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Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Most beginner gardeners should be successful at growing hybrid tomato plants, some root vegetables and greens. Here, Audrey Carrillo, front, and sister Caroline of Chesterton collect vegetables and fruits from their home garden in Chesterton before taking them to the Valparaiso food pantry.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Vegetables

Vegetables

Greens like lettuce and Swiss chard are fairly easy for beginner gardeners to plant from a seed and grow.

April 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP's Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

In this September 2012 file photo, BP's Whiting Refinery is seen with the Lake Michigan shoreline in the background. A malfunction Monday afternoon caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into Lake Michigan. The discharge took place in a cove near the refinery's water treatment plant.

March 25, 2014 11:00 am
Seasonal jobs

Seasonal jobs

Chesterton - Restaurant cook Will Hill breaks ice on the sidewalk outside Peggy Sue's Diner after a blizzard in Chesterton to get ready for customers that will bear the weather.

February 09, 2014 1:01 pm
Working on the holidays

Working on the holidays

Valparaiso - Porter Hospital Intermediate Care Unit Director Cathy Pera, left, and Certified Nursing Assistant Kelly Edwards look over nurse scheduling in the Intermediate Care Unit, Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

December 22, 2013 1:19 pm
Scott Pelath

Scott Pelath

Scott Pelath

December 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Holly Days 2

Holly Days 2

The works of the Michiana Ice Carvers at Holly Days in downtown Valparaiso.

December 05, 2013 7:00 am
Holly Days 3

Holly Days 3

Children enjoy the sounds and sing along to holiday music at Valparaiso's Holly Days event.

December 05, 2013 7:00 am
Holly Days

Holly Days

Holly Days

December 05, 2013 12:00 am
Holly Days 1

Holly Days 1

Live holiday music is performed at the Holly Days event in downtown Valparaiso.

December 03, 2013 7:00 am
Donovan Chandler, Andrean

Donovan Chandler, Andrean

After playing sparingly his first three years on Broadway, Andrean's Donovan Chandler has stepped up big time as a senior. Heading into today's Class 3A state championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Indianapolis Brebeuf, Chandler 41 receptions for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns.

November 28, 2013 7:48 pm
Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Shoppers purchase merchandise at J.C. Penny's inside Southlake Mall in Hobart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Black Friday: It's all in the planning

Shoppers walk into the Lake County Target store after it opened at 4 a.m. for Black Friday in 2010.

November 27, 2013 7:00 pm
Tommy Finn, Andrean

Tommy Finn, Andrean

Andrean quarterback Tommy Finn throws the ball against Heritage Hills in the 2004 Class 3A state championship game. The 59ers won, 21-14, at the RCA Dome. The senior QB passed for 170 yards and one score and rushed for 95 yards and two more scores. Matt DeSomer, who has been compared to Finn…

November 26, 2013 12:49 pm
Tommy Finn, Andrean

Tommy Finn, Andrean

Andrean quarterback Tommy Finn rushes the ball against Heritage Hills in the 2004 Class 3A state championship game. The 59ers won, 21-14, at the RCA Dome. The senior QB passed for 170 yards and one score and rushed for 95 yards and two more scores. Matt DeSomer, who has been compared to Finn…

November 26, 2013 12:51 pm
Tommy Finn, Andrean

Tommy Finn, Andrean

Andrean quarterback Tommy Finn runs the ball against Heritage Hills in the 2004 Class 3A state championship game, which the 59ers won, 21-14, at the RCA Dome. The senior QB passed for 170 yards and one score and rushed for 95 yards and two more scores. Matt DeSomer, who has been compared to …

November 26, 2013 12:52 pm
Tommy Finn, Andrean

Tommy Finn, Andrean

Andrean quarterback Tommy Finn celebrates after a fumble recovery against Hertitage Hills in the 2004 Class 3A state championship game. The 59ers won, 21-14, at the RCA Dome. The senior QB passed for 170 yards and one score and rushed for 95 yards and two more scores. Matt DeSomer, who has b…

November 26, 2013 12:51 pm
Keenan Simmons, Michigan City

Keenan Simmons, Michigan City

Keenan SimmonsSchool: Michigan CityGrade: SeniorHeight: 6-7Position: WingNickname: KeenoColleges recruiting me: Committed to Southern Illinois EdwardsvilleMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, because he is such a unique player and has made being a positive role model for young p…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am
BLACK FRIDAY

BLACK FRIDAY

BLACK FRIDAY

November 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Holiday Spirit Kicks Off in Downtown Valparaiso

Holiday Spirit Kicks Off in Downtown Valparaiso

© 2012 Jon L. Hendricks - www.jonlhendricks.com

November 21, 2013 4:59 pm
Holiday Spirit Kicks Off in Downtown Valparaiso

Holiday Spirit Kicks Off in Downtown Valparaiso

© 2012 Jon L. Hendricks - www.jonlhendricks.com

November 21, 2013 4:57 pm
Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Andrean wide receiver Tylor Petkovich, 35, helped lead the 59ers to last year's Class 2A Northern Semistate against Fort Wayne Luers, a 35-21 loss. On Friday against West Lafayette, Petkovich said last season's pain will be a driving force in the 3A semistate.

November 20, 2013 7:57 pm
Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Tylor Petkovich, Andrean

Andrean wide receiver Tylor Petkovich, 35, has been driven by last year's Class 2A Northern Semistate loss to Fort Wayne Luers. On Friday, he wants to change the picture against West Lafayette in the 3A semistate.

November 19, 2013 8:02 pm
Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

The MonoSol operations plant in Portage. The growing company plans to hire 100 more employees over the next 18 months and to build another manufacturing facility.

November 11, 2013 5:05 pm
NFCGAME - Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

NFCGAME - Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Chicago - Munster resident Donna Sopko, a Bears season ticket holder since 1970, tailgates outside of Soldier Field in Chicago Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.

November 08, 2013 9:07 pm
Ramon Guerrero, Andrean

Ramon Guerrero, Andrean

Andrean's Ramon Guerrero helped lead his 59ers to the semistate last year as an offensive standout. This year his success has changed to the defensive side of the field.

November 05, 2013 6:00 pm
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GreatDowntownTailgate.jpg

© 2012 Jon L. Hendricks - www.jonlhendricks.com

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Tourism activists seek Calumet Heritage Area

Tourism activists seek Calumet Heritage Area

In this August 2012 file photo, beachgoers enjoy the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Portage. An effort is underway attempting to link the Indiana Dunes with the Pullman State Historic Site on the city's South Side to create a Calumet Heritage Area for tourism to the region.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
GO! OUR TEAM Phil Potempa

GO! OUR TEAM Phil Potempa

Phil Potempa: “Spending a relaxing weekend at the farm.”

October 18, 2013 6:33 pm
Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak, shown at last year's Plymouth Semistate, resigned from her post Monday and will return to the position Wednesday. No explanation was given for her resignation or return. 

October 15, 2013 7:15 pm
Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean volleyball coach Julie Wiejak

Andrean coach Julie Wiejak celebrates a point with her team during last season's Plymouth Semistate semifinal against Fairfield. Wiejak coached at Andrean for three seasons, her teams reaching the semistate both years. She resigned Monday.

October 14, 2013 7:15 pm
VALPOTRICK - Valparaiso Downtown Trick or Treat

VALPOTRICK - Valparaiso Downtown Trick or Treat

Valparaiso's Fall Harvest Festival takes place in downtown Valparaiso on Oct. 25.

October 11, 2013 9:39 am
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

United States Senator Dan Coats talks with the Times Editorial Board, Friday, April 20, 2012.

October 05, 2013 12:34 am
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore closing due to government shutdown

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore closing due to government shutdown

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore closed for business Tuesday due to the federal government shutdown. Campers were told to seek alternate accomodations.

October 01, 2013 8:44 am
MV's Maggie Connelly

MV's Maggie Connelly

Merrillville's Maggie Connelly has improved her focus this season by having fun on the course, thereby eliminating any pressure.

September 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Lake Michigan ports proposals floated

Lake Michigan ports proposals floated

Longshoremen unload pieces of the world's most powerful crawler crane from a ship in summer 2012 at the Port of Indiana in Portage. Legislators are studying whether Northwest Indiana needs a second port.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am
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Granite Masters provides numerous options to match the look of any kitchen.

September 09, 2013 2:56 pm
Lauren Stazinski

Lauren Stazinski

Andrean's Lauren Stazinski, center, celebrates a point during the 2012 Class 3A Plymouth Semistate semifinal match against Fairfield. The senior played her best at the end of last season and has continued that success into her 2013 campaign.

September 09, 2013 12:15 pm
Andrew Barras, Hobart

Andrew Barras, Hobart

Hobart quarterback Andrew Barras has carried on the tradition of his older brother, Matt Barras, who graduated in 2009 as a Brickie QB. Hobart is off to a 2-0 start heading into tonight's game against Griffith.

September 05, 2013 5:00 pm
Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

Brad Bumgardner, an Indiana Dunes State Park interpretive naturalist, kneels next to the propeller salvaged from the J.D. Marshall, a wooden sand sucker that shipwrecked just off the shoreline in June 1911.

September 05, 2013 12:00 pm
Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

A display on the J.D. Marshall tells Michigan City Lighthouse Museum visitors about the shipwreck in Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes State Park.

September 05, 2013 12:00 pm
Eric Schreiber, Hammond

Eric Schreiber, Hammond

Hammond coach Eric Schreiber, left, stands on the sidelines during the Wildcats' game against Lowell last fall. The Griffith grad knows Hammond's great history and is working hard to get the 'Cats back on top. The daily grind of inner-city life has been a drain on his program building.

August 22, 2013 8:11 pm
Stacy Adams, E.C. Central

Stacy Adams, E.C. Central

E.C. Central football coach Stacy Adams led his Cardinals to a school-record 9-2 season last fall and was named The Times Coach of the Year. With 23 seniors and a roster filled with talent, Adams hopes to lead the Cardinals to their first sectional championship in school history.

August 22, 2013 4:58 pm
Boys cross country

Boys cross country

High school boys cross country numbers in the region are down at many schools this season except for powerhouse programs like Valparaiso, Chesterton, Crown Point and Lake Central.

August 19, 2013 3:48 pm
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ENERGY DIAGNOSTICS 042010jlhENERGYDIAGNOSTICS1.jpg

Karen and Jerry Thatcher own Energy Diagnostics, Inc.

August 15, 2013 3:06 pm
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August 14, 2013 7:59 pm
NWIBIZHOF - Business Hall of Fame

NWIBIZHOF - Business Hall of Fame

Merrillville - Linda Woloshansky, president and CEO of The Center of Workforce Innovations in Valparaiso, speaks to the crowd gathered at the Northwest Indiana Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Friday, March 9, 2012. Woloshansky and four others were selected for the 2012 honor.

August 09, 2013 11:29 am
Scott King

Scott King

February 1998: Gary Mayor Scott King unveils redevelopment plan for downtown Gary, pitching it as “everybody's neighborhood.” Plan includes steel, art and civil rights museum and possibly a minor-league baseball stadium between 8th and 9th avenues.

August 08, 2013 9:57 am
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