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Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council hosted the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration Aug. 5 at the Munster Community Pool. This year's event, an effort to promote police and community partnerships through a variety of fun and educati…

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Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Morgan Howard, of Crown Point, was recently awarded a Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, with funding from Wella Professional’s Hairdressers at Heart program.              

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Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

HOBART | Methodist Hospitals honored employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at its annual Service Awards Banquet earlier this year. The banquet at Avalon Manor recognized all employees who reached five-year service milestones, honoring …

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Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

CROWN POINT | Award-winning author Ben H. Winters will visit the Crown Point Community Library for a 6 p.m. Thursday discussion of the third book in his Last Policeman trilogy, "World of Trouble," and mystery writing in general.

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Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

GARY | Join Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, for Coffee and Conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday as she takes guests on a tour of the Gary day center, 410 W. 13th Ave., that serves more than 2,000 homeless and at-risk women and children, as well as men, ea…

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Military briefs

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Learn about gems, minerals at open house

Learn about gems, minerals at open house

HOBART | Calumet Gem & Mineral Society will hold an open house Thursday and Sunday.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

A library card is the smartest card you can own

As the new school year arrives, the Lake County Public Library would like families to be aware how important a library card can be. That is why the American Library Association observes September as National Library Card Sign-up Month.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
St. John welcomes two new firefighters

St. John welcomes two new firefighters

ST. JOHN | St. John residents Dawn Wheaton and Charlie Sawyer recently became regular members of the St. John Volunteer Fire Department.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a guided bus tour of its nature preserves from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The bus will depart promptly at 8 from the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

School supply drive underway for Back to School booth

SCHERERVILLE | Chantal's Wedding & Event Planners, 1112 Indianapolis Blvd., Suite 102, is accepting school supplies to distribute to local students at a Labor Day weekend festival in Highland. "My company will have a Back to School booth, where we will distribute school supplies from 2 t…

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Attendees will also enjoy craft, antique and home déco…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Those who look so happy might just be so sad

When I was much younger and had a lot more free time, I used to stay up late to watch standup comedy on cable TV channels. The 1980s were a golden age for that art form with Sam Kinison, Gallagher, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

School's back in session and teams could use some support

Crown Point Community Schools welcomes staff and students to first day of classes Thursday. Take time this fall to support one of the many high school sport teams. Enjoy watching tennis match, a game of football or soccer, or a cross country meet. If you don’t have a  copy of the schedule, v…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

AHEPA 78 hosts Country Jamboree for apartment residents

MERRILLVILLE | More than 200 residents of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association apartments were served a picnic meal and live entertainment Aug. 6 as the AHEPA Chapter 78 Housing Corp. hosted its annual picnic on the spacious apartment grounds. Live music provided by Abe …

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Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

Space Camp is summer highlight for eight youngsters

MUNSTER | There are eight Elliott Elementary and Wilbur Wright Middle school students who can truly say their summer vacation was out of this world.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 42: Buckley Homestead County Park

When Rose Buckley Pearce walked into the Lake County Government Center in 1977, she was lucky someone directed her to the offices of the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks for a great ride and a lot of memories

This is my last regular monthly column as Munster town manager. I have enjoyed sharing with you some of the things going on in Munster and Northwest Indiana.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Get a taste of what's in your own backyard at “Theatrepalooza”

MERRILLVILLE | Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder?

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Building their faith brick by brick

Building their faith brick by brick

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The Salvation Army provides backpacks at annual carnival

The Salvation Army provides backpacks at annual carnival

MUNSTER | The Salvation Army’s sent more than 100 children back to school with smiles and full backpacks thanks to its annual Back to School Carnival and Backpack Giveaway last month.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Munster High School’s Nia Clark was recently named a national champion at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament, held in Overland Park, Kan.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become an All-Star major leaguer. They were simply content knowing he found something he enjoyed doing, was making friends and developing relationships.

August 14, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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Museum trips offer chance to make friends with marionettes and more

Years ago my husband and I went to Prague, specifically to see Czech marionettes perform a Mozart opera. I had been told by friends that it was the perfect place for us to vacation.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

NorthShore thanks patients with Health & Fun Fair roday

LAKE STATION | NorthShore Health Center is honoring National Health Center Week by providing patients with a week work of free events through Friday. A Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today includes free health screenings, free massages, hot dogs, popcorn, b…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
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