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Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

In this May 17, 2013, photo, Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter stand nearby at their home in Munster. Quasney receives treatment at hospitals in neighboring Illinois because she and Sandler, who wed last year in M…

August 26, 2014 9:00 am
River Forest-Lake Station

River Forest-Lake Station

Once nicknamed "The Hillbilly Army-Navy game," due to the large number of steel workers in the two districts up from Dixie, this may be the fiercest of 'em all. Rivals live across the street and sometimes on bunk beds. While neither program has been dominant in recent years, this one still i…

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Niki Quasney, of Munster

Niki Quasney, of Munster

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks about her experiences with BRCA1, her prophylactic mastectomy, and her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer in 2013 in the dining room of her home. She and her partner, Amy Sandler, want their Massachusetts marriage recognized on her death certificate.

June 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Court srikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional

Court srikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks last year about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter, Asher, stand nearby. Quasney and Sandler want their Massachusetts marriage recognized on Quasney's death certificate.

June 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Former Hammond Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap

Former Hammond Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap

Former Hammond First Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap was seeking to have his 12-year prison sentence for child molesting overturned.

June 03, 2014 7:15 am
Chesterton shot putter Luke Cota

Chesterton shot putter Luke Cota

Chesterton shot putter Luke Cota makes a throw during the Portage Sectional. The Trojans junior won with a distance of 53 feet, 11 1/2 inches.

May 22, 2014 8:11 pm
Lake Central's Matt Meneghetti

Lake Central's Matt Meneghetti

Lake Central's Matt Meneghetti is a two-sport athlete reaching the state finals in both basketball and golf this season.

May 17, 2014 2:58 pm
Kristen LaCosse

Kristen LaCosse

Crown Point's Kristen LaCosse, right, was second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Duneland Athletic Conference meet.

May 13, 2014 7:45 pm
Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Portage Fire Department paramedics, from left, Todd Laux and Chris Howell give a free smoke detector to Portage resident Bob Schafer last year as they distribute smoke detectors to Woodland Village residents. The smoke detectors were provided by the American Red Cross through a donation by A…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Jimmy Skiff, Andrean

Jimmy Skiff, Andrean

Andrean pitcher Jimmy Skiff is 10-0 this season, ranking him among the top five winningest pitchers in a single season at Andrean.

April 19, 2014 3:54 pm
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 last year 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
Ruling on Indiana gay marriage ban could come soon

Ruling on Indiana gay marriage ban could come soon

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks last year about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter, Asher, stand nearby. Quasney and Sandler want their Massachusetts marriage recognized on Quasney's death certificate.

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
Robert Ryan, Lake Central

Robert Ryan, Lake Central

Lake Central senior guard Robert Ryan drives toward the basket against LaPorte in the Michigan City Regional. Ryan committed to play at Albion College this week.

March 15, 2014 12:41 pm
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
E.C. Central's Carter will not play football at Northern Illinois

E.C. Central's Carter will not play football at Northern Illinois

E.C. Central football player Martayveus Carter led the Cardinals to the Class 4A Northern Semistate. The Times Defensive Player of the Year verbally committed to play football at Northern Illinois last summer. But the university said he never applied to the school and will not be playing foo…

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
Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run

Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run

Valparaiso resident Paul Anderson takes off on the first leg of last year's Turkey Trot 10K in Valparaiso. This year's event is Nov. 27.

November 28, 2013 12:24 pm
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
Patrick Shaw, E.C. Central

Patrick Shaw, E.C. Central

West Side senior running back Tywoun Nixon attempts to shake off East Chicago Central senior linebacker Patrick Shaw during the Class 4A sectional. The Cards won and won in the regional, too, which was a first for the school. Shaw is a member of the North All-Star team, which will play in In…

November 08, 2013 8:58 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
Prep football, Kankakee Valley at Hobart

Prep football, Kankakee Valley at Hobart

Hobart's Noah Smith had leaps over Kankakee Valley's Tony Clendenen last season. Smith averaged 4.7 yards a carry as a junior in 2013.

September 13, 2013 8:45 pm
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
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
Taste of Duneland

Taste of Duneland

Lucrezia Cafe cook Patrick Scholz flips pasta over a charcoal grill during Chesterton's Taste of Duneland event last year at Thomas Centennial Park. This year's Taste of Duneland is Aug. 30.

July 25, 2013 8:01 pm
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
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