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USF announces tenure, promotions, honors faculty at dinner

CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis announced tenure and promotions for faculty members and honored others for completing advanced degrees or working on sabbaticals at the university’s Faculty Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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School starts up in Lansing

School starts up in Lansing

Evan Krueger, of Lansing, recently started school at Reavis Elementary School. He is in kindergarten.

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Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

Abandoned Mallards released into Optimist Lake

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

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CPCSC introduces 45 new teachers

CPCSC introduces 45 new teachers

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Community School Corporation is pleased and excited to welcome a talented and dedicated group of new teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.

August 21, 2014 5:47 pm
Art Handley and Friends entertain the crowd at CP Farmers Market

Art Handley and Friends entertain the crowd at CP Farmers Market

CROWN POINT | There is good news for everyone who enjoys perusing the Crown Point Farmers Market Saturday mornings whether they are searching for fresh produce, flowers or unique gifts and goods.

August 20, 2014 3:35 pm
St. Mary’s principal reflects on past successes, looks forward to coming school year

St. Mary’s principal reflects on past successes, looks forward to coming school year

CROWN POINT | St. Mary’s Catholic Community School Principal L. Thomas Ruiz describes the 2013-2014 school year as “excellent.”

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Student safety program just around the corner

Student safety program just around the corner

MUNSTER | The Munster Jr. Historical Society, in partnership with the Munster Police Department, is presenting a student safety program entitled Whistle Away Crime (WAC) for Munster school children of all ages. This life-saving program will teach children what to do if they become lost, hurt…

August 12, 2014 3:00 pm
School start dates

School start dates

Public Schools - Lake

August 11, 2014 12:36 pm
Oilmen Stadium supports Veterans Build

Oilmen Stadium supports Veterans Build

GARY | Oil Stadium presents a $2,682 check to Habitat for Humanity and the NWI Veterans Action Council for a fundraiser that was held on July 1 sponsoring the Veterans Build. There were more than 600 people in attendance.

August 08, 2014 6:03 pm
Second annual Book Brigade comes to First Midwest Bank

Second annual Book Brigade comes to First Midwest Bank

HAMMOND | New and gently used children’s and young adult books will be collected at every First Midwest Bank branch during August, setting into motion the second annual Book Brigade: A Call to Action with a goal double over last year’s collection.

August 08, 2014 5:39 pm

Jaycees looking to fill backpacks for students in need

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycees are helping students be ready for the launch of the school year by collecting backpacks, school supplies and toiletries for its 10th annual backpack drive.

August 08, 2014 5:34 pm
Crown Point Swim Club to hold winter season evaluations

Crown Point Swim Club to hold winter season evaluations

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will be hosting its winter season new swimmer evaluations on Sept. 3-4 from 5:45-8 p.m. at the Crown Point High School pool. Swimmers will need to come prepared for a brief in-water evaluation with a swim suit,

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

VALPARAISO | The 2014 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Cutest Baby Contest preliminaries are from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall, 166 Lincolnway.

August 07, 2014 3:52 pm
CAP promotes cadets

CAP promotes cadets

The Civil Air Patrol meets at Heritage Middle School weekly and is an auxiliary program of the U.S. Air Force. The squadron has three missions: search and rescue, cadet program and community service. It is open to those age 12 or older.

August 06, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Challenger Learning Center plans August Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Science Program on Aug. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will include a storytelling session and two planetarium shows. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

August 05, 2014 11:37 am
CP girl collects gifts for homeless animals at birthday party

CP girl collects gifts for homeless animals at birthday party

CROWN POINT | Brooke Tucker had a donation party for her eighth birthday. She asked that all of her friends bring a gift for the homeless animals at Lake County Animal Shelter instead of a gift for her.

August 05, 2014 11:27 am
Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

CEDAR LAKE | This year’s car, truck and cycle show featured 110 vehicles entered for trophies and an addtional five vehicles entered for show only. The entertainment was provided by Curt Lechner, Elvis Tribute Artist and DJ extraordinary Brian Cummings, owner of Cyber Pro DJ of Munster. Rust…

August 04, 2014 5:03 pm Photos

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CPCSC lowest cost, highest achievement

CPCSC lowest cost, highest achievement

CROWN POINT | The Center for American Progress released its national study of school districts across America and ranked the most productive school districts on their educational Return on Investment (ROI) by state.

August 01, 2014 4:41 pm
Memorial Opera House actors perform at Shakespeare Festival

Memorial Opera House actors perform at Shakespeare Festival

VALPARAISO | Notre Dame's annual Shakespeare Festival took place in July, which included Shakescenes. The Shakescenes performances took place on stage in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with youth theatre groups throughout Northwest Indiana, including Valparaiso's Memorial Opera House.

July 31, 2014 4:38 pm
Share your "Summer Magic" in our NWI Communities photo contest

Share your "Summer Magic" in our NWI Communities photo contest

Summer is in full swing and will be gone before we know it!

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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