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EDITORIAL: Region pitches in for Gary children

The new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle School is an example of what can happen when the region pulls together in support of a common goal.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Find new uses for former schools

Gary has more closed school buildings than any city in Indiana. Gary's 12 vacant buildings are four times the number in Indianapolis and Richmond.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tolleston Project kicks off fundraising events

Tolleston Project kicks off fundraising events

GARY | The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana kicked off a series of fundraising events Monday evening at Miller Bakery Cafe.

July 15, 2013 7:34 pm Photos

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Demolition at Tolleston begins

Demolition at Tolleston begins

A work crew began demolishing a wing of Tolleston Middle School in preparation for the new Boys & Girls Club.

October 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Groundbreaking marks beginning of new Boys & Girls Club in Gary

Groundbreaking marks beginning of new Boys & Girls Club in Gary

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke fondly of memories she experienced attending the now-shuttered Tolleston Middle/High School.

March 29, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Embassies of Christ member Collette Terrell sifts through a pile of books Feb. 11 at the former Tolleston school in Gary. Volunteers completed a two-day cleanup project, a first step toward converting the building to a Boys & Girls Club.

March 27, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Gary's abandoned schools are a 'Left Behind' story

DOUG ROSS: Gary's abandoned schools are a 'Left Behind' story

The Left Behind series of books and movies tells what might happen if the Rapture suddenly removes Christians from the Earth. It was difficult not to think of that cultural reference when helping clean out the abandoned Tolleston Middle School in Gary.

February 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Boys & Girls Club kicks off Tolleston capital campaign

Boys & Girls Club kicks off Tolleston capital campaign

GARY | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana officially kicked off its $8 million capital campaign Monday to transform the shuttered Tolleston Middle School into the new home of Gary's John Will Anderson Club.

February 27, 2012 7:00 pm Video
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Teamwork, cooperation alive and well in region

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Teamwork, cooperation alive and well in region

I am sure many of you saw the A1 story on the Tolleston Middle School cleanup this weekend, but unless you were there I'm not sure anyone can really appreciate the dynamics and wonderful chemistry that has been created.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteer Floyd Donaldson cleans out a room used to store trophies Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

NIPSCO employee Dana Brad loads up a cart Saturday as volunteers clean out the former Tolleston school in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

This artist's rendering shows one of two designs for the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Embassies of Christ member Collette Terrell sifts through a pile of books Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary. Volunteers completed a two-day cleanup project, a first step toward converting the building to a Boys & Girls Club.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers gather around a portable heater Saturday during a cleanup effort at the former Tolleston school in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Jennifer Virginia, left, of Gary, and Judy Williams, of Merrillville, vote Saturday for their preferred plan for a new Boys & Girls Club in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Don Babcock, NIPSCO director of economic development, maneuvers a cart through a door Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

This artist's renderings shows one of two designs for a new Boys & Girls Club in Gary.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Volunteers begin transforming 'diamond in the rough'

Thomas Trakas, director of facilities and special projects for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, talks to team leaders Saturday in Gary. Volunteers descended on the former Tolleston school to help clean the building to get it ready for a $6 million renovation to become the new…

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Gary's abandoned schools are a 'Left Behind' story

Gary's abandoned schools are a 'Left Behind' story

Volunteer Floyd Donaldson cleans out a room used to store trophies at the former Tolleston school in Gary during a two-day effort to clean out the building in preparation for the new Boys and Girls Club to be built there.

February 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Some Gary school buildings to get a new life

Some Gary school buildings to get a new life

GARY | Three of 11 vacant Gary school buildings have been sold and another building is under negotiation.

September 05, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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