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Indiana makes marginal improvement in 'Kids Count'

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.

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New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

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.

14 hours ago

C.P. moving ahead with Delaware Parkway extension

CROWN POINT | The Redevelopment Commission has endorsed plans for extending Delaware Parkway north of 109th Avenue to 107th Avenue.

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

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?

15 hours ago

Compassionate Friends will “Walk to Remember” children

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.

17 hours ago

Crown Point panel narrowly OKs Orchard View plat

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.

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Don't let summer go by without a visit to the library for books and movies

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.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on leadership earns middle schooler Cash for College

Essay on leadership earns middle schooler Cash for College

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.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

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.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dancers perform a traditional Slovak Bottle dance Sunday at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville Sunday afternoon.

July 20, 2014 4:33 pm
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Adriana Semnicka opens up the Slovak Day celebration at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Merrillville Sunday afternoon with a traditional Slovak song.

July 20, 2014 4:32 pm

Today In History: July 20, 1914

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Civil War exhibit opens today at Westchester museum

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Parade winners named by a grateful 4th of July Parade Committee

The 4th of July may be over, but visit www.cpjuly4.com to see photos from this year’s parade.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School ended the 2013-14 school year with a flurry of activities.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

Crossing the Line -- motorcycle helmets

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. John variance for home's sport court

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point funds security cameras for Sportsplex

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Foundations of East Chicago awards record $190,000 to 62 students

Foundations of East Chicago awards record $190,000 to 62 students

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Church hosts taco dinner

Church hosts taco dinner

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Giving blood is an important service, and you can do it today

Being a writer does have its perks. For one thing, I get at least a couple of interesting emails a week.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

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.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
OFFBEAT: Blue Gate unveils 'Josiah' for Amish world stage premiere

OFFBEAT: Blue Gate unveils 'Josiah' for Amish world stage premiere

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

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.

July 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Valparaiso Park Board

Valparaiso Park Board

Valparaiso Park Board meets July 22.

July 18, 2014 3:33 pm
IU doctoral student killed in Malaysian plane crash

IU doctoral student killed in Malaysian plane crash

A doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington was among the victims of the Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, the university announced Friday morning.

July 18, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Park improvements focus on the Boys & Girls of Summer

As July comes to a close, the Town of Munster’s recent investments in Community Park are providing a sound return.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Crime Watch meeting includes public forum for police re-accreditation

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.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Cookout For Cancer raises money for research center

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.  

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Slovak Day offers Mass, food, dance and music

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.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore Sports Promotions to host athletic shoe drive

CROWN POINT | Softball fans have the opportunity Monday  to provide children of all the ages the athletic shoes needed to participate in sports.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

For Michael Pupillo, it’s all about communication – whether through spoken word or musical notes.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

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.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

PUC Educational Talent Search's ‘Project Excel’ starts Monday

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.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point building its own fields of dreams

CROWN POINT | They really know how to play ball in Crown Point, and that means they need a lot of ball fields.

July 17, 2014 7:41 pm
Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

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.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Summer with the Symphony offers Disney tunes on lakefront

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Teen is "sharpe" at academics and dance competition

Munster High School graduate Sarah Sharpe is looking forward to a challenging career in the medical field.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Returning student awarded non-traditional Dye scholarship

Returning student awarded non-traditional Dye scholarship

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Recycled art exhibit open through Monday at welcome center

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

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.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Senior living complex gets final OK from St. John

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.

July 16, 2014 9:08 pm
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