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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
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 Photos

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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
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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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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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
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
World War II vet was proud of service

World War II vet was proud of service

Born in western Pennsylvania, World War II veteran Henry A. Franz proudly served his country in the armed forces.

April 22, 2014 12:05 am
Whiting man was devoted husband

Whiting man was devoted husband

James “Junior" Plemons was born in Tennessee where he grew up in a large loving family, caregiver Cindy Franz said.

April 21, 2014 12:05 am
IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

CROWN POINT | The Student Nurses Association at Indiana University Northwest is hosting a 5K walk/run at 9:30 a.m. April 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting man was devoted husband

Whiting man was devoted husband

James “Junior" Plemons was born in Tennessee where he grew up in a large loving family, caregiver Cindy Franz said.

April 19, 2014 10:18 pm
Chicago sports enthusiast latest Chevy Blackhawks tickets winner

Chicago sports enthusiast latest Chevy Blackhawks tickets winner

Taylor Vansickle, of Westville, is the latest weekly winner of two club level tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game. Her name was drawn at Harbor Chevrolet Buick GMC in Michigan City.

April 19, 2014 9:04 am
WWII veteran treated all equally

WWII veteran treated all equally

Hard working World War II veteran Silas E. Jones was fair minded, treating all people equally regardless of their station in life, his daughter Bonita Smulski said.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
St. Patricks Parade Crown Point 2014

St. Patricks Parade Crown Point 2014

Mi Ranchito Restaurant wins St. Paddy's Day parade Best Lights and Best of Show for 2014.

April 14, 2014 12:38 pm
Self-made man turned hobby into business

Self-made man turned hobby into business

Michael J. "Mike" Moricz was an independent, self-made man who turned a hobby he loved into a profitable business, his daughter-in-law Betsy Moricz said.

April 14, 2014 12:05 am
Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales, sports and checkers are among the themes of 70 chairs designed by local adults and students for the fifth annual Chairish the Children art project on display through April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 13, 2014 11:56 pm Photos

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County Pipes and Drums headline National Police Week observance

County Pipes and Drums headline National Police Week observance

CROWN POINT | The Pipes and Drums of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be the lead band during the May National Police Week services in Washington, D.C.

April 12, 2014 7:06 pm
Marine vet instilled family values

Marine vet instilled family values

Robert J. Brock was "a hardworking ethical man, a good dad and an honest person,” his son Joseph Brock said.

April 10, 2014 12:05 am
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