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Yost students read together

Yost students read together

Yost Elementary School has scheduled a Reading All Together Silently time for all students and staff on early release days to fulfill the school wide reading that is part of their school improvement plan. Pictured are students and staff reading together in the gym.

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President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

 Pictured is President Benjamin Harrison.

11 hours ago
Yost students read together

Yost students read together

Yost Elementary School fourth graders, from left, Claire Huff, Bryce Lagneau, Sophie Hamilton, Genene Engle, Zach Roof, Garrett Benko and Jacob Gifford read together during a Reading All Together Silently time for all Yost students and staff on early release days to fulfill the school wide r…

11 hours ago
Navigators USA

Navigators USA

The children in Navigators USA attend area schools, which include Solon Robinson Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary, Winfield Elementary and Play and Learn Preschool.

21 hours ago
Walk A Thon

Walk A Thon

St. Mary Catholic Community School appreciation for teachers walk-a-thon slated for Friday, Oct. 10.

22 hours ago
'Crazy' personality lands Munster family on Feud

'Crazy' personality lands Munster family on Feud

The Siurek family of Munster will appear Friday in an episode of the game show "Family Feud." Pictured are Brandon Siurek, Jen Siurek, host Steve Harvey, Deleta Siurek, Carl Siurek and Steve Johnson.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

 Pictured is the finale from last year's event.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Zombie run, music festival highlight issue of homelessness

Zombie run, music festival highlight issue of homelessness

Make-up instructor Zeke Stevens, of Sacred Chao Tattoo, ‘zombifies’ Ava Ackenhusen at a zombie makeup class at Dayspring Women’s Center.

September 17, 2014 2:17 pm
Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

Some of the cars on display at the car show Sept. 13 in Calumet City.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
Three CHS students selected for Merit Scholarship competition

Three CHS students selected for Merit Scholarship competition

Three Chesterton High School seniors, from left, Alisha Dziarski, Abigail Burke and David Eggers, are among the nation’s 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
Court of Honor

Court of Honor

Chesterton Boy Scout Troop 998 celebrated itst Court of Honor last month. This celebrates the achievements of the scouts during the past three months. During the celebration, 92 awards were presented, which included 77 completed merit badges. Along with the awards, five Scouts were recognize…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

Calumet City Chamber car show brings out the vintage best

Pictured in the Calumet City Chamber tent with Lifetime Member Harry Morton, seated, along with Lifetime Member and car show co-chairman Tom Cornwell, standing left, are Allen Babiarz, Chamber president; Jane Rowland, director, and Andy DeYoung, of Bob's Body Shop, car show chairman.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
oktoberfest

oktoberfest

A favorite German Band plays Oktoberfest in 2013.

September 16, 2014 3:07 pm
Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way

Mattie Willis dissects a sheep brain with her classmates during a PLTW Medical Detectives class.

September 16, 2014 3:01 pm
East Side high school gets Tower Garden

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

St. Francis de Sales students Josafat Quintas, Pablo Ramirez, Eduardo Alvarez, Julie Kocher-Zinkus, representative of Tower Garden; Janet Cobb, executive director of St. Francis de Sales, and student Sean Dudley pose for a photo with the Tower Garden.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Freaky Fun Zombie Run planned

Freaky Fun Zombie Run planned

The third annual Freaky Fun Zombie Run begins at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Imagination Glen in Portage.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Using netbooks

Using netbooks

Central Elementary kindergartners in Portage use netbooks to enhance learning in the classroom.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
East Side high school gets Tower Garden

East Side high school gets Tower Garden

St. Francis de Sales students Josafat Quintas, Pablo Ramirez, Eduardo Alfaro, and Sean Dudley listen and learn as Julie Kocher-Zinkus show the students where the roots are placed into the Tower Garden. The tower will be outside until early November and then be moved inside to continue produc…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Duneland Family YMCA block party is Saturday

Duneland Family YMCA block party is Saturday

Chester Brown will perform Saturday at the Duneland Family YMCA block party. All Good Things Band and Flat Baroque will also perform.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

A Chilli Cook-Off contestant ladles up a serving of her creation.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Perri Senegal, of Homewood, picks the perfect pumpkin at last years' Fall Fest.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Homewood's Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off is Sept. 20

Attendees enter the Homewood Fall Fest last year.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

More than 40 attended the Women’s Leadership Council kick-off event, “Wine, Women and Impact.”

September 12, 2014 6:20 am
Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts take the opportunity for a photo with Kellen Zanadrie, boatswains mate 2nd Class. Pictured are Noah Munoz, David-Daniel Garza, Aidan Rocha, Benjamin Gaeta, Nicolas Gomez, Evan Uribe, David Meduga, Adam Morales, Kalib Uribe, and Anthony Moreno.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts take tour of U.S. Coast Guard station in Calumet Park

Scouts listen and await an opportunity to ask their questions of tour guide Kellen Zanadrie, boatswains mate 2nd Class, during their recent tour of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Park on Lake Michigan.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Middle school administrators take the challenge

Middle school administrators take the challenge

 The Chesterton Middle School Physical Education department hosted an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donation Drive at the school, raising more than $700 for the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Students and staff raised funds to see CMS Principal Mike Megyesi, Assistant Principal Mike Okel…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Steam-powered fun

Steam-powered fun

Hesston Steam Museum celebrated its 58th annual Hesston Steam & Power Show over Labor Day weekend with steam-powered fun. The interactive, hands-on train-filled museum will now be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until the Ghost Train rolls in Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The museum is run by…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Fall into Wolf Lake weeklong event starts Saturday

Six voyageur canoes, like one shown here at an event last year in Michigan City, will be at Wolf Lake Sept. 20 as part of Fall into Wolf Lake Week. The weeklong outdoor expo, which takes place at William S. Powers Recreation Area in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, will feature free activit…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Restoration Ministries' 19th annual golf outing is Monday

Restoration Ministries' 19th annual golf outing is Monday

This foursome from Faith Church in Dyer participated in Restoration Ministries 2013 golf tournament at Midlothian Country Club. More than $43,000 was raised at last year's golf outing. Foursomes and sponsorships are still available for the upcoming outing on Monday.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Look at this truck for Specht, Finney and Skinner Department Store. And the dapper delivery men.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Friends in Service Together helps Prevent Child Abuse Porter County

Friends in Service Together helps Prevent Child Abuse Porter County

Friends In Service Together motorcycle riders club President Bill Hickman presents LuAnn Shirley, President of Prevent Child Abuse Porter County with a check for the proceeds from their Benefit Ride held on June 29. The ride began and ended at Leroy's Hot Stuff in Porter. Prevent Child Abuse…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

Robert Bragiel, of Hebron, spent about 10 months carving a statue of the Blessed Mother out of basswood in his Hebron workshop.

September 10, 2014 10:55 am
Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

Hegewisch neighbors get together at annual flea market

Franky Corpuz and his daughter, Alliyah, collect donations outside the Lansing Post Office with the Lansing Golden-K Club. Corpuz is a Kiwanis member from the Philippine Islands.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
LACE to hold final cruise night of the season

LACE to hold final cruise night of the season

Lansing's last cruise night is Sunday in downtown on Ridge Road.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
Beecher shelter animals clean up O'Hare

Beecher shelter animals clean up O'Hare

Two burros from Settlers Pond rescue in Beecher graze on grass at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago as a plane lands. The burros, goats, sheep and a llama are grazing on the grass at the airport, cutting the lawn where machinery would be difficult to maneuver.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
Corned beef sales help The Caring Place

Corned beef sales help The Caring Place

A check contribution was made to The Caring Place from the sale of Temple Israel corned beef sandwich fundraiser. Pictured are Vivian Khokar, of Temple Israel, and Mary Beth Schultz, executive director of The Caring Place. Each year the person who sells the highest number of sandwiches choos…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Allie Myhre applied glitter tattoos as part of Park-A-Palooza at Crete Park in August.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Miss Teresa's Ballerinas were part of the show at Crete Park. Pictured are from left Katherine Lustyk, Sophia Houchins, Natalya Polyak, and Martine Fox. These ballerinas are starting rehearsals for WinterDance which takes place in January. Ages 3 to adult can register at CretePark.com and be…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
High school students gather “Around the Table” to promote a drug-free, healthy lifestyle

High school students gather “Around the Table” to promote a drug-free, healthy lifestyle

Valparaiso High School Seniors Drew Paul, Mona Sehgal, Mary Cobble; Boone Grove junior Austin Rocha; Program manager Kaye Frataccia; Valparaiso High School junior Sydney Basden.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
D.148 names new assistant principal at Roosevelt schools

D.148 names new assistant principal at Roosevelt schools

Joseph Palicki, new assistant principal in District 148.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Crete Park-A-Palooza offers family fun

Crete-Monee High School's Faces sang at Crete Park-A-Palooza with a donation bucket, hoping to raise money to purchase new costumes for competing around the state. Pictured from left are Julia Albrecht, Rachel Butkowski, Hannah Cross, Jessica Lyons, Brittany Thompson, Akeili Hawkins, Jessica…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Schrum Memorial Middle School staffer Jessica Housty reacts to the ice water during the challenge at the Calumet City school.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Gary Dotson, of Schrum Memorial Middle School, takes part in the Calumet City school's ice bucket challenge for the ALS Foundation.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Cal City school takes the ALS ice bucket challenge

Schrum Memorial Middle School staffers Jessica Housty, Patrice Taylor, Anithia Hanserd, Sherri Bell Lisa Penn, Principal Bennie L. Knott, Denise Smith and Glenn Ellison take the ice bucket challenge for the ALS Foundation on Aug. 26.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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Police seeking this woman in connection with the Aug. 28 theft of nearly $1,400 in perfume from Ulta III in Hobart.

September 05, 2014 3:12 pm
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