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HOBART | The 13th annual Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Awareness Tea set records from ticket sales to sponsors.
SCHERERVILLE | The next Lake County Advancement Committee monthly luncheon meeting focuses on how modern livestock production continues to influence Northwest Indiana’s economy.
CROWN POINT | A petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, balloon launch and much more await participants in Sunday’s 10th annual Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
DYER | So many residents already toured the new Protsman Elementary School since January that Sunday’s official grand opening ceremonies and tours of the school drew few residents.
MERRILLVILLE | On a recent bright fall morning, Bishop Dale Melczek sat in his office at the Catholic Diocese of Gary pastoral center reflecting on changes coming to the neighboring Chicago Archdiocese.
GARY | Learning about money and how it works can be fun. Just ask 54 kindergartners at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls.
MUNSTER | Properly recycling computer equipment creates security for the donors, an eco-friendly solution to dumping in landfills and, for those involved in TradeWinds’ Secure Computer Destruction & Recycling program, employment opportunities for eight workers with special needs.
MUNSTER | Teaching today’s students about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and genocide provides challenges for educators at all levels.
At sundown Wednesday, the most sacred 10 days in Jewish spiritual life begin as Rosh Hashana ushers in the Jewish New Year with traditions that date back thousands of years.
HIGHLAND | As war raged in Europe in 1944, 21-year old John Benedict, of Griffith, boarded the Queen Mary liner along with some 20,000 servicemen, dodging Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean on the first leg of a journey that would eventually lead many of them to Normandy Beach on D-Day.
GARY | Creating an educational environment where every student can succeed will take a paradigm shift to partnerships and collaboration between every stakeholder and away from all punitive actions and antagonism.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved a resolution involving transportation improvement projects for 2014 through 2017 during the full commission meeting Thursday.
GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular in Mediterranean countries during a specially catered meal.
GARY | The carpe diem message of “seize the opportunities and run with them” echoed throughout the kickoff of the Educational Innovative Youth Program held Tuesday at the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club.
EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.
MERRILLVILLE | Pomp and sacred ceremonies dating back to 1882 come to the Radisson at Star Plaza this weekend as hundreds of Knights of Columbus members from six states gather to honor the centennial of the Abraham Lincoln Assembly.
Cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in East Chicago, Gary and Hammond takes on new focus thanks to two federal grants.
MERRILLVILLE | Even though half of the $90,000 still needs to be donated for the Veterans Build home, disabled American veteran Danna Carter and his two teenage sons will be in their new permanent, affordable residence by the holidays.
MERRILLVILLE | Sunshine broke through the dark storm clouds Wednesday as dozens of supporters gathered on the grass of an undeveloped lot on Roosevelt Street to kick off Indiana’s first Veterans Build.
PORTAGE | The world of federal funding for transportation improvement projects throughout Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties looks vastly different, according to a report heard Tuesday by the Transportation Policy Committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson packed the house at the Gary Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday at Majestic Star Casino, offering updated information about the city’s economic development initiatives.
CROWN POINT | American patriotism came alive in speech, song, prayer and pledges during Sunday’s 2014 Patriot Brunch in the Maki Ballroom in the historic Old Lake County Courthouse.
SCHERERVILLE | According to a Democratic candidate for Indiana state auditor, corruption in Indiana government costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
CROWN POINT | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday people of all ages can promote awareness and raise funds to help area families whose children battle cancer.
Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all require proof of up-to-date immunization for the canine family member.
Stony, aka “The Sheriff,” barrels up and down the steep grassy hill, breaking up any rough-housing he sees.
GARY | Music is the universal language, and on Sept. 13 members of the city’s police, fire and public safety departments will burst into song during a concert at West Side High School auditorium
MUNSTER | Finding bargains on great accessories, such as purses and jewelry, now ranks among the most popular national pastimes, and has even spurred competitions among consumers to find the best at the lowest price.
MUNSTER | Hundreds of adults from throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs in Illinois gathered Friday morning at Family Christian Center, seeking to connect with job opportunities.
SCHERERVILLE | Like the tomatoes and peppers they’re growing in an adjacent half-acre field, 10 male residents of Campagna Academy diagnosed with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities are blossoming thanks to a partnership with Planting Possibilities and the Legacy Foundation.
CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget for 2015 and news that full-time dispatchers will be hired in the next few weeks.
HIGHLAND | Torrential downpours and a flooded parking lot at Wicker Memorial Park couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of craft beer lovers who gathered Saturday at the park’s social center for Pints in the Park.
GARY | “You don’t just find justice like it’s sitting on a shelf at Wal-Mart. You demand it. You create it.”
PORTAGE | Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.
GARY | It’s a message that echoes throughout the United States and the world – end the violence that destroys neighborhoods and nations, and provide access to good education and employment for all people regardless of race, national origin or abilities.
CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.
CROWN POINT | Another clash about the cost of the federally mandated overhaul of Lake County Jail erupted at the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday.
Stopping by after school one day a month to pick up frozen Market Day items ordered from a printed flyer has been a tradition for many local families for decades.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin no longer needs to provide her pre-primary election campaign finance reports to the Lake County Election Board after that group voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss the issue.
CROWN POINT | Welding work at the Lake County Government Center sparked a fire about 10 a.m. Tuesday, filling the facility with an acrid smell and closing Building A for the remainder of the day.
LYNWOOD | As a thunderstorm moved in Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn and dozens of state and local officials gathered to break ground for a $29.6 million major grade separation of the Canadian National tracks along U.S. 30.
CROWN POINT | Torrential rains on July 17 washed out the Indiana Ballet Theatre’s outdoor Bastille Day fundraiser on the grounds of the future Classical Arts Centre, a historical building a block north of the Lake County Government Center.
CROWN POINT | American patriots serve their country and community, frequently at their own expense and without recognition.
The roller coaster ride continues with gas prices spiking once again this week in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook and Will counties.
MUNSTER | The School Town of Munster is in rough financial straits, including being behind on NIPSCO bills, according to information provided at Monday’s School Board meeting.
EAST CHICAGO | Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the city’s HealthLinc facility at 1333 W. Chicago Ave. signaled a new era of bringing affordable primary medical and behavioral health care to the community.
GARY | Bringing companies with high-paying jobs to Gary will take the restoration of the city’s image as a good place to do business where the payment of fees or favors to officials isn’t necessary.
MUNSTER | This weekend brings thousands of Polish Catholics to town as part of a two-day, 33-mile pilgrimage from St. Michael Catholic Church on Chicago’s South Side to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Wednesday touted the efforts of her office to consolidate business services, investigate investment fraud and help Hoosier businesses connect with credible investors.
CROWN POINT | Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna’s first murder trial in early March ended with a hung jury.
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