Joseph S. Pete

Region native Joseph S. Pete writes for The Times of Northwest Indiana, a job that’s taken him all around the South Shore. The author of Lost Hammond, Indiana and 100 Things to Do in Gary and Northwest Indiana Before You Die, Pete is a frequent guest on Lakeshore Public Radio and has twice as many first names as the average person. His many accolades include Lisagor Awards, SPJ Awards and a calculator he won at a Hammond Civic Center circus raffle.

Like many high school graduates, Joseph Pete, BA’06, couldn’t wait to leave Northwest Indiana, see other parts of the country, and possibly find himself along the way.

The Times of Northwest Indiana Business reporter and columnist Joseph S. Pete won first place for coverage of social justice issues for his stories on unions' fights for better safety, working conditions and pay in the Calumet Region Pete placed third

WHEATFIELD — Indiana author Joseph Pete will be joining the Wheatfield Library on Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, Secret Northwest Indiana: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

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