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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

WASHINGTON | Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

April 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

WASHINGTON | Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.

April 22, 2014 1:45 pm
In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

BOSTON | Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.

April 21, 2014 6:18 pm Photos

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Scouts, American Legion help out with Bingo party

Scouts, American Legion help out with Bingo party

LANSING | On April 12, Boy Scout Troop 276 members joined American Legion Post 697 on a service trip to the Manteno Veteran's Home. A bingo party was held for the residents, and cake and drinks were provided.

April 18, 2014 4:10 pm
Reality Store a glimpse into future for middle school students

Reality Store a glimpse into future for middle school students

CHESTERTON | On April 16, 550 Duneland middle school students from St. Patrick’s, Chesterton Middle School, and the Discovery Charter School received a wake-up call during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce 8th Grade Reality Store. This annual event was coordinated by the Chamber’s Partners in…

April 17, 2014 6:28 pm Photos

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T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

T.F. South students help fund veteran dinner

LANSING | Over a four-day period students from T.F. South High School's History Club collected just over $800 with the intentions of donating the funds to benefit local veterans. "The students collected every day in second period, and the class which raised the most would win breakfast. The …

April 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

LINCOLN, Neb. | Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

April 16, 2014 1:45 pm
St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

CROWN POINT | Art is an important part of the curriculum at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school has two outstanding art teachers and a very robust program.

April 14, 2014 3:00 pm
L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

L.A.C.E. hosts Fat Tuesday Bash

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held a recent Fat Tuesday Bash at the Lansing Country Club with proceeds going toward the 2014 Lansing Autumn Fest. L.A.C.E. is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring together those in the community through a series of public e…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Duneland Intermediate Schools honor roll students revealed

Duneland Intermediate Schools third quarter honor roll lists are out.

April 11, 2014 4:25 pm
Winning team Eisenhower's Bald Eagles go a 'cut' above

Winning team Eisenhower's Bald Eagles go a 'cut' above

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees presented a Commendation Awards to Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School’s winning Team Bald Eagles at the March 24 School Board meeting.

April 11, 2014 4:01 pm
Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

Historical Society hosts "Songs of the Railroad" program

LANSING | Entertainer Steve Justman visited the Lansing Public Library to perform for the Lansing Historical Society's March meeting. Justman's program was titled "Songs of the Railroad" and audience members sang along to such tunes as "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Wabash Cannonball"…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Great Lakes Catering employee receives ROSE Award

MICHIGAN CITY | Mary Carr has been a familiar, friendly face to many of Michigan City’s service clubs for years, happily serving lunches all over town on behalf of Great Lakes Catering. This week the long-time employee of Great Lakes was rewarded for her exception service with the monthly R.…

April 09, 2014 3:35 pm
Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

Scouts participate in Scout Sunday at St. Ann in Lansing

LANSING | St. Ann Parish recently hosted Scout Sunday with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts from Lansing attended. Participating were Lansing American Legion Post 697, Boy Scout Troop 276, St. Ann Girl Scouts and their leaders.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Times correspondent visits journalism students

Times correspondent visits journalism students

LANSING | Times correspondent and community online liaison Carrie Steinweg recently visited T.F. North High School in Calumet City where she spoke to students on the newspaper and yearbook staffs about careers in journalism and how to submit news articles to appear on The Times Communities pages.

April 08, 2014 3:31 pm

St. John to host vendor fair, breakfast

LANSING | A Palm Sunday pancake breakfast and vendor fair will take place at St. John Lutheran School on April 13. Pancakes will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. Adults are $8 and children under 10 and seniors over 65 are $5. The Easter Bunny will be at the event to visit with kids and post…

April 08, 2014 3:25 pm
HMS students learn about prescribed fires

HMS students learn about prescribed fires

HOBART | Hobart Middle School sixth-graders from Tom Swafford and Katie Rinas' classes recently learned about prescribed fires during a hands-on field trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center.

April 07, 2014 3:22 pm Photos

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MIS students collect more than 1,000 food items for food bank

MIS students collect more than 1,000 food items for food bank

MERILLVILLE | Merrillville Intermediate School student council members, along with their sponsor Victoria Baldwin, set out boxes in all the homerooms to collect can goods and other non-perishable items for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

April 04, 2014 3:27 pm Photos

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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

NEW YORK | David Letterman is retiring next year as host of "Late Show."

April 03, 2014 5:06 pm Related

IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

GARY | The Student Nurses Association at Indiana University Northwest is hosting a 5k walk/run at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

April 03, 2014 3:22 pm

American Society of Safety Engineers receives $1,000 from NWIBRT

CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable recently gifted the sum of $1,000 to the local chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Both non-profit groups are dedicated to safety and the promotion of safe work practices throughout Northwest Indiana.

April 01, 2014 3:06 pm

Sports correction

A story in Monday's sports section about Andrean linebacker Josh Barajas committing to play football at Penn State contained several errors. Joe Paterno was a former head coach at Penn State. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse charges and sentence…

March 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Sandra Cisneros, an award-winning author, to speak with IU Northwest

GARY | Sandra Cisneros, an award-winning author of "The House on Mango Street," will join the Indiana University Northwest campus via Skype at 3 p.m., Monday, April 7 at a One Book…One Campus…One Community celebration. The community is invited to the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in …

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

IU Northwest to hose Candidate Forum April 8

GARY | Indiana University Northwest invites the community to a “Meet the Candidates Night,” hosted by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
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