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Pearl Harbor survivor enlisted at age 15

Pearl Harbor survivor enlisted at age 15

World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Raymond Crane was stationed on the battleship USS Maryland during the attack.

July 22, 2014 10:55 pm

Woman loved her family

A loving mother and grandmother, Traute Navikas was a kind-hearted woman who always put others first.

July 19, 2014 11:21 pm
Retired Hammond FD Battalion Chief gave selflessly

Retired Hammond FD Battalion Chief gave selflessly

Chester F. Czubala selflessly gave of himself both physically and through all his knowledge of plumbing, construction and electricity, his daughter Sandra Bigbie said.

July 18, 2014 11:56 pm
Crown Point restaurant raises $3,710 for CP’s St. Jude House

Crown Point restaurant raises $3,710 for CP’s St. Jude House

CROWN POINT | A charity motorcycle run, sponsored by Safe House Bar & Grill July 13 had 112 registered participants raising $3,710 for St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center & Shelter.

July 18, 2014 5:23 pm
Hammond teacher loved helping others

Hammond teacher loved helping others

Beverly Ann Kotyuk, also known as “Miss Beverly,” loved to help people especially through teaching children, her daughter Kristine Woodke said.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Female sheriff’s commander forged her way in a man’s world, mentoring other woman and youth

Female sheriff’s commander forged her way in a man’s world, mentoring other woman and youth

Lake County Sheriff’s Commander Sharon Bennett’s law enforcement career has spanned 37 years. During that time she has accomplished much: establishing a departmental unit to aid victims of crime; mentoring many area youth; and being an advocate for female colleagues in a male-dominated profession.

July 15, 2014 5:43 pm Photos

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Gary police officer had heart of gold

Gary police officer had heart of gold

Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield had a heart of gold, his fiancée Denise Sheaks-Cather said.

July 15, 2014 5:06 pm
Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

A recent study by NerdWallet places St. John, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Crown Point and Munster in Indiana's top 20 desirable places for homeowners.

July 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday July 13 to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Munster man enjoyed volunteering

Munster man enjoyed volunteering

Anthony E. Saklaczynski enjoyed his volunteer work at Munster’s Hartsfield Village retirement community while assisting with mass and visiting many people, his wife Gloria Saklaczynski said.

July 04, 2014 10:51 pm

Former nanny charged in molestation case

LOWELL | A former nanny has been charged with confinement and false informing in connection with the handcuffing and molesting of a 13-year-old Lowell girl, police said.

July 03, 2014 7:01 pm
Crown Point woman volunteered for city events

Crown Point woman volunteered for city events

Whether working at the Thursday night car cruise, serving dessert at the St. Patrick’s corned beef dinner or judging the Fourth of July parade, Linda Harmon was a tireless volunteer for Crown Point, even while fighting a courageous 18-year battle against cancer.

July 02, 2014 10:31 pm

Crown Point racing to keep up with emerald ash borer

CROWN POINT | The emerald ash borer insect has killed more than one hundred ash trees in Crown Point to date, city officials said last week.

June 28, 2014 11:12 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: HGS Music, Highland and Crown Point

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: HGS Music, Highland and Crown Point

HGS Music owner Dennis Bowman believes that music is a powerful influence in everyone’s life.

June 28, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Deacon Arredondo was devoted family man

Deacon Arredondo was devoted family man

Deacon Miguel “Mike” Arredondo was a devoted family man and public servant, his wife, Leticia Arredondo said.

June 25, 2014 10:36 pm

Two men charged with molesting 13-year-old Lowell girl

LOWELL | Two 19-year-old men are charged with handcuffing and molesting a 13-year-old Lowell girl.

June 24, 2014 5:02 pm
NISO At the Movies

NISO At the Movies

NWI Symphony free summer outdoor concert revisits the magic of the movies.

June 23, 2014 6:32 pm
NWI Symphonies goes to the movies

NWI Symphonies goes to the movies

CROWN POINT | It was close to a sell-out crowd at both of the Northwest Indiana Symphony’s Symphony Goes to the Movies.

June 23, 2014 6:23 pm
C.P. Fire Department

C.P. Fire Department

(From left to right) Firefighter Scott Abraham, Paramedic/Firefighter and canine handler Ryan Cusack with Jake, Donna Pace, Daniel Pace, Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Abraham. Re/Max Pace presented the C.P. Fire Department with three sets of pet oxygen masks at the recent firehouse pancake breakfast.

June 18, 2014 3:16 pm
Re/Max Pace donates pet oxygen masks to C.P. Fire Department

Re/Max Pace donates pet oxygen masks to C.P. Fire Department

CROWN POINT | During Saturday’s pancake breakfast at the Crown Point Fire Department, Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to help save local animals’ lives during a fire.

June 18, 2014 3:11 pm
Retired Christian bookstore owner was passionate about sharing his faith

Retired Christian bookstore owner was passionate about sharing his faith

HIGHLAND | Retired Christian bookstore owner Roy Kolas, 92, of Munster, died Saturday.

June 17, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Breaking ground in a male-dominated career

Breaking ground in a male-dominated career

For more than a decade, Barbara Biernat, owner of Barbara B Builder LLC, has broken ground in the male-dominated construction industry.

June 16, 2014 3:07 pm Photos

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Families at Culver's had a surprise treat on Father's Day

Families at Culver's had a surprise treat on Father's Day

SCHERERVILLE | Families visiting Culver's in Schererville Sunday received an unexpected treat.

June 16, 2014 2:18 pm Photos

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Building business one Lego brick at a time

Building business one Lego brick at a time

Much to the delight of local Lego-loving children, a new program focusing on building with the popular blocks began in Northwest Indiana this spring.

June 14, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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C.P. woman loved being outdoors

C.P. woman loved being outdoors

Pearl Ruth “Annie” Kregel loved being outdoors.

June 14, 2014 12:00 am
Merrillville woman was willing to help all

Merrillville woman was willing to help all

Rose McGaha never met a stranger, her daughter Ola Jones said.

June 14, 2014 12:00 am
World War II vet was passionate about family and country

World War II vet was passionate about family and country

World War II veteran George W. Rubick was passionate about his family and his country.

June 13, 2014 11:01 pm
World War II vet was passionate about family and country

World War II vet was passionate about family and country

World War II veteran George W. Rubick was passionate about his family and his country.

June 13, 2014 11:01 pm
“Chairish the Children” project raises $2,100 for child abuse prevention awareness

“Chairish the Children” project raises $2,100 for child abuse prevention awareness

HAMMOND | The fifth annual “Chairish the Children” project raised $2,100 for child abuse prevention awareness as project organizers announced the winners.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Lowell woman had positive attitude

Lowell woman had positive attitude

Edith Sautter, 107, was honest, had a positive attitude and strong faith.

June 07, 2014 10:01 pm
Crown Point girl appears in Meijer commercial

Crown Point girl appears in Meijer commercial

CROWN POINT | When Clarafay Ray’s parents named her after a character in one of her dad’s favorite western movies, they had no way of knowing that at age 2 the Crown Point girl’s first claim to fame would involve riding a horse.

June 07, 2014 1:30 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Safe House Bar & Grill, Crown Point

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Safe House Bar & Grill, Crown Point

Safe House Bar & Grill owner Pete Dragojevic is proud of his new establishment, its clean smoke-free atmosphere, its contemporary look and its “amazing” food, drinks and service.

May 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Retired CP Realtor combines his passion for art and aviation into second career

Retired CP Realtor combines his passion for art and aviation into second career

Al Horvat’s passion for both art and aviation developed at an early age. Despite two strokes which resulted in medical issues, the 85-year-old retired Realtor has combined his talent and passion into a post-retirement career as a successful award-winning artist. And doing what he loves has h…

May 20, 2014 5:14 pm Photos

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PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Marci Crozier

PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Marci Crozier

Best known as a contestant and part of a mother/daughter team on NBC’s The Biggest Loser Season 11," Marci Crozier’s expertise in the fitness and weight loss industry began many years prior her appearance on the show.

May 13, 2014 5:05 pm Photos

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PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Kathy DeGuilio-Fox

PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Kathy DeGuilio-Fox

As director of the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, Kathy DeGuilio-Fox’s main priority is helping entrepreneurs take their dreams from an idea to a successful startup business.

May 13, 2014 2:18 pm Photos

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PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Richard Christakes

PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Richard Christakes

Alsip Home & Nursery co-owner and CEO Richard Christakes loves his job and everything about the successful family business.

May 13, 2014 10:04 am Photos

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PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: John Cain

PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: John Cain

Whether he is introducing a Northwest Indiana Symphony concert or performing his annual holiday reading before a local audience, South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Executive Director John Cain is doing what he loves most – sharing his passion for the arts.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Moms Unplug: Busy female executives make wellness a life priority

Moms Unplug: Busy female executives make wellness a life priority

Whether an executive, Realtor/trainer, or business owner, these busy women who all work 40 plus hour weeks, have learned to manage their time making a healthy lifestyle a top priority.

May 11, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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C.P. business owner was honest and hard-working

C.P. business owner was honest and hard-working

Longtime Crown Point business owner Larry Rubarts believed in honesty, hard work and treating his customers fairly, said his wife, Nancy Rubarts.

May 04, 2014 11:28 pm

Build or buy: There is no right answer

With both new construction and existing sales on the rise across the country, the question for many potential homeowners has become whether to build new or buy an existing home. Realtors say there are benefits to both and the choice really depends on the individual’s needs.

May 04, 2014 1:00 am

More than just showing homes

Today’s Realtor does more than show and list homes.

May 04, 2014 1:00 am
Toyota of Merrillville receives prestigious President’s Award

Toyota of Merrillville receives prestigious President’s Award

MERRILLVILLE – Toyota of Merrillville has received its third prestigious President’s Award.

May 02, 2014 11:38 am Photos

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Winner gives Blackhawks tickets to cousin

Winner gives Blackhawks tickets to cousin

Kevin Janiak, of Lowell, is the latest winner of two club level tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game. Janiak’s name was drawn at Smith Chevy of Lowell, 700 W. Commercial Ave.

May 01, 2014 11:53 am
Law Enforcement Council selects Officer of the Year

Law Enforcement Council selects Officer of the Year

HOBART | Crown Point pastor Alan Phillips called Friday’s 13th annual Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Awards banquet the “academy awards for law enforcement.”

April 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chevy Blackhawks tickets winner treats relatives to game

Chevy Blackhawks tickets winner treats relatives to game

Hubert Cross, of DeMotte, is the latest weekly winner of two club level tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game. His name was drawn at Wiers Chevrolet-GMC-Cadillac, 416 Halleck in DeMotte.

April 25, 2014 9:04 am
Former Whiting mother of 15 put family first

Former Whiting mother of 15 put family first

Amelia Elias Valencia, who had 15 children, was devoted to her family, said her daughter, Sara Mendoza.

April 24, 2014 11:26 pm
Hobart car dealership owner was beloved by community

Hobart car dealership owner was beloved by community

HOBART | The world lost a monument of a man Monday with the death of Isakson Motors owner Rob Isakson, NWI Auto Trade Association Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Burke said.

April 23, 2014 3:24 pm
Whiting woman was devout Christian

Whiting woman was devout Christian

Born and raised in Tennessee, that is where Pauline Plemons met and married her husband James “Junior” Plemons in 1949.

April 22, 2014 1:57 pm
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