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European study trip picture-perfect for teen photographer

European study trip picture-perfect for teen photographer

A trip to Italy inspired young photographer Noah Trevino to expand his knowledge and passion for art.

16 hours ago
Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Regan Robinson enjoys the variety of people and personalities he encounters as assistant pastor at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Judith Vega realized early in life that working with children gave her joy, so she is now in her element as a first-grade teacher at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Nurse Johanne Janke of Community Hospital Home Health Services, Munster, has been named the 2014 Home Care and Hospice Nurse from the State of Indiana by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Janke’s nomination at the state level recog…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Teen scholar hopes to help others through her career

Teen scholar hopes to help others through her career

Lansing resident Kaitlyn Dominiak was chosen as a September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club for her academic success and outstanding character.

October 17, 2014 12:00 am
Computer engineering interests young scholar

Computer engineering interests young scholar

Portage High School student Nicole Griffin was recently named a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, recognizing her academic achievements, leadership skills and community commitment.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
Teen soaks up political experience on the way to U.S. Senate

Teen soaks up political experience on the way to U.S. Senate

At just 17, Francesca Polizotto is already preparing for a political career.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Experienced nursing educator joins USF faculty

Experienced nursing educator joins USF faculty

Jodi Boling has joined the nursing faculty at the University of St. Francis Crown Point this fall as an assistant professor.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
Rescue group founder believes there's a home for every dog

Rescue group founder believes there's a home for every dog

Denny Gates-Berry has a special place in her heart for pit bull breeds and founded the K9 Rescue Mission in 2008 to rescue and "rehome" dogs in Gary and surrounding communities.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Teen changes 'Tennis anyone?' to tennis for everyone

Teen changes 'Tennis anyone?' to tennis for everyone

To earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Chesterton teen Kathryn Ausema started a project that will take her to the Special Olympics North American 15th National Invitational Tennis Championships in South Carolina on Nov. 6-8.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
Traveling nurse cares for patients around the world

Traveling nurse cares for patients around the world

Lacy Holevis’ career as a traveling nursing has taken her around the world, and she’s excited to begin her newest position in Tacoma, Wash.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am
Munster nursing student named Homecoming Queen at Purdue

Munster nursing student named Homecoming Queen at Purdue

Megan Nowaczyk, of Munster, and E.J. Williams, of Zionsville, were crowned Purdue University’s Homecoming Queen and King for 2014. Purdue presented the court and newly-crowned king and queen at halftime of the Iowa-Purdue football game Sept. 27 in West Lafayette.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am
Server has the right stuff to earn college scholarship

Server has the right stuff to earn college scholarship

A job at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton turned into much more for Porter resident Christian Steciuch.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am
Student scientist working on greenhouse gas research

Student scientist working on greenhouse gas research

To Michael Laurich, a golf course can be an exciting place to collect and conduct environmental research.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Sofia Grimsgard believes that it is possible for one person to change the lives of many, and looks forward to a career in politics.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July by Arcadia Publishing.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Dr. Lisa Booth enjoys using her medical expertise to help police officers care for their canine partners.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am
Medical student wants to improve quality of life

Medical student wants to improve quality of life

Medical student Chiemela Ubagharaji was recently awarded the Jackie Robinson Foundation Extra Innings Fellowship from the United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
New education coordinator has passion for teaching

New education coordinator has passion for teaching

With her mother, grandmother and aunt having worked for the School City of Hobart, Julie Remschneider steered away from studying education in college.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am
Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

Conservation Teacher of the Year gives students a good start

The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District selected Beth Huebner as Lake County’s Conservation Education Teacher of the Year. She teaches kindergarten at Lake Street Elementary School in Crown Point and has 25 years of teaching experience, including Head Start, first and third grade.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
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