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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 66: Deep River County Park

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 66: Deep River County Park

Lake County may be known for its steel mills, but the first industry to dot the landscape is not along the shores of Lake Michigan but next to the stream that gives Deep River County Park in Hobart its name.

September 09, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

MERRILLVILLE | More than 200 residents of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association apartments were served a picnic meal and live entertainment Aug. 6 as the AHEPA Chapter 78 Housing Corp. hosted its annual picnic on the spacious apartment grounds. Live music provided by Abe …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

MUNSTER | There are eight Elliott Elementary and Wilbur Wright Middle school students who can truly say their summer vacation was out of this world.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

When Rose Buckley Pearce walked into the Lake County Government Center in 1977, she was lucky someone directed her to the offices of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 33: Cedar Lake

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 33: Cedar Lake

You only have to go as far as its name to know what's unique about the town of Cedar Lake.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Pie-eating contest a slice of county fair life

Pie-eating contest a slice of county fair life

CROWN POINT | "Look ma, no hands" was the battle cry as 20 youths and adults competed Tuesday afternoon for trophies and bragging rights in the annual Pie-Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair.

August 06, 2014 6:53 pm Photos

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NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

NWI Parkinsons Inc. welcomes more than 500 to 10th annual fundraiser

HOBART | It was all about the bling as Elizabeth Fashions and NWI Parkinsons Inc. hosted the 10th annual Dinner and Style Show fundraiser on May 22 at Avalon Manor.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Team John John walks to cure arthrirtis

Team John John walks to cure arthrirtis

CROWN POINT | May is National Arthritis Month, and one Crown Point family has a special reason for wanting to raise awareness and find a cure.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
PUC faculty members named professors by trustees

PUC faculty members named professors by trustees

HAMMOND | Purdue University’s Board of Trustees recently ratified Purdue University Calumet faculty members Kuan-Chou Chen as the Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Professor in Economic Development and Cyril Pat Obi as the White Lodging Professor of Finance in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

Lowell High School's top academic seniors honored along with teachers

LOWELL | Taking PRIDE in their achievements, the 32 Lowell High School seniors with the top academic records revealed their most influential teachers May 4 at the annual LHS PRIDE Banquet.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

Auctions and raffles fill the evening at annual dinner

HOBART | Spring was in the air as BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana hosted the annual Buds and Blossoms fundraiser April 30 to benefit The Arc Northwest Indiana.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Give Local on Tuesday and put your money where your heart is

CROWN POINT | Have you got a favorite charity?

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
Highland woman to serve as missionary in U.S.

Highland woman to serve as missionary in U.S.

For the past 16 of her 23 years, Mary Pasyk has spent every August preparing for a new school year. This August, however, she'll be preparing to embark on a mission that will affect more than 60,000 young people across the country.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore CVA promotes Griffith native new HR manager

South Shore CVA promotes Griffith native new HR manager

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the promotion of Rik Piszczek as its new manager of Human Resources.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Marketing St. John school is a natural for mom and business graduate

Marketing St. John school is a natural for mom and business graduate

Renee Rodimel is on a mission, one she is passionate about.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Andrean students and charity host party for Chicago adults

Andrean students and charity host party for Chicago adults

CHICAGO | The cross country teams at Andrean High School in Merrillville wanted to do a community service project and, partnering with a local charitable organization, Children's Hope International, chose to host a Thanksgiving dinner for a group of adults with mental and physical challenges…

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

Festival of Trees luncheon shines silver for 25th anniversary

MUNSTER | It was a silvery scene at the 25th annual Festival of Trees luncheon Wednesday hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point rider and horse win world title

Crown Point rider and horse win world title

CROWN POINT | Sheri Wandachowicz looks good in the saddle, but looking pretty isn't what it's all about when she takes her quarter horse Presidential Invite for a ride.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Young environmentalist has fun helping his school and his planet

Young environmentalist has fun helping his school and his planet

If planet Earth makes it through another millennium, it just may be because of Chance Troksa.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Unique Halloween costume is a hit

Unique Halloween costume is a hit

CROWN POINT | Tyler Kuss, 10, wore a Halloween costume this year that was really something to write home about.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
Veteran treasures adventure of a lifetime

Veteran treasures adventure of a lifetime

When U.S. Marine Corps veteran Doug Peters stepped out of the old Cessna and touched ground in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he knew he was in for the adventure of a lifetime - "60 miles with 60-pound packs," as he put it.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District advances its message

CROWN POINT | Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Garling welcomed Lake County Council members Eldon Strong and Dan Dernulc, both Republicans, to the annual Legislative/Elected Officials Picnic hosted Oct. 2 by the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District.

October 16, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

New TV show shines spotlight on Parkinson's disease

CROWN POINT | There was no more attentive audience for the airing of NBC's new Michael J. Fox television show Thursday evening than the group gathered at the Marian Education Center on the Franciscan St. Anthony Health campus.

September 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

Gleaners host outing for The Arc of NWI clients, staff and families

CROWN POINT | It was Tuesday Night at the Movies recently as the Hawthorne Arbor of Gleaners hosted its annual outing for clients, staff and families of The Arc of Northwest Indiana.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Golden Times celebrates 25 years of engaging seniors

Golden Times celebrates 25 years of engaging seniors

MUNSTER | The Golden Times, a club started by The Times Media Company, has been offering social activities, camaraderie, and support to senior citizens for 25 years.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
Trio founds Celtic Society of Indiana Pipes & Drums

Trio founds Celtic Society of Indiana Pipes & Drums

You can never have too many bagpipers is the way Pipe Major Craig Brooks sees it, and so the Hobart musician has teamed up with a couple of South Haven firefighters to found the Celtic Society of Indiana Pipes & Drums.

August 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fun at the fair for young and old

Fun at the fair for young and old

CROWN POINT | Monday belonged to the young and old at the Lake County Fair as Senior Citizens Day competed for attention with the Youth Fun Horse Show.

August 05, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service holds annual meeting

CROWN POINT | Attending the annual business meeting of the Lake County Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service this year felt a bit like being on a television game show.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Students DARE to be different thanks to life skills lessons

Students DARE to be different thanks to life skills lessons

Twenty-five years ago, fifth-grader James Ghrist was a member of the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduating class in Munster.

July 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lowell High banquet honors top students and teachers

Lowell High banquet honors top students and teachers

LOWELL | Pride filled the room May 5 as Lowell High School celebrated its top academic graduates of 2013 and the teachers that most influenced therm at the annual LHS PRIDE Banquet.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Spring arrives at Buds and Blossoms Evening

Spring arrives at Buds and Blossoms Evening

HOBART | While it was still too chilly for April outdoors, spring was definitely in the air inside Avalon Manor on Wednesday evening as BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana hosted the 10th annual Buds and Blossoms Evening to benefit The Arc Northwest Indiana.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Nothing new about Lowell heading to state finals

Nothing new about Lowell heading to state finals

LOWELL | The New York Yankees missed the World Series last October, and the New England Patriots will be watching this Sunday's Super Bowl on TV, but as dynasties go, the Lowell High School Academic Decathlon team did not disappoint, winning the Kankakee Valley Regional on Jan. 19 to advance…

January 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Thespians are state finalists

Thespians are state finalists

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School headed to the state finals this weekend, but this time instead of athletic uniforms, they packed costumes.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Holiday event celebrates the symphony

Holiday event celebrates the symphony

MUNSTER | Bright lights, bright colors and holiday music greeted hundreds of guests as they arrived for the 24th annual Festival of Trees luncheon hosted by the Women's Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony on Dec. 5 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Literacy group honors Time Out for Reading winners

Literacy group honors Time Out for Reading winners

MERRILLVILLE | Pictures may tell a thousand words, but words are the reason for the pictures when the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition celebrates its Time Out for Reading program.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Be crafty at the library

Be crafty at the library

CROWN POINT | Feeling crafty? Then the Crown Point Community Library is the place to be.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Helping youth grow in care

Helping youth grow in care

GARY | K-9 & Family Time, an organization started by Officer Mike Miller of the Gary Police Department Reserves, recently held a demonstration at Pittman Square Park in Gary.

October 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Budding florists get creative at the fair

Budding florists get creative at the fair

CROWN POINT | Marilyn Chynoweth, Flower Show superintendent at the Lake County Fair, watched children having fun creating flower arrangements Tuesday, and admitted she has an ulterior motive for hosting the Bloomin' Kids Contest.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am
Pies, flowers take center stage

Pies, flowers take center stage

CROWN POINT | Nobody could believe he ate the whole thing.

August 07, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Changing hats, but not loyalties

Changing hats, but not loyalties

CROWN POINT | Arlene Marcinek has changed hats, but not her dedication to the Lake County Fair.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Teen heads to NYC to pursue her Broadway dream

Teen heads to NYC to pursue her Broadway dream

Selena VanBaber's dream is to perform in Broadway musicals, and this morning, she awoke to find herself just about as close as she can get.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
Firefighters to the rescue

Firefighters to the rescue

CEDAR LAKE | Drama gripped a Cedar Lake neighborhood last week as a mother frantically searched for her nine children after they all slipped into a storm drain.

June 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Alumni honored for athletics Sunday at Lowell High

Alumni honored for athletics Sunday at Lowell High

LOWELL | Lowell High School's Athletic Hall of Fame 2012 induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium, 2051 E. Commercial Ave.  

May 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Expectant parents showered with valuable information

Expectant parents showered with valuable information

CROWN POINT | Expectant parents were treated to lunch, door prizes and plenty of valuable information when MDwise sponsored one of its Bluebelle Baby Showers for Prenatal Assistance Program clients at St. Clare Clinic last week.

May 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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ND club award honors service and leadership

ND club award honors service and leadership

SCHERERVILLE | Duane Dedelow, of Hammond, was presented with the Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana's Award of the Year when the group met Thursday for its annual UND Night banquet.

April 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Supporters 'come together' for Crossroads YMCA

Supporters 'come together' for Crossroads YMCA

HOBART | Supporters from Crown Point, Griffith and Hammond "came together" Thursday for a first-time fundraiser aimed at making sure the doors are always open at Crossroads YMCA centers.

March 08, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Beetle drives steelworkers to help out co-worker

Beetle drives steelworkers to help out co-worker

WHEELER | There's a forlorn-looking 1970 Volkswagen Beetle in a Wheeler garage right now, but it will be a shiny new collectible in just a matter of days if Fred Nowlin's friends in the 14 Blast Furnace Department at U.S. Steel have their way.

February 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Women (and men) Go Red for heart health

Women (and men) Go Red for heart health

CROWN POINT | Red was the color of the day as 275 men and women gathered for the Crown Point Go Red luncheon Friday in support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day.

February 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pink totes filled with goodies sold for cancer fundraiser

Pink totes filled with goodies sold for cancer fundraiser

LOWELL | Pink is Nan Parente's favorite color, and the breast cancer survivor wants to share it with all of her friends in Lowell.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Family shares anniversary - and 9/11 memories

Family shares anniversary - and 9/11 memories

CROWN POINT | Carol and Wayne Allen have 46 years of memories to celebrate today, but for the past 10 years, their wedding anniversary has had a new memory crowding out the family vacations, birthdays and other special occasions they share.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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