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School Board hopefuls focus of Thurday forum

HAMMOND | The Hammond Council PTA hosts a Candidate Night Forum for School City of Hammond board candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the School Administration Center, 41 Williams St.

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Lake Station Lions invite senior citizens to dinner, hold raffle

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Lions Club will host its annual Senior Citizens Dinner at noon Dec. 7 at Lake Station Edison Senior High School, 3304 Parkside Ave. All Lake Station senior citizens, 60 and older, are cordially invited to attend. Reservations must be made by calling (219) 962-…

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AAUW helps women go to college through wreath sales

AAUW helps women go to college through wreath sales

VALPARAISO | Holiday wreaths made at a local farm from fresh scotch pine are helping women who are non-traditional students (over age 26) complete their education. Members of the Valparaiso Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) are taking orders for wreaths and swags unti…

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Counselors keeping busy at VHS

VALPARAISO | For Valparaiso High School students fall is one of the busiest times of the school year, according to Guidance Director Gloria Zimmerman.

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Energy Assistance Program appointments available

VALPARAISO | Porter County Aging and Community Services is scheduling appointments for the Energy Assistance Program.

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Four local leaders lauded for innovation

Four local leaders lauded for innovation

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana selected Speros Batistatos, Marc Chase, Judge Salvador Vasquez and Judy Love as its October Innovators of the Month.

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Students will be Falling Into Dance

Students will be Falling Into Dance

HAMMOND | The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts will open its dance performance season with its fall concert, “Falling Into Dance,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Morton High School Auditorium, 6915 Grand Ave.

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Illinois wire report

Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

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Indiana wire report

Mayors at meth summit call for medication controls

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World news report

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town

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NEO sponsors Day of the Dead celebration

PORTAGE | Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) English as a Second Language (ESL) program is partnering with the Lake Station Public Library to conduct their second annual Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead celebration.

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Hanover School Board receives donations

CEDAR LAKE | Donations were accepted by the Hanover School Board in October, including funding for a trip to the Challenger Learning Center.

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Crown Point police host Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Police Department hosts Coffee with a Cop from 9 to 10 a.m. at Schoop's Restaurant, 1124 N.Main St.

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Gary man visits priest before turning himself in to police

CROWN POINT | A 22-year-old man told officers he sought a Catholic priest before turning himself in to the authorities in a stabbing incident. 

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Jefferson Crime Watch meets Wednesday

HAMMOND | The Jefferson Crime Watch meets at 6:30 p.m. meet Wednesday in the Jefferson Elementary School Cafeteria, 6920 Northcote Ave.

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Green Sense Farms, Bistro 54 Main, Strack & Van Til sponsor benefit dinner

PORTAGE | Green Sense Farms, of Portage, along with Bistro 54 Main and Strack & Van Til are sponsoring a farm-to-fork dinner to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

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NEO offering evening ESL classes in Lake Station

PORTAGE | Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) Adult Education program is offering free English as a Second Language classes at night.

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Jewish Federation hosts forum for state representative candidates

MUNSTER | The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana hosts a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday for local candidates runing for state representative.

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SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher boys win cross country regional

SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher boys win cross country regional

The Beecher boys cross country team had four of the top 12 runners Saturday in winning the Class 1A Bishop McNamara Regional at Kankakee Community College.

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SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Bishop Noll, Washington Township win volleyball sectionals

SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Bishop Noll, Washington Township win volleyball sectionals

Bishop Noll and Washington Township won volleyball sectionals Saturday, while Andrean lost in the finals.

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Munster boys doubles team falls in state semifinals

Munster boys doubles team falls in state semifinals

The Munster doubles team of sophomore Adam Richter and senior Alex Wisniewski bowed out in the state semifinals Saturday morning at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.

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Chicago man shot in Hammond

Chicago man shot in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was taken to an area hospital and is in unknown condition after being shot shortly after 5 p.m. in the 2000 block of Davis Avenue, according to police.

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National wire report

Ebola-stricken doctor described as do-gooder

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Crown Point man killed in fiery motorcycle crash

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.

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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.

October 24, 2014 10:30 pm

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.

October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
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.

October 24, 2014 9:00 pm

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…

October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
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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October 24, 2014 3:26 pm

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…

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Porter County arrests

ARRESTS

October 24, 2014 2:44 pm

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 …

October 24, 2014 2:03 pm

The Week Ahead Lake County

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October 24, 2014 1:21 pm

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
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