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Food pantry and Meijer partner to provide hunger relief

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Township Food Pantry has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give food pantry donation program this fall to help fill the void for local families in need.

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Accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge

HIGHLAND |  Principal Mark Topp of Our Lady of Grace School recently accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge issued by fellow Diocese of Gary by Principal Tom Ruiz of St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Topp announced his acceptance of the challenge, followed by pouring ice into a b…

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WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

Forget about good government; just show me the cash.

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Plant and Rummage Sale looks toward next spring's gardens

Summer is winding down, and many gardeners find their thoughts turning to next year. The Crown Point Garden Club will host a Perennial Plant and Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 326 S. Main St., Crown Point.

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St. Anthony auxiliary hosts Amish bakery fundraiser Tuesday

CROWN POINT | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Auxiliary will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the hospital lobby, 1201 S. Main St. The event will feature a variety of items offered by the popular Rise N Roll Bakery, which has locations in Middlebury…

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Monday hours added at Gary License Branch

GARY | Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced last week that the Gary license branch is modifying its hours and is now offering its services on Mondays effective Sept. 22. “We believe that offering new Monday branch hours will provide for better opportuni…

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The U.S. has survived elections as well as the Civil War

As we approach mid-term elections nationwide, we would do well to remember that in spite of events, the work of a democracy must go on.

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Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

Furry friends bring happiness to hospitalized children

DYER | Children’s hospital stays at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer are likely to be more comforting and less apprehensive thanks to a recently delivery of Buddy Bears by Gustavo Galante, MD, a member of B’nai B’rith America Unit 901 in Northwest Indiana, sponsor of the program. Dr. Gala…

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A silent tribute

A silent tribute

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Covered Bridge Harvest Fest offers all things pumpkin, family fun

Enjoy all things pumpkin, including pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin putt-putt golf; hay rides; a car show; live entertainment; food, arts and crafts vendors; and living history presentations by Company B 20th Regiment Indiana Infantry Civil War re-enactors at a Civil War enca…

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Alleged gang members in racketeering indictment had criminal history in Lake County

HAMMOND | A search through Lake County Criminal Court records would not reveal that a 61-year-old woman was part of a violent street gang named in a recent federal racketeering indictment. 

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Portage's Kyra Ball; LaPorte's Kailee Schoof

Portage's Kyra Ball; LaPorte's Kailee Schoof

Portage's Kyra Ball leads LaPorte's Kailee Schoof over victory bridge during the New Prairie Invitational on Saturday. Schoof finished ninth and Ball 14th in the Class AAA race.

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Munster's Ryan Kritzer

Munster's Ryan Kritzer

Munster's Ryan Kritzer closes in on the finish line Saturday during the Class AAA race of the New Prairie Invitational. Kritzer won with teammate Tyler Keslin second.

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South Central's Kyleigh Werner

South Central's Kyleigh Werner

South Central's Kyleigh Werner enters the final meters of the New Prairie Invitational on Saturday morning, winning the Class A race for the third time.

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LaCrosse's Justene Charlesworth

LaCrosse's Justene Charlesworth

LaCrosse's Justene Charlesworth climbs Agony Hill on Saturday during the New Prairie Invitational. The Tigers freshman placed sixth in the Class A race.

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Kyleigh Werner, South Central

Kyleigh Werner, South Central

South Central's Kyleigh Werner, right, races along side Caston's Adrianna Dague up Agony Hill at the New Prairie Invitational Saturday morning. Werner won the Class A title for the third time.

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Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley quarterback Darrick Webster looks deep as he gets protection from his linemen during Friday night's game against Griffith.

September 19, 2014 8:58 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith's Antonio Suarez gets stopped for a loss by Kankakee Valley's during Friday night's game.

September 19, 2014 8:53 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith's Jacob Cottrell tries to shed a Kankakee Valley tackler during a kick return on Friday at Kankakee Valley.

September 19, 2014 8:57 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley's Johnny Williams sacks Griffith's Troy Cullen during Friday night's game at Kankakee Valley.

September 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith's Jacob Contrell tries to rush the ball to the outside for the Panthers during Friday night's game against Kankakee Valley.

September 19, 2014 8:55 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith's Troy Cullen tries to shake off Kankakee Valley's Johnny Williams on a keeper during Friday night's game at Kankakee Valley.

September 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley's Eric Philbrook breaks through the Griffith defense for a huge gain Friday night.

September 19, 2014 8:54 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley's Riley Misch catches a touchdown pass from Darrick Webster making the score 21-0 during the second quarter of Friday night's game against Griffith.

September 19, 2014 8:51 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley quarterback Darrick Webster tries runs ball to the outside during Friday night's game against Griffith at Kankakee Valley.

September 19, 2014 8:52 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley's Eric Philbrook breaks through Griffith players on the opening kickoff of Friday night's game.

September 19, 2014 8:50 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley quarterback Darrick Webster gets his pass off before Grifffith's Marcus Marsenic and Matt Miller can get to him during Friday night's game.

September 19, 2014 8:51 pm
Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Griffith at Kankakee Valley football game

Kankakee Valley running back Joe Partin shakes a Griffith defender as he advances the ball during Friday night's game.

September 19, 2014 8:52 pm
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Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski sank a short put on the 10th hole Friday morning during the Lake County Sectional. The freshman shot an 80 to lead Lake Central.

September 19, 2014 3:54 pm
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Crown Point's No. 1 golfer Tiffany Curtis tees off on the 11th hole at Palmira Golf and Country Club Friday morning during the Sectional. Curtis shot a 74 to lead everyone on the course.

September 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Munster's No. 1 golfer Nicole Howard tries to place her ball onto the green on the 11th hole Friday morning at the Lake Central Sectional at Palmira Golf and Country Club. Her 84 helped Munster advance to the regional meet.

September 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Highland's No. 1 golfer Emily Smith tees off on the 18th hole during the Lake Central Sectional on Friday morning.

September 19, 2014 3:35 pm
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Hobart's No. 1 golfer Morgan Barrasas hits her ball out of the rough on the 17th hole Friday morning during the sectional at Palmira Golf and Country Club.

September 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Highland's No. 1 golfer Emily Smith chips her ball into a prime spot on the 17th green Friday morning during the Lake Central Sectional.

September 19, 2014 3:35 pm
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Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski readies to sink a short put on the 10th hole Friday morning during the Lake County Sectional. She led Lake Central with an 80.

September 19, 2014 3:33 pm
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Lake Central's Alexis Miestowski tees off on the 11th hole during the Lake County Sectional on Friday morning. She shot an 80 to lead Lake Central, which edged Crown Point for the title.

September 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Griffith's Blair Morton follows the ball after teeing off on the seventh hole Friday afternoon during the Lake Central Sectional.

September 19, 2014 3:29 pm
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Munster's No. 1 golfer Nicole Howard chips her ball onto the green on the 10th hole Friday morning at the Lake Central Sectional at Palmira Golf and Country Club. Howard shot an 84 to help the Mustangs finish third.

September 19, 2014 3:31 pm
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Bishop Noll's Jailynn Thomas looks to sink a long put on the sixth hole Friday morning during the Lake Central Sectional Friday morning. Thomas qualified for regional with a 95.

September 19, 2014 3:29 pm
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Andrean's Lexi Prasco drives her ball just short of the green Friday morning during the Lake Central Sectional. She shot an 84 to qualify for the regional meet.

September 19, 2014 3:26 pm
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Crown Point's No. 1 golfer Tiffany Curtis eyes her shot off the fariway on the 10th hole at Palmira Golf and Country Club during the sectional Friday morning. Curtis was medalist with a 74.

September 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Speakers warn against pot use

Speakers warn against pot use

VALPARAISO | The stoner stereotype of a clueless guy who habitually sits around his house smoking pot may be true, Tony Coder said.

September 19, 2014 1:24 pm
Scholarships awarded by foundation

Scholarships awarded by foundation

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

CROWN POINT | Katelynn Neal, of Winfield, has been named the Lake County Fair’s Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Walk for the poor is Saturday

Walk for the poor is Saturday

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Book signing set for professor's children's book

Book signing set for professor's children's book

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will host a signing of Purdue University North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin’s recently published children’s book, “The Dog and The Dolphin,” from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Calumet Campus Shop of the Student Union & Library. Preceding the signi…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Ladies champ named at Youche

Ladies champ named at Youche

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
2. Rensselaer (3) 4-0

2. Rensselaer (3) 4-0

OK, this is getting ridiculous, right? A 77-0 nothing win at 2A state finalist Tipton is absurd. So is the Bombers' state-leading 67.5 scoring average. At Twin Lakes Friday night so somebody better check the batteries in the scoreboard.

September 18, 2014 3:30 pm
8. Kankakee Valley (10) 3-1

8. Kankakee Valley (10) 3-1

The Kougars are coming off a pounding of Hobart last week, 40-27. K.V. rushed for 450 yards against the Brickies. Matt Lukacek rushed for three scores and Joe Partin had 160 yards. Griffith comes to town Friday night. Get two pens please. Triple digits?

September 18, 2014 3:30 pm
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