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Merrillville school to register kindergartners next week

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Hammond workers to begin flushing hydrants Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Water Works Department will begin flushing hydrants Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Officer of the Year award to be named at April 25 banquet

HOBART | The Northwest Indiana Public Information Officers Association and the District One Law Enforcement Council will hold their annual Officer Recognition awards ceremony April 25 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Highland administrative offices to be closed for Good Friday

HIGHLAND | The administrative offices for Highland will be closed Friday for spring recess and Easter holiday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Holiday won't affect garbage, recycling collection in Lowell

LOWELL | Town Hall will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and will reopen Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County crime briefs

Employee arrested after stealing from Walmart

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Former Bloom cross country/track coach dies

Former Bloom Township girls cross country and track coach Huey Johnson died this week, Bloom athletic director Joe Reda said.

April 16, 2014 10:45 pm

WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Deline hits walk-off home run for Pirates

Brett Deline hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night to give Merrillville a 3-2 win against LaPorte in Duneland Athletic Conference baseball action.

April 16, 2014 10:00 pm

E.C. police investigating after boy, 9, bit by at least 1 dog

EAST CHICAGO | A 9-year-old was bit by a pit bull Tuesday in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Street, police said.

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm
Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

GARY | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana officials collected nearly 82,000 eggs Wednesday, and they didn't have to hunt for them.

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April 16, 2014 5:08 pm

Money stolen from church during Holy Week service

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Church employees returning from a Tuesday morning service discovered someone took offering money and personal cash from the church office.

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Crime watch meeting set for 7 p.m. April 28 in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a crime watch meeting at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Town Court facility, 25 E. Joliet St.

April 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations of its subsidiary, Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, in LaPorte.

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Health and wellness expo set for Saturday at M'ville hotel

MERRILLVILLE | The Foundation for Molecular Medicine in Crown Point will host its annual health and wellness expo Friday and Saturday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave. 

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Well-being will be focus of next morning business session

CROWN POINT | A business coach will explore the importance of your well-being during the next free morning business hour at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway.

April 16, 2014 11:30 am

Indiana graduation rates unchanged from 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the year before.

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Community HealthNet hosts domestic violence Lunch & Learn

GARY | Community HealthNet will host a program on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse as part of its Lunch & Learn Series. Cynthia Hoess, MD, a CHN pediatrics provider, will moderate "Child Abuse Neglect and Issues of Ethics" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Second Floor Conference Room…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Vertical farming is topic for garden club meeting

GARY | The Miller Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Aquatorium, 6918 Oak Ave., in newly renovated Marquette Park.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Writers host Eat & Exchange at coffee house

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Writers Consortium will host an Eat & Exchange event at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sip Coffee House, 11 N. Court St.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Portage club honors outstanding students

Portage club honors outstanding students

PORTAGE | The Portage Exchange Club feted the April Students of the Month at a breakfast meeting at Miller’s Senior Living Community Room.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
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