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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.
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.
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.
Visitors gather around as National Parks ranger Ted Winterfeld describes maple sugar processing last year during the Maple Sugar Time event at Chelleberg Farm.
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.
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.
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.
Munster's Nikki Smith placed fifth in the 100 fly and ninth in the 200 IM at last year's state meet.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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