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The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority funds helped pay for The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

Ray Dorulla served as a radio man and driver for Col. Taylor in the Korean War.

February 01, 2014 12:43 pm
'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

Ray Dorulla shows a photo of a younger version of himself outside his bunker during the Korean War.

February 01, 2014 12:43 pm
'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

'I was always scared,' Korean war vet recalls

Ray Dorulla, of Valparaiso, shows a photo of himself as a young U.S. Army corporal in the Korean War.

February 01, 2014 12:41 pm
Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

Workers put up plywood at the North Calumet Avenue location of Fagen Pharmacy in Valparaiso. The store was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

January 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Ed Mech

Ed Mech

Ed Mech, 85, of DeMotte, shows a drawing of himself as a soldier during the Korean War. A Korean man in Seoul drew the portrait.

January 03, 2014 5:32 pm
Marine survived close calls, even before reaching Korea

Marine survived close calls, even before reaching Korea

George Rosenbaum, 83, of Wanatah, shows a photo of himself as a young Marine in the Korean War.

December 29, 2013 11:08 pm
Michigan City Generating Station

Michigan City Generating Station

NIPSCO's coal-fired Michigan City Generating Station stands near the Washington Park marina on the Lake Michigan shoreline. NiSource net income for 2013 rose to $532.1 million as compared to $416.1 million in 2012, a 28 percent increase, according to the company. 

November 22, 2013 10:43 am
Snow in Wanatah

Snow in Wanatah

The first significant snowfall of the season, on Nov. 12, 2013, resulted in the cancellation of school in Wanatah and LaCrosse.

November 12, 2013 12:13 pm
Snow in Valparaiso

Snow in Valparaiso

A dashboard souvenir from Hawaii offers contrast to the first accumulating snow in Valparaiso this winter.

November 12, 2013 12:11 pm
Snow in Wanatah

Snow in Wanatah

The first significant snowfall of the season, on Nov. 12, 2013, resulted in the cancellation of school in Wanatah and LaCrosse.

November 12, 2013 12:09 pm
Snow in Wanatah

Snow in Wanatah

The first significant snowfall of the season, on Nov. 12, 2013, resulted in the cancellation of school in Wanatah and LaCrosse.

November 12, 2013 12:06 pm
Snow in Wanatah

Snow in Wanatah

The first significant snowfall of the season, on Nov. 12, 2013, resulted in the cancellation of school in Wanatah and LaCrosse.

November 12, 2013 12:07 pm
DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

DOUG ROSS: What happened to an idea run up the flagpole

Bill Wellman, standing in the background looking at the statue of Flick licking the flagpole, deserves credit for the statue. Also shown are Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, and actor Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the classic mo…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Northwest Indiana Regional Development funds helped pay for The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond. "Secure funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

The view west from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's Dune Park station. "Support expansion of the South Shore commuter rail lines" ranked fourth on the One Region list of priorities, with 10 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Letters from Korea with love

Letters from Korea with love

Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, fell in love with his future wife by corresponding with her while he was serving in the Korean War. Foresta first met Phyllis Capalby the day he returned home from Korea and married her two weeks later. Forenza still carries in his wallet the photo she sent to …

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows photos of himself from Korea in 1952, left, and later at Camp Polk, La. Foresta is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

Carmen Foresta, 87, of Dolton, shows the U.S. Army jacket he wore during the Korean War. Foresta, who served in the 3rd Infantry Division during that war, is also a veteran of World War II.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: WIth our freedom comes responsibility

EDITORIAL: WIth our freedom comes responsibility

Fly the U.S. flag proudly today, on the Fourth of July, but remember that citizenship brings responsibilities as well as rights.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

The newly refurbished Marquette Park Pavilion is a sign of progress in Gary.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

Gary's renovated Marquette Park is a symbol of new life for the city.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Power lines

Power lines

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is predicting a 32 percent increase in electricity rates in the next decade, while electricity use will increase just 0.74 percent per year.

June 28, 2013 4:27 pm
Tom Stefaniak

Tom Stefaniak

Tom Stefaniak is preparing for his new role as Lake Juvenile Court judge.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Porter Public Library System, based in Valparaiso, has more than enough cash to build a new branch in Porter Township but construction is waiting for enough money to become available to pay for operating costs once the new branch is built.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Porter County Public Library System, based in Valparaiso, has more than enough cash to build a new branch in Porter Township but construction is waiting for enough money to become available to pay for operating costs once the new branch is built.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am
Ivy Tech plants tree for 50th anniversary

Ivy Tech plants tree for 50th anniversary

Dignitaries stand in front of Ivy Tech Community College's Michigan City campus by a newly planted "tree of knowledge" in celebration of Ivy Tech's 50th anniversary earlier this spring. The college is now looking at ways to cut costs.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am
New Chicago building on its proud past

New Chicago building on its proud past

New Chicago residents take pride in the River Forest High School teams, as this welcome sign indicates.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
New Chicago building on its proud past

New Chicago building on its proud past

New Chicago Town Hall, which was once a one-room schoolhouse, doubles as a police station.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Ivy Tech plants tree for 50th anniversary

Ivy Tech plants tree for 50th anniversary

Rick Soria, vice chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College's Michigan City campus, speaks at a tree planting ceremony while Mayor Ron Meer and Ivy Tech graduate Hazel Thomas of Michigan City listen. Thomas was one of the first nursing students to enroll when Ivy Tech began offering classes in…

April 26, 2013 5:45 pm
Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The Dunes Kankakee Trail runs north-south along Ind. 49 from Indiana Dunes State Park to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's bridge at the Dune Park station on U.S. 12.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
Porter uniting regional trail system

Porter uniting regional trail system

The Calumet Trail runs parallel to the South Shore Railroad tracks. This section in Porter will be more easily accessed when the Dunes Kankakee Trail is completed.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy create strong winds and high waves in October at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Park. The park is a popular spot for photographers.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

The suspension bridge at Drazier Park in Kouts connects the park to the ballfields on the other side of the creek.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

The playground at Drazier Park in Kouts awaits warmer weather and children enjoying the small town's park.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Thomas S. Drazier Memorial Park in Kouts is named for a Kouts soldier who died in the Vietnam War. The town is considering whether to add another park.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

The Kouts water tower stands tall over the downtown. Kouts officials are planning a new town well at a separate site.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

Kouts plans to enhance its small-town charm

The Kouts Economic Development Commission's facade improvement program is intended to revive older buildings downtown while preserving their historical flair.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Job growth, Fitness Fridays, teamwork make LaPorte great

Job growth, Fitness Fridays, teamwork make LaPorte great

LaPorte's downtown architecture is a study in contrasts, including the original sandstone courthouse and the modern county government building just north of it. A highway ramp further adds contrast to the downtown. LaPorte's downtown joined the Indiana Main Street program last week.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

New streetlights, designed to show an 1880s streetscape, were part of Hebron's Main Street infrastructure improvements.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

The Scout Cabin at Alyea Park in Hebron is surrounded by other park amenities -- new playground equipment, picnic shelter, gazebo, skateboard area and basketball courts.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

The Depot Railroad is one of Hebron's two historical museums. The other is the Stagecoach Inn.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

New streetlights, designed to show an 1880s streetscape, were part of Hebron's Main Street infrastructure improvements.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron High School opened in fall 2005.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron continues to make improvements

Hebron's Clock Tower Plaza adds to the 1880s look on downtown Main Street.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
William Foy

William Foy

William Foy is pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Valparaiso.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
Thoughts on life from the branch office

Thoughts on life from the branch office

Srong storms like this one Tuesday morning knock down branches and rearrange existing fallen limbs, creating a metaphor for life.

July 24, 2012 10:25 am
Competition stiff for bike train funding

Competition stiff for bike train funding

The renovation of the former historic train depot in downtown LaPorte into Central Station Plaza, which currently houses the the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce and the Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corp., was funded by transportation enhancement money.

May 20, 2012 11:22 pm
Competition stiff for bike trail funding

Competition stiff for bike trail funding

The renovation of the former historic train depot in downtown LaPorte into Central Station Plaza, which currently houses the the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce and the Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corp., was funded by transportation enhancement money.

May 20, 2012 11:22 pm
WPA marker at Michigan City's Washington Park

WPA marker at Michigan City's Washington Park

Along the beach at Michigan City's Washington Park is a small cornerstone in the wall, beside the walkway, that reminds visitors of how the park was developed.

October 04, 2011 12:00 am
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