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Hobart native launches social network for legal, accounting fields

There’s no doubt that Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are considered social media darlings, but Ean Kryska has actually found a new site called NomosNet more useful.

August 02, 2014 3:44 pm
Weather dampens some local businesses, doesn't faze others

Weather dampens some local businesses, doesn't faze others

Roger Ladd, of R.A.L. Landscaping and Garden Center in Schererville, wishes he could tell the clouds how to behave.

July 18, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Local female execs agree women need to reach out to other women

Local female execs agree women need to reach out to other women

Detroit now has some serious girl power since Michigan native Mary Barra officially took the reins at General Motors in January, but Barb Greene doesn't exactly see it as a milestone or a blast through the glass ceiling.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Workshop to help photographers improve skills and create art

Workshop to help photographers improve skills and create art

MUNSTER | Photographer James Cook compares himself to French Impressionist Claude Monet, who painted his very own garden in Giverny.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Regional logistics council takes aim at improving transportation crossroads

Regional logistics council takes aim at improving transportation crossroads

According to the latest Annual Highway Report Indiana ranks first in rural interstate pavement condition but 22nd in its overall highway performance and efficiency.

January 12, 2014 6:00 am
Northwest Indiana businesses came of age in Kennedy years

Northwest Indiana businesses came of age in Kennedy years

The era of John F. Kennedy was a time of dramatic political and social change.

November 16, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Dressing for success: It’s not what you think

Dressing for success: It’s not what you think

Tailor Paco Fernandez has a word of advice for workers thinking about wearing flannel pajama bottoms, torn jeans, a backless dress, bike shorts or sandals with socks to the office: don’t.

August 03, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Outlook for 2013 slow, steady at Port

Outlook for 2013 slow, steady at Port

PORTAGE | The outlook for 2013 at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is slow and steady with increased shipments in the early going but some uncertainty later in the year.

June 08, 2013 3:26 pm Photos

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Local residents report disturbing student loan debt trends

The fiscal noose created by Cindy Dutka's student loan debt has choked off the 54-year-old's ability to pay rent or get credit to buy a car, a house or anything else in this economy.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Photo explorer will teach latest techniques at clinic

Photo explorer will teach latest techniques at clinic

MUNSTER | It’s a new year and time to make a fresh start, so the Calumet Region Photography Club will be helping photographers across the Midwest take their photography to the next level.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso shared kitchen keeps cooks cooking

Valparaiso shared kitchen keeps cooks cooking

VALPARAISO | For Gina Zieniewicz, her two sisters and her cousin, there are never too many cooks in Nana Clare’s Kitchen

January 15, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Grad school: An escape from bad job market?

Grad school: An escape from bad job market?

The stories are sadly familiar – the psychology major answering telephones, the history major sweeping department store aisles and the communications major tending bar.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Incumbents retain spots on Munster School Board

MUNSTER | Incumbents Judith Florczak, John Friend and Paula Nellans have retained their seats on the Munster School Board.

November 06, 2012 10:00 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cookielicious, Dyer

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cookielicious, Dyer

When Sara Villicana threw a “she’s ready to pop” baby-themed baby shower, she called Cathy Jacobsen and ordered the latest trend in dessert culture: cake pops.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Central, Munster marching bands head to state finals

Lake Central, Munster marching bands head to state finals

It’s tough to be a bug.

November 01, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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6 vie for Munster School Board seats

MUNSTER | Three incumbents face three newcomers in the race for three at-large seats on the Munster School Board.

October 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Entrepreneurs say conditions are attractive in Hoosier state

Entrepreneurs say conditions are attractive in Hoosier state

How’s this for business-friendly? Tom Ustanik’s fuel costs are 40 cents per gallon cheaper, energy costs are 12 percent lower and his taxes per square foot are half of what they are in Illinois. His auto insurance for his fleet would be 18 percent cheaper if he had a policy in Indiana.

September 08, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: Local engine builder hopes to break land speed record

MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: Local engine builder hopes to break land speed record

LAKE STATION | The current land speed record for a flathead gas roadster at the Utah sand flats is 153 mph, and Jeannette Hamilton is a full-throttle optimist.

July 14, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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Chinese delegations boost economic ties in NWI

Chinese delegations boost economic ties in NWI

For more than 20 years, economic growth rates in China have continued to thrive and a multitude of American firms are entering the booming economy to take advantage of the world's largest population.

June 09, 2012 3:15 pm Photos

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Local programmer places in top 20 in impossible-sounding paper-shredding contest

Local programmer places in top 20 in impossible-sounding paper-shredding contest

VALPARAISO | When his peers were learning how to name colors and count 10 or more objects, Shea Street asked his dad to buy a personal computer.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: Not taking anything for granite

MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: Not taking anything for granite

ST. JOHN | Julie Rizzo's rocks rock – just ask Heidi Ghasi, who works with students ages 18 to 22 in the West Lake Special Education Cooperative Transition to Adulthood Program, or TAP.

March 17, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Woloshansky improves quality of lives in Northwest Indiana, ensuring a better workforce for tomorrow

Woloshansky improves quality of lives in Northwest Indiana, ensuring a better workforce for tomorrow

Linda Woloshansky's destiny of helping others was sealed when she first stepped into the homes and lives of those on public assistance.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Local woman uses painting business to mentor young women

Local woman uses painting business to mentor young women

CROWN POINT | At 22, Norma Williams was a single parent and unhappy in corporate America while working in poorly fitting administrative jobs, until one day when she opened up a Martha Stewart magazine and heard the sounds of harps and angels.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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St. Mary's College student from Valparaiso launches new soda

St. Mary's College student from Valparaiso launches new soda

VALPARAISO | If you're hankering for something new to drink or even a blast from the past, you may want to quench your thirst with Twist O' Luck, a new lip–smacking fizzy bright green soda created by a Valparaiso High School graduate.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Workshop helps photographers capture their natural surroundings

Workshop helps photographers capture their natural surroundings

Mike Moats is the Lady Gaga of macro nature photography.

January 25, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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T.J. Boyle survives recession with diligent outreach, frugality

T.J. Boyle survives recession with diligent outreach, frugality

HIGHLAND | For Tom Boyle and his mother, Jean, hitting the pavement is the best way to strike a deal in the real estate business.

January 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Hobart business lights way to energy, cost savings

Hobart business lights way to energy, cost savings

HOBART | Point Imaging is the lighting the way with illumination that reduces not only the company's carbon footprint but also offers multiple benefits.

January 24, 2012 12:00 am
Two local companies receive accolades from Hispanic Business Magazine

Two local companies receive accolades from Hispanic Business Magazine

GARY | Even as a slumbering economic recovery continues to batter the business environment, two local Hispanic–owned businesses have been able to join the ranks of this year's Hispanic Business Magazine's top 500 listing.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Companies praised by Hispanic Business journal

Companies praised by Hispanic Business journal

Even as a slumbering economic recovery continues to batter the business environment, two local Hispanic-owned businesses have been able to join the ranks of this year's Hispanic Business Magazine's top 500 listing.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Local man offers alternative to big–box PC computer repair

Local man offers alternative to big–box PC computer repair

HAMMOND | Jeff Manzella insists he is a non–geek and an alternative solution for home PC users cringing at the price to get their computer fixed.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Lake Central launches architect search

ST. JOHN | After the victory in Tuesday's election, it was hard to escape the celebratory vibe at Lake Central School Corp. on Wednesday.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am

Lake Central school referendum passes

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School Corp. breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday as St. John Township residents passed a referendum calling for the rebuilding of Lake Central High and Protsman Elementary schools.

November 08, 2011 9:35 pm

Lake Central on information blitz over upcoming referendum

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School Corp. Superintendent Larry Veracco has given more than 200 presentations and hundreds of volunteers have fanned out across Dyer, Schererville and St. John the past several months to educate and garner support for the district's proposed $160 million construction plan.

October 31, 2011 11:45 am

Lake Central seeks $160M OK

ST. JOHN |  St. John Township voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to decide whether to support a $160 million construction project which includes rebuilding Lake Central High School and a new Protsman Elementary School facility in Dyer.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Munster, Lake Central bands headed for state finals

Munster, Lake Central bands headed for state finals

The moment this past Sunday was so sweet that 20 seniors in the Munster High School marching band felt the immediate need for a group hug -- but managed to contain themselves for a few minutes longer.

October 26, 2011 7:30 pm Photos

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Construction projects under way at Lake Central School Corp.

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School Corp. summer construction projects are on schedule.

July 04, 2011 10:00 am
Direct sales companies draw local workers

Direct sales companies draw local workers

The Avon Lady turned 125 years old this year and has been holding her own in the tough economy, as job cuts, smaller bonuses and scaled-back hours have pushed more people than ever to become direct-sellers.

June 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Opposition to Lake Central project waning?

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Corp. seems to have resident support for its proposal to replace the high school and an elementary school.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am

Lake Central board believes latest building plan the best offered

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Corp. board believes the latest proposed construction project approved for a November referendum evolved into the best recommendation so far.

June 15, 2011 4:35 pm

Lake Central sends $160M plan to voters

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Board on Monday unanimously approved a voter referendum for a $160 million replacement project for the existing high school and Protsman Elementary in Dyer.

June 13, 2011 11:00 pm
Ann Lichnerowicz, Owner, Edible Arrangements

Ann Lichnerowicz, Owner, Edible Arrangements

Flowers? Thoughtful. Chocolate? Sweet. Add healthy to the list and Ann Lichnerowicz says you've got the perfect combination.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Ivy Tech commends automotive classes

ST. JOHN | Four of Lake Central High School's vocational automotive classes were approved this month for dual credit by Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest.

April 25, 2011 7:00 pm

Full-day kindergarten requests decline slightly

ST. JOHN | Full-day kindergarten requests for Lake Central School Corp. totaled 379 students this year, which is down slightly from last year.

April 25, 2011 7:00 pm
Local MBA students gain firsthand glimpse of Chile's emerging economy

Local MBA students gain firsthand glimpse of Chile's emerging economy

GARY | Business students who donned hairnets, plastic smocks and shoe covers to tour Dole's salad processing facility in Chile couldn't help but giggle at the sight of one another, but Dole workers weren't laughing at the stringent food safety practice.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Munster's assistant superintendent announces retirement

MUNSTER | Randy Harkabus, assistant to the superintendent, will retire June 30 from the School Town of Munster after 21 years.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

Munster schools eye $2 million roof repair job

MUNSTER | School Town of Munster officials anticipate nearly $2 million in roof repairs and improvements to the existing pool area at Wilbur Wright Middle School.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am

Just like winning the lottery

MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster feels like a million dollars. Literally.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am

Tough economy spurs Lake Central bidding

ST. JOHN | The tough economy has brought more competition and is generating a robust bidding process for Lake Central School Corp. construction projects.

March 14, 2011 12:00 am

Lake Central booster host fundraiser tonight

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School's Athletic Booster Club will have its second annual fundraiser from 6 to 10 tonight at the Patrician Banquet Center, 410 E. U.S . 30, Schererville.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am

Lake Central School Corp. holds kindergarten information session

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School Corp. hosts an informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 tonight  in the Freshmen Center LGI Room for parents of kindergarten students new to the district.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
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