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U.S. Sen. Richard "Dick" Lugar

U.S. Sen. Richard "Dick" Lugar

Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.

August 02, 2014 1:27 pm
Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

In 2012, Rosemary Gard of Crown Point published her second book titled "Destiny Denied," a fictionalized account of the early 1900s in Croatia.

August 01, 2014 5:27 pm
Illinois communities scramble to find road salt; Indiana in better shape

Illinois communities scramble to find road salt; Indiana in better shape

A City of Valparaiso truck spreads salt along a roadway in this file photo. After last winter's heavy snowfall, area road agencies are already planning for the next snowfall.

July 28, 2014 9:09 pm
Chapel

Chapel

Valparaiso University's  Chapel of the Resurrection.

July 23, 2014 4:22 pm
Even without Samardzija, Cubs will win WS by 2019

Even without Samardzija, Cubs will win WS by 2019

Valparaiso native and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija had a great start to the season ... ERA-wise. He and the Cubs would be better off if they part ways before the trade deadline

June 21, 2014 12:00 am
Disability access targeted at PUC conference

Disability access targeted at PUC conference

Al Piening, of Beverly Shores, is lifted by train personnel Thursday onto a South Shore train at Dune Park with a wheelchair-accessible lift.

June 20, 2014 2:49 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

June 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Andrew Sweeney of Matteson, Ill., worked at the ArcelorMittal steel mill in Burns Harbor after taking classes at Prairie State College as part of the Steelworkers for the Future program.

June 13, 2014 2:51 pm
Marc Bruner

Marc Bruner

Wheeler softball coach Marc Bruner announced his resignation after seven seasons with the team. He is transferring to Portage and will be an assistant girls basketball coach and assistant football coach with the Indians.

June 01, 2014 12:34 pm
The art of brining

The art of brining

At his restaurant Sage, Chef Joe Gaal uses brining as a way to carry on his concept of using local and seasonal ingredients.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Stu Summers

Stu Summers

Stu Summers

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Live coverage: 2014 Indiana primary election

Voters cast their ballots at Center Township precincts 26 and 34 inside Valparaiso Fire Station 2, Nov. 6, 2012.

May 05, 2014 5:13 pm
Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, June 2014

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, June 2014

Portage - Fishermen cast their lines into Lake Michigan off the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk pier.

April 30, 2014 7:09 pm
Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage resident Sue Hadan, right, has her blood pressure checked by St. Mary's Medical Center wellness coordinator Tammy Reibly during a previous Senior Health Fair at Woodland Park.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

The Iroquois Bio-Energy plant in Rensselaer produces approximately 50 million gallons of ethanol a year.

April 21, 2014 4:37 pm
Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

In this 2009 photo, Iroquois Bio-Energy General Manager Keith Gibson stands next to a large pile of distillers grains at the Rensselaer plant. Distillers grains are a by-product of the ethanol production process.

April 21, 2014 4:34 pm
Paul H. Douglas Center

Paul H. Douglas Center

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Gary.

April 17, 2014 11:26 am
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
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
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
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
Phil Potempa

Phil Potempa

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
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
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