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Hometown Festival Days start tomorrow in Crown Point

Hometown Festival Days start tomorrow in Crown Point

Congratulations to Skyler Ernst (center), winner of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Middle School Design Contest for Hometown Festival Days. During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created the cover design for this pull-out section. (Also pictured…

June 12, 2014 2:45 am
Hometown Festival Days start tomorrow in Crown Point

Hometown Festival Days start tomorrow in Crown Point

During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created this design for Hometown Festival Days. Her winning creation artfully depicts the festive atmosphere of Hometown Festival Days, with Crown Point’s Bulldog highlighting the traditional Corn Roast, which kicks thi…

June 12, 2014 1:00 am
CROSSROADS HOMETOWN FESTIVAL: Skyler Ernst wins coloring contest for art class creation

CROSSROADS HOMETOWN FESTIVAL: Skyler Ernst wins coloring contest for art class creation

Congratulations to Skyler Ernst winner of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Middle School Design Contest for Hometown Festival Days. During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created the design especially for the festival section.

June 10, 2014 3:09 pm Photos

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Shedding Tears (of joy) and Pounds: Contestants in Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Challenge lose and win

Shedding Tears (of joy) and Pounds: Contestants in Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Challenge lose and win

Sue Kiefer of Crown Point is ready for warm temperatures for more reasons than just an end to the long winter of 2014.

May 04, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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A delicious diet: Seattle Sutton and her staff help others lose and win with ideal menu plan

A delicious diet: Seattle Sutton and her staff help others lose and win with ideal menu plan

Months before last week's Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten Season, registered nurse-turned-sensible eating and menu planning guru Seattle Sutton was already thinking "meatless" meal options.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Weighting it Out: 10 contestants competing in Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge

Weighting it Out: 10 contestants competing in Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge

Editor's note: In 2010, Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.

February 19, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Highland sixth-graders' pass-fail rate fell 6.3%

Duke University researcher Jacob Vigdor wrote in a Feb. 5, 2012, letter eventually shared with the Highland School Board, “Placing Highland’s sixth graders in middle school will harm them.” “(Sixth grade) academic performance will suffer.” “Instead of heeding (the evidence to place sixth-gra…

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
10 contestants competing in Slim Down Challenge

10 contestants competing in Slim Down Challenge

Editor's note: In 2010, Times Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.

January 18, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Gallery: Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor

Gallery: Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor speaks to 8th graders at Valparaiso High School's auditorium.

November 01, 2013 12:40 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must embrace Common Core for growth

The United States was originally not so united when 13 colonies defeated a powerful British army to secure our independence. As all states are responsible for educating their citizenry, we now have a 50-headed monster that has no chance against determined emerging superpowers like China and …

October 15, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

MARC CHASE: Learn the story behind the school marquee

As our children head back to school, they might be walking into buildings that bear the names of some pretty important folks in our history — and some who might be a bit more obscure but worth knowing.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart chamber to recognize top educator trio Thursday

HOBART | Three Hobart teachers will be honored as this year's Outstanding Educator recipients at a chamber of commerce-sponsored event at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

May 14, 2013 12:05 am
Great Tips to Turn Kids into Regular Readers

Great Tips to Turn Kids into Regular Readers

With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books. But regular reading, done for fun, is linked to better school performance.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana Senate seeks student pages

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana middle and high school students can get an up-close look at the legislative process -- and an excused absence from school -- by volunteering to serve as an Indiana Senate page for a day.

December 18, 2012 4:30 pm Related

Portage district creates dean of students positions for middle schools

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board on Monday approved the creation of dean of students positions at the district's two middle schools.

June 25, 2012 9:00 pm

3 middle school students win Money Smart essay contest

A 14-year-old Crown Point student won the top monetary prize in the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest.

April 22, 2012 6:15 pm
Fair promotes middle school options in Gary

Fair promotes middle school options in Gary

GARY | Almost 300 parents and students came out Saturday to hear about options for middle school students and see presentations by some of the best student groups the Gary Community School Corp. has to offer.

March 17, 2012 6:45 pm Photos

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City, schools working on second resource officer

PORTAGE | City and Portage Township Schools officials are working to bring a second school resource officer to the district.

March 16, 2012 6:15 pm
Boo Grams support Gary day center

Boo Grams support Gary day center

SCHERERVILLE | One last Halloween ghost stuck around at Forest Ridge Academy and perched on the shoulder of middle school teacher Julie Anderson recently as she delivered a donation to Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sr. Peg Spindler, CSA, who oversees the Gary day center for homele…

November 17, 2011 12:00 am
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