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  • Jimmie on the jump: Washington’s bookend 3-pointers power West Side past Chesterton
    par Michael Osipoff le 23/02/2019 à 3:45

    West Side’s Jimmie Washington opened Friday night’s game against visiting Chesterton with a 3-pointer. More importantly, the 6-foot-7 senior forward ended it with one. Washington’s 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left propelled the Cougars to a 49-47 win against the Trojans as both […]

  • Post-Tribune Local Scoreboard for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
    le 23/02/2019 à 2:55

    Scores and highlights may be emailed to Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. FRIDAY’S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS BOYS BASKETBALL Boone Grove 77, Oregon-Davis 53 Knox 46, Triton 40 Kouts 66, LaCrosse 44 Marquette 65, Goshen 51 Munster […]

  • Blank Paige: Crown Point’s Paige Hein eliminates distractions to dominate on balance beam
    par Dave Melton le 23/02/2019 à 12:00

    Crown Point junior Paige Hein goes into another world when she steps on the balance beam. “I just zone out,” she said. “I don’t hear anything. I only see the beam and everything is focused on the beam. I don’t hear any music or anyone else cheering.” Hein is a […]

  • Issue of teacher pay tests Northwest Indiana teachers and state lawmakers alike
    par Carole Carlson and Meredith Colias-Pete le 22/02/2019 à 10:40

    Despite economic and political head winds that might have sent their careers elsewhere, first-year teachers Maegan Funk and Justin Fidnarik felt the calling to enter the profession. “I struggled in elementary. I always wanted to be the one to help struggling students,” said Funk, 30, […]

  • Community news
    par Staff report le 22/02/2019 à 10:05

    Grant writing workshop offered Purdue Extension-Lake County will offer a two-day Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14 and April 11 at 2291 N. Main St., Crown Point. Participants will learn how to write effective grant proposals and navigate the grant […]

  • Gary expects to finalize public safety building plan in spring
    par Gregory Tejeda le 22/02/2019 à 9:45

    Gary city officials took another vote meant to advance a financial plan that will include using the city’s Public Safety Building to try to raise money to pay its upcoming bills. That deal is likely not to be finalized until April 30, but the Common Council on Wednesday voted 7-1 in favor of […]

  • Potempa: Cafeteria recipe for ‘curry soup’ offers an unmatched flavor
    par Philip Potempa le 22/02/2019 à 9:40

    I’ve been a fan of the spicy blended flavor of curry powder for decades. It’s not a spice my mother or grandmother cooked with in our farm kitchen when I was growing up. One of my first encounters with this distinct spice blend so favored in India through the centuries was during an […]

  • Man killed in Gary was great-grandson of pastor, civil rights activist
    par Becky Jacobs le 22/02/2019 à 9:25

    The great-grandson of a Gary pastor and civil rights activist who was friends with Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Julius James IV, 24, was shot Feb. 11 in the 1400 block of West 24th Avenue in Gary, police said. A funeral was held Friday at St. John Baptist Church on Massachusetts Street, […]

  • Portage Dem race now unopposed as primary voting record disqualifies would-be candidate
    par Amy Lavalley le 22/02/2019 à 8:25

    A Democrat who filed for the District 4 race for Portage City Council is now unopposed after the Porter County Election Board agreed with him that his challenger was a registered Republican and therefore ineligible to appear on the ballot as a Democrat. The board voted 3-0 Thursday to knock […]

  • Prosecutors argue Amber Alert not misused in Gary murder case
    par Becky Jacobs le 22/02/2019 à 7:15

    Lake County prosecutors disagree with the defense’s claim that police misused the Amber Alert system to find a teenage girl accused of killing her mother. Chastinea Reeves, 17, reportedly stabbed Jamie Garnett, 34, who was found dead Feb. 13, 2017, at her home in the 4400 block of West 23rd […]

  • Single mother goes from traffic stop to bench warrant to jail over unpaid medical bill: 'It just isn't right'
    par Jerry Davich le 22/02/2019 à 7:10

    Melissa Welch-Latronica had no idea why she got pulled over by a Valparaiso police officer earlier this month. He informed her that she failed to affix her 2019 sticker to her license plate. She apologized and handed him her driver’s license. Then she waited, and waited. She noticed a second […]

  • NWI Bikers Against Child Abuse chapter seek to empower kids, 'have their back'
    par Becky Jacobs le 22/02/2019 à 6:25

    It doesn’t matter what the weather is like or what time it is. If one of the children that “Guy” has promised to be there for calls him at 3 a.m., he gets on his motorcycle and goes. “Regardless of when that kid is afraid, we show up,” Guy said. It’s what Guy and […]

  • Church briefs
    par Staff report le 22/02/2019 à 5:45

    Gary Christ Baptist Church: 4700 E. 7th Ave. — The Food Pantry Ministry will hold a food distribution on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring identification and large bags or boxes. The Women for Christ Ministry will hold the Monthly Clothing Give-away and the […]

  • New fed budget funding keeps South Shore projects chugging along
    par Tim Zorn le 22/02/2019 à 5:30

    The headlines were about money for border security, but the federal government spending bill recently approved by Congress also included funding for commuter railroad projects like two planned by the South Shore Line. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, said in a release that the Fiscal Year 2019... […]

  • Here's where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Northwest Indiana
    par Philip Potempa le 22/02/2019 à 5:25

    Musicians Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, the duo with a 33-year shared history performing as the group Switchback, consider themselves entertainment ambassadors for Ireland. March is their busiest season for concerts and educating audiences about the history and culture of Ireland. […]

  • Judge reduces bail of man charged in Hobart Walmart shooting
    par Becky Jacobs le 22/02/2019 à 5:20

    A judge cut the bail of a man charged in a shooting outside Walmart last year in half. The Sept. 30 shooting outside Walmart off of U.S. 30 in Hobart left a 25-year-old man and his 9-year-old son injured. Tests showed that the gun Alex Hughes is thought to have used in the shooting did not match... […]

  • Gary double homicide victims identified as Hammond man, Hobart woman
    par Becky Jacobs le 22/02/2019 à 4:50

    Two people found dead Wednesday in Gary were identified as a Hammond man and Hobart woman. Gary police are investigating the deaths of Timothy Snow, 55, and Tracy N. Valentine, 48, as homicides, officials said. Officers responded at 8:41 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Johnson Street where the... […]

  • New musical ‘Confessions of an Adult Artist’ heads to Hammond
    par Jessi Virtusio le 22/02/2019 à 4:45

    Real life is what Khyel S. Roberson said inspired him to write a musical. “It happened my last year in college when I was living with a bunch of other artists,” said Roberson, who has a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. […]

  • St. John police panel says misconduct investigation of chief should end
    par Rob Earnshaw le 22/02/2019 à 4:40

    It started with a slap on the hand. It could end with the pounding of a gavel. The St. John Police Commission on Thursday passed a recommendation to the Town Council that an investigation into misconduct by Police Chief James Kveton cease. For the last several months there has been buzz about […]

  • Song lyrics capture sentiments of their era
    par Jerry Davich le 22/02/2019 à 4:40

    Has the music we’ve been listening to since our teenage years become progressively sadder and angrier with every decade? Have we gone from “See You Later, Alligator” by Bill Haley, “Be-Bop-A-Lula” by Gene Vincent, and “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley in […]

  • Legacy Foundation survey results offered to communities
    par Nancy Coltun Webster le 22/02/2019 à 4:25

    Legacy Foundation will use the results of its “On the Table” survey about community wants and needs in grant-making decisions, but that data is also available to the public and organizations. Survey data was gathered from 1,212 of more than 2,100 adults and 700 youths representing 22 […]

  • L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group takes on ‘True West’
    par Jessi Virtusio le 22/02/2019 à 3:40

    The 2017 death of actor, director, playwright and writer Sam Shepard prompted Angie and Paul Lowe to bring the only Shepard show they had done back to the stage. L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group presents “True West,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, March 3-16 at […]

  • Gary mayor promises balanced budget for city by 2021
    par Gregory Tejeda le 22/02/2019 à 2:45

    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson promised during her “State of the City” address Friday that Gary’s municipal budget will be balanced by the end of 2021. The mayor said that would be the natural outcome of the long-range plan Gary officials hope to implement in the near future to […]

  • Upgrades to U.S. Steel Yard ballpark approved in Gary
    par Gregory Tejeda le 22/02/2019 à 1:35

    U.S. Steel Yard used by the Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball team will get a re-sodded playing field, new light fixtures, a digital display of how hard pitchers are throwing and other improvements approved by the Gary Redevelopment Commission. VisuaTSE, which most recently did work on the sound... […]

  • Gary moves to make government more accessible to the disabled
    par Gregory Tejeda le 22/02/2019 à 1:10

    City of Gary documents and notices will be printed in Braille and large type to make them more accessible, the common council has decided, and other barriers to the disabled also are getting attention from officials. The council on Feb. 20 voted without opposition for an ordinance by Councilwoman... […]

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