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HAMMOND | The first school food pantry in Northwest Indiana will be unveiled at noon Friday at Calumet College of St. Joseph’s Quentin P. Smith Student Lounge (Student Activity Center).
RENSSELAER | The Jasper County Fall Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, Ind. 114, two miles east of Interstate 65. The festival offers three days of live entertainment, craft, antique and home décor vendors, food and children’s activities.
MERRILLVILLE | Classic cars and cool motorcycles will fill the parking lot of Broadway Glass & Customs, 6491 Broadway from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday for the Doggie Days End Of Summer Fest benefiting the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, located in Gary. Call (219) 884-6277 for registration…
SCHERERVILLE | Bruce Cogdill, a student at Ivy Tech Community College in East Chicago, received this year's $500 Lucile Smith Memorial Scholarship to continue his studies toward an associate degree in applied science.
MUNSTER | Talented vocalists and young musicians are welcome at upcoming auditions for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Portage Texas Roadhouse gives 'Helping Hands' for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit
PORTAGE | Texas Roadhouse in Portage is serving up a free Onion Blossom in exchange for a $5 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit. During the month of August, Texas Roadhouse is hosting a month-long “helping hands” fundraiser to benefit the Portage Unit’s after-…
HAMMOND | The newest members of the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond Volunteer Advocates for Seniors Program were sworn in this summer by Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider during a ceremony in her courtroom.
WANATAH | When Kankakee Valley REMC’s staff decided to help students in area elementary schools by filling backpacks with donated supplies, they thought the program’s first year would be a success if they managed to give away 100 filled backpacks. But when all was said and done, they managed…
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Aging and Community Services team marked another year of serving the community as well as spotlighted new board members at its annual meeting.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwestern Indiana Roofing Contractors Association has awarded four scholarships to area youth.
Nathan Zuidema's 50 proved to be the difference Wednesday as the Illiana Christian boys golf team edged Manteno.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an elementary school, police said.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man died Tuesday from wounds he suffered in a shooting last weekend at a bar on Hohman Avenue, officials said.
Cara Kroeger carded a 41, and Grace Davis followed with a 42 as the Times No. 2 Chesterton girls golf team topped No. 1 Lake Central 174-182 on Wednesday at Palmira.
GARY | A Gary woman told police Tuesday that a man fled with her purse after dragging her on the pavement while she tried to hold onto it, police said.
GARY | Officers arrested a 19-year-old man on a gun charge Monday after stopping him and another man as they walked down the middle of a street, police said.
GARY | A 54-year-old man was taken to a hospital Monday after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute, police said.
CROWN POINT | A Valparaiso man is accused trying to make methamphetamine out of a Hobart apartment earlier this year, according to court records.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of stabbing two men after a late night barbecue led to a fight.
VALPARAISO | The public is invited to attend a Life Insurance for the Living workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Visiting Nurse Association Administration building, 2401 Valley Drive. The workshop is sponsored by the VNA Forever Society of the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.
DE MOTTE | Nineteen years after Faith Lutheran Church invited Laborers For Christ to build its current DeMotte facility, congregants invited them back this spring to tackle a expansion project. And while the names of the men and women have changed over the years, the Rev. Jared Raebel said h…
HIGHLAND | The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. James the Less Church will host a Porte De L'eau Fire Community Benefit from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the church hall, 9640 Kennedy Ave.
GARY | We Care From The Heart Social Services is again partnering with Lake Area United Way for the annual Day Of Caring. This year, We Care From Thwe Heart's “Dare to Care” project will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at The Mary Lane Center, 4859 Georgia St., an adult day center and a…
MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council hosted the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration Aug. 5 at the Munster Community Pool. This year's event, an effort to promote police and community partnerships through a variety of fun and educati…
HOBART | Methodist Hospitals honored employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at its annual Service Awards Banquet earlier this year. The banquet at Avalon Manor recognized all employees who reached five-year service milestones, honoring …
CROWN POINT | Award-winning author Ben H. Winters will visit the Crown Point Community Library for a 6 p.m. Thursday discussion of the third book in his Last Policeman trilogy, "World of Trouble," and mystery writing in general.
GARY | Join Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, for Coffee and Conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday as she takes guests on a tour of the Gary day center, 410 W. 13th Ave., that serves more than 2,000 homeless and at-risk women and children, as well as men, ea…
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible church will offer a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course which is open to the community. The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 17. A free preview class will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 for anyon…
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central Communication majors have a new academic option and may choose a concentration in media.
VALPARAISO | Join the Porter County Museum Foundation and Imagine Music at the Memorial Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday for a benefit concert featuring Alice Peacock and local singer/songwriter Kate Myers.
VALPARAISO | Kate Brogan, a senior at Valparaiso High School and a Girl Scout for 13 years, has completed her Gold Award project in conjunction with Kidworks of Chesterton and the Boys & Girls Club of Valparaiso.
LOWELL | The Indiana Fallen Heroes Project is looking for community volunteers to help carry placards of fallen Hoosier servicemen and women during the Lowell Labor Day Parade.
HAMMOND | Hammond 3rd District Councilman Anthony W. Higgs holds his 13th annual back to school supply giveaway Saturday.
HIGHLAND | The Highland Police are looking for more members to join the Volunteers in Police Services.
CHESTERTON | The North Porter County Conservation Club will host an open house on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at its facility, 933 N. Calumet Ave.
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Mira Nicpon's 86 led the Marian Catholic girls golf team Tuesday at the New Trier quadrangular.
Defending Class 3A state champion Andrean opened the season atop the Associated Press football rankings, which were released Tuesday.
GARY | A 37-year-old man released from Lake County Community Corrections last month after serving time for dealing cocaine was shot and killed in Gary late Monday night.
CROWN POINT | A 34-year-old man is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun after allegedly shooting his wife's dog, according to court records.
Woman arrested after almost being struck by traffic
Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.
VALPARAISO | Ellen DeMartinis has been named the interim CEO of Opportunity Enterprises.
Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.
CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway Department and Rieth Riley Construction will close County Road 1050 North 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Work will take place from Meridian Road to County Road 50 West. Local residential traffic only allowed during this period.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso students returning to school on Wednesday will be greeted by Valparaiso police officers.
CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds a fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Buddy & Pal's, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point.
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