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One Region honors people who made NWI better
One Region honors people who made NWI better

MERRILLVILLE | A few of Northwest Indiana's most distinguished residents were recognized for making the region better, including supporting th…

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People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live
People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live

In 2004, experts said Northwest Indiana's Achilles' heel was its division of racial groups.

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Health: Health care continues to decline in region
Health: Health care continues to decline in region

The state of health in Northwest Indiana is on the decline, with unemployment, poverty and lack of insurance among the barriers preventing man…

October 09, 2012 12:00 am
Buffalo still roam in Union Township
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP | Despite its arterial highways and large housing developments like Shorewood Forest and Salt Creek Commons, it's still not tha…

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Kouts hopes to grow, continue makeover
Kouts hopes to grow, continue makeover

KOUTS | The town put on a prettier face in 2011, and the makeover is expected to continue this year.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Time of transition in Porter
Time of transition in Porter

PORTER | With a number of major projects on the books, and an entirely new Town Council, the next few years promise to be a time of transition…

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Porter County schools strive for excellence
Porter County schools strive for excellence

As school districts across the county struggle with issues ranging from funding to bullying, officials don't want to forget all the good thing…

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Things are looking up in Porter County
Things are looking up in Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | We in the media like to condense things -- get the story out in as few words or minutes as possible.

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County is building on strong economic base
County is building on strong economic base

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, hopes the county's decision to once again take an active role in the Northwest Indi…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Beverly Shores is both far from it all and nearby
Beverly Shores is both far from it all and nearby

BEVERLY SHORES | This tiny town, nestled on the south shore of Lake Michigan, has it all for residents.

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Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek
Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek

PORTAGE | Portage is a "real gem" when it comes to marketing to new business prospects.

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South Haven getting a makeover
South Haven getting a makeover

SOUTH HAVEN | Big improvements continue in this community, which is said to be among the largest unincorporated areas in the state.

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Chesterton poised for more development
Chesterton poised for more development

CHESTERTON | The town of Chesterton is currently in the engineering phase of what is likely the largest project it has ever undertaken, accord…

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Dune Acres energized in being 'a sleepy place'
Dune Acres energized in being 'a sleepy place'

DUNE ACRES | While some communities look to change, Dune Acres finds its charm in remaining "a constant."

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Burns Harbor more 'than just a truck stop'
Burns Harbor more 'than just a truck stop'

BURNS HARBOR | It is a town that has found itself "in a really interesting position," officials believe.

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Avalon Springs is the newest member of the Valparaiso community

Growing older is a part of life. And while it can offer times of joy and laughter, it can also offer its share of challenges both physically a…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Prognosis good for construction boom
Prognosis good for construction boom

Around Porter County, a boom in the construction of new health care facilities continues, with two large facilities set to open.

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Nature abounds at doorstep to the dunes
Nature abounds at doorstep to the dunes

PINE TOWNSHIP | Situated at the doorstep to Mount Baldy, natural beauty abounds in rural Pine Township.

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Downtown park a symbol of Valpo's success
Downtown park a symbol of Valpo's success

VALPARAISO | The redevelopment of the city's downtown and its key commercial corridors continued to progress during 2011, and it looks like th…

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Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure
Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure

HEBRON | It's all about the infrastructure in Hebron.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
New faces, ideas for Ogden Dunes
New faces, ideas for Ogden Dunes

OGDEN DUNES | Newly elected Town Councilman Charlie Costanza said he is seeing new life breathed into the small, lakefront town he has called …

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par
Education chief warns Indiana schools not up to par

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brought a sobering, oft-repeated message to Northwest Indiana saying that Northwest Ind…

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'An island of excellence'
'An island of excellence'

"The battle for education, as I saw today at Calumet High School, is being fought and won in America's classrooms," U.S. Undersecretary of Edu…

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Eight who serve others receive honors

MERRILLVILLE | Eight people whose lives reflect the philosophy that service to others improves life for everyone were honored Thursday at the …

September 08, 2011 7:30 pm
Arne Duncan keynote speaker at One Region, One Vision event
Arne Duncan keynote speaker at One Region, One Vision event

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Northwest Indiana, delivering keynote remarks at the Northwest Indiana Forum quarterly meet…

August 09, 2011 12:50 pm
Quality of Life Council accepting nominations

The Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council will honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the region's quality of life a…

July 26, 2011 4:01 am
One Region, One Vision, Ouality of Life Council explore joint action

MERRILLVILLE | The One Region, One Vision grassroots initiative launched by The Times in 2008 and the long-established Quality of Life Council…

May 06, 2011 7:45 pm
Progress on the lake -- Ogden Dunes style

OGDEN DUNES | Town Councilman Eric Haussman hosted an open house recently at the fire station/community building to solicit feedback from resi…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
South Haven receiving a face lift
South Haven receiving a face lift

SOUTH HAVEN | Big improvements are in store for this community, which is said to be among the largest unincorporated areas in the state.

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Hebron hopes new look, events bring people, businesses back
Hebron hopes new look, events bring people, businesses back

HEBRON | When Dale Tuck was searching for the best location to open Anytime Fitness, he looked at several communities in Lake and Porter count…

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Kouts: a small town that's moving forward
Kouts: a small town that's moving forward

KOUTS | The reconstruction of the town's main intersection at Ind. 49 and Ind. 8 was a needed and long-awaited improvement for Kouts in 2010, …

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Town of Porter: Gateway to the future
Town of Porter: Gateway to the future

The town of Porter, once inhabited by American Indians and settled by French fur traders and Swedish immigrants for its rich natural resources…

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Taltree keeping Union Township history alive
Taltree keeping Union Township history alive

UNION TOWNSHIP | A stop along the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway led to the founding of the village of Wheeler in the 1850s and cr…

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Youths not afraid to take on challenges in Porter County
Youths not afraid to take on challenges in Porter County

I had a chance recently to look back over the news for the past year -- and I have to say that I was encouraged by what saw.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
'Collectively, we know more'
'Collectively, we know more'

Portage may battle Valparaiso and Chesterton on the football field and rivals Hebron and Kouts may be fierce competitors on the basketball cou…

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Porter County weathers poor economy
Porter County weathers poor economy

VALPARAISO | Porter County Council President Dan Whitten is feeling pretty optimistic about the county's future, based in part on how well the…

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Autos – Back on Track
Autos – Back on Track

When car sales went into a tailspin with the economy in Fall 2008, things were looking pretty grim. Sales plummeted to 13 million from 16-17 m…

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Recession has slowed but not stopped Valpo's progress
Recession has slowed but not stopped Valpo's progress

VALPARAISO | In the midst of one of the worst recessions in the nation's history, Valparaiso has managed to grow and thrive. And, now that it …

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Home builders hopeful 2011 will be better
Home builders hopeful 2011 will be better

While the number of residential housing starts has yet to rebound to the level they were at just a few years ago, builders around Porter Count…

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Steel town seeing residential rise
Steel town seeing residential rise

BURNS HARBOR | This town, built around the steel industry, is enjoying its first rise in population since it was founded in 1967.

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People make Portage the place to live, do business
People make Portage the place to live, do business

PORTAGE | Covering the walls of Mike Lovings business are sponsorship plaques of Little League baseball, Junior Miss softball and Portage Yout…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
Beverly Shores nestled in the middle of nature
Beverly Shores nestled in the middle of nature

BEVERLY SHORES | Nestled in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, this Porter County community attracts people because of its natural environs.

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Chesterton: Infrastructure ready for development
Chesterton: Infrastructure ready for development

CHESTERTON | The town of Chesterton was incorporated in 1869, built on the prosperity of the railroad, shipping and transportation routes of n…

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