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VALPARAISO — It’s been two years since Jesus last walked through downtown, carrying his cross to the crucifixion site at Valparaiso University. It still draws people to their front porches as the procession passes, and most people had their smartphones out to record the event. The Via Crucis — the Way of the Cross — is common in Latin American countries. In Valparaiso, it’s happened every Good Friday since 2007, except for 2013 because of predicted cold weather. “This isn’t something you usually expect to see,” said Alli Meyer, a senior at Valparaiso University, who was working at the Chapel … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2,000 faithful flock to shrine ]]> Lead story image

ST. JOHN — Joe Johns knelt in silent prayer Friday, gently placing a long-stemmed white rose on the bronze statue of the lifeless body of Jesus Christ being held in the arms of his mourning mother, the Virgin Mary. “The white is the purity of our Lord Jesus,” the Dyer resident said. Johns was joined by his son Matthew, who carried the bouquet of roses for his dad, handing one to him at each stop. The Johns’ pause at the 13th station of the Cross at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion on Good Friday is one they have repeated at … ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:04:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Marquette grabs Class A title in OT thriller ]]> Lead story image

INDIANAPOLIS — His team’s season had just ended after a one-point loss in the sectionals when Marquette coach Donovan Garletts stopped the last player leaving the locker room. Garletts had a simple message for then-freshman Ryan Fazekas. “I remember that moment because it was when he told me that my junior year was going to be the year we could do something special,” Fazekas said. Two years later, those words rang true. Marquette rallied from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter Saturday to beat Barr-Reeve 70-66 in overtime in the IHSAA Class 1A state championship game at Bankers Life … ]]> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:25:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ A trainload of Indiana history rolls into Valparaiso ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Joe Faraone spent his day off Thursday checking out the Indiana Bicentennial Train, which stopped in Porter County for a few days in its trip around the state. Between the crowds of student tour groups, the three former Amtrak high-speed rail cars were relatively quiet as Faraone, of South Haven, drew in a wide array of facts about the state’s past. “I’m always interested in the ‘used to be’s,’ — what used to be, and all that,” he said. The train, making a three-day stop in Valparaiso before it moves on to Delphi in Carroll County, offers a … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 06:27:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Weather smiling upon 161st Lake County Fair ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT ­— A pleasant summer night translated into a good size crowd for preview night at the 161st annual Lake County Fair. A steady stream of people pumped life into the Midway as screams from carnival rides like the new 90-foot tall Vertigo trailed over barkers’ calls to try your luck for a prize. Twelve-year-old Sadie Smith of Crown Point was defying the odds as she rolled a bowling ball into the sweet spot to win a stuffed pink raccoon. Two more rolls and she won again, upgrading her raccoon to a larger one. “This is my dad’s favorite … ]]> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:46:24 -0500