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Tuesday workshop to discuss planned M'ville clean fill facility

MERRILLVILLE | The public is encouraged to attend an informational workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, to discuss a proposed clean fill facility in Merrillville.

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Open house slated Saturday at M'ville Breast Care Center

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals hosts its annual open house Saturday at the Breast Care Center in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Two PRISM voter registration events slated this weekend

GARY | The Political Representation for Indiana's Social Minority, or PRISM, is holding two voter registration events this weekend.

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Shop at The Compassion Marketplace

CEDAR LAKE | The Compassion Marketplace is an annual shopping event created to raise money and awareness for God Water, a not-for-profit organization providing clean water to Liberia in Africa.

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Planetarium show features Dance of Shadow and Light

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light," a public program beginning Friday and continuing through Oct. 18. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Additional showings may be added…

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Firefighters welcome families to open house Sunday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary will present its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St.

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Walk a Lap for Literacy to provide books for children

GARY | Laps For Literacy is committed to putting a book in the hands of a child in every home in Gary. Bring members of an organization, school, or family to Gleason Park, 2900 Harrison St., at 11 a.m. Saturday and take a lap out of illiteracy by joining Laps for Literacy. Donations start at…

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Festival of the deaf promotes diversity, understanding

CROWN POINT |  Curious about deaf and hard of hearing people?  Wonder what kind of resources are available for the deaf in Northwest Indiana?  

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Latino Resource Fair offers information and entertainment

HAMMOND | A day full of resources, entertainment, and food for the communities in Northwest Indiana is planned by the  Hammond Hispanic Community Committee at its 11th annual Latino Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. …

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Bowling event Saturday to benefit shelter animals

HIGHLAND | There’s still time to reserve a lane or sign up to bowl during Humane Society Calumet Area’s first Bark & Bowl fundraiser. This night of crazy, cosmic bowling will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Plaza Lanes, 8101 Kennedy Ave.

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PUC students to promote literacy at Hammond elementary schools

HAMMOND | Nearly 400 Purdue University Calumet students are partnering with the Lake Area United Way on Friday to advance literacy by mentoring and reading to students in more than 110 School City of Hammond elementary classrooms.

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Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

Little Free Libraries offer books throughout the community

GRIFFITH – Friday is Time Out for Reading day in Northwest Indiana, and if you need something to read, it won't be hard to find in Griffith, thanks to Kathy Ruesken.

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German heritage celebrated at annual St. John Oktoberfest

German heritage celebrated at annual St. John Oktoberfest

ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist Parish will host its eighth annual Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, under a huge tent in the old church parking lot, U.S. 41 and 93rd Avenue. Admission is free.

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Crete Park District opens Lions Park

Crete Park District opens Lions Park

CRETE | The Crete Park District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to open Lions Park.

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WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

The Beecher boys soccer team will host its 5th annual "Kick'n for the Cure" match at 4:30 p.m. today.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hammond sneaks past Noll in girls soccer

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hammond sneaks past Noll in girls soccer

Elizabeth Navarro and Georgina Diaz each scored a goal as Hammond slipped past Bishop Noll 2-1 in girls soccer action Wednesday.

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St. John police ask public's help in identifying suspect

St. John police ask public's help in identifying suspect

ST. JOHN | Police said a man grabbed a wallet from a shopper's cart and used the credit cards in it to buy gas and attempt to make other purchases.

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Disney, fall concerts scheduled at Valaparaiso High School

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School band will perform Disney classics and other well-known songs at two upcoming concerts.

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Field assessors canvassing South Haven area

SOUTH HAVEN | Portage Township Assessor Millie Arocho wants to remind residents of the South Haven area that field assessors are currently canvassing the community.

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Four arrested after chase on I-94

BURNS HARBOR | Four men were arrested Tuesday night after a police chase that started after a reported shoplifting incident in Michigan City.

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Five manhole covers stolen in Lowell; police seeking tips

LOWELL | Lowell police report five manhole covers have been stolen recently throughout the town.

October 01, 2014 12:05 am

2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holland, were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

October 01, 2014 12:05 am
Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

CROWN POINT | Spike Albrecht paid a visit to his alma mater recently before heading to Ann Arbor for his junior year at the University of Michigan.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will host its Creative Writing Conference from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville. At the networking dinner, award-winning fiction writer Barbara Shoup, author of seven novels and executive director of the Indiana Writers Center in I…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Vendors must apply by today for Hobart Tri Kappa style show space

HOBART | Today is the deadline for vendors interested in participating in Hobart Tri Kappa's annual Style Show and Bazaar, to be held Nov. 9 at Avalon Manor. This event is the Hobart chapter's main fundraiser and includes a style show, dinner, bountiful basket raffles, and unique vendors cho…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Everyone in Northwest Indiana is welcome to join thousands of children and adults in Lake, Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski and Starke counties at 10 a.m. Friday and put their noses in a book during the 12th annual Time Out for Reading event co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Lite…

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Bellaboo's hosts a month full of harvest time activities

LAKE STATION | An Autumn Harvest Celebration will be hosted today through Oct. 26) at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, sponsored by www.HarvestTymeFun.com. All activities are included in the regular admission fee. This schedule will feature  My-Size Mini Maze, Chalkboard Pumpkins, Giant…

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Career day planned today at Munster High

MUNSTER | Munster High School is conducting a Career & College Readiness Fair today for its students.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet Region to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month

Polish-American Heritage Month celebration is set for Sunday in the Calumet Region.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

GRIFFITH | When Ball State University conducted a planning session in Griffith in 2011, the bike trail that ran through from Colfax to 45th Avenue was listed as one of the most underutilized assets within the town limits.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Calumet's Zimmer honored by Colts

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Calumet's Zimmer honored by Colts

Calumet football coach Ivan Zimmer has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week. Zimmer earned the honor after the Warriors picked up the sixth straight win, 45-30 over Lake Station.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm
TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Bloom Twp. edges Crete-Monee in shortened match

TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Bloom Twp. edges Crete-Monee in shortened match

Alex Segoviano scored twice to give the Bloom Township boys soccer team a 2-1 Southland Athletic Conference win over Crete-Monee on Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Gary man accused of beating woman in two-hour attack

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged Monday after police said he strangled a woman and held her for two hours Saturday while he beat her, court records show.

September 30, 2014 8:30 pm

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September 30, 2014 6:43 pm

Frank Hammond Elementary one of 8 Indiana Blue Ribbon schools

Munster's Frank H. Hammond Elementary School is one of eight Indiana schools recognized Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014.

September 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Man, teen accused in armed robbery of pizza and cookies

GARY | An 18-year-old man is accused of robbing at gunpoint a man for his pizza and cookies. 

September 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Cops: Drugs, dirty conditions prompt Valpo homeless shelter arrests

VALPARAISO | Two children were placed in custody of the Department of Child Services after police found drugs and dirty conditions inside their mother's apartment at a Valparaiso homeless shelter.

September 30, 2014 6:30 pm
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September 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Sen. Mrvan incorrectly identified

Frank Mrvan is a Democratic state senator from Hammond. A story in some Sunday editions identfiied him as a former state senator.

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Porter County board position to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position that needs to be filled in October.

September 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Portage Fire Department to hold open house Saturday

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Portage Fire Station 1, 3401 Swanson Road.

September 30, 2014 12:16 pm

Chesterton store scammed out of $500

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton grocery store was scammed out of nearly $500 by a quick change artist on Saturday.

September 30, 2014 9:20 am

Hammond youth charged in armed robbery of cellphone

HAMMOND | A 17-year-old man is accused of being part of an armed robbery of a cellphone. 

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Edgewater celebrates 40th anniversary with gala Oct. 17

MERRILLVILLE | The Ambassadors for Edgewater Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with the Edgewater 40th anniversary committee, host the groups' 13th annual Ambassadors Gala Oct. 17 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Gary home invasion suspect identified from photo lineup

GARY | A 21-year-old man faces criminal charges from a home invasion in Gary.

September 30, 2014 12:05 am
MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

The Beecher boys soccer team will host its 5th annual "Kick'n for the Cure" match at 4:30 p.m.Thursday

September 29, 2014 11:00 pm
MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Crown Point makes short work of Andrean

MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Crown Point makes short work of Andrean

Alaina Chacon was 29-of-34 hitting with 13 kills, and was 24-of-25 serving six aces while leading Crown Point to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-18 straight-game volleyball victory against Andrean on Monday night.

September 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Man, 20, wounded in drive-by shooting in E.C. Harbor area

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man was shot multiple times in a drive-by early Sunday in the city's Harbor section, police said.

September 29, 2014 9:01 pm
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