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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.

17 hours ago
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
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
Triple threat teen can sing, dance and play piano

Triple threat teen can sing, dance and play piano

Triple threat Hope Johansen is proving that she has what it takes to become a Broadway star.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Former car hop designs new Blue Top Drive-In uniforms

Jennifer Paswinski’s new uniform design is bringing the flair of the 1950s back to Highland's Blue Top Drive-In.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

At 49, Crown Point resident Nancy Smith continues to reinvent herself and is the recipient of two scholarships as a student at the University of St. Francis.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue doctoral student recognized for stopping identity theft

Purdue doctoral student recognized for stopping identity theft

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations recently recognized Rachel Sitarz, a Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security Ph.D candidate in cyber forensics at Purdue University, for her efforts in support of a nationally coordinated investigation in 2012.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Teen has ambitious plans to combine business and medicine

Tony Dous has mapped out detailed plans for his future, and his determination has earned him the prestigious Fry Scholarship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am
Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Decorated dancer and Munster High School graduate Aleksandra Gasich looks forward to beginning a career as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, an alternative medicine with a holistic approach.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Gina Catania, 18, graduated this year from Munster High School with Highest Honors and will leave behind a very successful dancing career when she enters Purdue University in August.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
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