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No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

Devonte Marsh, of Sauk Village

4 hours ago
St. Mary CyberCats

St. Mary CyberCats

St. Mary's CyberCats experiment with their new design.

8 hours ago
Zuccarelli receives first Columbus Patriot Award from Order Sons of Italy in America

Zuccarelli receives first Columbus Patriot Award from Order Sons of Italy in America

Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli with the Columbus Patriot Award he recently received from the Order Sons of Italy in America. It is the first time the organization has offered the award.

19 hours ago
Save those seeds

Save those seeds

Jay Tudor takes advantage of the warm, fall weather to gather dried, Blue Lake green bean seed pods in his vegetable garden. Now is the time to save your seeds and bring to the seed cleaning events or to the seed exchange at the Gardening Show Jan. 24.

19 hours ago
Students enter national mural contest

Students enter national mural contest

Several of Valparaiso's Thomas Jefferson Middle School 8th grade students, led by German teacher Kandel Baxter and Language Arts teacher Michelle Coberg, created an artistic mural themed Connecting Countries & Cultures for a national mural contest through People to People. Students put m…

19 hours ago
Art center offers Pysanky egg classes

Art center offers Pysanky egg classes

Mary Acton will host two holiday Pysanky egg classes at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8. Each class will cost $40 for members of the Chesterton Art Center and $45 for non-members. Students will learn the art of …

19 hours ago
Lawson raises money for Riley Children's Hospital

Lawson raises money for Riley Children's Hospital

Elizabeth Lawson, of Chesterton, held a craft sale outside Hiestand Law Office for Riley Children's Hospital and raised about $450 in sales and donations for the facility. Elizabeth, 6, read a book earlier this year that suggested holding a fundraiser to help other kids and she wanted to hel…

19 hours ago
Feds announce indictments in NWI heroin trade

Feds announce indictments in NWI heroin trade

Photos of nine people arrested in an investigation of the Northwest Indiana heroin trade, along with three state arrests were displayed Monday during a news conference on the indictments.

October 20, 2014 12:34 pm
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly donates books to Marian Catholic High School

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly donates books to Marian Catholic High School

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., donated 150 books to Marian Catholic High School through the Library of Congress Book Surplus Program.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
CHS students benefit from fine art at Brauer Museum of Art

CHS students benefit from fine art at Brauer Museum of Art

CHS Students visit Museum of Art: Chesterton High School students view the gallery collection with Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art Curator Gregg Hertzleib.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
REGION LIFE: Vegas brings high-flying vacation fun

REGION LIFE: Vegas brings high-flying vacation fun

Features writer Vanessa Renderman is the spider-shaped blur on the far right, zooming over onlookers on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Her brother, Elliot Renderman, is pictured center, and a stranger is on the left.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic exceeds $100K goal

Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic exceeds $100K goal

Enjoying the links at this year's Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic in Olympia Fields are, from left, Harry Howisen '93, Harry Howisen Sr., Tom Tomazewski and Todd Tomazewski. All are from Chesterton.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic exceeds $100K goal

Marian Catholic Endowment Golf Classic exceeds $100K goal

Eric From, of ArtBeat Live, produces his works of art to music during the dinner after the Marian Catholic Golf Classic.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
UBM Queens

UBM Queens

Union Benefica 2014 Queen Trinidad Resendez, of Knox bur currently in Muncie riding a rodeo circuit, and Tiny Queen Adeana Vargas, of Gary.

October 16, 2014 3:51 pm
Alex Cordova, Salvador Cordova

Alex Cordova, Salvador Cordova

Alex Cordova, left, leads his cousin, Salvador, in a recent race for Purdue Calumet. Both have set records in the program this season.

October 16, 2014 3:39 pm
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. Butchering at the Roy Rigg farm in Porter Township.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Pets on parade

Pets on parade

Chesterton's Bailly Elementary second graders, left to right, Madisyn Stimmel and Alaina McGrogan pet Leggies the cat as owner Ruthann Sanders and mother of second grader Madison Buckley explains their cat's good nature at Bailly's annual pet parade. Second grade students bring a pet to scho…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Celebrating National 4-H week

Celebrating National 4-H week

As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H adult leaders Annette Hansen, left, of Discovery Trackers in Duneland, and Sandi Russell, of Sunsetters in Valparaiso, created a display case at the Valparaiso Public Library for the month of October. They hope to raise awareness about all that 4-H has to of…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Cemetery tours

Cemetery tours

The Duneland Historical Society and the Westchester Township History Museum collaborated to conduct a cemetery tour at the Chesterton Cemetery. Braving the cold weather, volunteers like Ken Keller, left, told the stories of nine families and individuals to chilly attendees like Herb, right, …

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Concordia University Kapelle to perform

Concordia University Kapelle to perform

The Concordia University Chicago Concert Choir, Kapelle, will perform Oct. 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Brummitt participates in Run@work day

Brummitt participates in Run@work day

Recently, the Brummitt Elementary School staff and students celebrated the RRCA National Run @ Work Day by running/walking a total of 292 miles. The purpose of the day was to promote physical activity and healthy living in the community through running or walking. The event was organized by …

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA Scholastic finals

Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA Scholastic finals

Trojan Guard receives awards: Holding the "Gold" Division Trophy and Caption Medals for Distinctive Achievement are Chesterton High School Trojan Guard members, left to right, senior flutist Laura Stepanovich, senior and drum major Seth Halpin, and senior flutist Arianna Hall.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Thornton Twp. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Thornton Twp. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Retired Dr. Richard Rucoba, doctor of optometry, left, is honored for his service to the south suburban Latino community by Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Guest speaker hits on communication topic

Guest speaker hits on communication topic

Betty Cochrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, speaks to the Valparaiso branch of AAUW.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
'One Warm Coat' will help this winter

'One Warm Coat' will help this winter

Hannah Howell is cooecting coats to help the needy. she is asking for donation.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
East Side Scouts bowl in Lansing

East Side Scouts bowl in Lansing

Scouts from Pack 773 on the East Side learned bowling basics at Lan-Oak Lanes in Lansing. Pictured in front from left are Aiden Tirado, David-Daniel Garza, Gio Trejo, Anthony Macias, Ethan Faulker, Ryan Gatton and Matthew Faulker. In the second row are Arik Schichner, Cameron Spencer, Kalib …

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Shaw

Shaw

Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw will be on hand to sign autographs at Baseball Card Exchange from 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. on Thursday.

October 14, 2014 2:02 pm
Illinois brothers share $1M Hoosier Lottery ticket purchased in Hammond

Illinois brothers share $1M Hoosier Lottery ticket purchased in Hammond

Brothers Frank Cage Jr., left and Miles Cage Sr. claim their $1 million prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

October 14, 2014 1:22 pm
Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland is running for re-election in 2015.

October 14, 2014 11:29 am
CPNAHS Students Create PB Giving Tree

CPNAHS Students Create PB Giving Tree

At the NAHS Peanut Butter Giving Tree are (from left) Marie Schelfo, Nathan Addyman, Brianna Rhodes, and club sponsor CPHS teacher Lyndsey Harris.

October 13, 2014 7:37 pm
St. Mary Pet Drive

St. Mary Pet Drive

St. Mary first-graders Olivia Robinson and Joshua Eliscupides​ collect for Lake County Animal Shelter.

October 13, 2014 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Walk-a-thon

St. Mary's Walk-a-thon

Josh Carattini leads Mrs. Kabella's class as Cambrie Metzcus, Sophia Gallego, Selena Tran, Joshua Eliscupides, and Jayden Valdivia follow.

October 13, 2014 7:21 pm
MIS Superhero

MIS Superhero

Karen Jones/Guidance and Michelle Rogowski/Social Worker who developed the Anti-Bullying program for the students.

October 13, 2014 6:43 pm
MIS Superhero

MIS Superhero

Most of the staff members who dressed up as Superheroes.(Front row-left to right) Karen Jones, Melissa Cannon, Eileen Nikrin, Rose-Ann Wilson, Tim Washington, Lisa Sanchez, Shannon Hedrick, Nia Cassity, Jen Fedak, Becky Wright, Erica Hightower, and Danielle Hill. (Middle row-left to right) D…

October 13, 2014 6:41 pm
Karen Lauper

Karen Lauper

Karen Lauper will attend the 2014 Midwest Association of Social Workers Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, where she will be officially awarded School Social Worker of the year for Indiana.

October 13, 2014 6:28 pm
Thornton Township honors its youth for community service

Thornton Township honors its youth for community service

Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli, center left, and Stanley Brown, director of the Youth Summer Job Readiness Program, with some of the students who received certificates for community service.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
World School Milk Day

World School Milk Day

Chesterton's Bailly Elementary School second graders, left to right, Alexia Franco, Camiyah Brown, Na'zyia Howard and Samantha Vanwagner dressed in black and white and held up cartons of milk in honor of World School Milk Day. Students also participated in the "How Does Milk Get You Moovin' …

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
T.F. South employees to run in Chicago Marathon

T.F. South employees to run in Chicago Marathon

Thornton Fractional South employees Kelly Hasse and Tim Stephan will run in Sunday's Chicago Marathon.

October 11, 2014 12:00 am
Sunnybrook D.171 announces Excellence Award winners for September

Sunnybrook D.171 announces Excellence Award winners for September

The Heritage Excellence Award winners for the month of September are, from left, Anya Carter, fifth grade, Cameron Gray, sixth grade, Folasade Olumide, seventh grade, and Sammyka De Los Angeles, eighth grade. Also pictured are Michelle Johnson, assistant principal, and Juan Gardner, principal.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Art class gets parents involved

Art class gets parents involved

Chesterton High School students in Allison Nix's Printmaking 1 class decided the new process they were learning in class was so much fun that their parents ought to get in on the act at Chesterton High School’s Open House hosted in September. When parents arrived for their 10-minute session …

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Manda's Race set for Oct. 25

Manda's Race set for Oct. 25

Community Action Drug Coalition will host the 6th annual Manda's Race Oct. 25. Run or walk at 9 a.m. at the race. This is a family-oriented, costumes encouraged 5K run and noncompetitive walk, USAF certified. The event will be held at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. Fifth St., Chest…

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Twins Day

Twins Day

During Fegely’s Week, Wednesday was Twin Day in Portage. Three sets of “twins” took it a whole new level including the two eighth grade Social Studies teachers. Pictured are teachers Dawn Lee and Jessica Cohen.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Sunnybrook D.171 announces Excellence Award winners for September

Sunnybrook D.171 announces Excellence Award winners for September

The Nathan Hale Excellence Award winners for the month of September are pictured from left, Giovanni Terrazes, kindergarten; Autumn Trotter, first grade; JaVia Smith, second grade; Samantha Ramirez, third grade; and Fatima Garcia, fourth grade.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
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Bryan Tyman

October 09, 2014 3:33 pm
Pick & Treat for Tots benefits more than 2,000 families

Pick & Treat for Tots benefits more than 2,000 families

Melanie Dooley and Jean Coleman from The Tot Shop and Jeannette Blewett and Jennifer Barnes from BMO Harris Bank get ready to accept donations for the Pick & Treat for Tots drive that seeks to replenish supplies for The Tot Shop, through Oct. 31.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am
T.F North senior giving back, debunking stereotypes

T.F North senior giving back, debunking stereotypes

Thornton Fractional North senior Warren Key participated in a a leadership program this summer foro young black men at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am
Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

Mt. Carmel introduces Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity in memory of award-winning teacher

Mt. Carmel High School president the Rev. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O.Carm, Principal John Stimler, and Dean of The Honors Program Jeff Enright, welcome 25 sophomores to the Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity, a new enrichment society designed to elevate the academic and cultural experience of the scho…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Surprise honor celebrates love of gardening

Surprise honor celebrates love of gardening

Victoria Conover, 88, sits among the flowers members of the Porter County Master Gardeners Association gifted her as part of her surprise honor.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
GSU Foundation presents Rebrith Brass Band to raise scholarship funds

GSU Foundation presents Rebrith Brass Band to raise scholarship funds

The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band will perform in concert Oct..11 at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

D.215 board member receives Roosevelt U. fellowship

LeeAnn Revis

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
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