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Information session for returning adults Aug. 12 at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting a New Directions information session for returning adult students from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 12, in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, at 202 S. Halsted St.

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Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

LANSING | The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through…

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Concert, film series continues Aug. 1

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton, with Cynthia Shelhart’s Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Harp Music.

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Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

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Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scripts for the younger students.

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Critique night planned

Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he will be able to ad…

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Children's art classes offered

CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St.

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Texting while driving simulator a real killer

Texting while driving simulator a real killer

Tarenger Costello, of Chesterton, tries the AWARE-TXT Simulator at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso  in November. 

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Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffith for fishing, relaxing and a picnic lunch. Some of the 500 Izaak Walton chapter members came out to help at the outing, which was arranged by Bobby …

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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…

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Pet adoption fees waived Saturday for Scouts and troop leaders

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for families with children in Scout troops and Scout troop leaders as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 421 45th St.

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Hammond delegates attend Hoosier Girls State

EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.

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Open house will showcase how partnerships help Campagna grow

Campagna Academy will celebrate next month with our partners, Planting Possibilities Inc. and The Legacy Foundation, as we open our doors to our community, neighbors, partners, friends and family to showcase the work of Campagna Academy’s youth and partners from Planting Possibilities.

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Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.

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Artists needed for show

CHESTERTON | During the month of August, the Chesterton Art Center will be preparing for ArtComp, a juried exhibition of local artists.

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Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

VALPARAISO | Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt won a ride in the Kiwanis Hot Air BalloonFest.

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Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Most early Kankakee River settlers trapped, hunted, farmed and logged. All of these activities required a means to get their product to market. The river met most of those needs. The problem was that the Kankakee was a rather slow and cantankerous waterway. Steamboats solved this predicament.

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Members from 44 churches to gather in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Christian Methodist Episcopal members from Indiana and Michigan will gather at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sunday through Aug. 1 for the Michigan-Indiana Region Leadership Training School & Annual Conference.

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Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

The Cats of St Francis Rescue evolved out of the rescue of 60 cats from a hoarding situation in Merrillville in late 2012.

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New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

The Indiana State Department of Health has notified Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a local abortion doctor, he cannot perform abortions at a Gary clinic, because he failed to submit documentation proving hospital admitting privileges, which is required by a new state law.

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Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

Event commemorates life of fallen Marine

LANSING | On July 10, Philip Martini should have been celebrating his 33rd birthday, but his life was cut short by sniper fire while he served in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Cal City cop given state award for heroism

A Calumet City police officer who saved a 6-month-old baby from a burning home will be honored at the bi-annual Illinois Fraternal Order of Police convention Friday in Springfield.

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Man believed in helping others succeed

Man believed in helping others succeed

Max Cohen had a kind, compassionate heart and believed in dedicating his life to serving other people, said his daughter, Melissa Cohen.

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Highland declares two pit bulls a danger, orders euthanization

HIGHLAND | About 100 Meadows residents jammed Town Hall on Thursday night as the Police Commission declared two pit bulls to be dangerous and ordered that they be euthanized.

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'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.

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Police: Phone app helped locate C.P. burglary suspect

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point woman was arrested on a burglary charge after an app on her neighbor's phone indicated the neighbor's missing iPad was in the woman's home, police said.

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Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Washington Township firefighter Kaleb Ludington knocks down a simulated fire Thursday during the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

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Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Washington Township firefighter Eric Zak drags a rescue mannequin to safety during the Firefighter Challenge competition.

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Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Boone Grove firefighters demonstrate an auto extrication Thursday at the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

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Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

Firefighter competition at the Porter County Fairgrounds

A Medflight helicopter lands for a rescue demonstration Thursday at the Firefighter Challenge at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

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Cook County sheriff's police looking for DUI, seat belt violations

Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.

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E.C. police investigating suspects in fatal shooting

EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.

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Board considers renaming school after Michael Jackson

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.

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C.P.'s Grubnich tied for Northern Amateur lead

C.P.'s Grubnich tied for Northern Amateur lead

CHESTERTON | Nick Grubnich looked like he was going to run away with the Northern Amateur at Sand Creek Country Club on Thursday before a tough stretch on the back nine brought him back to reality.

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D.J. Weltmeyer carrying on the family racing tradition

D.J. Weltmeyer carrying on the family racing tradition

David James “D.J.” Weltmeyer was itching to get behind the wheel of his new Chevy Late Model stock car this season.

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Gary to pave 55 streets in wake of 'rough' winter

GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.

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Parking lot melee breaks out after Garza hearing

CROWN POINT | A melee in the parking lot outside Lake Criminal Court followed an omnibus hearing Thursday for Hammond resident David Garza, who faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated in a fatal traffic crash in Hammond in November.

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Judge cuts $200K bond in half for Gary man

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez reduced by half Thursday the $200,000 bond for a Gary man being held in Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges for attempted armed robbery, but the defendant will remain in custody.

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Valpo area man falls victim to phone, computer scam

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had trouble with his operating system.

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There's no tying in softball

There's no tying in softball

Jessica Stickler of the Crete Crush 12-and-under softball team swings to drive a two-run single up the middle to tie the score in the seventh inning against the Indiana Lazers. The Crush eventually won in the international tiebreaker eighth inning, but were later eliminated from the NSA "B" …

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Sandra Mullins

Sandra Mullins

Sandra Mullins, of LaPorte, is battling pyoderma gangrenosum, a rare flesh-eating disease.

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Highland stopped in Little League state final

Highland stopped in Little League state final

After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little League State Championships, falling to New Albany, 2-0, Wednesday at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex in Plainfield.

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JIM PETERS: Little League baseball still holding its own

When travel baseball began to proliferate in the region several years, it appeared to be a death knell to Little League.

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LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LAPORTE | Sandra Mullins is keeping her head up despite a battle with breast cancer and now a rare flesh-eating disease.

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Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.

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One airlifted from Portage accident

PORTAGE | A man was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital Thursday afternoon after receiving head injuries in a two-car crash at County Line Road and Lincoln Street.

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NWI Communities wants you to share your "Summer Magic" in our photo contest

NWI Communities wants you to share your "Summer Magic" in our photo contest

Summer is finally upon us and will be gone before we know it!

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Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

Allie Westerfield speaks during a press conference held by Lake Sheriff John Buncich on Thursday discussing the charges against Carl Le'Ellis Blount.

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Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

Lake Sheriff John Buncich holds a press conference Thursday discussing the charges against Carl Le'Ellis Blount.

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