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E.C. Central football player Martayveus Carter led the Cardinals to the Class 4A Northern Semistate. The Northern Illinois recruit is second in career rushing at the school (3,467 yards) and first in rushing touchdowns (53). As linebacker, he set the school's tackle record with 505. He is Th…
E.C. Central linebacker Martayveus Carter is known mostly as an offensive dynamo. But the Northern Illinois recruit set the Cardinals career tackle record this year with 505 in leading E.C. to the Class 4A Northern Semistate. Carter is The Times Defensive Player of the Year for the 2013 season.
Chicago Simeon junior Demarco Wright removes invasive plants from the Cowles Bog trail in 2012 in Chesterton as classmates and others gather to volunteer for National Public Lands Day. Ecologist John Ervin believes those methods are not effective and is proposing a business model to turn the…
Stop in for a meal or drink at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Merrillville on Black Friday.
Pictured is a specialty sundae at Gayety's Chocolates and Ice Cream Co. in Lansing.
Window replacement is a good mid-range project to increase energy efficiency.
West Side wide receiver Lonnie Johnson decommitted from Ohio State on Monday. The standout wide receiver and defensive back is now looking for a new college to take his game.
Calumet football coach Ivan Zimmer talks to his team during a timeout this season.
Jaclyn HeathSchool: LaPorteGrade: SeniorPosition: PGNickname: JacColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Committed to University of North AlabamaMy favorite basketball player, why: Kevin Durant, he has such a smooth gameMy favorite pro/college team: Oklahoma City ThunderMy dream job: La…
Munster No. 2 singles player Trey DeLuna returns the ball on Oct. 3 during his team's sectional championship game against Calumet.
Munster No. 2 singles player Trey DeLuna returns the ball on Oct. 3 during his team's sectional championship game against Calumet. He's 13-2 this season at No. 2 singles.
Northwest Indiana Ruff Ryders member Candace Perry picks up garbage along a lot in Gary in September during the city's 5x5x5 cleanup event in the Tolleston neighborhood.
Pillars of the Community: Valparaiso Habitat for Humanity volunteer Joe Pedroza helps brace framing.
What's in your diet?: Less meat and more whole grains, fruits and veggies are the keys to keeping us nourished
Coming in right after complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables are vitally important when it comes to eating healthy and getting the body its proper nutrients.
Elizabeth Campbell holds her daughter, who was born 6 weeks premature, before participating in the March for Babies at Old Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso this past April. The March of Dimes and health care providers try to raise awareness about the high number of preterm births in the U.S., …
Flint Lake Elementary 4th grade teacher Stephanie Truit helps student Abby Sadler, 9, with some work on a netbook during class.
The type of soil can determine what types of plants gardeners should grow.
John Wood Elementary second graders rush to gather recyclable goods underneath a parachute last spring during an activity at the Going Green event at Pruzin Park in Merrillville.
Candy Wilson yells to her team during a Boone Grove girls basketball game against Hanover Central last season. After 16 years as the Wolves head coach, Wilson has taken the job as Valparaiso's junior varsity coach.
Fresh fruits and vegetables sit on display at the Miller Beach Market.
T.F. North Baseball coach Mike Kosiara will step down after the 2014 season.
Kankakee Valley freshman Jenna Jungels competes in the long jump at the Chesterton Regional. Jungels qualified for state in the event by finishing third and will also run on the Kougars' 400 relay.
Valparaiso University softball players celebrate after taking the 2012 Horizon League Championship against Loyola University.
Valparaiso softball player Joylyn Ichiyama celebrates with her son Jayden and her team after VU won the 2012 Horizon League championship.
Chesterton sophomore Meg Modesto is 8-1 this season at No. 1 singles.
Anya Haynes, 5, and her mother Lynn fish off of Wolf Lake Pier.
Stephen Jadrnak, of Hammond, left, and Grasie Noworyta, of Chicago, view art last April during the 38th annual South Shore Arts high school art exhibit and reception at Munster's Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
SCHERERVILLE - Jeanette Zandstra, on left, and Alicia Tuuk of Smits Farms stand by bundles of herbs in their stand at the Schererville International Farmer's Market at Redar Park.
Hanover Central senior Dan Stum is hitting .619 for the Wildcats and is 1-0 on the mound with a 1.67 ERA.
Gary native Mary McGee has been a fighter all her life and understands the importance of never backing down to fear.
Crown Point High School senior Nick Kujawski checks composition before filming for a commercial for Geppetto's Toys and Togs as part of the Shop Local campaign.
Barbara Bonick, owner of Geppetto's Toys and Togs in Crown Point, laughs as Crown Point High School students prepare to film for a commercial as part of Crown Point's Shop Local campaign. The filming was done in February; the spot is expected to air soon.
A crane operator lifts a steel coil last October in the Portage Feralloy facility. Portage has a strong industrial sector.
Portage's Alvin Best, left, and Chesterton's Joe Troop race for first place in the 400-meter dash at last year's Valparaiso Regional. Best has graduated, while Troop returns as a contender for the state title in the event.
Valparaiso resident and longtime Boys & Girls Club volunteer Lenny Corso, left, directs participants in last year's Boys & Girls Club summer instructional basketball clinic for a group picture last summer. It was at an awards ceremony at the Porter County Boys & Girls Club in Va…
Elizabeth Boswell, 3, of South Haven, picks a rubber duck for prizes last summer during the kickoff of the South Haven Volunteer Fire Department's annual Fire Fest at Haven Hollow Park.
Visitors gather near a finished apartment building last September for a tour during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at Traditions multifamily apartment complex at The Village in Burns Harbor.
Volunteer Marilyn Arvidson, left, introduces Santa Lucia, played by volunteer Amelia Boo, as visitors learn about holiday traditions at Chellberg Farm last December.
Northview Elementary School first-graders raise their hands to ask questions about fire safety during a visit from the Valparaiso Fire Department last fall.
Valparaiso senior Hannah Erwin, right, and classmate Morgan Algozine are two of the key gymnasts for the Vikings. Both will be making their fourth appearance at state Saturday.
Valparaiso senior Morgan Algozine is the reigning state all-around champion, and she'll try to help the Vikings with their 10th state team crown Saturday.
Chesterton junior Brandi Brandi Tuzinski returns to the state finals today. She will compete on bars.
Ogden Dunes resident Bruce Klimek picks up small sticks and garbage that washed up on the beach as part of a public beach cleanup day.
Merrillville's B.J. Jenkins takes the ball up against Valparaiso's John Mosser in last year's Class 4A Michigan City Sectional opener last year. The Pirates are the defending sectional champs. Sunday's draw has Merrillville and Valparaiso on opposite sides of the bracket.
Merrillville coach T.J. Lux led his Pirates to the Class 4A Michigan City Sectional championship last March. His Pirates, Lux said, are excited for the tournament to begin. The IHSAA draw came out on Sunday and Merrillville opens against Hobart.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks to more than 100 local business owners and officials at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual Business Expo at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond.
Ogden Dunes resident Bruce Klimek picks up small sticks and garbage that washed up on the beach as part of a September 2008 public beach clean up day. Volunteerism is strong in Ogen Dune.
Merrillville junior guard AJ Downs, center, averages 7.2 points and 2.2 steals per game for the Pirates, both of which rank her third on the team.
Firefighters stand outside the Star Plaza Theatre in February 2011 after responding to a fire at the building. The owner of the theater is suing New Shanghai Circus and its affiliates over the fire, which started when a stage curtain caught fire.
Merrillville coach Amy Govert smiles as she poses with her team after beating Michigan City for the sectional championship.
Hobart kicker Aaron Del Grosso will be a preferred walk-on at Indiana University next fall.
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