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Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks in May about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner Amy Sandler and daughter Asher stand nearby. Quasney and Sandler are asking a federal judge to compel Indiana to recognize their marriage before Quasney dies.

March 31, 2014 3:41 pm
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

American Legion member Bobby De takes a bite of corn during a community picnic last August at the Portage American Legion. Corn is Northwest Indiana's top crop.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Joe Bannister, Lake Central

Joe Bannister, Lake Central

Lake Central junior guard Joe Bannister goes to the basket against Munster's Drew Hackett in Saturday's Class 4A East Chicago Sectional championship game. The Indians won the game and will play LaPorte in today's Michigan City Regional semifinal.

March 08, 2014 8:33 pm
Cory Dickelman, Lake Central

Cory Dickelman, Lake Central

Lake Central senior forward Cory Dickelman drives around Munster's Pat McCarthy in the championship game of the Class 4A East Chicago Sectional. The Indians cut down the nets that night and did the same at Michigan City and Lafayette. On Saturday L.C. will play Indianapolis Tech in the state…

March 08, 2014 8:37 pm
Jack Callahan

Jack Callahan

Former professional boxer Jack Callahan, left, is training many of the law enforcement officers and firefighters who will participate in his 911 Slugfest April 5 at the Hammond Civic Center. Proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

February 25, 2014 4:07 pm
Swickard retiring as PHS principal

Swickard retiring as PHS principal

Portage High School principal Caren Swickard welcomes students, parents and teachers during last year's Portage High School ACES award banquet at Woodland Park. Swicard will retire at the end of the school year.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Get an eartly taste of spring at National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time

Get an eartly taste of spring at National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time

Visitors gather around as National Parks ranger Ted Winterfeld describes maple sugar processing last year during the Maple Sugar Time event at Chelleberg Farm.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Darrion Riddle greets teammates before a road trip earlier this season. While Riddle averages only five points a game, coach Marvin Rea calls Riddle "the glue" of his third-ranked team. The Eagles will play Andrean on Saturday in the regional semifinal.

January 25, 2014 4:20 pm
Jordan Collazo, Portage

Jordan Collazo, Portage

Jordan Collazo drives past Lake Central guard Tye Wilburn during a recent game. The Portage junior is also the father of a 14-month old boy.

January 17, 2014 8:47 pm
Wheeler's Rachel Metzger placed seventh in the 100 fly Saturday at the Highland Invitational. (copy)

Wheeler's Rachel Metzger placed seventh in the 100 fly Saturday at the Highland Invitational. (copy)

Wheeler's Rachel Metzger broke her own 100-yard fly record at Saturday's Greater South Shore Conference meet.

January 11, 2014 4:44 pm
Munster's Nikki Smith

Munster's Nikki Smith

Munster's Nikki Smith placed fifth in the 100 fly and ninth in the 200 IM at last year's state meet.

January 11, 2014 4:42 pm
STEVE HANLON: Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

STEVE HANLON: Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

Lew Wallace senior guard Maurice Thurmond shoots from behind the arc during the 2010 Gary Holiday Tournament championship game at West Side High School. This December was the first time since 1950 the event was not held. While not like the 1960s, the crowds were good in recent years on the c…

January 02, 2014 10:13 pm
Think green when remodeling

Think green when remodeling

Adding insulation is a way to make any home more energy efficient. Indiana Spray Foam worker Justin McMullen prepares to line a basement ceiling with insulation.

December 28, 2013 9:30 am
Green Home

Green Home

Burns Harbor - "The Gem", built by Treasure Homes in The Village at Burns Harbor, was the first building in Indiana to be awarded an "Emerald Level" National Green Building Certification in 2010.

December 28, 2013 8:00 am
Merrillville's Riana Todd

Merrillville's Riana Todd

Merrillville senior forward Riana Todd, sandwiched between Lake Central's Tara Zlotkowski and Rolanda Curington, fights for a rebound during the DAC girls basketball tournament last month. Todd is averaging 4.9 rebounds per game for the Pirates.

December 27, 2013 9:16 pm
West Side's Smothers picks Arizona after JUCO route

West Side's Smothers picks Arizona after JUCO route

West Side linebacker Antonio Smothers graduated in 2011 and spent two-plus years playing JUCO football. On Wednesday in Gary he signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Arizona.

December 18, 2013 11:47 pm
Martayveus Carter, E.C. Central

Martayveus Carter, E.C. Central

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…

December 05, 2013 3:59 pm
Martayveus Carter, E.C. Central

Martayveus Carter, E.C. Central

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.

December 05, 2013 3:56 pm
Invasive plants as a business model?

Invasive plants as a business model?

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…

December 03, 2013 10:31 am
Coopers Hawk Winery

Coopers Hawk Winery

Stop in for a meal or drink at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Merrillville on Black Friday.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Gayety's

Gayety's

Pictured is a specialty sundae at Gayety's Chocolates and Ice Cream Co. in Lansing.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Windows

Windows

Window replacement is a good mid-range project to increase energy efficiency.

November 23, 2013 11:45 am
West Side's Lonnie Johnson says no to Ohio State

West Side's Lonnie Johnson says no to Ohio State

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.

November 11, 2013 8:42 pm
Calumet FB coach Ivan Zimmer

Calumet FB coach Ivan Zimmer

Calumet football coach Ivan Zimmer talks to his team during a timeout this season.

November 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Jaclyn Heath, LaPorte

Jaclyn Heath, LaPorte

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…

October 31, 2013 8:21 pm
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.

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.

October 03, 2013 6:33 pm
5x5x5 Cleanup in Gary

5x5x5 Cleanup in Gary

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.

September 28, 2013 11:27 am
REwatch: Putting Down Roots, Literally and Figuratively

REwatch: Putting Down Roots, Literally and Figuratively

Pillars of the Community: Valparaiso Habitat for Humanity volunteer Joe Pedroza helps brace framing.

September 22, 2013 9:15 am
What's in your diet?: Less meat and more whole grains, fruits and veggies are the keys to keeping us nourished

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.

September 08, 2013 10:00 am
Advancements help prevent preterm labor, recognize genetic abnormalities

Advancements help prevent preterm labor, recognize genetic abnormalities

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., …

September 08, 2013 8:00 am
Truitt

Truitt

Flint Lake Elementary 4th grade teacher Stephanie Truit helps student Abby Sadler, 9, with some work on a netbook during class.

August 01, 2013 9:30 am
Soil

Soil

The type of soil can determine what types of plants gardeners should grow.

August 01, 2013 9:00 am
Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

Merrillville is a great place to shop, eat, visit, live

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.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Candy Wilson

Candy Wilson

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.

July 04, 2013 2:00 am
Miller Market

Miller Market

Fresh fruits and vegetables sit on display at the Miller Beach Market.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
Mike Kosiara to step down in 2014 as T.F. North baseball coach

Mike Kosiara to step down in 2014 as T.F. North baseball coach

T.F. North Baseball coach Mike Kosiara will step down after the 2014 season.

June 11, 2013 5:08 pm
Kankakee Valley track, Jenna Jungels

Kankakee Valley track, Jenna Jungels

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.

May 30, 2013 8:04 pm
Valparaiso University softball celebration

Valparaiso University softball celebration

Valparaiso University softball players celebrate after taking the 2012 Horizon League Championship against Loyola University.

May 16, 2013 8:10 pm
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SBC_HORIZON

Valparaiso softball player Joylyn Ichiyama celebrates with her son Jayden and her team after VU won the 2012 Horizon League championship.

May 14, 2013 5:00 pm
Chesterton's Meg Modesto

Chesterton's Meg Modesto

Chesterton sophomore Meg Modesto is 8-1 this season at No. 1 singles.

May 07, 2013 5:00 pm
Time to move on from old identities, forge new ones

Time to move on from old identities, forge new ones

Stephen Jadrnak of Hammond, left, and Grasie Noworyta, of Chicago, view art in 2012 during the South Shore Arts high school art exhibit and reception at Munster's Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The region might consider becoming a haven for artists as residents seek a new identity to…

May 02, 2013 1:36 am
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Anya Haynes, 5, and her mother Lynn fish off of Wolf Lake Pier.

April 30, 2013 3:30 pm
Munster has always tried to do things right

Munster has always tried to do things right

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.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
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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.

April 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Hanover Central's Dan Stum

Hanover Central's Dan Stum

Hanover Central senior Dan Stum is hitting .619 for the Wildcats and is 1-0 on the mound with a 1.67 ERA.

April 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Mary McGee

Mary McGee

Gary native Mary McGee has been a fighter all her life and understands the importance of never backing down to fear.

April 16, 2013 2:40 pm
First Crown Point Shop Local video appearing now on local cable access

First Crown Point Shop Local video appearing now on local cable access

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.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
First Crown Point Shop Local video appearing now on local cable access

First Crown Point Shop Local video appearing now on local cable access

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.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

A crane operator lifts a steel coil last October in the Portage Feralloy facility. Portage has a strong industrial sector.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Chesterton's Joe Troop

Chesterton's Joe Troop

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.

March 28, 2013 5:00 pm
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