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Neil Venhuizen, Navy Veteran, plays Taps during the ceremony Sunday in Lansing.

October 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Habitat groups build on success

Habitat groups build on success

Javaze Hart, right, of Lansing, and her children, Keith Johnson Jr., 9, and Artenice Johnson, 20, stand in front of their new home in Lansing in November 2013. The home was constructed through the Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs organization.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Erin Gunnink, shot put gold medalist, and Brent Bowgren, first athlete to become a national coach, arrive in Indiana after the 2014 Special Olympics.

June 21, 2014 7:04 pm
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

The local Special Olympics USA Games team poses for a photo. Pictured from right to left, row one, are Lorrie Woycik, Erin Gunnink, Robert Kerley, and Garnett Kirk; row two: Tim Hiller, Andy Petrovich, Kathy Petrovich, Rob Griffith, Chris Ellingsen; and row three: Andrew Walstra, Brent Bowgr…

June 21, 2014 7:04 pm
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Graduates walk into the Washington Township High School commencement ceremony Saturday to the song "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar and arrangement by James Ployhar.

June 07, 2014 12:16 pm
DAV Walk raises disabled vet awareness

DAV Walk raises disabled vet awareness

The annual Disabled American Veterans fundraising walk circled the perimeter of Wicker Park from the pavilion.

May 31, 2014 4:34 pm
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Students from Lake Central High history teacher Tom Clark's class display memorabilia from area veterans at Saturday Disabled American Veteran fundraising walk at Wicker Park in Highland. They are Cassidy Niewiadomskj, 16, from left, Jarea Wilson, 16, Tony Guitierrez, Schererville, Tom Clark…

May 31, 2014 4:34 pm
Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, a two-time major champion, shows the crowd a technique for putting during a clinic Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center.

May 10, 2014 11:00 am
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Fuzzy Zoeller

Pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller shows the audience how to hit the ball with different clubs during a clinic celebrating the 15th anniversary of the First Tee program at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center in Valparaiso.

May 10, 2014 10:59 am
Fuzzy Zoeller, Kyle Harvey

Fuzzy Zoeller, Kyle Harvey

Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller helps Kyle Harvey, 11 with his putting during a clinic and demonstration Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center in Valparaiso. Zoeller attended by way of the First Tee program.

May 10, 2014 11:00 am
Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

Aidan Gutierrez, 8, lines up a putt during a clinic and demonstration with professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller on Saturday at Creekside Golf Course and Learning Center, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its First Tee program.

May 10, 2014 10:59 am
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Marshan Mitchell, a member of the Environmental Club at T.F. North, helps Anaya Rolling, 6, plant flowers at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.

April 26, 2014 4:33 pm
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Ashley Lumpkinmoss, 17, shows Rayna Franklin, 4, how to plant flowers at a flower planting Saturday at the Calumet City Library. The planting took place in honor of Eco-Friendly Day, and was sponsored by Second Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski.

April 26, 2014 4:33 pm
Pride of Highland: Volunteers spruce up parks

Pride of Highland: Volunteers spruce up parks

Brandon Chong, 17, Bradley Trichak, 17, and Jacob Munsie, 16, help clean up Brantwood Park on Saturday in Highland. The Highland High School football team worked at Brantwood and other volunteers cleaned up other town parks as part of Park Pride Day.

April 26, 2014 4:21 pm
Union supporters recognized for their contributions

Union supporters recognized for their contributions

Dan Murchek, president of the Northwest Indiana Federation of Labor, presents the George Meany Award to Tim Murray, of Ceramic Tile & Terrazzo Local 21, on Thursday during the federation's awards reception at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland.

April 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Kids scramble for eggs at Dyer hunt

Kids scramble for eggs at Dyer hunt

Children scramble during the Easter egg hunt Saturday at Northgate Park in Dyer. More than 500 people were expected to participate.

April 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Scrambling for eggs

Scrambling for eggs

Jame Steele, 4, hunts down candy at Saturday's Easter egg hunt in Dyer.

April 12, 2014 3:25 pm
Hammond event helps girls prepare for prom

Hammond event helps girls prepare for prom

Virginia Bermea, of Chicago, helps Rachel Washington, 18, pick out jewelry to go with her dress during a prom event Sunday hosted by Paying It Forward Wishes and Heros and the Hammond Boys & Girls Club. Girls were treated to hair styling and nail treatments and were able to pick out prom…

March 30, 2014 5:44 pm
Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

The crowd started filling up Beatniks on Conkey last month for the Hammond Community Theater's production of "The Mousetrap."

March 16, 2014 6:31 am
Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

John Stewart, of Lansing and Mary LeVan, of Hammond, attend Beatniks on Conkey for the performance of "The Mousetrap." LeVan said she attends every show Beatniks puts on.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Music, theater add to NWI night life

Music, theater add to NWI night life

"The Mousetrap," presented byHammond Community Theater, featured Rip Johnson, from left, Larry Hinken, Betsy Archer, Aaron G. Duncil, Mike Lerner, Maggie Foster, Mike Karberg and Kali Rasala-Fitch in February at Beatniks on Conkey.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Hobart YMCA presents family-friendly fun

Hobart YMCA presents family-friendly fun

Marcus Gholson Jr., 5, plays in an obstacle course Saturday at the Hobart Family YMCA's Healthy Kids Day. The event included a variety of events, such as swimming and water games, jump houses and visits from local mascots.

March 15, 2014 1:43 pm
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SCHERERVILLE | Ethan Palm, of Valparaiso, and David Parks, Ruth Parks and Jonna Paglicci, all of Portage, have drinks before the performances at Leap into the Arts, a gala fundraiser benefiting and showcasing youth vocal, dance and orchestra organizations in the region.

February 21, 2014 7:34 pm
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SCHERERVILLE | Laurell Brummett, of South Shore Dance Academy, performs during the Leap into the Arts gala, a fundraiser in Schererville on Friday that benefits several youth arts organizations.

February 21, 2014 7:34 pm
Technology giveaway computes for Gary students

Technology giveaway computes for Gary students

Justice Moore, 4, carries a keyboard for a used computer her family received Saturday during a technology giveaway at Glen Park Academy. The Gary Community School Corp. gave away old computers and equipment it recently replaced with newer models.

February 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Brews fans fill the barn

Brews fans fill the barn

Patty Kostro, left, of Hobart, serves Michael and Wendy Rodino, of Hobart, beer from the Hobart Family YMCA booth Jan. 25 at the inaugural Brews in the Barn fundraiser hosted by the YMCA. The sold-out event at County Line Orchard featured 39 different beers and live bands. A silent auction i…

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Patty Kostro, of Hobart, serves beer to Michael and Wendy Rodino on Saturday at the Brews in the Barn beer tasting at County Line Orchard in Hobart. The sold-out event to benefit the Hobart Family YMCA featured 39 different breweries and live bands.

January 25, 2014 6:53 pm
Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Patty Kostro, of Hobart, serves beer to Michael and Wendy Rodino on Saturday at the Brews in the Barn beer tasting at County Line Orchard in Hobart. The sold-out event to benefit the Hobart Family YMCA featured 39 different breweries and live bands.

January 25, 2014 6:50 pm
Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Hobart Family YMCA fundraiser goes down easy

Patty Kostro, of Hobart, serves beer to Michael and Wendy Rodino on Saturday at the Brews in the Barn beer tasting at County Line Orchard in Hobart. The sold-out event to benefit the Hobart Family YMCA featured 39 different breweries and live bands.

January 25, 2014 6:48 pm
Mt. Zion AME Church combines soup kitchen, clothing drive

Mt. Zion AME Church combines soup kitchen, clothing drive

Irene Browning, of Gary, and Tashica Dardon, of Merrillville, set out food for the soup kitchen at Gary's Mt. Zion AME Church Saturday. 

January 11, 2014 4:30 pm
Mt. Zion AME Church combines soup kitchen, clothing drive

Mt. Zion AME Church combines soup kitchen, clothing drive

Erika Cooper, 15, sorts clothes that were donated for distribution to those who attend the Mt. Zion AME Church soup kitchen before patrons arrive Saturday.

January 11, 2014 4:30 pm
Nordikids celebrate holidays in Scandinavian style

Nordikids celebrate holidays in Scandinavian style

Alec Carroll, 13, presents his sister Samantha Carroll, 10, with flowers during a ceremony Sunday at the Wicker Park Social Club. Samantha was named the Lucia Queen during Nordikids of Northwest Indiana's annual holiday celebration.

December 08, 2013 5:08 pm
Auction aids church

Auction aids church

Annette Perz, of Whiting, browses items for auction at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Merrillville. Items included antiques, collectibles, sports items, dolls, Christmas items, furniture and bedding.

November 30, 2013 2:13 pm
Auction aids church

Auction aids church

Mike Bartos, of Hobart, has been donating his auctioneer services for 30 years as SS. Peter and Paul in Merrillville holds its annual auction. All  proceeds go to the church. This year, the money will help pay for an alarm system.

November 30, 2013 2:13 pm
Celebrating Serbia

Celebrating Serbia

Serb Fest in Lansing was filled with activities, including Wally and Friends which played traditional Serbian Music and children perform traditional Serbian dances.

November 03, 2013 4:24 pm
Celebrating Serbia

Celebrating Serbia

Diane Rutovic, of Lansing, sells jewelry to Whiting resident Karen Panayotovich from Origami Owl during Serb Fest in Lansing. Rutovic is an independent designer for the company.

November 03, 2013 4:23 pm
A 'reel' cause

A 'reel' cause

Madeline Monroe, 5 and Alice Lewter, 1, greet Princess Belle from the Walt Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast" Saturday, during a charity event raising funds for digital projection technology to be added to the Kennedy Theatre in Hammond.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
A 'reel' cause

A 'reel' cause

Lauren Kelly of Highland, with the help of 1-year-old Tyler Kutansky, browses the popcorn bucket raffle options Saturday at a charity event to raise money for renovations to the Kennedy Theatre in Hammond.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Habitat for Humanity dedicates a home in Lansing

Habitat for Humanity dedicates a home in Lansing

Javaze Hart, right, of Lansing, talks with Millie Reyes-Williams after Hart's speech Saturday following the dedication of her new Habitat home in Lansing.

November 02, 2013 1:49 pm
Celebrating 150 years of service to others

Celebrating 150 years of service to others

Information about the foundress of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, is on display Sunday during an reception for the order.

October 27, 2013 5:59 pm
Celebrating 150 years of service to others

Celebrating 150 years of service to others

The Most Rev. Dale J. Melczek, bishop of the Diocese of Gary, toasts the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration at Sunday's reception in Griffith.

October 27, 2013 5:58 pm
East Chicago fundraiser benefits hospital cardiology program

East Chicago fundraiser benefits hospital cardiology program

Corrinne Keller, of Gary, serves food to Cookie Zermeno during the East Chicago fundraiser luncheon Sunday at Ameristar Casino. Proceeds of the annual event benefit the St. Catherine Hospital cardiolgoy program.

October 27, 2013 3:08 pm
East Chicago fundraiser benefits hospital cardiology program

East Chicago fundraiser benefits hospital cardiology program

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland welcomes guests Sunday at the city's annual fundraiser, to benefit the cardiology program at St. Catherine Hospital. Copeland thanked the hospital and all the volunteers who worked on the effort.

October 27, 2013 3:08 pm
Highland hosts annual Jack O'Lantern Jog

Highland hosts annual Jack O'Lantern Jog

HIGHLAND | Casey Riggle, 14, Haily Herbert, 13, and Nicole Dubek, 13 get ready to run in the Jack O' Lantern Jog Saturday in Highland.

October 26, 2013 2:38 pm
Lake County students show off spelling skills

Lake County students show off spelling skills

Students from Lake Central, Munster, Lowell, Merrillville, Gavit, Hanover, Andrean, and Lake Forest high schools compete in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Senior Division on Monday in Hammond.

October 14, 2013 7:43 pm
Lake County students show off spelling skills

Lake County students show off spelling skills

Jessica Bohling, a junior at Hanover High School, competes Monday in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl.

October 14, 2013 7:42 pm
Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Crown Point | Nick Fiacco, of Crown Point, and his daughters Pheobe, 2, and Lola, 9 months, dance to music by Gerry Hundt at the festival Saturday in Crown Point.

October 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Crown Point | John and Pam Beatrice, of St. John, dance Saturday at the festival.

October 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Family Fun Fair

Family Fun Fair

Second grade teacher Dawn Roberts and playground supervisor Kim Smith compete against the other teachers Friday to see which team could fill the glass with rice first at the Reavis Elementary School Family Fun Fair in Lansing.

October 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Family Fun Fair

Family Fun Fair

Tasia Thomas, 8, cheers her teacher on as she competes in a game with the other teachers Friday at the Reavis Elementary School Family Fun Fair in Lansing.

October 04, 2013 8:29 pm
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