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Junior and ladies golf leagues form at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | Fall junior golf leagues will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct.  21, at Cedar Creek Family Golf Course, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Registration and payment is required by calling (219) 365-2902.

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Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show seeking vendors

WHEATFIELD | The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, chamber vice president, craft, information and food vendors are asked …

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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

9 hours ago

Annual Humane Society run/walk to feature new route

MUNSTER | Lace up those sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on Saturday in Lansing, Ill. Registration takes place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9 at Eisenhower Center, 2550 17…

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Highland offers Chamber Challenge for teams and families

HIGHLAND | The Highland Chamber is hosting a new  event called The Chamber Challenge from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13. This challenging family-friendly race will have teams solving clues, tackling challenges and running, walking and biking all around the Town of Highland visiting chamber member bus…

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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana’s natural resources.

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Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

After 22 years of teaching math and science to seventh- and eighth-graders at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, Laura Sauerman began this school year without the sounds of school bells ringing in her ears. That's because she has retired from the classroom, but that doesn't mean she won…

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Police: Boy out fishing finds body in Calumet Twp. pond

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.

11 hours ago

Cedar Lake police search for suspects in robbery, shooting

CEDAR LAKE | Police are searching for a man who calls himself "Deandre Chasin Millions" on Facebook and is a suspect in a robbery and shooting that wounded a Cedar Lake man last week, authorities said.

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Wanted Harvey man arrested with others after Dyer heist

DYER | Three people were arrested Saturday after police stopped a vehicle believed to be involved in a robbery at a T-Mobile store on U.S. 30, Dyer police said.

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Times girls soccer top 10

(last week's rankings in parentheses; NR = previously unranked)

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Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

Calumet City, Dolton park districts each receive more than $2M for recreational improvements

CHICAGO | The Calumet Memorial Park District and the Dolton Park District will each receive more than $2 million from the state of Illinois for recreational improvements, part of a $14.4 million investment in several Chicago Southland communities, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday.

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Three lauded for innovation in NWI

Three lauded for innovation in NWI

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has selected Debi Pillarella and Lana Zimmer as its July Innovators of the Month.

August 31, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

The way the statue of Flick beckons fans of "A Christmas Story" to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond all year, you'd think Christmas never ends there.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Highland transfers $225,650 for E-911 funding to county

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has approved a resolution to reduce $225,650 from the town's tax levy as Lake County's new E-911 emergency calling system replaces the town's current system.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Road closings loom in Hobart; motorists advised of detours

HOBART | A storm sewer installation project will close portions of 49th Avenue and LaSalle Street beginning Tuesday through Nov. 21.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Hammond's hydrant flushing starts Tuesday; it lasts weeks

HAMMOND | Hammond begins a hydrant flushing program on Tuesday.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Highland Town Council meets Thursday in special session

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council meets in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday on a variety of topics.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Evansville firm will help Lowell save on plastic bench costs

LOWELL | The town wants residents to save their plastic caps and lids for the annual CAP-A-THON.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Crown Point panel approves two police officer promotions

CROWN POINT | Police officers Jacob Burkholder and Jonathon Halloran both were promoted recently to 2nd Class patrol officers with the Crown Point Police Department.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Crown Point trash collection contract extended six years

CROWN POINT | The Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a  six-year extension of a contract with Republic Services for trash pickup for Crown Point residents.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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August 31, 2014 12:05 am
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County meetings

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August 31, 2014 12:00 am

PNC Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop workshop set

WESTVILLE |  The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will offer a non-credit workshop series for people who want to learn basic digital photography and how to start using Adobe Photoshop software.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Opening of White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Tuesday

Opening of White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Tuesday

VALPARAISO | White Ripple Art Gallery will open Tuesday at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens., 450 W. County Road 100 North. This new collaboration with White Ripple Gallery & Co. of Hammond will showcase talented artists from the midwest.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Riegle selected as clinician for Circle the State with Song

Riegle selected as clinician for Circle the State with Song

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Music Department selected Aaron Riegle, long-time PHS choral director, to be the clinician for the Indiana Music Education Association’s Circle the State with Song Middle School Honor Choir in Fort Wayne in February.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

CHS radio station resumes programming

CHESTERTON | Chesterton High School’s radio station, WDSO-FM 88.3, has resumed its regular programming after broadcasting continuous music in June and August during summer break for the Duneland Schools.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Bike for VNA at Lorie’s Lakeside Century

Bike for VNA at Lorie’s Lakeside Century

CHESTERTON | The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Porter County’s annual bike ride, Lorie’s Lakeside Century, is Sept. 13. Registration is from 7 a.m. to noon at ride headquarters at the Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Celebrating 30 years of accounting, family

For many entrepreneurial fathers, the dream of having their children one day take over the family business is one of the driving factors behind the start of the business. Joe Laciak, owner and president of Laciak>cpa, had that dream back in 1983. But he wanted his twin sons, then 5 years …

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

Fitness Pointe team wins fifth consecutive rowing machine challenge

MUNSTER | For a fifth consecutive year, the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe team has been named champions of the Concept2 World Rowing competition, logging a whopping 21,354,799 meters.

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SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Crete-Monee tops Illinois Lutheran in boys soccer

Karon Spencer, Abraham Santallian and Fernando Aguire each scored to lead the Crete-Monee boys soccer team to a 3-1 win over Illinois Lutheran on Saturday in the RVC-SAC Challenge.

August 30, 2014 10:15 pm
SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP:  Griffith boys soccer beats Portage for first win

SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Griffith boys soccer beats Portage for first win

Matt Potacki stopped nine shots as Griffith beat Portage 1-0 in boys soccer action on Saturday.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

August 30, 2014 7:00 am

Labor Day closings

CHESTERTON

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Thornridge snaps losing streak

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Thornridge snaps losing streak

Thornridge snapped a 28-game losing streak Friday night with a 33-0 victory over Joliet Central.

August 29, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cain-Veasey, Hurt a dynamic duo for Wolves in win

Cousins Aryuan Cain-Veasey and Markice Hurt have been playing football together since they were kids. What they're doing on the field now for Michigan City should have the rest of the Duneland Conference take notice.

August 29, 2014 10:15 pm
FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Lightning leads to Covenant Christian girls soccer tie

FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Lightning leads to Covenant Christian girls soccer tie

Emily Ingram and Hannah Lins each scored for Covenant Christian on Friday, but lighting forced the girls soccer game to be called. The game with Kouts ended in a a 2-2 tie.

August 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Eight area stores cited or unlawful cigarette sales

PORTAGE | Eight area stores were cited and a Portage man arrested following a three-month investigation into unlawful cigarette sales.

August 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

LOWELL | A Portage man said he plans to join others in protesting local shows being put on by the Kelly Miller Circus.

August 29, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Merrillville man, 18, accused of firing BB gun at children

MERRILLVILLE | An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting a BB gun at two boys earlier this month on the Jonas E. Salk Elementary School playground, according to court records. 

August 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Coming Sunday: An in-depth look at the region's economy

In Sunday's edition of The Times, we take the pulse of the local economy by talking to those who know it best: the members of The Times Board of Economists.

August 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Man charged in Highland home incident

HIGHLAND | A 32-year-old South African man was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to enter a home through a young girl's bedroom window.

August 29, 2014 5:30 pm
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

August 29, 2014 5:30 pm

Porter County crimeTimes

Aug. 27-29

August 29, 2014 1:45 pm
Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public's help in locating the next of kin of a Hammond man who died earlier this month.

August 29, 2014 10:10 am
Hammond man accused of rape, sexual battery

Hammond man accused of rape, sexual battery

HAMMOND | A 26-year-old man is accused of raping a woman Monday in Hammond, according to court records. 

August 29, 2014 12:05 am
Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Civic Funds Inc. recently awarded academic grants to four 2014 Lake Central High School graduates.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

'Shifting Sands' film shown Sunday at National Lakeshore

GARY |  Get a preview of the upcoming documentary film “Shifting Sands” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. A 10-minute trailer for the film will be shown. Then, join the film’s executive producer, …

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption fees waived, hours extended this weekend at HSCA

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will extend its hours this entire weekend with adoption fees waived for everyone today through Sunday as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Shelter hours all three days are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 421 45th St. All adoptions require an approved a…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
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