Brad Strom, of Crown Point, poses outside the Crown Theater in downtown Crown Point. Strom recently purchased the property with plans to try and fill the entertainment void left by the closing, and eventual demolition, of the Star Plaza Theatre.

Crown Point's Sam Krutz, left, and Ethan Potosky pose for a photobooth-like picture as a part of the Times of Northwest Indiana's preseason all-area football player portraits

Kim Minich, of LaPorte, Indiana, is the owner of Triple M Dairy. The American Dairy Association of Indiana chose her as the supplier of the traditional glass of milk given to the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner.

Nancy and Norbert Glowacki, of Calumet City, Illinois, are pictured in their home. The two met on Jan. 31, 1962 while polka dancing at Eddie's Crystal Tap in Burnham. On Feb. 14 that same year, Norbert asked Nancy to marry him. The two celebrate Jan 31. and Feb. 14 every year by going out to dinner at the Cavalier Inn in Hammond, Indiana or the Warsaw Inn in Lynwood, Illinois.

Joe Power is an art teacher at the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative in Crown Point, Indiana.

Washington Township baseball player James Churchill poses for a portrait near the scoreboard on the outfield wall at Washington Township High School.

Pierogi Fest parade participants get creative with their outfits.

Akili Jones, of Gary, sports earrings displaying Africa on Sunday during a Black August tribute in Gary, Indiana.

Gary Police Commander Kerry Rice poses in front of his home. Rice is commander of the department's community services division.