August 15, 2018 – Garyite named to the MVC Basketball Hall of Fame

Dolph Pulliam, a member of the 1969 Drake University men's basketball team that advanced to the Final Four, has been named to the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame Class, the league announced Wednesday, Aug. 15. Pulliam and the other five members of the class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the MVC's annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Louis on Friday, March 8, 2019. A native of Gary, Ind., Pulliam was regarded as one of the best defensive forwards of his era and a key member…Read more

August 24, 2018 – Northshore Academy’s Florida mentor gets recognized

During his long career as an athlete, coach, mentor and police officer, Dan Calloway touched the lives of thousands. On Aug. 17, about 350 of them showed up for his 80th birthday celebration at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. Calloway, a Riviera Beach native who spent 25 years with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, is revered in his hometown for the work he has done with children over the last half-century. After returning to Riviera Beach in 1964 following a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, the former professional baseball player, coach…Read more

January 27, 2018 – LaTroy Hawkins inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame

January 27, 2018 Gary native Latroy Hawkins was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2018. A 1991 graduate of Gary West Side High School he was a two sport athlete, baseball and basketball. He was drafted in 7th round of the 1991 amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins. Recognized in 1993 and 1994 as minor league player of the year in the Twins organization and made major league pitching debut in 1995 at age of 22. He played 21 seasons for eleven different major league clubs. LaTroy joined the…Read more