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The Portage Fire Department recently purchased this all-terrain utility vehicle with a grant received from ArcelorMittal. The vehicle, which also has a trailer, is stored at PFD Station 1.
Some 200 guests, mostly parents and grandparents, enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal Friday at South Haven Elementary School.
South Haven Elementary School first-grader Johnathan Erdei invited his grandmother, Delores Erdei, to lunch Friday at the school. Some 200 parents, grandparents and other guests had a traditional Thanksgiving meal along with the school's students.
South Haven Elementary School cook Judy Vincent serves turkey to a visitor at the school Friday. The school invited parents, grandparents and others to enjoy a traditional meal with students.
Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago protest in front of the offices of Restaurant Management Corp. in AmeriPlex at the Port business park Tuesday morning. They were protesting on behalf of Maria Sonia Acuna-Avila, center, who works at one of the company's McDonald's restau…
A fire Monday damaged a home at 5228 Terry Ave. in Portage. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire. No one was home when the fire started.
Portage American Legion Post 260 member Phil Kowal salutes a wreath he placed at the Portage Veterans Memorial Monday during a Veterans Day service at Woodland Park.
Portage American Legion Post 260 Honor Guard members issue a gun salute Monday at the close of the Portage Veterans Day service at Woodland Park.
HOBART | A three-hour police manhunt ended shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the last of three suspects sought for questioning in a home burglary was captured, police said.
Greg Garner was sworn in as Portage's newest firefighter Monday morning by Mayor James Snyder as Assistant Chief Joe Calhoun looks on. Garner, a Valparaiso resident, spent more than three years on the LaPorte Fire Department before taking a job with Portage.
The Rev. Sherman Paul of Mount Zion Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Gary speaks Thursday at the dedication of the workers' memorial at United Steelworkers Local 6103, 1919 Willowcreek Road. With him, from left, are Portage Mayor James Snder, USW Local 6103 President Terry Pappas and US…
Mackenzie Aldrich, 18, a Portage High School senior, was nominated to the school's homecoming court.
The slayings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December was among the worst school tragedies in U.S. history, but state Rep. Linda Lawson wants to ensure no one has a "knee jerk" reaction to school security.
VALPARAISO | A longtime local journalist died Saturday after finishing a mud-drenched three-mile race rife with obstacles, including a climbing wall, slide and mud pit.
Residents continue to drop off grass clippings in and around a dumpster at the entrance to the Portage Street Department facility. So many clippings have been dropped off, the city will have to dispose of them at a Newton County landfill.
Officials assess damage after limbs came down from trees following the Portage Township Schools board meeting Monday night. About 50,000 people in Northwest Indiana were without power.
The Dyer Historical Society has a display at the group's museum on the Lincoln Highway, including an original post that marked the way. The museum is located in the basement of the Dyer Town Hall.
Nancy Bedolla, of the Portage Township Food Pantry, plants potatoes at the newly created community garden at Woodland Park. The garden will be tended by volunteers and was funded through a $10,000 grant from Cargill AgHorizons.
Larry Smith plants potatoes at the new community garden at Woodland Park while Allen Hagan and Nancy Bedolla watch. The garden will be used as a teaching aid and produce will be provided to the Portage Township Food Pantry. The garden was funded through a $10,000 grant from Cargill AgHorizons.
Diane Hagan, of Portage, tends to the newly planted community garden at Woodland Park this week with the help of her granddaughter, Hope Schultz. Hagan and her husband, Allen, helped design and construct the garden which will be used for teaching and to provide produce to the Portage Townshi…
Students from the Willowcreek Middle School developmental assets class gather at Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore after spending most of Wednesday morning cleaning the beach as part of a community service project.
Willowcreek Middle School eight- graders, Michael Montes, center left, and David Herrod, center right, tie up a couple of the more than one dozen bags of trash students in the developmental assets class collected Wednesday morning from the beach at Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk site o…
Portage residents and business owners talk Monday about what they would like to see along U.S. 20 in the future. The group gathered at Woodland Park to take part in the U.S. 20 vision workshop.
John Houseal, of Houseal Lavigne Associates of Chicago, talks to a group in Portage about the redevelopment of the U.S. 20 corridor.
Portage resident Jessica Alvarez, center, was presented with the Portage Fire Department Community Service Award during a recent Portage City Council meeting by Fire Chief Tom Fieffer, left, and Mayor James Snyder, right. Fieffer said on the late afternoon of Jan. 15, a fire was reported on …
Al Raffin, president of Porter County Right to Life, speaks to about 60 people gathered outside the Porter County Courthouse on Saturday during a Prayer Vigil for Life.
Al Raffin, president of Porter County Right to Life, speaks to about 60 people gathered outside the Porter County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon for a Prayer Vigil for Life.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly listens to a group of farmers and agricultural organization representatives Thursday morning at the Ron and Cheri Birky farm. The stop was part of his four-day "I Work for You" tour.
While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.
A mobile home at 417 Bronze in Oaktree Village Mobile Home Park was severely damaged early Friday morning in a fire. The three residents escaped unharmed, but lost nearly everything. Police officers rescued two dogs, but a third perished in the blaze.
The Porter County chapter of Bikers for Christ is helping children's Christmas wishes come true. On Monday, the group donated $1,200 to the Salvation Army of Porter County's Angel Tree program. Pictured, from left to right, are Salvation Army Maj. Jon Welch, Angel Tree Coordinator Kathy Chil…
Concrete-like benches that are remnants of the Seven Dolors Shrine in South Haven have fallen into disrepair. The property is surrounded by homes in the Coventry subdivision.
A statue of St. Francis embracing Jesus Christ remains at the outdoor altar at the former Seven Dolors Shrine in South Haven. Two large angels once flanked the statue. One was reported stolen in 2007, and the other was reported missing the week before Thanksgiving.
A door to the Lourdes Grotto at the Seven Dolors Shrine in South Haven has been knocked down. Concerns have been raised about the deterioration of the remaining structures from the shrine.
South Shore Liqors, formerly Old Town Liquors, 5454 Central Ave., Portage, was the site of a robbery late Saturday night. A man dressed in a ski mask ordered a clerk to the ground and left with an undetermined amount of cash.
A Wednesday afternoon fire destroyed a home at 380 Brook Drive. The fire started in the garage and jumped to the ranch-style home. No one was injured.
A fire destroyed a home at 380 Brook Drive Wednesday afternoon. The fire started in the detached garage and jumped to the home.
A fire destroyed a home at 380 Brook Drive Wednesday afternoon. The fire started in the detached garage and jumped to the ranch-style home.
Firefighters battle a fire Monday at 769 Heritage Road.
Firefighters from multiple departments battle a house fire Monday at 769 Heritage Road. The fire sent homeowner Russell Simcox to the hospital.
Firefighters from multiple departments fight a residential fire Monday at 769 Heritage Road.
Portage Police Master Patrolman Aaron Chinn was honored at the recent Portage City Council meeting. Chinn, center, was presented with both the department's exceptional service and lifesaving awards from Portage Police Chief Troy Williams, left, for actions he took recently in two separate in…
Porter Regional Hospital nurse Jodi Schoon on Saturday shows visitors at the new Center for Cardiovascular Medicine the electrophysiology lab during a community open house.
David Benham, a registered cardiac sonographer with Porter Regional Hospital in Liberty Township, shows 3-D imaging equipment to a tour group Saturday morning at the new Center for Cardiovascular Medicine.
Carl Griffith Sr., 72, was found shot about 8 p.m. Thursday outside his Portage home. He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Porter Regional Hospital in Portage. Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.
Second-grade teacher Rebecca Curry gives her students directions Wednesday at Central Elementary School in Portage. The Indiana Department of Education released letter grades Wednesday for all the schools in the state.
Central Elementary School teacher Rebecca Curry helps one of her students Wednesday as the class works through the morning lesson at the Portage school.
Central Elementary School second-grade teacher Rebecca Curry leads her class through their studies Wednesday morning in Portage. The Indiana Department of Education released letter grades Wednesday for all the schools in the state.
Central Elementary School second-grade teacher Rebecca Curry helps students with their lessons Wednesday morning in Portage. The Indiana Department of Education released letter grades Wednesday for all the schools in the state.
Fifth-graders in James Asbury's class at Myers Elementary School in Portage created newspapers as part of their study of The Age of Exploration. Each newspaper concentrated on one explorer and his accomplishments. From left, Sophia Hernandez and Maddie Delgado's newspaper on Marco Polo earne…
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