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A Green Arena

LaPorte native making plans for environmentally friendly development.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Paul Boardman acknowledges there are some important details about the multipurpose sports and entertainment venue he is planning in Northwest Indiana that have not yet been announced. He has not revealed the site on which Duneland Arena would be located, for instance, or released a rendering to give Porter County residents a look …

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Boat race adds $1 million to LaPorte economy

LAPORTE – The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the recent running of the Maple City Grand Prix boat race on Stone Lake in LaPorte brought in more than $1 million to the local economy.

A study by Certec Inc. of Versailles, Ky., showed that 15,000 people attended the race, with 76 percent from LaPorte and the surrounding area. The remainder of …

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NWI Oilmen looking for summer interns

WHITING – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are looking for college students interested in a summer internship in sports marketing, sales and public relations.

The Oilmen, are members of the Midwest Collegiate League, and have several unpaid internships available and will work with colleges or universities to make sure participants receive college credit.

Internships are in ticket operations and group sales; stadium and baseball operations; …

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Silver Hawks announce 2012 promotions

SOUTH BEND – The South Bend Silver Hawks minor league baseball team has announced it will have promotions at more than 70 homes games this year with special observances for children, mothers, cancer survivors, military men and women and more.

One major event will recur throughout the season Flat Screen Friday will have the Silver Hawks give away a flat screen television between each inning …

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Indianapolis gearing up for Super Bowl XLVI

INDIANAPOLIS – Mark Miles, chair of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, joined Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Allison Melangton, president and chief executive officer of the Host Committee, and Rick Fuson, volunteer co-chair of the Super Bowl Village committee, just before Christmas to share preparations for Super Bowl XLVI and unveil details about activities in the Super Bowl Village.
“The Host Committee has …

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RailCats name new president, GM

GARY – The Gary SouthShore RailCats have named Kevin Spudic as president and general manager. The RailCats are a member of the independent American Association.

Spudic is a native of Highland and a graduate of Valparaiso University. He has previously worked for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire and the Chicago Enforcers. He also previously was assistant general manager of the RailCats from …

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Back to the Track

This summer the racing’s on at two local tracks.
by Rick A. Richards

Northwest Indiana has a long history of racing, dating back to the early 1940s. This summer, for the first time in four years, area fans and drivers will have their choice of two local tracks to attend or at which to compete – Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville and South Bend Motor …

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High-Speed Impact

Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrates 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.
by Rick A. Richards

If there is any doubt about the impact the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has had on Indiana, look no further than the state’s commemorative quarter. While other states featured the face of a famous person or their state bird, or some other landmark, the obverse of Indiana’s quarter is a racecar.

This …

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On the Court

The Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association are separated by a three-hour drive along 200 miles of Interstate 65, but their history is a lot closer than that.
The Bulls joined the NBA in 1967, the same year the Pacers became one of the original franchises of the now defunct American Basketball Association. (The NBA and ABA merged in 1976.)
In …

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Play Ball!

Sports
Play Ball!
Pros take the field in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Ticket information
Chicago Cubs www.chicago.cub.mlb.com
Chicago White Sox www.chicago.whitesox.mlb.com
South Bend Silver Hawks 574/235-9988 www.silverhawks.com
Gary RailCats 219/882-2255 www.railcatsbaseball.com

Chicago baseball is smiling. The season has just begun and both the Cubs and White Sox are in the thick of a pennant race. It’s a long season and success won’t be known until …

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