtown Hammond

Centier Bank opens doors in downtown Hammond

HAMMOND | Centier Bank in downtown Hammond opened its doors to the public in late Apri1.

May 18, 2011 3:09 pm

Odyssey Dinner Cruise to Board at Hammond Marina

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that tickets are on sale now for the kick-off event of the 8th Annual Festival of the Lakes.

May 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Get Ready for Summer Fun at Hammond’s Pools

Get Ready for Summer Fun at Hammond’s Pools

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area residents to join us for summer fun at Hammond's four outdoor pools.

May 11, 2011 1:04 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Caucus vote needed to be secure

I'm not one to get in the way of a company trying to sell newspapers, but when the media reports lies in order to sell papers, I have no choice but defend myself.

December 28, 2009 12:00 am
House moving adventures

House moving adventures

Take time to have conversations with your elders. I had the pleasure of doing just that last week, when I met with Zygmont "Ziggy" Jocha and his lovely wife Pauline Zuzul-Jocha of Calumet City. The Jochas married in 1945 and have 2 daughters, Gail Smeach and Carole DeBruin, 5 grandchildren a…

October 25, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Be part of Hammond's 125th Anniversary

Be part of Hammond's 125th Anniversary

By now, you're probably aware that Hammond is celebrating its 125th anniversary, (quasquicentennial). Maybe you've seen the eye-catching T-shirts (available, along with other reasonably-priced memorabilia, at gohammond.com.). Maybe you've even read the fact-filled brochure (also available at…

October 18, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't arbitrarily dump Hammond City Court

The Hammond City Court has played a vital and integral role in the more than 100 years of its existence. I have had the honor of being its judge for the past nine years.

August 19, 2009 12:00 am

Streets cleaned, but purse cleaned out

Stevens, 52, a self-described "working poor," didn't have all that much to begin with, only $22 in the bank and $87 her co-workers at Ultra Foods had collected for her while she was off work for a month due to back problems.

December 01, 2004 12:00 am

Guest Commentary. Let home owners do own work

Even though it is becoming harder to buy and afford a new home for a lot of

November 20, 1997 12:00 am

HAMMOND - An Emergency Medical Technician training program, to be co-sponsored

County Division, is being organized to begin spring semester at the Hammond

March 26, 1990 12:00 am
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