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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
Love of sports sends spunky girl onto the football field

Love of sports sends spunky girl onto the football field

Second-grader Chloe Kowal is excited to begin the football season as the only girl on the Valparaiso Pop Warner Football Junior Mitey Mite 3 team.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

During his lifetime, Paul Schultz has witnessed the Village of Lansing grow from 2,000 residents to nearly 30,000. As president of the Lansing Historical Society, his mission is to collect and preserve the community's history.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
Woman returns the favor by helping others feed their pets

Woman returns the favor by helping others feed their pets

When Cheryl Plomann found herself without work, she depended on family to help support her and her pets.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
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.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
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
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