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Wheeler upperclassmen find redemption after missing varsity cut

Wheeler upperclassmen find redemption after missing varsity cut

UNION TWP. | Motivational speakers around the world have made a fortune using a variation of the phrase “it’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

September 29, 2014 6:50 pm Photos

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Honored teen has sights set on teaching English literature

Honored teen has sights set on teaching English literature

Hannah Zajac’s drive and determination were recognized with membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
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Wheeler senior Christian Luna, a four-year starter, during practice at the school. A doctor suggested that he quit playing football after suffering a third concussion. He decided to keep playing.

August 28, 2014 5:47 pm
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Wheeler senior Christian Luna, right, a four-year starter, blocks during a drill with teammate Derek Bertucci during practice at the school. He has suffered three concussions and almost decided to stop playing football.  

August 28, 2014 5:47 pm
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Wheeler senior Christian Luna, right, a four-year starter, blocks during a drill with teammate Derek Bertucci during practice at the school. He has suffered three concussions and almost did not play this season.

August 28, 2014 5:47 pm
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

Kiwanis honoree has sights set on criminal justice career

An episode of CSI: Miami inspired Valparaiso resident Ashley Taylor to pursue a career in criminal justice.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Wheeler 2012 graduate will bike to raise money, awareness for cancer

Wheeler 2012 graduate will bike to raise money, awareness for cancer

UNION TOWNSHIP | Each summer, roughly 100 University of Texas students embark on the Texas 4000, the longest annual charity bicycle ride.

June 17, 2014 10:12 am Photos

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Retiring teacher inspires Wheeler High graduates

Retiring teacher inspires Wheeler High graduates

WHEELER | The focus of high school graduations normally is the senior class, but a speaker stole the show Sunday at the 2014 Wheeler High School commencement.

June 08, 2014 5:50 pm Photos

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Local teen earns seat at national conference for future doctors

Local teen earns seat at national conference for future doctors

Ethan Shields’ intellect and longtime interest in science earned him a seat at the three-day Congress of Future Medical Leaders program.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
Top spellers prove their mettle

Top spellers prove their mettle

UNION TOWNSHIP | For the second consecutive year, Sean Ives, 14, of Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, was the winner of the Kankakee Valley REMC Final Spelling Bee.

March 08, 2014 5:42 pm Photos

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Social media a growing concern in high school athletics

Social media a growing concern in high school athletics

Two years ago while conducting tryouts, Lake Central baseball coach Jeff Sandor told players they would have to make a sacrifice to be on the team, and it had nothing to do with bunting.

March 01, 2014 11:00 pm
10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

The Lake and Porter County District Spelling Bee was held Saturday at Wheeler High School. From left, are third-place winner Zoe Swayne, an Immanuel Lutheran School eighth-grader; runnerup Sophia Panos, a Forest Ridge Academy eight-grader; and Adam Akan, a Montessori Children's Schoolhouse f…

February 15, 2014 12:23 pm
10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

Violet Needham, a Chesterton Middle School student, spells a word Saturday during the Lake and Porter County District Spelling Bee held at Wheeler High School.

February 15, 2014 12:23 pm
State legislators discuss gay marriage, other issues

State legislators discuss gay marriage, other issues

UNION TOWNSHIP | Local elected officials addressed questions involving everything from economic development to gay marriage Saturday during a legislative forum.

February 08, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Porter County retired teachers host legislative forum

UNION TOWNSHIP | The public is invited to attend the third annual Legislative Forum and Update for residents of Porter County, sponsored by the Porter County Retired Teachers Association at 9 a.m., Saturday.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Laura Black, of the Family & Youth Services Bureau, talks about suicide and statistics Monday at the "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue" program at Wheeler High School.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School students and others gathered in the WHS auditorium Monday the program "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue." The presentation focused on communication, loss, prevention and awareness followed by group discussions to share personal insights.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Police train for active shooter scenario at Wheeler High School

Police train for active shooter scenario at Wheeler High School

WHEELER | A victim lay on the floor at Wheeler High School, moaning in pain as hostages were lined up against the chalkboard on the classroom wall.

October 24, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Be 'of service to others,' speaker tells Wheeler High grads

Be 'of service to others,' speaker tells Wheeler High grads

UNION TOWNSHIP | Wheeler High School Principal Don Gandy made history at the high school’s commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon.

June 09, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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