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Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Grand marshal serves Hobart, his 'heaven on earth'

Paul Throne, 87, was honored for his decades of community involvement, along with his wife, Ruth Throne, as grand marshals of Hobart’s Fourth of July Parade.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Happy 85th Birthday Dad!

FROM the FARM: Happy 85th Birthday Dad!

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Locals should use more sense than state board

I was very saddened when I read the May 15 headline, "Route to classroom just got easier."

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Equadorian teachers dance for seniors

Equadorian teachers dance for seniors

Teachers from Ecuador danced Thursday at the Banta Activity Center. The teachers are participating in the Go Teacher program at Valpraiso University and are leaning to read, speak and write English.

March 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Equadorian teachers dance for seniors

Equadorian teachers dance for seniors

Teachers from Ecuador performed cultural dances Thursday at the Banta Activity Center in Valparaiso.

March 13, 2014 2:17 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Political influence on schools affect our children

GUEST COMMENTARY: Political influence on schools affect our children

First the corporate education reformers came for our local control through property tax caps, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't paying attention. I didn't know that changing the funding from property tax to state sales/income tax would harm my schools. I was running carpool.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

TONY LUX: Teachers aren't only factor in learning

The most recent release of school grades continues to reveal poor grades for schools in high poverty areas (traditional public and charter). It should not be a surprise.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am

Educator Workshop set for Saturday at National Lakeshore

GARY | Last summer, two teachers, Stephanie Crook, of Hebron High School, and William McCullom, of Whiting’s George Rogers Clark High School, interned through the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
Portage man brings Frisbee, environmental awareness to Azerbaijan

Portage man brings Frisbee, environmental awareness to Azerbaijan

PORTAGE | When Vincent Razo arrived at the small village in Azerbaijan two years ago, the residents there had never seen an American.

December 26, 2013 6:16 pm Photos

Photos

Rita Owens, left and her Daughter Singer and Actress Queen Latifah in January 2006

Rita Owens, left and her Daughter Singer and Actress Queen Latifah in January 2006

Rita Owens, mother of singer and actress Queen Latifah, joined her famous daughter to honor her during the January 2006 ceremony as a recipient of her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Republicans continue to target Indiana's teachers

RICH JAMES: Republicans continue to target Indiana's teachers

Finally, someone said it.

November 03, 2013 8:15 pm
Hanover teacher 'fired for immorality'

Hanover teacher 'fired for immorality'

CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover Community School Corp.'s Board of Trustees has fired a chemistry teacher who has been charged with taking students to a Hammond strip club and allowed them to drink at his home.

October 23, 2013 1:45 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's never too late to become teacher

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's never too late to become teacher

I recently found myself in conversation with a student enrolled in Calumet College of St. Joseph’s transition-to-teaching program. Like her fellow candidates, she had decided to leave one profession to pursue that “other path not taken.” I was greatly impressed by her dedication and enthusiasm.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Teacher Janet Hetterscheidt and Times Columnist Philip Potempa in June 2001

Teacher Janet Hetterscheidt and Times Columnist Philip Potempa in June 2001

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with teacher Janet Hetterscheidt, following his return to North Judson-San Pierre High School to serve as commencement speaker in June 2001.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Favorite teacher book includes classroom inspiration

OFFBEAT: Favorite teacher book includes classroom inspiration

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Encourage students to challenge themselves

YOUNG VOICES: Encourage students to challenge themselves

As students finish up their studies in the coming weeks, schools will evaluate the results of year-end testing to see if improvements were made during this academic year. More than ever, these results are used to access the effectiveness of curricula and the teachers who deliver them.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
Preschool teacher ends 24-year career with reception

Preschool teacher ends 24-year career with reception

MUNSTER | Pam Domasica has been teaching preschoolers for 24 years and will complete her career at Westminster Preschool with a reception in her honor from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Former students, their parents and friends are invited to the celebration at the school, located at Westminster Pr…

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
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