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Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Civic Funds Inc. recently awarded academic grants to four 2014 Lake Central High School graduates.

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the inspiring story of family and friends that rally behin…

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Spaghetti dinner honors founder, dedicated volunteers

Campagna Academy is hosting a very special Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 to honor the 90th birthday of Campagna Academy’s late founder, the Rev. Michael Campagna.

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'Shifting Sands' film shown Sunday at National Lakeshore

GARY |  Get a preview of the upcoming documentary film “Shifting Sands” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. A 10-minute trailer for the film will be shown. Then, join the film’s executive producer, …

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Adoption fees waived, hours extended this weekend at HSCA

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will extend its hours this entire weekend with adoption fees waived for everyone today through Sunday as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Shelter hours all three days are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 421 45th St. All adoptions require an approved a…

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Animal hospital hosts yard sale Sunday for shelter

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Animal Hospital, 6226 Cleveland St., will host a giant yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.

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History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

Highland Christian School teacher Rick Vander Woude is one of two Indiana teachers to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.

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Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

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Caucus slated for Hebron council vacancy

HEBRON | The selection of someone to fill the remaining term of town Councilwoman Joyce Kaczmarski will take place at a party caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the town's community center.

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Valpo parks budget includes 3 percent raises

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a $2.78 million 2015 budget Tuesday that includes 3 percent raises for all employees.

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Museum Lego display to feature WWII warships

EVANSVILLE, Ind. | Like any major brick-and-mortar event, February's grand opening of the Evansville Museum's new atrium entrance proved a popular draw, pulling 900 people to the museum in one day.

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Indiana health insurance marketplace set to offer many more plans

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers purchasing health insurance on Indiana's federally run marketplace next year will select from at least 975 plans offered by nine companies, up from four companies and 278 plans this year.

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Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indiana Department of Correction closes the Camp Summit youth offender boot camp program.

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2. Merrillville (1) 1-0

2. Merrillville (1) 1-0

Was last week's 35-28 win over South Bend Clay an aberration? A hiccup? The result of a long bus ride to nowhere? One thing's for sure. The Bucs coaching staff worked the kids hard to get ready for Friday night's game against Andrean. Beep, beep.

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3. Rensselaer (3) 1-0

3. Rensselaer (3) 1-0

The Bombers new stealth offense with bells and whistles and neon hurt some necks last week against Kankakee Valley. Lord knows how much Ben Gay will be needed Friday night when North Newton comes to town. Points-a-palooza.

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6. Crown Point (7) 1-0

6. Crown Point (7) 1-0

The Bulldogs travel to the land of the Cavemen Friday night with a big match-up against Mishawaka. C.P. won, 30-7, last year but the offense had a beard where right now it's peach fuzz. The fourth-quarter fury could set a trend.

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9. Lowell (9) 0-1

The Red Devils found out they need more depth. It cost them the C.P. game and the Old Leather Helmet trophy. The winner of Friday night's Morton game gets a corn stalk and a razor. This one's big. The one in October will be even bigger.

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Slideshow: The Times Indiana football Top 10 -- Week 2

Slideshow: The Times Indiana football Top 10 -- Week 2

Browse this slideshow to view The Times Indiana football Top 10 teams. How do you think your favorite team will do this week? (Last week's rankings in parentheses.)

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PODCAST: Political Roundtable

PODCAST: Political Roundtable

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss legal challenges of marriage equality and Indiana's right-to-work laws, and tourism in Indiana. (8/28/14)

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Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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Indiana dad: Newborn snatched in daylight attack

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A father says his 6-week-old son was snatched from him by a man and woman in a daylight armed attack in which he was knocked unconscious in an Indianapolis alley, police said Thursday.

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Teen makes a difference

Teen makes a difference

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Planting Possibilities hosts open house and mums sale

Planting Possibilities participants hops you will join them from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave., Schererville for an open house. Attendees will be able to tour the hoop house, greenhouse, and “Field of Dreams” while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Fitness instructor workshops planned

SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health & Fitness and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a nonprofit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring two nationally-recognized workshops which are open to the public.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Educators Open House held tonight for preschool and early elementary teachers

LAKE STATION | An Educator Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, inside Three Rivers County Park at 2800 Colorado St. Preschool and early elementary grade teachers are invited to learn about the variety of Discovery Trips at Bellaboo’s …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting welcomes new firefighters

Whiting welcomes new firefighters

WHITING | The City of Whiting welcomed three new firefighters this month at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Add Philip Dickerman to the long list of acclaimed Whiting musicians

I always thought I had a fairly good grasp of the many  talented musicians from Whiting, but I recently read about a young man of whom I had never before heard.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Patrick Rose, of Crown Point, is looking forward to a hands-on career in engineering.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
New medical building receives blessing

New medical building receives blessing

MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists’ newest facility was blessed and dedicated last month during a packed ceremony. The blessing program performed by the Rev. Gregory Holicky was hosted by Barb Greene, president of Franciscan Healthcare Munster; Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F., chairper…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
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Ron Ranta, the unit director at the South Haven Boys and Girls Club sits back and gets three buckets filled with cold ice and water Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club in South Haven.

August 27, 2014 6:31 pm
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Staff members at the South Haven Boys and Girls Club wait their turn to get soaked with ice cold water Wednesday afternoon as they accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

August 27, 2014 6:31 pm

Ad targeted to inform students of Lifeline Law

INDIANAPOLIS | An advertising campaign targeting students at Indiana's residential colleges and universities is spreading the message about the state's expanded Lifeline Law.

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”

August 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Security gates planned for governor's residence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials are planning to install a set of security gates at the Indiana Governor's Residence in Indianapolis.

August 27, 2014 6:56 am

Public welcome at tonight's discussion of song lyrics

GARY | The Gary Commission on The Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with the Minority Male Initiative & Student Support Services at Ivy Tech College, is sponsoring a Village Circle Talk, “The Devastating Impact That Violent & Obscene Lyrics Are Having on Our Youth,” from 6…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CROWN POINT | Thirty Crown Point High School students, three Senior Classical League college students and CPHS alumni, and two sponsors joined 1,800 other delegates this summer at the 61st annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Schererville this weekend

When I promised at the end of last winter that I would not complain about a hot summer, I had no idea that by the end of August I'd hoping I could complain. I know we have a few weeks left of “official summer,” so there is still a chance, slight though, but a chance.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

HAMMOND | Volunteers are needed to join Books, Brushes & Bands for Education in the door-to-door Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade delivery of children’s books through several Hammond neighborhoods for the second annual Book Brigade.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Talk a walk back into history and enjoy high tea

“History Speaks & A Cup of Tea” is a cemetery walk offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 or 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Native Americans forced from Hoosier state at gunpoint

ANDREA NEAL: Native Americans forced from Hoosier state at gunpoint

On the morning of Sept. 4, 1838, 859 Potawatomi were forced at gunpoint from their homes in northern Indiana and sent on foot and horseback to the “Unorganized Territory” of Kansas to begin a new life.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Chesterton keeper Anne Marie Radzik goes up to block a shot

Chesterton keeper Anne Marie Radzik goes up to block a shot

Chesterton keeper Anne Marie Radzik goes up to block a shot Tuesday night at Valparaiso.

August 26, 2014 8:44 pm
Valparaiso's Grace Withrow splits a pair of Chesterton defenders

Valparaiso's Grace Withrow splits a pair of Chesterton defenders

Valparaiso's Grace Withrow splits a pair of Chesterton defenders Tuesday night on her way toward the goal.

August 26, 2014 8:44 pm
Valpo's Rebecca Riley, Chesterton's Molly Wilson and Kayla Scheider

Valpo's Rebecca Riley, Chesterton's Molly Wilson and Kayla Scheider

After contct, Valparaiso's Rebecca Riley falls to the ground while Chesterton's Molly Wilson and Kayla Scheider advance Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Valparaiso's Kelly Landry tries to clear the ball

Valparaiso's Kelly Landry tries to clear the ball

Valparaiso's Kelly Landry tries to clear the ball before Chesterton's Caitlin Talaga can make a play Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 8:44 pm
Valparaiso's Rebecca Riley slides and takes a shot

Valparaiso's Rebecca Riley slides and takes a shot

Valparaiso's Rebecca Riley slides and takes a shot past Chesteton's Jessica Leake on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 8:44 pm
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