Bill Masterson Jr.
Resolve, resilience and restoration are watchwords in 2010
The necessity and payoff of cooperation, persistence and hard work in Northwest Indiana has been nothing less than courageous this year. Though the rest of the state suffered mightily, pockets of our region fared slightly better. Read More
Mitch Daniels.
Responsibility for effecting change rests in hands of NWI residents
The past two years, The Times of Northwest Indiana has graciously offered me this space to say a few words about our state. This gives me a welcome opportunity to reiterate how important I believe the Northwest region is to Indiana's overall success. Read More
Bill Nangle
Executive Editor
Region recovery is on the horizon
The beginning of a new decade brings great promise to Northwest Indiana. I am more encouraged today than I have been in years. The signposts all point in a positive direction. New jobs. New facilities. New leadership. Read More
Pete Visclosky
U.S. Representative
We must continue to invest in Northwest Indiana
A headline in The Times a year ago today proclaimed Congress' passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, legislation designed to jumpstart our economy and retain and create jobs while addressing some of the nation's greatest challenges. At that time, the country was losing 600,000 to 700,000 jobs a month, and Northwest Indiana was not immune to the economic collapse. Read More
Paul Mullaney
Managing Editor
Hats off to our unsung heroes
Purdue fans toasted their former quarterback, Drew Brees, this month for reaching the ultimate hero status in his profession. Long ago placed on a pedestal, Brees' stature was elevated even more by leading his New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory and being honored as the big game's MVP. Read More
John Scheibel
Porter County Editor
'Tiny pushes' propel Porter County
A community's success should not be measured in what's accomplished during good times because it's easy to showcase good works when things come easy. Read More