On June 10 an extraordinary situation shall take place at East Chicago Central. The great-grandchildren of three deceased brothers will graduate together, and the granddaughter of one brother will be handing them their diploma as a school board member. The brothers are Henry Dawkins, James D…

Wesley D. Umbower was awarded the Archer Daniels Midland Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering. The award is presented annually to a graduating senior in chemical engineering who is considered by the faculty to be the most outstanding, based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular …

Janet "Jelly Bean" Tucker, past president and current member of the Calumet Clowns Michiana Clowns, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" March 16 at the World Clown Association convention in Bloomington, Minnesota. She was honored by her peers, 240 clowns from 14 countries around the wo…

This is my grandson, A.J. Shih. He just turned 7 on Dec. 31. He loves to watch sports, and before the games start, his mom sees him doing this. She took these two pictures of him on different game days, and sent them to me. He had no clue she took these pictures. He does this on his own. Aft…

Pictured left to right are grandmother Kymm Nuest-Belding, of Michigan, great-great grandmother Lillian Wojno, of Hammond, great-great granddaughter Eisley Blauwkamp, of Michigan, great grandmother Sandii Street-Leesburg, of Florida, and mother Rachel Blauwkamp, of Michigan.

Victor Taylor and his wife Paulette (Eich) married in 1938 and were parents of ten children. After their marriage, a tradition of being together at Christmas began and continues to this day, over 76 years later. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, as well as two of their sons, Bob and Jim, are deceased but…

Ray and Kevin Scahill, both Lansing natives have dedicated their lives to civil service. Kevin has been a police officer in Dallas, Texas, for the past 30 years, while his brother Ray, was a member of the U.S. Submarine Corps. He currently works for a submarine manufacturer in Groton, Colora…

I have told parents that I see more in their children’s eyes than they ever will. When I walk into a room full of children, all I see is tiny smiling faces. Christmas had always been for our children; I’m just there to help. The joy to see Santa can fill one’s heart. See you at Teibel’s on C…

Alexa Wright, 10, was awarded a Kindrl Fire as second place winner in all of Lake County for her entry in "Red Ribbon Week" poster contest.

A picture is worth a thousand words. My son and grandson celebrated history after a big Cubs win. It was something they will never forget.

Alexandra Marie Arges, a long-time resident of Winfield and Lakes of the Four Seasons, graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine at a graduation ceremony held this spring at the Sagamore Ballroom in Indianapolis. The new Dr. Arges, a graduate of Crown Point High School and Pur…