Kramer & Leonard donates school supplies to School City of Hammond

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September 18, 2014 – School City of Hammond Kramer & Leonard, an office supply store in Chesterton, Indiana, donated 70 school supply kits to the School City of Hammond. Each kit contained about 25 school supply items, including construction paper, colored pencils, crayons, folders, a composition book, pens, mechanical pencils, glue stick, ruler, stickers, bookmark, notebook, pen and pencil grips. …

Paint the Parks exhibit open at Indiana Welcome Center

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September 17, 2014 – Times Staff Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit that highlights U.S. national parks through art, will remain on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, through Sept. 29. According to Rod Seel, executive director of the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, Kan., the exhibit originally began in 1985 as an annual competition …

Challenger Learning Center to host Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk

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September 17, 2014 – Times staff The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host the third annual Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants will race through Purdue University Calumet’s campus. The race is open to all ages and the cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger through Saturday. …

Tracks, trains hot topics at Hammond Mayor’s Night Out

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September 15, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw From a rail crossing falling into disrepair to the proposed South Shore Line extension, trains were on the mind of recent Mayor’s Night Out participants. The “horrible” condition of the railroad crossing on Indianapolis Boulevard next to Cargill Inc. was one of the issues concerning residents at the recent event at Wolf Lake Pavilion. …

New Science Sundays begin at Gibson Woods

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September 12, 2014 – Times Staff Drop in for a fun, impromptu demonstration, an experiment, a craft, an activity or game about science in nature as the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department begins hosting Science Sundays at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. Lesson topics will vary with the amount of participants. Science Sundays take place on the …

Franciscan Senior Promise meeting teaches lifesaving skills

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September 11, 2014 – Times Staff The public is invited to attend today’s meeting of the Franciscan Alliance Senior Promise group at 10 a.m. at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond, 5454 Hohman Ave. The topic will be basic lifesaving skills, including CPR; how to assist someone who is choking and how to use an automatic external defibrillator. Attendees should check …

Hospitals offers free prostate screenings today

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[text-blocks id=”credit_times”] Franciscan St. Margaret Health’s Hammond and Dyer campuses will offer free prostate screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, today and Sept. 25. The programs will take place at the Hammond campus Oncology Center, 5454 Hohman Ave.; and at the Dyer campus Oncology Center, 24 Joliet St. Patients must be between 50 and 69. Those younger than 50 …

Purdue Calumet greets students with outdoor convocation

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September 10, 2014 – Times Staff Purdue University Calumet made students feel welcome for the start of the 2014-15 academic year by hosting its sixth annual Student Convocation on campus. Some 2,500 students, faculty and staff members enjoyed food, music, summer weather and opportunities to interact on and around Founders Plaza in the center of campus. Representatives from each PUC …

Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

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[text-blocks id=”credit_times”] HAMMOND | City officials demolished a bar Wednesday that served as the scene of the city’s most recent homicide after two suspected arson fires there in less than 24 hours. Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Margraf said firefighters were called at 10 a.m. Tuesday to Estrella’s Bar, 4704 Hohman Ave. for a report of smoke coming from the building. …

Mayor McDermott Names Assistant Chief

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that a new Assistant Chief has been chosen for the City of Hammond Fire Department. Assistant Chief Karl Repay will succeed Assistant Chief Pat Moore, Jr. Moore a 23 year veteran of the Hammond Fire Department who recently announced his retirement. Assistant Chief Repay began his career with the Hammond Fire Department in December, …