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Sophomore forward Frankie Slayton scored a key basket with 30 seconds left and senior forward Courtney VanderMeer had an offensive rebound with 10 seconds left to lead Covenant Christian to a 42-39 win over Frontier in girls basketball action Monday.
Freshman Raven Watts' double-double led the Thornridge girls basketball team to a 72-24 win over CICS/Ellison on Monday.
MERRILLVILLE | The town continues to ask residents to drop off their plastic caps at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso-area woman pointed a loaded gun at her boyfriend who then hit her in the face and took the gun away, according to police.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Safety Board has a study session scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 111 N. Broad St.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fire Protection Territory Board of Directors has a meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fire Department headquarters, 26 W. 73rd Ave.
BUSINESS MISIDENTIFIED: A story in Monday's edition about the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund incorrectly stated the name of the business where Grandpa Claus of North Hammond dropped off his donations. It was the Hammond National Insurance Company not the Hammond National Bank.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Regional SWAT team has scheduled a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. in Schererville.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso-area man is accused of downloading child pornography created by a Ukrainian company.
Cops: English Bulldog puppy is taken from Portage home
One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a busy night of police responding to multiple wrecks blamed on snowy, slick pavement.
WorkingWell and Franciscan Alliance ExpressCare will expand in Porter County in the new year.
GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.
LOWELL | Tri-Creek Lumber and Hardware is holding its annual winter coat drive through Dec. 28.
GARY | The public is invited to the 30th annual Gary Historical and Cultural Society's Christmas Dinner Concert at 6 p.m. today at the Genesis Convention Center, Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
MUNSTER | South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce will add and educational component to its regular luncheon meeting Wednesday by offering a small business workshop.
HAMMOND | Beatniks on Conkey, on behalf of Hammond Community Theater, is hosting auditions tonight for Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," the longest running play in England. Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at 418 Conkey St.
MUNSTER | Area photo enthusiasts, from beginners to pros, are invited to the Calumet Region Photo Club for a presentation on camera lenses from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners of its Summer Fun Along the South Shore photo contest.
SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was the keynote speaker at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's annual Community Luncheon last month at Briar Ridge Country Club.
HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band, formally Rusty Pipes, believes in helping Hobart band music programs survive and thrive.
VALPARAISO | Donors gathered at the Valparaiso Family YMCA lobby last month to view The Giving Tree which recognizes those donors who contributed to the Y’s capital campaigns, “Promises Kept” and “Better Together.” It was through these campaigns that the Valparaiso Family YMCA was able to re…
VALPARAISO | Due to the construction of a new fellowship hall and concern for the safety of guests, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will not be hosting its annual Live Nativity, re-enacting the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. With the building of a new hall, there is no electricity at the stable.
PORTAGE | The public is invited to attend the remaining Holiday Concerts presented this season by the Portage Township Schools Department of Music. Join the students and their directors at the Portage High School East Auditorium, 6450 U.S. 6, for an evening of holiday cheer. The stage has be…
PORTER COUNTY | People can give back to the commuity through American Red Cross.
Crown Point resident Margaret Detert was honored recently for achieving 50 years of continuous volunteer service at Methodist Hospitals.
VALPARAISO | Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring their favorite big rigs at “Touch a Truck,” an event benefiting Toys for Tots from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Central Park Plaza, Lincolnway at Lafayette Street.
PORTAGE | Application packets for the position of probationary police officer with the Portage Police Department will be available from 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 through 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Town Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.
HOBART | Denarie Kane, Hobart's director of development, is guest speaker at the noon Wednesday chamber luncheon at Hobart Elks, 3580 W. 61st Ave.
SCHERERVILLE | Children 3 to 6 years old can hear a Christmas story and create a holiday decoration during an upcoming event in Schererville.
HAMMOND | Voting has begun in the Ugly Lamp contest at the Indiana Welcome Center as part of its "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit.
GARY | The Froebel Alumni Park Committee will sponsor its annual children's cartoon Christmas party at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Glen Theatre, 20 W. Ridge Road.
HOBART | The 2013 Hobart Christmas decoration is for sale at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce office, 1001 Lillian St.
Eugene Hanyzewski Sr. had a mountaintop experience in the Korean War. Literally.
Sunday's snowfall caused 21 crashes on Interstate 80/94 and Interstate 65, Indiana State Police said.
PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold a help/informational seminar for veterans regarding the Veterans Administration from 2-4 p.m., Jan. 18, at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m.
The Shorewood Forest Community joined together at a brunch last month at the Lake Louise Clubhouse to celebrate World Kindness Day and to honor their resident veterans. This event was organized by Cindy Kirby, President of the POA Board of Directors.
MERRILLVILLE | A Snowflake Skate for girls age 6 and older and their dolls is set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Deep River Waterpark.
HIGHLAND | The Donald R. Sheppard Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 122 is seeking money donations for the Cops & Kids program.
CROWN POINT | The Mayor's Office of Special Events is taking reservations for Friday's "Polar Express" storytelling and City Tour of Lights.
MERRILLVILLE | An American Red Cross blood drive is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Celebrity West, 800 E. 81st Ave.
HOBART | The Hobart Holiday Market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Police, Court and Community Complex, 705 E. Fourth St.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas holiday house decorating contest.
The Merrillville wrestling team went 5-0 with wins over Lafayette Jeff, LaPorte, Wawasee, Hammond and Thornton at Saturday's LaPorte Invitational. LaPorte finished 3-2.
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