INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new national report says the wellbeing of Indiana's children has improved somewhat, but improvement in a key area might be overstated because of a quirk in the state's reading rules.
INDIANAPOLIS | Already a mainstay of businesses and baseball teams, "big data" has arrived in Indiana, which hopes to improve the effectiveness of state agencies and local governments — and Hoosiers can play along.
CROWN POINT | The Redevelopment Commission has endorsed plans for extending Delaware Parkway north of 109th Avenue to 107th Avenue.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?
CROWN POINT | The Lake-Porter counties chapter of The Compassionate Friends is joining with dozens of chapters and thousands of bereaved families across the country this summer in a “Walk to Remember” their children, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and other family members who have died.
CROWN POINT | The Orchard View Subdivision primary plat has barely made it out of the city's Plan Commission with a 4-3 vote and a list of conditions.
What's on your “To-Do” list this month? Are you saving your vacation for the closing days of summer, or are you already gearing up for back-to-school? Whatever you are up to, don't forget to put the library on your list of places to visit.
It is never too early to start saving for college, and one Merrillville Intermediate School student has an early start thanks to his writing skills.
MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.
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Two Franciscan St. Margaret Health physicians recently received St. Luke awards, given annually on behalf of nurses from both the Dyer and Hammond campuses to honor excellence in service to patients and staff.
Dancers perform a traditional Slovak Bottle dance Sunday at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville Sunday afternoon.
Adriana Semnicka opens up the Slovak Day celebration at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville Sunday afternoon with a traditional Slovak song.
The body of 9-year-old Catherine Winters was exhumed from the potter's field in Urbana, Ill. Two detectives told the sheriff they were trying to solve the mystery of the little Winters girl's disappearance from her the home of her father, Dr. W.A. Winters, in Newcastle, Ind., 16 months ago.
INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”
CHESTERTON | The Westchester Township History Museum’s new temporary exhibit, Westchester at War: The Civil War, opens today in the Brown Mansion, 700 W. Porter Ave.
The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating contest and more. Visit www.pierogifest.net.
The 4th of July may be over, but visit www.cpjuly4.com to see photos from this year’s parade.
CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School ended the 2013-14 school year with a flurry of activities.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.
Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Motorcycle helmets.
ST. JOHN | LeBron James won't be coming to play basketball in St. John, but, if he were, the Sahi home on Winding Trail might be the court fit for the NBA star.
CROWN POINT | With the city's showcase Sportsplex nearing completion, just in time for two major baseball tournaments with almost 260 teams coming to town this week, the city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding for a camera security system to keep an eye on it.
EAST CHICAGO | Foundations of East Chicago awarded a record amount of scholarship funds to a record number of students in a ceremony recently at East Chicago Central High School.
Being a writer does have its perks. For one thing, I get at least a couple of interesting emails a week.
INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
INDIANAPOLIS | A LaPorte murderer and child molester likely will die in prison, despite an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling Friday adjusting his potential time off for good behavior.
Valparaiso Park Board meets July 22.
A doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington was among the victims of the Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, the university announced Friday morning.
As July comes to a close, the Town of Munster’s recent investments in Community Park are providing a sound return.
MUNSTER | Munster Police Department will host its quarterly Crime Watch meeting for residents at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Munster Centennial Clubhouse, 1005 S. Centennial Drive.
EAST CHICAGO | Join St. Catherine Hospital for a fundraiser and some fun from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Grotto Picnic Area on the hospital campus at 4321 Fir St.
MERRILLVILLE | Celebrate the 41st annual Slovak Day on Sunday, starting with a Catholic Mass at 10:30 am. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 5755 Pennsylvania St., followed by ethnic food, drink, a cash raffle and dancing.
CROWN POINT | Softball fans have the opportunity Monday to provide children of all the ages the athletic shoes needed to participate in sports.
For Michael Pupillo, it’s all about communication – whether through spoken word or musical notes.
CROWN POINT | In his prime he could have built it himself, but at 85, retired carpenter Roy Ruehl had to depend on his brother carpenters to build a wheelchair ramp at his home.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program is hosting a free enrichment program Monday through Aug. 1 designed to enhance reading, mathematical and technology skills for incoming seventh- and eighth-graders.
CROWN POINT | They really know how to play ball in Crown Point, and that means they need a lot of ball fields.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.
You've heard of the Ravinia Festival, offering wonderful live concerts where you can sit out under the stars and listen to symphony music after enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner. Often, big name performers are featured with a full orchestra.
Munster High School graduate Sarah Sharpe is looking forward to a challenging career in the medical field.
GRIFFITH | The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation recently awarded a Jim and Betty Dye Northwest Indiana Non-Traditional Student Scholarship for Indiana University Northwest to Griffith resident Tara Holguin. She will continue her studies toward a bachelor's degree in radiologic science.
Renewing the Region, an exhibit featuring art from recycled and repurposed objects, has been extended to Monday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.
ST. JOHN | The St. John Chamber of Commerce recently awarded three, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from St. John, Lindsey Trepton, of Hanover Central High School, and Bridget Protsman and Tari Markowski, both from Lake Central High School.
ST. JOHN | Plans for the first phase of the $50 million Park Place of St. John were approved Wednesday by the town's Plan Commission, and the developer expects to begin construction in early September.
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