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Builders, homeowners cite advantages of new construction

Chris Kovacik hoped to celebrate Christmas in his newly-built home in Winfield, Ind. Stonegate subdivision.

April 15, 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
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Copper Still, St. John

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Copper Still, St. John

Respiratory Therapist Chris Binelli and her husband, Chuck, a businessman, love to entertain and cook.

April 07, 2014 11:01 am Photos

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New Chevy customer wins Blackhawks tickets

New Chevy customer wins Blackhawks tickets

BLACKHAWKS TEAM CHEVY

April 04, 2014 7:40 pm

IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

GARY | The Student Nurses Association at Indiana University Northwest is hosting a 5k walk/run at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

April 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

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

April 02, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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Valparaiso man was kind and gentle

Valparaiso man was kind and gentle

Robert “Bob” Michael was a kind man, his daughter Amy Michael said.

March 29, 2014 11:32 pm
Gary educator devoted to God, family and students

Gary educator devoted to God, family and students

Longtime Gary Public School educator and guidance counselor Mother Marilyn Ashe Hairston was passionate about her family, God, and her job.

March 27, 2014 12:13 am
Crown Point man was consummate gentleman

Crown Point man was consummate gentleman

Donald Pierce was the consummate gentleman, his son Ron Pierce said.

March 25, 2014 10:52 pm
Gary teacher encouraged individuality

Gary teacher encouraged individuality

George Will Ezell Jr. encouraged individuality, acceptance of others and a love of music in his children, his daughter Andreana Gonzalez said.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Drug bust nets five near Lowell school

LOWELL | Five people including a pregnant woman were charged Friday after Lowell police found 66.19 grams of marijuana and cash in an apartment near Three Creeks Elementary School.

March 22, 2014 9:49 pm
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday at St. Mary’s

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday at St. Mary’s

CROWN POINT | The Knights of Columbus Cardinal Stritch Council 4620 will hold its annual Lenten Fish Fry at St. Mary’s Hammes Hall, 405 E. Joliet St. tonight.

March 21, 2014 12:19 pm
Crown Point Woman was talkative storyteller

Crown Point Woman was talkative storyteller

Mable Swisher always kept a conversation going.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Schererville girls go bald to raise money for cancer research

Schererville girls go bald to raise money for cancer research

SCHERERVILLE | Two Schererville sisters are shedding their long locks today, St. Patrick’s Day, “to stick up for kids who can’t fight for themselves.”

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
Builders, homeowners cite advantages of new construction

Builders, homeowners cite advantages of new construction

Chris Kovacik hoped to celebrate Christmas in his newly-built home in Winfield’s Stonegate subdivision.

March 16, 2014 10:28 am Photos

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Crown Point Community Foundation helps fill community needs

Crown Point Community Foundation helps fill community needs

CROWN POINT | What does a nonprofit organization which is on a limited budget do when a pipe bursts on a Friday afternoon flooding a large portion of its facility?

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point, S'ville, St. John, Valpo popular among homebuyers

Crown Point, S'ville, St. John, Valpo popular among homebuyers

The Realtor mantra is “location, location, location.”

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning prides itself on quality and service

Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning prides itself on quality and service

For 27 years family owned and operated Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning has taken great pride in providing quality workmanship and superior service with professional, dependable and knowledgeable technicians for your complete heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality products an…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
St. Patrick’s Day logo contest winners are VIPs

St. Patrick’s Day logo contest winners are VIPs

CROWN POINT | The winners of the City of Crown Point's annual St. Patrick’s Day Logo Contest will be distinguished guests at Monday's parade. First-place artist Tyler Kuss, 10, will be the Junior Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and ride on Molley the Trolley with family and fri…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Red Emerald Concierge Service

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Red Emerald Concierge Service

No time in your overbooked schedule to stand in line, shop for gifts or plan parties? Do you wish you had a personal assistant to help eliminate stress and simplify your life?

March 15, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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CP names St. Patrick’s Day logo contest winners

CP names St. Patrick’s Day logo contest winners

CROWN POINT | The winners of the annual Crown Point St. Patrick’s Day logo contest were announced at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

March 14, 2014 3:32 pm
CP volunteer always helped others

CP volunteer always helped others

Whether bringing communion to nursing home residents, taking care of sick family and friends, or volunteering countless hours in the community, Josephine "Jo" Schweitzer was always helping others.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Hard work, good family help Crown Point woman mark 107 years

Hard work, good family help Crown Point woman mark 107 years

CROWN POINT | Edith Sautter says her secret to a long life is hard work.

March 12, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Lowell teacher was excellent storyteller

Lowell teacher was excellent storyteller

David L. Welch was an intelligent man who was interested in everything, said Linda Kish, his loving companion of 28 years.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
Merrillville woman was compassionate and caring

Merrillville woman was compassionate and caring

Margaret L. "Maggie" Hamang was the most compassionate and caring person her husband ever knew.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police officers are helping make his seventh birthday a little brighter for a Rhode Island boy battling cancer.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

Crown Point cops help brighten birthday for boy battling cancer

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police officers are helping make a seventh birthday a little brighter for a Rhode Island boy battling cancer.

March 05, 2014 2:46 pm Photos

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Lowell man was patient, kind

Lowell man was patient, kind

Rudolph M. Grasha Sr. was a mild-mannered man who was patient, kind and understanding, said Katherine Grasha, his wife of 67 years.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am
Outgoing Schererville woman thrived on personal interaction

Outgoing Schererville woman thrived on personal interaction

June Franklin-Hawk was a community-minded philanthropist. Outgoing, she thrived on interacting with people, her husband Jerry Franklin said.

February 28, 2014 5:09 pm
Crown Point cheerleaders earn national championship

Crown Point cheerleaders earn national championship

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School varsity cheerleaders this weekend won the National Cheerleaders Association Open Nationals in Louisville Kentucky.

February 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Faith was important to Munster man

Faith was important to Munster man

A devout Catholic, Joseph M. Cwiok ushered at noon Mass on Sundays at St. Thomas More Church.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Police seeking tips following burglaries at 4 Lowell homes

LOWELL | Lowell police are investigating four residential burglaries that occurred between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am
Fire chief was role model, mentor

Fire chief was role model, mentor

Munster Munster Fire Chief James Joseph Knesek Sr. was his son’s best friend, mentor and role model.

February 23, 2014 11:45 pm
Crown Point named a top spot for job seekers in Indiana

Crown Point named a top spot for job seekers in Indiana

CROWN POINT | Crown Point has been named a top spot for job seekers in Indiana as a result of a study conducted by NerdWallet.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Ex-fire chief dedicated to St. John

Ex-fire chief dedicated to St. John

Former St. John Fire Chief Nicholas F. Thiery Jr. was driven by a deep desire for his family to succeed and for the residents of his community to be safe and secure.

February 16, 2014 12:10 am
Auto service centers see weather-related upswing in business

Auto service centers see weather-related upswing in business

Local automotive repair service centers report an increase in business due to pothole ravaged roads and frigid weather-related issues.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Crown point man was dependable

Crown point man was dependable

James G. Ricard was dependable, romantic and funny, his wife Peggy Ricard said.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Truck with snowplow stolen from Lowell parking lot

LOWELL | A pickup truck with an attached snowplow was reported stolen Saturday night from a local business parking lot.

February 11, 2014 9:00 pm
M'ville man loved to fix things

M'ville man loved to fix things

Joe Rivera Jr. loved to fix and rebuild almost anything, from restoring classic cars to renovating his homes.

February 11, 2014 12:05 am
C.P. man put family first

C.P. man put family first

Harold A. Hoffman was passionate about his family.

February 07, 2014 12:05 am
Former Cal City bandleader well-loved

Former Cal City bandleader well-loved

James Cecil Barton had a charming friendly personality and was well-loved.

February 04, 2014 12:05 am

Crossroads Chamber consolidating offices, moving to new location

MERRILLVILLE | The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is consolidating offices and will move to a new location this spring.

February 03, 2014 11:45 am
Single mother always had time for kids

Single mother always had time for kids

Esperanza “Perita” Ojeda was a hard-working single mother who always made time for her children.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am
Fun-loving man had kind heart

Fun-loving man had kind heart

Phillip “Shadow” J. Banaszak was a fun-loving, kindhearted man.

January 29, 2014 12:05 am
Winfield woman loved simple things, life

Winfield woman loved simple things, life

Fern J. Brossard was a wonderful woman who lived a rich, long life filled with challenges, love and adventures.

January 27, 2014 12:05 am
Griffith family honors son’s memory with cancer research benefit

Griffith family honors son’s memory with cancer research benefit

GRIFFITH | Stephanie Nagy Shelbourne misses her 3-year-old son Adler every day.

January 25, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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