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Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

A Highland High School graduate is proudly serving onboard U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), one of the world’s most advanced warships.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Staff carries on after longtime St. Jude House director retires

Staff carries on after longtime St. Jude House director retires

CROWN POINT | For 15 years, Mary Govert could be found at her desk playing music while planning out the day-to-day success of St. Jude House. Govert led the fight against domestic violence for the shelter open to victims of domestic abuse, but the executive director retired earlier this year…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

A video recently obtained by the Better Government Association appears to show a Lynwood police officer slugging a handcuffed prisoner inside the south suburb’s police station, perhaps knocking him out cold.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Related
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

“To provide opportunities that foster interpersonal engagement, compassionate dialogue and resilient relationships in all sectors of the Porter County community.”

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Church mission is to "give back" with help of volunteers

Church mission is to "give back" with help of volunteers

GARY | Embassies of Christ Ministries takes great pride in its Gary roots and makes it a priority to give back to the city and its neighbors.

August 11, 2014 10:25 am
Twins escape from medical problems through dance

Twins escape from medical problems through dance

DEMOTTE | As children grow into adulthood and the pressures of the real world, they often daydream about a simpler time when life was about play and discovery.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Pet rescue matches dogs with forever families

Pet rescue matches dogs with forever families

HIGHLAND | Johnathan Karahalios had wanted a puppy forever. His mother, however, was never really on board with the idea after having bad experiences with dogs.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Origin of name ValPlayso uncovered

Origin of name ValPlayso uncovered

VALPARAISO |  A 1992 graduate of Valparaiso High School, Drew Tursman,  is the man who came up with the name of Valparaiso’s iconic, community-build park – ValPLAYso.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

In Tune: One of the best concerts we will ever give

On Sunday afternoon and evening, June 22, the Northwest Indiana Symphony and chorus is going to give one of best concerts we will ever give.

June 15, 2014 6:00 am
Youths invited to free, one-day basketball clinic

Youths invited to free, one-day basketball clinic

GARY | Attention all young hoops players.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

PEORIA | Illinois Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana combined for three hits in the second Class 1A baseball state semifinal on Friday afternoon at Dozer Park.

June 06, 2014 10:50 pm Photos

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Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

Teutopolis rallies to beat Beecher in softball semistate

EAST PEORIA | In a blink of an eye, the Beecher softball team’s aspirations of a Class 2A Illinois state title disappeared.

June 06, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Semifinal features legendary coaching matchup

EAST PEORIA | It was quite the coaching matchup in the second Class 2A softball semifinal on Friday at EastSide Centre.

June 06, 2014 9:00 pm
BNI valedictorian follows in his mother's footsteps 25 years later

BNI valedictorian follows in his mother's footsteps 25 years later

HAMMOND | This year, the old adage “time flies” never rang more true at Bishop Noll Institute. Twenty-five years have passed since Susan Buksa—now Susan Anglin—walked the halls as BNI’s 1989 valedictorian.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Estate planning is about leaving a legacy

Estate planning is about leaving a legacy

MUNSTER | Wills and estate planning are critical, but often overlooked, according to an attorney who spoke about planning ahead at a recent seminar hosted by The Salvation Army of Lake County.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Humane Society Calumet Area hosts Animal Baby Shower

Humane Society Calumet Area hosts Animal Baby Shower

MUNSTER | Chubbs, a three-legged kitten, was one of many animals showered with gifts during Humane Society Calumet Area’s third annual Animal Baby Shower held last month.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Here's the chance to give back to community

Here's the chance to give back to community

PORTER COUNTY | Tuesday is Give Local Porter County Day. On this day, people can help 51 Porter County nonprofit organizations to raise funds and win prizes by making a gift online at www.givelocalportercounty.org. Just choose the organizations to help and use a credit card.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chance encounter inspires Highland woman to make a difference

Chance encounter inspires Highland woman to make a difference

MUNSTER | A single moment can change the course of an entire life. This was the case for Highland's Karen Scheeringa-Parra, whose chance encounter has inspired a lifetime of service.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Webbhouse Inc. hosts dinner honoring supporters and fallen veterans

Webbhouse Inc. hosts dinner honoring supporters and fallen veterans

HAMMOND | Celebration of Life, a dinner by Webbhouse Inc., was held recently at Horseshoe Casino. Board of Director Bob Farmer created the event to thank those who have supported the non-for-profit organization and celebrate the Montford Point Marines and the late Sgt. Jeanette Winters.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Albo’s Army recruiting diners for tonight's benefit spaghetti dinner

Albo’s Army recruiting diners for tonight's benefit spaghetti dinner

SCHERERVILLE | Tammy Albomonte is a wife, mother, three-time cancer survivor and Tri-Town Relay for Life Committee member, and she leads Tri-Town’s biggest team — Albo’s Army. Though the team bears her name, she insists it’s not all about her.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
Art fundraiser benefits Early Learning Partnership families

Art fundraiser benefits Early Learning Partnership families

HAMMOND | The Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana raised more than $25,000 at its April 10 Color My World fundraiser and donor recognition dinner.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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In Tune: 'The Titan Symphony'

Hello everyone! Our wonderfully successful season will be capped by performance of "Mahler's Symphony No. 1—The Titan"—on Friday evening, May 2.

April 27, 2014 6:00 am
Memorial Opera House to participate in Give Local Porter County on May 6

Memorial Opera House to participate in Give Local Porter County on May 6

Nathaniel Wasko is like many 13 year olds. He likes soccer, he plays the drums, and he’s in 7th grade. Yet, when the curtain rises, this teen isn’t in the audience. He’s on the stage.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am

Girl Scout leaders applauded for volunteering

VALPARAISO | More than 500 Girl Scouts in the Valparaiso area would like to thank the volunteer adults who help them become stronger, smarter and better young women.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
You can help local nonprofits on May 6

You can help local nonprofits on May 6

VALPARAISO | May 6 will be a special day in Porter County. It’s Give Local Porter County Day and on this one day only (from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.) gifts to Porter County nonprofit organizations can go further to help more than 50 local nonprofit organizations.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
You can be a philanthropist on May 6

You can be a philanthropist on May 6

VALPARAISO | Back in 1914, a group of bold Midwesterners got an idea: They established the first community foundation, designed to bring donors and nonprofit organizations together to do even more for the community.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
In Tune: A blend of bluegrass and Mass

In Tune: A blend of bluegrass and Mass

“Bluegrass” and “Mass”? Those two words don’t seem to have much in common (except 3 letters!). But in American composer Carol Barnett’s wonderful creation, "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" these two words and the genres of music they represent come together to form a joyous piece that h…

March 30, 2014 6:00 am

In Tune: A wonderful concert for families

Dear readers,

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

IN TUNE: A wonderful concert for families

Our next Symphony concert is going to be a wonderful concert for families! It certainly will be a super concert for anyone who loves the piano or is studying the piano.

March 09, 2014 8:30 am

IN TUNE: The ultimate romantic date for Valentine's evening

Hello everyone and a Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you!

February 09, 2014 8:30 am
E.C. police chief describes frustration in fight against gang violence

E.C. police chief describes frustration in fight against gang violence

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said conflicts among gangs, and between gangs and police boil down to one thing: frustration.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Related
Gang members on path of 'assumed destiny' — dying by age 20

Gang members on path of 'assumed destiny' — dying by age 20

I retired from the Gary Police Department after 23 years as the deputy chief of police.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Related
A different kind of war: Life and death, endless retribution

A different kind of war: Life and death, endless retribution

By late 2008, Javier Solis Jr. was tired of living the gangster lifestyle.

February 03, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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A different kind of war: Limited choices, a driftless future

A different kind of war: Limited choices, a driftless future

Julius Solis and his older brother had been hanging out with Imperial Gangsters since before they could walk.

February 02, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Former member: Gangs are terrorist organizations

Former member: Gangs are terrorist organizations

We need to quit looking at gangs as just some neighborhood nuisance. They are a terrorist organization looking to make your child a domestic terrorist.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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With nowhere to go, some youth end up lost for life

With nowhere to go, some youth end up lost for life

Julius Solis was 6 years old the first time he saw someone murdered.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Related
A price to pay

A price to pay

Some little boys dream of growing up to be cowboys, or firefighters, or police officers.

February 01, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Is it just winter blues?

Mental Health America of Porter County is getting ready to embrace the upcoming winter months.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Getting by good enough for Illiana Christian

Through two games at the Kankakee Holiday Tournament, the Illiana Christian Vikings have done just enough to get by.

December 27, 2013 10:03 pm
Illiana Christian holds off Momence

Illiana Christian holds off Momence

KANKAKEE | Just when it looked like Momence had momentum going its way, Illiana Christian slammed the door.

December 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Giving back

It is the season of giving, and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to remind people of the importance of giving back, and the many ways in which they can do so.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
Crossover segment suits travel needs

Crossover segment suits travel needs

Santa’s trip from the North Pole this week has me thinking. If Santa’s aging sleigh were to break down, what would he replace it with?

December 21, 2013 4:50 pm

IN TUNE: Our joyous northwest celebration and tradition

Hello friends! Happy holidays to each and every one of you! I hope that I will be able to greet you all after the Holiday Pops concert this Thursday evening.

December 08, 2013 8:30 am
Point. Click. Give to benefit Porter County kids

Point. Click. Give to benefit Porter County kids

VALPARAISO | Thursday is Porter County GIVE Day and this year it benefits kids. On this single day,  gifts can go further to help improve literacy, healthcare, safety, and quality of life for local youth. A portion of every donation made during the 24-hour event will be matched to benefit 25…

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
‘I Found A Safe Place to Play and Learn’

‘I Found A Safe Place to Play and Learn’

PORTER COUNTY | Last year when Garrett came to live with his great aunt Audry Bobo, he was a timid first grader and she was an out-of-practice mother. “I raised three kids, but my youngest is 33,” laughed Bobo. “One of my biggest challenges was making Garrett feel safe and comfortable around…

October 30, 2013 12:00 am
‘We do our best when we feel our best’

‘We do our best when we feel our best’

VALPARAISO | When Valerie Johnson moved to Valparaiso to attend law school, she was working toward a brighter future – for herself and for her two children, Vashara, 14, and Charles, 11. She has worked hard to excel at Valparaiso University and provide a good example to the children about wo…

October 22, 2013 5:00 pm
IN TUNE: Back by Popular Demand - Symphony Halloween Concert!

IN TUNE: Back by Popular Demand - Symphony Halloween Concert!

Here's wishing you a ghostly "BOO!" to start your Halloween season!

October 21, 2013 8:30 am
‘They’re like rock stars’

‘They’re like rock stars’

VALPARAISO | Owen Sejna, of Valparaiso, is lot like his twin brother, Ethan. Except that Owen, 8, has always been a step behind.

October 15, 2013 6:15 pm
From the fair to the future

From the fair to the future

As 4-H parents, James and Tammie Ringas, of Chesterton, have many stories to tell. Like the model rocket that caught fire before launch, the dog that relieved himself in the performance ring, and the two years they worked together to bring a hopping 45 projects to the Porter County Fair. Eac…

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
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