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Marian M. McGinnis | Local Obituaries |

VALPARAISO, IN - Marian M. McGinnis, 84, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was born September 30, 1934 to Harry S. and ...

Photographic tour of Indiana basketball gyms stops at Gary's vacant schools  Chicago Tribune

Two photographers are capturing images of historic gymnasiums across Indiana, providing a glimpse of the melding of history, sports, culture and architecture.

Gary schools hit the real estate market | Crime and Courts  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — Vandalism, looting and arson have plagued abandoned Gary public school buildings for years amid dwindling enrollment, towering debt and tax liens ...

Fire set at Vacant Horace Mann school under investigation

GARY — An investigation is underway after fire crews responded early Wednesday to a fully involved fire at the vacant former Horace Mann High School.

Gary's empty schools have seen vandalism, arson and neglect. Now, they're going on the real estate market.  Chicago Tribune

Some 33 vacant Gary schools and properties, spanning nearly 600 acres, are now on the market.

Realtor: Gary school buildings should be sold for a $1 per square foot or less

One of Northwest Indiana's most prominent commercial real estate agents said Gary schools are asking far more for shuttered school buildings than what the ...

Transcripts, textbooks, trophies: Cleaning up lost items at vacant Gary schools  Chicago Tribune

As many as 30 Gary schools are vacant with many considered eyesores, but they can't be sold because of liens invoked by the Internal Revenue *Service*.

New history book chronicles 'Downtown Gary: Millrats, Politics and U.S. Steel'

A new book looks back at the history of downtown Gary back when it was "the social, cultural and political center of the blue-collar industrial community."

Gary's forsaken schools offer sober lessons in blight  Chicago Tribune

An American flag swirls in shredded tatters above Gary's deserted Brunswick Elementary School on West 7th Avenue where the grass hasn't been mowed this ...

Gary school boasted official and unofficial nicknames | Gary News

As someone once said, or should have, there is aristocracy in all classes. Most schools prior to World War II had a “Four Hundred.”

Dunbar, Mann alumni set to get together June 26-29  NWAOnline

Faye Miller Lindsey Thomas, Harold F. Gardner and Erma Hill Peterson have had a busy last two years.

Eddie Melton eyes Democratic governor bid as town meeting series visits Valparaiso  Chicago Tribune

Public education was just one of the topics that came up during Eddie Melton's town hall meeting in Valparaiso.

Gary's early schools set standard for education | Northwest Indiana History  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A century ago, the Gary school system drew worldwide attention for its innovative instructional methods.

Fuller, Gary M. 1937-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Gary Max Fuller, 81, Savannah, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Living Community of St. Joseph. He was born ...

Public bidding begins for Gary's 33 shuttered schools  Chicago Tribune

The asking price for seven Gary shuttered schools has been lowered due to updated assessment information as the second round of bidding starts on a total of ...

Gary firefighters respond to small fire inside now-shuttered Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School

Gary firefighters responded to a small fire Tuesday afternoon inside Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School.

Former Lake Circuit judge George Paras dies  Chicago Tribune

Former Lake County Circuit Court Judge George C. Paras is being remembered as a caring and respected lawyer and jurist.

Gerald Blake Hebert | Local Obituaries |

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald Blake Hebert announces his passing at the age of 84. He died June 8, 2019, at.

Sports With Walter Moore  Savannah Tribune

Clarence Wilson, the former radio commentator for Savannah State University football broadcasts, has died. He was 67. Wilson died on January 25, under ...

21 abandoned Gary schools add to urban decay | Lake County News |

GARY | The wreckage of 21 brick behemoths pockmark struggling Gary neighborhoods, providing sanctuary for crime and urban decay.

Obituary: Ann Viedenkamp (5/6/19)  Spencer Daily Reporter

Ann Jayne Viedenkamp was born to John and Ann Chermak, July 7, 1927, in Whiting, Indiana. After graduation from Horace Mann High School, she attended ...

Gary schools mulling six property bids | Lake County News  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Gary Community School Corp. School attorney Tracy Coleman said the district's emergency manager is reviewing six bids made on six properties in a sale that ...

First Black NFL Draftee George Taliaferro Reunites With High School Rival

Their friendship was cemented with a handshake on a high-school football field in a segregated steel-mill town — a white player reaching across an invisible ...

Munster unveils public art project to benefit Humane Indiana

MUNSTER — Standing 4 feet tall outside of Humane Indiana's Shelter and Clinic, a hand-painted owl named "Arlene" perches on a small stone.

Potempa: Theater icon Bill Wellman among ‘legends’ inducted this year  Chicago Tribune

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will honor region entertainment icon Bill Wellman among the 2018 inductees for The South Shore Wall of ...

Tom Harmon | Famous Hoosiers |

Tom Harmon was a natural athlete who some say was the best all-around athlete the Region has ever produced.

Art Angotti, the man who almost brought Major League Baseball to Indianapolis, dies  Indianapolis Star

Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the "ultimate entrepreneur" and worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city in 1985, has died after a ...

Cynthia Marie Thiel  Mesabi Daily News

In recent years, Cynthia Marie (Scheuring) Thiel regularly wore a Minnesota Vikings purple-and-gold shirt emblazoned with a rallying cry intended for her ...

Thomas Anthony Pappas | Local Obituaries |

VALPARAISO, IN - Thomas Anthony Pappas, 67 of Valparaiso, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was born May 10, 1951 in Gary to Eddie and ...

Cash-strapped Gary schools barely surviving | Porter County News

GARY | Leaders of the broken Gary Community School Corp. believed selling closed school buildings would be a way to raise money to pay its bills and better ...

Remembering . . . a lost year  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School did not end on May 28, 1958, when Ernest Green walked across a stage to become the school's first ...

Gary's Wirt-Emerson school recommended for closure at end of school year  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Gary schools emergency manager is recommending Wirt-Emerson School for the Visual and Performing Arts in the Miller neighborhood ...

The 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals Who Earned $150K Or More  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Salaries Of 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals - Point Pleasant, NJ - These 939 top-paid NJ school superintendents and principals earned $150K, even if their ...

Honorable George C. Paras (Paraskevopoulos) | Local Obituaries

GARY, IN - Honorable George C. Paras, age 70, of Gary 'Miller Beach' passed away peacefully on September 14, 2018. He was born July 18, 1948 to Christos ...

Eats for Education: 15th annual Cooking for College a tasty way to raise scholarship money  Arkansas Online

College students may only wish they could eat this well while at school. But at least those who benefit from Cooking for College have help with their education ...

Former Lake County Judge George Paras dies | Crime and Courts

CROWN POINT — Former Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras died this week following an undisclosed illness.

Renowned Winter Haven basketball coach Jack Deedrick dies at 95  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — Jack Deedrick loved basketball. He loved coaching and was a fixture at the college final four for decades until he stopped going in 2016 at ...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Mann's DeSoto grateful for learning from great coaches

When Joe DeSoto returned to Lansing in early September for a football reunion, his memories were not limited to his days as T.F. South High School's football ...

Horace Mann alumni party at Passion style show benefit  NWAOnline

Jazzy printed outfits, black-and-white ensembles, blinged-out looks and a movie tribute dominated the fifth annual Passion for Fashion Style Show, hosted by the ...

For the sum of $1, Gary couple taking on ultimate fixer upper  Chicago Tribune

The Aliceas purchased their three-bedroom, two-bath home for $1 in the city's Dollar Home program and hope to celebrate Christmas there with their three kids.

Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.

Gary leaders, educators focus on closed school buildings

GARY | Gary Community School Corp. will begin the 2012-13 school year with 12 closed buildings.

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

Finley Jr. remembered by family members | News  News Dispatch

La PORTE — Friends, family members and business colleagues are remembering Charles Oscar Finley Jr., the owner of a string of Wendy's restaurant ...

THE DRUM MAJOR AWARD | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

By Dana Rettig, Gary Crusader The Gary Frontiers *Service* Club annually recognizes individuals who have shown a personal commitment and dedication to ...

NATURALLY STATED: Former Little Rock high school basketball coach continues to touch lives  Arkansas Online

It was only natural for Kerry Joe Briggs to have the last word. That was how it always had been at Hall High School in Little Rock: Oliver B. Elders would address ...

Gary funeral director returns from cemetery, dies  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Gary funeral home owner and director Paul A. Robinson died Feb 24 as he returned home from a funeral. He was 58.

Gary school district wins state permission to approach IRS with debt settlement offer

INDIANAPOLIS — The Gary Community School Corp. is preparing a settlement offer to clear off its books the more than $8 million it owes the Internal Revenue ...

Some Gary school buildings to get a new life

GARY | Three of 11 vacant Gary school buildings have been sold and another building is under negotiation.

Where Are They Now? Jim Dailey | NWI Preps Boys Basketball

Jim Dailey remembers nearly every second, every basket and every whistle of the 1969 IHSAA state basketball state championship.

J.L. Mann graduate among those killed in crash  Greenville News

Four USC Upstate students killed in overnight crash.

Voters get the chance to change the makeup of Lake County Council

Voters Tuesday could bring about the greatest change in several decades to the membership of the Lake County Council.

South Holland shooting victim from Gary 'always had a smile on his face'  Chicago Tribune

A Gary man "who always had a smile on his face" and was known for his skills at bowling alleys and on softball diamonds in northwest Indiana was shot and ...

Times Business & Industry Hall of Fame 2017: Johnson casts wide web in computer security  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Nestled in a hub of businesses on winding streets off Broadway near U.S. 30, Cimcor, a global cybersecurity company, would fit right into California's Silicon ...

HIGH PROFILE: Little Rock School District Arts Director Danny Fletcher helps students students change their lives through music  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

At the age of 6, Danny Fletcher became the man of the house.

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: 'The Hammer:' thug with an intellect

In a world that strives to be politically correct, Fred Williamson is as blunt as an elbow to the head.

Tom Smith: the collection of a historic journey  Griffon News

Early life of a Hoosier. Coach Smith has been coaching basketball for over 20 years. He first began coaching at the University of Central Missouri in 1975.

Abandoned Apples  Macworld

For whatever reasons, humans eventually vacate the places they inhabit, and in doing so, things are left behind. Some of those things happen to be Apple ...

AL HAMNIK: Tom Harmon more than a legend, he was 'Dad'

Like father, like son. A chip off the old block. There are corny cliches and there are simple facts as real as a heartbeat. Actor Mark Harmon and his late father, ...

Seven drown in Richland County floodwaters  The State

Alex Holmes called a friend early Sunday morning in a panic, explaining over the phone that her car was filling with water and that she couldn't get out, said ...

New York Special Needs Dinner Honors Teenage Volunteers

The Friendship Circle chapter on Manhattan's Upper East Side honored 46 local teenagers for their dedication to children with special needs.

That guy did what? And he has Parkinson's?  The Jewish Standard

Bret Parker will talk about running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh.

OFFBEAT: Reader looking to locate actor Mark Harmon

A reader wrote to me with a question about one of our "honorary Hoosier sons," actor Mark Harmon. "Rather than a phone call, I decided to just write you for the ...

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Valparaiso walk-on Langston Stalling perseveres through adversity  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Langston Stalling, who earned a full-tuition scholarship to any Indiana university, is walking onto the Valparaiso basketball team.

Local students awarded scholarships  Fond du Lac Reporter

Local students are earning scholarships from schools and organizations.

School districts struggle to find subs to fill in  Fond du Lac Reporter

A shortage of substitute teachers is a challenge for school districts at this time of year. The pool of candidates is dwindling, not just for area schools, but across ...

Chicago Weather: Storm could dump up to 1 foot of snow on area by Friday night  WLS-TV

The Chicago area is bracing for the biggest snowstorm of the season starting Thursday night.

No time to cry: 23rd Psalm kept Little Rock Nine's Melba Pattillo Beals alive  NWAOnline

By the time she was 3, Melba Pattillo Beals knew the 23rd Psalm and the Lord's Prayer by heart.

John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

Today, hundreds of people will gather at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana, to hear a baldish twinkly-eyed, fifty-ish fellow with round ...

Josh Valentin is a major force for Commack  Newsday

When you're a 6-4, 256-pound linebacker who can run a 4.6 40-yard dash and bench-press 415 pounds, people are going to take you seriously. And that's why ...

Convicted bomber petitions for pardon; didn't hit Little Rock Nine student's home, he says  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A man convicted nearly six decades ago of bombing the home of one of the students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock has asked the state ...

Female sheriff's commander forged her way in a man's world, mentoring other woman and youth

Lake County Sheriff's Commander Sharon Bennett's law enforcement career has spanned 37 years. During that time she has accomplished much: establishing ...

Longtime region cardiologist John T. Scully dies at 89

VALPARAISO | Cardiologist Dr. John T. Scully, 89, is being remembered as a distinguished physician, a dedicated teacher and mentor and a devoted family ...

US Nats Finalist Ali Galyer To Represent New Zealand At Pan Pacs  SwimSwam

Three days after placing 8th in the U.S. National 200 back final, Ali Galyer has been named to New Zealand's team for the Pan Pacific Championships, as the ...

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in March  Bloomington Pantagraph

March 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

6-Time State Champ Bindi Verbally Commits to Florida Gators  SwimSwam

6-time Florida High School State Champion Tori Bindi has verbally committed to the Florida Gators. That gives Gregg Troy's women's team their 6th swimming ...

Slideshow: Professionals on the move | Digital Exclusives: Graphics  The Times of Northwest Indiana

News on the Region's movers and shakers in the business world.

Kentucky Women Get Verbals From Game-Changers Winstead, Galyer For Class of 2016  SwimSwam

Madison Winstead (left) and Ali Galyer (right) have both verbally committed to Kentucky as part of the class of 2016.

Toxicology reports questioned of 4 SC college students killed in crash  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

UPDATE: Spartanburg County Coroner's Office received toxicology results from decedent's of the crash that occurred In October on 4th Street at Valley Falls.

Photo Flash: Gilbert and Cast of Little House on the Prairie Return Home to DeSmet, SC  Broadway World

Last week, Melissa Gilbert and the cast of the acclaimed National Tour of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL performed at the Washington ...

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