It's the first week of October, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down in Northwest Indiana. For this week's top five stories we go over an exciting homecoming game for our football gallery of the week, a discussion on manufacturing, a golf outing to raise money for a prominent children's hospital, a cooking competition for 93 men, an inspiring talk from a submarine captain.
To catch up on the past week's top fives, take a look at this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFHXUvNUP0dBwE5sCnb0Nean2QUdO3mqn
Apples, football, popcorn, a half marathon, and generous donations all make up our top five stories of the past week during an incredible week in Northwest Indiana. Here are the links to all of the stories mentioned in this video: Popcorn Festival: http://www.valpolife.com/55795 Wheeler vs Whiting Football: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Sports/High-School/20152016/2015-Whiting-vs-Wheeler-High-S/i-XxzgnTD Garwood Apple Fest: http://www.laportecountylife.com/entertainment/gatherings/55797-garwood-orchards-apple-fest-was-a-beautiful-welcome-to-fall Strack and Van Til Donates $60,000 to...
America's favorite summer pastime is in full swing, and within Hammond's borders baseball is a huge activity for the town's citizens. Due to the revamped sports complexes and the various teams that play in them, baseball is alive and well within Hammond. We recently sat down with Hammond Mayor McDermott to talk about baseball, how he's become involved with the sport, and what it means to him to coach the sport. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com
Within the compact city of Whiting there's something that's normally reserved for bigger towns at it's center - and that is Whiting's very own ballpark. We asked Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura about how this facility came about, how it's good for the city, and why it's such a great resource for Whiting.
Our very own Lifers decided to get down and dirty during the 2014 Mudathlon at Graeber Family Farms in Valpo. Tim Moran, Liz Powers, Caitlin Vanlaningham, Jenny Craig and Sandra Schaffer tell us what they thought about the event. We also highlight the race which asks its runners to run 3 miles, go through 40 obstacle courses and, of course, get covered in mud. You can see all of the pictures from this awesome event here at our gallery: http://photos.ideasinmotionmedia.com/Races/Mudathlon-2014/n-k649X/i-BQ3392N There is also an article to go along with the event: http://www.valpolife.com/racing-guide/44037-mudathletes-enjoy-a-mucking-good-time-at-2014-mudathlon
Check out the 2014 Mudathlon Mud Slide - one of several obstacles at this year's race!
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Over 500 participants swam, ran and biked their way through Rogers-Lakewood Park in the 8th Annual Valparaiso Triathlon. Watch this photo slideshow to see how they did it!
The Valparaiso High School wrestling program, Flanagin's Bulk Mail Service and ValpoLife.com teamed up to raise money for the VHS wrestling program! The winner of the raffle, which was announced in this video, received a trip to Disney World.
The legendary head coach of the Valparaiso Vikings boys basketball team Joe Otis sits down for an exclusive interview.
Check out this video compilation of Valparaiso's Jr. Triathlon held on July 18, 2009