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Texas Roadhouse event aids pantry

Texas Roadhouse event aids pantry

The Portage Food Pantry recently received a donation of $8,326 from Doug Giltrap, franchise owner of the Portage Texas Roadhouse. This is the amount earned by the restaurant’s hugely successful “Headlock for Hunger” event which was held in late July for the benefit of the pantry. The event’s…

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Casino revenues fall again in February

Casino revenues fall again in February

Gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 12.1 percent in February.

February 06, 2014 3:55 pm
Michigan City police celebrate spirit of season

Michigan City police celebrate spirit of season

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Police Department in partnership with the support of the NIPSCO,and FGD local union building trades collected donations to sponsor the “Shop with MCPD” event to assist 30 children from the local chapter of the “Boys & Girls Club”. Additionally Officer Sc…

December 20, 2013 10:01 pm
Nathan Hatchell

Nathan Hatchell

Nathan Hatchell

November 22, 2013 9:16 pm
Jamal Haskins

Jamal Haskins

Jamal Haskins

November 22, 2013 5:43 pm
Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

The MonoSol operations plant in LaPorte, which is in the midst of a $39 million expansion. The growing company plans to hire 100 more employees over the next 18 months and to build another manufacturing facility.

November 11, 2013 4:14 pm
Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

Growing MonoSol planning to hire an additional 100 workers

The MonoSol corporate headquarters in Merrillville. The growing company plans to hire 100 more employees over the next 18 months and to build another manufacturing facility.

November 11, 2013 4:15 pm
Manufacturers more optimistic, likely to invest

Manufacturers more optimistic, likely to invest

Fronius's new 500,000-square-foot building in Portage. The Austria-based manufacturer of grid-connected solar inverters recently opened a North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in the AmeriPlex at the Port business center. A survey of Indiana manufacturers found they are now …

October 24, 2013 5:38 pm
Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Workers assembly a car at the Chicago Assembly Plant in 1986. Ford is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its invention of the assembly line.

October 07, 2013 4:04 pm
Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Workers assembly vehicles at the Chicago Assembly Plant in 1953. Ford is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its invention of the assembly line.

October 07, 2013 3:58 pm
Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Workers assembly a truck at the Ford Assembly Plant in 1953. Ford is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its invention of the assembly line.

October 07, 2013 4:00 pm
Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

A worker assembles a car at the Chicago Assembly Plant in 1986. Ford is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its invention of the assembly line.

October 07, 2013 4:02 pm
Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

Historic Chicago Assembly Plant

The Chicago Assembly Plant did defense production work during World War II, and made these military vehicles in 1943. Ford is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its invention of the assembly line.

October 07, 2013 3:56 pm
Back to school

Back to school

Three girls smile for a picture before they start their first day of school.

September 10, 2013 12:58 pm
Back to school

Back to school

Two girls smile for a picture before they start their first day of school.

September 10, 2013 12:54 pm
Back to school

Back to school

Two girls smile for a picture before they start their first day of school.

September 10, 2013 12:57 pm
Family roots run deep at community bank

Family roots run deep at community bank

December, 1985, ribbon cutting ceremony of the Peoples Bank Munster Banking Center. Left to Right: David Bochnowski, Julie Bochnowski (then aged 2 1/2), now a lawyer with Burke, Costanza, and Carberry (Merrillville and Chicago); Ben Bochnowski (then aged 5 1/2), now Executive Vice President,…

August 22, 2013 5:10 pm
Gary resident with vice president

Gary resident with vice president

Longtime Gary resident William Ivey (second from right) stands behind Vice President Joe Biden at a roundtable disc Save and close ussion on the minimum wage.

June 27, 2013 2:22 pm
Summer camp begins Monday

Summer camp begins Monday

Valparaiso Family YMCA summer camp begins Monday. Registration is open for preschool and school-aged camp. Pictured are Valparaiso Family YMCA camp counselors in a training exercise preparing for the 2013 Y Summer Camp. Call (219) 462-4185.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond commission launching new historic designation program

Hammond commission launching new historic designation program

The Hammond Historic Preservation Commission is launching a new historic designation sign program. Interested residents of the city's 10 nationally designated historic districts can purchase the signs for $200.

May 21, 2013 5:09 pm
Water damage temporarily closes bike bridge in Robertsdale

Water damage temporarily closes bike bridge in Robertsdale

A pedestrian bike bridge spanning Indianapolis Boulevard and New York Avenue in Robertsdale is temporarily closed due to water damage.

April 22, 2013 4:55 pm
Dimas R. Correa

Dimas R. Correa

Funeral services for Dimas R. Correa were March 23. Cremation was handled by Geisen Funeral-Cremation & Reception Centre in Crown Point.

April 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Whiting breaks ground on new track, football field

Whiting breaks ground on new track, football field

Whiting High School band members play Thursday at the ground breaking of a $1.5 million renovation to the district's track and football field.

April 15, 2013 4:25 pm
Whiting breaks ground on new track, football field

Whiting breaks ground on new track, football field

School City of Whiting officials break ground on a $1.5 million renovation of the district's track and football field. The project will resurface the track and install synthetic turf for the fooball field.

April 15, 2013 4:23 pm
Lansing Lions donate to Camp Quality Illinois

Lansing Lions donate to Camp Quality Illinois

Pictured from left to right are Lion Steve Mayerak, PDG Lion Ken Straka, Lion President Richard "Doc" Rucoba, Lion Phil Stewart, Lion Dale Zylstra, Camp Quality Fundraising Coordinator Monica Lockton and Lion Les Bogs.

March 21, 2013 3:21 pm
Parents visit Myers school

Parents visit Myers school

Myers kindergarten classes in Portage held its annual Parent Visit Day. Parents spent an hour being taught by their kindergarten child about what they do in class. Students were the teachers and completed activities with their parents.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
Snow Days | nwi communities

Snow Days | nwi communities

March 05, 2013 10:13 am
Snow Days | nwi communities

Snow Days | nwi communities

March 05, 2013 10:05 am
Snow Days | nwi communities

Snow Days | nwi communities

March 05, 2013 10:01 am
Firefighers battle Whiting blaze into the night

Firefighers battle Whiting blaze into the night

The view down 119th Street late Sunday afternoon as fire engulfed a building in the downtown area of Whiting.

January 20, 2013 11:44 pm
Firefighers battle Whiting blaze into the night

Firefighers battle Whiting blaze into the night

Flames engulf a building on 119th Street in Whiting on Sunday night..

January 20, 2013 11:41 pm
Schererville man was taxpayer advocate

Schererville man was taxpayer advocate

Funeral services were arranged through Calumet Park Funeral Chapel on Jan. 7, 2013 with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael the Archangel Church and interment at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.

January 18, 2013 8:17 am
12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

Lacey Johnson

December 12, 2012 1:07 pm
12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

Morgan Baros

December 12, 2012 1:05 pm
12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

12-12-12 Golden Birthdays

Napoleon Cartwright

December 12, 2012 1:01 pm
Pat Curran

Pat Curran

Pat Curran celebrates his knockout against Marlon Sandro to win Bellator's featherweight tournament in August. The win got him a shot at Joe Warren's featherweight title on March 9 in Hammond

January 18, 2012 1:45 pm
Trey Hendrix

Trey Hendrix

Trey Hendrix (3) leads the Lebanon boys basketball team in scoring and assists this season. He and the rest of the Tigers will face Andrean at 5 p.m. Monday at the Hammond Civic Center.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am
Trey Hendrix

Trey Hendrix

Trey Hendrix will lead Lebanon when it faces Andrean on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center.

December 28, 2011 6:33 pm
K.V. gets back to the front of the pack with powerful sophomores

K.V. gets back to the front of the pack with powerful sophomores

Kankakee Valley sophomore Allison Rockley suffered a severe knee injury and had surgery last December. But she's back and healthy and leading a rejuvinated K.V. squad.

September 15, 2011 9:40 pm

Meet the Vikes Night set for Aug. 31

VALPARAISO | Come and cheer on the Valparaiso High School Boys Soccer Team on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

August 16, 2011 9:42 am
US Endeavour

US Endeavour

April 29, 2011 7:43 am
New study on breast cancer could make treatment less painful for patients

New study on breast cancer could make treatment less painful for patients

0213CANCERSTUDY Judy Buchholz, of DeMotte, participated in a clinical trial for breast cancer patients involving the removal of lymph nodes at Community Hospital in 2002. She has been cancer free for eight years. (SUMBITTED PHOTO)

February 14, 2011 10:31 am
0919suicide03, Mom raises awareness after losing son to suicide

0919suicide03, Mom raises awareness after losing son to suicide

College student Steven J. Siokos, 21, (shown) committed suicide in March, a tragedy that has inspired his family to talk openly about their loss and prevention strategies.

September 19, 2010 12:00 am
Morgan Township Fire Department gets new tanker

Morgan Township Fire Department gets new tanker

The members of the Morgan Township Fire Department received a 2010 Pierce Contender tanker last week. The tanker holds 3,000 gallons of water and was delivered. It was purchased with the help of the FEMA firefighters assistance grant.

August 25, 2010 5:59 pm

Four seniors receive Impact Scholarship award

Congratulations to:

June 04, 2008 12:00 am

Poetry contest planned

Dena Adams, of Valparaiso, the 1987 Poet Laureate of Indiana who passed away in 1999, founded the contest. As a special tribute, the Valparaiso Woman's Club named the contest in her honor.

September 27, 2007 12:00 am

Club notes

April 10, 2003 12:00 am
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