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VALPARAISO | How to best invest proceeds from the sale of Porter hospital remains the $159 million question Porter County officials still need to answer.
Mike Williams, a volunteer at the Humane Society of Hobart, poses with Betty, a feral cat who is up for adoption at the shelter.
The bedroom where Curtis Asher's young daughter was sleeping was heavily damaged Nov. 17 when a car hit their home. The family has hired a contractor to repair the bedroom.
A car came to rest in the bedroom of Curtis Asher's 3-year-old daughter after hitting his house Nov. 17. Asher has asked the Hobart Board of Public Works to have a guardrail placed near his property.
Hobart Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Adams is stepping down at the end of the month.
Hobart police Cmdr. Jeremy Ogden stands near a wooded area north of Toys R Us off U.S. 30 in Hobart where the remains of a yet-to-be identified man were found in late September. Ogden believes the person may have been a homeless man or someone sleeping there at least overnight.
Jeff Chas, owner of Southlake Auto Body in Hobart, recently delivered 18 bikes to the Hobart Chamber of Commerce for a Toys for Tots luncheon. The bicycles filled two truck beds. Chamber Executive Director Mike Adams said Chas has donated bicycles for the event for three years, increasing th…
A truck parked in front of the house in the 2800 block of Clay Street has stickers on either side with the insignia and phone number of Homeward Hound Rescue. Many of the animals rescued in the garage fire on Sunday had been previously rescued by that group, a spokeswoman said.The homeowner …
Four federal agents from the FBI and IRS were inside the offices of Mayor Keith Soderquist on Friday after executing a search warrant.
A van from the Federal Bureau of Investigation sits outside Lake Station City Hall Friday morning.
Carson's remodeling includes visual enhancements such as new light fixtures ad mannequins, store officials said.
Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor, left, was one of several officials who toured the newly remodeled Carson store on Friday with store manager Shelly Jones.
Caron Pirie Scott manager Shelly Jones takes city officials and media on a tour of the newly remodeled store.
Resident Larry Brown said he is worried that squared off curbing at the median on Old Ridge Road may prove a traffic hazard. He asked the city to look into the matter and officials have agreed.
HOBART | A three-hour police manhunt ended shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the last of three suspects sought for questioning in a home burglary was captured, police said.
Work on the first phase of the New Chicago water improvement project is more than 50 percent complete, officials said. Workers this week were laying lines and hooking up service on streets just west of Town Hall.
The railroad crossing, at Marquette Street and Grand Boulevard, was unmarked and marred by overgrowth on Oct. 31, 1971 when a church bus heading south was hit by a 74-car freight train. The driver of the bus didn't stop and wasn't required to at the time of the accident, according to newspap…
The grave of Rebecca Tucker, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
The grave of Merralee Meler, 9, who was one of four victims of the Lake Station train/bus crash. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery.
The grave of Donna Marie Breckman, 13, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Fire destroyed the J & A Foods, 4325 E. 27th Ave.
A weekend fire destroyed J & A Foods, a landmark convenience store and restaurant located in the Little Mexico neighborhood for 30 years.
A weekend fire that swept through J & A Foods destroyed the landmark store in the Little Mexico neighborhood of Lake Station.
Debris litters the yard of Fred Janizek's New Chicago property.
Items fill a car and areas around a New Chicago house whose owner has been cited on a near-daily basis for the almost two years. Officials — and neighbors — say he has failed to clean up his house and yard in the 100 block of Arthur Street.
Hobart resident Lynn Stephens makes it a habit to take a rake and clean up seaweed and other vegetation that builds up near her boat dock on Lake George.
Work on the first phase of the Lake Station water improvement project is on target, resident project representative Don Grimstad said. Crews on Thursday were pushing to complete the new treatment plant in the 2800 block of Union Street.
The 200 block of South Virginia Street is closed while Rex Construction completes replacement of sewer pipes in the South Mundell area of Hobart. Residents said they've had flooding issues for more than 50 years.
Rex Construction workers are replacing sewer lines in the South Mundell area of Hobart, including Virginia, California and Delaware streets. Most of the work, which has included closing the streets to traffic, will be completed by early November, officials said.
This sign promoting the Hobart Family YMCA had prompted complaints from nearby residents, who told city officials they can't sleep at night because of the brightness and animation. The YMCA earlier this week made changes to the sign following a request by city officials.
A fisherman from Crown Point enjoys trying his luck at Lake George in Festival Park.
A Munster couple enjoys a relaxing day at Festival Park in Hobart.
Linda Papp, a local restaurant owner, purchased one of the 24 community garden plots. Papp is using the plot to grow fresh vegetables and herbs to be used in dishes and drinks at her restaurant on Main Street.
Newly engaged Marie Abegg, left, and her finance Jose Elizondo, show off the engagement ring he wore on his pinkie finger while running in the Boston Marathon on April 15.
Hobart Park Department employees have begun preparing the new community garden plots, which should be ready for planting by Mother's Day weekend.
Hobart Park Department employees work to prepare the city's new community garden plots located in Fred Rose Park.
Hobart Park Department employees begin preparation of the community garden plots.
City and school officials will confer today during the City Council Ordinance Committee meeting to discuss traffic issues along Lillian Street. Residents say safety is the big concern along the narow street.
The east end of Lillian Street, which is closed to general traffic, connects to the School City of Hobart's bus transportation center off of Ind. 130. The gates are opened during certain times of the day to allow school buses and other traffic to exit and enter onto Lillian Street.
HOBART | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey denies allegations by her estranged husband she has vandalized his apartment and car.
Hobart Firefighter/paramedic Skip Howard stands in the door of the department's new advanced life support engine.
Hobart firefighter/paramedic Skip Howard demonstrates the LifePack 15 inside the new advanced life support engine that will be housed at Fire Station No. 1. The machine prints out the vital signs of a person who is being assisted by personnel so a doctor can be provided information at the hospital.
Rick Zormier, left, is sworn in as new police chief on Friday by Mayor Brian Snedecor. Zormier's daughter, Rubie, center, was in attendance as was his son, Maverick, not shown.
Carmie Lewis, also known as Mama Mia, right, greets Barbara Bland, left, and Denise Christy, both of Hobart. The two women were among the hundreds on Thursday night who attended the 26th annual Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner held at St. Bridget Parish Center. The event is sponsored by the Hobart …
Rick Zormier, left, is sworn in as new police chief on Friday by Mayor Brian Snedecor. His daughter, Rubie, looks on.
Rick Zormer, left, is sworn in as new Hobart police chief on Friday by Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor. Zormier's son, Maverick, looks on.
Amanda Granzow, right, feeds her 1-year-old son, Ryan Granzow, spaghetti while Bill Granzow holds him. The Granzow family was among hundreds of diners who came to St. Bridget Parish Center on Thursday to take part in the 26th annual Mama Mia Spaghetti dinner. The fundraiser is sponsored by t…
Marge Hansen, mother of fallen firefighter Ted Hansen, speaks out at a recent Hobart City Council meeting.
Marge Hansen, mother of fallen firefighter Ted Hansen, speaks out in support of the Hobart EMS at a recent Hobart City Council meeting.
Hobart police Lt. David Grissom shows the bricks he earned while attending the FBI Police Academy earlier this year.
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