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Educators: New grade system will be more fair

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz maintains she does not intend to follow in her predecessor's footsteps and take over failing public schools.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Educators, businesses focus on college and careers

Educators, businesses focus on college and careers

As educators and business professionals across Northwest Indiana continue to work to improve education, the K-12 and Higher Education Teams of READY NWI have explored grant opportunities and identified ways  K-12 and higher education can work more effectively together.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County rises on broad back of industry

Lake County rises on broad back of industry

Steelmakers, the BP refinery, the Indiana Department of Transportation and local communities boosted by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority all had the building bug in 2011, undertaking billions of dollars in construction projects.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Steel aerial

U.S. Steel aerial

Lake Michigan and heavy industry such as U.S. Steel's Gary Works have made Northwest Indiana what it is today. Efforts on a variety of fronts are setting the stage for the region's future success.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Park programs, facilities improve despite tight finances

Park programs, facilities improve despite tight finances

Lee Botts, left and Bill Miller, both of Gary's Miller section walk along the first portion of the Grand Calumet River Trail near Roosevelt and 2nd Street Monday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The nearly mile long segment is one of three sections of a 30-mile long walking and biking tr…

February 02, 2012 5:20 pm
Unified regional voice will propel travel, tourism

Unified regional voice will propel travel, tourism

Visitors stand in front of one of the new storefront displays at the "A Christmas Story Comes Home" exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

February 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Wally Koeppen opens a gate to the pasture where bison are feeding on the Broken Wagon Bison Farm he runs with his brother, Bud. Despite its major housing developments, Union Township remains largely rural.

January 30, 2012 2:40 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Bud Koeppen tosses treats to the bison at the Broken Wagon Bison Farm, where he and brother, Wally, raise about 75 head of bison.

January 30, 2012 2:35 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

A sign that hangs at the Broken Wagon Bison Farm in Union Township warns motorists to be aware of bison.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Brothers, Wally, left, and Bud Koeppen own and operate the Broken Wagon Bison Farm, where they raise about 75 head of bison. It's the same farm they grew up, where they grow their own food for the buffalo. They have seven 5-acre parcels where they rotate the herd.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

A bison cow rests her head on her calf Monday at the Broken Wagon Bison Farm, owned and operated for about nine years by Bud Koeppen and his brother, Wally.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Bud Koeppen and his brother, Wally, own and run the Broken Wagon Bison Farm, where they raise about 75 head of bison in Union Township. Big John, the dominant male in the herd, comes over for a closer look -- lured, of course, by buffalo treats.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Despite its major housing developments, Union Township remains largely rural. Bud Koeppen and his brother, Wally, own and run the Broken Wagon Bison Farm, where they raise about 75 head of bison.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Wally Koeppen pets one of the bison in the herd of 75 at the Broken Wagon Bison Farm. Despite major housing developments, Union Township remains largely rural.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Buffalo still roam in Union Township

Bud Koeppen feeds a treat to Big John, one of 75 bison in the herd at Broken Wagon Bison Farm.

January 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

Steel coils sit inside the ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor plant on Nov. 15.

January 26, 2012 11:15 am
Industrial improvements point to brighter future

Industrial improvements point to brighter future

Whiting Parks and Recreation employees Matt Aponte, left, and Matthew Augustyn rake water off home plate at the Oil City Stadium at Standard Diamonds Park in Whiting on Sept. 29.

January 26, 2012 11:15 am
Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

Steelmakers strive for a flawless finish

A worker rides a tricycle near steel coils stacked at ArcelorMittal's Burns Harbor plant.

January 26, 2012 11:15 am
We are RE²ADY to help youths succeed

We are RE²ADY to help youths succeed

Students work on a geometry problem in class at Hammond High School in Hammond on Sept. 15.

January 26, 2012 11:06 am
We are RE*ADY to help youths succeed

We are RE*ADY to help youths succeed

Wheeler High School teacher Teri Anderson, left, leads her students during Calculus class on Sept. 15.

January 26, 2012 11:07 am
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