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Region’s first school food pantry to expand the fight against hunger

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).

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Jasper County Fall Festival to kick off Friday

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.

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Doggie Days fest benefits Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

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…

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Smith scholarship awarded to Ivy Tech student

Smith scholarship awarded to Ivy Tech student

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.

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Talent sought for chorus and youth orchestra auditions

MUNSTER | Talented vocalists and young musicians are welcome at upcoming auditions for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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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-…

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Senior citizen advocates sworn in by judge

Senior citizen advocates sworn in by judge

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.

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Kankakee Valley REMC's backpack drive exceeds expectations

Kankakee Valley REMC's backpack drive exceeds expectations

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…

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PCACS highlights year of service, new board members

PCACS highlights year of service, new board members

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.

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Raising the roof for scholarships

Raising the roof for scholarships

SCHERERVILLE | The Northwestern Indiana Roofing Contractors Association has awarded four scholarships to area youth.

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Porter County arrests

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WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana golfers win on fifth man's score

Nathan Zuidema's 50 proved to be the difference Wednesday as the Illiana Christian boys golf team edged Manteno.

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Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

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.

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Hammond man dies from wounds suffered in bar shooting

HAMMOND | A Hammond man died Tuesday from wounds he suffered in a shooting last weekend at a bar on Hohman Avenue, officials said.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 Chesterton tops No. 1 L.C. in girls golf

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 Chesterton tops No. 1 L.C. in girls golf

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.

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Police: Man fled with purse after dragging woman on ground

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.

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Police: 19-year-old had no permit for gun wrapped in sweatshirt

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.

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Police: Woman threw knife at man during argument in Gary

GARY | A 54-year-old man was taken to a hospital Monday after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute, police said.

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Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

CROWN POINT | A Valparaiso man is accused trying to make methamphetamine out of a Hobart apartment earlier this year, according to court records.

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Man accused of stabbing men during dispute at barbecue

Man accused of stabbing men during dispute at barbecue

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of stabbing two men after a late night barbecue led to a fight. 

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VNA of Porter County to offer Life Insurance for the Living workshop

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

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…

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Spaghetti dinner and more to aid Highland fire victims

Spaghetti dinner and more to aid Highland fire victims

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. 

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Dare to Care by volunteering Friday at adult day center

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…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

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…

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Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

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 …

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

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…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Financial Peace University classes offered

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…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

PNC communication students have new media concentration

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central Communication majors have a new academic option and may choose a concentration in media.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Alice Peacock concert benefits Porter County Museum Friday

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Kate Brogan completes Gold Award project

Kate Brogan completes Gold Award project

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Fallen Heroes project looks for volunteers for Labor Day parade

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Higgs gives away school supplies on Saturday

HAMMOND | Hammond 3rd District Councilman Anthony W. Higgs holds his 13th annual back to school supply giveaway Saturday.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Highland seeks more cop volunteers

HIGHLAND | The Highland Police are looking for more members to join the Volunteers in Police Services.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Conservation club to hold open house on Sunday

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.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Download the NWI Preps app and enter our contest

Download the NWI Preps app and enter our contest

Looking for an easy way to get all your high school sports-related news and scores? All you have to do is go to the iTunes store or Android Market, search "NWI Preps" and hit download.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Nicpon leads Marian golfers

Mira Nicpon's 86 led the Marian Catholic girls golf team Tuesday at the New Trier quadrangular.

August 19, 2014 11:00 pm
TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

Defending Class 3A state champion Andrean opened the season atop the Associated Press football rankings, which were released Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Man recently released from community corrections shot and killed in Gary

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.

August 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Cedar Lake man accused of shooting dog

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. 

August 19, 2014 5:15 pm

Porter County arrests

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August 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Woman arrested after almost being struck by traffic

August 19, 2014 12:30 pm

State police to conduct checkpoint in Porter County on Friday

Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.

August 19, 2014 9:41 am

DeMartinis named interim OE chief

VALPARAISO | Ellen DeMartinis has been named the interim CEO of Opportunity Enterprises.

August 19, 2014 8:50 am
East Chicago hospital names new CFO

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.

August 19, 2014 8:30 am

Porter County arrests

ARRESTS

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

County Road 1050 North closed in Chesterton

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.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police will greet students, staff when school begins Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso students returning to school on Wednesday will be greeted by Valparaiso police officers.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds benefit Friday

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.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
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