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The Donald C. tug boat broke through ice in the Port of Indiana in January. Earlier this year, U.S. Steel had to curtail steelmaking operations at Gary Works because the ice conditions on the Great Lakes were so bad ships were not able to deliver iron ore. U.S. Steel said the weather's impac…
Michigan City's East Pier Lighthouse, a 110-year-old steel and concrete structure, is one of the few on the Great Lakes still in possession of its original ironwork raised walkway.
Photographs and artifacts fill the John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center, home to the South Shore Convention and Visitors Center, in Hammond. The SSCVA Board of Directors on Thursday approved an eight-year contract to move the museum to the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown P…
The John Dillinger Museum's most valuable relic is the original wooden colt pistol said to have been carved from wood by Dillinger and used to make his escape from the Crown Point jail on March 3, 1934.
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes
Bob Golding, of Munster bids on a propterty during the 2009 tax sale at the Lake County Government Center. Since then, tax-delinquent properties have been sold online.
According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, consumer sales of fireworks surged to $662 million in 2013, up from $284 million in 1998.
A sign directs visitors to the Fronius building in Portage's AmeriPlex at the Port business park.
A high dive and four low-diving boards are featured in the new 50-meter olympic-sized pool at Lake Central High School. Whether at school, a YMCA or elsewhere, swimming lessons can save lives.
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Olympic medalist and 2002 Merrillville grad David Neville III is the new track and field coach at Taylor University.
Griffith's Matt Colomes broke the school record for doubles this season with 14. He leads his team with a .456 batting average.
Hanover Central's Ashley Yoways is one of 10 area players who will compete in Saturday's North-South All-Star game in Carmel. The Iowa-bound pitcher is District 1's Miss Softball candidate. The winner will be announced in between Saturday's doubleheader at Cherry Tree Softball Complex.
Hobart's Brandon Murray was drafted in the 30th round of the 2014 MLB Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Rain that deluged the region throughout a weekend in 2008. Hobart's Brickie Bowl was completely underwater.
Andrean shortstop Nick Podkul makes a throw from his knees during a game in May against Munster.
Valparaiso No.2 singles player Madisen Kammerer slams a return to Crown Point's Abby Kvachkoff on Thursday.
Valparaiso's Madisen Kammerer has played like a veteran for the Vikings this season.
Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, left, leaves the Hammond Federal Courthouse with his wife Deborah, center, and the mayor's stepdaughter, Miranda Brakley. All pleaded not guilty to charges in an 11-count criminal public corruption indictment.
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk is the newest addition to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. It is owned by the National Park Service and managed by the City of Portage.
T.F. South's Brian Seymour, right, said he is excited to play under the lights at Gary's U.S. Steel Yard. The Rebels play rival T.F. North at 7 p.m. today.
Steve Kearney, right, will be retiring as Chesterton girls track coach after this season. Kearney is a Chesterton graduate and has spent his entire teaching and coaching career at the school.
In April, job recruiters from nearly 50 local businesses met with job candidates during the Indiana University Northwest 13th annual Career Fair in the Savannah Center gymnasium. Indiana's jobless rate held steady in May. Unemployment in Northwest Indiana increased slightly to 7.3 percent, w…
Alexander Yadron, 8, of Crown Point cuts green pepper with help from chef Jason Delgado during a Lil Chef's Cooking Class at the Crown Point Civic Center. Getting kids involved in the kitchen may help them be more flexible with trying new foods.
Milka Atchley, from ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor, plants celery with South Haven Elementary School kindergarten student, Hunter Reid, 6, last spring as part of the school's Teaching Garden.
Embrace spring by updating and improving your home! Many ideas can be found at local home and garden shows. Here, Debi Sawa, of Chesterton, left, talks with Jean Carter, of Fashion Flooring & Llighting in Valparaiso Friday during the Porter County Annual Home and Lifestyle Show at the Po…
Merrillville's Taylor Woods performs a floor exercise at the Valparaiso Regional on Friday. Woods and teammate Kristina Goodman have led Merrillville to its first state championship appearance in over a decade.
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 multiagency partnerhips and dredging projects.
More than 300 employees of Urshel Laboratories Inc. break ground on the outline of the Urshel Labs logo as they participate in a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of what will be the new manufacturing and global headquarters near Coffee Creek in Chesterton.
Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs during Breaking the Silence, a free event last December at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.
Portage Police Chief Troy Williams talks about drug paraphernalia with Valparaiso Assistant Police Chief Rich Spicer as parents and their children participate in a program called Breaking the Silence, a free event last December at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse a…
Crown Point Republican Kim Krull displays yard signs she gave away during a rally in opposition to the Lake County income tax.
NIRPC Chairman David Uran, mayor of Crown Point, speaks in December as members prepare to vote overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to build the Illiana Expressway, a southern route near Lowell that would connect I-65 with I-55 near Wilmington, Ill. At left is Hobart Mayor and NIRPC Vice Ch…
Tyna Bianco-Jessen, of Chesterton, helps work on a dragon and castle creation called "una volta," which is Italian for "one time," during a sand sculpture contest in July sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Thornton's Marsean Vercher guards 1995 Thornton grad Tai Streets during the McLegends XI all-star basketball game in April 2013
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis looks to pass to Josh Cohn while Bloom Townships Jamal Parks defends during Tuesday's Class 4A Thornton Sectional semifinal. Ulis had 40 points in the win. The Spartans face rival Homewood-Flossmoor tonight for the championship.
Rusty, the RailCats' mascot, entertains fans in July at the U.S. Steel Yard.
The Donald C. tug boat breaks through ice in the Port of Indiana in January. Forecasters say the ice cover on the lake and runoff from snowpack on the land will help bring lake levels back near average.
Port of Indiana Operations Manager Nick Szymarek stands in January on a break wall overlooking a frozen Lake Michigan on the west side of the port. The ice on the lake is expected to linger, causing cooler air temperatures as spring begins.
Luke and Pete Bochniak, of Valparaiso, work on a sand sculpture from the nursery rhyme, "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe," last July as they participate in the 16th annual sand sculpture contest at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Joan Martin library assistant Becky Juzwicki reads from the Dr. Suess book, "Cat in the Hat."
Valparaiso's head coach Bryce Drew watches from the sidelines in the second half as the Crusaders play Cleveland State last month. Drew confirmed Tuesday that he'll stay at his alma mater despite rumors that he was linked to the coaching search at Tulsa.
A variety of lawn ornaments are part of the Small's Garden Center exhibit at last year's Home and Lifestyle show at the Porter County Expo Center.
Four-year letter-winner Jill Rosenbaum started 80 of 81 games at South Central and finished her career with 1,068 points -- the third Satellite player in school history to surpass 1,000 points.
Bishop Noll's Tyreon Gates goes up for a shot against Griffith last Tuesday. The Warriors senior isn't quite 100 percent as he recovers from a broken foot this past summer. But the do-it-all stat guy is ready to help lead his team into the state tournament.
Ellie Wagoner, 11, of Hebron, plays on the playscape in Valparaiso's Valplayso playground last June. The Valparaiso Parks Department will replace the equipment in Valplayso this year.
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Driver Bob Tomidalsky waits while his plow truck is filled with salt by Maximo Jiminez in February as Hammond workers prepared trucks for the next round of snow.
Former Portage High School and Valparaiso University basketball star Bruce Lindner.
Bloom Township's Anika Johnson grabs a rebound from Illiana Christian's Jann Vree during the season opener. Johnson has been a leader on a young Blazing Trojans team.
A visitor to Michigan City's Washington Park braves below-zero wind chills Jan. 7 while walking along the break wall to the lighthouse. Another deep freeze is expected to settle into the region Monday, bringing a high of 3 degrees below zero and wind chills as cold as minus 45.
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