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CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School Jazz Ensemble performed at the Indiana State School Music Association’s annual Jazz Festival held recently at LaPorte High School.
CROWN POINT | A request has been postponed until April for changes to the design of homes in the Old Town Village section of Ellendale Farm.
VALPARAISO | A 36-year-old Portage man is charged with rape, criminal deviate conduct and another sex-related offense.
WESTVILLE | Dr. R. Derek Bjonback, associate professor of economics at the Purdue University North Central College of Business, recently was appointed director of The Center for Economic Development and Research.
CHESTERTON | Facade grant applications should be submitted by commercial building owners by 4 p.m. April 25 to receive a grant from the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Duneland Economic Development Co.
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.
After staging a thrilling comeback in the game’s closing minute, the Normal boys basketball team had the shot it wanted in the closing seconds.
MERRILLVILLE | A bank robbery suspect was sweating profusely while stealing an undetermined amount of money Thursday afternoon at a Fifth Third Bank branch at 6760 Broadway, police said.
SCHERERVILLE | A fire late Friday afternoon destroyed a garage in the 700 block of Christy Lane and caused heat damage to the sides of houses, Schererville Fire Deputy Chief Robert Patterson said.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Firefighters on Friday extinguished a blaze in a modular home at 61 Colonial Ave., near the Porter County Municipal Airport.
MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City police on Friday were detaining a "person on interest" in connection with the homicide of a 24-year-old woman who lived on the Porter/LaPorte County line.
DYER | Working to brighten the future for Hoosier children, the Dyer Lions Club will again participate in Operation KidSight with a free eye screening for all children 2 to 6. Parents can bring children from 9 a.m. to to 1 p.m. Saturday to All of Me Therapy, 1160 Joliet St., Suite 102, just …
CHESTERTON | Dr. Mann Spitler, a local physician whose daughter Manda died of a heroin overdose at the age of 20, will be providing the keynote presentation during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on March 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 N. Gateway Blvd. It will be held f…
Valparaiso Kiwanis Foundation is looking for nominees for its Community volunteer of the year award.
HAMMOND | The northern chapter of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.
HAMMOND | The popular six-week Birding 101 series will again be offered when the Dunes Calumet Audubon Society and the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department sponsor workshops designed to help birding enthusiasts develop their bird identification skills.
PORTAGE | Did you know General Colin Powell once survived a helicopter crash? Did you know that Harriet Tubman treasured the nickname “Minty,” as she was called by her mother due to the minty fresh scent she achieved from working in mint fields?
GARY | Lake County elementary through high school students who earned honors at their individual school and district science fairs will display their projects Saturday at the 59th annual Calumet Regional Science Fair.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point St. Patrick's Day celebration will pack it in with a corned beef and cabbage dinner, vendors on the square, a St. Baldrick's head shaving event and a parade at dusk Monday.
GRIFFITH | The Chicago Fire Wheelchair Basketball team takes on Griffith Middle-High School team students and the Griffith Faculty All-stars today in the school's annual Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza.
VALPARAISO | Teachers from Ecuador on spring break from Valparaiso University this week performed cultural dances for seniors Thursday at the Banta Activity Center.
WHITING | Looking toward the future, students at St. John the Baptist School got a taste of teamwork and how to complete a work assignment when the school partnered with Dow Chemical Company from Kankakee, Ill., for a design competition.
Amber Barney had two goals, but the Homewood-Flossmoor girls water polo team lost 9-4 to Bremen on Thursday.
Ten area boys basketball players were selected for Hoosier Basketball Magazine's top 100 seniors list.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Police Department will take part in a statewide St. Patrick's Day traffic enforcement blitz.
Stacy Adams remembers his first day at E.C. Central. It was a press conference on March 10, 2010, where the former Valparaiso University head football coach was named the Cardinals new football coach.
There is a certain amount of myth-making when it comes to sports stars.
HOBART | Police are seeking the public's help in identifying suspects involved in recent thefts at Sam's Club, 3134 E. 79th Ave.
Slushy snowmelt that froze on local streets Wednesday night caused some problems for motorists Thursday morning.
MERRILLVILLE | Police are investigating a robbery at Fifth Third Bank.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A Union Township man who eluded police on Tuesday was arrested Wednesday night after trying a second time to run from police.
VALPARAISO | A man believed responsible for vandalism at a local restaurant drove to the police station and asked to be taken to jail.
CROWN POINT | Senior Helpers, a home care provider serving clients in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties since 2008, recently won the Best of Home Care Provider Choice 2014 Award from Home Care Pulse.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms are seeking vendors for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.
MERRILLVILLE | Everest College, 8585 Broadway, will add an associate degree in nursing program to its accredited curriculum offering.
PORTER COUNTY | Porter County police are reporting Ind. 130 is closed between Ind. 149 and County Road 250 West for a water main break.
Man arrested, charged with cocaine, pot possession
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Family YMCA is taking registration for summer camp. Campers will be encouraged to grow spiritually, mentally and physically in a safe enriching environment. The camp counselors will promote the four YMCA character development values of caring, honesty, respect and re…
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 programs.
LAPORTE | Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos and Juvenile Magistrate Nancy Gettinger held the first LaPorte County JDAI Steering Committee meeting earlier this month. JDAI is the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, which is focused on promoting positive youth development by eliminat…
VALPARAISO | A free workshop on IRAs will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St.
PORTER COUNTY | As part of an effort to encourage young people to make choices promoting healthy lifestyles, North Shore Health Center recently donated $900 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven and Portage units.
SOUTH HAVEN | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County – South Haven Unit’s mini gymnasium was transformed into a Red Cross “giving station.” earlier this month. The South Haven Unit’s Keystone and Torch Club members collaborated with the Red Cross and initiated a blood drive in an effort to…
GARY | The Food Pantry and Clothing Boutique Ministry of the Gospel Truth Apostolic Ministry Inc. will distribute food to the public Sunday and Wednesday.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Tech Appreciation Society will present a night of a capella doo-wop-style music featuring Harbor Lights with special guests Remember When on March 28 at Dynasty Banquet Center, 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond.
MUNSTER | The Columbia Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic Monday through March 21 for the installation of a water main line.
EAST CHICAGO | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public meeting tonight about the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal dredging project.
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