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Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

A Highland High School graduate is proudly serving onboard U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), one of the world’s most advanced warships.

22 hours ago
Intensity pays off for young baseball star headed to Disney World

Intensity pays off for young baseball star headed to Disney World

When 11-year-old Robby Ballentine crosses the chalk on the baseball field, he means business.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Pet adoption turns into volunteer mission for dachshund fan

Pet adoption turns into volunteer mission for dachshund fan

After adopting her second dachshund from MidWest Dachshund Rescue in 2012, Arlene Silveira began volunteering with the organization and now serves as its transport coordinator.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Honored teen has sights set on teaching English literature

Honored teen has sights set on teaching English literature

Hannah Zajac’s drive and determination were recognized with membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Public Library welcomes new director/CEO

Lake County Public Library welcomes new director/CEO

Ingrid Norris has become the eighth director in the 55-year history of the Lake County Public Library.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
Age is just a number to longtime St. John volunteer

Age is just a number to longtime St. John volunteer

At 87, Marion Thiel’s volunteer work continues to make her a vital member of the St. John community.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Lansing teen Alexander Buoscio recently finished his second year as a summer intern with Chicago-based Walsh Construction.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue student carries flag to peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight cancer

Purdue student carries flag to peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight cancer

Half way up Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Marissa Emery began to worry that she had made a mistake.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

Longtime teacher retires with memories and satisfaction

After 22 years of teaching math and science to seventh- and eighth-graders at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, Laura Sauerman began this school year without the sounds of school bells ringing in her ears. That's because she has retired from the classroom, but that doesn't mean she won…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

History teacher honored for making it interesting and fun

Highland Christian School teacher Rick Vander Woude is one of two Indiana teachers to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Expo win has teen planning on PU engineering degree

Patrick Rose, of Crown Point, is looking forward to a hands-on career in engineering.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

Recreation director to reach out with added park programs

As recreation director for the Calumet Memorial Park District, Thom Miller is excited to continue improving the lives of residents who use the facilities.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Library Director retiring after 28 years with LCPL

Ana Grandfield, director of the Lake County Public Library, is shelving her last book Friday, retiring with 28 years of service to the LCPL.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia

Medical school graduate heads to osteopathic internship in Virginia

Christine (Wilk) Sickles, of Lansing, Ill. is excited to gain valuable experience when she begins a year-long osteopathic internship in Virginia.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Abe Paluch, 62, enjoys sharing his knowledge of environmental protection as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls clubs in Valparaiso and South Haven.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Scholarship winner to match hairstyling with business degree

Morgan Howard, of Crown Point, was recently awarded a Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, with funding from Wella Professional’s Hairdressers at Heart program.              

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. John welcomes two new firefighters

St. John welcomes two new firefighters

ST. JOHN | St. John residents Dawn Wheaton and Charlie Sawyer recently became regular members of the St. John Volunteer Fire Department.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Speech skills earn teen a national title and a scholarship

Munster High School’s Nia Clark was recently named a national champion at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament, held in Overland Park, Kan.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
Eagle Scout heads to college with plans to help others

Eagle Scout heads to college with plans to help others

Aaron Davis, of Sauk Village, is celebrating 10 years in Boy Scouts after attaining his Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in scouting.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Imprisoned at 17, man turns to Christ and starts ministry

Imprisoned at 17, man turns to Christ and starts ministry

Hammond resident Donald Ramirez decided to turn his life around after finding himself locked in a Chicago prison at 17.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
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