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About 50 Black Friday shoppers lined up early Thursday hoping to cash in at midnight on super low prices at the Highland Target store on a recent Black Friday
Philip Purevich talks turkey with the parade mascot prior to the 2011 McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade.
Chris PalombizioSchool: ChestertonGrade: JuniorHeight: 6-6Position: GuardNickname: BeezColleges recruiting me: Committed to Western MichiganMy favorite basketball player, why: JJ Redick because of his ability to shoot the ballMy favorite pro/college team: Bulls/GonzagaMy dream job: Euro Bask…
An egret flies over Roxanna Marsh in East Chicago while feeding last summer. The Grand Calumet River, once dubbed "the filthiest stream in the world," is improving, thanks to multi-agency partnerhips and dredging projects.
Porter County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Manteuffel checks Kouts police officer Dan Ball for live ammunition and weapons before he enters Wheeler High School to participate in active shooter training hosted by the Porter County Sheriff's Department.
Police officers from Porter County practice a hallway search for an armed assailant at Wheeler High School on Thursday as they participate in the Porter County Sheriff's Department's active shooter training at Wheeler High School
Jill RosenbaumSchool: South CentralGrade: SeniorPosition: FNickname: RoseyColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: IU Northwest, not committed yetMy favorite basketball player, why: Larry Bird, he's from Indiana and the coaches say I play offense like him.My favorite pro/college team: Bu…
NIPSCO's R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield is a coal-fired power plant. Thomas Easterly, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, said on Wednesday that pending federal regulations will all-but ban coal-fired power plants.
Hobart's Drey Devereaux has been a remarkable leader off the field for coach Ryan Turley. He has been a mentor for young boys in his community one high five after another.
The Art Theater in Hobart, Ind.
A dry-erase board on the refrigerator serves as a reminder of the children's allergies, denoted by their initials placed next to their allergy. Learning about food allergies, keeping a close eye on food labels and being careful of preventing cross-contamination can prevent mild to severe all…
Lake Central won a sectional title last season with a five-game win over Munster in the championship game. With Monday's IHSAA draw, the two teams learned that should they meet again in the postseason, it'll be in the semifinal round.
Portage High School senior Max Almedina, left checks out a diesel airbrakes exhbit with Justin Crawford, also a PHS student who was working at the Porter County Career Tech exhibit this month at Portage High School during the Portage Economic Development Corp's first National Manufacturing a…
Hoosier Bat Co.'s Dave Cook demonstrates how bats are sanded after being cut on a lathe at the Valparaiso bat manufacturer. A survey of Indiana manufacturers found they are now more likely to invest in facilities, equipment and employees.
Crown Point's Alyssa Kvarta has been pursued by colleges since she was a freshman. Now that she's in her junior season, she's narrowed her choices to two.
Crown Point's Alyssa Kvarta has narrowed her college choices to two -- Iowa State and East Tennessee State -- hoping to make the decision before the end of the month.
Munster's Rachel Jones works hard to balance school work and athletics for the Mustangs.
Munster junior Drew Hackett verbally committed to play basketball at UIC last week. The combo guard said with this weight off his shoulders he can relax and focus on Mustangs basketball alone the next two seasons.
West Side junior quarterback Ramone Atkins threw five touchdown passes at Hobart on Friday night.
VALPARAISO | Elena Williams uses an iPad to play a phonics game while Sam Dolson, 7, left and David Gonzalez, 7 watch in Laura Doran's first grade students at Central Elementary School as Central participated in Digital Learning Day in February, a national celebration of educators that shine…
Lake Central's Kiana Jongsma qualified for the state finals last season. On Monday, she carded a 75 at the DAC Invitational.
Former Lowell football coach Kirk Kennedy led the Red Devils to three state championship games, including winning the Class 4A state title in 2005. After a tough stop at Bloomington South, Kennedy is pumped for today's first practice at North Judson, where he is now head coach.
Horticulturalist Matt Brown led a gardening class in April in Valparaiso and gave examples of different soil types, testing, and how to create a good growing bed for vegetable gardens.
Marc Foss, left, and Nick Abbott, both 18 and of Hammond look at shoes last August at Plato's Closet store in Merrillville's Century Plaza. Merrillville has become a shopping mecca.
NIPSCO workers install a new line in the town of Porter in July. NIPSCO's parent company NiSource Inc. reported third quarter net income Thursday of $48.1 million, or 16 cents per share, as compared to third quarter 2012 net income of $19.3 million, or 6 cents per share.
Griffith's chewed-up football practice field, once referred to as "The Rock Pile" by former coach Les Thornton, will be part of an extensive athletic upgrade to facilities that includes Field Turf at the Boneyard.
Outgoing Gary city athletic director Earl Smith Jr. spent 56 years in the school system.
Lake Central High School student Sarah Jones last year practices sweating copper pipe in Scott Ciupak's construction technology class at the Hammond Area Career Center. The Indiana Youth Institute is encouraging local school counselors to help students learn about the building trades and oth…
The decision by Lake Central's Gelen Robinson to play football at Purdue is a big recruiting victory for new Boilermakers coach Darrell Hazell.
The Northwest Indiana Oilmen's Danny Pobereyko pitches as the Oilmen play the U.S. Military All-Stars in a recent game at Whiting's Oil City Stadium.
Teens pick up trash in Froebel Park last August as they participate in the Northwest Indiana Green Vision Project. Part of the One Region campaign, the Green Vision program allows nonviolent young offenders to spend one day a month helping improve their communities.
Boone Grove's Dean Hill led the basketball and baseball team to sectional titles this season, while quarterbacking the football team to its first win in a sectional game.
Job seekers attend the Times Media Co.'s sixth annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium at the Avalon Manor in June. Indiana's jobless rate stayed steady at 8.4 percent in July, while Northwest Indiana's unemployment rate declined.
The Horseshoe Casino is shown, at left, with the Chicago skyline in the background. Horseshoe General Manager Dan Nita said casinos are now beginning to analyze what effect the introduction of video gaming in thousands of Illinois bars may be having on casino revenues here.
Valparaiso's Bobby Jacobs tees off during the Lafayette Jeff Regional last spring. Jacobs is a top contender in the Northern Amateur this week at Sand Creek.
Sometimes mulch and a little elbow grease are the best, natural ways to keep gardens weed-free.
The baggage claim area stands empty in March at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Allegiant airlines plans to leave the airport after Aug. 10.
The baggage claim area stands empty in March at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. A fundamental question looming over the airport's drive for a public-private partnership is that it likely will have no regularly scheduled passenger service after this summer, an expert says. Allegiant a…
The CEO of Majestic Star casinos made it clear Monday he wants to do his part to help Gary prosper and that a land-based casino remains part of that plan.
New Chicago kicked off its water system improvement project in late February with a groundbreaking ceremony near the water tower on Cleveland Avenue. The first phase of the project represents a $6 million effort to upgrade the town's aged water distribution system. It includes the rehabilita…
Skyler Bobbitt, 5 of Crown Point sports a butterfly face painting she got from Brittany Writt of North Judson during the 34th Annual Popcorn Festival.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
An employment coordinator for Staff Source, left, speaks with a job seeker the Hobart Community Center during a Staff Source job fair earlier in the summer. The local economy has been adding jobs, but they have mostly been low-paying or part-time. Restaurants, hotels and retailers are curren…
Portage's Kaitlin Doud fields a grounder during a Class 4A Crown Point Sectional game against LaPorte. Doud has teamed with Haley Hodges to form a formidable batting duo for the Indians, who will play Saturday in the Class 4A Harrison (West Lafayette) Semistate.
Longshoremen in The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor help guide coils of steel as they are unloaded from a barge in the port. Continuing improvements in the economy and nonresidential construction should boost steel shipments, an industry analyst said.
Longshoremen in The Port of Indiana help guide coils of steel as they are unloaded from a barge in the port. The port is investing $1.7 million in its rail line and sanitary sewer system.
Hammond Academy's Cody Glass has made one trip to the Dominican Republic to play baseball and is planning for a second this summer.
Highland's Vany Madrigal is finishing off a remarkable career for the Trojans. The defending state champion in doubles will play college tennis at Wright State. Her academics are just as good as her tennis game, too.
Josh Fedorchak, 10 of Valparaiso competes in the 8-12 year-old division durng Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest at the Indiana Welcome Center last December. Contestants ate as many mashed potatoes as possible while staying as clean as possible without their hands touching the food. The con…
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