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MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department holds its final Crime Watch meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles reported between 6 and 11:10 a.m. Oct. 6.
GRIFFITH | Griffith has scheduled two special meetings next week.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin awarded its first Columbus Patriot Award to Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli at its 90th Columbus Day banquet on Oct. 11 at the Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park, Ill.
LOWELL | Lowell High School and its Bullying Prevention Committee will host the third annual Mix-It-Up Day today, encouraging every high school student to sit somewhere new for lunch and make a new friend. This is a national movement that fosters tolerance and encourages students to break aw…
CROWN POINT | The staff at 360 Family Martial Arts is presenting an ongoing after school karate program that teaches youths bullying prevention, helps to develop character and confidence, trains student on how to focus, and adds a little martial arts. Free, four--week sessions are available …
Judith Vega realized early in life that working with children gave her joy, so she is now in her element as a first-grade teacher at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardeners will gather to prepare seeds for the Seed & Bulb Exchange portion of their 12th annual Gardening Show. Learn how to clean and preserve seeds. Tools and packaging materials provided, as well as, seed heads and pods from a variety of plants. Brin…
VALPARAISO | Windiana will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivy Tech auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive.
CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While Mark is…
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department, in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will host an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents on from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The …
EAST CHICAGO | Local residents with no health Insurance can get help at monthly programs hosted by St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St. More than 46 million Americans are not covered. Staffers at St. Catherine Hospital are trained to help those who are seeking solutions. The hospital is an a…
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s College of Business has received $30,754 of a $54,000+ collaborative grant from Foundations of East Chicago to provide self-leadership training that helps East Chicago middle school students realize their potential for successful futures.
HAMMOND | “How to Talk about the Value of the Humanities in the Age of Corporate University” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Purdue University Calumet’s Gyte Building, Room 103.
HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.
Chili’s Restaurants is known for its “Give Back Night Program,” which offers individual locations a way to be involved in their community and support not-for-profit organizations. Chili’s is putting a spin on its traditional give back program by dedicating the entire month of October instead…
CROWN POINT | Members of Crown Point High School’s National Art Honor Society, Gaby Richmond, Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl, enthusiastically volunteered last month at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point for all babies born in 2013. They spent the…
CHESTERTON | The Brown Mansion now has its own South Shore poster. The new poster will be unveiled during a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave. Refreshments will be served.
GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, together with Everybody Counts and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, will host a Disabilities Employment Awareness Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the John W. Anderson Libr…
CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public Library in November with four offerings of Introduction to Windows 8.1. The classes will take place in the new classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Eve…
WANATAH | For Indiana's electric power cooperatives, serving the community means more than providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity. It also involves pitching in to meet the needs of local individuals and organizations.
MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will offer all treats and no tricks this month with an Adoption Fee-Waived Weekend at its adoption center and additional specials throughout the month.
PORTAGE | Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Inc., of Hobart, will hold its third annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.
PORTAGE | NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to continue providing affordable primary care, according to an announcement from Rep. Peter Visclosky's office.
Gabbe Mullen had 11 assists, nine service points and three aces as the T.F. South girls volleyball team won the South Suburban Blue Conference title outright with a 25-8, 25-5 road win over Argo on Tuesday night.
HAMMOND | A man who pleaded guilty in an East Chicago kidnapping case on Monday asked a federal judge to sentence him to eight years in prison.
GARY | Gary police will have their first interview Wednesday with a man who allegedly has confessed to killing seven woman, six of whom were found in abandoned homes in the city.
GARY | Police on Tuesday used cadaver dogs to scour the site of the nearly demolished Sheraton Hotel and about 120 of Gary's approximately 8,000 abandoned buildings for more victims of a man officials have described as a serial killer.
Andrean began the football season atop the Associated Press state rankings, and it ended the regular season in the same spot.
VALPARAISO | Police arrested a Valparaiso man after he threw an item at a Target employee, police said.
HAMMOND | The Lake County coroner's office is seeking the public's help in finding the family of a man who died at his Hammond home earlier this month.
HAMMOND | Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools invites residents to think Christmas and Catch the B.U.S. to help School City of Hammond students in grades kindergarten through 12 succeed.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corp. is reviewing alternative sites for its proposed Learning Center, as suggested by the Crown Point Plan Commission.
BOONE TOWNSHIP | A 79-year-old Hebron-area woman lost $4,000 in a phone scam.
A story in some Tuesday editions contained some incorrect information about the learning center the Crown Point Community School Corp. is proposing to build on property at the west corner of West and Walnut streets near the Col. Wheeler Middle School.
WASHINGTON | U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., led a bipartisan group of 14 senators Tuesday in sending a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressing concern with recent proposals that would repeal the accounting method of “last-in, first-out…
CHICAGO | The Times of Northwest Indiana took the top three places for investigative reporting in the annual Inland Press Association Newsroom and Digital Journalism contest.
GRIFFITH | The Canadian National Railway crossing at Broad Street in downtown Griffith will experience short, period closures beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday to accommodate railroad repairs.
GARY | Things are slowly getting back to normal at the Robert D. Rucker Building in Gary after a fire in August disrupted operations.
WHITING | The Whiting Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 68 holds its Haunted Halloween Hayride Spooktacular on Friday, Saturday and Halloween night at Whiahla Beach.
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 Oct. 30 at the School Administration Center, 41 Williams St.
EAST CHICAGO | Haunted hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McArthur Golf Course hosted by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago parks staff.
LAPORTE | A staff member of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit LaPorte on Thursday to meet with local residents and assist those experiencing problems with any federal agency.
Sydney Van Beek and Jamie Petrarca had five kills each to lead the Illiana Christian girls volleyball team to a 25-12, 25-20 win over Richards Monday night.
Portage junior softball player Sydney Condiff committed to play softball at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer on Saturday. The hard-hitting infielder was invited to the Pumas football game with her family and softball coach Diane Stephenson made the offer and it was accepted.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Washington Township woman was arrested Sunday after lunging with a knife at a relative in a wheelchair and fighting with officers.
GARY | A Gary man described Monday as a serial killer was charged in the homicide of a woman found dead Friday at a Hammond motel.
CHESTERTON | A Michigan City man was arrested Saturday morning after police spotted him panhandling at a busy intersection.
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