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Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

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FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs

Defense wins championships. It can also help you attain a state record 29th-straight playoff appearance as it did for Mount Carmel in its 10-7 victory over nemesis Loyola Academy to wrap up the regular season Friday night at Gately Stadium.

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FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Rensselaer rolls past Noll in sectional opener

Austin Grist and Rylan Arihood combined for 216 rushing yards and ran for two touchdowns apiece to lead Rensselaer to a 67-6 win over visiting Bishop Noll in a Class 2A Sectional 33 first-round game Friday night.

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Gary teen, 13, shot to death

GARY | A 13-year-old Gary boy was shot to death Friday night at his home, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

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FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Munster duo advances to boys state tennis semifinals

FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Munster duo advances to boys state tennis semifinals

Adam Ritchter and Alex Wisniewski improved to 22-5 on the season and 9-0 in the individual state doubles tournament with a two-set win in Friday's quarterfinals at Park Tudor.

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COMING SUNDAY: Celebrating 10 years of Potempa's Offbeat

The Times marks 10 years of Philip Potempa's daily Offbeat column. Check out Sunday's Lifestyle section for top topics over the past decade, including letters from Emilio Estevez, Nancy Sinatra and Garfield creator Jim Davis. Also get details on how to win a basket filled with Oprah-inspired…

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Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

Days after learning his daughter was among a group of women found slain in abandoned homes in Gary, Bruce Williams said his grief is quickly turning into bitterness. 

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Information incorrect about Gary police patrols

A story in some Thursday editions contained incorrect information about Lake County Sheriff's Department assisting Gary police. Neither Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson nor Police Chief Larry McKinley have issued statements disallowing overtime pay for police patrols. The city has received a feder…

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Pines Village seeking plastic for park bench project

VALPARAISO | Pines Village Retirement Communities is asking for the community’s help as they transform trash into a treasured park bench for the Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton. They’re building the bench by collecting recyclable plastic caps for the Caps for Bench program through Green …

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Spooky adventures at museum

LAPORTE | Scary happenings are coming to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum. County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz will be giving her program “Hauntings of La Porte County at 1 p.m. Saturday. Also, visitors have been writing down some of their ghostly stories to be kept on file at the museum.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Students and staff donate food to needy

Students and staff donate food to needy

ST. JOHN | Crown Point Christian School is a vibrant school with 662 children and 65 staff members who know how to make a difference in the world.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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ARISE holds second annual Culture Shock Multicultural Fest

GARY | In partnership with Live Arts studio, Indiana University Northwest, Queensview and 444 Caribbean Grill, Arise will hold its second annual Culture Shock Multicultural Fest.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Road could lead to jobs and more

Road could lead to jobs and more

GARY | A ribbon cutting celebration was held at Majestic Star Casino to mark the official opening of the Gary Marina Access Overpass.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Halloween photo event planned by St. Jude House

CROWN POINT | The 19th annual Make a Difference Day fundraising event is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday by St. Jude House. The event features a photo session by master photographer Edda Taylor, with children dressed in Halloween costumes or fall attire photographed in a seasonal sett…

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Marian Catholic hosts AWE Weekend for youngsters

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Marian Catholic High School is offering a unique learning opportunity this weekend for academically talented students in grades 5 through 8. In collaboration with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, the Accelerated Weekend Experience program provides ch…

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
European study trip picture-perfect for teen photographer

European study trip picture-perfect for teen photographer

A trip to Italy inspired young photographer Noah Trevino to expand his knowledge and passion for art.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Rotary Club donations launches theater programming for kids

CHESTERTON | The “Witches Brew Ha Ha!” will land at the 4th Street Theater this weekend for three performances as three goofy and not-so-spooky witches hit the stage.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Halloween Happenings

Trick or Treat hours

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Art experience at Lubeznik Art Center

Art experience at Lubeznik Art Center

CHESTERTON | Discovery Charter School's first through fourth graders got to experience art firsthand.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Playing in the band

Playing in the band

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Learn bird feeding basics

Learn bird feeding basics

HAMMOND | Winter is just around the corner, signaling that it's time to ready your bird feeders.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

AKC dog show this weekend

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Kennel Club will hold its annual AKC Dog Show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer center offers exercise, education and support

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

DeMotte man charged in burglaries after attack on deputy, police say

A DeMotte man is facing several charges after he attempted to hit and kick a Jasper County sheriff's detective who was questioning him in connection with two burglaries in Roselawn, police said.

October 23, 2014 11:15 pm
THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: T.F. North-T.F. South football game moved to Lansing

THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: T.F. North-T.F. South football game moved to Lansing

Tonight's battle for The Wooden Shoe/Mushroom Trophy between T.F. North and T.F. South has been moved to T.F. South.

October 23, 2014 11:00 pm
THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Gavit cruises past Roosevelt in volleyball sectional

THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Gavit cruises past Roosevelt in volleyball sectional

Gavit showed no signs of taking it easy on Roosevelt in the Class 3A girls volleyball sectional on Thursday.

October 23, 2014 9:00 pm

E.C. woman, 82, robbed at home by two 'tree trimmers'

EAST CHICAGO | Two men who initially told an 82-year-old East Chicago woman they were trimming trees for the city later returned, forced their way inside and robbed her, police said.

October 23, 2014 7:59 pm

Cirque Italia opens to weekend run

HOBART | Cirque Italia, billed as the world's only water circus, sets up camp this weekend in the parking lot of Southlake Mall.

October 23, 2014 7:00 pm
ValPLAYso work continues

ValPLAYso work continues

October 23, 2014 6:02 pm

Name misspelled in candidate forum story

Brian Lozarik, chairman-elect of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, moderated a candidate forum Wednesday at the Lake County Reference Library. His name was misspelled in some Thursday editions. The Times regrets the error.

October 23, 2014 5:30 pm

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October 23, 2014 4:49 pm

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Man Tasered during traffic stop

October 23, 2014 1:32 pm

Portions of County Line Road shut for construction project

HOBART | A stretch of County Line Road between 10th Street and 61st Avenue will be closed today through Nov. 6.

October 23, 2014 12:15 am

Lake Central students to trick or treat for food donations

ST. JOHN | The Educational Theatre Association and the   participation of

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Discounted mammogram screenings offered this month at St. Anthony's

CROWN POINT | The Breast Care Center at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, 1200 S. Main St., in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is offering digital screening mammograms for $98 in October for women who are uninsured, or whose insurance does not cover the test cost. Th…

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Fun at 2014 Fall Festival

Fun at 2014 Fall Festival

CHESTERTON | Ghosts, goblins, witches, SpongeBob, martial artists, princesses and lots of other fantastic costumes were sported by Duneland kids from nearly 200 families at the Duneland Family YMCA's annual Fall Festival. There were games and activities, and kids were having a difficult time…

October 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Regan Robinson enjoys the variety of people and personalities he encounters as assistant pastor at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Mobile secretary of state's office in Burnham on Friday

BURNHAM | The village of Burnham will welcome the secretary of state mobile office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Community Center, 14020 S. Torrence Ave.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Residents share Coffee with a Cop

Residents share Coffee with a Cop

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department held its second Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 11 at McDonald's Restaurant. Residents were able to have breakfast and coffee while talking to a number of Munster police officers about their concerns, ask questions or just get acquainted with some of the …

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Color Fun Run helps with special programs

Color Fun Run helps with special programs

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Franciscan Alliance Little Black Dress health program scheduled for Nov. 6

CHESTERTON | Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women program will offer a free Little Black Dress health program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Kiwanis Club launches annual citrus sale

VALPARAISO | The Noon Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso is taking orders for its annual tree-ripened Florida citrus sale. Customers can buy seedless navel oranges and grapefruit. "Since we work directly with Florida growers, our orders are picked and shipped the same day,” said Bob Schwartz, citrus…

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Buffalo Wild Wings awards sports grants Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | Buffalo Wild Wings supported Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County's All Stars Organization-Wide Flag Football League program this past summer with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Ame…

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Third annual 'Coats for Kids' drive launched

VALPARAISO | Cartronix Inc has launched its third annual “Coats for Kids” drive. Going on now through Dec. 1, they are collecting coats for the local Hilltop Neighborhood House also located in Valparaiso. For the past two years they have collected over 700 coats.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Castro's efforts help Thornton Twp. blank Shepard

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Castro's efforts help Thornton Twp. blank Shepard

Goalkeeper Tony Castro came up huge at the right time.

October 22, 2014 11:00 pm
WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hanover Central sets practice dates

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hanover Central sets practice dates

The Hanover Central athletic department announced the dates and times of the first practices for several winter sports.

October 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Glow event remembers of homicide victims

Glow event remembers of homicide victims

Participants at the previously scheduled Glow Run/Walk event for domestic violence and awareness in Gary remember the seven homicide victims.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Residents hold vigil for victims

Residents hold vigil for victims

A vigil is held for the seven homicide victims in Gary.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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October 22, 2014 5:39 pm
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