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Lake Cycle earns industry honor

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Cycle, the Honda Motorcycle dealer in Merrillville, has won the 2013 Council of Excellence Award in dealer competition by Honda Financial Services.

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Church holds country, gospel music show tonight in Lowell

LOWELL | First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave., holds its monthly country and gospel music show from 6 to 9 tonight.

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Southmoor Park's drainage work spurs April 30 meeting

MERRILLVILLE | Residents in Merrillville's Southmoor Park subdivision can learn about a drainage project in their neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.

21 hours ago

NWI students can apply for stipends; 20 will be granted

Graduating high school seniors from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties can apply for a scholarship program offered by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators.

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Schererville Legion post holds spaghettie fundraiser tonight

SCHERERVILLE | American Legion Post 485, 7485 Burr St., hosts its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 tonight.

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Southlake Worship Center holds Easter egg hunt today

HOBART | Southlake Worship Center Church, 3440 W. 61st Ave., holds an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. today.

21 hours ago

IUN will continue to offer classes at University Center

PORTAGE | Indiana University Northwest will continue to offer classes at Portage University Center.

21 hours ago

NWI students shine at Indiana Academic All-Stars

INDIANAPOLIS | Students and a teacher from Northwest Indiana were recognized Wednesday for their achievement in the classroom.

21 hours ago

Winfield/LOFS chamber to award scholarships

WINFIELD | The Winfield/LOFS Chamber of Commerce will award two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates who plan to continue their education at a college, university or technical school in the next academic year.

21 hours ago

Carpeting stolen from shop

PORTAGE | The owner of Stallion Flooring, 5940 U.S. 6, reported to police Thursday night that someone had taken a roll of carpeting from the exterior of the store sometime earlier in the day.

21 hours ago

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Crete-Monee falls in girls soccer

Ashley James scored for the Crete-Monee girls soccer team in a 2-1 loss to Oak Forest in a shootout at the Lincoln-Way West Tournament.

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Johnson leads Portage softball rout

Alexis Johnson fueled a seven-run outburst in the second inning with a three-run home run Friday, leading Times No. 2 Portage to a 12-3 Duneland Athletic Conference softball win over Valparaiso.

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Easter Bunny visiting downtown Lowell today

Easter Bunny visiting downtown Lowell today

LOWELL | The Easter Bunny will be hopping into downtown Lowell from 10:30 a.m. to noon today for the 18th annual Lowell Downtown Merchants Association's Easter Bunny Walk-Along, a free community event along the sidewalks of East Commercial Avenue.

April 18, 2014 8:25 pm

Reception set for art exhibit Wednesday at C.P. library

CROWN POINT | An artist reception for Albert Horvat will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Crown Point Community Library.

April 18, 2014 8:20 pm
Walk/Run for Kailey benefits Neimann-Pick Disease battle

Walk/Run for Kailey benefits Neimann-Pick Disease battle

ST. JOHN | The second Walk/Run for Kailey will step off at 1 p.m. May 4 at Clark Middle School, 8915 W. 93rd Ave.

April 18, 2014 8:15 pm

Crown Point woman sentenced for embezzling

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman was sentenced Friday to eight months of home detention and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and $17,000 in restitution for embezzling money from a region bank.

April 18, 2014 6:00 pm

South Suburban College planning community job fair

Employers and hiring managers, take heed.

April 18, 2014 4:28 pm
St. Patrick Catholic School students recreate stations of the cross

St. Patrick Catholic School students recreate stations of the cross

CHESTERTON | Students from St. Patrick Catholic School's eighth grade class presented The Living Station Soliloquies on Friday. The students re-enacted the passion of Christ during a Good Friday service.

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Information session scheduled for Certified Production Technician Program

PORTAGE | A free information session has been scheduled for anyone interested in learning about the Certified Production Technician Program.

April 18, 2014 10:14 am

Merrillville school to register kindergartners next week

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corp. will register children next week for kindergarten classes beginning in August.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Foundation to induct seven Lowell High School Alumni of the Year

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek Education Foundation will induct seven graduates next week at the third annual Lowell High School Alumni of the Year program.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Annual Buds and Blossoms Evening offers dinner and auctions

Annual Buds and Blossoms Evening offers dinner and auctions

HOBART | BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana Inc. are hosting the 11th annual Buds and Blossoms Evening on April 30 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Camp FUNset registration Saturday

Camp FUNset registration Saturday

VALPARAISO | “Camp FUNset” registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the maintenance building at Sunset Hill Farm County Park at 775 Meridian Road.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Children learn to protect the Mother Earth at Bellaboo's

LAKE STATION | Mother Earth Education Week will be recognized at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center starting Monday through April 27. Special activities are included in the regular admission prices. Call (219) 963-2070 or visit www.MyBellaboos.com for times and admission costs. Daily activ…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Free programs and support groups benefit patients and families

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

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Leaf, branch collection behind schedule in M'ville, officials say

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Public Works Department is a week behind schedule with Merrillville's spring cleanup program because of recent weather and the large amount of branches and leaves residents have out for collection.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival slated for May 2 in Hammond

HAMMOND | Hammond will hold its 10th annual Cinco de Mayo festival from 5 to 10 p.m. May 2 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Registration set for Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament

HOBART | Registration is open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament on Aug. 2 and 3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue Master Gardener Program seeking new crop of volunteers

CROWN POINT | Sharpen your gardening skills and  share your knowledge with others through the Purdue University Master Gardener Program.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Oshie out in last-minute decision by Blues

Oshie out in last-minute decision by Blues

While T.J. Oshie said he feeling was “pretty good” after skating on Tuesday, he insisted his availability for Game 1 of the Blues-Blackhawks series was based on how his body responded Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Crete's Hickey, Rizzo throw no-hitters

Crete-Monee's Brandon Hickey and Sarah Rizzo both threw no-hitters against Rich East on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 10:45 pm

THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Whiting's Lovasko gets 20 Ks in softball win

Mollie Lovasko threw a one-hitter with 20 strikeouts to lead Whiting to a 6-0 Greater South Shore Conference softball win over River Forest on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

WHITING | Strangers and friends stopped by a memorial Thursday afternoon to pay their respects for a 12-year-old boy killed in a hit-and run crash. 

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E.C. couple indicted in brazen bank robbery

HAMMOND | Two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen bank robbery last month were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court. 

April 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Children identified in fatal I-65 crash; father also killed in wreck

JASPER COUNTY | The two children killed Monday night in an Interstate 65 crash were identified Thursday. 

April 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Schererville police search for suspect

Schererville police search for suspect

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville police are seeking information about a woman who used stolen credit cards at local businesses.

April 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Prep Notes: Chesterton boys volleyball hosts tourney Saturday

Indiana Prep Notes: Chesterton boys volleyball hosts tourney Saturday

Indiana Fever assistant coach Stephanie White and Indiana State men's basketball coach Greg Lansing highlight the guest speaker list at the annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's spring clinic.

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Suspect charged with alleged assault on C.P. man, his father

Suspect charged with alleged assault on C.P. man, his father

CROWN POINT | Police said a Crown Point man punched and choked two other men Saturday and spit on an officer who was transporting him from the scene.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm
ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Illinois Lutheran to host baseball tourney

ILLINOIS PREP NOTES: Illinois Lutheran to host baseball tourney

The T.F. North and T.F. South baseball teams play their annual game under the lights when the District 215 rivals square off at 7 p.m. today at the U.S. Steel yard in Gary.

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Hobart Public Works offices will be closed for Good Friday

HOBART | The Public Works Department will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

April 17, 2014 4:26 pm
PNC honors students shine at Undergraduate Research Conference

PNC honors students shine at Undergraduate Research Conference

WESTVILLE | Five students from the Purdue University North Central Honors Program recently presented their research at the Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference at Purdue University Calumet.

April 17, 2014 4:23 pm

Michigan City artists explore light in exhibit at Rensselaer’s Fendig Gallery

“Seeing the Light,” an exhibit of 32 works of art by 18 members of the Lubeznik Center's Area Artists Association, will be presented by the Prairie Arts Council in their Lilian Fendig Gallery, 301 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer.

April 17, 2014 3:05 pm

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April 17, 2014 10:00 am
Pierce Middle School sweeps Money Smart Kids Contest

Pierce Middle School sweeps Money Smart Kids Contest

MERRILLVILLE | Money Smart Week in Northwest Indiana sponsored its first Money Smart Week Kids Video Contest this month, and Pierce Middle School in Merrillville swept all three top awards.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Mothers & More of Porter County sets Kids Closet Sale

Mothers & More of Porter County sets Kids Closet Sale

VALPARAISO | The Mothers & More semi-annual Kids Closet sale is right around the corner. The sale is open to the public and offers up to 30 tables of gently used items for baby, toddler, child and mother-to-be.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
All aboard the Easter trains

All aboard the Easter trains

NORTH JUDSON | The Easter Trains depart from the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum on Saturday as the museum begins its train rides for the 2014 season.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore activities focus on wildflowers

MICHIGAN CITY | Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for a volunteer activity in the morning or a wildflower hike in the afternoon. J park resource management staff to help remove invasive species along the Heron Rookery Trail that th…

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Artists and Craftsmen offer scholarship

The Association of Artists and Craftsmen of Porter County is offering a $500 scholarship to a Porter County high school senior graduating in the class of 2014 and planning to attend college to major in art or art education. Applicants will need to submit a typewritten letter of intent, inclu…

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond Sanitary, Recycling departments work Good Friday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitary and Recycling departments will be working Good Friday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Gary police wrote 122 tickets during blitz Friday afternoon

GARY | Police officers issued 122 traffic citations Friday as part of a large traffic blitz within the city.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
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